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When it first launched, Pokemon Go tapped into the most basic idea behind the Pokemon franchise: collecting things. And indeed, wandering around town, capturing random monsters was fun, but it was missing something. The whole reason most Pokemon masters caught the creatures in the first place — to fight each other.

That’s about to change. On Twitter today, Niantic announced that ‘trainer battles’ would be coming . That is to say, Pokemon Go is finally getting a PVP mode.

The tweets didn’t go into detail about how the new trainer battle system would work, but the response has been positive: multiplayer Pokemon battles have long been one of the game’s most requested features.

 

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Although some players have concerns about how the multiplayer system will work.

Either way, players are getting their favorite color text and battle outfits ready.

 

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