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GO Battle League: Hidden Gems update

Trainers,
GO Battle League: Hidden Gems is almost here!

GO Battle League: Hidden Gems start date, rank resets, and end-of-Season rewards

GO Battle League: Hidden Gems will start on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

The following will occur at the beginning of the Season.

  • End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior Season.

GO Battle League: Hidden Gems schedule

The following leagues will begin and end at 1:00 p.m. PDT on the dates listed below. Starting with this Season, the schedule below will also be visible on the in-game GO Battle League Page!

Date Schedule
June 1st, 2023 until June 8th, 2023 Icon Great League
Icon Summer Cup: Great League Edition
June 8th, 2023 until June 15th, 2023 Icon Great League
Icon Summer Cup: Ultra League Edition
June 15th, 2023 until June 22nd, 2023 Icon Ultra League
Icon Element Cup: Little Edition
June 22nd, 2023 until June 29th, 2023 Icon Ultra League
Icon Single-type Cup: Great League Edition
June 29th, 2023 until July 6th, 2023 Icon Master League*
Icon Single-type Cup: Great League Edition*
* 3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end-of-set rewards)
July 6th, 2023 until July 13th, 2023 Icon Master League*
Icon Retro Cup: Great League Edition*
* 3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)
July 13th, 2023 until July 20th, 2023 Icon Great League
Icon Great League Remix
July 20th, 2023 until July 27th, 2023 Icon Great League
Icon Fossil Cup: Great League Edition
July 27th, 2023 until August 3rd, 2023 Icon Ultra League
Icon Fossil Cup: Great League Edition
August 3rd, 2023 until August 10th, 2023 Icon Ultra League
Icon Jungle Cup: Little Edition
August 10th, 2023 until August 17th, 2023 Icon Great League
Icon Ultra League
Icon Master League*
*3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end-of-set rewards)
August 17th, 2023 until August 24th, 2023 Icon Master League*
Icon Fantasy Cup: Ultra League Edition*
* 3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)
August 24th, 2023 until September 1st, 2023 Icon Master League*
Icon Catch Cup: Hidden Gems Edition*
* 3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)

Hidden Gems GO Battle Events GO Battle Weekend: Clay

Saturday, July 1, 2023, from 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, July 2, 2023 11:59 p.m. local time

Bonuses

  • 4× Stardust from win rewards. (This does not include the end-of-set rewards and will not stack with the 3× Stardust bonus from Master League rotation weeks.)
  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20—for a total of 100 battles—from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.
  • Free battle-themed Timed Research will be available. Rewards include the Clay-Style Hat.
  • Paid battle-themed Timed Research* awarding Stardust will be available for US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). IMPORTANT: Please note that Timed Research expires. To receive the rewards, the tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and the rewards claimed before Sunday, July 2, 2023, 11:59 p.m. local time.

*Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.

*Please note that this Timed Research Ticket will only be available in the in-game shop from Saturday, July 1, 2023, from 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, July 2, 2023 11:59 p.m. local time.

Active leagues
The following leagues will be active.

  • Master League Premier*
  • Single-type Cup: Great League Edition*

*3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end-of-set rewards)

Pokémon GO World Championships event

Friday, August 11, 2023, to Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Celebrate the World Championship finals with a battle-focused event! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to this event!

Active leagues
The following leagues will be active.

  • Great League
  • Ultra League*
  • Master League*

*3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end-of-set rewards)

GO Battle League: Hidden Gems rewards

Guaranteed rank-up encounters - You can encounter the following Pokémon once per season at the designated ranks.

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Excadrill, Skwovet, Axew Shiny Icon, Gible Shiny Icon, Goomy, Pikachu Libre Shiny Icon

Shiny Icon: If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny one!
IconAce Rank
IconVeteran Rank
IconExpert Rank
IconLegend Rank

Standard Encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon in reward encounters throughout the Season at the ranks shown in the image below.

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Marill Shiny Icon, Gligar Shiny Icon, Wingull Shiny Icon, Nosepass Shiny Icon, Meditite Shiny Icon, Spheal Shiny Icon, Frillish Shiny Icon, Onix Shiny Icon, Lickitung Shiny Icon, Wobbuffet Shiny Icon, Phantump Shiny Icon, Mareanie Shiny Icon, Scraggy, Wooloo, Falinks, Five-star Raid Bosses, Axew Shiny Icon, Gible Shiny Icon, Goomy

Shiny Icon: If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny one!
Monster Icon: The Pokémon currently appearing in five-star raids has a chance of appearing as a reward encounter after you reach rank 20.
IconAce Rank
IconVeteran Rank
IconExpert Rank

GO Battle League Timed Research Pass

For our most dedicated battlers, a pass to access battle-themed Timed Research will be available in the in-game shop at no cost once GO Battle League: Hidden Gems begins.

This Timed Research will keep track of your victories throughout the Season. Each research page will require 100 wins to complete, and doing so will award you with a small amount of Stardust and items, such as an Elite Fast TM (at 400 wins) and an Elite Charged TM (at 500 wins). Keep at it throughout the Season to see how far you can get!

The Timed Research can be claimed between Thursday, June 1, 2023,at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

Avatar items and other rewards

Avatar items will be awarded to Trainers who reach certain ranks. Trainers will be able to earn the following avatar items. They’re all inspired by Clay, the Gym Leader of Driftveil Gym in the Unova region in the Pokémon Black and Pokémon White games!

  • At Ace rank, you’ll receive a Clay-Style Hat and Clay-Style Shoes.
  • At Veteran rank, you’ll receive Clay-Style Pants.
  • At Expert rank, you’ll receive a Clay-Style Shirt.
  • At Legend rank, you’ll receive the Clay-Style Pose.

At rank 19, you’ll receive an Elite Charged TM. You’ll also receive an Elite Fast TM as an end-of-Season reward.


Cups

You can look forward to the following cups this Season.

Great League - Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
Ultra League - Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP to enter.
Master League - No CP Limit.
Master Premier - No CP Limit. Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Ultra Beasts are not eligible.
Summer Cup: Great League Edition - Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter. Only Normal-, Fire-, Water-, Grass-, Electric-, and Bug-type Pokémon are eligible.
Summer Cup: Ultra League Edition - Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP to enter. Only Normal-, Fire-, Water-, Grass-, Electric-, and Bug-type Pokémon are eligible.
Element Cup: Little Edition - Pokémon must be at or below 500 CP to enter. Only Fire-, Water-, and Grass-type Pokémon are eligible. Only Pokémon that are able to evolve and have not evolved even once are eligible.
Single-type Cup: Great League Edition - Only Pokémon under 1,500 CP with only one type are eligible. For example, Wobbuffet—who is only aPsychic-type Pokémon—is eligible. However, Swampert, being a Water- and Ground-type Pokémon, is not permitted.

The following Pokémon will not be allowed.

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Cresselia | Defense Forme Deoxys

Retro Cup: Great League Edition - Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter. Dark-, Steel-, and Fairy-type Pokémon are not eligible.
Fossil Cup: Great League Edition - Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter. Only Water-, Rock-, and Steel-type Pokémon are eligible.
Great League Remix - The 20 Pokémon that are most used by Trainers ranked Ace and above in the Great League will not be eligible in the Great League Remix.

The following Pokémon will not be eligible.

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Venusaur, Alolan Ninetales, Noctowl, Lanturn, Azumarill, Umbreon, Skarmory, Swampert, Pelipper, Sableye, Medicham, Altaria, Walrein, Registeel, Defense Forme Deoxys, Bastiodon, Froslass, Galarian Stunfisk, Trevenant, Obstagoon

Fantasy Cup: Ultra League Edition - Pokémon must be at or below 2,500 CP to enter. Only Dragon-, Steel-, and Fairy-type Pokémon are eligible.

The following Pokémon will not be allowed.

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Galarian Stunfisk | Cobalion

Catch Cup: Hidden Gems Edition - Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter. Only Pokémon that have been caught during this Season (Hidden Gems) are eligible. Mythical Pokémon are not eligible.

New attacks

Liquidation (Charged Attack) - Trainer Battles: 70 power and a chance to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Defense by one stage - Gyms and raids: 70 power
Leafage (Fast Attack) - Trainer Battles: 6 power - Gyms and raids: 9 power

Attack Changes

Icicle Spear - Trainer Battles: 60 power -> 65 power
Poison Fang - Trainer Battles: 40 power -> 45 power
Rollout - Trainer Battles: 4 power -> 5 power
Mud Bomb - Trainer Battles: 55 power -> 60 power
Seed Bomb - Trainer Battles: 55 power -> 60 power - Energy cost increased

Attack availability updates

Alolan Sandslash - Alolan Sandslash will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Drill Run.
Clefable - Clefable will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Fairy Wind.
Wigglytuff - Wigglytuff will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Disarming Voice.
Golduck - Golduck will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Dewgong - Dewgong will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Drill Run.
Dewgong will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Cloyster - Cloyster will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Vaporeon - Vaporeon will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Togetic - Togetic will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Fairy Wind.
Quagsire - Quagsire will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Mud Bomb.
Tyranitar - Tyranitar will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Brutal Swing.
Cradily - Cradily will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Rock Slide.
Armaldo - Armaldo will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Floatzel - Floatzel will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Drifblim - Drifblim will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Mystical Fire.
Snover - Snover will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Leafage.
Abomasnow - Abomasnow will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Leafage.
Probopass - Probopass will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Zap Cannon.
Heatran - Heatran will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Earth Power.
Samurott - Samurott will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Whimsicott - Whimsicott will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Seed Bomb.
Carracosta - Carracosta will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Emolga - Emolga will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Acrobatics.
Eelektross - Eelektross will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Litwick - Litwick will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Mystical Fire.
Beartic - Beartic will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Rowlet - Rowlet will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Leafage.
Dartrix - Dartrix will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Leafage.
Decidueye - Decidueye will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Leafage.
Primarina - Primarina will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Disarming Voice.
Fomantis - Fomantis will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Leafage.
Lurantis - Lurantis will now be able to learn the Fast Attack Leafage.
Golisopod - Golisopod will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Liquidation.
Ursaluna - Ursaluna will now be able to learn the Charged Attack Ice Punch.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/go-battle-league-hidden-gems/
Last edited 30 May 2023 07:44 PM by ForumBot