According to the BGR, a Legendary Pokemon Go event is coming in July, complete with new game features.
“I hope you are looking forward to this huge event this summer. Please look forward to it. Engineers are working hard now so that new functions can be implemented,” Kawashima said.
Raids, PvP modes, and player trading
The new Pokemon Go features include raids, PvP modes, and player trading. These are the kind of features that we’ve seen mentioned in previous rumors, and it looks like Niantic execs are finally ready to share more details about them.
Niantic did not offer any release date for this massive Pokemon Go update, but did say that the co-op mode is coming in the spring. A recent report revealed that Pokemon Go code already contains hints that a raid system is in the works, and it should be released at some point soon as part of the expected Gym battle redesign.
Working with local governments for larger events, although no specifics were offered
Other smaller events are planned throughout 2017, the report notes. The company is also working with local governments for larger events, although no specifics were offered in this interview. Recently, Niantic held a large Pokemon Go event in Japan’s Tohoku Region.
Android Central also said that Niantic is rumored to be working on a wearable augmented reality (AR) device, but development is stalled until the technology matures a bit.