One of the fun aspects of Pokemon games is the ability to trade Pokemon with your friends. This was a feature that many expected to be part of Pokemon GO when the game was launched, and despite there being many promises and hints, the feature remained missing for the longest time ever.

However the good news is that it looks like Niantic is finally ready to deliver. The company has announced on its website that Pokemon GO will soon be getting trading and a friends list feature. “We’re excited to share brand-new ways to interact with your friends in Pokémon GO! The Friends feature will start rolling out to Trainers later this week, allowing you to connect with your real-life friends and keep track of their adventures in Pokémon GO. You’ll be able to send them items, earn bonuses—and even trade Pokémon!”

We’re not sure what took Niantic so long to finally bring the feature to the game, but better late than never we suppose. According to The Verge, Kirsten Koa, a Niantic software engineer who served as technical lead on the feature told them, “We wanted to make sure we got this right. I hope we came up with something that’s natural and enjoyable.” The new features are expected to begin rolling out this week so keep an eye out for it.

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