Trainers,

Niantic’s official Pokémon GO account has just tweeted that “we’ll be temporarily disabling Gyms starting June 19”.

The exact time when gyms will be disabled is not yet known, nor how long gyms will stayed disabled. We’ve reached out to Niantic for more information on the concrete timing of this change.

Update: even Niantic doesn’t know the concrete time! – source

I don’t have an exact time. There’s a lot of moving pieces to this process so it would be hard to promise any timeframe. But I can say that it will likely happen within West Coast, USA business hours.

Official Tweet:

Official banner at Niantic’s Support page:

Gyms will temporarily close starting Monday, June 19. Any Pokémon you’ve assigned to Gyms will be returned to you at that time.

NianticIndigo on reddit:

Heads Up: Trainers, make sure you collect your Defender bonus before Gyms go offline on Monday, June 19th.

What awaits Trainers once Gyms reopen is largely unknown, aside from what earlier data mining efforts hinted: berry feeding and real-time push notifications for various aspects of the new system.

Aside from this, a new Pokémon GO update (version 0.65) is expected to land soon. There are currently no leaks or additional information about the contents of the 0.65 update, but it is expected that the update will bring the following:

  • Gym update related image assets and client-side changes
  • Plethora of bug fixes for the client app
  • A possible move overhaul

We’ll be covering the Pokémon GO gym update in details as it starts rolling out. Stay tuned Trainers, we’ll experience this one together. We can’t emphasise how much we’re excited for this update, but we think you share our excitement.

In any case, Monday is the day. Read up on everything we know about the gym rework here.

  • Antonio Mercurio

    well around 4 days to gym reowork!! Hoping to see a trailer?!?!

  • Pascal F

    Hope they will fix the eternal issue with pokemon taking damage and fainting even when you successfully dodge.

  • Greg Scott

    This is a blessing in disguise. I’m not dealing with the gyms anymore and might possibly get my life back. Niantic made lots of money off of me but until someone realizes that not putting a cap on the teams was a grave mistake. Mystic out numbers Instinct 20 to 1 so what chance does Instinct really have anymore ? It’s like being in a boxing match where the ring is full of competitors and your the only one on your side. Goodbye Pokémon Go.

    • Higher_Ground

      Of the six gyms I can see from my office, half are Instinct and the other half are Valor. I’m on Instinct and I know there are neighborhoods that were blocked out for months with lvl 10 gyms, all on team Instinct.

      That being said, I do agree there’s a lot fewer people on Instinct – they just seem more motivated to hold gyms. Of the three Valor gyms near my work, 2 of them stay Valor, if you take them down they’re right back up in a matter of hours. In the last few months it’s gotten rather predictable which way a gym will generally go. Lucky for me the other four nearby turn over fairly often.