Comic-Con participants got a heads-up on future development of Pokémon Go from Niantic Labs founder John Hanke, reports Engadget.

To start, more Pokémon critters will eventually make their way to Go, although Hanke’s wording makes it sound like not all of them will make the cut. “Beyond first generation [the original 150], there are some others that may make their way into our universe. We’re looking forward to finding interesting ways to make that happen in the coming months and years.”

Players may also get the ability to add customizations to lures.

At the moment you can attach a lure that ensures more Pokemon will pop up at that location — something which benefits all players in the area. Hanke suggested that other customizations could be setup at these stops, with the Niantic Labs boss citing a monster-healing pokécenter as a possible new function.

But while the mania continues, some sanity appears to be returning to the world. After Nintendo’s market-cap more than doubled following the launch of the game, investors seem to have belatedly realized that the company sees only indirect benefits from Go. Bloomberg reports that shares plunged 18% – the maximum allowed before trading is automatically halted by the Tokyo stock exchange – with a further drop looking likely when trading resumes.

Nintendo has an effective 13% share in Pokémon Go creator Niantic. Nintendo issued a press release stating that the financial impact of the game on its own fortunes would be ‘limited.’

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