We don’t actually know much about Pokémon 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.
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 moms to Spark
- People are latching on to Blanche’s non-binary appearance, with many memes referencing the classic Pokémon 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 Pokémon Go leaders: