'Pokemon Go' Latest News & Update: Baby Pokemon, Trading & PvP Battle To Arrive This December; More Gameplay Details & Secrets Revealed

By Kaye Reese , Updated Nov 18, 2016 09:35 AM EST

"Pokemon Go" remains one of the most popular games around right now, so it comes as no surprise that Niantic, its developer, continues to surprise its loyal fanbase with surprises and updates to sustain its momentum. This time, the new slew of updates that are soon to roll out to "Pokemon Go" are the 100 brand new Gen-2 Pokemon, among other new features like player-versus-player battles, trading and baby Pokemon.

Player-versus-player battles, Pokemon trading

Since its launch, "Pokemon Go" was expected to introduce player-versus-player battles, especially given the virtual reality advantage that it has. This would allow increased interactivity and challenges within the game as players go head to head against each other.

Pokemon trading, on the other hand, will allow Pokemon trainers to trade Pokemon on "Pokemon Go." It was previously reported that trading has already been included in a patch update for the game months ago, but has yet to manifest in the actual game yet.

Baby Pokemon

But perhaps one of the most exciting new features on "Pokemon Go" is the introduction of "Baby Pokemon," which might let Pokemon trainers grow baby Pokemon to adult monsters. These would be applicable to Pokemon such as Igglybuff, who evolves into Jigglypuff, Pichu into Pikachu, Cleffa into Clefairy, among others. However, it's not yet sure how this would affect egg hatching in "Pokemon Go," reported BGR. These features are expected to arrive when the latest patch updates roll out in December.

Of course, the perennial concern of all "Pokemon Go" players is the arrival of legendary Pokemon such as Mewtwo, Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos, Mew and Ho-Oh. These Pokemon are expected to launch in a massive "Pokemon Go" update, and will likely be catchable during a highly publicized event where Trainers have to congregate and defeat them.

Excited for the latest "Pokemon Go" updates? Stay tuned for more news and updates on the Niantic game.

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