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Team

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In Pokémon GO, there are three distinct teams the player may join. These teams include Team Mystic, Team Valor, and Team Instinct. After reaching Level 5, the player can choose a team by tapping on a Gym and advancing through the dialogue introducing each team leader. Each team has is fairly the same, with the coloring of the player's profile and XP bar changing color.

Teams

Instinct
Team of Spark

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Team Instinct relies on strength in battle. Team members believe that Pokémon are stronger and more warmhearted than humans and are interested in enhancing their Pokémon's natural power.
Mystic
Team of Blanche

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Team Mystic relies on analyzing every situation. Team members believe that Pokémon have immeasurable wisdom and are interested in learning more about why Pokémon experience evolution.
Valor
Team of Candela

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Team Valor relies on a trainer's instincts. Team members believe that Pokémon have excellent intuition and are interested in learning more about its connection to the egg hatching process.

Features

Capturing Gyms

Teams can battle rival team's Pokémon in Gyms. When all rival Pokémon are defeated, players can place their own Pokémon to defend the gym.

Pokemon Appraisal

When a player joins a team, that team's leader will also provide a Pokémon Appraisal system. The information is the same between all three teams, but each team leader has different ways of communicating when appraising a Pokémon.

Changing Teams

Once every 365 days, a player is able to change their current team with the use of a Team Medallion. This item can be purchased through the Shop for 1,000 Pokécoins.

Trivia

  • Prior to version 0.135.0, Trainers were unable to change their team after choosing one.
  • Players can continue to play without selecting a team but will not be able to take part in gym battles.

References