Three Reasons Why The Massive Pokemon GO Gym Overhaul Could Be Coming This Week

Pokemon GO Gym Overhaul Could Be Coming This Week

It seems like it was forever ago that John Hanke announced that the next major Pokemon GO update would be a complete gym overhaul, but really, it’s only been a couple of months. Maybe it just feels a lot longer because Niantic have remained annoyingly quiet about the whole thing.

Niantic’s silence aside, it’s getting to the point where the update could be dropping any day now. In fact, there are quite a few reasons why the Pokemon GO gym overhaul could be coming this week! Here’s three of them:

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The first reason why the Pokemon GO gym overhaul could be coming this week is that it’s been over three months since the Generation 2 update came out. Remember, Hanke promised us four major updates this year (with Gen 2 being the first), so logically, they’d be spread out in a way where we’d get a new major update every three months.

The Generation 2 update was released on February 16th, which is three months and three days ago. However, Generation 2 was released on a Thursday right after an event (the Valentine’s Day event), so it would make sense to release this update on the 25th of May, which is a Thursday and, funnily enough, the day that the Adventure Week event ends.

Pokemon GO Gym Overhaul Could Be Coming This Week
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The second reason why the Pokemon GO gym overhaul could be coming this week is that we just had a new app update that added a ton of new gym-related stuff to the game’s code. Seriously, so much new stuff was secretly added; such as raids, Pokemon limits in gyms, and new ways to gain XP.

The third reason why the Pokemon GO gym overhaul could be coming this week is that players are simply fed up with all of the spoofing, botting, and cheating that’s going on in Pokemon GO. You only have to join a Pokemon GO Facebook group to know that things are worse than ever. Niantic are well aware of how we feel, and I’ve got to believe that they’re going to do something huge about it soon.

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Honestly, I’m not sure what’s going to happen. I’ll be quietly optimistic that the new gym system will be here on Thursday the 25th, but if it’s not, that’s fine too. As long as it’s released soon, and within the next month or so, I’ll be a very happy Pokemon trainer.

But what about you? Do you think the Pokemon GO gym overhaul could be coming this week? What do you think it will change about the way we battle gyms? And are you excited for it? Let me know what you think in the comment section below!

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  1. I hope they don’t change it so that you have to keep returning to the same gym or else your ‘mon ages out. I like that I can visit a place and leave a Pokemon behind and that it may hold for weeks or months. If it’s got an automatic time limit, then why bother? The thing about this game is rewarding exploration and visiting new places, and the updates should not undermine that. Now I HAVE heard that the update might mean that none of the ten Pokemon guarding a gym may be of the same kind. THAT would reward players for building a more balanced deck, which would be fine. I’d also like it if one or two slots could be set aside for players under a certain level. That would lower the entry barrier without unduly punishing invested players.

  2. I REALY hope this happens, but then pokemon may get new moves whitch will make the game a bit slower. I hope they do badges but they look like the teams bird not just a individual badge because that would make the game slow.

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