Pokemon Go players will be able to challenge others for the first time

Pokemon Go players will finally be able to battle each other as the game has its biggest evolution yet.

Makers Niantic revealed Trainer Battles will arrive on the hit augmented reality app later this month, allowing players to challenge others for the first time.

A number of fans took to social media to react to the announcement, with a mixture of celebration and dismay.

Others have said the long-awaited feature is too late, more than two years after the game was first released.

Trainer Battles require each player at the same performance level to pick three of their Pokemon and engage in a real-time battle, using the best moves to secure victory and rewards, which include rare Evolution items.

Timing is crucial too, as limited Protect Shields can be used to avoid critical damage.

Pokemon Go Trainer Battles (Niantic/PA)
Pokemon Go Trainer Battles (Niantic/PA)

As with the original Pokemon Go concept, players will have to be in the same physical location to participate in battles. To kick off a session, one player needs to scan the battle code of the other.

Pokemon Go sparked a global phenomenon when it began rolling out on July 6, 2016, breaking records as it was downloaded more than 10 million times in its first week.

- Press Association

More in this Section

Raspberry Pi 4 micro-computer launched

How to spot a fake review online

Google to stop making tablet computers

Huawei P30 is much more than Pro’s little brother


Lifestyle

Hozier adds more believers to his church after Cork gig

Simply off the wall: Your go-to guide to shelving

Peter Dowdall shares his top 4 flower picks to add a splash of summer colour to your garden

Ask a counsellor: ‘Why does my husband hate that our daughter’s dating a man going through divorce?’

More From The Irish Examiner