However according to a report by Bloomberg, it seems that The Pokemon Company’s CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara hinted that those features are on its way. He was quoted as saying, “We’ve only accomplished 10 percent of what Pokémon and Niantic are trying to do, so going forward we will have to include fundamental Pokémon experiences such as Pokémon trading and peer-to-peer battles, and other possibilities.”
Ishihara also talks about some potential ideas/features for the game that could help keep players interested and bring players back into the fold. “Depending on location, there are many Pokémon with different characteristics. So what do we do with those and the real world? One view is to have chilly Pokémon in a cold climate, but then that would also mean that people born on a tropical island won’t be able to catch them. So we are always thinking of how to find the right balance between game design, how our Pokémon should exist, and how players feel about their collections.”
He did not mention when the new features will be added to the game, but Niantic did state that they will be adding more features by the end of the year, so we guess players will just have to wait.