For an entire day, Pokemon GO players went on with no available gym. This odd incident is just a part of one of the biggest reworks of this game so far. Producers have been working on a gym revamp. Even though the team wasn’t fast enough with their announcements, everything is operational now in the game. The mega update includes major changes in the way gyms work, new co-op feature, and many other goodies.
Gym Revamp Brought Some Secondary yet Necessary Features Along
The new Pokemon GO update is already running on all Android and iOS devices. The latest patch notes for the game reveal more exciting additions than just a gym revamp. For instance, users can now find their favorite characters more quickly thanks to a new search box for Pokemon collections.
They can type in almost anything related to the pokemon of choices, such as species, type, nickname or Pokedex number. It might seem a small detail, yet for those with extensive collections, this update was long overdue.
The mega patch comes with innovations to help those beginners in the art of catching Pokemons as well. From now on, players will have it easier to enrich their collections as they can choose to go to only to places they haven’t visited before. This is possible due to an indicator that marks the right PokeStops as unvisited spots.
Gyms Have Just Become more Engaging for Players
As for the main improvement of this June update, gyms received a large array of welcomed changes. First of all, players won’t have to struggle with only two unique slots anymore. On the contrary, they now have six of them at their disposal. Rival trainers will battle the characters in the assigned order.
However, Pokemons will be easier to defeat now than before. They will have a “motivation” line in the form of a heart. Over time, this boost weakens until the character is defeated. Therefore, players have to pay attention and feed them to make up for the lost motivation.
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