Legendary Pokémon, Trading, And Pokémon Centers Have Been CONFIRMED, Coming To Pokémon GO

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Niantic, the company that’s responsible for Pokémon GO, has earned itself quite a bad reputation over the last few weeks for not being very good at communicating with their players.

Their reputation might be about to change, however, after the CEO John Hanke sat down with players and press at the Pokémon GO panel at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Hanke proceeded to drop bombshell after bombshell, letting loose with a flurry of announcements about the future of the game. Here’s a list of what was confirmed at the panel:

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Eevee Naming Trick: CONFIRMED

After mentioning that there were still easter eggs in the game that players hadn’t yet found, Hanke confirmed that the Eevee naming theory was, in fact, correct. If you name your Eevee “Rainer”, it will evolve into a Vaporeon. If you name your Eevee “Pyro”, it will evolve into a Flareon. And if you name your Eevee “Sparky”, it will evolve into a Jolteon.

Legendary Pokémon: CONFIRMED

There was a rumor going around before the Pokémon GO panel began that a legendary Pokémon might spawn in the area. Well obviously that never happened (duh), but Hanke did confirm that the legendary Pokémon would be coming to the game. Once the game is released in all of the target Countries, and after the bugs have been ironed out, we’re going to be able to catch a Mewtwo!



After a fan mentioned that the ability to have Pokémon breed would be a cool feature, Hanke told the audience that it wasn’t currently a game mechanic being worked on at the moment. It might be coming somewhere down the line, but for now, there will be no breeding.

Three Steps Glitch: ACKNOWLEDGED

Woohoo! It’s only taken a full week, but the three steps glitch has finally been acknowledged by somebody at Niantic. According to Hanke, they know about the glitch and are working on fixing it right now. Hopefully that means it will be gone in a few days. And until then, we’ll have to make do with Pokévision.

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This is the big one. This is what we’ve been waiting for since day 1. Hell yes, trading has finally been confirmed. It might not be coming just yet (Hanke noted that server stability was still the #1 priority), but it is coming soon. Just knowing that it hasn’t been forgotten, and that it ison its way, is good enough for now.

Pokémon Centers: CONFIRMED

This one is pretty neat. Basically, in a future update, people will be able to transform Pokéstops into Pokémon Centers. We’re not quite sure how it will work, or if the healing process will be free, but it’s a welcome addition to the game. When is it coming? As with the legendaries and trading, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Overall, it was a pretty eventful panel. A whole bunch of new information was released, and since trading and legendary Pokémon have been confirmed, people are going to be sticking around and playing the game for a long while to come, which is awesome.

But what do you guys think? Was there something that you wish was announced but wasn’t? What do you think about what’s in store for the game? Let me know in the comments below!


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  1. Idk if it’s unrealistic or not but I think it will be nice if you didn’t half to have Internet or cell connection to hatch your eggs like somehow they made it so it can record that you are moving without the internet. Cause I do a lot of walking during the day I just done always have the Internet or can afford to always use my cell data. Like I have an app on my phone that can count how many steps I take without Internet why can’t the eggs be done the same way.

  2. What about something that can help when you are looking for a Pokémon? I know it has the 3 step thing on the nearby menu, but I have literally been at a 4 way and gone down each road to try and find one I didn’t have and still didn’t get any closer. I’m not saying step by step directions, but at least a compass arrow type thing to show you an accurate direction.

  3. I would like if we can actually battle the person in the gym with the person instead of the app running the battle

  4. There should be a way for us to see our pokemon run around in the game. Would love tohave a feature where we can allow them to run around our homes like in the games and anime series.

  5. I have noticed an annoying issue at populated area gyms, One (or two) team(s) is working really hard to take down a gym, but as soon as they take it down, the defending team just pops a pokemon right back in, A feature that either didnt allow the team who just lost a gym to take it right back or a cooldown to make sure one of the teams who just took it would be nice.

  6. I think you should be able to train your pokémon moves from a TM which could have a 0.001% drop rate at pokestops. And there should be a global auction house where you can buy and sell TMs for pokécoins.

  7. What I’d still like to see:

    1. Battling your friends without needing to go to a Pokémon gym where your friend must be a gym leader.

    2. The addition of second-gen (and, more importantly, third gen) Pokémon.

    3. Shiny Pokémon. Maybe something like a Safari Zone would be nice, like a temporary zone where normal rarity Pokémon spawn that are tougher than other ones. Or Pokémon that have a chance of being shiny.

    4. Gyms feel a little pointless right now – all they do is give you XP or coins. There should be some kind of goal that the three teams need to work towards. Maybe Niantic should introduce a simple storyline somehow that actually rewards certain teams for taking over all gyms in a city/town.

    • They are releasing 2nd generation Pokémon later down the line. We’re getting one generation at a time. They’re doing it this way so “some don’t get overwhelmed” as they say. I see it as a strategy to keep people playing longer rather than getting bored with the same Pokémon over and over and deleting the app.

  8. I think it would be useful if when there is Pokémon nearby as well as having the steps also having a little arrow at the general direction that they are in?

  9. You should have to battle the Pokemon to catch it, weaken it, walking around just throwing Pokemon balls and razberries hoping to catch it makes it boring as hell.
    The gym battles of tapping and swiping as fast as you can can be rediculous, needs some sort of fairness
    Battling in real time rather than ai should be possible
    Make some sounds from the cartoons, not from the 20 year old game boy games

    This games capabilities are endless

  10. Just like in the show and the video game, will we be able to battle other trainers when we come across someone in the real world, without havingto be near or even around/inside the gym perimeter?!

  11. There should be a skip feature in the evolution process. If you have evolve the same pokemon before, you should be able to skip the process, either by tapping the screen or have a skip button to press when its evolving. All New pokemon though encountered, is fine to watch them evolve. This saves alot of time while u have lucky eggs and incense on.

    Lucky Egg and incense timer should stop when you are not in game also. There are many players that use it, then the server crashes straight after or sometime while the timer is on which is a complete waste. That’s paid money right there if people bought coins with real dollars.

    This is just my own opinion.

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