For its first birthday — can you believe it’s almost been a year? — Pokémon Go is getting a massive update. With it comes a revamped Gym system and…raids!
SEE ALSO: A major new ‘Pokémon Go’ update is on the way
Under the shade of some trees just outside the Los Angeles Convention Center last week, I got a tour of the new features coming in the Pokémon Go updates that will be slowly rolling out as of today.
Gyms, Your Defending Pokémon, and Gym Badges
In an attempt to balance Gyms, Niantic will be introducing a few changes, summarized in these two paragraphs from a press release:
You’ll be able to see all six defending Pokémon in one shot, as opposed to the current Gym system which has players swiping through them one at a time. Of the six, each has to be of a different species to ensure variety in each Gym. …
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