'Pokemon Go' News: PvP Matches, Trading 90% To Come? Battle Mode Continuously Teased

By Jennifer R. Irvin , Updated Sep 30, 2016 06:53 PM EDT
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"Pokemon Go" is reported to have lost 80 percent of paid users, which others speculate as an indication that fans want something new from the game. In response to this, Niantic is believed to be working on a number of new features that are set for release soon. However, no official announcement has been made regarding the improvements, features or the changes expected coming to the game.

A "Pokemon Go" code "sfida" has been discovered by some Reddit users in August as they search for anything in store for the fans. According to reports, this word has been used in the game's code base, allowing the players to participate in PvP matches or players vs. player's battles, where a number of interesting twists in the game play will be experienced to fight with other players.

Pokemon Trading has been rumored as well, given some ideas from the code regarding this feature. Based on the code, this new feature allows the player to make an offer to help trade a specific item with other players, who will then send back responses to the offer.

Moreover, "Pokemon Go" game is also expected to receive different variations to offer special and unique features. However, it is also important to note that not all these features may actually happen. Nevertheless, this provides an idea on what the fans could expect from Niantic in the future, The Bit Bag reported.

Meanwhile, Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekasu Ishihara said in an interview that they plan to unveil 'Pokemon Go" in South Korea and China. However, he believes that there may be some problems since both countries are reported to limit Google Maps.

"Pokemon Go" was released in July and became an instant hit, reaching a surprising 500 million downloads. In fact, even The Pokemon Company was amazed by the game's unexpected hit, which Ishihara claims to be 10 times to 100 times bigger than what they imagined. Also, the game has reportedly led to a notable boost in Pokemon game as well as trading card sales, GameSpot reported.

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