Niantic is known for its excellence in breaking or cracking up codes. Codes and secrets that are not meant to be shared to the public. But, they just did, again. Niantic has the reputation to push its limits in giving players the features they want in their game.
With their over popular and successful game, Pokemon Go, they provided hints about new features such as trading your pokemon and what the call Poke Fort's.
Finding more hints and trading from pokemon made the news when one user discovered it on one of the placeholder in the source code of the recently updated game.
Here's part of the code that was discovered by one of the players.Trade_search <- you can search for people looking to trade?
Trade_offer <- offer a trade to someone that wants to trade?
Trade_response <- when you offer a trade, they respond with whether or not they will go through with it?
Trade_result <- after an interaction, what happens, who gets what.
Trading code hints.
.get_TradeId .set_TradeId.<_parser> m__253.TradeIdFieldNumber.tradeId_.TradeId.CONNECTION_LOST.PollForTradeResponseProto .get_RequestCancel .set_RequestCancel.<_parser> m__254.RequestCancelFieldNumber.requestCancel_.RequestCancel.PollForTradeResponseOutProto .get_ReturnPokemon .set_ReturnPokemon.<_parser> m__255.ReturnPokemonFieldNumber.returnPokemon_.ReturnPokemon.
ACCEPT_OFFER.TRADE_CANCELED.TradingResultProt .get_PlayerAccept .set_PlayerAccept.<_parser> m__256.PlayerAcceptFieldNumber.playerAccept_.PlayerAccept.TradingResultOutProto.<_parser> m__257.TRADE_COMPLETE.TRADE_CANCELLED_OFFER.UpgradeReflection.UpgradePokemonProto.<_parser>
Poke Fort and Poke Trade is essential to all gamers. A poke Fort is referred as a ‘direction' in where it can pin-point a certain area where players are indulge in trading. Trading is part of Pokemon's gameplay but with this discovery, it would be much easier for players to manipulate their desired items or characters that is needed to be traded.
Here's a clip of pokemon players providing updates on the game.