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Gym Shaving Vs Smart Strategy

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:25 AM
This is a guide to help Pokemon Go players understand what gym shaving is and what it isn't. Simply put, it it isn't gym shaving, GET THE HELL OVER IT!

There are TWO variations of gym shaving. TWO! The first is creating an alternate account of a separate team to battle one player only to vacate a spot for your main account to get extra money. 

The second form is creating an alternate account to battle specific players and vacate a spot for friends on the team your main account to help them get extra money. 

Although technically legal, it's not courteous and violates basic player respect and etiquette. 

So what isn't gym shaving? 

If you fight one player at a time and knock them out one by one to change the gym to your team, this is not gym shaving, it's a legitimate strategy. If you are offended by players doing this to be quick and prevent you from berrying your pokemon, too bad so sad. If this bothers you, you really need to remind yourself that it's just a game. 

What are some illegal practices in Pokemon Go that you should avoid?

Location spoofing. This is the practice of using a third party app to teleport to other places on a joystick. THIS IS CHEATING. 

Botting. Botting is the use of third party apps to help catch rare spawns for you. THIS IS CHEATING.

IV checking. Using third party apps to determine the exact IV of a pokemon. THIS IS CHEATING. 

Gym shaving. The practice of using alternate accounts to vacate spots in gyms for yourself or friends for extra money. THIS IS CHEATING. 

Paying other people to catch pokemon for you or catching pokemon for friends. THIS IS CHEATING. 

All other in game strategies not listed here are 100% legal and fair game. I hope this helps players understand what counts as a legitimately serious offense in Pokemon Go, what is considered a minor annoyance, and what is legitimately acceptable. 

When you cheat in Pokemon Go, you risk

1. a week long shadow ban

2. A month long suspension

3. A permanent ban

Play safely and play respectfully. 

on a lighter note, I've finally completed my gen 1 pokedex including regionals and this was all done through determination and grinding. If I can do it, you can do it too. Happy catching :wave: 

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Korra Sato
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Avatar the Last Airbender or The Legend of Korra? I will always choose the latter. Welcome to my lair!

I've drawn things, I've said things, I've screamed things

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Asian Studies Minor, English Major, Chicago Pokemon Trainer, Wants to be the Very Best

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Being a cynical snarker on the internet since 2012

Being the evil mastermind behind Legend-of-Korra since June 2016

Play Pokemon Go? Live in Chicago? I'd be happy to coordinate raids with you on discord

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Feel free to watch me but no guarantees of a watch back though unless I get to know you a bit better:shrug:. Also keep in mind that if I follow you back and you unfollow me, i'll unfollow you back as I don't want to deal with drama. Do not watch me if you are going to beg for a watch back, that will result in a block. If you are the type that does not like direct people or people that will speak their mind openly, I suggest not watching me because this account is NOT for the faint of heart XD. Sometimes my jokes are NSFW as well as my art so watch with discretion if you are 16 and under. A lot of my artwork depicts gay/lesbian pairings and themes, if you don't support that and don't want to agree to disagree, find another account. I am not here to discuss politics unless it's current news so please do not flock here to confront me on politics. If I have blocked you or you personally don't get along with me but are currently a member of ANY of my groups, I do recommend you leave because I don't want drama in my groups. If you can handle what I've mentioned, then welcome to my little corner of the internet :wave:

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