More Pokémon GO details revealed at San Diego Comic-Con | Nintendo Wire

Pokémon GO just keeps on going. At Comic-Con 2016 it was revealed that more Pokémon are definitely headed to the app in the months and years to come, as well as the ability to customize PokéStops through the use of various items. In addition to all of that, it won’t be long until trainers are able to trade their ‘mons with each other. There is no current release date for trading, but John Hanke of Niantic confirmed that it is in the works; they just “need to make sure they can keep the servers up first!”

The inclusion of breeding and Pokémon Centers are more of a concept than anything else at the moment, but as the game stands right now it is supposedly only 10% of what Niantic eventually wants it to be. Pokémon GO has taken over gaming culture lately, so it’s no surprise that Niantic would expand the game over time to keep users engaged. On the same note, more easter eggs like the Eevee nicknaming trick are apparently still uncovered, which gives fans even more reason to dig deep.

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Finally, Hanke also confirms that there are no plans to distribute legendary Pokémon such as the trio of elemental birds just yet, which goes against earlier rumors that one would show up in San Diego later today. The expansion of the app into other territories and the server issues are more of a priority for the developer for the foreseeable future. It is, however, confirmed the just announced Team leaders have some sort of connection with Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres.

For more news on the Pokémon GO phenomenon and San Diego Comic-Con, stay tuned to Nintendo Wire.


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  1. Jennifer Burch

    I have no clue who started the rumor about legendaries dropping today in San Diego. Highly unlikely since today was the last day of Comic Con (and everything is “done” at 5 PM) in addition there’s already 135,000+ more people in SD than normally. Dropping a legendary would be a traffic nightmare for most of us nearby due to commuting down there to partake in the action.

    If anything, legendaries will probably debut once the app is rolled out in all countries on the dev team’s checklist. Then we can all start speculating away and plotting on how this will all go down.

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