The Scaleybark Light Rail station is abuzz with Pokemon activity, primarily because it is festooned with a series of very large art works (undoubtedly very expensive). One of those large disks is a Pokégym, the venue where virtual dogfights occur. There are three teams – very early on, you have to choose a team, and it is a permanent choice. ArtStoneCLT is on team valor, the Red Team.
Each Pokégym is controlled by a team. You don’t necessarily have to know the other people that control a gym to join it. Members of the other two teams can try to “take over” the gym. Each member defending the gym can leave one Pokémon to fight off attackers. Pokémon don’t die when they are defeated – they “faint”. They can be revived and healed to battle again. Unless the defenders are physically present within about 150 feet of the gym, if you knock off one of the defenders, it doesn’t get replaced. Make every defender faint, and the gym is yours!
The combat is very simplistic and the long term benefit of controlling gyms is not yet clear.
Here is my awesome killer Pokémon