Niantic Announces Pokemon GO PVP Mode, First Screenshot Revealed

Ruben Fields
December 3, 2018

The developer hasn't confirmed when the highly requested feature will go live, but it did share some more details about how it'll work via Twitter.

Back when Pokémon Go was first revealed nearly two and a half years ago, one of the first features teased in the CGI trailer for the game was PvP battles. Following the response to the initial tweet, Niantic released some more information on the system in a series of tweets.

After years of waiting, trainers will soon be able to put their Pokemon to the test in player vs. player battles in Pokemon Go.

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According to those tweets, CP, the power rating of a Pokemon, is not meant to be the deciding factor in a player's victory.

What we do know is that players will have to join a league in order to battle, and there will be three leagues to start with initially: Great, Ultra, and Master. In the Great League, only Pokémon with a CP of 1,500 or less can enter. While the company promised the feature, it never seemed to make any progress towards an actual PvP mode.

"When designing Trainer Battles, we wanted to create an experience that everyone can enjoy and ensure that different kinds of Pokémon can show their strengths", Niantic wrote. With the six legendary pokemon and Cresselia, but Niantic's planned holiday rewards for "Pokemon Go" players do not stop there.

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