Niantic Shares an Update on GO Battle League Season 2 Schedule and Changes

Pokémon GO

On June 13th, Niantic temporarily disabled GO Battle League to address a serious exploit. Today, the developers behind Pokémon GO shared an update on the exploit and an updated Season 2 schedule.

Additionally, several changes will be made to GO Battle League rewards, leaderboard and Pokémon encounters.

GO Battle League changes

  • Increased daily sets — Daily sets will increase from 5 to 6. This change will be permanent for Season 2.
  • A week of boosted GO Battle League rewards — From Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PDT the GO Battle League win rewards will change for the basic and premium tracks:
    • The Pokémon you encounter will change for the basic and premium reward tracks. Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott will no longer be available as GO Battle League encounters.
    •  For the premium track only, the Rare Candy reward will be available at the fourth slot instead of the fifth slot.
  • The GO Battle League leaderboard will be temporarily disabled. We’ll keep the leaderboard disabled while we monitor the state of GO Battle League.

Updated schedule

  • The Great League will run from Monday, May 11, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, June 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
  • The Ultra League will run from Monday, June 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, July 6, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
  • The Master League and the Premier Cup will run from Monday, July 6, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, July 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
  • All three leagues and the Premier Cup will be available from Monday, July 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, July 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
  • Season 3 will begin Monday, July 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
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