Pokémon GO Gym Battle Mechanics Revealed
The people and the Pokémon Company and Niantic has revealed new ‘battle’ details on the upcoming mobile release of Pokémon GO. Here’s the information on how Gym Battles will work:
Players can battle using the Pokémon they’ve caught to gain control of a Gym. Players can defeat the defending Pokémon to reduce the Gym’s Prestige. Once the Gym’s Prestige reaches zero, the defending team loses control of the Gym, and the victor’s Pokémon can be assigned to defend the Gym.
When a team has control of a Gym, team members can increase its Prestige and level by training their Pokémon with other defending Pokémon. As the Gym gets to a higher level, the defending team gains the ability to assign more Pokémon to defend it. They can also team up with friends and battle together at a rival Gym to take down stronger Gyms faster.
The team has also talked about PokéCoins. Players can purchase PokéCoins, the in-game currency of Pokémon GO. PokéCoins can be exchanged on the App Store and Google Play for power-ups and extra items.
Pokémon GO will be free to download on the App Store and Google Play.