After work today I made some rounds at my local gyms. The first gym, my home gym or the only one on the map from my house, had a level three Raid about to start in 14 minutes. I gave 5 of my teammates' pokemon berries (including my Blissy) until they reached full health and I fed a golden razz berry to a near dead Dragonite that was happy to be flying above 3,000 CP for a short time again. While I was busy feeding berries a black car pulled up behind me without me noticing. Then he proceeded to reverse and in what looked like an evasive maneuver from "Fast and Furious" he backed into a parking spot out of GPS range from the gym. It was one fluid motion. I shook my head and decided to go to the next gym up the road a ways and come back for the level 3 raid after it had started (hopefully someone would be there to help me beat it by then). The next gym was owned by two level 30 instinct trainers. I used a Dragonite and beat their Execcutor and Typholsion in under 2 minutes without having to use a revive on my Dragonite. When I look up, the black car from before is there, this time quadruple parked, but in GPS range of the gym. I figured its either another pokemon go player or I have a tail so I got out of my car and went over to meet another trainer. Turns out it was the infamous trainer named PokeNinja that I've never run into but always see around town representing in Valor gyms! He had followed me. He wanted to battle the level 3 gym and knew I had been playing pokemon before because the Pokemon were fully motivated at the first gym because of me having fed them berries. We waited 7 minutes at the gym I just took down (he was locked out of the gym I had taken down right before he got there). We talked about GOFest, shared pokes, strategies, etc, and agreed to go battle whatever had hatched from the level three egg. It was a Machamp, I was excited, for him it was a Pokedex entry and he was more than happy he chased me down to battle it with him.
He was a level 30, I'm level 36, we beat the Machamp with I want to say more than 90 seconds to spare. He battled with a legacy Executor with Confusion Solar Beam, a powered up Espeon C/FS, a Dragonite with Hurricane, and I battled with a Dragonite with Hurricane, a Maxed Alakazam PC/FS, and an Exxecutor with Confusion/ Solar Beam. We got the exact same reward bonus, some revives, a good amount of razz berries, and 1 candy. He caught an above 80% Pokedex entry Machamp and I caught a 100% Machamp!!! It had bullet punch and dynamic punch. I used a fast TM I got from soloing an Electabuzz raid boss yesterday and got counter for its fast move. I do have a suspicion that the reason why I caught a 100 % raid boss is due in part because I had just berried every pokemon in the gym to full health (including my own blissly), spun the gym stop once in a 24 hour time period, dealt the most damage against the raid boss, had team control, and a silver badge for the gym that we beat the raid boss at. What a beauty of a Machamp, here he is: