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Deciding Who to Leave in a Gym

Discussion in 'Pokemon GO Discussion' started by XSilverStarboyX, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. XSilverStarboyX

    XSilverStarboyX Well-Known Member

    I'm curious. when dropping off pokemon in gyms, how do you decide who to drop off? I usually go by who not only has good stats but I try to balance the types in the gyms
  2. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    I just drop high CP Pokémon in the Gym without regard for type balancing most of the time. As long as they last I am fine.
  3. Playful Latios

    Playful Latios @Soul Dew

    IF it is a gym in the middle of nowhere, don't drop something you use in raids because some gyms have low to nonexistant turnover. If it is an area with high turnover, then a stronger defender would be best.
  4. thekorean

    thekorean Well-Known Member

    If I take the gym and first one to claim it, then Snorlax. Otherwise Dragonite, which is my highest CP pokemon.
  5. TeaWest

    TeaWest Member

    I usually just leave my highest CP Pokemon. Something I'll put something more lulzy in there but that's less common
  6. The Teller

    The Teller King of Half-Truths

    I usually go with Slaking, if it isn't already in a gym. My Blissey isn't strong enough to defend on its own, so the next in line after Slaking is usually something around 2500 CP, just in case I do go to a level 5 raid. Considering that gym possession here is pretty short, I don't put a whole lot of thought into it.
  7. gofishyfish

    gofishyfish ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I usually put in a high CP Pokemon with a somewhat balanced type compared to others already in the gym. If I'm the first, I drop my Rhydon in since it's my highest CP currently.

    Now, this is if I'm not in a rush or if I actually care about holding the gym. As in, I want to hang onto this gym for a little bit to try to get my 50 coins. If I am in a rush, I drop in whatever pops up on my screen first. If I don't care about what needs to go in there, I put in a shiny to flex. Shallow, yes. Fun, heck yes. Shiny Charizard just looks too dang cool to not show off, even if it has a crappy CP.
  8. Birds of Paradise

    Birds of Paradise FireStorm

    I have two blissey's that I try to keep leveled up and I usually put those into gyms first due to their high CP. After that I just use my next highest CP mons. Eventually I would like to have more blissey's but chansey's are very very rare for me.
  9. PsychoIncarnate

    PsychoIncarnate Well-Known Member

    I drop a high CP Shiny. Shiny Tyranitar is an easy choice as it has the highest CP of any of my pokemon.

    Or my favorite Pokemon, who I also have shinies of. (Blastoise and Ampharos)
  10. twee

    twee @^▽^@

    this is exactly what i do !! i live in the country, so i put a lot of weaker pokes in my local gyms and save the bigger ones for when i go to the city
  11. Arcanine

    Arcanine Oldschool Firedog

    Usually slaking, since I don't find him terribly helpful outside of gym defense.

    Otherwise, sometimes Aggron so my auto-teambuilder stops picking him for literally everything :p
  12. munna

    munna New Member

    I usually drop dragonite but seeing as I currently use them for palkia I drop tyranitar. If I'm with other people however it depends on the theme we go for.

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