Ever since Pokemon Go blew up into the scene of smartphone games, there has been a huge demand from the fans to trade Pokemon with one another. Through this, the players may interact and help each other complete their Pokemon collection.
Niantec Labs’ CEO John Hanke has already confirmed that they will be incorporating a trading feature in Go.
Speculations arise as to how the trading might work in the game. PatentYogi has looked into it. PatentYogi is a next-gen SMART patent services company. It investigated some of Niantic Labs’ location-based gaming patents. The company has even created a video that explains how they think Pokemon trading might work in Go.
How It Might Work
The patents reveal that Niantic has developed a virtual transport system in the virtual world of Pokemon Go, claims YogiTech. Pokemon use this system to travel within the virtual world. The game has basically virtual aircrafts and vehicles to transport these Pokemon. These virtual vehicles also follow the schedules of their real world counterparts. For instance, if a bus travels at 9AM, the virtual Pokemon bus will also travel at the same time to transport Pokemon.
This virtual transport system will be responsible for Pokemon trading. When Pokemon are traded with one another, they will use the virtual transport system to travel to new locations. The players will have to go near the bus stations and airports for the real world carriers in order to receive the Pokemon.
However, the patent that has been reviewed by YogiTech was based on an older patent that was filed back in November 2012 and was made public in March 2015.
The concepts made by YogiTech may also worsen the game’s existing problems like the lack of options for trading if players live in rural town and players crowding bus stations and other public transports just to trade.