Trainer Battles

Pokémon GO Trainer Battle news, guides, mechanics and tier lists. Great League, Ultra League and Master League teams and guides. Trainer Battle rewards, battle codes, beginner and advanced guides to Pokémon GO PvP.

Dewgong PvP Spotlight: Great League

It's amazing what a few move tweaks can do for a Pokémon. Dewgong has long lived in the shadow of…

6 days ago

Escavalier PvP Spotlight: Great League

The release of new Pokémon into the game is always an exciting opportunity for Trainers to venture out and hunt…

2 weeks ago

Pokémon GO PvP Advanced Techniques and Strategies

Overview Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Whether you are an active participant…

4 weeks ago

The Timeless Cup In-Depth Analysis

The December 2019 Silph Arena Cup focuses heavily on "Starter Pokémon" as a nostalgia trip of sorts. Battlers are able…

1 month ago

December Community Day 2019 Tier List

With the announcement of Pokémon GO Community Day 2019, new and veteran players alike will have the opportunity to evolve…

1 month ago

Updates to Existing Charge Moves and How it Will Affect the Meta

Exciting news for the Pokémon GO PvP community as Niantic has announced that several moves are being updated to better…

1 month ago

Shadow vs Purified Pokémon in PvP

With the release of Shadow Pokémon this year, trainers globally have teamed up to face those pesky Team GO Rocket…

1 month ago

Venusaur PvP Spotlight: Great and Ultra League

The OG type, Venusaur, has always managed to impress. In the main series, Venusaur's peers (Charizard and Blastoise) have seen…

2 months ago

Bastiodon PvP Guide

When Shieldon was released in February 2019, there was already a considerable amount of hype surrounding this rare and elusive…

2 months ago

Master League PvP Guide

Master League is the highest PvP league in which you can currently participate in Pokémon GO. It has no CP…

5 hours ago

Mantine Great League PvP Guide

Mantine, the kite Pokémon, was released back in February of 2017 with the main release of the Johto generation of…

2 months ago

Alolan Raichu PvP Guide (Great League edition)

Alolan Raichu rewards trainers with an aggressive energy farming playstyle. If given an energy lead, it can be an extremely dominating threat…

2 months ago

PvP: Community Involvement and What Lies Ahead…

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." - this quote by Margaret…

2 months ago

Timeless Cup Early Meta Analysis

If the Ferocious Cup was the start to opening Pandora's Box for the Silph Arena, then the Timeless Cup certainly…

2 months ago

Charizard Great League PvP Guide

Charizard is one of the top Fire Starters to be in PvP. He is a pretty solid attacker and can…

2 months ago

Ferocious Cup Meta: In-Depth Analysis

The second cup of the Silph Arena's second season of competitive PvP tournaments is in full swing. For the first…

3 months ago

Flygon Great League PvP Guide

As the featured Pokémon in the October 2019 Community Day for Pokémon GO, many hoped that Flygon would be the…

3 months ago

Medicham PvP Guide

While Medicham's stats might not look like much at first glance, its dual and typing combined with its move-set and…

3 months ago

Swampert PvP Guide: Great, Ultra and Master League

The final evolutions of starter Pokémon occupy a pivotal role in the Pokémon Go meta. All of them have decent…

2 months ago

Registeel with Lock-On in the Trainer Battle Meta

With Regigigas finally making its debut in Pokémon GO, Trainers rejoiced as we had an opportunity to catch this beast…

2 months ago

Skarmory PvP Guide

Skarmory, the Armor Bird Pokémon, was released back in February of 2017 with the main release of the Johto generation…

3 months ago

Alolan Ninetales PvP Guide

Ninetales is a fan favorite Pokemon from the original games and series. Despite its beautiful design, Ninetales sadly hasn't had…

3 months ago

Arcanine PvP Guide

Arcanine was introduced with the Generation 1, when the game officially launched back in 2016. Being the evolution of Growlithe…

3 months ago

Alolan Marowak PvP Guide

Introduced in the summer of 2018 as a Tier 4 Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, at a time when PvP…

3 months ago

The Rise of Pokémon GO PvP

In the early days of Pokémon GO PvP, no one thought about how this feature could become so widely popular.…

3 months ago

GO Battle League is coming 2020: Official Competitive Online Matching System

Niantic has just announced GO Battle League, a new online matchmaking system that is coming to Pokemon in early 2020.…

3 months ago

Ferocious Cup Guide

Ferocious Cup is the Silph Arena's November themed cup, featuring land-based Pokemon that walk on 4 legs, or 2 legs…

3 months ago

Steelix PvP Guide

There is a good number of Pokémon that have carved a niche for themselves in the Great and Ultra League…

3 months ago

Sinister Cup Meta Guide and Analysis

The first cup for Season 2 of the Silph Arena's series of competitive ranked PvP tournaments is the Sinister Cup.…

3 months ago

PvP 101: Building a basic Great League team

Ever since the inception of Trainer Battles as a core feature in Pokémon GO, the Great League has been the…

4 months ago