Niantic, developer for Pokemon Go, stated to Business Insider there are plans to introduce one of the mainstays of the franchise – trading – in a future update. CEO John Hanke described it as a “kind of a core element”. Specifics on how this work have yet to be revealed – such as whether it will be location-based, or work direct from player-to-player.
Other planned updates include changes to the Pokestops, Gyms, and the game’s AR functionality. All being described as their most basic function at the moment.