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Art from Pokémon GO as of November 30, 2022
|Trainer class||Team Instinct Leader|
|Generation||VI, VII, VIII, IX|
|Specializes in||Electric types|
|Member of||Team Instinct|
Spark (Japanese: スパーク Spark) is the leader of Team Instinct (Japanese: チームインスティンクト Team Instinct) in Pokémon GO. Team Instinct is researching Pokémon breeding, and is represented by Zapdos. Team Instinct Trainers believe a Pokémon's intuition is linked to how they are hatched.
He is one of Professor Willow's assistants, along with Blanche and Candela. Standing at over 6 feet tall, Spark is the tallest of the three team leaders. He has an impulsive personality and likes to tease Blanche, who tends to get flustered when proven wrong.
Involving Team GO Rocket
On October 28, 2019, Spark had been collecting Eggs from PokéStops, fearing they would be turned into Shadow Pokémon if hatched by Team GO Rocket. During his mission, he encountered Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra for the first time, who mocked his efforts. Spark initially challenged her to battle but did not come prepared with any of his Pokémon.
On November 7, 2019, Spark sent the following message in response to Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra:
- "Your threats won’t stop me from doing what’s right, Sierra! You might think I’m naïve, but I’m positive that the good guys always win in the end...and that’s the side I’m on!"'
On November 12, 2019, Spark successfully tracked down Sierra's location using the Rocket Radar and challenged her to battle. The battle resulted in a close victory for Spark, who ended up with only one Pokémon remaining.
On July 26, 2020, during Pokémon GO Fest 2020, Sierra battled Spark. Spark initiated the battle by sending out an Elekid, while Sierra sent a Shadow Houndoom. Houndoom started the fight by using Bite but Elekid knocked it with a destabilizing Thunder Punch. In the end, Spark won the battle when Giovanni recalled Sierra to him along with the other Team GO Rocket Leaders. Professor Willow, Blanche, Candela, Spark and their Pokémon then witnessed the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 fireworks show in the sky.
- "Hey! The name's Spark — the leader of Team Instinct. Pokemon are creatures with excellent intuition. I bet the secret to their intuition is related to how they're hatched. Come and join my team! You never lose when you trust your instincts!"
- Team GO Rocket invasion introduction (before battle)
- "I overheard that some shady characters have been showing up at PokéStops. I think you need to check it out, but be careful, I have a feeling you might end up in a battle!"
- Team GO Rocket invasion introduction (if battle lost)
- One of the following lines is randomly spoken
- "You can do it!"
- "You got this!"
- "Electrifying battle!"
- "Radical battling, Trainer!"
- "That was an amazing battle!"
- If defeated by a Bug-type Pokémon
- "Bug-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Flying-, and Rock-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Dark-type Pokémon
- "Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting-, Bug-, and Fairy-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Dragon-type Pokémon
- "Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Ice-, Dragon-, and Fairy-type attacks."
- If defeated by an Electric-type Pokémon
- "Electric-type Pokémon are weak to Ground-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Fairy-type Pokémon
- "Fairy-type Pokémon are weak to Poison- and Steel-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Fighting-type Pokémon
- "Fighting-type Pokémon are weak to Flying-, Psychic-, and Fairy-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Fire-type Pokémon
- "Fire-type Pokémon are weak to Water-, Ground-, and Rock-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Flying-type Pokémon
- "Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric-, Ice-, and Rock-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Ghost-type Pokémon
- "Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Ghost- and Dark-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Grass-type Pokémon
- "Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Ice-, Poison-, Flying-, and Bug-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Ground-type Pokémon
- "Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Water-, Grass-, and Ice-type attacks."
- If defeated by an Ice-type Pokémon
- "Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Fighting-, Rock-, and Steel-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Normal-type Pokémon
- "Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Poison-type Pokémon
- "Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Ground- and Psychic-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Psychic-type Pokémon
- "Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Rock-type Pokémon
- "Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Water-, Grass-, Fighting-, Ground-, and Steel-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Steel-type Pokémon
- "Steel-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Fighting-, and Ground-type attacks."
- If defeated by a Water-type Pokémon
- "Water-type Pokémon are weak to Grass- and Electric-type attacks."
- Team GO Rocket invasion introduction (if battle won)
- "Whoa, looks like they couldn't handle a little battle! They even left behind their Pokémon. Why would they do that? It has a really odd aura around it... Let's help it! Can you catch it so we can take a closer look?"'
- Team GO Rocket invasion introduction (after capture)
- "Oh! I remember Professor Willow talking about a process called purification! He said that it could help certain Pokémon become more powerful. Let's give it a shot!"
- Team GO Rocket invasion (after collecting first Mysterious Component)
- "Hey... That Grunt dropped something. What does this thing do? This looks like a piece of something right out of Willow’s lab! I bet this will help with that prototype he’s developing... Let’s see if we can find more."
- Team GO Rocket invasion (while a Rocket Radar is equipped)
- Upon first equipping
- "Whoa! I knew the professor was right when he said these things could be used for something aside from hacking PokéStops! Is that a radar? Awesome! There’s no way they can hide from us with this! Let’s try it out and track down some hideouts!"
- If there are no hideouts in the vicinity
- "Whoa—not a signal in sight! I wonder what they’re scared of? Just when I was energized to do some battling! Maybe we should check out other locations."
- If there are currently no hideouts
- "No signals? Well, it is getting pretty late...and I need to go meet up with Willow. We might have better luck catching them during the daytime, when Candela and I usually get most of our research done."
- Team GO Rocket invasion (while a Super Rocket Radar is equipped)
- Upon first equipping
- "This radar looks upgraded and WAY more powerful than others we’ve made! Think it’ll take us to whoever’s leading Team GO Rocket? I know it can’t be that easy. I bet Team GO Rocket has plenty more Grunts blocking our way. I’m ready if you are! Equip that radar, and let’s show ’em what Team Instinct is made of!"
- Appraisal (before 0.149.0)
- "Hey, <player>! You want me to check out your <Pokémon>?"
- IV total
- 37-45: "Overall, your <Pokémon> looks like it can really battle with the best of them!"
- 30-36: "Overall, your <Pokémon> is really strong!"
- 23-29: "Overall, your <Pokémon> is pretty decent!"
- 0-22: "Overall, your <Pokémon> has room for improvement as far as battling goes."
- Best stat
- First: "Its best quality is its <stat>."
- If tie: "Its <stat> is great, too!"
- Highest IV
- 15: "Its stats are the best I've ever seen! No doubt about it!"
- 13-14: "Its stats are really strong! Impressive."
- 8-12: "It's definitely got some good stats. Definitely!"
- 0-7: "Its stats are all right, but kinda basic, as far as I can see."
- XS: "Wh-whoa. That's the tiniest <Pokémon> I've ever seen!"
- S: "Your <Pokémon> is a little small for its kind, don't you think?"
- L: "Your <Pokémon> is a BIG one!"
- XL: "Your <Pokémon> is just HUGE!"
- "That's what I think! See ya!"
- Prior battle
- "Get ready for an awesome battle! My Pokémon will show you their best moves!"
Spark uses the following Pokémon in Battle Training. His Pokémon's moves will be randomly chosen from their current move pool.
Prior to July 19, 2019
Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Battle Challenge
|Appearance from Pokémon GO between September 30th and November 30th, 2022|
In the TCG
- Main article: Spark (Pokémon GO 70)
Spark was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese and English Pokémon GO expansions, with artwork by Naoki Saito. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by the same artist. It allows the player to draw two cards and then flip a coin. If heads, they can attach a Lightning Energy card from their discard pile to one of their Benched Pokémon.
|Japanese||スパーク Spark||From spark|
|English, French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Indonesian
|Spark||Same as Japanese name|
|Korean||스파크 Spark||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||史帕克 Shǐpàkè||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||史帕克 Sípaakhāk|
|Russian||Спарк Spark||Transcription of his Japanese name|
|Thai||สปาร์ก Spark||Transcription of his Japanese name|
- ↑ Pokémon GO Twitter
- ↑ Pokémon GO Twitter
- ↑ Willow Report: Looming in the Shadows - Pokémon GO
- ↑ Pokémon GO Twitter
- ↑ Team GO Rocket Leaders vs team leaders face-off recap! - Pokémon GO
- ↑ Twitter announcement
- ↑ Twitter update
- ↑ Twitter update
- ↑ Leek Duck on Twitter: The team leaders, Spark, Blanche, and Candela, are now wearing new outfits in-game. The new outfits are visible during Pokémon appraisal and when you train against them on the battle page.
- ↑ PokeMiners on Twitter: Willow and the Team Leaders have been fixed.
|Non-player characters in Pokémon GO|
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|