Faction Change Edit
With sufficiently good justification, Agents can request a Faction Change (FC). All agent's owned items and entities will be destroyed; agent will start again as Level 1 with 0 AP. However, Agent's username, stats and badges remain. Even though Niantic officially states that only one FC is allowed per player, there have been rare exceptions to this rule.
- Main article: Enlightened
- Main article: Resistance
The Resistance (RES, colloquially known as smurfs) is one of the two factions in Ingress, represented blue within the game. Where the Enlightened are convinced the Shapers are trying to help humanity evolve, the Resistance believes Shapers are here for their own purposes and want to protect humanity from the Shaper influence. As a result the Resistance and Enlightened are in a constant state of war for control over portals and mind control fields.