‘Pokemon Go’ trading components detailed in data mining

By @gelgalang on
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People play "Pokemon GO" on the Pokequan GoBoat Adventure Cruise in the Occoquan River in the small town of Occoquan, Virginia, U.S. August 14, 2016. Reuters/Sait Serkan Gurbuz

Data mining for “Pokemon Go” doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. The newest data find involves more details as to how trading might work in the game.

Pokemon Go Hub reported that going through the Trading information found in the code dump, it seems that the Trading mechanic has a little more complexity to it.

For starters, players can search for other players whom they can trade with via the Trading Players command. The trade process may have to go through Trade Offers, wherein there are three main commands, “create, cancel and complete.” This may be hinting that players will need to put up some sort of ad for what they will be trading, and any response can lead them to either cancel or complete the transaction.

The report did not find any clue as to whether trading can occur worldwide or within a certain range. There is also the issue of how trading will be executed though there are no confirmations as to how this will be done.

Hopefully, these sighted features will find their way to players soon. It looks like “Pokemon Go” is not doing a good job of holding its player base’s attention.

Fortune reported that it has finally lost its hold on the top spot on the App Store. Following 74 days of reigning the charts, “Pokemon Go” has reportedly been beaten by “Clash Royale.”

This isn’t surprising considering how Supercell has recently rolled out a major update that introduced something new to do for its Tournament mode, as well as four cards for the roster.

Given the timeline, “Pokemon Go” may be losing its player base faster than it should have, given that it’s one of the most anticipated titles in mobile to date. Its 74-day run doesn’t hold too much competition for top runner “Clash of Clans,” which shows the sudden decline in interest.

Still, one way to overturn this particular downward spiral is for Niantic Labs to open up the channels for more things to do in the game. Granted, not everyone has completed the Pokedex, but the fact that there are only a handful of things to do in the game remains its biggest handicap.

The developer did recently hint player battles to debut in the game, though when exactly this will roll out remains to be seen.