Niantic reveals full details for GO Battle League Season 10 in Pokémon GO featuring Holiday Cup, Love Cup, Johto Cup, a new cup, new avatar items, more opportunities to get Stardust and more

Read on below to learn more about the GO Battle League in Pokémon GO:

GO Battle League: Season 10 Update

GO Battle League: Season 10 Update

Trainers,

GO Battle League Season 10 is set to kick off!

As previously announced, Trainers who reach Legend rank this season will be able to register early for certain Pokémon GO World Championship Series events! Stay tuned—additional details will be posted on the Pokémon GO World Championship Series page soon.

Season 10 Start Date, Rank Resets, and End-of-Season Rewards

GO Battle League Season 10 will start on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

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 in Season 9.
  • Pokémon appearing in GO Battle League encounters will now be slightly easier to catch.

Season 10 Schedule

The following leagues will begin and end at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) on the dates listed below.

Nov 29 – Dec 13

Great League
Great League Remix

Dec 13 – Dec 27

Ultra League
Ultra League Remix
Holiday Cup (begins Dec 16)

Dec 27 – Jan 10

Master League*
Master League Classic*
Holiday Cup (ends Dec 31)*

Jan 10 – Jan 24

Great League
Sinnoh Cup

Jan 24 – Feb 7

Ultra League
UL Premier Classic

Feb 7 – Feb 21

Master League*
ML Premier Classic*
Love Cup*

Feb 21 – Feb 28

Great League
Ultra League
Master League
Johto Cup

Season 10 GO Battle Days

Bonuses

  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20, for a total of 100 battles.
  • 4× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include the end-of-set rewards and will not stack with the 3× Stardust bonus on January 8).

Dates and Times

Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time

  • The Master League and the Master League Classic will be active.

Sunday, January 23, 2022, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time

  • The Great League and the Sinnoh Cup will be active.

Sunday, February 6, 2022, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time

  • The Ultra League and the UL Premier Classic will be active.

Season 10 Rewards

Image of 1x Guaranteed Encounter IconGuaranteed rank-up encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon once per season at the designated ranks. At rank 1, you’ll be guaranteed to encounter one of the Pokémon that the leader of Team Flare, Lysandre, is known to use!

Image of Pyroar with the Rank 1 Icon
Pyroar
Image of Mienfoo with Rank 6 Icon
Mienfoo
Image of Noibat with Veteran Icon - 2,500+
Noibat
Deino - Expert Rank - Shiny Icon On
Deino
Pikachu Libre - Legend - Shiny Icon On
Pikachu Libre
If you’re lucky, you may find a Shiny one!
Veteran Rank
Expert Rank
Legend Rank

Image of Wild Encounter IconStandard Encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon in reward encounters throughout the season at the ranks shown in the image below.

Pokémon appearing in GO Battle League encounters will now be slightly easier to catch.

Image of Bayleef - No Shiny Icon
Bayleef
Image of Quilava - No Shiny Icon
Quilava
Image of Croconaw - No Shiny Icon
Croconaw
Image of Spinarak - Shiny Icon On
Spinarak
Image of Chinchou - Shiny Icon On
Chinchou
Image of Azumarill - No Shiny Icon
Azumarill
Image of Mienfoo - Shiny Icon Off
Mienfoo
Image of Noctowl - Shiny Icon Off
Noctowl
Image of Forretress - Shiny Icon Off
Forretress
Image of Shieldon - Shiny Icon On
Shieldon
Image of Skuntank - Shiny Icon Off
Skuntank
Image of Male Frillish - Shiny Icon Off
Frillish
Image of Larvitar - Shiny Icon On
Larvitar
Image of Scraggy - Shiny Icon Off
Scraggy
Image of Rufflet - Shiny Icon On
Rufflet
Raid Icon
five-star Raid Boss
Image of Noibat - Shiny Icon Off
Noibat
Image of Deino - Shiny Icon On
Deino
If you’re lucky, you may find a Shiny one!
The Pokémon currently appearing in five-star raids has a chance of appearing as a reward encounter after you reach rank 20.
Veteran Rank
Expert Rank

Avatar Items and Other Rewards

Pikachu Libre avatar items will be rewarded to Trainers who reach Rank 3.

Trainers will be able to earn avatar items and a pose inspired by the leader of Team Flare, Lysandre, who first made his debut in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y!

  • Ace rank: Lysandre-Style Gloves
  • Veteran rank: Lysandre-Style Shoes
  • Expert rank: Lysandre-Style Pants
  • Legend rank: Lysandre-Style Jacket and Lysandre 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.

Cups

You can look forward to the following cups this season.

Image of the Great League Remix IconGreat League Remix

The 20 Pokémon most used by Trainers Ace rank and up in the Great League will not be allowed in the Great League Remix.

The following Pokémon will not be allowed.

Image of Venusaur
Venusaur
Image of Nidoqueen
Nidoqueen
Image of Alolan Ninetails
Alolan Ninetails
Image of Azumarill
Azumarill
Image of Umbreon
Umbreon
Image of Skarmory
Skarmory
Image of Swampert
Swampert
Image of Vigoroth
Vigoroth
Image of Sableye
Sableye
Image of Medicham
Medicham
Image of Altaria
Altaria
Image of Defense Forme Deoxys
Defense Forme Deoxys
Image of Bastiodon
Bastiodon
Image of Scrafty
Scrafty
Image of Jellicent
Jellicent
Image of Galvantula
Galvantula
Image of Galarian Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
Image of Mandibuzz
Mandibuzz
Image of Talonflame
Talonflame
Image of Obstagoon
Obstagoon

Ultra League Remix IconUltra League Remix

The 10 Ultra League Pokémon most used by Trainers Ace rank and up in the Ultra League will not be allowed in the Ultra League Remix.

The following Pokémon will not be allowed.

Image of Venusaur
Venusaur
Image of Alolan Muk
Alolan Muk
Image of Umbreon
Umbreon
Image of Swampert
Swampert
Image of Empoleon
Empoleon
Image of Togekiss
Togekiss
Image of Altered Forme Giratina
Altered Forme Giratina
Image of Cresselia
Cresselia
Image of Talonflame
Talonflame
Image of Obstagoon
Obstagoon

Image of the Holiday Cup IconHoliday Cup

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Normal-, Grass-, Electric-, Ice-, Flying-, and Ghost-type Pokémon are permitted.

Image of the Premier Cup IconSinnoh Cup

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Pokémon with a Pokédex number from #387 to #493 will be allowed.

Image of the Premier Cup IconLove cup

Johto Cup

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1500 CP to enter.
  • Only Pokémon with a Pokédex number from #152 to #251 will be allowed.

Attack changes

Rock Tomb

This attack will now have an additional effect when it’s used in Trainer Battles.

  • Trainer Battles: Guaranteed to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Attack.

Pound

  • Trainer Battles: 5 → 4 damage

Bug Buzz

Bug Buzz will gain a slight increase in damage to boost Wormadam’s, Vespiquen’s, and Yanmega’s Bug-type Charged Attack options.

  • Trainer Battles: 90 → 100 damage
  • Gyms and raids: 90 → 100 damage

Attack Availability Apdates

Donphan
Donphan will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Body Slam.
Noctowl
Noctowl will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.
Magcargo
Magcargo will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Incinerate.
Magcargo will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Tomb.
Octillery
Octillery will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Lock-On.
Sudowoodo
Sudowoodo will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Tomb.
Lairon
Lairon will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Tomb.
Aggron
Aggron will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Tomb.
Claydol
Claydol will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Tomb.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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