1. Rafagon's Avatar
    I still have reservations.

    Once I join a gym that may not be the closest one to my home, am I allowed to leave it and join another gym closer to my home? Is this an easy process? Or am I stuck at the gym that I join forever?

    Furthermore, can one revive/heal one's Pokmon from home or does one have to travel to the gym IRL each and every time one of one's Pokmon need healing, reviving, etc.?

    I did read iMore’s article entitled “How to add your Pokmon to an established Gym in Pokmon Go” but the aforementioned concerns were not addressed in that article.

    If anyone can provide more information, I’d be indebted to you.

    Basically—I just feel like I’ve gone through a lot of work to collect my Pokmon, evolve and power them up, and I don’t want them all to get massacred because I didn’t know enough about gyms before I joined one.
    Last edited by Rafagon; 08-11-2016 at 10:35 PM.
    08-11-2016 09:03 AM
  2. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Ok, I'm not going to be your best source of info on this topic as I've only fought two battles and got my rear handed to me both times. I can definitely tell you that you can revive/heal your Pokemon from anywhere. You don't have to be at a gym.
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    08-11-2016 09:39 AM
  3. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Gyms change control all the time, what you're joining is a team. You take control of gyms from other teams by battling those gyms and reducing the prestige points to zero and placing your own Pokmon there. Then you can train at that gym to raise prestige points for your gym and raise the level so more people from your team can place Pokmon there. Likewise, other teams can battle at your gym to reduce the prestige points to zero and take it over. It's a constant cycle.
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    08-11-2016 11:38 AM
  4. Ron7624's Avatar
    I'm on a plane, and left a Pokeymon in California in a gym. I just revitalized him and I'm over Arizona lol.
    Go ahead and join and defend all you want. You can't loose a Pokeyman and you probably will not be in any active gym over an hour. I have not been able to stay in a gym and I've joined 20 or more.
    Fear not, it's fun!
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    08-11-2016 12:45 PM
  5. Rafagon's Avatar
    Gyms change control all the time, what you're joining is a team. You take control of gyms from other teams by battling those gyms and reducing the prestige points to zero and placing your own Pokmon there. Then you can train at that gym to raise prestige points for your gym and raise the level so more people from your team can place Pokmon there. Likewise, other teams can battle at your gym to reduce the prestige points to zero and take it over. It's a constant cycle.
    Thank you for that. So my question now is, if I join a gym that isn’t the closest to my house, am I going to be able to leave that gym and join a different gym that might be closer to my house IRL?
    08-11-2016 08:37 PM
  6. Rafagon's Avatar
    The other day there was a gym very close to my house that was Blue (my team) and then suddenly it was Red (not my team). This goes in line with what Mr. @metllicamilitia. What happens if I join a gym that is my team (Blue) and then it’s suddenly taken over by Red? Do I get kicked out? Does my Pokmon that was staying at that gym die? I’m sorry to ask these questions which are probably very dumb but I want to know exactly what I’m doing before I join a gym. I am actually very scared of doing so, but …. what’s the worse that can happen? One of my Pokmon gets stunned? I can revive him, right? I already know that I’m not supposed to leave MY BEST POKEMON at a gym belonging to my team.
    08-11-2016 08:41 PM
  7. Rafagon's Avatar
    In short, I’ve been “building my army” (capturing and collecting Pokmon) and I’m totally happy with that phase of the game; now I know that I must move on to the next stage (joining a gym). Any and all advice will be appreciated.

    Update: I’m level 19 now!

    Here are my top Pokmon based on CP:

    -img_2253.jpg

    PS: I have a ton of (seventeen, to be exact) Raticate. Do I send 15 of them to the Professor? What’s my best option? Do I just keep all seventen in my Pokmon inventory?

    Thanks,

    Rafael “Rafagon"
    08-11-2016 08:45 PM
  8. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Thank you for that. So my question now is, if I join a gym that isnt the closest to my house, am I going to be able to leave that gym and join a different gym that might be closer to my house IRL?
    You can place one Pokmon in as many gyms have open slots. Only one Pokmon per player per gym. Once you're Pokmon is removed from the gym, it is left fainted and needs a revive used on it and then potions to fully restore HP. As prestige points are lowered at a gym and a level gets dropped, the weakest Pokmon in the gym is removed. For example, a level 3 gym with 3 Pokmon CP's 100, 200, and 300, loses prestige points and becomes a level 2 gym. The CP's 200, and 300 remain while the CP 100 is removed. The only way to lose ownership of a Pokmon in any game is to remove it yourself, in this case by transferring.
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    08-11-2016 09:29 PM
  9. Rafagon's Avatar
    Thanks a million, man. You’ve been extremely helpful… not just with this but with all of my previous dumb questions!

    Thank you kindly.

    -Rafagon
    08-11-2016 10:33 PM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    I've dabbled in the gyms a few times, just need to get a few more high-CP Pokmon
    08-12-2016 06:42 AM
  11. Rafagon's Avatar
    I've dabbled in the gyms a few times, just need to get a few more high-CP Pokmon
    My 1023-CP Vaporeon (my highest-CP Pokmon) got his *** kicked when I tried to join a [friendly] gym today. It was my first time at a gym. Assuming the Pokmon you see on the gym’s “title page” is the one that fights the Pokmon you try to place in the gym, then I guess I simply pitted him against the “wrong” type of opponent (i.e. one whose attacks on my Pokmon were more effective than mine on his).

    Gotta print this out and bring it with me, or have it bookmarked and at the ready before I try again:

    -pokemonchart.jpg
    08-13-2016 04:27 PM
  12. Rafagon's Avatar
    I just now learned by pure accident that when you're glancing at a gym, you can swipe left and right to see all the Pokmon (and their Trainers) who are defending that particular gym. So when I initiate a battle (friendly or otherwise) with a Pokmon at a gym that I'm at, will my Pokmon be battling the particular Pokmon that's on my screen at that moment? Or will my Pokmon always have to battle the top Pokmon at that gym (the one with the crown)?
    08-13-2016 09:12 PM
  13. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I just now learned by pure accident that when you're glancing at a gym, you can swipe left and right to see all the Pokmon (and their Trainers) who are defending that particular gym. So when I initiate a battle (friendly or otherwise) with a Pokmon at a gym that I'm at, will my Pokmon be battling the particular Pokmon that's on my screen at that moment? Or will my Pokmon always have to battle the top Pokmon at that gym (the one with the crown)?
    You will always battle all the Pokmon at the gym from weakest to strongest.
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    08-13-2016 09:44 PM
  14. Ron7624's Avatar
    Very cool tip @Rafagon. I didn't know that swipe trick.
    I have found that at a gym, the app automatically loads the most effective Pokeymon in your cache of o do the first battle. Or it seems that way because I always have a different fighter at different gyms and I usually win.
    08-14-2016 04:08 AM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    I definitely take a look at the others. There's one here that had a Magikarp (10CP) the other day. Had to laugh
    08-14-2016 07:44 AM
  16. Ron7624's Avatar
    They do that to make it easy to build prestige in their gyms... Then they fight their own guy and win easily and there are other gym members are able to do the same.
    08-14-2016 08:37 AM
  17. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    I've got four on different gyms right now. Don't worry about it. If it's an empty gym, or a same team gym with an empty space, just Drop your Pokmon in, go to the shop page, tap the shield icon at the top right, claim your defenders bonus, and you're done.

    If and when the Gym gets taken over by a rival team, your Pokmon will return to you, and you can revive and heal it.

    if you have to level up the same team gym to make a slot, or a fight a rival team to take control of the gym, it's more complicated, but you can still leave Pokmon there and basically forget about them until they return to you. Just make sure you claim your defenders bonus whenever the timer runs out and you have a Pokmon on the gym.

    Have fun!

    -img_1471196682.816054.jpg
    Ron7624 and Rafagon like this.
    08-14-2016 12:44 PM

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