A couple of days ago I placed my Lapras in a distant Gym, and against all odds, it is still in there. I am quite interested in how he is doing, what and how many friends (fellow pokies) he has, what level the gym is, et cetera. Is there any in-game way to achieve this?

  • from the answers, it seems there is no way to know... then maybe we can request this feature to be added to Pokemon Go from Niantic... otherwise, it is like your son going off overseas, to establish himself, except for 20 years, you hear nothing from him and don't know how he is Oct 7, 2016 at 21:39

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As far as I know there is no way to know without being able to tap the gym itself.

Little unrelated, but one trick I heard before if you have many pokemon in many gyms you could rename them after the gyms so you know where they are if alive and where they are defeated (where you could go and regain control of the gym).


Tap on the gym. There's no other way.

It will be sufficient to be close enough to see it in order to tap on it. You don't need to be close enough to fight.

Inside you can see the level, prestige, etc... even the battles won by your Pokémon, if any. Also the height of the gym tower is a good indicator of the gym level.

  • It is for the cases when I am not close enough to the gym itself, and not begin able to click on it.
    – Mathias711
    Aug 25, 2016 at 8:49
  • @Mathias711 there is no other way than that. You can only see it when it's too late and you got your fainted Pokémon back.
    – dly
    Aug 25, 2016 at 8:50

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