Blanche, the team leader, has long had fans questioning their gender because Pokemon previously referred to the character without any specific pronouns, but in the recent blog post Blanche was addressed with the gender-neutral ‘they’. Not all non-binary people use it, as well as not all people who use it are non-binary, but the fact that Blanche did not have pronouns before and now they have gender-neutral ones, means that they are neither male nor female. “Blanche became visibly upset, which tends to happen when things don’t go to their carefully curated plans. This was when something unexpected happened. Instead of us finding a Team GO Rocket Leader, one of them found us,” the blog post read, causing excitement among the players, whgich they proudly shared on social media.