Pokémon GO: Which Team should I join?

by Jul 13, 2016Gaming0 comments

With Pokémon Go surging to the number 1 spot on the Google Play Store, surpassing even the daily active users on twitter and existing on more android phones than Tinder, Pokémon Go is on the verge of catching us all.

Pokémon Go is set to launch in Malaysia by the end of the month, and we felt that the inevitable boom in Malaysia should be complemented with some handy advice collated from users in the US, UK and New Zealand where Pokémon fever is in full swing.

When do I have to pick a team?

You’d be fooling yourself if you didn’t anticipate to reach level 5 in a heartbeat, but that’s exactly when you’ll have the opportunity to pick between three teams.

Upon entering a gym for the first time, Professor Willow will introduce you to the three team leaders – Instinct, Mystic and Valor. We’ll explain more about their differences below. Once you join a team, you represent and fight for that faction.

It is important to note that, at least for now, you won’t be able to change teams, so choose wisely.

What are the three teams?

Team Instinct

Lead by Spark, Team Instinct believes in, as the name suggests, following your instincts. They have the legendary bird Zapdos as their team crescent.

Team Mystic

Mystic is lead by Blanche who believes in brains over brawns. Their team crescent is the legendary bird Articuno.

Team Valor

Team Valor is headed by Candela, who places faith in training. Their sign is the legendary bird Moltres.

Which Team should I join?

Choosing one team over another won’t have any significant impact on your gameplay experience, you will still progress through the game as everyone else.

Having said that, word on the street seems to suggest that Team Mystic is set to gain the most members. So if you’re one to go with the flow, or one to go against the grain, you should either join or avoid Team Mystic. Another way to go help you decide is to check with your friends or your nearest “gym” and ensure that you join the group that is geographically advantageous to you.

Still can't decide?

Here’s a quick test to help you make a decision.


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