Pokemon GO is about to receive some big updates really soon. Players are looking forward to the PvP update, and Trainer Battles are on their way as well.
PvP battles should be quite intense. We already know that after their launch, Sinnoh Stones will be rewards earned by those who battled Team Leaders. The release date for this update appears to be really close.
Battles are fast-paced and real-time, so don’t expect to wait your turn!
Your selected team of Pokémon will be able to execute both their Fast Attack and Charged Attack moves. In preparation for battle, you’ll even be able to use Stardust and Candy to unlock a bonus Charged Attack for your Pokémon. Timing is important!
If you use your head and keep an eye on your opponent’s moves, you may be able to deploy a Protect Shield to save your Pokémon from critical damage. But you only have a limited number of these shields before your Pokémon will be left defenceless.
Battling other trainers will be possible as well, starting this month. In a match, you can use three Pokemon, and it is possible to send out challenges. Once battles are completed, special evolution items will be rewarded to players.
While Trainers will usually have to be nearby in order to initiate a Trainer Battle, Ultra Friends and Best Friends can challenge each other from any distance. So, near or far, you can battle with your closest friends!
Looking to learn the ropes or sharpen your budding battle skills? Team leaders Spark, Candela, and Blanche are eager to test your bravery!
You can earn rewards once per day when training with a team leader, including Stardust to help power up your Pokémon. Work toward earning an Ace Trainer medal.
Laura Modin has lived in Las Cruces her whole life. Laura has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The The Santa Fe New Mexican. As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and international developments.