Pokemon Go Increased Trading Distance: Everything You Need to Know

Friday, November 13th, 2020 7:37 am

Players can temporarily trade Pokemon across longer distances.

Trainers, Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, has debuted a limited time test in the free-to-play mobile game that’s allowing players to trade Pokemon across longer distances.

Typically, two players need to be within 100 meters of each other in order to trade Pokemon. However, during this test, they can be farther apart.

But just how far apart can they be? In Niantic’s English news post, the developer didn’t specify. However, players on The Silph Road subreddit discovered that Niantic did reveal the distance in its Korean news post: 12 km. This means that during this test, players can be up to 12 km apart and still be able to trade Pokemon.

Interestingly, Niantic removed the 12 km number from the Korean news post at some point after it was published, but The Silph Road subreddit user Agricultrual_Zemlya archived the original post on the Internet Archive if you’d like to see it.

This test will run from now until November 16 at 10 a.m. PT. That doesn’t give players much time to trade, but we may see the return of an increased trading range in the future.

In its English news post, Niantic said:

“Depending on information gathered from this test, we may include increased trade range as a part of future events.”

What do you think about this limited time test in Pokemon Go? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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