‘Pokémon GO’ Team Leaders Are Here: Teams Valor, Mystic, And Instinct Are Ready for Battle!

They used to be teased in silhouettes then the final artwork was revealed during the afternoon session of the Comic-Con panel today. Now, Team Valor will have Candela, Blanche is the leader of Team Mystic, and Team Instinct will have Spark as their captain.

After the Pokémon GO app was released in North America, Australia, and New Zealand on July 5, it became been a worldwide phenomenon. Now, the mobile gaming app is going to be live in Japan as well.

The Pokémon GO Japan launch will also introduce the new Pokémon Go Plus, which will include a wearable that users can use when catching Pokémons in the street.

As the users get more adapted to the rules of the game, they begin to choose which teams they will join. Pokémon GO has a global leaderboard system, and it encourages members to connect to teams.

According to Eurogamer, Pokémon GO was able to put the young gamers out on the street and enabled them to connect with their peers in person. All over the world, there have been multiple group gatherings for Pokémon GO users. The great competitive dynamic also allows users to have a healthy gaming mindset.

As for the teams, during this Pokémon GO alpha stage, there is minimal effect on the gameplay mechanics. However, it is expected to become a large part of the gaming community.

So far, there are three major Pokémon GO teams: Valor, Mystic, and Instinct. Now that their leaders are revealed, how do you choose which team is perfect for you?


Team Instinct — Yellow


According to Heavy, Team Instinct is dependent on trust and intuition. In a Reddit forum, the general public has declared that the motto for the group would be, “There is no shelter from the storm.”

People who are drawn to their values reflects the belief on personal capacity and destiny. However, Team Instinct is said to be the least popular at the moment. Still, users are being drawn to Team Instinct because of its underdog vibe. Because of this, the users have this great sense of connection and camaraderie.

Team Instinct is also considered to be the one that has a very low interference mode when it comes to Team Valor and Team Mystic fighting. For this team, they are better off when they are minding their own business.

Team Valor — Red


Team Valor is competing to be the top team in the arena. This team values strength and power. The team leader, Candela, focuses on strength, and she believes that Pokémons and humans just make each other stronger.

This group attracts people with strong personalities — users who are bold and fierce. The general vibe of the group is to be the best. They are also quite aggressive in their approach. Because of this, Team Mystic and Team Instinct have a general hatred for Team Valor.

However, some of the members of the team defended their stance. One user wrote saying that they focus on potential.

“Valor is the heart… more than anything, we think that no objective is out of reach. We don’t worry how lofty a goal is, we will see it through. Our flame burns bright, even in the darkest depths.”

Team Mystic — Blue


The last but not the least is Team Mystic, the wisdom team. They pride themselves on strategy and research. Blanche’s team highlights the logical analysis of every battle. They do not go by brute force, but they are ruthless when it comes to battle. This is currently the most popular team in Pokemon.

It will not be long when Pokemon releases what these three teams are going to be about, but the users are getting ready for what will be in store.

[Image via Pokemon GO/Twitter]