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Pokemon Go San Diego Comic Con 2016 Upgraded: Trading Feature to be Announced? Plus Event Schedule, Highlights

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The Pokemon Go panel at the San Diego Comic Con 2016 has been upgraded to a bigger venue and rescheduled to Sunday, July 24, 1:45 p.m. PT.

The panel was originally set for Thursday in a room which has the capacity of only 480 people. Considering Pokemon Go?s massive popularity and the legions of fans who want to attend the panel, or possibly catch a surprise Pokemon, the venue has been transferred to Hall H.

The new venue has a capacity of 6,500 and is the largest stage at the San Diego Comic Con, IGN reports.

The panel is called ?Re-Imagining Reality: Bringing Games Into the Real World With Ingress and Pokemon Go,? to be hosted by Niantic founder, John Hanke. According to the SDCC Blog, the goal of the panel is to ?examine the past, present and future of extending games beyond the screen and re-imagining reality through the lens of Ingress and Pok?mon GO.?


Expect Hall H to be packed come Sunday and it?s also very possible that Niantic will have a special surprise in store for the panel attendees. Perhaps an ultra-rare SDCC Pokemon?

Hanke could also be discussing more about the much talked about trading feature of the augmented reality game. The Niantic founder previously revealed that trading will be a ?core element? of the game which will eventually be released. Though we have no further details as to how the feature will work, but it will most likely be discussed at the SDCC panel. Other highlights would be, the announcement of upcoming updates and other special Pokemons that will be available in the game.

Pokemon Go has become the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. Niantic amassed millions of players in less than two weeks from its release and a 6,500-capacity hall would probably not be enough to accommodate all the eager Pokemon trainers.

Pokemon Go is now available for iOS and Android mobile devices in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and most countries in Europe.

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