Competitive Pokemon Go Players: It’s More Than Just ‘Tapping’

For the first time ever, a Pokemon Go Trainer Battle (PvP) tournament was held, taking center stage as the first main event at the 2019 Pokemon World Championships. Watching each match made something very clear: Pokemon Go battle mechanics between two experienced trainers is heads-and-tails different than the frantic tapping of single-player battles.

“I think people really had fun seeing the battle system and feature within Pokemon Go in a competitive environment,” said Daniel Benkwitt, The Pokemon Company’s senior manager of consumer marketing.

Though The Pokemon Company doesn’t have anything further to share about the future of competitive Pokemon Go at this time, Benkwitt said “…we’re certainly looking forward to what it could become.”

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