We don’t actually know much about Pokemon GO’s team captains, but it doesn’t matter. Players have run with the newly revealed team leader artwork, and are now creating all sorts of personality quirks, backstories and hilarious jokes.
Illustration credit: 200pi
Among the surge of reactions, you’ll notice a few common threads, such as:
- Candela is understood to be the hot one.
- Candela and Blanche may or may not be in a romantic rivalry.
- Candela and Blanche are basically babysitting, or acting as mums to Spark.
- People are latching on to Blanche’s non-binary appearance, with many memes referencing the classic Pokemon question of ‘are you a boy or girl?’
- Blanche is the cool and commanding one.
- Everyone is roasting Spark. Poor Spark.
- Spark is often depicted as the obnoxious one.
- Spark probably loves memes and isn’t very smart according to the internet. Uh, sorry Team Instinct.
- Somehow, though, Spark has become one of the most endearing of the three. He’s going through the Popplio effect.
Here’s how the internet is reacting to the new Pokemon GO leaders:
— wheatley apologist (@kersenwiek) July 24, 2016
CANDELAAAA ??? pic.twitter.com/a1y8ZlbXVK
— cinna☆@otakuthon366 (@moecinna) July 25, 2016
spark: can we go get mcdonalds
candela: no blanche is cooking us a nice dinner at home
spark: *wipes tears* i hate this fukcin family
— watch love live (@Iovewing) July 24, 2016
— Kylee/키님 (@kyleenim) July 24, 2016
— vaanrose (@vaanrose) July 25, 2016
they chill together pic.twitter.com/HICtmTJpKy
— JT Bach (@t_blocks) July 25, 2016
WHAT TEAM pic.twitter.com/UWyrgVRaiW
— Thi Nguyen (@houdidesu) July 25, 2016
Spark looks like the type of guy who would Naruto run down the street singing the pokemon theme song.
— SPARK☆FUCKER 420 (@elloquench) July 24, 2016
Candela: I will show you Pokemon's true heart through strength!
Blanche: Knowledge is the key to victory
Spark:*wheels past on heelies*
— Captain Paddy (@CapnPaddy) July 24, 2016
Blanche: we must seek out pokemon's hidden truth
Candela: we must seal our victory using pokemon
Spark: i can't believe twitter banned milo
— Jared Rosen (@notquitefrodo) July 24, 2016
— Steve Kim (@Fobwashed) July 24, 2016
— Nibel (@Nibellion) July 24, 2016
hey team instinct people who feel bad rn
I defended Popplio in front of thousands of people
This too shall pass.
but come get your boy tho
— austin walker (@austin_walker) July 24, 2016
you know Blanche walks into a bar, scans, and is aware exactly who she is going to be fucking in three hours
— mat jones (@pillowfort) July 24, 2016
candela: is there a word that's a mix between angry and sad?
blanche: malcontented, disgruntled, miserable, desolated
— tess(ica) (@batsugeemu) July 24, 2016
When will Candela set me on fire
— Ebony Dark'ness (@yuricrusader) July 24, 2016
blanche is cool pic.twitter.com/bciBkZ19tx
— baobao t'challa (@L1NG_) July 25, 2016
Candela: this is my Charizard inferno
Blanche: I refer to them by their proper names
Spark: this is donglord my jolteon
— Chase (@VaultedVagabond) July 24, 2016
Illustration credit: phanromantictrash
— lil z (@200pi) July 25, 2016
blanche: ppl come up to me & say
blanche: r u a boy or a girl?
blanche: & i always tell them the same thing;
blanche: how dare u speak 2 me
— 「ｋｏｕ」ｍｉｓｓｉｏｎｓ (@0vv0b) July 25, 2016
i have no self control pic.twitter.com/veE5hssxN7
— ✿mimi✿ team spark (@mimiblargh) July 25, 2016
w wait a minute pic.twitter.com/txURAwOY3E
— rury (@ruryzuly) July 24, 2016