5 Updates That Made Us Open Pokémon Go Again

100 new Pokémon in December, x4 XP and Player vs Player Battles (finally)

Cover photo: Myimagine / Shutterstock.com; Photos: Courtesy of Niantic

If you've set aside your Pokémon Go obsession, it might be time to pick it back up again. Niantic has just announced a line-up of updates for the end of the year, some of which are features that we've been pining for since the start of the game.

While you're at it, why not take the game on some of your real-life Pokémon adventures - check out the Pokémon Run, a Research Exhibition, life-sized Pokémon and collectible plushies at the airport and the return of the Pokémon Cafe.

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5. Player-versus-player battles?

Another rumoured update is what players have been asking for from the start: The ability to battle other players within the game – and, even better, to trade between players. John Hanke, CEO of Niantic (seen in video above), had previously stated that these features are coming in the future.

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