Ever since the gym renovation, we’ve had raids and done away with training in gyms of our corresponding colors. If there’s no more training, why is there still an Ace Trainer badge?
Probably because some people work hard to earn it and it would be unfair to them if it was removed from the game.
I know quite a lot of trainers who earned that badge by putting in a lot of time training / prestiging gyms before the gym rework came into effect (some upwards of 5,000 battles) and it would definitely be unfair to them to remove it.
It would be good however if in future alterations to the gym system, they brought prestiging / training back. It was fun using mons with half the CP of defenders to boost gym prestige.
I was 153 short of earning the Gold Ace Trainer badge when they did the gym rework. Before the gym rework, it was hard to find one of team’s gyms to train at though.
I was quite a late starter to the game 12/28/2016 and got mine to 1926 through a lot of hours bashing away leveling up Gyms 10K XP each level after L6. I’d be quite disappointed if they took the badge away.
It would be nice if they could develop something in the game that could continue that on.
I’m actually sad that we can no longer raise that badge, since i got only to silver
I agree, I’d rather see it return than being removed. In my area, gyms are predominantly one color, and full. If I can’t fight them and can’t fill them, training could at least help me gain points towards a gold gym. Plus, I’m now stuck with a bronze badge.