Hello from Peru! (Sorry for my ugly English grammar)
I’m an active gym player since the game start and I would like to share some experiences and advices about gym battles, also I would like to ask some questions.
- Know your playground.
I live in Lima -the capital city of Peru- this city is enourmus it has 49 districts, however the mayor concentration of pokestops and gyms are in the center in about 11 districts, I live in one of them: “Pueblo Libre”. There is not a geographic separation between the districts, so my mayor area of play it’s in around 3 districts (San Miguel, Pueblo Libre and Jesus María), I also like to go to Miraflores or La Punta but it’s mostly for grinding.
So, taking about Pokemon in Pueblo Libre, we had 18 gyms, and I can see 5 of them from my house. There are some interesting spawn places, but nothing wonderful. We also have a very active community of the three teams.
This is something I like to talk about it, because of the activity of the district, we are forced to be organized. Sometimes you can take a gym by yourself, but it won’t last long if you are the only defender, sooner, the others faction will attack you with -at least- 3 high level players. So, you have to go with anothers high level players, and try to control as many of gyms as you can, because you know than that gym will be attacked.
- Managemen your resources
I really love to fight at gyms, because of that, sometimes I use a lot of potions and resurrect, because of that I have to be smart about the Pokemon I will use to attack.
Other resource is the Pokemon itselfs, if you don’t have enough potions to heal your Machamp, get more machamps! Or heracross! Know your team and get more options.
Remember than the resources will show you what type of game you must do:
Got few pokeball? Go fight at gyms! Got few resurrections? Go farm Pokemons! Got no items at all? Take you bike/car/skateboard/ and roll from 1 pokestops to another.
- Make a beautiful gym
So you have an all mighty powerful tyranitar of 3670 cp? Well, let me tell you that it sux. It’s a terrible Pokemon for defence of gyms, the machamps will beat him so easy, I mean, really really easy… no dude, for real, it will be fast, how fast? Like 9 seconds fast, trust me dude, save that tyranitar for attack, not defence.
Read guides about gym defence, and configuration, start.with a blissey it’s always recommend, if you don’t have 1, talk with your teammates. I only have 2 good ones and I control 6 gyms at the the same time time, because we like to do it in group, so, when I run out of blisseys, other guy put hers in front.
This is the advantage about play in group: You can make nice gyms.
Personally, I like this configuration:
Blissey – Gardevoir – Snorlax – Dragonite – Chansey – exeggutor
That it’s headache to any solo player, mass machamps won’t work so he will be forced to change his fight type to hit the Gardevoir or Dragonite and will give us extra seconds to heal.
Well, now I will like to ask:
What’s your favorite gym composition?
(Sorry for the long post)