I would know, I just played through Sword and took a screenshot every time I saw him off in the distance menacingly waiting for me.
Let me adventure and explore! It isn't fun to be stopped all the damn time. I thought Alola was bad with Hau and Lillie stopping you every 13 feet but Hop (Galarian Hau) just drives me crazy.
I'm picturing it as something like a cross between Pokemon and Animal Crossing. You move to a new town without a Gym and slowly transform an old dilapidated building in to your future dojo. As you progress you unlock more items that you can use to decorate your Gym to make it fit your chosen theme exactly.
You'd also have to manage your team of Pokemon. But instead of just levelling them up by battling other Pokemon you'd train them via a serious of minigames that increase their stats. Then you'd have to battle any would be challengers that come to your Gym.
Maybe an endgame goal would becoming such a successful Gym Leader that you get invited to join the region's Elite Four!
Edit: Just to clarify I'm picturing this as a spin-off rather than a feature in the mainline games.
I’m going to get down-voted into oblivion for saying this, but it frightens and disgusts me to see so many recent posts & comments on this sub echoing the sentiment “I’m so glad to see things returning to normal!”
Like, no. You can’t just say that things are normal and pretend that they are. The number of we COVID cases (and deaths) here in SoCal have not meaningfully declined at all. We are still averaging 2k new cases and 50 deaths PER DAY here in California. Yet, gyms are opening up left and right because we’re antsy to get a roll in?
And what is this bullshit about socially distanced rolling/sparring. Wtf? By definition you cannot roll or engage in the sport of jiu jitsu without coming into body-to-body contact with another human being. If you want to shrimp, work on your drills, whatever, you can do that shit at home. You don’t need to come to a class to do a socially-distanced shrimping exercise.
How American of us to declare that COVID is over and “things are returning... keep reading on reddit ➡
When old dudes just casually walk around naked in the locker room not giving a fuck. Why is it only old dudes that do this?
Anyone under 70 just tries to subtly change quick and get out
Also one time I was working out and the 2 girls on the machines next to me started making out and asked me to join. How rude! Give me some privacy!
Once you beat Mustard in the Isle of Armor you unlock restrictive sparring, which is a 3 v 3 fight with a random challenger. The catch is that all 3 of your pokemon have to be the same type, so 3 steel types, 3 water types, 3 ground types, etc. For your first few battles the opponents have random pokemon, but as you progress the opponents start using pokemon strong against your type. So if you are a Steel type trainer, the opponents will begin to use Fighting, Ground, and Fire types. This replicates the gym leader experience, as they have to fight with 1 type while having tools to combat their weaknesses.
I know that many people aren't thrilled with the Isle of Armor, but I honestly love this mode. If I were to hazard a guess 95% of pokemon players have thought about what pokemon they would use in a gym, and now we have a way to do it! Ofc we have to fight in the dojo, but nevertheless it is a new and cool experience!
Every single gym teacher I've had except the one this year was a fat lazy person who tells everyone else to workout while he sits on a chair using his phone. History teachers have to be educated in history. Math teachers have to be skilled in math. But gym teachers don't even have to be skilled in anything. There should be a physical test that people have to pass to become gym teachers.
Instead, each gym would focus on a specific strategy or concept in the game.
For example, we can have a gym focused on type advantage (just like the triplets in BW) where in all pokemon have dual typing and coverage for most, if not all, types.
We can also have a gym focused on friendship and uses pokemon like Crobat, Umbreon and Blissey. (and would probably give the TM Return upon defeat)
We can have a gym the focuses on breeding (located on the same town where the pokemon daycare is) that uses baby pokemon and egg moves.
There will also be a gym that uses status conditions to their advantage, a gym that focuses on Abilities/Hidden Abilities and also a gym that specialize in held items.
Edit: we can also have a gym leader that uses Shinies. Just for the fun of it.
I think this format will allow people to be more dynamic in terms of building their team instead of relying on pokemon of a certain type to win the gym battles.
I.e. a warrior who uses Pokémon with blade-like appendages, a farmer who uses a farm animal-theme, archeologist & dinosaurs, a dog breeder using dog pokemon, Dwight Schrute using bears, etc. A mix of types for each gym would make the battles more interesting and a theme would give the leaders more character and depth. This would also allow Gyms to have a more consistent difficulty and become harder to steam-roll. Now that we have 8 generations worth of Pokémon to design themes around it’d be much more feasible.
This has never been an issue in the past, but today someone made me question my sanity and modesty in the locker room at the gym.
I was in the gym locker room changing from my work clothes into my gym clothes with my locker open, when some other guy came in to sit on a bench and talk on his phone since the locker room is a lot quieter than the gym floor.
As he was sitting there on the bench talking on the phone and facing my back, I quickly removed all of my clothing, placed it in my locker and began putting on my gym clothes. I wear those spandex type of underwear for the gym because I don't want my normal underwear getting sweaty (I call them man spanx). Therefore, I do briefly get bare naked in the locker room.
The minute I get naked, this guy jumps up and starts yelling on the phone "This N**** just got naked!" repeatedly, as though he had never seen such a thing. And when I left the locker room, fully clothed, I overheard him telling his friend "There was N**** who just... keep reading on reddit ➡
As many people know there is a limit to the number of gym badges you can hold, 1000, after you reach your oldest gym will drop off the bottom to allow for your next new gym badge. Do you feel that this number is too low and how many players here are losing historic gym badges due to this cap? I'm currently losing gyms for places I've travelled to, some of these as in the USA, Australia and Africa... I'm from the UK. If Niantic did increase the gym badge limit what do you think would be a good number? Thanks for your thoughts.
And do you remember what games it was used for? All I remember is running under it and popping my head up through the hole in the middle and getting shouted at.
Hi! Welcome to your weekly thread where you can share your gym tales!
So I live in an area where places have reopened with hard limits on people being inside a building. My Gym has a hard cap and it fills up fast and usually stays full because there's a group of guys that stay all day to lift. The gym opens at 6 am sharp and is usually full by 7.
During the lockdown, i did whatever they said and basically bunkered inplace. Luckily, my ex insisted our daughter didn't come over to stay on our usual custody agreement, and I didn't put up much of a fight. Problem is that I don't have the equipment in my apartment I need to maintain my muscle mass. I made some makeshift milkjug dumbbells filled with water and ran a lot. I think I've gone somewhat flabby and am eagerly pursuing to get back where I was physcially
with the slight reopening, my local gym reopened and my custody agreement went back in affect. here's where I may be the AH. Before COVID stuff, She usually slept in till 11, so I sneaked out at 10 minutes till 6 and hit the Gym. I fo... keep reading on reddit ➡
I signed a contract with a third party personal trainer company "Lighthouse fitness" at my gym back in january. Was informed last week the gym "Bfit" is closing its doors and the training company is moving to another gym I have no interest in joining, poor hygiene is one of the reasons, however they won't cancel my membership without a $300 fee.
I live in Oregon and was wondering what state agencies would be best utilized to deal with this company so that people have recourse during a pandemic?
Cuomo will now open them at his own discretion at a later date.
Seeing as how NYC is in phase 2 and still a shell of itself... I'm going to guess this news is the icing on the cake for those thinking of leaving NYC.
Long Island will enter Phase 4 in two weeks, on July 8, according to two sources who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about Cuomo’s phased reopening of the state's economy. Phase 3 starts Wednesday.
The sources said a state official told local business executives and politicians on Tuesday that Phase 4 businesses are being divided into subgroups, with some opening earlier than others. The difference could be a couple of weeks or months, the sources said. Cuomo’s decision affects all the state’s 10 regions; Long Island and New York City have been the last to reopen, with upstate several weeks ahead. Businesses in Phases 1, 2 and 3 have reopened together on the same dates, depending on where each region is in the reopening process.
The sources said Cuomo will release details of his Phase 4 reopening plan on Wednesday, including guidelines for the sectors in Nassau and Suffolk counties that will reopen July 8. Besides malls, gyms and... keep reading on reddit ➡
Is your gym reopening? It is clean? Are people wearing masks? Do you want to talk about the pros and cons of going back when you’re not sure it’s safe? Tell us all about what’s happening in your neck of the woods. Please note - guidelines are different all over the world, let’s not judge each other by our own rules.
https://imgur.com/42jy7c6 As my username implies, I enjoy walking quite a bit so I run into remote gyms all the time. It was a very rewarding strategy before the gym rework 3 years ago and lead to days of getting all my coins without having to fight locals for gyms. I kinda miss it. I however don't miss the wall of Chansey that so many gyms had :D
I posted a few months ago about a kid wanting a ride in my power wheelchair and his mum (megatron Karen) throwing a fit when I said no. This is a continuation to that story. (Karen accused me of faking my disability and wanted me to get out of my chair so her son could have a go)
I hoped I would never see her again, but it turns out that fatty pumba decided to shred the lumps. Unfortunately though, she chose my gym for that. Imagine how thrilled I was when I turned up to the gym today and saw miss megatron on the elliptical (and it groaning under her weight).
I'm a C4-5 incomplete quadriplegic. I have mostly full use of my upper body and parcel use of my legs and I can stand with assistance (which is what I was about to do). I was dreading this because of what she said last time and because I know she would be able to see me standing, and thus "confirming" to her that I'm "faking" it.
As we were getting ready, I saw her from across the room glaring at me. I stood a f... keep reading on reddit ➡
In high school I wasn't the most popular guy, but I definitely knew a handful of people to where if my main friends were absent that day, I still had someone to talk to in class or between passing period. I can make surface level connections fairly easy if we're forced to interact (like at work), but to take that outside of the 4 walls we met in makes me uncomfortable. I never know what to do or what to say because there isn't a specific role for me to fill. We're kinda just there? Anyone have this or has overcome this anxiety?
I know if I bought a ticket to see a Pokemon battle between a gym leader and an up-and-coming league challenger, and it was just a single fire-type one-shotting two wimpy little grass-types before they even have a chance to do anything, with the whole thing being over in less than a minute, I'd demand my money back.