If you’re wondering how to switch teams in Pokemon Go, we don’t blame you. It may have been a long time since you started the game and now you want to play with new people from a different team, or you just want to switch to a team that more people prefer in your area.
Whatever your reason, you can change the team in Pokemon Go. Changing teams in Pokemon Go can only be done with the Team Medallion, which is a unique item in the game. Here’s everything you need to know about how to change team in Pokemon Go and how Team Medallion works.
How to change teams in Pokemon Go?
To change team in Pokemon Go, simply purchase the Team Medallion item from the in-game store. Now there are a few caveats about this. The first is that a Team Medallion (or to change teams once) costs 1,000 coins. That’s around $90, but it essentially costs $90 to change your team in Pokemon Go as you can only buy 1,200 PokeCoins for $89.99. Unless, of course, you get your coins by earning them for free at Gyms.
Another important thing to note is that you can only purchase the Team Medallion once every 365 days or once a year. You have to be absolutely certain that you want to change the team because once you do, you can’t go back from that decision for a year. You don’t have to use the Team Medallion right away, as it will stay in your inventory until you decide which team to join.
When you switch teams, if you have any Pokemon in a Gym belonging to your previous team, they will stay there until eliminated. You won’t get any coins when they come back though, so it’s a good idea to wait until all your Pokemon are safe and sound in their balls.
Which is the best team in Pokemon Go?
If you’re wondering which team to choose in Pokemon Go, team selection really depends on which team your friends are on. Mystic is considered the most popular team, with Valor following closely and Instinct lagging behind somewhat. Being on the same team with all your friends you play with is the right choice. You will have much more fun washing Gyms with players on the same team as you. Not to mention the bonuses you get in raids when most players are on the same team.