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Trainers confused about mysteriously appearing gyms in Pokemon Go

Published: 15/Sep/2020 3:05

by Paul Cot


Gyms have been mysteriously appearing outside Pokemon Go trainers’ homes. This has led to understandable confusion but there is an explanation for it.

One trainer shared that they got invited to a Remote Raid. They accepted but when the timer got down to 20 seconds and nobody else joined, they opted to leave.

Following that they drove 30 minutes across their town to find a brand new gym where they live. It was hosting a Mega Raid and was the exact one they had just been invited to.

Other players have shared similar stories. As you may have guessed, these aren’t brand new gyms at all, though.

[Bug] Gym showed up by my gf’s house after leaving remotely invited raid from r/TheSilphRoad

Fake gyms

Instead, they are seemingly ‘left over’ data from the gym you tried to join for the Remote Raid. “When remote raiding, a fake gym is spawned just for you beyond the horizon for you to raid on it,” JaxomNC surmised on Reddit.

“Usually the game will reclaim it once the raid has ended or after capture but, it appears there is sometimes a memory leak and the game will not always not remove it. So you may happen to stumble on several fake gyms packed together if you walk or drive closer to area that’s is lying outside your view range in the direction you had the fly-by move to the gym.”

Other trainers shared that in their experience the ‘fake’ gym only gets removed upon restarting the Pokemon Go app. Despite it being there, it cannot be interacted with, simply saying that the gym is out of range.

In the case of this particular Pokemon Go trainer, it doesn’t appear to be coincidence that the gym appeared in their changed location. It would have appeared regardless of where they went to.

As usual there is an explanation for this Pokemon Go glitch of sorts. We don’t know whether it’s intentional, just a by-product of the Remote Raid system or a way to make gathering data within the game more efficient.

In short though, the new gyms spawning outside of your house aren’t real!


Pokemon players put on notice as ‘Temtem’ confirmed for PS5

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:04 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 17:05

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon inspired game Temtem is now coming to the PS5 as an early access console debut exclusive.

Temtem is an increasingly popular MMORPG game which was first made available on the PC back in January 2020. It had already been announced for next-gen consoles – PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, as well as the Nintendo Switch.

However, it is PlayStation players that will get to experience Temtem first though, as it will come to the PS5 on December 8. Releases dates for the Xbox systems and Nintendo Switch have yet to be announced, but it will be launching at some point in 2021.

The official PlayStation blog confirmed that the game will feature crossplay between the PS5 and PC. Presumably, this means it will feature crossplay between all consoles when it is eventually released universally.

Unfortunately, Temtem won’t be free. The standard edition will cost $37.49 and the deluxe edition $57.49. You can find the differences between the two versions below:

Temem Standard Deluxe Version Differences
PlayStation Blog
It’ll cost you an extra 20$ for the Early Access – Camo Outfit…

Pokemon clone?

Any time a game comes out where there are various different creatures to collect and put them into battle together, comparisons to Pokemon are naturally drawn. Attempts to emulate the franchise should come as no surprise given how incredibly successful it has been.

One thing that Crema is trying to differentiate from Pokemon, is that of the game’s difficulty. “Temtem also offers some more activities, catering to the more hardcore players out there. Attempt to take on Dojo leaders in new increasingly difficult battles in weekly challenges, hunt for ultra-rare, specially colored Temtems called Lumas at the Saipark, or fish for one of the many (10,368 to be exact!) variations of Koish at the Nuru Lodge,” the PlayStation blog shared.

This is in addition to ranked battles. The developers promise that these battles will be determined by skill rather than luck.

While it’s certain that Pokemon will remain at the top of the mountain, Temtem proves that there is room for a competitor. They’ve certainly got the console advantage, but time will tell if they can even lay a glove on the monster that is the Pokemon franchise.