I haven't seen anything official about it, but today when I was walking home from work, I noticed several pokestops are no longer accessible because they seem to have been converted into gyms. Anyone else seen this?
Has anyone heard anything about this, are more gyms actually being added, or is it a glitch?
I was on the fence about it at first - on the one hand, I live in a small town with only three gyms (and I know there are towns with no gyms), and this change would place two gyms directly on my preferred route to work (formerly there was one gym a few minutes out of my way, the other two being in the opposite direction). On the other hand we also don't have many pokestops and it would reduce the ones on my route from four to two (the struggle to keep enough pokeballs on hand ugh). But if gyms will be acting as pokestops as well, then I'm all on board!
(though what I'd much rather see is a way to request new pokestop/gym locations so those of us in rural areas can keep up with everyone else. Granted, with three gyms and a whopping 15 - 20 pokestops, my town is way better off than most, but still nowhere near what it is in a city. But still, converting a few pokestops to gyms certainly won't hurt rural areas)
I have too. It's a legit change and probably because in the revamp there'll only be 6 Pokemon per GYm (and also with Raid Battles more to actually do with Gyms!). I'll (or someone else) will do a Daily article in a bit reporting on that.
Note also that Gyms when they reopen will also act like a Pokestop in giving you items when spun. You won't lose any ability to gain items! However, you won't be able to place lures on Gyms.
Yeah I saw that the new gyms would give items like pokestops, so that's exciting!
The gyms around here change hands several times a day between the same three or four people, and are never levelled up very high, so I didn't even know the cap was 10 pokemon until now lol I've never seen one with more than four or five, I just assumed the cap was probably 6.
Although I'm sad about not being able to use lures on them - there's only one place in town where two stops are right next to each other AND that was a convenient location to sit, and now one of them is a gym (all the other stops within reach of each other are on main street, so you have to stand on the sidewalk)