After a few teases, Niantic recently confirmed that PvP Trainer Battles come to Pokemon Go. Now the developer has announced even more details about how Trainer Battles will work, who can participate, and more. We have also started a demo version of these hits, which currently do not have a fixed release date – even if they are set to arrive in Pokemon Go soon.
Functionally, the training camps work in the same way as Gym or Raid Matches in Pokemon Go. They are more or less real time and require you to touch the screen to attack, building a stronger "charge attack" that you can solve a lot of damage. However, there are some differences. There is no dodging; Instead, before your opponent uses a charge attack, you have the option of using a Protect shield to block it. You have a limited number of these per match (we had two in the demo), so their timing use properly and considering Pokemon in the game adds a little strategy for the simple tapping system.
As previously announced, there are three "leagues" to make Trainer Battles available to all levels of the player. The big league is truncated at 1500 CP, the Ultra League jackets of 2500, and the Master league has no CP limit. Before the match, you can put a match in each of the divisions. You are allowed to three Pokemon per party, rather than the traditional six; Niantic representatives said that six-Pokemon matches fought too long for an on-the-go game. Trainer Battles also has a current time limit of 240 seconds to avoid long-term matches. Note that while Legendary Pokemon is allowed, Ditto and Shedinja will not be allowed in Trainer Battles at launch.
You can fight either personally or externally, even though long distance images have more limitations. You can only fight with distant friends you've been friends for a while – especially, you must be Ultra Friends or over to Pokemon Go. Personally, you can fight someone, even if you are not friends in the game, just by scanning a QR code in a new fighting menu. You also have the opportunity to fight one of the three NPC group leaders to practice.
One of the best things about the new Trainer Battle system is that there is no reason not to do it. Both wins and losers get rewards, and each has the same chance of having a particularly rare element: a Sinnoh Stone, used to develop certain Gen 4 Pokemon. While there is no limit to the number of matches per day, you are limited to three rewards per day when you fight real people and a reward per day from the NPC matches. In addition, the game slots win, but not loss, and you need no healing things after battle as you do after Gym and Raid Battles, so there's really no drawback to fighting.
Finally, the update will introduce the ability to unlock an additional charge attack on some Pokemon using Stardust and candy, even though the exact resource price has not been confirmed. The second attack can be used in any kind of battle and it gives you more flexibility with a Pokemon and the type of matchups that are prepared.
No release date for Pokemon Go's Trainer Battles has been announced, but a Niantic representative told GameSpot that the update "starts rolling out to players worldwide later this month." While you wait, Niantic brings back six Legendaries for Desembers Field Research tasks, so it's a good time to save on strong Pokemon.