So it’s that time again!
Due to the (not so recent) recent update, many more Pokemon, Abilities and Moves became available for the community to use. Because of this, it became time to update the Gym Teams again. However, this time, things are a little different.
The overall system will be the same, however, the normal gyms (20-90) are no longer as difficult as they can be. Each gym team is now centered around a theme, meaning that they are not necessarily as “impossible” as they were. These are designed to teach players that are newer to the competitive scene about different strategies, not to challenge the players that already know everything. These themes are as follows:
Rock Gym: Sturdy + Entry Hazards
Water Gym: Rain
Electric Gym: Volt-Turning/Momentum
Grass Gym: Status
Poison Gym: Stall
Psychic Gym: Trick Room
Fire Gym: Sun
Ground Gym: Phazing
The Level 100 Gyms will remain as they have been (but with different Pokemon), which will now be the more challenging part of the gyms for the experienced players.
As of this being posted, the Hall of Fame has been cleared and all players who have acquired the navy/red name have had them reverted to grey, as they will have no longer beaten the most recent gyms. Badges will not be universally reset and you must contact Smushi to get them reset.