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Pokemon GO Legendaries And PvP Officially Confirmed For Summer 2017

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Legendaries, PVP and team incentives are coming this summer. [Image from Pokemon GO Facebook]

It took a while, but it seems like Pokemon GO will finally add legendaries and PvP battles later this summer. There have been hints at a legendary summer before, which essentially confirmed legendaries, but this feels a bit more legitimate. Fans did not expect to see PVP this early, so it’s good to see the mode coming to the game.

During an interview with Brazilian website Globo, Niantic confirmed that we would see “battles between players” and legendaries this summer. Aside from that, we will also see more value to team choices, so loyalists have that to look forward to. Adding these requested features will please fans and could bring back jaded ones who got tired of the game’s repetition.

Hit the Gym

Fans in the Silph Road subreddit are ecstatic about the translated Pokemon GO news, which is pretty much expected from them. They have also predicted that the PvP system will be related to the revamped Pokemon Gym system that was teased. It seems likely, since that might be the only way players can interact with each other in the game.

Now that PvP is on the way, fans better stock up on candies and start raising their Pokemon well. Players not too familiar with the battle system should start hitting some gyms, so that they can get ready. Battles against other players might prove to be more fun than the current ones with their AI, so that’s expected.

Legendary Summer

Expect the legendaries to be part of some big Pokemon GO event, since that’s what the previous teasers hinted at. Fans have been eager to catch these legendaries ever since the game was first announced to the world. The wait has been a long one, resulting in some fans losing interest in the game, but that could change.

Niantic has tried winning fans back by introducing 80 of the second generation Pokemon, which worked for a while. It will be interesting to see how the developers handle the release of future legendary Pokemon from other games. That’s still far off though, so fans should appreciate the upcoming release of Zapdos, Moltres, Articuno and others this summer.

Pokemon GO is available now on iOS and Android devices, so fans that haven’t done so, should check it out. While it’s popularity fizzled over time, it still has plenty of active players that support the game. Those looking for a “real” Pokemon experience should pick up Sun and Moon on the 3DS.

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