February 22, 2019

Switch Teams in Pokémon GO

A new feature will let you switch which Pokémon GO team you battle for once per year.

Team Instinct, Team Mystic, and Team Valor have all battled with pride and determination since the launch of Pokémon GO. But if you're ready to switch sides and join a different team, the opportunity has arrived with the new Team Change feature.

Starting at 1:00 p.m. PST on February 26, the Team Change feature will allow Trainers to change teams once per year by purchasing a Team Medallion for 1,000 PokéCoins from the shop.

When you decide to activate a Team Medallion from your inventory, you'll be able to choose your new team. You may purchase a Team Medallion only once every 365 days, so choose your new team wisely!

Any of your Pokémon in Gyms at the time you change teams will be returned with no earned PokéCoins once they're defeated. You'll also be unable to battle your own Pokémon, so if you return to a Gym that has your Pokémon defending it, your Pokémon will be returned to you with no earned PokéCoins.

Battle hard, and good luck with your new team!

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