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Spark
スパーク Spark
GO Spark.png
Art from Pokémon GO
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blond
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Team Instinct Leader
Generation VI, VII
Games Pokémon GO
Specializes in Electric types
Member of Team Instinct
Rank Leader

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.[1] He has an impulsive personality and likes to tease Blanche, who tends to get flustered when proven wrong.[2]

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 own Pokémon.[3]

On November 7, 2019[4], 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 had 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.[5]

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.[6] Houndoom started the fight by using Bite but Elekid knocked it with a destabilizing Thunder Punch.[7] 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.[8]

Contents

Quotes

Introduction
"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!"
"Bug-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Flying-, and Rock-type attacks."
"Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting-, Bug-, and Fairy-type attacks."
"Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Ice-, Dragon-, and Fairy-type attacks."
"Electric-type Pokémon are weak to Ground-type attacks."
"Fairy-type Pokémon are weak to Poison- and Steel-type attacks."
"Fighting-type Pokémon are weak to Flying-, Psychic-, and Fairy-type attacks."
"Fire-type Pokémon are weak to Water-, Ground-, and Rock-type attacks."
"Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric-, Ice-, and Rock-type attacks."
"Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Ghost- and Dark-type attacks."
"Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Ice-, Poison-, Flying-, and Bug-type attacks."
"Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Water-, Grass-, and Ice-type attacks."
"Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Fighting-, Rock-, and Steel-type attacks."
"Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting-type attacks."
"Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Ground- and Psychic-type attacks."
"Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type attacks."
"Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Water-, Grass-, Fighting-, Ground-, and Steel-type attacks."
"Steel-type Pokémon are weak to Fire-, Fighting-, and Ground-type attacks."
"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? I has a really odd aura arount 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 git 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."
Size
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!"

Pokémon

Team Instinct emblem

Spark uses the following Pokémon in Battle Training. His Pokémon's moves will be randomly chosen from their current move pool.

Team Instinct Leader
Spark
VSSpark.png
League Pokémon
Great League GO.png
Great League

Plusle
CP 1473

Electrode
CP 1499

Castform (Rainy Form)
CP 1492

Ultra League GO.png
Ultra League

Jolteon
CP 2476

Luxray
CP 2475

Magnezone
CP 2472

Master League GO.png
Master League

Raikou
CP 3452

Tyranitar
CP 3834

Zapdos
CP 3527

Prior to July 19, 2019

Team Instinct Leader
Spark
VSSpark.png
League Pokémon
Great League GO.png
Great League

Magnemite
CP 1362

Mareep
CP 991

Pikachu
CP 938

Ultra League GO.png
Ultra League

Raichu (Alola Form)
CP 2286

Magneton
CP 2485

Manectric
CP 2340

Master League GO.png
Master League

Manectric
CP 2340

Milotic
CP 3005

Zapdos
CP 3527

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese スパーク Spark From spark
English, French, German, Italian,
Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
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
Thai สปาร์ก Spark Transcription of his Japanese name

Team Instinct

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 靈犀隊 Lìhngsāi Déui
Mandarin 靈犀隊 Língxī Duì
France Flag.png French Équipe Intuition
Germany Flag.png German Team Intuition
Italy Flag.png Italian Squadra Istinto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 팀 인스팅트 Team Instinct
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Equipe Instinto
Spain Flag.png Spanish Equipo Instinto
Thailand Flag.png Thai ทีมอินสติงต์ Team Instinct

References