Trainers, it’s here! Along with the new Appraisal System, the recently announced update to Trainer Battle minigames is now live! Together with this update, the Pokémon used by Team Leaders in Training mode have been updated. Let’s take a look at what’s new, shall we?

New Trainer Battle Minigames

No more tapping like a mad-man when you want to fire off a Charge Move Trainers! With this new swiping technique, performing a Charge Move now requires more skill while creating more dynamic gameplay. Every Type has its own swipe pattern, which means there are 18 different minigame patterns. Depending on how accurate you trace the pattern, you’ll perform a NiceGreat, or Excellent Charge Move, which translates into more damage. Below you can find screenshots of all the new Charge Move minigames freshly introduced to Pokémon GO Trainer Battles.

New Trainer Battle mini games
Dark – Fighting – Bug
New Trainer Battle mini games
Electric – Flying – Normal
New Trainer Battle mini games
Grass – Fire – Water
New Trainer Battle mini games
Poison – Psychic – Fairy
New Trainer Battle mini games
Steel – Dragon – Ghost
New Trainer Battle mini games
Ground – Rock – Ice

Be on the lookout for a full guide on these new Trainer Battle minigames soon!

New Team Leader Teams

Not only did the new Trainer Battle minigames went live, but the Team Leaders – Blanche, Candela, and Spark – finally got a new team of Pokémon to battle while in Training mode. Also, the Team Leaders now actually use their Protect Shields, which also adds a new dimension into the Training mode of Trainer Battles. It’s nice to see Niantic didn’t forget about our favorite Team Leaders!

Let’s take a look at the new teams:

Team Leader Blanche
Great League Team
Pokemon GO SneaselSneasel Pokemon GO SealeoSealeo Pokemon GO Castform (Snow)Castform (Snow)
Ultra League Team
Pokemon GO GlaceonGlaceon Pokemon GO EmpoleonEmpoleon Pokemon GO MamoswineMamoswine
Master League Team
Pokemon GO SuicuneSuicune Pokemon GO MetagrossMetagross Pokemon GO ArticunoArticuno

 

Team Leader Candela
Great League Team
Pokemon GO CombuskenCombusken Pokemon GO MagcargoMagcargo Pokemon GO Castform (Sun)Castform (Sun)
Ultra League Team
Pokemon GO FlareonFlareon Pokemon GO TyphlosionTyphlosion Pokemon GO MagmortarMagmortar
Master League Team
Pokemon GO EnteiEntei Pokemon GO SalamenceSalamence Pokemon GO MoltresMoltres

 

Team Leader Spark
Great League Team
Pokemon GO PluslePlusle Pokemon GO ElectrodeElectrode Pokemon GO Castform (Rain)Castform (Rain)
Ultra League Team
Pokemon GO JolteonJolteon Pokemon GO LuxrayLuxray Pokemon GO MagnezoneMagnezone
Master League Team
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos

Do you like the new update to Trainer Battle mechanics? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter! Let’s do some swiping, Trainers!