I'm thinking about leaving my Vaporeon at the gym near where I work. I know that I might be lucky to keep it there one or two days, but darnit, I wanna do it. So if when the gym falls, do I need to physically return to it to get my pokemon back?


No you do not! It returns to you automatically. As of Android version 0.35.0/iOS version 1.50, ousted defenders return to you with 0 HP, per the patch notes.

  • The 1hp is if you fight someone on the same team. If the gym gets taken over you're going to need to revive. – user157879 Jul 24 '16 at 0:09
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    @kriski I don't think that's true. I believe you only need to revive if you attack an enemy gym and lose. If your Pokemon is defeated in your own gym, it is returned with 1 HP. – Schism Jul 26 '16 at 4:10

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