Congratulations Alex, v1.0!

The Fincastle Pokemon Gym has had 2 busy weeks of Gym Challenges and events (and no spare time to post).  To get things caught up a bit, we’ll start with the challenges.  Gym Leader Georgia has been very busy, defending her Dragon type badge from some of the league’s best, like Brycen F and Alex D.  Gym Leader Logan racked up a few defenses of both the Dark and Water type decks.  Gym Leader Joel has taken on several 1st time challengers in the Fire, Fighting and Grass type decks.  Gym Leader Marthe had 2 challengers for her Lightning type badge.  In the midst of all of these challenges, there were 2 different “firsts” achieved.  Today, we’ll tell you about the 1st one.  The 2nd one needs a post all to itself.

As mentioned, Gym Leader Marthe took on 2 different trainers vying for her Lightning type badge.  Isiah M tried his hand in his 1st-ever attempt for a gym badge.  He saw Marthe set up quickly and then start to take out his Pokemon 1 at a time before he could set them up.  Just as Camille M and Hunter F experienced in their 1st attempts against Gym Leader Joel, Isiah found out that it takes a sound strategy and building a consistent deck to win a gym badge.  Fear not, young trainers…. no one wins on their 1st try.  If you keep trying and improving, before long you will be knocking us off left and right as Brycen F and Hunter H have been able to do.

Gym Leader Marthe’s 2nd challenge came from someone who is beginning to grasp the game and start down the path to earning multiple badges, Alex D.  Alex came at Marthe with a good all-around deck capable of countering most of the meta game.  Alex quickly turned the focus of his play to the Fighting types, where he had the advantage over the Gym Leader.  Alex jumped out to an early advantage in game 1, taking the lead and maintaining it in what turned out to be a fairly easy win.  Game 2 saw Marthe get set up in what seemed at a glance as a game that would go in her favor.  However, Alex played “Pokemon Catcher” at the perfect moments and swung the game in his favor very quickly by taking out EX’s with the type advantage.  Alex ended the game and the match by catching and one-hitting a benched Raikou EX.  Great job, Alex!  The win nets Alex his 1st badge as he joins the ever-growing Wall of Fame (you guys are getting good).

Gym Badges Earned (aka, The Wall of Fame):

  • Austin W – Steel, Grass
  • Tyler D – Lightning, Steel, Grass
  • Chris L – Lightning, Fire
  • James H – Psychic, Steel
  • Tessa Y – Fire, Psychic, Grass, Lightning
  • Angela Y – Lightning, Fighting, Psychic
  • Dustin  F – Psychic
  • Brycen F – Psychic, Lightning, Fire, Grass, Darkness, Steel
  • Troy B – Lightning
  • Jordan L – Grass
  • Hunter H – Grass, Darkness, Steel, Lightning, Psychic, Fighting,    Water, Fire
  • Kelli B – Fire
  • Eli T – Grass
  • Isaac B – Steel
  • Jeff D – Psychic
  • Jacob A – Steel
  • Alex D – Lightning
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