Author Topic: POKEMON GO PLAYERS CAN FINALLY BATTLE AGAINST EACH OTHER  (Read 12 times)

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It's the feature most players will have been waiting for so long they'll never actually get to use it, but Pokemon Go has finally allowed players to battle in the game.

The introduction of player versus player fights arrives in the latest update to the game and lets Pokemon trainers use the creatures and skills they've honed over more than two years to take on friends.

Battles had been a notably missing part of the game since it was released in the summer of 2016. Now developers say they have finally arrived, with players receiving special rewards for playing them.


Developers are clear that the matches won't only reward players who have the strongest Pokemon and the best moves, privileging those who have been playing for a while. They are fast-paced and emphasise strategy, allowing for quick games so players can then get into the next one.

"Timing is important, too," they write. "If you keep an eye on your opponent's moves, you may be able to deploy a Protect Shield to save your Pokémon from taking critical damage. But you only have a limited number of Protect Shields before your Pokémon will be left defenseless against big attacks."