Went on a marshland walking trail three months ago and put this gal in the only gym there. I was so happy to be reunited again that I powered her up all the way for my level. That’s mine, what Pokemon were you happiest to see returned from a dead gym?
For me it was my 98% Gyarados that has been in a gym since the January. It is so far behind my currently pokemon and I will be powering it up soon!
For me my Tyranitar and Blisseys so I could power them up.
None I only had 2 and one was the only gym I had hold for more than a day (Almost 2 months). My partner was happy to get one of his Dragonites back as we had no idea what gym it was sitting in all this time…
Can’t say that mons stayed in gyms long enough to be happy they’ve returned. Gyms in my area are lucky to last a week. Having said that I was glad my 91% Espeon came back so I could max him out.