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GBL Season 6 Update

Pokémon GO has just announced a series of updates for GO Battle League Season 6! The timeline has been tweaked, Attacks have been tweaked, and certain Pokémon can now learn moves that they could not before. Let’s take a look a closer look!

GBL SEASON 6 TIMELINE

  • The Great League will run from Monday, January 11, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, January 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).
  • The Ultra League and its Premier Cup will run from Monday, January 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).
  • The Master League, its Premier Cup, Master League Classic, and a to-be-announced special cup will run from Monday, February 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). We’ll share the details of how this cup will work in a later update.
  • All three leagues and the Ultra League Premier Cup will run from Monday, February 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 22, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).
  • The Kanto Cup will run from Monday, February 22, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, March 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). The CP limit for this cup will be 1,500, and only Pokémon with a Pokédex number between 001 and 151 will be allowed. During this period, your rating will be unaffected.
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SEASON 6 RANK REWARDS

The following updates have been made to the Rank Rewards system.

  • When you reach rank 20, you’ll be guaranteed to encounter Frillish, which is making its Pokémon GO debut! You’ll have a chance of encountering it on the rewards tracks for higher ranks, too!
  • At rank 19, you’ll now receive an Elite Charged TM.
  • You’ll also receive an Elite Fast TM as an end-of-season reward if you reach rank 19.

ATTACK UPDATES

The following attack updates have been made for Trainer Battles.

  • Ember: This Fire-type Fast Attack will now deal more damage.
  • Karate Chop: This Fighting-type Fast Attack will now generate more energy.
  • Bubble: This Water-Type Fast Attack will now deal less damage.
  • Razor Leaf: This Grass-Type Fast Attack will now deal less damage.
  • Crabhammer: This Water-type Charged Attack will now deal more damage.
  • Sky Attack: This Flying-type Charged Attack will now deal less damage.
  • Rock Slide: This Rock-type Charged Attack will now deal less damage.
  • Shadow Bone: This Ghost-type Charged Attack will now deal less damage.

NEW ATTACKS

The following attacks will be available to Pokémon that couldn’t learn them before.

Fire-type Weather Ball
This powerful Fire-type attack will now be available to Vulpix and Ninetales originally discovered in the Kanto region.
Ice-type Weather Ball
This powerful Ice-type attack will now be available to Vulpix and Ninetales originally discovered in the Alola region.
Water-type Weather Ball
This powerful Water-type attack will now be available to Politoed.
Ice Punch
This powerful Ice-type attack will now be available to Primeape.
Ice Beam
This powerful Ice-type attack will now be available to Claydol.
Shadow Ball
This powerful Ghost-type attack will now be available to Claydol.
Tri Attack
This powerful Normal-type attack will now be available to Porygon-2.
Mud Shot
This powerful Ground-type Fast Attack will now be available to Excadrill.

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What do you think about this round of GO Battle League updates, Trainers? Do you think too much was done? Too little? Let us know what you think about these GBL Season 6 updates in the comments, on Twitter, or our Discord Server!

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