mashable.com - 6 days ago
Raids are coming to 'Pokémon Go'
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! 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: The new Gyms will add a spinnable Photo Disc (just like PokéStops) that will distribute unique items. Trainers will also receive Gym Badges—mementos of adventures that they can level up, increased rewards, and bonus items at Gyms. Gyms will now feature six permanent slots that can be filled by the controlling team’s Pokémon, and opposing teams will battle Pokémon in the order they were assigned to the Gym. The new motivation system introduces an interactive factor for Pokémon assigned to a Gym that will impact their potential Combat Power (CP).
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