Niantic comments on Gym Poaching and three step bug in Pokemon Go

Gym poaching has been one of the most frustrating exploits in Pokemon Go. A lot of players who regularly battle at Pokemon Go‘s gyms have faced at least one gym poacher. A gym poacher is someone that snatches a gym from you after you’ve done all of the hard work by clearing the gym from a rival team, and just before claiming it for your own team they swoop in and assign their Pokemon to it.

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Image: conowego.pl

Speaking at Hall H Panel of Pokemon Go at SDCC, Niantic Lab’s CEO, John Hanke, ascertained that the gym poaching exploit will be fixed in a future update. Hanke even took note of the comments from a fan who suggested that the winning team should be given a 30 second window to put down their Pokemon in the gym before people can claim it as their own.

However, no further details regarding how this idea would work or any discussion on other methods took place during the panel.

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Image: news.nextbigwhat.com

On the other hand, Hanke also discussed another glitch famously known as ‘three step bug.’ The ‘three step bug‘ hampers the tracking system of the game and has been troubling players since the game’s launch. He added that the development team is aware of the issue but hasn’t confirmed when the bug will be fixed.

This news comes as reassuring since it’s good to know that the developers are well aware of some of the most pressing issues plaguing the game right now, and it also suggests that a fix is going to be released soon.