After the player reaches level 5, they can choose a team by tapping a Gym. A Gym can only be controlled by one team at a time. If a Gym is controlled by the player's team, they can train at it and add one of their own Pokémon to defend it. If a Gym is controlled by a rival team, the player can battle it to decrease its Prestige; when a Gym's Prestige reaches zero, any nearby player can claim it for their own team.
Teams[edit | edit source]
Features[edit | edit source]
Capturing Gyms[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.