December 5th, 2016 | PokemonGo News
Building up gym prestige became much harder in November 2016, but the values are now reverted back to what they were prior to the November update.
You can raise your friendly gym prestige by up to 1000 points, if your pokemon have half the CP of the gym defenders. This means that raising prestige is doable again, but it also means that smart battles, as opposed to just applying brutal force (CP), makes a big difference. Being able to choose the right pokemon for your squad is becoming a crucial skill.
The formula for gym prestige points is:
- 500 * (Defender CP / Attacker CP) if your attacker has a lower CP than the defender;
- 310 * (Defender CP / Attacker CP) – 55 if your attacker has a higher CP than the defender.
You can discuss gym prestige and gym battles with other PokemonGo trainers at Pokemon151 Forums.