New Team Rocket Admins are Preparing to Make Trouble in Pokemon Go

New Team Rocket Admins are Preparing to Make Trouble in Pokemon Go

Cliff is evil, but his goatee game is on point.

Something wicked is going down in Pokemon Go. Team Rocket popped up in the mobile app earlier this summer, and members have been slumming around PokeStops ever since. For now, the punks can't do much beyond throw an evil Rattata at you, but it looks like three Team Rocket admins are about to make themselves known.

The official Pokemon Go Twitter account has been releasing bits and pieces about the admins since the start of October. At the time of this writing, we know there's a young man with amazing Velcro boots named Alro, a lithe young woman named Sierra, and a man named Cliff who does justice to his name by being very big and very rectangular. Cliff has already earned himself a fan club for his PokeBall-shaped goatee.

A new loading screen image features the three admins and a host of corrupted Pokemon. It's a cool image; Niantic is seemingly opting to use the red-eyed Pokemon stare-down in lieu of a traditional Halloween image featuring Ghost-type Pokemon. I'm down for that. Good luck to the sole trainer in the picture facing off against all those corrupted Pokemon at Evil City Hall, though. He's probably going to die. There's also a black-suited fellow standing on the steps. Giovanni, maybe?

Interestingly, the three admins are color-coded, just like Candela, Blanche, Spark, and their respective Teams. Sierra is yellow, Cliff is blue, and Arlo is red. Does this mean Team Valor, Team Mystic, and Team Instinct are about to have evil rival teams? The thought is intriguing but uniting against a common enemy won't stop me from doing a clean sweep of any Team Instinct punks who think they have a right to take over the Gyms in my 'hood.

It needs to be said: Pokemon Go's constant infusion of fun new characters and events on top of easy-to-learn gameplay help keep the game relevant. The struggling Pokemon Masters can learn a lesson from it.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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