Details Released for Pokémon GO Trainer Battles

Pokémon GO has been around for a couple of years now but all you really do is catch Pokémon. Sure there are gym battles but things would be a lot more challenging if you could face other players. Now, Trainer Battles are being added to the game and we’ve gotten some details on what to expect.

Players will get to go one-on-one with each other using three Pokémon per team. Use Stardust or Candy beforehand and you’ll be able to use a bonus Charged Attack. There are also new items being introduced such as the Protect Shield which can prevent critical damage from landing on your Pokémon. When the battle concludes both players will receive a variety of goodies, even rare evolutionary items. You have to be nearby other players to battle but if you are Ultra Friends or Best Friends you can challenge from long distance. Finally, battling against team leaders of Mystic, Valiant and Instinct will earn you daily rewards.

The battling is yet to be included the game but will be coming soon. Check out the official Pokémon website to learn even more details.