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Video games: Pokémon Go May Have Its First Non-Binary Character

Blanche - Pokémon Go

The official blog of Pokémon Go, a massively popular mobile game, has fans excited with the possibility that one of its lead characters is non-binary.

A post involving Blanche — leader of the blue Team Mystic, the largest of three teams players can join — refers to Blanche using they/them pronouns.

The post states that while working on a malfunctioning piece of machinery, “Blanche became visibly upset, which tends to happen when things don’t go to their carefully curated plans.”

The use of the non-binary pronoun for Blanche seems especially conspicuous since the same blog post uses “he” when referring to a man from the villainous Team Rocket.

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