Pokemon Go News: Trading Will Still Not Help Certain Players Complete Their Pokedex

By Alessia Amherst , Mar 03, 2017 01:46 AM EST

With the inclusion of the trading system in Pokemon Go, it would seem like players will have a much easier time trying to complete their Pokedex. However, it seems like players in rural areas will still have trouble trying to "catch 'em all."

Pokemon Go Trading System Detailed

According to Polygon, Niantic is hard at work trying to develop long-requested features of players with one of them being able to trade Pokemon between players. Not only would this include another mechanic from the mainline series, it would also help players in rural areas complete their Pokedex as some monsters can only be caught in specific regions. However, it seems like these fans are out of luck as senior product manager Tatsuo Nomura explained the finer details about the upcoming feature.

He claimed that trading will not be through the internet as players will need to be near each other's proximity. Niantic seems to want to keep the notion of fans interacting with each other in real life even if it means at the cost of other players. In line with this, Nomura admitted that trading's real purpose was never to solve the local spawn issues.

Instead, he hopes that players discover other fans who have a certain monster in that region and that they meet up and trade. Because of this, they are not aiming to have an online game wherein players just exchange Pokemon virtually. Despite this, Nomura claimed that Niantic has still found ways to make the game more enjoyable for rural players.

More Content On The Way

Incidentally, Niantic CEO, John Hanke, shared that they have major updates rolling out this year, as per Android Community. While still unsure to what he has planned, one of these new things might help specific players catch or find new Pokemon. On the other hand, future updates might feature PvP or improvements to the gym system.

For now, fans will just have to wait for further news regarding the trading system. Rural players can still enjoy Pokemon Go as Niantic still seems to be working on specific localities. Those who want to play the mobile Pokemon game can download it for free on Google Play or the iOS App Store.

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