Pokémon Go has added the feature the community has been asking for since day one: battles PvP against other players, which allows us to face the other trainers of Pokémon Go, following the model of the fights seen in the main games and the television series .
Although the unexpected success of Pokémon Go was in the summer of 2016, various delays have caused it to take us more than 2 years in receive the PvP combats ("player versus player", that is, "player against player") .
The mechanics when facing other players don't change too much compared to the fights in gyms and raids: each participant chooses 3 of their pokémon to fight using current fast and charged attacks, with a chance to activate a new charged attack
Of course, a novelty is added a shield , of limited use, to protect ourselves from the rival, and a mechanic that requirespress quickly to reinforce charged attacks Therefore, they are real-time combats, there are no turns, and our opponent must be online at that time .
3 leagues with PC limits
In order not to leave players with less level aside in combat, 3 leagues have been created, which impose limits on PCs, the combat points of the pokémon, according to this list:
- Super Ball League: pokémon up to 1,500 PC .
- Ultra Ball League: pokémon up to 2,500 PC .
- Master Ball League: No PC limit .
It is important to note that only players who have an ultrafriendship or an unmatched friendshipcan perform ranged combat , others must be nearby and use a QR codeto start the fight in Pokémon Go.
The alternative is train against the game itself, in combats against Candela, Blanche and Spark, the leaders of each team. The first training of each day will give us various rewards .
Obviously, it will be in PvP battles against real players where there will be the best rewards, including evolution items unusual .
The lack of content in the months after launch caused many to fear that Pokémon Go had no future, but thePvP combat against other players comes at a time when the community was already going strong. So Pokémon Go seems in shape, at least until Harry Potter: Wizards Unite competes with it in its same segment .
What do you think about PVP combat? Do you think fighting will make the game more competitive and dynamic?