Why aren’t many people choosing team Instinct in Pokémon GO?
Team Valour appeals to those who are more aggressive and prideful with regards to their Pokemon. Everybody battles in the games, and people attempt to teach them moves, level them up, etc. So this represents a very easy and regular choice for people who naturally want to fight with their Pokemon. Even though it has no purpose, it is symbolic of them.
See? Pokemon are strong and warmhearted, and they are nuanced. Everybody likes fighting Pokemon, and yet they know that at the end of the day, Pokemon are adorable and love us.
Team Mystic is based around logical discussion and evidence-based approach to using Pokemon. The team of scientists and of thinkers. The kinds of people who look at situations and assess how best to go through with them. Once again, a very easy choice for those kinds of people. Even though it has no purpose, it is symbolic of them.
Calm analysis, as opposed to instinct or martial cunning, she says, is how victory and progress are achieved. I’m team Mystic, by the way. This is basically how I go through life.
And then there’s Instinct. They…kind of just use their instincts. The guy goes rambling off on hatching and stuff:
What the heck is he even talking about? I mean, this is all he discusses. There are no natural reasons to support him, as there are for martial or thinking people. He later adds“you never lose when you trust your instincts!”… Except you completely lose when you do. Going up against a CP500 Blastoise with your CP34 Weedle solely due to instinct is honestly not going to end well.
To answer your question, Instinct is so disjointed and strangely portrayed that many people are turned off by the prospect of joining them. Mystic is not the middle option- instead, Valour is on the left and Mystic is on the right, while Instinct is off on a separate dimension where neither of the other two exist. Players would rather achieve greatness in combat or in the mind than randomly stumble around with instinct.