Pokémon GO: Battle League Season 6 Cups and Rank Updates

Niantic has announced the Season of Celebration event and the start of Season 6 of Pokémon GO Battle League. Starting November 30th players will be able to participate in Season 6.

End-of-season rewards for Season 5 will be available on the Battle screen, including an Elite Charged TM for players who reached rank 7 or higher.

Season 6 Cups

Season 6 will include special theme cups instead of the normal Great League, Ultra League and Master League.

  • Great League Cup: November 30th to December 14th
  • Ultra League and Premier Cup: December 14th to December 28th
  • Master League, Premier Cup, Master League Classic, and Holiday Cup: December 28th to January 4th
    • Only Pokémon that haven’t been powered up with Candy XL are allowed in the Master League Classic
    • Only Normal, Grass, Electric, Ice, Flying, and Ghost types with a CP of 1,500 and lower will be allowed in the Holiday Cup
    • Players earn twice the Stardust for winning battles and completing battle sets
  • All three Leagues and Ultra League Premier Cup: January 4th to January 11th

Season 6 Ranks and Rewards

The rank-reward system has been updated.
  • The number of ranks have been increased from 10 to 24. Ranks 1 to 20 are obtained by participating in battles. The top four ranks by reaching a certain rating.
    • Ace: 2,000
    • Veteran: 2,500
    • Expert: 2,750
    • Legend: 3,000
  • Rewards are unique to each rank.
    • Rank 5: The rewards will be mystery items.
    • Rank 10: The rewards will be Stardust and Pikachu Libre avatar items.
    • Rank 15: The rewards will be Rare Candies.
    • Rank 19: The rewards will be Pokémon encounters.
  • Items and Pokémon inspired from Pokémon Black and White will be available.
    • Trainers who reach Legend rank will earn avatar items and a pose.
    • The Pokémon reward encounters will be N's Pokémon.
    • Players who reach rank 20 can encounter the Legendary Pokémon that is available in five-star raids at that time.
  • Based on your rank guaranteed Pokémon will be available in Encounters
    • Various Ranks: First partner Pokémon from various regions.
    • Rank 16+: Chespin
    • Rank 17+: Fennekin
    • Rank 18+: Froakie
    • Rank 20+: Surprise Pokémon during the second half of Season 6
    • Legend Rank: Pikachu Libre

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