With Pokémon Go‘s latest gym rework bringing a fresh approach to the battle system, trainers have been attempting to leave their defending Pokémon behind in gyms as long as possible to reap the in-game bonuses. However, according to Niantic, a current bug has kept players from receiving their Defender coins.
The official Niantic Support Twitter noted the issue and confirmed a bug fix update will allow trainers to receive their prizes. “Trainers, we’ve noticed a brief interruption in which Defender bonuses are not being awarded. Stay tuned for a fix shortly.”
Trainers, need help with a purchase or logging in? File a ticket via our Help Center: https://t.co/nEgGuGTiLw. We’re happy to look into it.
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) July 15, 2017
The latest gym system has taken a stark departure from the one seen at launch, with up to six different Pokémon now allowed to defend a gym, instead of the former level system that allowed duplicates of Pokémon, including high CP defenders like Blissey, to run a location. The update also incentivizes players through rewarding Defenders in-game coins once they are knocked out of the gym and turning each location into a PokéStop.
While the issue still seems to be present as of the release of this article, Niantic will surely remedy the problem within the week, as Chicago’s Pokémon Go Fest and its global festivities will take place Saturday, July 22nd. Trainers attending the event will have access to exclusive gyms and the chance to battle an ultimate gym, while the rest of the world can support their progress by catching Pokémon during certain time slots on the day of the event. All signs are pointing to legendary Pokémon Raids being the ultimate prize for completing the event challenges.
Pokémon Go is now available on iOS and Android devices.
Source: Game Rant