My Mons being knocked out of gyms then left empty


#1

Hi is it possible for a someone to set up a spoof account to target my username and knock it out of a gym within 50 mins of me putting one in?

I thought it was a spoofer messing with me… but after some experimenting (putting a Pokémon in the gym at all hours) within 50 mins the gym is battled then left empty. Anyone else is left alone it’s just if I join the gym.

It seems like some automated programme is just waiting for me to join a gym…

It sounds paranoid I know but it’s what is happening…

Any advice?


#2

Hmm, sounds like there are bots in your area that are programmed to take down specific gyms when certain criteria are met. It’s relatively uncommon nowadays, but still happens.


#3

Thanks for the reply, any way around it? Is this something that could continue infinitely, Even after the person who created the bot no longer cares?


#4

There’s no way around it unless the bots owner stops them from doing that. Sorry no-one can really help, but I hope it does get better!


#5

Did you try adding to gyms already captured by someone else of your own color? (there is a slight chance the bot script won’t notice you then) Or does it happen to everybody who’s not of a specific color?
Another thing to test: you can change your nickname within the game settings. (I never tried myself, but the option is there).


#6