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Pokemon Go Battle League – Season 9: Mythical Wishes Guide

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With Pokemon Go's Season of Light coming to a close, it's time for a brand-new season of the Go Battle League, the PvP portion of the game. Like past seasons, this season, Season Nine: Mythical Wishes, brings important changes and updates to the Go Battle League, taking place from December 1, 2022, to March 1, 2023.

These changes include new cups and competitions, new Go Battle League events, additions and changes to Pokemon attacks, and many more. Below you can find everything you need to know about this season of the Go Battle League.

Season Schedule

Throughout this season, there will be at least two cups available to participate in at all times, rotating out on a weekly basis. Out of the two competitions available, one will be a standard cup, including the Great League, Ultra League, and Master League, while the other will be a special limited-time cup, placing unique restrictions on the Pokemon that can be used.

The schedule for this season's Go Battle League can be found below, showing which cups will be available each week of the season.

Each of these Cups will begin and end at 1pm PST.

Go Battle League: Season Nine Schedule
Date Cups Available
December 1 – December 8
  • Great League
  • Great League Remix
December 8 – December 15
  • Great League
  • Fighting Cup: Great League Edition Remix
December 15 – December 22
  • Ultra League
  • Ultra Premier Classic
December 22 – December 29
  • Ultra League
  • Holiday Cup: Great League Edition
December 29 – January 5 (3x Stardust for win rewards)
  • Master League
  • Holiday Cup: Ultra League Edition
January 5 – January 12 (3x Stardust for win rewards)
  • Master League
  • Master Premier Classic
January 12 – January 19
  • Great League
  • Ultra League
  • Master League
January 19 – January 26
  • Great League
  • Weather Cup: Great League Edition
January 26 – February 2
  • Great League
  • Weather Cup: Great League Edition
February 2 – February 9
  • Ultra League
  • Ultra Premier
February 9 – February 16
  • Ultra League
  • Love Cup: Great League Edition
February 16 – February 23 (3x Stardust for win rewards)
  • Master League
  • Master Premier
February 23 – March 1 (3x Stardust for win rewards)
  • Master League: Mega Edition
  • Hoenn Cup: Great League Edition

Season Rewards

Guaranteed Rank-Up Encounters

Throughout the season, you will encounter specific Pokemon when reaching certain ranks in the Go Battle League. You will only encounter each of these Pokemon once per season, each found below with the rank needed to encounter them.

Guaranteed Rand-Up Encounters
Pokemon Encountered Rank Required
Metang Rank One
Mareanie Rank One
Axew Ace Rank
Noibat Veteran Rank
Goomy Expert Rank
Pikachu Libre Legend Rank

Standard Encounters

There will be different Pokemon that you can encounter throughout this season as a standard reward for winning in the Go Battle League. To encounter each of these Pokemon, you will have to reach a minimum Go Battle League Rank. These Pokemon and the Rank required to encounter them can be found below.

Standard Encounter Pokemon
Pokemon Encountered Minimum Rank Required
Poliwag Rank 1
Meditite Rank 1
Spheal Rank 1
Wingull Rank 1
Swablu Rank 1
Skarmory Rank 6
Frillish Rank 6
Mienfoo Rank 6
Onix Rank 11
Lickitung Rank 11
Dratini Rank 11
Swinub Rank 11
Mareanie Rank 11
Miltank Rank 16
Hisuian Sneasel Rank 16
Scraggy Rank 16
Five-Star Raid Boss Rank 20
Axew Ace Rank
Noibat Veteran Rank
Goomy Expert Rank

Go Battle League Timed Research Pass

Like last season, there will be a Timed Research Pass available at the in-game shop free of charge, starting at the beginning of this season. This Timed Research Pass will remain active for the entire season, progressed through winning in the Go Battle League.

Each page of the Timed Research Pass will require you to earn 100 wins in the Go Battle League, rewarding you with Stardust, Elite Fast TMs, Elite Charged TMs, and other items for each completed milestone and page.

Additional Rewards

This season, you will be given different avatar items for reaching certain ranks in the Go Battle League. These avatar items will be themed after Steven Stone from Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

Each of these rewards can be found below with the rank required to earn them.

Avatar Item Rank Required
Steven Stone Rings Ace Rank
Steven Stone Shoes Veteran Rank
Steven Stone Top and Pants Expert Rank
Steven Stone Pose Legend Rank

Additionally, you will earn an Elite Charged TM if you reach Rank 19 this season of the Go Battle League. You will also obtain an Elite Fast TM at the end of the season.

Season Events

There are two Go Battle League events that are taking place throughout this season. Each of these events will provide you with 4x Stardust for rewards in the Go Battle League, as well as increasing your daily set limit from five to 20. The details for each of these events can be found below.

Go Battle Day

This Go Battle Day event will take place over the course of a weekend, available from Saturday, January 14 at 12am to Sunday, January 15 at 11:59pm local time. There will be Timed Research tasks related to battling during this event, providing you with the following rewards.

  • Rare Candy
  • XP
  • Steven Stone Rings (Cosmetic Item)
  • An Elite Charged TM

Go Battle Day: Vulpix

This Go Battle Day will be featuring Vulpix, taking place on Sunday, February 12, from 12am to 11:59pm. There will be Timed Research available throughout the entire day, rewarding you with the following rewards when completed.

  • Rare Candy
  • XP
  • An Elite Charge TM
  • Vulpix encounter

Additionally, Vulpix will appear as a guaranteed reward encounter for the Go Battle League from 11 am to 2 pm. During this time, Vulpix will have a higher chance of being Shiny when encountered, providing you with a good chance of catching this rare variation.

During this event window, all win rewards on the Premium Go Battle League track will provide you with an encounter with Vulpix.

Attack Updates

Attack Changes

Three attacks in Pokemon Go will be receiving changes this season, either improving or diminishing in overall effectiveness. These attacks are provided below with the changes that will be made to them.

Attack Attack Type Changes Made
Wing Attack (Fast Attack) Flying Energy generation increased in Trainer Battles.
Poison Fang (Charged Attack) Poison Energy cost increased in Trainer Battles.
Charm (Fast Attack) Fairy Power reduced from 16 Power to 15 Power in Trainer Battles.

Attack Availability Changes

Several Pokemon will be able to learn new attacks this season, which were previously unavailable to them. These attacks are provided below with Pokemon that will now be able to learn them.

To teach these new attacks to a Pokemon that you already have, you will have to use Elite or standard Fast and Charged TMs.

Attack Attack Type New Pokemon That It's Available To
Incinerate (Fast Attack) Fire
  • Litleo
  • Pyroar
Meteor Beam (Charged Attack) Rock
  • Sudowoodo
  • Aggron
  • Tyrantrum
  • Aurorus
Poltergeist (Charged Attack) Ghost
  • Dusclops
  • Golurk
  • Gourgeist
High Horsepower (Charged Attack) Ground
  • Galarian Rapidash
  • Piloswine
  • Mamoswine
Brutal Swing (Charged Attack) Dark
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Ampharos

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