‘Pokemon GO’ Team Leaders and Other Info Revealed at Comic-Con!

Niantic’s John Hanke just finished a Pokemon GO panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con, which I live-tweeted on our Twitter! During the panel, Niantic revealed:

  • Pokemon GO Team Leaders Spark Blanche CandelaThey’re working on a trading function, but want to make sure the servers will hold up first. Trading is their #1 priority right now along with rolling out the game to more countries.
  • Legendary Pokemon and Pokemon from other generations will make their way into our world over the next several months and years. The game will be updated for years to come to keep Pokemon fans interested and playing. So far, they’ve only implemented a tenth of the features they have planned. “This is only the beginning.”
  • Pokemon Centers will be added in the future. They will eventually add customization options to PokeStops, which will encourage players to visit different ones. Breeding in the game isn’t being worked on right now, but there’s been discussions about it.
  • Niantic stated they consider this Pokemon’s official MMO (massive multiplayer online game). Pokemon fans have been asking for one for many years, and I guess this was the answer!
  • The Eevee name hack has officially been confirmed by Niantic. Before evolving an Eevee, you can rename it to Rainer, Sparky, or Pyro to yield Vaporeon, Jolteon or Flareon.
  • Team Captains Blanche, Candela, and Spark were officially revealed after only being seen as silhouettes before. Niantic hinted that the artwork wasn’t ready in time for the game’s launch. The three will have more involvement in future updates to the game.
  • There were rumors before the panel began that players would be able to capture a Legendary Pokemon at Comic-Con, but that did not happen. They still consider the game brand new, so we probably won’t see Legendary Pokemon for many months.

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  1. Scubasage Aspiring Trainer


    I'm aware that it's broken on purpose. I'm saying they need to find a way to be able to have the servers be fine AND have the radar running.
  2. chella182 Aspiring Trainer


    If that's true then I'm personally okay with it staying broken until it can work without server issues. Because of my daily schedule and what not, I rarely have time to literally wander around looking for something specific, so it doesn't bother me that it's broken for now. I understand why it's frustrating for people who do want to search out specific stuff, though.

    Trading is an exciting and interesting concept, I'll welcome that when it eventually happens. I'm assuming you'll need to be in range of someone to trade with them, which again helps the social aspect of the game. And if they successfully implement trading, battling each other is only a stone's throw away surely? Again, an interesting concept.

    I'm not sure about everyone else, but I am finding healing and reviving absolutely fine in game - I am inundated with Super Potions and Revives to the point that I had to discard some the other day to make more room in my bag for balls (which I actually needed). Maybe I'm just not challenging as many gyms as some people, though.

    Personally I'm more pleased with the game these past few days. I have had some issues logging in, but once I do manage to log in the game isn't crashing on me at all. No more of the mid-capture crashes or Pokéstops refusing to work properly.
  3. King Arceus Aspiring Trainer
    King Arceus

    Elite Member Advanced Member Member

    You probably aren't challenging enough gyms. I take over both gyms in my area almost every day and they change hands hundreds of times per day under normal circumstances. I'm a bit low on healing items right now.
  4. Athena The Cooler Danchou

    Advanced Member Member

    I don't battle any gyms at all (I don't even know how to battle >_>), so I have way too many healing items and usually discard tonnes of them in order to hoard more Poké Balls and Great Balls. :D
  5. BraviaryBoi Anonymus


    I would not be surprised to see a legendary Pokemon given out at worlds.
  6. pokemongohack Aspiring Trainer


    Pokemon Centers? Will they operate like the ones in the main games? How's that gonna work. Also, Spark and Candela look awesome! attachFull11566 However Blanche creeps me out...

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