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Season 8 of GO Battle League lasted from May 31st, 2021 to August 30th, 2021.[1] It is preceded by Season 7 and succeeded by Season 9. This GO Battle League Season ran concurrently with Season of Discovery.

In this season, Element Cup, Bidoof Cup and Ultra League Remix were introduced.

Formats

Formats Start Date End Date
Battle League Great.png Great League May 31st, 2021 June 14th, 2021
Battle League Ultra.png Ultra League
Premier Ball.png Premier Cup
June 14th, 2021 June 28th, 2021
Battle League Master.png Master League
Battle League Master.png Master League Classic
Battle Cup Element.png Element Cup
June 28th, 2021 July 12th, 2021
Battle League Great.png Great League
Battle League Great.png Great League Remix
July 12th, 2021 July 26th, 2021
Battle League Ultra.png Ultra League
Battle League Ultra.png Ultra League Remix
July 26th, 2021 August 9th, 2021
Battle League Master.png Master League
Battle League Master.png Master League Classic
Premier Ball.png Ultra Premier Cup
August 9th, 2021 August 23rd, 2021
Battle League Great.png Great League
Battle League Ultra.png Ultra League
Battle League Master.png Master League
August 23rd, 2021 August 30th, 2021

Great League Remix: 1,500 CP limit. Top 20 Pokémon banned.

Ultra League Remix: 2,500 CP limit. Top 20 Pokémon banned.

Element Cup: 500 CP limit. Only Fire-, Water-, and Grass-types allowed. Only Pokémon that can evolve and that are the first in their Evolutionary line.

Bidoof Cup: 500 CP limit. Only Bidoof allowed. Available only on July 1st, 2021.

Ranks and Ratings

The requirements were different from Season 7.[2]

Rank Requirement
Rank 1 Start
Rank 2 Complete 5 Battles
Rank 3 Complete 5 more Battles
Rank 4 Complete 5 more Battles
Rank 5 Complete 5 more Battles
Rank 6 Complete 5 more Battles
Rank 7 Win 1 Battle
Rank 8 Win 1 more Battle
Rank 9 Win 1 more Battle
Rank 10 Win 1 more Battle
Rank 11 Complete 5 more Battles
Rank 12 Win 5 more Battles
Rank 13 Win 6 more Battles
Rank 14 Win 7 more Battles
Rank 15 Win 8 more Battles
Rank 16 Complete 5 more Battles
Rank 17 Win 10 more Battles
Rank 18 Win 15 more Battles
Rank 19 Win 20 more Battles
Rank 20 Complete 5 more Battles
Ace Reach rating of 2000+
Veteran Reach rating of 2500+
Expert Reach rating of 2750+
Legend Reach rating of 3000+

Rewards

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
2 330 660 1000
3 330 660 1000
4 370 740 1100
6 400 800 1200
7 430 860 1300
8 430 860 1300
9 470 940 1400
11 530 1060 1600
12 530 1060 1600
13 570 1140 1700
14 600 1200 1800
16 700 1400 2100
17 730 1460 2200
18 770 1540 2300
20 870 1740 2600
Ace 900 1800 2700
Veteran 900 1800 2700
Expert 900 1800 2700
Legend 900 1800 2700

The random items can include:

Reaching Legend rank could earn avatar items and a pose inspired by Korrina.

Korrina Shirt
Korrina Shirt
Free + Legend rank
(male)
Korrina Shirt
Korrina Shirt
Free + Legend rank
(female)
Korrina Pants
Korrina Pants
Free + Legend rank
(male)
Korrina Hat
Korrina Hat
Free + Legend rank
(male)
Korrina Hat
Korrina Hat
Free + Legend rank
(female)
Korrina Shoes
Korrina Shoes
Free + Veteran rank
(male)
Korrina Shoes
Korrina Shoes
Free + Veteran rank
(female)
Korrina Gloves
Korrina Gloves
Free + Ace rank
(male)
Korrina Gloves
Korrina Gloves
Free + Ace rank
(female)
Korrina Pose
Korrina Pose
Free + Legend rank
(male)
Korrina Pose
Korrina Pose
Free + Legend rank
(female)

Pokémon

Guaranteed first Pokémon encounters:

  • Machamp: rank 1 (one only)
  • Mienfoo: rank 5
  • Current Legendary Raid boss: rank 20
  • Gible: Veteran rank
  • Deino: Expert rank
  • Pikachu Libre: Legend rank (one only)

The following Pokémon were released with the start of the season:

Mienfoo
#619
Fighting

Certain Legendary Pokémon could be obtained starting at rank 20 during their time in tier 5 Raid Battles.

Unlock Rank Possible Pokémon Encounters
Rank 1
Rank 5
Rank 10
Rank 15
Rank 20
Veteran
Expert
Legend

End-of-season rewards

GO Battle Night

June 3rd, 2021

GO Battle Night took place on June 3rd, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time. Great League was available during this GO Battle Night.[3]

July 11th, 2021

GO Battle Night took place on July 11th, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time. Stardust bonus during GO Battle Night did not combine with the 2× Stardust bonus that was active from June 28th to July 12th, 2021. Master League, Master League Classic and Element Cup were available during this GO Battle Night.[3]

August 26th, 2021

GO Battle Night took place on August 26th, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time. Great League, Ultra League and Master League were available during this GO Battle Night.[3]

Attack Updates

At the start of this Season, certain Attacks had their stats changed, certain Pokémon received updates to their obtainable Attacks, and new Attacks were added.

New Attacks

Icon Rock.png
55 (34)

Attack Changes

Attack Availability Updates

Some Pokémon received updates to their obtainable Attacks. These were added to their standard Attack pools.

Moves Eligible Pokémon
Icon Rock.png
55 (34)
Icon Bug.png
55 (19)
Icon Poison.png
35 (21)
Icon Poison.png
40 (27)

Trivia

  • Bidoof was available as the Legendary Pokémon encounter at Rank 20 for one day on July 1st, 2021.

References

  1. GO Battle League Season 8 begins Monday, March 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-05-27.
  2. Season 8 Update (PokeMiners) /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2021-06-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 GO Battle League Season 8 begins Monday, March 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-05-27.
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