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Pokemon Go Battle League's Inaugural Season Begins Next Week

Pokemon Go Battle League will give trainers the chance to battle online.


If you want to be the very best like no one ever was, then get ready for the inaugural season of Pokemon Go's Battle League. It begins on March 13 and offers trainers the chance to compete against the best players from around the globe and rise to the top.

Beginning March 13 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, the Pokemon Go Battle League requires you to get out into the world and walk in order to gain entry. In-game events in Japan, South Korea, and Italy are current in limbo, presumably because of the coronavirus making increased public interaction unsafe.

After walking five kilometers, you'll get entry into the league and unlock five online matches. The Stardust you receive in battles is determined by your rank and how well you do, and special avatar items are available. Those who haven't walked the required amount can spend the premium PokeCoins currency to enter the league early, too.

You can get several Pokemon as rewards for reaching certain ranks in the Pokemon Go Battle League. These include Metagross for your first encounter, who is guaranteed, as well as chance encounters with Beldum, Rufflet, Pikachu Libre, and some Legendary Pokemon like Thundurus later on. Anyone who has reached Rank 7 or higher by the end of Season 1 will get a special Elite Charged TM, as well.

Pokemon Go Battle League Season 1 will run until May 1 and is split into the Great League, Ultra League, and Master League. At that point, Season 2 will kick off, bringing new rewards. The preseason is currently running and those who reach Rank 4 by March 13 will receive a Premium Battle Pass for free.

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