Pokémon Go's Team Leaders Now Actually Do Something

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Pokémon Go’s Team Leaders haven’t been doing much leading thus far. That’s about to change, with the game’s latest update introducing something called “Implemented Pokémon Appraisal”.


Now, every time you go into battle at a gym, Candela or Blanche will tell you about your opponent’s attack and defence capabilities, and will recommend which of your Pokémon “have the most potential for battle.”

Spark, meanwhile, will ask if you want some of the glue he’s eating.

The update is rolling out now for both iOS and Android.

UPDATE: I haven’t got the new version yet, but others are saying they have. And, well. Yeah.

Image: JustDang1T
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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.