Why is there so much of the same Pokemon in Gyms?

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  1. Aaron

    Aaron Member

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    We all know the Gym Pokemon. Literally go to any gym close by, click on it, and scroll through all the pokemon there. Let me give a prediction of what you’ll see: possibly an Eevee-loution, a Dragonite or two, and probably a Snorlax. There’s really no rhyme nor reason to it. There are just too little Pokemon in Generation 1 to really have a sufficient diversity for a gym lineup. No doubt that that will change with the release with Generation 2, and hopefully we’ll have an article for how that’ll change everything we currently understand about PokemonGo Gyms. Let’s continue with this article by answering some very common questions: Why are there so many of the same pokemon in Gyms?


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    As said before, the reason that there are so many repeat Pokemon in Gyms is because our current Generation 1 PokemonGo lineup has pretty few heavy hitters and defenders. Just to preface the rest of this article: A ton of the the information I’ll be utilizing in this article comes from Gamepress’ Gym Tier List. I’ll make sure to link the webpage down below. Back to it now. I saw a pretty funny-but-true Gif of a level 7 Gym that only had Dragonites. Every time you scrolled to the right you found a Dragonite slightly stronger than the last. I’ve seen something along these lines at my local park’s Gym. Sure, there are counters for Dragonites and Snorlax's, but what I am concerned about is changing the Gym Meta. There is a select group of Pokemon that you can strongly argue should hold the title of “Gym Pokemon” Although I probably don’t need to, let me just run down a list of Pokemon that qualify for this title: Dragonite, Snorlax, Lapras, Exeggutor, Arcanine, Vaporeon, Slowbro, Venusaur, and Victreebel. Now of course there are the exceptions. You can argue that Blastoise deserves to be up there, same for Nidoqueen, but there are certain things that set them apart. If you can name a pokemon not in what’s considered the “Tier 1” list, I’ll tell you what's wrong with them. The Tier 1, and otherwise best Pokemon to use in Gyms, consists of Dragonite (Given), Snorlax (Given), Lapras, and Exeggutor. That’s the top for the Attackers list, and it’s pretty similar on defense as well. The key fact is that those pokemon are almost flawless with a few exceptions.


    What can we do to change this? Well, there is quite a bit we could do. PokeGo could tinker with the CP’s and strengths of certain Pokemon to make them more viable for gym combat. They could also introduce new Pokemon, like what will be happening with Generation 2 coming out. Lastly, maybe having some sort of combination for Pokemon in gyms. This may sound pretty weird, but maybe if there was only Water or Fire type Pokemon in a gym, the gym could get some sort of area advantage. Like using the move “Sunny Day” powers up all Fire Type moves. Maybe for certain types like Fire, Water, and Grass it could power up their moves. I could see this being abuses, especially with the currently most featured Gym Pokemon, Vaporeon.


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    I could definitely guarantee that with the release of Generation 2 we’ll be seeing some game changing Pokemon, and I can’t tell you enough how excited I am for it. What Pokemon do you want to see most in gyms? If you’re curious, you can click this link here to check the Max CP’s for Generation 2: http://forums.pokefind.co/index.php?threads/gen-2-max-cp-revealed.7/


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  2. Licodash

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    I'd like to see type slots. If there's a Dragon type, water type and grass than you best have a ghost, rock or normal type if you want in. It would keep the battles interesting, give way to some great low CP mons that serve no purpose at present and get trainers hunting for more than the handful worth having.

    Around my city some experienced trainers do a sweep and take down the 8 gyms and put in low CP, collect the coins than I do the same. we all win.

    These OP gyms might hold for a couple of days and get 20-40 coins but with our system you can get 30-70coins every couple of days without blowing your potion/revive wade to get 10.

    Typically this only works after midnight but even if a passerby tourist or kid excited to put his only 2000CP mon in there's nothing that can't be taken down if you know how to dodge and battle smart.

    Big shout out to those trainers that battle for the XP not to be King of the Castle #teaminstinct
     
  3. Spike7805

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    I agree so much
     
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  4. RaptorTakeOver

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    SERIOUSLY????? YOU DON"T KNOW??? SOME ARE BETTER AND EXXCECUTGOR IS GOOD AND LAPRAS AND GRYADOS DUH I HAVE SPELING PROBLAMS
     
  5. nathancamm!

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    People are too attached to Pokemon like Dragonite and Snorlax and don't want to use gen 2.
     
  6. sten laestadius

    sten laestadius New Member

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    people just love gen 1 pokemons and gen 1 pokemons are just great

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  7. awesomeponylover69

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    "Eevee-loution" you spell like this eeveelution also i agree with this part of what you said " let me just run down a list of Pokemon that qualify for this title: Dragonite, Snorlax, Lapras, Exeggutor, Arcanine, Vaporeon, Slowbro, Venusaur, and Victreebel" and "Why are there so many of the same pokemon in Gyms? As said before, the reason that there are so many repeat Pokemon in Gyms is because our current Generation 1 PokemonGo lineup has pretty few heavy hitters and defenders. Just to preface the rest of this article: A ton of the the information I’ll be utilizing in this article comes from Gamepress’ Gym Tier List. I’ll make sure to link the webpage down below. Back to it now. I saw a pretty funny-but-true Gif of a level 7 Gym that only had Dragonites. Every time you scrolled to the right you found a Dragonite slightly stronger than the last. I’ve seen something along these lines at my local park’s Gym. Sure, there are counters for Dragonites and Snorlax's, but what I am concerned about is changing the Gym Meta. There is a select group of Pokemon that you can strongly argue should hold the title of “Gym Pokemon” Although I probably don’t need to, let me just run down a list of Pokemon that qualify for this title: Dragonite, Snorlax, Lapras, Exeggutor, Arcanine, Vaporeon, Slowbro, Venusaur, and Victreebel. Now of course there are the exceptions. You can argue that Blastoise deserves to be up there, same for Nidoqueen, but there are certain things that set them apart. If you can name a pokemon not in what’s considered the “Tier 1” list, I’ll tell you what's wrong with them. The Tier 1, and otherwise best Pokemon to use in Gyms, consists of Dragonite (Given), Snorlax (Given), Lapras, and Exeggutor. That’s the top for the Attackers list, and it’s pretty similar on defense as well. The key fact is that those pokemon are almost flawless with a few exceptions" i know like i stopped playing for that exact reason!