Trainer Battles

GO Battle League Season 10 starts on November 29, 2021, and it brings a three-months long worth of Trainer Battles.

Season 10 Rewards include Pyroar, Mienfoo, Deino and Noibat, new Avatar items and a handful of new guaranteed encounters.

GBL Season 10 also brings a small move-shakeup. Several Pokémon will be able to learn Rock Tomb, and Rock Tomb  is getting a significant boost in Trainer Battles with a new additional effect.

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The complete schedule for Season 10 GO Battle Days has also been shared, and we look forward to farming Stardust on Jan 8th, Jan 23rd and February 6th, 2022.

Season 10 Start Date, Rank Resets, and End-of-Season Rewards

📅 GO Battle League Season 10 will start on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

The following will occur at the beginning of the 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 in Season 9.
  • Pokémon appearing in GO Battle League encounters will now be slightly easier to catch.

Season 10 Schedule

The following leagues will begin and end at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) on the dates listed below. You can find detailed rules, allowed Pokémon and other useful information for each Cup further down in this Guide.

Nov 29 – Dec 13

  • Great League
  • Great League Remix

Dec 13 – Dec 27

  • Ultra League
  • Ultra League Remix
  • Holiday Cup (begins Dec 16)

Dec 27 – Jan 10

  • Master League*
  • Master League Classic*
  • Holiday Cup (ends Dec 31)*
* 3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)

Jan 10 – Jan 24

  • Great League
  • Sinnoh Cup

Jan 24 – Feb 7

  • Ultra League
  • UL Premier Classic

Feb 7 – Feb 21

  • Master League*
  • ML Premier Classic*
  • Love Cup*
*3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)

Feb 21 – Feb 28

  • Great League
  • Ultra League
  • Master League
  • Johto Cup

Season 10 Rewards

Guaranteed rank-up encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon once per season at the designated ranks:

Season 10 Guaranteed Rank Encounters
Rank Guaranteed encounter
Rank 1 Pyroar
Rank 6 Mienfoo
Veteran Rank Noibat
Expert Rank Deino
Legend Rank Pikachu Libre

💡 Lore Tip: At rank 1, you’ll be guaranteed to encounter one of the Pokémon that the leader of Team Flare, Lysandre, is known to use!

Standard Encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon in reward encounters throughout the season at the ranks shown in the image below.

💡 Pokémon appearing in GO Battle League encounters will now be slightly easier to catch.

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Rank 1+

Rank 6

Mienfoo

Rank 11+

Rank 16+

2,500+ Rating

Noibat

2,700+ Rating

Deino

Five-star Raid Boss

The Pokémon currently appearing in five-star raids has a chance of appearing as a reward encounter after you reach rank 20.

Avatar items and other rewards

Lysandre and Pyroar

Pikachu Libre avatar items will be rewarded to Trainers who reach Rank 3.

Trainers will be able to earn avatar items and a pose inspired by the leader of Team Flare, Lysandre, who first made his debut in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y!

  • Ace Rank: Lysandre Gloves
  • Veteran Rank: Lysandre Shoes
  • Expert Rank: Lysandre Pants
  • Legend Rank: Lysandre Jacket and Lysandre Pose

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.


Season 10 Move Changes

During GBL Season 10, a handful of Pokémon moves will be updated and select Pokémon will gain access to new moves.

Attack availability changes

Donphan
  • Donphan will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Body Slam.
Noctowl
  • Noctowl will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.
Magcargo
  • Magcargo will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Incinerate.
  • Magcargo will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Tomb.
Octillery
  • Octillery will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Lock-On.
Sudowoodo
  • Sudowoodo will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Tomb.
Lairon
  • Lairon will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Tomb.
Aggron
  • Aggron will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Tomb.
Claydol
  • Claydol will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Tomb.

Attack Changes

Rock Tomb Rock

  • This attack will now have an additional effect when it’s used in Trainer Battles.
  • Trainer Battles: Guaranteed to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Attack.

Pound Normal

  • Trainer Battles: 5 → 4 damage

Bug Buzz Bug

  • Bug Buzz will gain a slight increase in damage to boost Wormadam’s, Vespiquen’s, and Yanmega’s Bug-type Charged Attack options.
  • Trainer Battles: 90 → 100 damage
  • Gyms and raids: 90 → 100 damage

Season 10 GO Battle Days

Bonuses

  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20, for a total of 100 battles.
  • 4× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include the end-of-set rewards and will not stack with the 3× Stardust bonus on January 8).

Dates and Times

All GO Battle days run from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time

Date Active leagues and cups
Saturday, January 8, 2022 The Master League and the Master League Classic will be active.
Sunday, January 23, 2022 The Great League and the Sinnoh Cup will be active.
Sunday, February 6, 2022 The Ultra League and the UL Premier Classic will be active.

Season 10 Cups

A complete overview of Season 10 Cups, cup rules and allowed Pokémon.

Great League Remix

The 20 Pokémon most used by Trainers Ace rank and up in the Great League will not be allowed in the Great League Remix.

🛑 The following Pokémon are not allowed in GBL Season 10 Great League Remix:

Venusaur, Nidoqueen, Alolan Ninetails, Azumarill, Umbreon, Skarmory, Swampert, Vigoroth, Sableye, Medicham, Altaria, Defense Forme Deoxys, Bastiodon, Scrafty, Jellicent, Galvantula, Galarian Stunfisk, Mandibuzz, Talonflame, Obstagoon

Ultra League Remix

The 10 Ultra League Pokémon most used by Trainers Ace rank and up in the Ultra League will not be allowed in the Ultra League Remix.

🛑 The following Pokémon are not allowed in GBL Season 10 Ultra League Remix:

Venusaur, Alolan Muk, Umbreon, Swampert, Empoleon, Togekiss, Altered Forme Giratina, Cresselia, Talonflame, Obstagoon

Holiday Cup

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Normal, Grass, Electric, Ice, Flying, and Ghost-type Pokémon are permitted.

Sinnoh Cup

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Pokémon with a Pokédex number from #387 to #493 will be allowed.

Johto Cup

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1500 CP to enter.
  • Only Pokémon with a Pokédex number from #152 to #251 will be allowed.

Love Cup

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only red or pink Pokémon will be allowed:

Pink Pokémon

Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Slowpoke, Galarian Slowpoke, Slowbro, Galarian Slowbro, Exeggcute, Lickitung, Chansey, Mr. Mime, Porygon, Mew, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Flaaffy, Hoppip, Slowking, Galarian Slowking, Snubbull, Corsola, Smoochum, Miltank, Blissey, Whismur, Skitty, Milotic, Gorebyss, Luvdisc, Cherubi, Sunshine Form Cherrim, Mime Jr., Happiny, Lickilicky, Mesprit, Munna, Musharna, Audino, Spring Form Deerling, Alomomola, Spritzee, Aromatisse, Sylveon

Red Pokémon

Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Krabby, Kingler, Voltorb, Electrode, Goldeen, Seaking, Jynx, Magmar, Magikarp, Flareon, Ledyba, Ledian, Ariados, Yanma, Scizor, Slugma, Magcargo, Octillery, Delibird, Porygon2, Magby, Ho-Oh, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Wurmple, Medicham, Carvanha, Camerupt, Solrock, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Sunny Form Castform, Latias, Groudon, Normal Form Deoxys, Attack Form Deoxys, Defense Form Deoxys, Speed Form Deoxys, Kricketot, Kricketune, Trash Cloak Burmy, Trash Cloak Wormadam, Magmortar, Porygon-Z, Rotom, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Pansear, Simisear, Throh, Venipede, Scolipede, Krookodile, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Dwebble, Crustle, Scrafty, Autumn Form Deerling, Shelmet, Accelgor, Pawniard, Bisharp, Braviary, Heatmor, Fennekin, Braixen, Delphox, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame, Yveltal

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