If Pokemon GO‘s gym battles aren’t quite your thing, but you’ve been itching from some old-fashioned, trainer-on-trainer fighting, then the latest news from Niantic should pique your interest. Not only are “Trainer Battles” on their way, they’ll be coupled with so-called “Battle Leagues” with CP caps, allowing every Pokemon in your collection a chance to shine.
Earlier today, the official Twitter account for Pokemon GO released a series of teasers relating to the upcoming Trainer Battles, starting with this:
Hmm…what’s this? ???????? pic.twitter.com/EyCRUeVINd— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 30, 2018
And culminating here:
Rather than just leave players hanging, the account continued to release snippets of information regarding the new mode.
According to Niantic, the CP caps should “create an experience that everyone can enjoy”, while allowing “different kinds of Pokemon [to] show their strengths”.
Sadly, a release date wasn’t among the tweets, but given the influx of new info, I would hazard it’s not far away. For now, Niantic recommends players “ the Pokemon in your Pokedex and [create] battle parties for each league.”