Pokemon Go Battle League Season 2: All the details on the next season

Incredibly, it’s Pokemon Go Battle League Season 11 and with it comes tons of formats and changes for Pokemon Go trainers to battle with. Starting in June, Season 11 will see new end-of-season rewards, changes and rank-up requirements and that’s where this guide comes in. We’ve compiled everything trainers need to know about Season 11 of the Go Battle League including when it starts, ends and the changes to moves and Pokemon.

There’s a lot to go through so let’s get to it.

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Pokemon Go Battle League Season 11 start and end dates 

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Season 11 of the Go Battle League will begin Wednesday, June 1 at 4 p.m. EDT and ends on Thursday, September 1 at 4 p.m. EDT. 

The following formats will take place throughout Season 11.

  • Great League (Pokemon up to 1,500 CP): Wednesday, June 1 — Wednesday, June 8
  • Ultra League (Pokemon up to 2,500 CP): Wednesday, June 8 — Wednesday, June 15
  • Master League (no limit on CP): Wednesday, June 15 — Wednesday, June 22
  • Fossil Cup (Only Water, Rock, Steel types, 1500 CP limit): Wednesday, June 15 — Wednesday, July 22
  • Great League (Pokemon up to 1,500 CP): Wednesday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 29
  • Retro Cup (1500 CP limit, no Fairy, Dark or Steel types): Wednesday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 29
  • Ultra League (Pokemon up to 2,500 CP): Wednesday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 6
  • Kanto Cup (Pokemon from Kanto region, 1500 CP limit): Wednesday, July 6 – Wednesday, July 13
  • All three leagues: Wednesday, July 6 – Wednesday, July 13
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  • Great League (Pokemon up to 1,500 CP): Wednesday, July 13 – Wednesday, July 20
  • Flying Cup (Flying types only, 1500 CP limit): Wednesday, July 13 – Wednesday, July 20
  • Ultra League (Pokemon up to 2,500 CP): Wednesday, July 20 – Wednesday, July 27
  • Little Cup Remix (500 CP limit, Pokemon that can evolve): Wednesday, July 20 – Wednesday, July 27
  • Master League (no limit on CP): Wednesday, July 27 – Wednesday, August 3
  • ??? format: Wednesday, July 27 – Wednesday, August 3
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  • Great League (Pokemon up to 1,500 CP): Wednesday, August 3 – Wednesday, August 10
  • Element Cup (Grass, Fire, Water types, 500 CP limit): Wednesday, August 3 – Wednesday, August 10
  • Ultra League (Pokemon up to 2,500 CP): Wednesday, August 10 – Wednesday, August 17
  • Summer Cup (1500 CP limit, only Normal, Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, Bug types allowed): Wednesday, August 10 – Wednesday, August 17
  • Master League (no limit on CP): Wednesday, August 17 – Wednesday, August 24
  • Fighting Cup (Fighting-type only, 1500 CP limit, no Psychic types): Wednesday, August 24 – Wednesday, September 1
  • All three leagues: Wednesday, August 24 – Thursday, September 1

How to enter the Pokemon Go Battle League

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In order to enter the Pokemon Go Battle League, you first need to ensure you’ve reached level 10 in-game. Until this point, you likely won’t have Pokemon that can hold their own anyway, so this level gate is there to prevent you from being completely swept aside when you jump in.

To participate in the Battle League, you need to have walked at least 3km that day. Due to the current circumstances, however, this has been removed, so you can play as much as you like from home.

Now to actually play in the Battle League, tap on the Poke Ball icon on the main screen then go to Battle in the top-right hand corner. From there, you can decide whether you want to compete in the Basic or Premium tier list – more on what that entails below. There’s also the Party screen, which allows you to customize your chosen squad to battle with.

Pokemon Go Battle League rewards

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Climbing the ranks in the Battle League will net you some neat rewards including golden razz berries, evolution items, and TMs. You can also encounter some rare Pokemon, the following of which are confirmed: 

  • Machamp: Rank 1 
  • Mienfoo: Rank 6 
  • Axew: Ace Rank 
  • Noibat: Veteran Rank
  • Pikachu Libre: Legend Rank

Trainers can also receive the following Pokemon as standard encounters throughout the season at the ranks below: 

  • Rank 1 onwards: Poliwag, Wingull, Meditite, Litwick, Skwovet, Skarmory
  • Rank 6 onwards: Mienfoo
  • Rank 11 onwards: Lickitung, Hitmontop, Karrablast, Frillish, Shelmet
  • Rank 16 onwards: Absol, Pancham, Phalanx
  • Rank 20 onwards: five-star Raid Boss
  • Ace Rank onwards: Axew
  • Veteran Rank onwards: Noibat

Reaching Rank 3 will net you a new avatar pose, avatar items inspired by Bea, the Fighting-type Gym Leader of the Galar region. 

  • Ace rank: Bea-Style Gloves
  • Veteran rank: Bea-Style Headband
  • Expert rank: Bea-Style Outfit
  • Legend rank: Bea-Style Pose

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