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Season 2 of GO Battle League lasted from May 11th, 2020 to July 27th, 2020.[1] It is preceded by Season 1 and succeeded by Season 3.

Premier Cup was introduced in this Season. Similar to the Master League, the Premier Cup does not have a limit on Combat Power. However, Legendary and Mythical Pokémon are not eligible to participate.

During this Season, Trainers still did not require walking to unlock battle sets. A maximum of 6 sets could be played after June 23rd, 2020.

Formats

Formats Start Date End Date
Battle League Great.png Great League May 11th, 2020 June 1st, 2020
Battle League Ultra.png Ultra League June 1st, 2020 July 6th, 2020
Battle League Master.png Master League
Premier Ball.png Premier Cup
July 6th, 2020 July 20th, 2020
Battle League Great.png Great League
Battle League Ultra.png Ultra League
Battle League Master.png Master League
Premier Ball.png Premier Cup
July 20th, 2020 July 27th, 2020

Ranks and Ratings

The requirements were different from Season 1.[2]

Rank Requirement
Rank 1 Start
Rank 2 Complete 5 Battles
Rank 3 Win 2 Battles (after reaching rank 2)
Rank 4 Win 4 more Battles
Rank 5 Win 8 more Battles
Rank 6 Win 10 more Battles
Rank 7 Win 14 more Battles
Rank 8 Reach rating of 2000+
Rank 9 Reach rating of 2500+
Rank 10 Reach rating of 3000+

Rewards

Pokémon reward encounter was changed to the third win on the basic rewards or the first win on the premium rewards. From June 23rd to 30th, 2020, the Rare Candy and Charged TM positions in premium track were swapped.[3]

Basic

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Premium

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Stardust

Rank 1st win (Basic) 5th win (Basic) 3rd win (Premium)
1 300 600 900
2 350 700 1100
3 400 800 1300
4 450 900 1500
5 500 1000 1700
6 550 1100 1900
7 600 1200 2100
8 650 1300 2300
9 700 1400 2500
10 750 1500 2700

The random items included:

Reaching rank 10 could reward avatar items and an avatar pose inspired by Steven and Hype Pose.

Steven Outfit
Steven Outfit
Free + Rank 10
(male)
Steven Outfit
Steven Outfit
Free + Rank 10
(female)
Steven Pants
Steven Pants
Free + Rank 10
(male)
Steven Pants
Steven Pants
Free + Rank 10
(female)
Steven Shoes
Steven Shoes
Free + Rank 10
(male)
Steven Shoes
Steven Shoes
Free + Rank 10
(female)
Steven Pose
Steven Pose
Free + Rank 10
(male)
Steven Pose
Steven Pose
Free + Rank 10
(female)
Hype Pose
Hype Pose
Free + Rank 10
(male)
Hype Pose
Hype Pose
Free + Rank 10
(female)

Pokémon

Guaranteed first Pokémon encounters:

  • Metagross: rank 1
  • Stunfisk: rank 4
  • Rufflet: rank 8
  • Scraggy: rank 9
  • Pikachu Libre: rank 10 (one only)

The Unova Starters were not available from June 23rd to 30th, 2020.

Unlock Rank Possible Pokémon Encounters
Rank 1
Rank 4
Rank 7
Rank 8
Rank 9
Rank 10

End-of-season rewards

Events

  • Season 2 was originally planned to start on May 1st, but due to certain technical issues, it was delayed until May 11th.[4]
    • As a results, the format schedule was changed. Below shows the original version:
    • Battle League Great.png Great League: May 1st, 2020 to May 25th, 2020
    • Battle League Ultra.png Ultra League: May 25th, 2020 to June 15th, 2020
    • Battle League Master.png Master League and Premier Cup: June 15th, 2020 to June 29th, 2020
    • GO Battle League.png All three Leagues and Premier Cup: June 29th, 2020 to July 6th, 2020
  • Season 2 was disabled between June 12th to June 23rd due to a serious exploit.[5] The glitch is about using two devices at the same time to charge Charged Attacks immensely, making Pokémon such as Swampert and Melmetal "broken", as described by the community.
    • As a results, the format schedule was changed again. Below shows the version before the downtime:
    • Battle League Great.png Great League: May 11th, 2020 to June 1st, 2020
    • Battle League Ultra.png Ultra League: June 1st, 2020 to June 22nd, 2020
    • Battle League Master.png Master League and Premier Cup: June 22nd, 2020 to July 6th, 2020
    • GO Battle League.png All three Leagues and Premier Cup: July 6th, 2020 to July 13th, 2020
  • The leaderboard was temporarily disabled between June 23rd to July 20th.

Maintenance

References

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