Tired of seeing the same pokémon in every gym? I am! Want to do something about it? Let's diversify! The next time that you take a gym, consider popping in your cool, weird, cute, rare, well-loved pokémon, instead of always those with the very highest CP. Everyone has memorized the type advantages for arcanine and exeggutor by now. But do they know what to field against your awesome starmie?
Yesterday, after work, the gym across the street belonged to my team, so I trained it up and installed my wigglytuft! On Sunday, the gym near my church hosted my porygon! I've put my golem and machamp in gyms. Next, I'm looking for an opportunity to show off my hitmonchan!
Of course everyone plays PokéGo in different ways, finding amusement in different aspects; I'm not suggesting abandoning any gameplay that's bringing happiness! But I am a bit tired of all the arcanines and snorlaxes stacked five deep around here. And with the recent update by which pokémon that you see in gyms get added to your "Seen" count, it's more fun than ever to exhibit your rare catches (and hatches) in gyms, knowing you're contributing to pokédexes! Also, of course, though I haven't gotten this update yet, myself, the imminent change to training, where you field a squad and the defenders normalize to match your trainer level, makes having the highest CP in the gym slightly less relevant? Or perhaps I think that only because I live in an urban area where gyms change hands often, so I get in, collect my defender bonus, and wait to welcome my fainted pokémon home. To hold a gym for more than an hour or two, even with my strongest, I need to go hiking...
Credit: I picked up this idea from Trainer Tips Nick
, one of my favorite YouTubers (and definitely my favorite pokéYouTuber). So far, it is indeed amusing me. :-) If it might amuse you, too, give it a try!