Why did so few players chose Team Instinct over the others?


Players are given a choice one of three teams early on in Pokémon GO. Team Mystic, led by Blanche, with an Articuno/Blue/Ice theme. Then there’s Team Valor, led by Candela, with Moltres/Red/Fire. And finally Team Instinct, led by Spark, with Zapdos/Yellow/Electricity.

A few theories:
• Players were picking based on whether they had the Red or Blue versions of the original game, as Pokémon Yellow wasn’t released until later
• Players were picking based on their favorite starter, Squirtle or Charmander, and there is no “Green Team” for Bulbasaur, so Instinct doesn’t fit there
• Players were picking based on aesthetics, and yellow is ugly
• Players were picking based on their friends’ picks, and a snowball effect helped Mystic and Valor’s growth
• Players thought Spark was lame, and he was indeed lame enough to quickly become a meme
• Players are more attracted to the “core” elements of Fire and Ice (see Game of Thrones), while Electricity isn’t as cool

But anyway, some combination of those factors have led to Team Instinct being dramatically underrepresented in the game, and that’s been problematic for that portion of the player-base, as Instinct players own a fractional amount of gyms in the wild.

Source: Forbes
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