After what seemed like an eternity, but was actually close to 10 days, Go Battle League Season two will finally return to Pokemon GO. A few days ago it was shut down thanks to an exploit discovered (and used) by trainer JesusG1310. This glitch let him get more energy for charged attacks during his opponent’s charge attacks.
Along with the announcement that the GO Battle League will return today, Niantic also released some information on how they’ll make up the downtime to Pokemon GO players.
The first one will let you participate in six sets of battles each day for the remainder of season two. That means you’ll be able to do a total of 30 battles per day instead of the standard 25.
Also, the GO Battle League leaderboard will be temporarily disabled for the foreseeable future. This will stop cheating players from seeing how fast they’re climbing the ranks and may make it easier for Niantic to identify players who may be cheating.
Finally, there will also be two parts of what Niantic is calling boosted GO Battle League rewards running from June 23 at 1 PM PT until June 30 1 PM PT. The first one will completely remove Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott from the encounter reward pool.
Many trainers have expressed their disinterest in the Unova starters as rewards since they’re easily obtainable in the wild. The second part of the boosted rewards moves the Rare Candy rewards in the Premium track from fifth to fourth. This should make it slightly easier to earn Rare Candies in the GO Battle League.
This part doesn’t seem to be changed, but you can check out the most recent schedule update for GO Battle League Season two below for a little refresher (All times are 1 PM PT).
|League||Date & Time|
|Ultra League||Current – July 6|
|Master League & Premier Cup||July 6 – July 20|
|All Leagues & Premier Cup||July 20 – July 27|
|Season 3||July 27|
Those are all the updates we have on the GO Battle League for now. If you would like to read the official release you can find it at the top of this post on Pokemon GO Live.
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