Details of gym rework posted

Updated on June 22, 2017 in General Discussion
1 on June 19, 2017

No more free pokecoins, I guess.

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

Well, perhaps you can for at least another 24 hours from the time they went down/  Mine are still marked as being in gyms.

 

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0 on June 19, 2017

Lots of reports of new gyms being added.  That’s fine because they’ll function as pokestops, too.  Looks like parks with lots of stops (and now gyms) are going to be the new fun hot spots for battling.

 

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0 on June 19, 2017

Anyone know if the stops converted to gyms are releasing items at this point, or are they dead to the world right now?

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6 on June 19, 2017

Do y’all know which berries we need to feed our Pokémon so they stay motivated? I’ve been deleting all of my Nanab berries. I’ll miss the free coins. ☹️ 8 of my Pokémon are still assigned to gyms. 

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

On the link Dos provided, I see an image with someone giving a razzamaberry to a tyranitar at a gym.

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

Thanks for the info. I guess I’ll keep deleting my Nanab berries.

I only have 3 Pokémon in gyms now. I finally got my Pokémon that’s been sitting in a gym in rural TN since November! I feel like I should have a welcome home party for it! 😂

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

All berries can be fed to pokemon.  I’ve seen two conflicting “official” reports or interviews  about whether some berries will provide more motivation than others.  The new golden razz will completely restore motivation (as well as make a wild pokemon significantly easier to catch).  One report said all other berries would restore motivation equally (so save those Nanabs?).  Other report simply said berries would be different.  I wish they would increase bag storage now.

 

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

Ok I better save all my berries. Yeah I hope they increase our bag storage too. And give us berries that double the stardust too!!

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

Do you know if we need to go back to the gym to feed our Pokémon? Our neighborhood gym is in the middle of a small pond. It gets muddy when it rains & lots of mosquitoes when it’s hot. You can’t park next to it to battle it. We’ve only had to re-take it once since last summer! I don’t think I can get my kids to ride our bikes to it everyday to “motivate” our Pokémon. 😂

 

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

No, we don’t have to go back to the gym to feed our pokemon.  They’ll be accessible from a gym badge you get when you interact with the gym for the first time.

 

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3 on June 19, 2017

Looks like we may now have a reason to power up additional Pokemon. I’ve been holding off spending any stardust waiting for this update. The old gym system pretty much punished you for using high CP attackers and forced you into using the highest CP defenders. That prestige calculation is what made Blissey a pain to battle.

I wonder if Pokemon will have varying initial motivation levels. Could see more variety in a gym if some have more motivation to fend off attacks and can stay in a gym longer. I’d like to see the type limitation be based on type not just Pokemon. That normal Snorlax would keep other normals out while a double type blocks both of its types.

Raids may be annoying. I can see several gyms from my desk at work (just can’t go running off at will to battle). 🙂

Gyms do nothing right now. They are under construction. My Pokemon are slowly returning home now.

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

Now I wish I hoarded my stardust! I hope they won’t nerf the Tyranitar. I’m still annoyed about what they did to the Lapras. It was my buddy for a long time & used all my stardust to power up my 93 IV Blizzard all the way.

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

High CP pokemon will supposedly lose motivation faster than low-CP pokemon.  They were talking about as much as half CP per day for a 3000 CP pokemon.  I guess they really want to remove the current metas, or make them cost you to keep in gyms.  Mid CP tanks like Lapras, Steelix, and maybe even low-CP Blissey might end up being the most used defenders?  TTar and D’nite will always be useful attackers.

 

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

I hope they won’t make staying on the gym too high-maintenance. I think they would lose players who are less than die-hard fans. i can’t wait to see the changes. I just hope my top squad don’t all become mediocre in the new order. 😂

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1 on June 19, 2017

Definitely lots of gyms being added.  I saw several new ones marked under construction where a pokestop used to be.  The pokestop has been replaced by a gym in several locations and does nothing right now.

It looks like the poke coins will end permanently.  You will get rewards instead?

This is definitely gonna be interesting….

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

Coins still exist.  You will get coins for having pokemon in gyms — the longer it stays, the more coins you get (still 100 max per day).  The twist is that you don’t get the coins until the pokemon is returned to you.  Gyms will be volatile, so that last part is not likely to be a problem.

 

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1 on June 19, 2017

Coins gone? Maybe another method for getting incubators? Liks someone (Dos?) said a while back, getting them again via pokestops would be welcome. Very welcome.

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

I hope we can still earn coins. They will be selling “Premium Raid Passes from the in-game shop”. 

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0 on June 19, 2017

This article has several details that aren’t on Niantic’s official sites:

http://massivelyop.com/2017/06/19/e3-2017-pokemon-gos-raiding-gym-revamp-badges-and-an-interview-with-niantic/

 

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2 on June 19, 2017

My main goal now is to figure out how to continue to get 100 coins daily with the minimum amount of effort.  If you get 10 coins just for being kicked out of a gym you held for 10 minutes, then doing that multiple times near home/work will be the easiest plan… but only if you can continue to get coins that way from the same gym(s) each day.  I only have 2 gyms within walking distance.

 

Niantic also mentioned increased rewards for spinning gym icons for your team holding gyms longer or for battling certain gyms more (or interacting in general, including feeding berries to defenders).  There are no other players on my team who live near me, so it’s not clear that I want to keep battling those gyms that I can never hold.  It’s not worth driving to my old stable gyms if they will not be stable, though.

 

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

Honestly, the gym game always required a time commitment that I couldn’t regularly muster. While I will miss my lucky Blissey getting me ten bucks a day, I hope for new opportunities for fun and coinage (which will facilitate more fun).

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

I hear you.  I enjoy gyms, but I don’t have time for them.  I’d run around on Sundays cramming myself into every yellow gym I could find and hope they lasted a few days.  The new gym experience sounds more fun but also more time intensive if you’re really planning on maxing coins or trying to dominate areas.

 

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1 on June 19, 2017

I’m wary of this update and I’m not sure I trust them not to ruin the gym experience. However, I can see why it was necessary. I’m in (was) 12, Lvl 10 gyms to collect my coins and stardust so I could maintain my incubators. Its been a fun ride but with participation rates falling thru the floor, gyms had become stagnant. Only 6 slots per gym is troubling but then again, they’ll be adding more total gyms so hopefully it works out.

For those of us who are still on the grind, we should be okay. The casual trainer will have a tougher time.

Trainer
on June 19, 2017

I don’t know.  I think the casuals will have an easier time getting coins.  Gyms are smaller, there will be benefits for dumping in non-top-tier defenders, and they’ve made it easier to battle one pokemon and then jump out, if desired.  I have a feeling the minority team in any local area will disappear, though, except for some quick-and-easy coins.  Things were never really stagnant for the minority teams.

 

I suspect the real fun will be at parks with lots of pokestops and gyms.  Previously, there was no incentive to do gyms at parks because of the high turnover rate.  Now, the turnover is actively encouraged and might even be fun since you’re getting coins out of it (unless they still require you to be in gyms for 21 hours before you get coins, but I doubt they’ll go that route).  Parks like Walter Hall and Bane will be one-stop shopping for your gym and resupply needs, and they will probably be hotbeds of activity — or at least as much as the game can support in these days where they’ve already lost so many people.  I suspect raid opportunities will be more likely at those places, too.  I can’t imagine raids happening much in my dead local town that’s dominated by one team, anyway.

 

The only thing that would ruin the gym experience for me is if bots still manage to control gyms in regions that I’d like to play.  It still seems like it’s easier for cheaters to resupply and take whatever gyms they want.

 

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