We have some exciting new updates to share regarding attack updates coming to Trainer Battles in Season 7 of the GO Battle League! These changes will be implemented on Monday, April 12, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
New Move Leaf Storm
Leaf Storm is coming to Pokémon GO! For the first time, Leaf Storm will be available to select Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Leaf Storm is a powerful Grass type Charged Attack will decrease your Pokémon Attack stat after use. It can be learned by the following Pokémon –
Payback Available to More Pokémon
More Pokémon will now be able to learn Dark type charged attack Payback. Until this update only Machamp could learn Payback (now a Legacy Move), at its Community Day in 2020. The following Pokémon will now be able to learn Payback –
If you are new to PVP, don’t forget to check out our Lazy Trainer’s Guide to PVP! Gaining Payback could add some depth to Pokémon who previously haven’t had access to a Dark type charged attack, especially if your opponent isn’t expecting it! Leaf Storm looks to be an Overheat clone that could really help Ludicolo and Roserade in PVP. For a full meta overview on both of these moves check out our full PVP analysis here.