Pokemon Go Gives Non-binary Pronoun to Team Leader in Game
Non binary people may just be getting some well deserved spotlight.
If your a fan of Pokemon Go you probably receive reports from Professor Willow in the game. These reports constantly spoke of the very popular Team Mystic Leader Blanche without using any gender pronouns until this report came out:
“We had our first encounter with a Team GO Rocket Team Leader today. Testing needed to be done on the Rocket Radar prototype. Blanche has been an integral part of its development so naturally I included the Team Mystic leader to assist. We set out in hopes of testing its tracking abilities, but the prototype kept malfunctioning, causing us to be led aimlessly to random PokéStops. Blanche became visibly upset, which tends to happen when things don’t go to their carefully curated plans.”
This is the first time that a pronoun has been attached to Blanche.
Pink News made sure to note that they/their pronouns does not mean you identify as non-binary. And there are some non-binaries that may not use they/their, but one fan made a very convincing lgbt theory after the reveal:
So, uh, Pokémon GO just went and used singular they for Blanche's pronouns. In an in-universe story.
Which is doubly appropriate because Blanche, while a real name, means white, aka the non-binary color on the trans pride flag.
So...Team Mystic says Trans rights :)
What do you think #Gayes? Any Pokemon Go fans?