For many people, the choice of team in Pokémon GO was somewhat arbitrary. While some players no doubt researched Teams Instinct, Mystic and Valor - or joined the same team as their friends - many others selected at random or simply by their favourite primary colour.

If you've been on your lonesome because all your mates chose a different team, now's your chance to switch sides. From 26th February trainers will be able to use Team Change, a new feature which..., well, you can probably guess what it does.

The feature does come with some caveats, though. First up, a Team Medallion will cost you 1,000 PokéCoins - not too bad if you've been batting for Team Nosebleeds since the beginning while your mates have been conquering gyms together. Secondly, you'll only be able to change once a year - a sensible restriction, to our mind. What's the point in having teams if players were able to switch affiliations at the drop of a hat?

Once you activate the medallion, any Pokémon in a gym will return without earning PokéCoins, so that's something to keep in mind before jumping on Team Bandwagon.

For many players, the team they went with in the beginning - however ill-thought out the selection may have been - has become their home and they'd never change. We doubt we'll be switching sides, though this is a great feature for anyone who likes to go hunting with friends but chose poorly when they started catching 'mon on their mobile.

Will you be changing sides come 26th February or are you #Team(INSERT-TEAM-HERE) 'til the day you die? Let us know below...

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