So today, I drop my wife off at work but pull up further down the car park as there is a Pokemon Go Gym there. We’ve recently got back into playing it so figured why not?
So I pull up and see its a Valour (Red) controlled gym but it only had 2 Pokemon so I defeated them and placed a Vaporeon there. 60 seconds later, the gym turns back to red. Which means, annoyingly, someone is living right next to it playing. Well, I heal up and go again, only to realise that they defenders are getting healed and wasting my time.
My wife texts me about 5 hours later on her break and I knew what had to be done. So we met up when she finished at 9 and began our assault, 3 minutes later the gym was ours. After all the hugs and thank yous, a car turns into the car park and pulls in front of us.
“He’s probably come to take that gym back, let’s just go,” says my wife. As we pull past, we see he’s holding a phone up as he gives us a smile and a wave. Checking the gym as we drove off, he places a Pokemon in there and drives off. Complete strangers and yet we all shared a moment of happiness at our control of the gym.
Not a great story but we were smiling all the way home and it does sort of show that you can make friends in the weirdest of places and over your mutual love of anime and video games.
Until next time!