Pokémon GO Game Reveals Trainer Battle System

Joanna Estrada
December 4, 2018

Earlier today, Pokemon Go released full details about its upcoming Trainer Battle feature, a new addition to the game that will let players battle others in 3 v 3 Pokemon battles.

The battles are set to consist of two trainers with three Pocket Monsters each. You can also eventually earn an Ace Trainer Medal for participating in battles. There will also be three levels of fighting: the "Great Leauge, ' 'Ultra Leauge" and the 'Master League.' Depending on what league you select to fight in, the maximum CP of your Pokémon will be capped at different levels in order to maintain a consistent playing field.

This means that unfortunately for fans of the core Pokémon games, Go's new player vs player battles aren't turn-based. They are more or less real-time and require you to tap the screen to attack, which builds up a stronger "charge attack" that you can unleash for a ton of damage. We also went hands-on with a demo version of these battles, which now don't have a firm release date-though they are set to arrive in Pokemon Go soon. As you fight, you can use a Fast Attack, use one of a limited number of Protect Shields to defend your Pokemon from an oncoming attack, or spend Candy and Stardust on a Charged Attack.

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On the same day, Pokemon Go Japan Twitter asked for 5,000 retweets on one thread and promised a new information will be revealed about the new feature.

Players will be able to battle any player they encounter by scanning special QR codes. Both victor and loser get rewards, and each one has the same chance to get a particularly rare item: a Sinnoh Stone, which is used for evolving certain Gen 4 Pokemon.

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