Pokémon GO: Team Mystic wins the Grass Event with 116 million catches

Team Mystic “wins” the Grass Event with 116 Million catches

According to the official Pokémon GO account on Twitter, Team Mystic is the team that caught the most grass Pokémon during the Weekend Bloom event!

Congratulations, #TeamMystic! You caught the most Grass-type Pokémon last weekend. You’ll get them next time, #TeamValor & #TeamInstinct. pic.twitter.com/w7XhPvoAPp

— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) May 13, 2017

The total number of caught Grass Pokémon is 290 Million, distributed between the three teams. As reported, the three teams caught the following amounts:

  • Team Instinct – 72 Million
  • Team Valor – 102 Million
  • Team Mystic – 116 Million

A number of Trainers expressed their disgruntlement with this metric, but we’d like to highlight just one comment posted on reddit:

“oh my god its sorted exactly by team population! great scott this is a breakthrough!

Although this metric and the overall contest may not be the fairest or the most accurate display of team (dis)balance in the game, it does show how skewed the popularity of teams is.

We’re not sure why Niantic is presenting these numbers in a “break down by team” fashion, as their post garnered a lot of controversy on social networks.

Some players tried to push the discussion in the typical “omg cheaters” territory, quoting how a majority of bot accounts belong to Team Mystic, but no further information or statistics was provided by the accusers.