Pokemon Go developer Niantic have confirmed that they will be adding online battles to their free to play mobile title sometime in early 2020. Named, GO Battle League, the new feature will allow players to battle online without metting in the real world.
Pokemon Go has always been about battling ever since the game released and the developer Niantic has added a couple of extra features to allow even more battles to players all around the world. Last year, the devs added player-versus-player battles named Trainer Battles but players still had to match up in close proximity in the real world.
Today, Niantic has announced that another new feature is coming to their free to play mobile title to allow players even more freedom when it comes to battles. The new feature is named GO Battle League and it will allow players to test their skills against other players, online, without meeting in the real world.
In their announcement, Niantic wrote that they are excited to bring the new feature to players sometime in early 2020 and hope that Pokemon Go will become even more competitive and accessible to all players. Here is the full announcement:
"We’re excited to announce the development of a feature that will build upon Trainer Battles, the current form of player vs. player battling that exists within Pokémon GO. This feature will be called GO Battle League.
Like many Pokémon GO features, GO Battle League will encourage players to get out and explore the world with Pokémon. Trainers will be able to walk in order to earn entry into the GO Battle League, then battle opponents from around the globe through an online matching system and rise in the ranks of the league. We hope this feature will make the Pokémon GO battling experience more competitive and accessible to more Trainers"
And while the details are pretty scarce at the moment, Pokemon Go team will be sharing more information in a special Dev Insights video, which is coming pretty soon.