Niantic confirms Pokemon GO online player battles are coming in 2020

Niantic has been planning to implement a PvP system in Pokemon GO for quite some time now. The new gameplay mechanic is not yet ready for prime time, but Niantic confirmed that online player battles are coming in 2020.

At the moment, Pokemon GO players can only battle other trainers locally, but they can battle NPCs wherever. Starting next year, Niantic will add an online PvP mechanic that will pit players against each other no matter their location.

The new PvP system will be called GO Battle League and will make its debut early next year. Just like many other Pokemon GO features, …

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