Pokémon Go could finally get player battles this year

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Battling is the feature every Pokémon fan has been waiting for.
Photo: Niantic

You will finally get the chance to battle against other trainers in Pokémon Go, developer Niantic has confirmed.

The feature could be added into the game before the end of 2018. It will follow the introduction of friends lists, trading, and gifting — and should give players a big reason to keep playing.

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Pokémon Quest is available now on Android and iOS.
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Pikachu Snapchat filter lets you turn yourself into a Pokémon

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Pika the new Snapchat filter to turn yourself into a Pokémon
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Snapchat has paired up with The Pokémon Company to debut a Pikachu filter that turns users’ faces into that of the famous yellow electric Pokémon.

Best of all, whenever you open your mouth you’ll hear Pikachu’s instantly recognizable voice as the animated character leaps onto the screen to strike a pose!

Catch the latest Pokémon game on Android and iOS

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Can you train your Magikarp to be the best?
Can you train your Magikarp to be the best?
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The Pokémon Company just launched its latest game on Android and iOS, and it’s all about Magikarp.

Called Magikarp Jump, it sees you training a Magikarp to do about the only thing a Magikarp is good for: Jumping!

Can you get yours to jump the highest?

Pokémon Yellow is reborn on Apple Watch

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Don't expect to see this on your own Apple Watch just yet.
Don't expect to see this on your own Apple Watch just yet.
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Pokémon fans, prepare yourself for the coolest Apple Watch hack to date.

One of the most popular titles from the original Pokémon series has been reborn on watchOS. This Game Boy Color emulator hack dismisses the idea that Apple’s wearable is no good for gaming by running fan-favorite Pokémon Yellow.

Pokémon GO is finally adding 80 new monsters this week

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Time to load up on PokéBalls and catch some pocket monsters.
Time to load up on PokéBalls and catch some pocket monsters.
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Catching all the Pokémon in the world is about to get a lot more challenging.

The makers of the popular game Pokémon GO revealed that 80 new creatures will be added this week, along with gender-specific variations and an all-new way to evolve your Pokémon.