Pokémon GO: Things that the game should have but doesn’t…

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There are several things Pokémon GO could have to make the gameplay a lot better, however, the thoughts are so spread apart it may be hard to see which is an idea or what might actually come to the game.

Here is a short list of all the ideas that would be neat to see in Pokémon GO:

  • The ability to toggle animations on / off
  • Fix high battery use
  • Fix Heat generation on most / all phones
  • Fix Performance
  • Decrease memory footprint so alt tabbing on most phones does not require restart
  • Update egg tracking accuracy
  • Increase Egg hatching speed to promote jogging
  • Tell users when their clocks are out of sync (raid boss countdown error)
  • Decide if raid egg timers will return or not
  • Public API for player stats
  • Colorblind mode
  • Does stardust need re-balancing?
  • More in-game stats for catch rates, great throws etc.
  • One legendary allowed per gym
  • A quicker way to manually spin gym pokestops (normal gyms, and raid gyms)
  • More consistent total raid time, lots of total time errors (~2 second lenience time?)
  • Add a cooldown period to the end of Raid Boss timers, so people who crash can continue after raid expiry
  • Add the Dodge yellow flash animation into Raid battles (same as Gym Battles)
  • Update color palette so instinct players know when they are getting bonus items from gyms
  • Every action added to the Journal (Fighting a Gym, Defender dropped at gym, raid reward, etc)
  • Journal should be able to be filtered by action (Show last 50 egg hatches, catches or pokestops)
  • Be able to manage / feed berry / view gym from the gym badge page
  • Allow us to view who is in the raid lobby before spending a raid pass
  • Be able to easily create and select pokemon raiding lineups for quick raid team selection
  • Show the correct colored egg in a pokemons origin section when they have been hatched from an egg
  • Update curve ball mechanic to award curve throws more consistently
  • More ways to search pokemon storage (Substring searches, Legendary & Shiny keywords etc)
  • When completing a text search on pokemon storage, include the number of pokemon shown
  • Accending and Decending sort on Double click of Sorting buttons (Reverse pokedex order)
  • “Current Defenders” Filter for Pokemon Storage
  • Update the gym badge preview map to function correctly
  • Allow us to Prioritize spinning PokéStops with PoGO+
  • Implement the ability to use PoGO+ on Gym based pokestops
  • Increase the reliability of connecting the PoGO+ to the app
  • Improve the response time of PoGO+ on Pokestops and Pokemon
  • Allow PoGO+ to use other catch combinations than just a normal PokéBall
  • Ability to convert rare candy into normal candy in batches / increments
  • Show the egg closest to hatching on the overworld screen
  • Always show the infinite incubator as the first selectable Incubator
  • On the “Continue Countdown” screen after defeating a gym defender, give us the ability to select our next attacker
  • In game chat implemented
  • Show a transparent lucky egg timer on screens other than the overworld
  • Implement NPC activities (NPC Trainer battles, team rocket attacks etc.)
  • Implement weekly challenges (Seperate from 7 day streak)
  • Award attacking rather than defending
  • Fix ordering of gym defenders to allow easy selection for berry feeding in all scenarios
  • Allow the “Start Battle” button on normal gyms to be clickable if floating in and out of raid distances
  • Display Pokémon Number somewhere in Pokémon Storage / Pokémon View
  • Add the remaining time of a raid boss onto the nearby raid boss preview tab
  • Hide completed raids from the nearby raid boss preview tab
  • Give the ability to recall gym defenders (?)
  • Display HP Current/Total when using potions
  • Fix background audio being paused when launching the game on most phones
  • Add a reminder that you have forgotten to incubate an egg (visual indicator or popup)
  • Allow a different language to be selected manually, independent of phone language
  • Add a “Start now” button to raids (with a vote or appropriate “accept” option)
  • Overhall Pokémon nicknaming ability (more symbols, total number of characters etc)
  • Add a confirmation before using paid items (eg lucky eggs and incenses)
  • Update the new Gym view UI to show the trainers names currently defending at a glance
  • Re-implement type icons for defenders lineup when about to battle a gym
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