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:
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.
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.
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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