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Niantic Reveals Pokémon Go's Team Leaders

by Elise Favis on Jul 24, 2016 at 01:35 PM

Niantic revealed at San Diego Comic-Con today the three team leaders in Pokémon Go, who up until now were only shown as silhouettes in-game.

The panel, which was led by Niantic chief executive John Hanke, showed the audience the designs of these characters. He confirmed that Team Valor is headed by Candela, Blanche is in charge of Team Mystic, and Spark leads Team Instinct.

The panel also discussed some additions Niantic has under consideration, but none of these are confirmed just yet. Niantic brought up the possiblity of Pokémon Centers, along with the inclusion of trading, though the team mentioned that stabilizing the servers would be a priority beforehand.

Pokémon Go released about three weeks ago, and its since taken the world by storm, though it's also had plenty of server issues. As of last week, it released in Japan.


Our Take
Pokémon Go players are already incredibly attached to their teams, and having a face behind each now will only add to that enthusiasm. I can't wait to see fans cosplay as these leaders.