We are starting a new series of articles simply called “Best Pokemon GO Community Ideas”. The series is intended to be a monthly roundup of great ideas from reddit, various community forums and elsewhere. The first installment of the series features only ideas collected and submited on /r/pokemongo sub reddit.
The ideas are sorted in no particular order, but there are some we liked more than the others. This is our first article with pages – don’t miss out the ideas on other pages. We hope you’re going to enjoy the list!
Author note: we excluded almost all “we should get more X for doing Y” ideas due to general low quality and lack of variety. Ideas like this rarely bring any game changing improvement and are mostly just mechanical improvements. If you feel that there is an idea missing let us know in the comment section below.
A Page for Collected Pokemon Candy
A strong first entry for the list comes from a reddit/Youtube user called iSacrified. The author created a mock up and short video explanation of a dedicated page for Pokemon Candy. We liked the simplicity and seamless integration with the UI, but we disliked the color choices on the page. Our suggestion is to add Pokemon icons next to candy icon to improve type recognition and ease of navigation.
Sightings tab should display time until Pokemon despawn
We were delighted to see such a simple, yet effective, improvement to the Sightings tab. Zorrez illustrated how a simple Pokemon despawn timer could look on the Sightings tab. The usefulness and practicality of this feature is unquestionable – Niantic, what are you waiting for?
Better contrast for time and battery text during night
Reading battery percentage and time can be very challenging during night periods in Pokemon GO. The game doesn’t change the color of the title bar to white. Kudos to /u/Visolate, as we can visualize how helpful it would be if this option was introduced. We really liked the readability, but not the look and feel of the suggested solution – maybe a simple change of text color would suffice.
Using Poke Stops to Trade
Kudos to Metalcat125 for a great visualization of potential Pokemon GO Trade look and feel. The gist of the idea is to use Poke Stops as trading posts, with a great twist! You can offer and deposit Pokemon at Poke Stops, in the same fashion as you leave gym defenders. Interesting as it may be, this could provide to be another challenge for rural players. However, we really liked the idea as it is fleshed out, practical and simple.
Pokemon GO Trainer ID Card
We admit, this was one of our favorite ideas. The simple option to have a shareable Pokemon GO ID reminds us of old forum signatures and embeding World of Warcraft character profiles. The card looks great, features basic trainer information and focuses on player’s achievements. We would like to see more data for Hall of Fame Pokemon, but other than that – thumbs up for chaxelos!