Have you chosen your side already?
Once you reach Level 5, you are given a chance to choose you team. This is made through a gym visit to which users can battle each other’s Pokemon.
That choice is for which team you will represent in all gym battles from now until the end times. There are three to choose from – Instinct, Mystic and Valor; ‘yellow’, ‘blue’ and ‘red’ respectively.
Instinct is represented by Zapdos, Team Leader Spark describes:
Pokemon are creatures with excellent intuition. I bet the secret to their intuition is related to how they’re hatched. Come and join my team. You never lose when you trust your instinct!
Mystic is represented by Articuno as Team Leader Blanche describes:
The wisdom of Pokemon is immeasurably deep. I’m researching why it is that they evolve. My team? With our calm analysis of every situation, we can’t lose!
Valor is represented by Moltres as Team Leader Candela describes:
Pokemon are stronger than humans, and they’re warmhearted, too! I’m researching ways to enhance Pokemon’s natural power in the pursuit of true strength. There’s no doubt that the Pokémon our team have trained are the strongest in battle!
As barbaric as it sounds, conquering gyms are a bit tough. But instead, gain friends and not enemies.
So go and catch ’em all!