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New Pokémon GO Details Revealed at SDCC!

New information and character art revealed for Pokémon GO at this year’s San Diego Comic Con!

During this year’s San Diego Comic Con, John Hanke from Niantic held a dedicated Pokémon GO panel, fielding questions and revealing new information and upcoming new features being added to the game.

Thanks to people who were present at the panel, whether they were live-Tweeting the event or taking guerrilla cam footage or more, we now new info of what’s to come in the near future for Pokémon GO:

Upcoming Features

  • Pokémon Trading is in the works.  However, Niantic wants to make sure that the servers are more stable before this feature is implemented.
  • Pokémon from later Generations will be added into the game later on.
  • Pokémon Centers are in the works
  • Poké Stop customization that will have players finding an object that can change how a Poké Stop functions is something the developers have planned.

Noteworthy Points

  • The developers love how Pokémon GO has enabled players with disabilities are able to enjoy the game, and that the game has become a tool in helping these people.
  • The biggest priority Niantic has right now is to finish releasing the game in every region and to ensure that the servers are fully stabilized before adding any new major features into the game.
  • The Eevee-Evolution naming trick was confirmed as an official Easter Egg in the game.
  • There’s still a few Easter Eggs and tricks that haven’t been found yet!
  • The Legendary Birds are aligned in some way with the three Teams.
  • Niantic is aware of the 3-step bug that hampers the tracking of Pokémon in-game.
  • Pokémon GO right now is only a tenth of what the developers have envisioned for the game.
  • The leaders of Team Valor, Team Mystic, and Team Instinct had their official artwork showcased for the first time, which you can see below here:

Video Footage

Finally, you can watch a cam video down below here.  The raw footage was taken by @PAULFIERCE, which has since been uploaded to other Youtube channels like the one below here:


So far, I’m liking what I’m hearing for Pokémon GO, but I’ll need to see it in action before I get too excited over it.  That being said, I love the designs for the three Team Leaders, and I hope to see more of them in action in future content for the game.

Sources: Serebii.net, PokéBeach, @PAULFIERCE