Since its first release back in 2016, "Pokemon GO" focused more on catching Pokemon and almost all the features available in the game were of PvE nature. With time, additional features were added to the game and right now, the popular smartphone game is somewhat "merged" with the latest game of the franchise "Pokemon Let's GO" as it lets you transfer your Pokemon, that you caught on your smartphone, to the Nintendo Switch. But now it seems like there is a trainer versus trainer mode coming to the game.

Niantic leaks new mode

A series of tweets from Niantic (the developer of the game) has confirmed that there will be a couple of new features added to the game soon.

One of the new features is called "Trainer Battles." According to The Verge, the developers promised this feature for some time, and it's a really central and important part of all the best "Pokemon" games that were released in the past.

Unfortunately, right now. we have no idea how the Trainer Battles are going to work out, but the developers have said that while designing this new mode, they wanted to create an experience that everyone can enjoy and that players can use different kinds of Pokemon while playing this mode.

Battle Leagues

The other feature, that was announced recently, is also linked to the Trainer Battles and is called "Battle Leagues." There are a total of three Battle Leagues: Great, Ultra, and Master.

The leagues are designed with Combat Power (CP) in mind.

Players will have to join one of these three leagues before they can battle other trainers and each league will have a certain CP limit in it. Below are the leagues and their CP limit:

Great League: 1,500 CP limit per Pokémon

Ultra League: 2,500 CP limit per Pokémon

Master League: No CP limit per Pokémon

Lower tier Pokemon will finally be of an interest again due to the low limit of the Great and Ultra League, while there is no limit on CP in Master League, you can use the powerful Pokemon that you already have in your team.

Only three Pokemon can be used in trainer battles and players can build the battle parties ahead of the battle. Niantic has promised that they'll be revealing more information regarding this new feature soon and that players should start reviewing the Pokemon in their Pokedex and create battle parties for each league. Maybe with this feature, a lot of players will return to the game because some people weren't interested in the game due to it not having a real-time battle feature.