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Simple BuzzFeed Quiz Helps Pokémon GO Players Choose Between Team Mystic/Instinct/Valor

July 11, 2016 / 8:30 AM

By: Matthew Williams

ValorMysticInstinct(Source: Reddit)

With the viral phenomenon known by the world as Pokémon GO, which launched on mobile phones worldwide last week, people from all ages and backgrounds are joining in to catch em’ all and to be the very best (*que Pokémon theme song). To put this virality into perspective: the game has already recorded 5+ million downloads on Android phones (Source: Google Play store), and may overtake Twitter soon for daily active users. Whoa.

The game has been heralded already by some for revolutionizing concepts like physical activity and sociability. For the latter concept, people are describing that their near surroundings are buzzing with people. Public venues, like local parks, have never been more active. Some businesses (acting as PokeStops) are even utilizing the game’s popularity, by enticing trainers to come visit their establishment while stocking up on gear.

While the social aspect of Pokémon GO has been an extremely positive experience, there is also a sense of competition that goes with it, too. Enter: Team Instinct, Team Mystic, and Team Valor!

Once a trainer reaches level 5 in the game and wishes to participate in Pokémon battling, they will be prompted to choose one of the above mentioned teams. While this may seem like a simple concept, trainers have publicly admitted to their difficulties when choosing a team.

If you are having troubles choosing a team, do not fret! BuzzFeed has developed a simple quiz to help you pick. Titled Which Pokémon Go Team Is Right For You?, the quiz asks users various questions like which generation 1 starter they chose, and if they are laid back vs. a worrier.


Do not worry: there is no wrong team (except Team Mystic and Team Valor ;)), so be sure to let us know which team you ended up picking in the comments below!

About the author /

Matthew, a graduate from Texas Christian University, now works as a Senior Digital Analytics Consultant for Ernst & Young. With a passion for video games (mostly retro and survival horror) and data, Matthew is pursuing a career in game analytics.

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