a core aspect of the original Pokémon games that inspired "Pokémon Go." But they were quickly taken over and abused by cheaters and so-called bots with overpowered Pokémon.
Now the game's developer, Niantic Labs, is temporarily closing all gyms for what it promises to be a significant update. A recent banner on Niantic's website said that gyms are "closing temporarily for remodeling," and that any Pokémon currently in gyms will be returned to their owners.
This massive reset of the gym system in "Pokémon Go" has players speculating about changes that could be coming ahead of real-world events Niantic has planned this summer.