Gym Update

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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.

finally 

well hope it works out

I've noticed the water and fire team run around weather (Rain and Sun), 

When two different weather changing pokemon enter the battle, the battle will close. What is the course of action the gyms will take to allow for this, will re-throws happen? or does the gymleaders pokemon be sent out and the challenger must choose another?

I am aware that conflicting weather is a huge issue right now, especially for rain/sun teams, however, seeing as it is unavoidable, it would be better to avoid using conflicting weather to avoid crashing the battle, at least for the time being. I know it limits the choices for the challenger, but it is unavoidable right now.

However, if it does occur, rethrows will be available to try and avoid it, especially if one of the weather-setters has fainted.