GO Battle Day: Palmer

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Palmer, the leader of the Sinnoh region’s Battle Tower in the Pokémon Diamond, Pokémon Pearl, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, and Pokémon Shining Pearl games, is the inspiration behind the next GO Battle Day!

Date and Time 📅

Event icon Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time

Event Information

Free, battle-themed Timed Research will be available. Rewards include gloves inspired by Palmer (Diamond/Pearl/Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl).

*Trainers who have already received the avatar item from the rank 20 rewards will not receive another.

The available leagues will include:

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔵 Mountain Cup: Great League Edition

For a full meta breakdown on the Mountain Cup check out our in-depth article here. The rules for Mountain Cup are as follows:

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Ice-, Ground-, Rock, and Steel-type Pokémon are eligible.

Swampert will be banned.


  • 4× Stardust from win rewards. (This does not include the end-of-set rewards and will not stack with the 3× Stardust bonus from Master League rotation weeks.)
  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20—for a total of 100 battles—from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.

Avatar Items

The Season of Rising Heroes has Palmer themed avatar items available for specific ranks (listed below), but on GO Battle Day: Palmer, you will be able to receive the gloves as part of the GO Battle Day rewards. Outside of GO Battle Day, you can receive the following as rank rewards:

  • At Ace rank, you’ll receive a top inspired by Palmer (Diamond/Pearl/Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl).
  • At Veteran rank, you’ll receive shoes inspired by Palmer (Diamond/Pearl/Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl).
  • At Expert rank, you’ll receive pants inspired by Palmer (Diamond/Pearl/Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl).
  • At Legend rank, you’ll receive the pose inspired by Palmer (Diamond/Pearl/Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl).

At rank 19, you’ll receive an Elite Charged TM. You’ll also receive an Elite Fast TM as an end-of-Season reward.

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