Legendary day today. A rural Lugia took over a gym. Here is my brothers take on our first legendary raid:
With an hour and 20 minutes left, my brother @SCArsenalGunner did not believe that it was possible to draw at least 10 trainers to our rural gym for a chance at capturing a legendary Pokemon. I reached out far and wide. First to local players that my brother and I play with daily, but that wasn't enough. I had to attract players from near by cities. Franticly, I began to reach out and Pokemon masters replied. I drew players from 30 minutes away with the promise of capturing their first legendary Pokemon. With 30 minutes left we only had a total on 9 players, yet I continued to network and advance the dream of owning a legendary Pokemon even though my brother @SCArsenalGunner told me it was not possible. Not willing to except defeat I reached out to a broader spectrum and messaged on Facebook, and discord with inviction and people were drawn once more. I accumulated a total of 16 people from nothing and the dream suddenly became a reality.
I had effectively drawn the active player base within our region and we were ready for battle. We took assault with 13 minutes left and dominated the Lugia defeating it with 136 seconds left!! I was beyond excited yet nervous at my first chance to catch a legendary!!
Both my brother and I were awarded a total of 7 premier balls because only 4 of us battling were from valor. I curved balled 4 great throws, 1 excellent, without success. I was more beyond nervous that my dream was fleeting with only two throws left. I threw another great throw and finally captured it on my 6th throw!!!! A great addition to my pokedex and rated at a 80 % IV.
However, my brother @SCArsenalGunner who is a exceptional Pokemon master was not able to catch it. Which demonstrates just how difficult it is to catch a legendary.
I, @SCArsenalGunner, do not have a Facebook, use discord, or any other app for communication. But, tonight me and my brother moved across town and there was a Lugia within view of our new home. We moved heavy objects up three flights of stairs for 3 hours and then a Lugia spawned nearby and I thought it could never be done. Here is what I get for that thinking. Lugia ran on me after my best effort. Didn't catch it, but loved the Pokemon community showing up from literally every region tonight!!
Here is a screen shot of all the tyranitars battling the gym and the start time and completion time once beated.
Until next time Lugia, until next time...