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GO Battle League: Season of Light Update

Arriving on the heels of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, GO Battle League: Season of Light will feature the Psychic Cup, the Weather Cup and the Halloween Cup: Ultra League edition! Several changes are coming to GO Battle League this Season, both new Trainers and time-tested battlers should take a look.


The following will occur at the beginning of the season

GO Battle League: Season of Light will start on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 1p.m. PDT (GMT -7)


The following will occur at the beginning of the Season:

  • End-of-season rewards will be available on the battle screen

  • Your GO Battle League rank will be reset

  • Rank up requirements will remain the same as the prior Season


Schedule

The following leagues will begin and end at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) on the dates listed below.

Dates

League/Cups

September 1 - September 8

Great League

Little Jungle Cup Remix

September 8 - September 15

Great League

Psychic Cup

September 15 - September 22

Ultra League

Weather Cup

September 22 - September 29

Ultra League

Ultra Premier Classic

September 29 - October 6

Master League*

Master Premier Classic*

October 6 - October 13

Master League*

Evolution Cup*

October 13 - October 20

Great League

Ultra League

Master League

October 20 - October 27

Great League

Halloween Cup

October 27 - November 3

Great League

Halloween Cup: Ultra League Edition

November 3 - November 10

Ultra League

Willpower Cup

November 10 - November 17

Ultra League

Ultra Premier

November 17 - November 24

Master League*

Element Cup Remix*

November 24 - December 1

Master League*

Catch Cup: Season of Light Edition

* 3x Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of sets rewards)


Season of Light: GO Battle Days


GO Battle Day: Guzma

Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (local time)


A GO Battle Day featuring part of the Guzma Avatar Item set!


Bonuses

  • 4x Stardust from win rewards

  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from 5 to 20 - for a total of 100 battles

Timed Research

Timed Research focused on battling will be available the whole day!

Complete the research to earn:

  • XP

  • Rare Candy

  • A watch and bracelet for your Avatar inspired by Guzma

  • An Elite Charge TM

* Trainers who already received the watch and bracelet will not receive another


Active Leagues:

  • Master League

  • Master Premier Classic


GO Battle Day: Miltank

Sunday, November 4, 2022, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (local time)

A GO Battle Day featuring Miltank, the Milk Cow Pokémon!


Bonuses

  • 4x Stardust from win rewards

  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from 5 to 20 - for a total of 100 battles

Featured Pokémon - Miltank

Available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (local time)

  • Miltank will be guaranteed to appear as a reward encounter

  • In each set, the first win reward from the basic track will be a reward encounter. The second through fifth win rewards will remain unchanged

  • All win rewards from the Premium track will be reward encounters

  • You will have an increased chance of encountering shiny Miltank

Timed Research

Complete the Research to earn:

  • XP

  • Rare Candy

  • Miltank encounter

  • An Elite Charge TM

Active Leagues:

  • Ultra League

  • Willpower Cup


Season rewards

Guaranteed rank-up encounters

  • Rank 1: Pinsir

  • Rank 6: Mienfoo

  • Ace Rank: Axew

  • Veteran Rank: Noibat

  • Expert Rank: Goomy

  • Legend: Pikachu Libre


Standard encounters

  • Rank 1+ : Poliwag, Wingull, Meditite, Woobat, Litwick

  • Rank 6+ : Skarmory, Frillish, Mienfoo

  • Rank 11+ : Onix, Lickitung, Hitmontop, Ralts, Phantump

  • Rank 16+ : Espeon, Umbreon, Miltank

  • Rank 20+ : Active Raid Bosses in 5-Star Raids

  • Ace Rank: Axew✨

  • Veteran Rank: Noibat

  • Expert Rank: Goomy


Avatar items and other rewards

Trainers will be able to earn avatar items and a pose inspired by Guzma, Leader of Team Skull in Pokémon Sun,Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Utra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon!

  • Rank 3: Pikachu Libre avatar Items

  • Ace Rank: Watch and Bracelet

  • Veteran Rank: Pants

  • Expert Rank: Glasses

  • Legend Rank: Shirt and pose

At Rank 19, you’ll receive an Elite Charged TM, and you’ll also receive an Elite Fast TM as an end-of-season reward.


Leagues and Cups


Great League: Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP.

Ultra League: Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP.

Ultra Premier:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP.

  • Legendary or Mythical Pokémon are not eligible.

Ultra Premier Classic:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP.

  • Legendary or Mythical Pokémon are not eligible.

  • Pokémon that have been powered up using XL Candy are not eligible.

Master League: No CP Limit

Little Jungle Cup Remix:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 500 CP.

  • Only Normal-, Grass-, Electric-, Poison-, Ground-, Flying-, Bug-, and Dark-type Pokémon will be eligible.

  • The 3 Pokémon most used by Trainers Ace rank and up in the last Jungle cup will not be allowed

  • not allowed: Skorupi, Cottonee, Ducklet, Salandit

Evolution Cup:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP.

  • Only Pokémon that have evolved at least once and can evolve again will be eligible.

Psychic Cup:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP.

  • Only Psychic-type Pokémon will be eligible.

  • not allowed: Mew

Weather Cup:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP.

  • Only Fire-, Water-, and Rock-type Pokémon will be eligible.

Halloween Cup:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP.

  • Only Poison-, Bug-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Fairy-type Pokémon are eligible.

Halloween Cup: Ultra League edition

  • Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP.

  • Only Poison-, Bug-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Fairy-type Pokémon are eligible.

Willpower Cup:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP.

  • Only Fighting-, Psychic-, and Dark-type Pokémon are eligible.

  • not allowed: Gardevoir

Element Cup Remix:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 500 CP.

  • Only Fire-, Water-, and Grass-type Pokémon are eligible.

  • Only Pokémon that are able to evolve and have not evolved even once are eligible.

  • The 3 Pokémon most used by Trainer rank Ace and up in the last Element Cup will not be allowed

  • not allowed: Chinchou, Cottonee, Ducklet, Salandit

Catch Cup: Season of Light edition:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP.

  • Only Pokémon caught during the Season of Light (caught between September 1 10 a.m. and November 30, 9.59 a.m.) are allowed


New Attacks

🥊 Double Kick

  • Trainer battles: 8 Damage

  • Gyms&Raids: 10 Damage

🧚 Fairy Wind

  • Trainer battles: 3 Damage

  • Gyms&Raids: 9 Damage

Attack Changes


Zap Cannon:

  • Chance to lower the opposing Pokémon's attack is no longer guaranteed.

🧊 Icicle Spear:

  • Energy cost increased

🗿 Rollout:

  • Energy generation decreased

🗿 Ancient Power:

  • Trainer battles: 60 Power

  • Attack and Defense increase amount has been lowered

👻 Ominous Wind:

  • Attack and Defense increase amount has been lowered

🐛 Silver Wind:

  • Trainer battles: 60 power

  • Attack and Defense increase amount has been lowered

Quick Attack:

  • Energy generation increased

Tackle:

  • Energy generation increased


Attack availability updates


Nidorina:

  • Nidorina will be able to learn the Charged attack Thunderbolt.

Nidorino:

  • Nidorino will be able to learn the Charged attack Ice Beam.

Nidoking:

  • Nidoking will be able to learn the Fast attack Double kick.

Arcanine:

  • Arcanine will be able to learn the Charged attack Psychic Fangs.

Tentacruel

  • Tentacruel will be able to learn the Charged attack Scald.

Galarian Rapidash:

  • Galarian Rapidash will be able to learn the new Fast attack Fairy Wind.

Haunter:

  • Haunter will be able to learn the Charged attack Ice punch.

Marowak:

  • Marowak will be able to learn the Charged attack Rock Slide.

Hitmonlee:

  • Hitmonlee will be able to learn the new Fast attack Double kick.

Galarian Weezing:

  • Galarian Weezing will be able to learn the new Fast attack Fairy wind.

Dragonair:

  • Dragonair will be able to learn the Charged attack Body Slam.

Dragonite:

  • Dragonite will be able to learn the Charged attack Superpower.

Ledian:

  • Ledian will be able to learn the Charged attack Dynamic Punch.

Lanturn:

  • Lanturn will be able to learn the Charged attack Surf.

Jumpluff:

  • Jumpluff will be able to learn the new Fast attack Fairy wind.

Espeon:

  • Espeon will be able to learn the Charged attack Psychic Fangs.

Girafarig:

  • Girafarig will be able to learn the Charged attack Psychic Fangs.

  • Girafarig will be able to learn the new Fast attack Double kick.

Dunsparce:

  • Dunsparce will be able to learn the Fast attack Rollout.

Steelix:

  • Steelix will be able to learn the Charged attack Psychic Fangs.

Miltank:

  • Miltank will be able to learn the Fast attack Rollout.

Mawile:

  • Mawile will be able to learn the new Fast attack Fairy wind.

Manectric:

  • Manectric will be able to learn the Charged attack Psychic Fangs.

Camerupt:

  • Camerupt will be able to learn the Fast attack Incinerate.

Lopunny:

  • Lopunny will be able to learn the new Fast attack Double kick.

Swoobat:

  • Swoobat will be able to learn the Charged attack Psychic Fangs.

Florges:

  • Florges will be able to learn the new Fast attack Fairy wind.

Slurpuff:

  • Slurpuff will be able to learn the new Fast attack Fairy wind.

Incineroar:

  • Incineroar will be able to learn the new Fast attack Double kick.

Golisopod:

  • Golisopod will be able to learn the Fast attack Shadow claw.

Nihilego:

  • Nihilego will be able to learn the Fast attack Poison Jab.

Dubwool:

  • Dubwool will be able to learn the new Fast attack Double kick.

Runerigus:

  • Runerigus will be able to learn the Fast attack Shadow Claw.

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