Players will definitely love the next update of Pokémon Go. The recently released game codes hint the popular mobile app might have new items, Legendary Pokémon, Pokémon Trading and PvP Battles. Rumors claim these new features might become available in the next couple of updates.
Players on The Siplh Road Reddit have data mined the game's latest update to reveal some interesting information. When it comes to trading, data miners found keywords like "trade_search," "trade_offer," "trade_response" and "trade_result." These codes suggest players will be able to search for a tradable monster or offer up one of their Pokemon for an exchange. Trade offers seem to be accompanied by responses from both parties, and then there will be a message regarding the result of the transaction.
Aside from Pokémon trading, players also demand the addition of Legendary Pokemon, such as Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mew and Mewtwo. In next update, they might become available. Before players can only see "Activity Catch Pokemon" in the code. Now, data miners found a reference to "Activity Catch Legend Pokemon."
Putting the birds and Mewtwo in the game will be a huge for avid Pokémon fans, according to Forbes.
As for the new items, game codes suggest there will be a bunch new incense to attract a specific type of Pokémon. For example, the "Spicy" incense is designed to lure fire type monsters; "Cool" incense is made to attract water/ice type monsters; and "Floral" incense is for grass/bug type monster.
Furthermore, there are notes for Buddy Pokémon. Game codes have references to "Buddy Candy Awarded" and "Buddy Pokemon", suggesting that there would be a Pokémon that follows player's avatar on the map.
Meanwhile, there's still no reference if Pokémon Go will offer PvP battles. The feature is something that fans have been requesting since the game's launching. It would enable players to battle with their friend's monsters to know who is the best.
As always readers are advised to take the rumors mentioned above with a proverbial grain of salt. Developer Niantic has not yet revealed the contents of Pokémon Go's next update.
Interestingly, the next update might be designed to bring in more players as latest reports say Pokémon Go's numbers are showing early signs of decline. A study from Axiom Capital Management reveals there's a downward trend on the game's daily users, player's engagement, and download.
In one chart, it shows the game had around 45 million users in mid-July. It then began to decline to somewhere around 30 million daily users last week.
Nonetheless, Pokémon Go is still the number one free game in the Google Play. In Apple's App Store, it ranks second place in the free games category.