7 Things I Would Rather 'Pokémon GO' Have Added Instead Of Its Valentine's Event banner300x250
Today, and for the next week, Pokémon GO will be holding a Valentine's Day event. This event adds changes in the same vein as previous events, but unfortunately, not much else.
I thought it would be a good time to go over some of the things I would have rather seen added to the game than another holiday event.
Let's get to it!
1. Generation 2 — All Of It
It had been rumored since almost the game's release that we'd be getting Generation 2 in December. And, lo and behold, we did... well, sort of. We got a small handful of baby Pokémon. That could only be hatched from Eggs.
You know why people don't care so much to go out hunting Pokémon like they used to? Because — outside of short-lived events like this one — the Pokémon around people are all the same. Yeah, there's a chance at a rare one every now and again, but that felt a lot better as a side effect of regular Pokémon hunting than it does as a goal all by itself.
I don't think I need to explain this one. Trading Pokémon was, and still is, a staple of the franchise. It's something that was shown off in the original promotional trailer. But more importantly, it would help bring back a bit of the social aspect that made the first few weeks of release so surreal.
Trading would give people a reason to communicate with other Pokémon GO players. It would give an alternative way to, as the franchise is so famously known for advocating, catch 'em all. The handheld games have a global trade system which works quite well — now, whether or not Pokémon GO should use a worldwide system over just a local one is debatable. But the point is more that it's possible, and it needs to happen.