One of the fun aspects of Pokemon is the ability to trade Pokemon with your friends and family. This was a feature that many of us wanted from Pokemon GO when the game was launched, and despite many promises and hints, the feature has been missing, while fans keep waiting.
Now it looks like Niantic is finally ready to deliver the goods. The company has announced on its website that Pokemon GO will soon be getting a trading and a friends list feature. “We’re excited to share brand-new ways to interact with your friends in Pokémon GO! The Friends feature will start rolling out to Trainers later this week, allowing you to connect with your real-life friends and keep track of their adventures in Pokémon GO. You’ll be able to send them items, earn bonuses—and even trade Pokémon!”
We’re not sure what took them so long, but we are glad it is coming. Word is that a Niantic software engineer who served as technical lead on the feature told The Verge, “We wanted to make sure we got this right. I hope we came up with something that’s natural and enjoyable.”
Look for the new features to begin rolling out this week.