Pokemon Go: How to defeat a high level gym leaders and conquer the gyms

How do you win Gym battles in Pokémon Go? By putting together a great roster of little monsters and by having a good strategy!

Once you hit the fifth level in Pokémon Go, you can pit your creatures against others at your neighborhood Pokémon Gym — for fame, glory, and some Pokécoins, of course.

But how do you go about getting to a gym, fighting, and winning? Here's the deal.

Of course the first thing you need to do is to find a Pokemon gym. Once you've found a gym and have chosen a team you can start battling with the gym leader. There are three types of gym — neutral, friendly, or enemy.

Read this article, Are you on the right gym?

Neutral Gym
A neutral gym can be claimed by any of the three teams; to claim a gym, you assign one of your Pokémon to hang out and fight for you (and your team). You can only assign one of your Pokémon per gym — once a gym is claimed, it becomes a level 2 friendly or enemy gym, and has a spot for up to one other Pokémon from a member of that faction.

Friendly Gym
If a member of your faction holds the gym, you can spar amongst your teammates to raise your gym's prestige, and thus, its level — the higher the gym's level, the more Pokémon that your different team members can station there (and the harder it becomes to overthrow). Gyms range from level 2 (two Pokémon from different members of your faction) to level 10 (ten Pokémon from different members of your faction), and Pokémon are ordered from lowest CP (combat power) to highest.

Enemy Gym
Enemy gyms are, well — the enemy! As such, you fight at an opposing gym to reduce your opponent's prestige and eventually conquer it for your own team. Unlike training at friendly gyms, you can use up to six of your Pokémon against the up to 10 gym leaders.

Winning will net you personal experience points, subtract from your opponent's Gym prestige, and — with enough battling — remove your enemy's claim to that gym.

Now how do you win over these high level gym leaders?
If you want to be the best Pokémon Trainer in all the land, you have to level up some Pokémon to do your dirty work. Catch Pokémon to earn Stardust and Candy. Those two items can help either Power Up or Evolve your critters.

Build a good gym team
The best way to build a good gym team is to look at the CP (Combat Power) of your various Pokémon. Some Pokémon — especially evolved versions like Hypno and Clefable — can be caught with high Combat Power in the wild, and those are the ones you'll want to build up. (10km Pokémon eggs tend to have high-level creatures in them, too.)

Improve you Pokemon Level
Improve your Pokemon's level by feeding candies or by stardust. To improve your Pokémon's CP, you'll typically need 1 piece of candy and 200-800 bits of Stardust; this usually results in a 20-80 point CP jump for your critter.

You can also evolve your Pokemon with candy. Candies were earned when you catch Pokemon. For example, a Bulbasuar to be able level-up to Ivysaur you need at least 25 Bulbasuar candies.

Generally, we recommend to avoid using your Stardust until you reach level 20 and start catching higher-level creatures; if you want to start battling early, however, spend it on just one or two Pokémon (ideally who are already at a relatively high CP) to start out, then expand your roster at level 20.

Match up Pokémon with their opposing types before a battle
Here's a quick list of each element type, and what opposing types of Pokémon are best-suited to take them down:

  • Normal: Fighting
  • Fire: Water, Ground, Rock
  • Water: Electric, Grass
  • Electric: Ground
  • Grass: Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
  • Ice: Fire, Fighting, Rock, Steel
  • Fighting: Flying, Psychic, Fairy
  • Poison: Ground, Psychic
  • Ground: Water, Grass, Ice
  • Flying: Electric, Ice, Rock
  • Psychic: Bug, Ghost
  • Bug: Fire, Flying, Rock
  • Rock: Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Steel
  • Ghost: Ghost
  • Dragon: Ice, Dragon, Fairy
  • Steel: Fire, Fighting, Ground
  • Fairy: Poison, Steel
Tap-tap-tap, swipe-swipe-swipe
The name of the game is tapping and swiping — with the occasional tap-and-hold to use your Pokémon's Special Power. When you enter a Gym battle, you'll be able to hit your opponent at any time after the "Go!" command has been given — and they'll be able to hit you, too.

Start out fights with dodging your opponent's basic attacks by swiping left or right to move around the screen.

Tap and hold on the screen and two black bars will sink down on either side to let you know the special attack is being released. While this is happening, you can't add any further fight moves, nor can your opponent dodge.

Once you conquer a gym, you can visit the Shop daily (once every 20 hours) to collect the fruits of your labor: free Pokécoins and some extra Stardust. It's a great way to circumvent the insanity of in-app purchases and generate some nice rep for your team.

Source: How to win Pokémon Go battles and conquer gyms
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