So, Chansey and Blissey have been powerhouses since Season 2 tanking gyms. Even their best known counter, Machamp with best moveset would take some time beating them. And they can counter Machamp back because they have a fairy move, something fighters are weak against.
What confirms their bias even more is Chansey, a pre-evolved form is better than 98% of the final evolved form of pokemons when it comes to defending gyms.
I mean we could have someone who actually looks sturdy like Aggron, Blastoise, heck even Snorlax is outclassed by these 2 forms: pre-evolved and evolved.
I say nerf both Chansey and Blissey. I personally think their time in the spotlight should have ended a long time ago. Buff the likes of Blastoise, Aggron and Snorlax (the pokemons who are actually iconic).
Defending gyms is so unrewarding these days that I just look for mildly-populated gyms, conquer it and put my weakest pokemon there then transfer them when they get defeated. Where’s the competition?
Chansey and Blissey are the only tanky defenders and both are of the same type. I say nerf them to the ground, replace them with Snorlax and diversify the types of gym defenders. Assign pokemons with different types to have high health and their movesets adjusted to suit defending gyms.
Now I understand Niantic is worried about spoofers but shouldn’t we be trying to solve fighting spoofers rather than dumbing down the quality of the game? It’s like saying “there are a lot of criminals so instead of training our law enforcers, let’s sell less goods, destroy our economy, make less money so that we won’t get robbed”.