Pokémon Go’s New Gym system: What you need to know

Pokémon Go is about to launch a new Gym system — and they’re going to start by sending all your Pokémon back to you!

There’s a new Gym system coming to Pokémon Go and it promises to change the way the game is played. More social. More cooperative. More elements. We’ll have to wait until it launches to see exactly what Pokémon Go has planned, but here’s what we know so far.

June 16, 2017: Pokémon Go support warns of impending Gym shutdown.

A banner has appeared above the official Pokémon Go support page once again warning of the Gym closure:

Heads Up: Gyms will soon be closing temporarily for remodeling. Any Pokémon you’ve assigned to Gyms will be returned to you at that time.

The support team also posted the following on Reddit, similar to last week’s message:

As we get ready to update Pokémon GO, we want to ensure that Trainers have a sufficient heads up that Gyms will soon be disabled so that they can collect their Defender bonus. We will provide updates on our social channels in advance of Gyms closing in-game.

Some rumors suggest it could all be happening as soon as tomorrow. If that’s the case, get ready for any and all Pokémon you currently have assigned to you will be sent back.

(And a good time to power them up if you’ve increased in level since last those Pokémon were in your Pokédex.)