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How to switch teams on Pokémon GO

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How to switch teams on Pokémon GO: After so much insistence from your friends, you too have finally decided to download Pokémon GO, the famous video game developed by the Californian company Niantic that allows you to play the role of a Pokémon trainer, with the aim of finding and capturing the famous Nintendo monsters in the “real world”, thanks to augmented reality. When choosing the team to join on Pokémon GO, by mistake you selected a team other than what your friends had suggested. So you tried to retrace your steps and change teams, but without success. If this is actually the case and now you don’t know where to bang your head anymore, let me explain how to do it.

If you spend a few minutes of your free time, I can in fact tell you how to play checkers on the Internet indicating the detailed procedure for joining a new team. In addition to indicating the requirements necessary to modify your team, I will list the main differences between the various teams available in the game, in order to carefully evaluate your choice and avoid repeating mistakes. Also, in case you encounter problems during the procedure to switch teams on Pokémon GO, I will list the channels made available by Niantic to request support and receive assistance.

How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? So let’s not waste any more time chatting and let’s go straight to the action. Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you consider appropriate and, smartphone in hand, dedicated to reading the next paragraphs. By carefully following the instructions I’m about to give you and trying to put them into practice, I assure you that you will be able to choose the new team to join on Pokémon GO in no time. Having said that, all I have to do is wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!

Yes, you can switch teams on Pokémon GO

Pokemon Go

If you’d like change teams on Pokémon GO but you still don’t know if this operation is actually allowed by the game, you will be happy to know that the answer to your question is yes. However, before going into the detail of this guide and explaining, by thread and by sign, how to succeed in your intent, it is necessary to make a necessary premise.

First, you need to know that in order to switch teams on Pokémon GO, your character must have reached the level 5, i.e. the minimum level to join a team and receive an invitation to choose one of the three teams available in the game.

In case of second thoughts, after the first choice, it is possible to change teams by accessing the Pokémon GO shop and purchasing the Medallion of the teams. The latter can be purchased once every 365 days (as a consequence it is possible to change teams only once a year) and it costs 1,000 pokémonete, which you can get for free in Pokémon GO gyms or in exchange for real money.

Which team to choose on Pokémon GO

Which team to choose on Pokémon GO

After the necessary initial premise, you are ready for choose a new team on Pokémon GO. First, though, let me list you which teams are available and the main differences between each.

First of all, it will be useful to know that a team of Pokémon GO is nothing but a group of Pokémon trainers, each led by a different leader. At the time of writing this guide, three teams are available on Pokémon GO and their characteristics and their respective colors derive from the three legendary birds: Articuno, Moltres is Zapdos. Here are all the details.

  • Team Instinct (or Team Instinct): is represented by the legendary bird Zapdos and is identified by the yellow color. Its leader is Spark. As you can tell from the name of the team, the coaches of this team are those who make reckless but often valid choices. It is the team with the least number of coaches.
  • Wisdom Team (or Team Mystic): is the team represented by Articuno and is identified by the blue color. The leader is called Blanche and his strengths are wisdom and rationality. It’s the multiplayer team.
  • Courage Team (or Team Valor): is the team represented by the legendary bird Moltres and is identified by the red color. Its leader is called Candela, a girl who focuses on commitment and determination. He strongly believes in training, considered the best way to success.

That said, you need to know that choosing a team doesn’t directly affect Pokémon GO’s game dynamics. However, you need to know that teams with multiple coaches will always have more gyms to control with their advantages, such as the possibility of earning Pokémonete. Teams with fewer players, however, will have more enemy gyms to conquer and, consequently, many experience points to obtain.

How to switch teams on Pokémon GO

How to switch teams on Pokémon GO

As mentioned in the opening lines of this guide, for switch teams on Pokémon GO you must first have reached the fifth coach level and have already chosen your starting team.

To verify that you have reached the minimum requirements to join another team, take your device, start Pokémon GO and wait for the game to load, then press the button OK and tap on yours character visible at the bottom left, to find out the level of play achieved.

After that, to change teams on Pokémon GO, go back to the main screen of the game, tap on the icon of the Poké Ball present at the bottom and select the option Shop. Now, locate the section Improvements, tap on the voice Medallion of the teams and press the button USA, to proceed with the purchase. If you do not see the Medallion of the teams among the options available in the shop, it means that you have already purchased it (in this case, it will be available in the section bag in your account) or you’ve already changed teams in the past 365 days.

If, on the other hand, the pokémonets at your disposal are not enough to complete the purchase of the team Medallion, you can continue playing Pokémon GO to get more at zero cost. In particular, you can search on the map for one Pokémon gym to conquer and, subsequently, to defend: in doing so, every 10 minutes that your Pokémon remains in defense of a gym, you will earn 1 pokémoneta, for a maximum of 50 coins per day. In this regard, my guide on how to play checkers on the Internet.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to speed things up, you can go to the Pokémon GO store and buy new pokémonete in exchange for real money. In this case, tap on the icon of Poké Ball, press on the item Shop, locate the section Pokémonete and choose the option you are interested in from 100 Pokémonete (0,99 euro), 550 Pokémonete (€ 5.49), 1,200 Pokémonete (€ 10.99), 2,500 Pokémonete (€ 21.99), 5,200 Pokémonete (€ 43.99) is 14,500 Pokémonete (109.99 euros).

Made your choice, all you have to do is press on the option of your interest and complete the purchase through Google Play (if you have an Android device) or through iTunes, if you have an iPhone or iPad.

Purchase coins on Pokémon GO

After completing the purchase of the team Medallion, the latter will be available in the section bag of your account. To use it and change teams, tap on the icon Poké Ball, choose the option bag, locate the Medallion of the teams and tap on it, so you can use it.

Then press the button OK and, on the screen Choose which team to join, select the team you are interested in from Instinct team, Wisdom team is Courage team. Finally, tap on the button OK, to confirm your choice and change teams: if everything went in the right direction, you will see the message on the screen Welcome to the [nome team].

In case of doubts or problems

Pokémon GO support

Do you still have doubts about the procedure to change teams on Pokémon GO and would you like more information about it? In that case, I suggest you access the Help section Pokémon GO to try to find the answers you are looking for in complete autonomy.

To proceed, then start Pokémon GO on your device, tap on the icon Poké Ball, select the option Settings and press on the item Visit customer service. In the new screen that appears, enter your question in the field Describe your problem and, among the proposed results, identify the topic of your interest. In addition, you can also take a look at my guide on how Pokémon GO works.

If, on the other hand, you have encountered problems that prevented you from switching teams on Pokémon GO and you would like to obtain direct support from Niantic, the game developer, go to the section Help as I indicated in the previous lines and tap on the option Contact, visible in the upper right corner.

In the new screen that appears, describe your problem in the field Enter your message, And tap on the icon of thepaper airplane, to send the message and start the conversation with an operator.