Niantic has revealed that the Team Medallion will soon be sold in Pokémon GO, an item that will let you change teams.
From Tuesday 26th February, you can choose to spend 1,000 PokéCoins to buy the Team Medallion from the in-game shop. This item will let players change the team that they have aligned themselves with, but it can only be bought and used once per year.
“Taking down Gyms and battling in raids have been a team effort over the last two years. Whether you’re on Team Instinct, Team Mystic, or Team Valor, you came together with your teammates and helped one another be better Trainers. We’ve loved watching you share your team pride and band together with others to take on new challenges. Are you ready to take your talents to a new team? The team leaders would be excited to recruit you!” Niantic writes in an update.
“We’re happy to share Team Change with you. Later this month, starting at 1:00 p.m. PST on February 26, Team Change will allow Trainers to change teams once per year. Interested Trainers will be able to purchase a Team Medallion for 1,000 PokéCoins from the shop.
“Choose your team wisely, Trainers, as you may only purchase a Team Medallion once every 365 days. Once purchased, you can find the Team Medallion in your Bag. When you decide to activate it, you’ll be guided through the team-selection screens to choose your new team.
“Any of your Pokémon that are in Gyms when you change teams will be returned with no PokéCoins earned once it’s defeated. You also can’t battle your own Pokémon, so if you return to a Gym one of your Pokémon is defending, your Pokémon will be returned to you with no PokéCoins earned.”