Players who have been making good use of Pokemon GO‘s updated gym system might be frustrated to learn that their bonuses for leaving a Pokemon defender in their team’s locations don’t appear to be applying as of right now. According to a post on the Niantic Support Twitter, the bonuses are not being awarded due to an issue that the team is currently trying to fix.
Trainers, we’ve noticed a brief interruption in which Defender bonuses are not being awarded. Stay tuned for a fix shortly.
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) July 17, 2017
Gym bonuses were a good way to incentivize Pokemon GO players to actually make use of the game’s gym system, prior to this unexpected bug. Whereas the combat arenas used to be full of Dragonites and other high-strength creatures, the recent update has allowed for a lot more variation in encounters, as well as meaning that players of all levels can help out their teams.