Pokémon GO Tips

3 Methods For How to Find GYM in Pokemon GO 

by Anna Sherry   Updated on 2023-01-30 / Update for  change location

Pokémon Go is a wildly popular augmented reality mobile game that allows players to catch and battle with Pokémon in the real world. In the game, players can visit virtual gyms located at real-world locations and battle their Pokémon against those of other players. 

how to find gym in pokemon go

Therefore, in this article, we'll provide multiple ways and a step-by-step guide on how to find a gym in Pokémon GO.

Method 1: Official Ways to Find Gyms

The official way to find a Gym in Pokemon Go is to walk around your neighborhood and hope that you find some. Usually, Pokemon Gyms are found at well-known or distinct places/buildings. 

However, now in the latest updates, Niantic has added the map feature, to locate gyms in your area. Unfortunately for now, only those gyms will be visible from where you have already earned a gym badge. Steps to use this feature to find a gym in Pokemon Go:

  • On the main screen of the game, tap the trainer profile icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Scroll down and find the "Gym Badges" section.
  • Tap the "List" button to view a list of your gym badges
  • To access the map, tap the map icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. This will bring you back to the in-game map, where you can search for gyms and their locations.

    steps to find gyms on pokemon go

Method 2: Using POGO Map to Find Gyms

POGO Map is a third-party website, which allows you to find a gym in Pokemon Go, with the help of inputs from players all over the world. You can easily find all the Pokemon Go Gyms and you can even add more Gyms to the map if you know them.

Steps to find a gym in Pokemon Go with Pogo Maps:

  • Go to the official website of Pogo Map.
  • Sign Up/ Log in using your google account or any other listed social account.
  • Simply search where you are and the Gyms will be visible on the map, represented by various symbols.
  • You can click on the symbols to check the exact location and name of the gym.

Method 3: An Old Trick Way to Find Gyms

PokeStops and Gyms in Pokémon Go were borrowed from Ingress, another augmented reality mobile game from Niantic. There is a universal map available for Ingress portals, which are equivalent to PokeStops and Gyms in Pokémon Go.

You can follow this guide to access the map, but it is a very complicated method to find gyms.

How to Go to These GYMs without Walking

If you don’t want to walk out of your home, you can still go to Pokemon Go Gyms, without even walking or going out. The Tenorshare iAnyGo allows you to spoof your location easily and even provides you with the iAnyGo Joystick, which helps you freely move in the game. The following steps will help you to use the iAnyGo Joystick Movement.

  • To access the joystick feature, first, open the program and connect your device to the computer. Select "Joystick Movement" (option 4), available on the home screen.

    joystick movement
  • The joystick will be displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen. You can then use the slider to set your desired movement speed, such as walking, cycling, or driving (maximum speed is 72 km/h).

    set speed
  • To start the GPS movement, drag the middle button to the circle and release it. You can adjust the direction 360 degrees while the movement is in progress, but make sure the mouse pointer is also placed in the circle when dragging the middle button.

    start joystick movement

What's More: How to Get a Pokemon Go GYM at Your House

If you are wondering, how to get a pokemon gym at your house, or how to get a pokemon go gym near you, then you should know that Niantic generally does not make people's houses into PokéStops, unless the home is also a point of interest (such as a unique "castle" in the town). 

However, there are other options to consider. Check if there are any nearby landmarks or features that could be designated as a PokéStop, such as a pond, park, or bench. Additionally, Niantic may allow a Little Free Library to be a PokéStop, so you could try setting one up near your house and submitting it for consideration. Steps to get a Pokemon Go GYM at your house:

  • Visit the Game’s support page.
  • You can fill out the given form to request your house to be a GYM.
  • Wait for the Niantic team to respond.
  • Make sure you try the tips mentioned above so that you have higher chance of getting a GYM at your house.

Wrap Up

Now you finally know how to find a gym in Pokemon Go, so go ahead and make sure you use all the tips given in this article and easily find all the Gyms in your area.