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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ms Marvel: Art, Pictures, and COSPLAY



Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

Brie Larson will be Captain Marvel and fan art work has begun to come out of Brie as the iconic hero.  However Marvel has yet to release anything official.  Carol Danvers has been depicted in many different ways over her years as a hero so certainly there are a lot of options to use.  My guess is that her look will be based off her recent runs as Captain Marvel.

The Captain Marvel cover with Carol donning that mantle for the first time has become iconic in a short amount of time.  I really think that will inspire the look as much as her previous looks will.
Captain Marvel #1

Fan art of Brie in the iconic pose


In an interview with IGN Brie described what Captain Marvel meant to her.
“I find it's really hard for me to condense what she means to me. I was once a young girl and I was confused by what a hero was and what I wanted to be when I grow up and what was important to me. And so, I think it's so complicated growing up and to attempt to become a symbol of truth and navigating through all the weird questions of growing up feels so, I’m getting emotional just talking about this, it feels so important to me. When it comes to her, I mean just the fact that she can be a bridge between two worlds, that she can go between Earth and space and that her own personal place is in this little area between where Earth ends and space begins and that’s only hers is so moving to me. I’m just inspired.”
She also described to IGN being asked about what her depiction of Captain Marvel will look like.
“I can’t say anything… I feel like this is a big conversation and every day I have people yelling at me on Twitter like you better have long hair, or you better have a mohawk, or you better wear the helmet, or you better not wear the helmet, so someone’s going to be mad.”
See more of Brie's interview with IGN at http://www.ign.com/videos/2017/02/21/brie-larson-knows-captain-marvels-hairdo-is-a-big-deal

Kris Anka's look:
Anka altered her look further by cutting her hair shorter, making her skinnier and less curvaceous.

Some have praised this look, and others outright hate it.




Mark Brooks look:
Mark Brooks is one of my favorite artists and he has drawn Carol in a way that is somewhat inbetween Anka's and her traditional look.





Cosplay:
There is some great Ms Marvel artwork and COSPLAY out there.  Some of it is prior to Carol making her switch to Captain Marvel.

Here is cosplayer Belle Chere as Captain Marvel

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Belle Chere Captain Marvel

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I think Greg Horn has done some of the best Ms Marvel covers.
Here is some of Greg's work with Ms Marvel.  In my opinion no one in her history has better covers than these of Carol.   (Note this is prior to Carol becoming Captain Marvel so she is in the Ms Marvel costume)





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Other Ms Marvel works:

Ms Marvel Pinup by Okay2012


Ms Marvel by Comishart and Stacy Raven




Cosplay
Ms Marvel Costume

Marie Claude Bourbonnais as Ms Marvel



Here is Ivy Doom Kitty - (Professional COSPLAYER) as Ms Marvel
Ms Marvel Cosplay

Ms Marvel Cosplay

Ms Marvel Cosplay


Here are some of Carol Danvers in the new Captain Marvel costume







Dark Reign - Version of Ms Marvel Costume









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Taskmaster - Marvel villains



 

Who is Taskmaster?
Taskmaster is a villain in the Marvel Universe known for his run ins with the Avengers, Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Deadpool.  He is considered to be one of the top fighters in the MCU due to his ability to mimic other people's movements and fighting styles.

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #57


Real Name: Anthony "Tony" Masters


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Bio:


The Taskmaster is a greatly feared combatant that is often hired out as a mercenary.  He has the unique ability of copying another person's physical movement.  This allows him to copy the fighting moves of heroes such as Spider-Man, Wolverine and Shang Chi.  The Taskmaster has a mysterious history due in part to his weak memory.  His mimicry power causes a flood of new memories to entrench themselves into his mind and this forces out old memories.

He has said that his power began as a child.  He was watching a cowboy tv show and was immediatly able to duplicate the complicated rope tricks the cowboys were using on the show.  His mother was disturbed at her sons sudden mastery of the complicated skill and took him to a psychologist.  The psychologist found that Tony had an ability that he dubbed Photographic Memory.  What Tony is able to see another do he is immediately able to copy.

Tony immediately put his powers to use becoming the star quarterback of his High School football team after watching one game.

Debating what to due as a career he decides to use his power as a villain as it seems more lucrative.  He created a video archive of super heroes fighting and moving and found that he could copy much of their moves.  He also learned that he could mimic to an extent kung moves that were sped up from real speed. While he could not mimic the actual strength or speed of the heroes he could use all of their moves provided they did not depend on the heroes's super powers.  In a fight his power also had the effect of allowing him to predict the next more of his adversary creating a kind of super reflex.

Using his new super moves he committed a series of robberies.  Finding that robbing was more risky than he anticipated he used the money to create a large training center for other villains.  He became a well known trainer that would work for the highest bidder.  He created the name and costume of Task Master and began training villains and henchmen all over the world.

The Avengers raided his base and he managed to defeat Yellow Jacket, Wasp and Ant-Man but was confounded by Jacosta who he had never seen fight before.  He fled and escaped.  He would go around the country creating various training centers and escaping when Super Heroes came to close.

Students of the Taskmaster include: The Spymaster, John Walker, Spider-Woman, Agent X, Crossbones, Cutthroat, U.S. Agent, Diamondback and Hauptmann Deutschland (Captain Germany).

It is revealed that much of Task Master's work is done by a group called Org and handled by a woman named Mercedes Merced.  It is revealed that Mercedes is Task Master's wife who he has forgotten due to his memory loss.  Mercedes continues to run Org as the means of keeping an eye on her former husband who she still loves.  Additionally, Org is a front of SHIELD and uses it as the means of gathering intel on the criminal underworld.


Powers:


Taskmaster has a special kind of memory that is the equivalent of a super power.  Additionally he is in peak physical conditioning.  His memory ability allows him to:

Memorize and perfectly mimic the moves of anyone he watches.
Predict the moves of opponents
Tactically outsmart opponents whose strategies he has memorized.

Additionally: He is considered to be top level martial artist, gymnast, marksman, master of wide range of weapons,  espionage expert and is a master of disguise.

Equipment:
The Task Master carries a specialized array of weaponry that allows to better use the moves of super heroes whose moves he has memorized.  This equipment includes:
Wide assortment of fire arms
Sword
A replica of Captain America's SHIELD
Bow and Quiver
Billy club
Lasso
Nunchaku
Throwing Darts
He also once possessed energy manipulator that allowed him to create a variety of weapons based off of energy.

MCU Taskmaster

The Taskmaster has not yet appear in the MCU.



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How to beat Espeon? Pokemon Go





What another Eevee evolution?  Yes that is right there will be another batch of Eevee evolutions coming to Pokemon Go in the Gen 2 expansion.  These two evolution are known as Umbreon and Espeon.  Each Evolution is of a type and the two new Eevee evolutions are not exceptions to this rule.  Espeon is a Psychic pokemon which you might have gleaned from its name, get it ESP-eon.  Generally, Espeon is not considered to be a powerful Eevee Evolution.  I expect Vaporeon to remain the most powerful evolved form.  That said like the other Eevee evolutions getting an Espeon will likely be pretty easy making it popular choice and also increasing the likihood you run into one in gyms.


About Espeon:

"Espeon is extremely loyal to any trainer it considers to be worthy. It is said that this Pok√©mon developed its precognitive powers to protect its trainer from harm."  Pokedex entry from Pokemon Ruby
Espeon is a Psychic  type of Pokemon.  It is one of the final forms of evolution of Eevee.  Eevee has a wide branching tree or web of evolutions it can be turned into.  The design of Espeon is thought to be based off the legends of Nekomata or goblin cats.  Espeon tends to be one of the faster Eevee evolved forms behind only Jolteon and has a strong attack.  Magic Bounce is an ability that Espeon is famous for which causes status effects to be bounced back at attackers.  As status effects are currently not part of Pokemon Go it is hard to see this ability being built into the game.


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Now for the ultimate question!  How do you beat, kill, defeat Espeon.  What Pokemon is a counter Espeon?


Espeon as a psychic Pokemon has a type disadvantage to Dark and Ghost Pokemon.

Dark Pokemon tend to be the best Pokemon to use against Psychic Pokemon.  Dark Pokemon have both an offensive and a defensive advantage against Psychic Pokemon.

There are not many Dark Pokemon in Gen 1 but Gen 2 Pokemon provide a couple of great options.

Umbreon is the other new Eevee Evolution form that appears in Gen 2 and it is a great choice against Espeon.  Umbreon is a very solid Dark Pokemon that will also be pretty to get.  An ideal Umbreon against Espeon would have a move set of all dark moves.

Gengar:


The best all around Pokemon vs Espeon right now is hands down Gengar.  Gengar is one of the top offensive Pokemon in the game right now.  More over his move set works well against Espeon.
Espeon has a weakness to the Ghost type moves that Gengar has many of.

The best Gengar Move Sets against Espeon are:

  • Hex / Shadowball
  • Hex / Sludgebomb
  • Shadowclaw / Shadowball
  • Sucker Punch / Shadowball



Houndoom

Another option to use against Espeon is Houndoom the evolved form of Houndour.  He is a powerful Dark Pokemon.  I tend to think Houndoom will be more rare and harder to get than Umbreon.


Other Options:
Other Pokemon that work well against Espeon are Dragonite and Tyranitar.  Both are obviousily very rare but both have powerful moves that can heavily damage Espeon.





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How to beat Ursaring in Pokemon Go




How to beat Ursaring!

Grizzly Bears are immense and powerful animals that are dangerous so it should come as no surprise that Ursaring the Pokemon based off of a bear is also powerful.  Ursaring is the evolution from the Pokemon Teddiursa.  Teddiursa might be the cutest pokemon of all.  He is a cute looking Teddi bear but after Teddiursa evolves into Ursaring there is no mistaking that it is a force to be reckoned with.

Ursaring is number #6 on the max CP list for Gen 2 Pokemon.
 Ursaring - 2760 CP Max 
I have caught one Teddiursa in my limited playing time of Pokemon Gen 2.  My guess is that it is Uncommon but not rare.  This will likely make Ursaring fairly common in gyms down the road as people catch and evolve enough Teddiursas to evolve Ursaring.

"Although it is a good climber, it prefers to snap trees with its forelegs and eat fallen Berries." Pokedex entry from Pokemon HeartGold
Ursaring is a Normal Pokemon with a weakness to Fighting Type attacks.

Ursaring's Moves in Pokemon Go



Quick Moves
Ursaring has 2 possible quick moves:

  • Metal Claw - Steel type move
  • Counter - Fighting type move

Special Moves
Ursaring has 3 possible special moves:

  • Play Rough - Fairy type move
  • Hyper Beam - Normal type move
  • Close Combat - Fighting type move

An Urasring with an all fighting move set would work very well against Rock, Dark, Steel, Ice and Normal Pokemon.  It would not get the defensive weakness to rock Pokemon that Fighting Pokemon have but would have the Fighting bonus against Rock Pokemon.



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Now for the ultimate question!  How do you beat, kill, defeat Ursaring.  What Pokemon is a counter Ursaring?

Offensively

When consulting the numbers right now the clear favorite counter for Ursaring offensively is MaChamp.  Other Strong candidates who would do a lot of damage to Ursaring are Heracross, Gengar, Primeape, Hitmonchan, Dragonite (W Dragon Breath, Outrage)

MaChamp


Machamp is just clearly the winner offensively against Ursaring.  Machamp is strong Fighting Pokemon and Ursaring has a weakness to Fighitng moves.
The top Machamp move combination against Ursaring is Counter / Dynamic Punch this is a great move set if you can find a good Machmap with it keep it.

In order the best move sets for a Machamp are:

  • Counter / Dynamic Punch
  • Counter / Close Combat
  • Counter / Cross Chop
  • Counter / Submission
  • Counter / Stone Edge


For the other pokemon primarily look for those Pokemon to have Fighting moves.  Once again focus on these Pokemon:

  • Primape
  • Heracross
  • Hitmonchan
  • Gengar
  • Dragonite


Defensively

For a defensive style counter you could try Steelix who generally has some of the highest defensive measures against Ursarings move sets.

Steelix has low offensive capabalities against Ursaring however so I would generally favor the offensive option with Machamp.

Another defensive option is Shuckle.


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West Coast Avengers - Girl Power!



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One interesting thing about West Coast Avengers is that you can see Marvel attempting to increase the number of female characters on the roster.  Out of the 5 founding members of the West Coast team 2 were females.  Now this may not seem like much but when you consider the initial Avengers team had only 1 out of 6, then this is a very significant increase.

Avengers  -  1 Female (Wasp) out of 6 members = 16%
West Coast Avengers - 2 Females (Mockingbird and Tigra) out of 5 members = 40%

 I think this was a deliberate move by Marvel to give more exposure to its female characters.  Traditionally, its been very difficult for female characters to carry a solo title comic book for very long.  DC's Wonder Woman has the best track record at maintaining a long running solo title.  For Marvel the female heroes have gone in out of publication in solo books with very little long-term success.  Female heroes however been more successful with the teams books like Avengers and X-Men.  Within these books Marvel successfully launched many female characters and they also created some unique and interesting characters.  In West Coast Avengers we get a lot of focus on two of these interesting females, Tigra and Mockingbird.

The West Coast Avengers did not just add these girls to the roster though.  They also were the primary focus of much of the team's early adventures.  Tigra's two soul problems are sorted out and she battles the demon based villain Master Pandemonium.  Tigra's story of self doubt is also one of the primary focuses of the first arc.   Meanwhile, Mockingbird and her relationship with Hawkeye is also a huge focus.  The story arc concerning Mockingbird killing Phantom Rider is also a major part of the stories.

Another female driven story is love story between Scarlet Witch and Vision and eventually the death of Vision and their children.  That crazy story sees all the important people in Scarlet Witch's life torn away from her and powerful mutant in mental shambles.  Eventually, this leads Scarlet Witch to alter the entire Marvel Universe in the House of M.

I think the stories for both of these female characters were significant enough that when you look back at them, the West Coast series was one of the primary, lime light moments in each of their publication histories.


Mockingbird 
Mockingbird joins her husband on the team and becomes his most stalwart support, and bitter foe.
 

Tigra
Tigra joins reluctantly.  She really did not feel that she had what it took to be an Avenger.   She also must deal with her attraction to men, who also tend to be attracted to her.  Iron Man notices early on that Tigra wears a lot less clothes than any other Avenger he has been around before.
 


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Katey Perry - California Gurls - Its not a girl power anthem perse but it works.




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Who is Tigra?


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Who is Tigra?
Tigra is a character in the Marvel universe.  She is a woman who has been mutated into a human tiger hybrid.  She has a short crime fighting career before joining the West Coast Avengers.

First appearance of the Cat: Claws of the Cat #1

First appearance of Tigra: Giant-Size Creatures #1

Real Name: Greer Grant Nelson

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Bio:
Greer is selected to wear a special cat suit that gives her special cat like powers.   The scientist of the suit was in fact a member of a hidden race of cat like people.   Greer then becomes a crime fighter using the suit.  Later Greer is badly wounded a group of the cat people come to her side with an offer.   Greer can choose to undergo a process of magic and science to become the Tigra.  The Tigra is the powerful, mystical champion of the cat people.   There have been various Tigras over the ages but only one at a time.  Greer agrees to become the Tigra and is transformed in a Tiger Human hybrid.  From this point Greer has some cat feelings, and powers.  Sometimes these feelings are helpful but other times they cause her problems.

These problems include:
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Need of affection which causes her to aggressively pursue men
Fear of water
Over feline aggressiveness and hostility
Hunt instincts

Avengers:
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Tigra is one of the heroes summoned to the Avengers mansion by the telepath Moondragon and is recruited to join the team by Iron Man.  During this time the Avengers are attacked by Ghost Rider who uses his powers to bring out each members fears.  For Tigra this power has a lasting effect of making her feel inadequate.

Tigra is selected by Hawkeye to join the original West Coast Avengers Team.  There she battles the problems of her catside and feelings of inadequacy.  By West Coast Avengers #3 she nearly quits the team but a battle with Kraven the Hunter shows her that she still is a capable hero.  Her cat need for affection causes her to flirt with both Wonderman and Hank Pym.

The West Coast Avengers for awhile focuses on heavily on Tigra and her battle with the ultimate enemy of the Cat People a villain called Master Pandemonium.  During this time her powers are altered by the Cat People and her human and cat sides are better balanced.
During the rift in the West Coast Avengers over whether or not they should be able to kill, Tigra joined Mockingbird's pro killing.

Civil War/Secret Invasion/Dark Reign:
Tigra becomes one of the instructors at the government group called the Initiative.  She begins to have a relationship with fellow instructor Yellow Jacket and becomes pregnant.  Yellow Jacket was actually a Skrull imposter at this time but due to being imbued with Human genes at the time her child is half human and not half Skrull.   She goes on the run with the hero Gauntlet from the Initiative when it is taken over by Norman Osborn.  The Hood one of Osborn's righthand man savagely beats Tigra for not complying to Osborns demands.  Tigra is further scared away by  Norman Osborn asking to do genetic testing on her baby.  Tigra forms a group called the Avengers Resistance to battle against her former Initiative comrades.  In particular, she begins to stalk and savagely beat villains members of the Initiative.

Heroic Age and After:
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Tigra gives birth to a normal cat person baby after only two months.  The short gestation period is due to her Cat Person physiology.  She leaves the baby to be raised by the cat people.

She is black mailed by a group seeking to profit of the tape of her being beaten by the Hood's gang.  Tigra outsmarts them by releasing the tape in full herself.  She does this as an olive branch to reach out to other survivors of trauma.  She has once again become an instructor this time at the Avenger Academy and has begun a relationship with Hank Pym.

Powers:
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Feline human hybrid as the result of science and magic
Enhanced Strength, Speed, Agility, Reflexes
Razor sharp claws and teeth
Heightened senses - Can track people by scent, hear at wide range of frequencies, can see better than a normal human and has natural night vision
Padded Feet and balance allow her to travel silently, and also to land from great distances without injury
Cat skeleton provides greater resistance from injury

Tigra also has mystical powers and some telepathic powers that have largely not been explained.  She can telepathically reach out and feel living things emotional states.  Her mystical capability was such that she was one of the candidates to receive the title of Sorcerer Supreme.

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Blissey and Chansey - Gym Prestige Trick in Pokemon Go





Did you catch a Chansey?  It likely had a really low CP value and you may be tempted to transfer it.

So just in case you are getting ready to transfer it let me clearly say....DO NOT TRANSFER IT.

Chansey is a very Rare Pokemon and has some amazing quirks that make it one of the most special Pokemon in all of Pokemon Go. So now you are looking at this Cute maybe a little weird looking dude and your saying ok what the heck do I do with a Chansey.




The Chansey Castle or Blissey Batille- ULTRA defender Trick

What is the now infamous Blissey Batille that players are using to take control of gyms all over the world?  Watch our quick video on how to create the dreaded Blissey Batille!



Ok in truth this trick could be really annoying so I hesitate to recommend it.  However, I think it is also really effective.  90% of defending a gym is to intimidate attackers to the point that they deem a gym not worth attacking.  Well one way to do this is to fill a gym full of Blisseys.  This is actually not a very easy to think to do it would take a lot of time and coordination with players who all have Chanseys but once complete the gym would be extremely hard to take down.

Definition of Blissey Batille:
A gym that is a minimum of level 6 with at least 3 Blisseys.

Blisseys will effect the attackers in two ways:
First Blisseys are pretty difficult to battle and have few weaknesses
Second Blisseys TAKE FOREVER TO TAKE DOWN this means that time that would need to be invested to take down than other gyms.
Third Blisseys can win by timing out attackers who fail to reduce their HP in the time alotted for the attack.  This allows the Blissey to win rather easily in some occasions.

Players will look at the gym see the Blisseys or  evenChanseys and almost universally decide that it will take too long to take down the gym and go else where.

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Weakness of the Chansey Castle:
The biggest weakeness of the Chansey Castle is for members of the same team to come in and install their higher CP but weaker Pokemon in the gym and bump out the Chanseys.  This is possible because Chanseys tend to have low CP.  I could see this happening a lot to Chansey Castles made by Team Mystic players.  There are so many Team Mystic Players that they end up becoming their own enemy.  However, this would be a great way for Team Instinct to build up a small but difficult to take down gym.
Maybe Team Instinct should make their mascot a Chansey for now on.



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The Chansey Prestige Quirk:

Lets get one thing straight Chansey is a freak of the Pokemon world in that it really is a one of a kind.  What make Chansey freaky?  Its his HP.  Chansey has MASSIVE amounts of HP that do not count toward its CP value. This means that Chansey is able to battle far beyond its CP value. Often a 400 CP Chansey can take on a 800+ CP Pokemon. Where this discrepancy becomes important is how Prestige is added to gyms.

Prestige is the factor that determines a gyms level.  The higher the gym's prestige the higher its level.  The higher the gym's level the more Guardian Pokemon can be housed their to guard the gym.  Prestige is awarded by beating Pokemon in the gym.  If you beat a gym controlled by your team then beating a Guardian Pokemon will increase that gym's Prestige.  If you beat a gym controlled by another team then beating a Guardian Pokemon will lower that gym's prestige.  The amount of Prestige that is gained/lost by the gym has to do with CP of the defeated Guardian Pokemon against that of an Attacker.    In other words: If you attack a gym with a high CP Pokemon that is higher than the Guardians the amount of Prestige effected will be low, but if you can attack and defeat a high CP Pokemon with a low CP Pokemon then you can create a HUGE Prestige swing.

Creating huge swings in Prestige with only a few battles offers a few big advantages
1) You can take over, or build up a gym VERY QUICKLY.
2) By doing less battles you will use less potions/revives

The general strategy employed by people without Chansey is to use Bubble Pokemon.  A Bubble Pokemon is installed in a gym.  It has high CP but a bad move set or a glaring weakness.  Typically my favorite Bubble Pokemon has been a high CP Parasect and I have used a low CP Pigeot to destroy him.  This takes advantage of Pigeot Type advantage of Flying over Parasect's Bug Type

What Chansey does is offer a tool that can be used for this type of thing regardless of the types at the gym.  Its high CP allows it to destroy many of the low level guardians of the gym and rack up massive amounts of Prestige.  One thing to note is that if you take over a gym with a friend you can still install a bubble Pokemon for Chansey.  There are a few people who have dropped in high CP Magicarps that are pretty ineffective in battle.  Chansey rocking on a high CP Magicarp will cause a gym's prestige to skyrocket very quickly.

There is one problem with using Bubble Pokemon though.  When you use a Bubble Pokemon you are basically giving your own gym a weakness then exploiting it.  However, once your gym is leveled up that weakness still exists.  A smart gym attacker will exploit the same Bubble Pokemon to take down your gym just the way you used it to build it up.  The other problem with Bubble Pokemon is that you need a friend or a team to install tougher Pokemon once the level is raised.  Otherwise your Bubble Guardian will simply get knocked down and another team will take over.  Your gym is definitely at high risk when all it has is a bubble Pokemon.  If you are in a high traffic area a Bubble Pokemon may not even be an option.

Chansey does not have this issue.  You can still a pretty threatening Pokemon as the starter Guardian Pokemon.  This means your gym will be safer and you can still earn a massive amount of Prestige.

Chansey also makes a descent gym Guardian if its at a high CP because Prestige earned on it will tend to be so low.  Effectively a Chansey Guardian is like the opposite of a bubble Pokemon.  I would not recommend putting Chansey in as the first Pokemon of a gym because it would be very hard to build up that gym but as a 2nd defender he could make a lot of sense.  A Chansey gym would also be funny to watch as people attack and are startled by how tough a 400 CP Chansey is.

Chansey Post Update:
There is a new update that allows you to take 6 Pokemon to take on a gym.  The Prestige seems to be based off the highest CP Pokemon.  You can still do the Chansey trick just take 5 low CP Ratattas on your team along with the Chansey.


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