Pokémon GO Officially Launches Trainer Battles

Pokémon GO, the augmented-reality game by developer Niantic, has finally released the long awaited feature to battle fellow trainers. Anyone above level 10 will be able to challenge others to PVP Pokémon battles.

You can read more about how the feature was developed in a new post on the official blog; here’s an excerpt:

When it comes to creating a fun and engaging Trainer Battle experience, we had to strike a careful balance. On one hand, we wanted the system to be easy and straightforward enough for any Trainer—even someone relatively unfamiliar with the mechanics of Pokémon video games. At the same time, we wanted to create a unique competitive experience that gave Trainers who are passionate about battle an avenue to create complex strategies. We accomplished this balance by implementing Trainer Battle Leagues and creating even more opportunities for Trainers to build battle strategies.

Let us know what Pokémon you’ll be using in your teams for each League in the comments! Remember: Ultra and Best Friends will be able to battle even when not in each other’s vicinity! Another reason to get those friendship levels up.

To find some friends to add, why not stop in our discord server?!