Gyms won’t be based on Prestige and training anymore. They’ll have permanent slots, six of them, that can be filled by a controlling team’s Pokémon. Each slot will need to be filled with a unique Pokémon, so you can’t have more than one Blissey assigned to a gym at a time. Players will also be able to get Gym Badges when they’re traveling the Pokémon world, even leveling up those mementos.
A new motivation system will also be implemented, changing how players interact with gyms. When a Pokémon is assigned to a gym, a motivation meter will show up. As said Pokémon loses motivation, it will become easier to defeat, at least temporarily. This means players will have to tend to their Pokémon, since they can treat them to Berries to restore motivation. If a Pokémon loses all of its motivation, it will leave the Gym and return to its trainer the next time it loses a battle.
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