The fifth season of the Pokémon Go Battle League is about to begin, offering Trainers more opportunities to fight and more rewards for victory.
Starting Monday, the previous Battle League season will end and Trainers will be able to claim their Season 4 rewards. Monday also marks the start of a brand new Pokémon Battle format, similar to the Halloween and Flying Cups.
As in previous Battle League seasons, the rewards have changed, and there are mechanical changes to the attacks and more that dedicated PVP players will want to know.
POKEMON GO BATTLE LEAGUE SEASON 5 SCHEDULE
Season 5 begins on Monday, November 9th at 16.00 EST with the start of The Little Cup. This fighting format will be one of three new cups in which coaches can participate according to certain guidelines.
Here is the schedule for the Battle League Season 5
The Little Cup will be held from Monday, November 9th at 16:00 until Monday, November 16th at 16:00 EST. Only Pokémon that can evolve and have not evolved once are eligible to participate. The CP limit is 500.
The Kanto Cup runs from Monday, November 16th at 4 p.m. until Monday, November 23rd at 4 p.m. EST. Only Pokémon with a Pokédex number between #001 and #151 are eligible to participate. The CP limit is 1,500.
The Catch Cup runs from Monday, November 23rd at 4 p.m. until Monday, November 30th at 4 p.m. EST. Only Pokémon caught since the beginning of the 5th season are eligible to participate. The CP limit is 1,500. Mythical Pokémon – such as Mew, Celebi, Jirachi and Victini – are not eligible for the Catching Cup.
POKÉMON GO BATTLE LEAGUE SEASON 5 REWARDS
Most rewards for Season 5 of the Battle League are pretty much the same. Coaches receive Pikachu Libre Avatar items after they reach rank 7. Coaches ranked 10th will receive a Pikachu Libre encounter, and the rewards at the end of the season are the same as in Season 4.
Stardust will be rewarded to coaches who finish the season in rank 1-3, Stardust, TMs and a Premium Battle Pass will be given to those who reach rank 4-10.
In addition, starting at rank 7, you will have the chance to meet legendary Pokémon. These Legendary Pokémon will be the same ones that appear simultaneously in five-star raids. The rest of the Pokémon you can encounter will be the same as in Season 4.
Trainers who finish Season 5 at Season 7 or higher will receive an Elite Charged TM instead of an Elite Fast TM.
POKEMON-GO-BATTLE LEAGUE CHANGES
Although there will be changes in the upcoming Battle League season, much will remain unchanged, including the requirement to walk to battle. The friendship level requirement for ranged battles will remain the same in Season 5, so only “Good Friends” will have this ability.
Rank progression this season will be based on effort, not ratings.
To reach rank 2, you must complete a certain number of fights.
To reach ranks 3 to 10, you must win a certain number of battles.
In terms of attacks, the following changes will occur in Season 5 of the Pokémon Go Battle League:
Burn: This fast Fire-type attack will initially only be available for Rapidash, Typhlosion, Ho-Oh, Darmanitan, and Chandelure.
Poison Sting: This fast attack of the Poison type will now generate more Energy and allow Pokémon such as Vespire, Drapion, and Vertebrate to use their charged attacks more frequently.
Flame Attack: This powerful fire-type attack can now be learned from Rapidash, Entei, Emboar, and Chandelure.
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