Pokémon GO: Battle League Season 5 Cups

Niantic has announced the start of Season 5 of Pokémon GO Battle League. Starting November 9th players will be able to participate in Season 5. Season 5 will only be three weeks long and ratings will not be used for rank progression and instead will be based on winning a certain number of battles. Season 4 rewards will be available when Season 5 starts.

Season 5 Cups

Season 5 will include special theme cups instead of the normal Great League, Ultra League and Master League.

  • Little Cup: November 9th to November 16th. Only Pokémon that are able to evolve and have not evolved even once are eligible. The CP limit is 500.
  • Kanto Cup: November 16th to November 23rd. Only Pokémon with a Pokédex number between #001 and #151 are eligible. The CP limit is 1,500.
  • Catch Cup: November 23rd to November 30th. Only Pokémon that have been caught since the beginning of Season 5 are eligible. The CP limit is 1,500.
    • Mythical Pokémon such as Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, and Victini are not eligible.

Season 5 Rewards

The following are unchanged;

  • There will not be a walking requirement in order to battle in the GO Battle League.
  • The Friendship level requirement for battling remotely will remain at Good Friends.
  • The avatar items inspired by Pikachu Libre will continue to be rank 7 rewards.
  • You can still encounter Pikachu Libre once you’ve reached rank 10.
  • The end-of-season rewards will be similar to those in Season 4.
  • Stardust from rank 1 to rank 3
  • Stardust, TMs, and a Premium Battle Pass from rank 4 to rank 10

Changes coming to the GO Battle League for Season 5;

  • Rank 7 and higher will have a chance to encounter Legendary Pokémon on the GO Battle League rewards tracks.
  • Rank progression during this season will be based on effort rather than ratings.
    • To reach rank 2, you must complete a certain number of battles
    • To reach ranks 3 through 10, you must win a certain number of battles
  • Finishing Season 5 at rank 7 or higher, will reward an Elite Charged TM rather than an Elite Fast TM.

Attacks Updates

  • Incinerate: will initially be available only to Kantonian Rapidash, Typhlosion, Ho-Oh, Unovan Darmanitan, and Chandelure
  • Poison Sting: will now generate more energy
  • Flame Charge: will now be teachable to Kantonian Rapidash, Entei, Emboar, and Chandelure

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