Hoshino has also mentioned in the post that the team is currently developing a new mode designed “to level the playing field for all Trainers, regardless of their held items’ grades.” While Hoshino didn’t expound on the new mode, it could give people who don’t spend a lot of money (if at all) to buy held items on the game a bigger chance to win against others who do.
The game has also introduced Unite Squads, which allow Trainers to team up with squadmates. According to The Pokémon Company, Trainers can create their own squads with this feature or search for existing ones. Teams will be able to use “tags” to describe themselves to give people with the same interests a way to find them. The update brings a second battle pass with all-new cosmetic items, new in-game events, new held items and support for more languages, as well.