Which team to choose in Pokémon Go
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Have you just passed level 5 in Pokémon Go ? Congratulations! You will now be able to start fighting in arenas and confront other trainers. However, an important point remains to be clarified: Which team to choose ? Are you going to wear the colors Valor, Instinct or Mystic?
Deciding which team to choose is an important decision in Pokémon Go. Unlike changing your name or your appearance as a trainer, which are simply aesthetic, choosing your team allows you to work with other people to capture and keep arenas and thus win precious Pokémon coins in the game. or get a boost when capturing creatures after Raid battles.
Almost three years after the launch of the game, it is now possible to change faction thanks to a team change object called the Team Medallion. This addition in the different mechanics of the game now allows you to evolve your strategy according to your place of residence and the other players around you.
The objective of this article is to enlighten you on the choice of your team in Pokémon Go, how you can change it and the consequences it will have during your adventure.
How to choose your team in Pokémon Go?
From level 5, you are automatically invited to choose a team in Pokémon Go. To do this, go to the nearest Arena. You will be introduced to the Valor, Intuition Instinct and Mystic team leaders to determine which one you want to fight with. You will only have to validate your choice of team and you will automatically belong to the chosen faction.
How do I change teams in Pokémon Go?
For almost three years, the choice of a faction was permanent and final. It was therefore essential to choose the team that suited you best so as not to regret this choice later. Thanks to the recent addition of the Team Medallion, it is now possible to change teams in Pokémon Go, under certain conditions.
Here's all we know about the Team Medallion:
- The Team Medallion is an item you can buy from the game store. It costs 1000 Pokémon coins.
- Its official description is as follows: "A medallion that allows a Trainer to change teams. It can only be purchased once every 365 days."
- As the description says, you can only buy the team medallion once a year. This means that a change of team is now possible, but that you must stick to this decision for a fairly long period.
- You don't have to use it right away. It will remain in your inventory until you are ready.
- The piece is decorated with the three legendary creatures of the first generation representing the three teams: Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno.
- Once you switch teams, any Pokémon that were in an arena will keep their place. However, it will not give you coins when they return from combat. You will have to wait to join a new arena as a member of your new team in order to earn Pokecoins again.
- You don't have to use it right away: it will remain in your inventory until you are ready.
You are now informed about the team change in Pokémon Go. However, this raises other questions: what are the particularities of each team? And which is the best ? We will respond to it now.
What is the impact of each team on your game?
The only noticeable impact that teams have on Pokémon Go concerns the Arena and Raids. When you fight in the Arena, you fight on behalf of your team in order to conquer and maintain it thanks to your Pokémon. The other members of your team can thus participate in the attack or the defense of your arena in order to strengthen its power and maintain the domination of your team.
Holding a Conquered Arena earns you Pokepoints, the in-game currency that allows you to purchase many items and bonuses that would normally cost you real money. Likewise, you get better rewards by rotating the Pokéstops over any gymnasium belonging to your team.
Perhaps most importantly, additional Pokéballs appear above the arenas that belong to your team in order to catch Pokémon during a Raid. If you see the Egg countdown that signals the start of a Raid, go ahead and capture the arena to which it corresponds! Conversely, if the arena already belongs to your team, try to defend it by feeding the creatures therein so that they stay there during the Raid.
The arenas and the Raids are the places where the teams take all their sense. When Pokémon Go was first launched, players assumed that a legendary bird was linked to each of the teams as a mascot: Zapdos for Instinct, Articuno for Mystic and Moltres for Valor. In addition, thanks to the names of the leaders of each of the teams, Spark, Blanche and Candela, a theory was born on the possibility of capturing each of these three Legendary Pokémon according to your chosen team.
However, all of this was just a theory and none of these assumptions has ever been confirmed. There is therefore no real advantage specific to each team. This applies as well to obtaining Legendary Pokémon as to the capture rates, the power of the Pokémon encountered, the CP earned by evolving, etc ...
But then, if each team brings the same benefits within the game, with the exception of the multiplayer style of play,how to choose who will be your team ? We will try to help you answer this question.
Which team to choose in Pokémon Go?
Finally, let's get to the heart of the matter by answering this question from three angles: your combat environment, your personal values and your deep desires.
Analyze the trainers around you
This is a question that is difficult to answer given that none of the three teams has its own advantages or capacities.
However, the success of a team seems to depend mainly on the quantity of Trainers who are in a given area, which affects the bonuses in play with the holding of Arena and the fight during Raids. Pokémon Go statistics show that the Mystic team is the most popular in the gaming community. The second most popular team is the Valor team, followed then by the Trainers of the Instinct team.
If you are just starting out, the best advice we can give you is to join the same team as your friends or the local community. If you can, find out who they are by participating in local events. You will often see everyone playing at the same time for a short time each month. Observe what is happening around the Arena and talk to the Trainers who go there to fight to find out which faction dominates to join it.
Conversely, if you are more experienced, have a group of trainer friends around you or like to fight fiercely, choose a minority team in your region. In this way, you will always have new challenges to overcome and new arenas to conquer. You will be less likely to win coins because your arena will be often contested, however you will gain much more experience by chaining the fights. This will naturally lead you to have a more trained and therefore more powerful team than your opponents.
Choose your Pokémon team according to its values
The number of players that make up a faction is not necessarily enough to choose the one that best suits you. If you are still hesitating to choose your team in Pokémon Go , why not trust the values they carry and their philosophy in general?
Valor team: Represented by Candela, this team sports red colors. Its symbol is none other than the legendary Kanto firebird, Moltres. To recruit you, Candela sends you these few words:
"My name is Candela, I'm the captain of the Bravery team. Pokémon are stronger than humans, and warmer too ... I'm studying a method to improve the natural powers of Pokémon. sure, the Pokémon trained by our team are the strongest in combat. Are you ready? "
Instinct Team: Represented by Spark, this team wears yellow colors. Its emblem is Zapdos, the legendary electric bird of Kanto. Here's what Spark tells you to recruit you:
"Hi! My name is Spark, I'm the captain of the Intuition team. Pokémon have excellent intuition. I think this has to do with how they hatch. That's why I study Pokémon that I hatched. You will not lose if you follow your gut! "
Mystic Team: Led by Blanche, this team has the color blue. It is symbolized by Articuno, the legendary ice bird of Kanto. Here's what Blanche tells you to make you want to join her:
"My name is Blanche, I am the captain of the Wisdom team. The wisdom of Pokémon is immeasurable. I am researching what makes them evolve. My team? It is sure to win, thanks to its analysis of all the situations! "
Listen to your heart to choose your team
Ultimately, the best advice we can give you is to simply let your own feelings speak.
As we have seen throughout this article, the choice of a team in Pokémon Go has very little impact on your playing experience. In addition, you will be able to switch teams if you ever feel like it. someday need it. So you can choose the faction that most appeals to you without risk.
Is yellow your favorite color? So go for the Instinct team ! Has Articuno always been your favorite legendary bird? Choose the Mystic team and you will have a lot of fun playing among the blues. Does Candela's style stick with you? Join the Valor team and its flamboyant style!
The only thing that really matters will be the fun you will experience playing on a daily basis to conquer Arenas, defeat Raids and compete with other players. In any case, this is our vision of things on Pokemon Faction: gaming pleasure above all !
In any case, we hope that you now see more clearly on the teams in Pokémon Go thanks to this article and that you will make your choice more easily once you have passed level 5.
Here on Pokemon Faction, we are true fans of Pokémon Go and we have voluntarily chosen not to all join the same team to compete against each other. (imagine the pleasure of beating your boss in a video game, we love it!)
And you, which team did you choose ? We can't wait to read it in the comments! Don't forget that we are here to answer you if you have any questions. See you soon, trainer friends and good luck during your Arena fights!