Spark (GO)

スパーク Spark
GO Spark.png
Art from Pokémon GO as of November 30, 2022
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blond
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Trainer class Team Instinct Leader
Generation VI, VII, VIII, IX
Games Pokémon GO
Member of Team Instinct
Rank Leader
Specializes in Electric types

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]


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.[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 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]


Team Instinct emblem

Battle Training

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

Team Instinct Leader
League Pokémon
Great League
CP 1473
CP 1499
CP 1485
Ultra League
CP 2476
CP 2475
CP 2472
Master League
CP 3452
CP 3834
CP 3527

Prior to July 19, 2019

Team Instinct Leader
League Pokémon
Great League
CP 1362
CP 991
CP 938
Ultra League
CP 2286
CP 2485
CP 2340
Master League
CP 2340
CP 3005
CP 3527

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Battle Challenge

Team Instinct Leader
#1 #2 #3


Appearance from Pokémon GO between September 30th[9] and November 30th, 2022[10]


Main article: Spark (GO)/Quotes

In the TCG

Full Art print of Spark
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.


Language Name Origin
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
Hindi स्पार्क Spark Transcription of English/Japanese name
Russian Спарк Spark Transcription of his Japanese name
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
  French Équipe Intuition
  German Team Intuition
  Hindi टीम इंस्टिंक्ट Team Instinct
  Italian Squadra Istinto
  Korean 팀 인스팅트 Team Instinct
  Brazilian Portuguese Equipe Instinto
  Russian Команда Инстинкт Komanda Instinkt
  Spanish Equipo Instinto
  Thai ทีมอินสติงต์ Team Instinct
  Turkish İçgüdü Takımı


Non-player characters in Pokémon GO
Professor WillowBlancheSparkCandela
Team GO RocketChallengersRhiMateo

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