Great League, Ultra League and Master League now running in Pokémon GO as part of GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes until January 19 at 1 p.m. PST

Niantic has detailed GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes Update

GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes Update

Trainers,

GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes is almost here!

GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes start date, rank resets, and end-of-Season rewards

GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes will start on Thursday, December 1, 2022, 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 the prior Season.

GO Battle League: Season of Light Schedule

GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes schedule

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

Starting with this Season, the schedule below will also be visible on the in-game GO Battle League Page!

Dec 1 – Dec 8

Great League
Great League Remix

Dec 8 – Dec 15

Great League
Fighting Cup: Great League Edition Remix

Dec 15 – Dec 22

Ultra League
Ultra Premier Classic

Dec 22 – Dec 29

Ultra League
Holiday Cup: Great League Edition

Dec 29 – Jan 5

Master League*
Holiday Cup: Ultra League Edition*

Jan 5 – Jan 12

Master League*
Holiday Cup: Ultra League Edition*

Jan 12 – Jan 19

Great League
Ultra League
Master League

Jan 19 – Jan 26

Great League
Weather Cup: Great League Edition

Jan 26 – Feb 2

Great League
Electric Cup: Great League Edition

Feb 2 – Feb 9

Ultra League
Ultra Premier

Feb 9 – Feb 16

Ultra League
Love Cup: Great League Edition

Nov 16 – Nov 23

Master League*
Master Premier*

Feb 23 – Mar 1

Master League: Mega Edition*
Hoenn Cup: Great League Edition*

Regarding Classic Cups

Trainers, as Candy XL has continued to become more accessible thanks to Candy XL becoming available at level 31 (rather than level 40) and Rare Candy XL being a potential reward for completing in-person raids, we will be retiring the Classic Cup format after this Season. We will be running Premier Cups more frequently in future Seasons instead.

Mythical Wishes: GO Battle Days

Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. local time

Bonuses

  • 4× Stardust from win rewards.
  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20—for a total of 100 battles—from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.

Timed Research

Timed Research

Timed Research focused on battling will be available for the whole weekend!

Complete the research to earn the following rewards.

  • XP
  • Rare Candy
  • rings inspired by Steven Stone (Ruby/Sapphire)*
  • An Elite Charged TM
* Trainers who have already received the avatar item from the rank 20 rewards will not receive another.

Active Leagues

Active leagues

The following leagues will be active.

  • Great League
  • Ultra League
  • Master League

GO Battle Day: Vulpix

Sunday, February 12, 2023, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time

Enjoy a GO Battle Day featuring the Fox Pokémon Vulpix!

Bonuses

  • 4× Stardust from win rewards.
  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20—for a total of 100 battles—from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.

Featured Pokémon – Vulpix

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

  • Vulpix will be guaranteed to appear as a reward encounter.
  • All win rewards from the Premium track will be reward encounters.
  • You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Vulpix.
Vulpix
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Timed Research

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

Complete the research to earn:

  • XP
  • Rare Candy
  • Miltank encounter
  • An Elite Charge TM

Ninetales

Evolve Vulpix to get a Ninetales that knows the Fast Attack Ember!

Ninetales
Ninetales

Active Leagues

Active Leagues The following leagues will be active.

  • Ultra League
  • Willpower Cup

GO Battle League: Season of Light rewards

Image of 1x Guaranteed Encounter IconGuaranteed rank-up encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon once per season at the designated ranks.

Metang
Image of Mienfoo with Rank 6 Icon
Mareanie
Axew - Ace Rank - Shiny Icon On
Axew
Image of Noibat with Veteran Icon - 2,500+
Noibat
Goomy - Expert - Shiny Icon Off
Goomy
Pikachu Libre - Legend - Shiny Icon On
Pikachu Libre
If you’re lucky, you may find a Shiny one!
Ace Rank
Veteran Rank
Legend Rank
Expert 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.

Image of Poliwag - Shiny Icon
Poliwag
Image of Meditite - Shiny Icon
Meditite
Spheal
Spheal
Image of Wingull - Shiny Icon
Wingull
Swablu
Swablu
Image of Skarmory - Shiny Icon
Skarmory
Image of Male Frillish - Shiny Icon Off
Frillish
Image of Mienfoo - Shiny Icon Off
Mienfoo
Image of Onix - Shiny Icon On
Onix
Image of Lickitung - Shiny Icon On
Lickitung
Dratini
Dratini
Swinub
Swinub
Mareanie
Mareanie
Miltank
Image of Espeon - Shiny Icon Off
Hisuian Sneasel
Scraggy
Raid Icon
five-star Raid Boss
Ace - Axew
Axew
Image of Noibat - Shiny Icon Off
Noibat
Goomy
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.
Ace Rank
Veteran Rank
Expert Rank

GO Battle League Timed Research Pass

For our most dedicated battlers, a pass to access battle-themed Timed Research will be available in the in-game shop at no cost once GO Battle League: Season of Light begins.

This Timed Research will keep track of your victories throughout the Season. Each research page will require 100 wins to complete, and doing so will reward you with a small amount of Stardust and items such as an Elite Fast TM (400 wins) and Elite Charged TM (500 wins). Keep at it throughout the Season to see how far you can get!

Avatar items and other rewards

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

Trainers will be able to earn the following avatar items. They’re all inspired by Steven Stone, Champion of the Hoenn region’s Pokémon League in the Pokémon Ruby, Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon Omega Ruby, and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games!

  • At Ace rank, you’ll receive rings inspired by Steven Stone (Ruby/Sapphire)
  • At Veteran rank, you’ll receive shoes inspired by Steven Stone (Ruby/Sapphire).
  • At Expert rank, you’ll receive top inspired by Steven Stone (Ruby/Sapphire) and pants inspired by Steven Stone (Ruby/Sapphire).
  • At Legend rank, you’ll receive the pose inspired by Steven Stone (Ruby/Sapphire).

At rank 19, you’ll receive an Elite Charged TM. You’ll also receive an Elite Fast TM as an end-of-Season reward.

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

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

Great League

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

The following Pokémon will not be allowed.

Venusaur
Nidoqueen
Alolan Ninetales
Lickitung
Lanturn
Azumarill
Umbreon
Skarmory
Swampert
Sableye
Medicham
Altaria
Walrein
Registeel
Defense Forme Deoxys
Bastiodon
Scrafty
Galarian Stunfisk
Talonflame
Trevenant

Ultra LeagueUltra League

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

Image of Premier IconUltra Premier

  • Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP to enter.
  • Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Ultra Beasts are not eligible.

Image of Premier IconUltra Premier Classic

  • Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP to enter.
  • Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Ultra Beasts are not eligible.
  • Pokémon that have been powered up using Candy XL are not eligible.

ML LogoMaster League

  • No CP Limit.

Image of Premier IconMaster Premier Classic

  • No CP Limit.
  • Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Ultra Beasts are not eligible.
  • Pokémon that have been powered up using Candy XL are not eligible.

Master League: Mega Edition

  • No CP limit.
  • Mega-Evolved Pokémon are allowed.

Fighting Cup: Great League Edition Remix

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Psychic-type Pokémon are not eligible.

The following Pokémon will not be allowed.

Hakamo-o
Kommo-o
Skoropi
Buzzwole
Sneasler

Holiday Cup: Great League Edition

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

unnamed (42)Holiday Cup: Ultra League Edition

  • Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Normal-, Grass-, Electric-, Ice-, Flying-, and Ghost-type Pokémon are eligible.

Weather Cup: Great League EditionWeather Cup

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Fire-, Water-, Ice-, and Rock-type Pokémon are eligible.

unnamed (44)Electric Cup: Great League Edition

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Electric-type Pokémon are eligible.

The following Pokémon will not be allowed.

Stunfisk
Charjabug

unnamed (44)Love Cup: Great League Edition

Hoenn Cup: Great League Edition

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Pokémon with a Pokédex number from #252 to #386 will be allowed.

Attack Changes

Wing Attack

  • Trainer Battles: Chance to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Attack is no longer guaranteed

Poison Fang

  • Trainer Battles: Energy cost increased

Charm

  • Trainer Battles16 power → 15 power

Attack availability updates

Litleo
Litleo will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Incinerate.
Pyroar
Pyroar will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Incinerate.
Sudowoodo
Sudowoodo will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Meteor Beam.
Aggron
Aggron will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Meteor Beam.
Tyrantrum
Tyrantrum will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Meteor Beam.
Aurorus
Aurorus will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Meteor Beam.
Dusclops
Dusclops will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Poltergeist.
Golurk
Golurk will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Poltergeist.
Gourgeist
Gourgeist will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Poltergeist.
Galarian Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash will now be able to learn the Charged Attack High Horsepower.
Piloswine
Piloswine will now be able to learn the Charged Attack High Horsepower.
Mamoswine
Mamoswine will now be able to learn the Charged Attack High Horsepower.
Galarian Weezing
Galarian Weezing will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Brutal Swing.
Ampharos
Ampharos will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Brutal Swing.

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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