Trail Pointers: #004

Gyms Can Be Sniped After Each Individual Pokemon is Defeated

Contrary to what the game appears to show you, Gym Prestige isn't awarded in a lump sum after a combat session completes!

Prestige is actually awarded after each individual Pokemon is defeated in combat. This means that enemies can "snipe" (steal) your opportunity to deploy while you're still fighting!

If a Gym receives enough Prestige that a new slot opens up, or the Gym's team overturns while you are still battling, you may wish to flee the battle before defeating all the deployed Pokemon. Otherwise, you leave that slot vulnerable to passersby!