Turned #137 gold this afternoon.
#534, #535, #536, #537, #538 & #539
6 new Gold over the last 10 days
5 from Town 22 - 12/22
1 from Town 21 - 8/28
Was in Town 21 two day in row. In that time a new Gym appears. Also found 2 new ones in my home area while looking for Amphorus Raids.
#540, #541, #542 & #543
2 from Town 25 - (2/4)
1 from Town 22 - (13/23)
1 from Town 21 - (8/28)
#541 & #542 were both drop in stay full time Gyms.
First Gold for February
1 from New Gyms 4 - (2/10)
New Gyms are appearing quicker than I can work on them.
20 Gyms Golded in January.
Got #107 gold after a raid there during CD hours yesterday, it is the newest gym on a big street full of gyms, it was a pokestop previously.
Got #108 gold after a raid there today, it’s located at a big shopping plaza and always occupied by opposing teams, so I thought why not just make this gym gold by raiding only, 0 battle victory, 0 time defended, 0 berry feeding.
#545, #546, #547 & #548
1 from Area 4 - (4/17) two short stays then 18 days straight to finish.
2 from Town 21 - (11/29)
1 from Town 22 - (14/22)
#549, #550, #551, #552, #553, #554, #555, #556 & #557
9 new ones since last post
1 from Town 13 (2/12)
4 from Town 21 (15/31)
1 from Town 22 (15/22)
2 from Towns 25 (4/4)
1 from Town7 East (15/30)
2 of these were full time stay
3 were only 2-3 return take back
Got #109 gold after a raid today, it’s located at a hamburger restaurant, not far from #108. Another gym with 0 battle victory.
#558, #559, #560, #561, #562, #563, #564, #565, #566 & #567
Didn’t realise I hadn’t updated for a couple of weeks. Made some good progress and finished a few off.
1 from my poor reception list that was a 1 sitting. Took me 5 trips out to a remote area to finally hold reception long enough to take the Gym. Previous occupants were 140 days.
1 from Area 6.1 - 2/9
2 from Area 8
1 from Town 7East - 16/30
1 from Town 22 - 17/22
4 from Town 21 - 21/31
I’ve redefined the Gym listing into smaller areas between home and work as the rate of new inclusions was making my list per area too big.
#568, #569, #570, #571 & #572
1 from Area 8 - (29/29)
1 from Area 10
2 from Town 21 - (22/31)
1 from Town 7West - (17/24)
#573 & #574
2 from Town 21 - (24/31)
Got #110 gold after a raid today, it’s the first of 3 gyms in the area and next to a school which is still closed currently
#575, #576, #577
2 more from Town 21 - (26/31)
1 from another 1 sitting after a 3hr turn around hike through Forrest walking trails. These ones are always a gamble with low to no reception.
Lost signal mid way through the hike but got it back once halfway up hill.
I’ve got 3 lengths of PVC pipe I’ve used to build myself a 4.5m antenna in the field.
I put the hot spot phone on one piece and add each 1.5m section while going up leaning against a tree. The things I do for Gold Gyms . Going to look at getting a Drone to do the same thing so I can get some more height as I’ve tried a 4th section on my portable modular antenna but it gets too much bend and collapses.
#578 & #579
2 from Town 21 - (28/31)
Only 31 so far. Not a priority of mine, at least not yet. But will check on it now and then…
Got #111 gold couple days ago. It’s at the intersection of two main roads with limited parking spots that can reach the gym. My mon was able to stay there for 1+ day and did a raid while it was there, it turned gold before my mon was kicked from the gym.
Got #112 gold yesterday. It’s in an industrial area at the border with another city. For one time my mon stayed there for 4+ day, which really helped on advancing the gym badge progress. It turned gold after I dropped my mon there yesterday.
Got #113 gold today, it is in a small park and second of the 3 gyms with #110 in the area. It turned gold while I took over the gym.
Got #114 gold today, it’s a church, used to be a pokestop and became the newest gym in the area not far from #111. A raid there today was enough to push it gold.
#580 & #581
1 from Towns 24 (7/8) - a few short stays followed by a final stay of 12 days to finish it.
1 from another 1 stay from start to finish. Took this as a tester on our trip to farm Pokemon for >100km XL Candy Trading. We lost this 2hrs after it had gone Gold on the same day we were going back for a second trip to farm more Trades.
Add #582 to the list now also.
1 from Area 6.1 (3/10) Was expecting this to take another day at least as this one has been hotly contested. There’s been a fair bit of shenanigans played out with this one including some filthy GPS cheaters. I’ve caught 1 with 2 accts and the Wife caught another same colour as us. Suspect it could be the same person but hard to know. So glad I’m done with it. This was a Gym I had created.
#583, #584, #585
3 more over last 8 days. Progress is slow this month compared to the pace so far this year. Lots of new Gyms and Areas being started.
1 from Town 7East - (17/30) This is part of a cluster of 4 Gyms reached from parking in a particular spot. This is Raid hour spot and the first of the 4 to turn Gold.
1 start to finish sitting in Bush Walking country.
1 from Area 6.1 - (3/11) I can see this Gym on screen from home.