Pokemon Go
The "Pokemon Go" Buddy update is permanent. Niantic Labs

“Pokemon Go” has just introduced its Buddy System and Pokemon Appraisal. But it looks like Niantic Labs is far from resting on the success of its mobile endeavour.

Even though there have been sightings of other new aspects hidden in the game’s code, it appears that the developer will be taking small steps towards releasing more content. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, The Pokemon Company’s Tsunekazu Ishihara said that this was so the players will not be overwhelmed by the game.

“We’re trying our best to rethink what the experience should be; what that real-world Pokemon experience should be like. Obviously, we’re learning from Ingress, but it’s going to be a pretty different game. We have a vision for Pokemon, we’re gonna execute on it, but we’re gonna learn based on what the community reaction is,” said Ishihara to The Wall Street Journal.

And for fans who think that the best battling they can do is against other trainers’ defender Pokemon in Gyms, then the developer has a lot more up its sleeve. Ishihara stated that battling is a category that is a big part of the Pokemon franchise. But they are also cautious in terms of introducing features that will raise the difficulty for casual players.

This is understandable seeing as how some players have started to drop the game. Whether or not the move was preempted by the minimal features apart from collecting and battling and training in Gyms, it wasn’t specified, but the voice of players who want the battling feature may be louder in this case.

Apartr from Battling, trading has already been hinted by Niantic Labs’ own John Hanke. This will definitely be a good way to not only expand players; Pokedex content, but also expand the reach of its social aspect. Sadly, there are still no confirmations as to when the feature will be available.

Similarly, Ishihara also hinted that the company is still looking to roll out “Pokemon Go” to markets like China and South Korea. The only thing that has been hindering this step is the issues associated with each country’s Google Maps mapping, but the company is still reportedly hopeful that “Pokemon Go” will make its way to these markets.

For now, players can enjoy the rollout and assistance of the Pokemon Go Plus accessory, available now in select countries.