When Pokemon Go
was released a few years ago, it saw countless people all over the world gather to hunt monsters together.
Now, an update to the location-based mobile phone game allows players to form digital friendships and even exchange Pokemon.
Players can network with one another by entering a trainer code into the app. These connected players can then pass on items to their friends, fight alongside them and collect points together.
They can also exchange Pokemon with each other – depending on the Pokemon and the distance between the players. However, the exchange requires Stardust, which must first be earned in the game.
The higher the friendship level between the two trainers, the lower the exchange cost. Certain Pokemon, including rare and legendary ones, can only be exchanged once a day. — dpa