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GO Battle League Season 3 starts on July 27, 2020

Niantic has announced the release date of Go Battle League Season 3. Season 2 of the GO Battle League is almost over, and its time for the Season 3. Apparently, the total count for battles in GO Battle League has crossed over one billion. However, before Season 3 arrives, Niantic has made some changes in the rewards of Season 2.
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  • Trainers who reached rank 10, have earned a fun new avatar pose. 
  • Based on the popularity of the Premier Cup format, it will be back in Season 3. 
  • There will be a similar end-of-season rewards for Season 2. Except this time, Trainer’s will receive an Elite Fast TM instead of Elite Charged TM like in Season 1 if they manage to reached rank 7 or higher.

Pokemon Go Hub has written a detailed guide for elite charged TM and elite fast TM. You can refer this guide for more details.

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GO Battle League Season 3 Timeline

Go Battle League Season 3 Timeline
  • The Great League will run from Monday, July 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, August 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
  • The Ultra League and its Premier Cup will run from Monday, August 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, August 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). This Premier Cup will have a 2500 CP limit.
  • The Master League and its Premier Cup will run from Monday, August 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, September 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). This Premier Cup will have no CP limit.
  • All three leagues and the Premier Cup (no CP limit) will be available from Monday, September 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, September 14, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
  • Season 4 will begin Monday, September 14, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

NOTE: All the dates are tentative, and we will be sure to update you if anything changes.

What to Expect in GO Battle League Season 3?

  • There will not be a walking requirement to battle in the GO Battle League.
  • The Friendship level requirement for battling remotely, will remain at Good Friends throughout Season 3. Remember that you can always scan another Trainer’s QR code to battle them, no matter where they are.
  • The avatar items inspired by Pikachu Libre will continue to be rank 7 rewards.
  • The battles, wins, and ratings required to reach ranks, will remain the same.

What’s new in GO Battle League Season 3?

There will be a few changes coming to the GO Battle League and Trainer Battles for Season 3.
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  • More cups will be added. In addition to the Ultra League Premier Cup, a new cup called Flying Cup will be introduced. Only Flying-type Pokémon will be allowed in this cup. The Flying Cup will be available during an upcoming event. More details yet to come.
  • Based on Trainer feedback, Niantic has decided to remove the “Battle Until You Win” feature for Season 3.
  • Your guaranteed reward encounters will be a bit different for Season 3. At each listed rank, you’ll encounter these Pokémon:
  • Pidgeot starting at Rank 1
  • Galarian Zigzagoon starting at Rank 4
  • Galarian Farfetch’d starting at Rank 7
  • Rufflet starting at Rank 8
  • Scraggy starting at Rank 9
  • Pikachu Libre starting at Rank 10
  • If you reach Rank 10, you’ll earn a brand-new avatar pose and avatar item!
  • For the premium rewards track, you’ll now earn Rare Candies after your fourth win. The number of Rare Candies rewarded will be reduced from eight to six.
  • Trainers who finish Season 3 at rank 7 or higher will receive an Elite Charged TM rather than an Elite Fast TM. Besides that change, end-of-season rewards will stay the same as in Season 2.

Additionally, there will be two GO Battle League–themed events lined up for Season 3!

GO Battle League Season 3 New Attack and Movesets

The following existing attacks have been updated for Trainer Battles.
  • Drill Peck: This Flying-type Charged Attack now deals more damage.
  • Brave Bird: This Flying-type Charged Attack now deals more damage. It also severely lowers the user’s Defense.
  • Infestation: This Bug-type Fast Attack now generates energy more quickly.
  • Hex: This Ghost-type Fast Attack now generates energy more quickly.
  • Powder Snow: This Ice-type Fast Attack now deals more damage.
  • Blizzard: This Ice-type Charged Attack now deals more damage.
  • Flash Cannon: This Steel-type Charged Attack now requires more energy.
  • Focus Blast: This Fighting-type Charged Attack now deals less damage.
  • Moonblast: This Fairy-Type Charged Attack now has a decreased chance of lowering your opponent’s Attack.
The following existing attacks have been updated for Gym battles and raids.
  • Drill Peck: This Flying-type Charged Attack now deals more damage.
  • Brave Bird: This Flying-type Charged Attack now deals more damage.
  • Hex: This Ghost-type Fast Attack now generates energy more quickly.
Along with these updates to existing attacks, the following Pokémon can learn an attack they couldn’t before.
  • Braviary and Close Combat: Braviary can use this attack to make opposing Rock- and Steel-type Pokémon more dependent on Protect Shields.
  • Abomasnow and Ice-type Weather Ball: This Ice-type Charged Attack is fitting for a Pokémon that appears when it’s snowy.
  • Pelipper and Water-type Weather Ball: This Water-type Charged Attack is fitting for a Pokémon that appears when it’s rainy.
  • Empoleon and Drill Peck: Empoleon can use this attack to make Fighting-type Pokémon more dependent on Protect Shields.
Based on the new Moveset changes, there will be a heavy change in Meta of Great and Ultra League and maybe some in Master and Premier league as well.

What do you think of Season 3 Rewards and moveset changes? How well you have done in Season 2? Are you excited about Go Battle League Season 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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