So I watched, in game, a gym being taken by Valor. A level 17 player put in a Pokémon with CP 23. I then watched the prestige of the gym increase to greater then 40000 within 5 minutes. It was definitely in increments divisible by 1000. The gym was soon level 10 and when I looked soon there after there were 10 Pokémon all from level 30 players (one was level 31).
I think I can assume the following.
- A low CP Pokémon was placed for quick and easy fight for a high prestige gain.
- My understanding is that the gain should have been ~500 based on the CP of the competing Pokémon.
- At least 11 people were involved in this venture given the user that put in the first pokemon was not one in the gym after it was a full level 10.
The part I don't understand is how it seemed like the prestige was increasing by exactly 2000 each time I checked. I suppose I could justify it if 8 people were prestiging the gym at the same time with CP 28 Pokémon.
Am I missing something? Is the scenario above explainable with in game mechanics? It happened really fast over the course of ~8 minutes.