Go Battle league: Interlude season

Interlude season

For the Season of Aloha, the Pokemon Go battle league will be having an interlude season. This will allow the developers to work on the battle league and specifcally four things: Battle-code maintenance, Fast attack fixes, Battle logging and Urgent Bug prioritization

The interlude season will start on Tuesday 1st March 2022 at 1pm PST (GMT-8) and end on Wednesday June 1st 2022 at 1pm PST (GMT-8). For this 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 season 10
  • Rankings will cap at rank 20, and there will be no visible ratings

This interlude season will feature the Great league, Ultra league and Master league along with a range of different cups which will rotate weekly.

Timed research will be available for free from the shop and it will keep track of victories throughout the season. each research page will require progressively more wins to complete and doing so will reward small amounts of stardust

Breakdown of the season schedule

Battle formatStart dateEnd DateAny reward bonus
Great League
Johto Cup
March 1st 2022March 8th 2022
Ultra League
Ultra Premier Classic
March 8th 2022March 15th 2022
Master League
Love Cup
March 15th 2022March 22nd 20223x star from win reward (not including end of set rewards
Great League
Little Jungle Cup
March 22nd 2022March 29th 2022
Ultra League
Catch Cup
March 29th 2022April 5th 2022
Master League
Halloween Cup
April 5th 2022April 12th 20223x star from win reward (not including end of set rewards
Great League
Little Cup
April 12th 2022April 19th 2022
Ultra League
Retro Cup
April 19th 2022April 26th 2022
Master League
Kanto Cup
April 26th 2022May 3rd 20223x star from win reward (not including end of set rewards
Great League
Flying Cup
May 3rd 2022May 10th 2022
Ultra League
Element Cup
May 10th 2022May 17th 2022
Master League
Master Premier Classic
May 17th 2022May 24th 20223x star from win reward (not including end of set rewards
Great League
Ultra League
Master League
Ma 24th 2022June 1st 2022
leagues and cups that take place on or before March 12 will begin and end at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), while those that occur on or after March 13 will begin and end at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
Battle league rewards

Breakdown of the different cups

Here is an overview of the different cups and their rules/restrictions

Great League

  • Pokemon must be at or below 1500CP to enter

Ultra League

  • Pokemon must be at or below 2500CP to enter

Master League

  • No CP limit

Ultra League Premier Classic

  • Pokemon must be at or below 2500CP to enter
  • Legendary or Mythical Pokemon are not eligible
  • Pokemon that have been powered up using candy XL are not eligible

Master League Premier Classic

  • No CP limit
  • Legendary or Mythical Pokemon are not eligible
  • Pokemon that have been powered up using candy XL are not eligible

Johto Cup

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below to enter
  • Only Pokemon with a Pokedex entry between #152-#251 will be allowed

Love Cup

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below to enter
  • Legendary and Mythical Pokemon are not permitted
  • Only Red and Pink Pokemon will be allowed

Little Jungle Cup

  • Pokemon must be 500 CP or below to enter
  • Pokemon do not need to be able to evolve to enter
  • Only Normal, Grass, Electric, Poison, Ground, Flying, Bug and Dark type Pokemon are permitted
  • Shuckle and Smeargle are not permitted

Catch Cup

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below to enter
  • Only Pokemon caught during the duration of this cup can be used
  • Mythical Pokemon are not eligible

Halloween Cup

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below to enter
  • Only Poison, Bug, Dark and Fairy type Pokemon are eligible

Retro Cup

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below to enter
  • Steel, Dark and Fairy type Pokemon are NOT eligible

Kanto Cup

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below to enter
  • Only Pokemon with a Pokedex entry between #1-#151 are eligible

Flying Cup

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below to enter
  • Only Flying type Pokemon are eligible

Little Cup

  • Pokemon must be 500 CP or below to enter
  • Pokemon must be able to evolve to be eligible

Element Cup

  • Pokemon must be 500 CP or below to enter
  • Only Grass, Water and Fire type Pokemon are eligible
  • Only Pokemon that can evolve but have not evolved yet even once can enter

Season rewards

Throughout the season you will have Pokemon encounters as rewards for completing different ranks and battles within your sets

Guaranteed rank up encounters

You can encounter the following Pokemon once per season at the designated ranks. At rank 1 youll be gauranteed to encounter one of the Pokemon that Gladion is known to use

  • Rank 1 – Crobat
  • Rank 20 – Pikachu Libra (Shiny Pikachu Libra is not available this season)

Standard encounters

You can encounter the following Pokemon in reward encounters throughout the following season ranks.

Rank 1 and up

  • Clefairy (shiny available)
  • Misdreavus (shiny available)
  • Meditite (shiny available)
  • Drilbur
  • Pikipek
  • Yungoos (shiny available)

Rank 6 and up

  • Porygon (shiny available)
  • Mienfoo
  • Rowlet
  • Litten
  • Popplio

Rank 11 and Up

  • Feebas (shiny available)
  • Cranidos (shiny available)
  • Frillish
  • Phantump

Rank 16 and up

  • Larvitar (shiny available)
  • Scraggy
  • Rufflet (shiny available)
  • Rockruff (shiny available)

Rank 20

  • Current 5 star raid boss

Avatar rewards and other rewards

Pikachu Libra avatar items will be rewarded to trainers who reach rank 3

At rank 20 the entire Gladion avatar item set will be available:

  • Rank 20: Gladion Cuff Earrings
  • Rank 20: Gladion Shoes
  • Rank 20: Gladion Pants
  • Rank 20: Gladion Hoodie
  • Rank 20: Animated Gladion pose

(Players who have already received the Gladion pants, hoodie or shoes from GO Battle Day rewards will not recieve duplicates)

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.

Pikachu libra

Interlude GO battle days

There will be Three go battle days this season. Each will start 12:00am and finish 11:59pm and allow you to do 20 battle sets increased from 5 for a total of 100 battles on that day.

The three battle dates are

Saturday March 5th 2022

On this date there will also be a bonus from 11am to 2pm local time.

In each set the first win reward from the basic encounter will be a reward encounter. the second through to fifth will remain unchanged. In the premium track all win rewards will be reward encounters.

The reward encounter will be the Pokemon Seel. This can be a chance of being shiny. Seel evolved during this time into Dewgong will learn the fast attack Ice Shard nd the charged attack Icy Wind

Trainers who complete a set at any rank during this battle day will receive the Gladion shoes avatar item. The Great league and Johto league will be active

Sunday April 17th 2022

On this date timed research will be available which will grant large amounts of XP

Trainers who complete a set at any rank during this battle day will receive the Gladion hoodie avatar item. The Great league and little cup will be active

Sunday May 29th 2022

On this date 4x stardust will be rewarded from win rewards plus a MEGA surprise

Trainers who complete a set at any rank during this battle day will receive the Gladion pants avatar item. The Master league, Ultra league and Great league will be active

How much will you be playing the battle league this season?

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