As confirmed in an earlier schedule, the Pokemon Go Premier Cup starts today and will run over the next few weeks.
Gamers are starting to report the release of the Pokemon Go Premier Cup today, alongside the Master League’s return.
The main difference between the two Pokemon PvP event is that the Premier Cup removes the use of legendaries.
Niantic has confirmed that Season 3 of the Go Battle League is set for late July and they have also revealed how long Trainers can enjoy the Premier Cup.
According to the latest news from Niantic, The Pokemon Go Premier Cup kicks off today at 9pm GMT and runs until July 20, 2020.
The end time has been set for 9pm GMT in the UK on Android and iOS, meaning gamers should have enough time to rise through the ranks.
However, it should be noted that the Premier Cup will be available again alongside all three leagues from Monday, July 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, July 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
GO Battle League seasons are periods of time after which ranks and ratings are reset, and typically, each season of GO Battle League will progress through Great, Ultra and Master League battles, with only one league available at a time.
All Trainers who participate in GO Battle League will receive end-of-season rewards. You can see when the current season will end under the “Current Season” section of the Battle screen.
Trainers who Participate in GO Battle League are assigned a rank, a measure of how many matches you’ve played and/or how many matches you’ve won.
Once you attain a new rank, you cannot drop below it for the rest of the season. Ending a season with a higher rank results in better end-of-season rewards.
For Season 2, the following will be the same as during Season 1:
- The walking and PokéCoin requirements to unlock sets of battles in the GO Battle League will still be removed. If you’re currently in the middle of walking to earn a set, this will take effect starting with your next set.
- The avatar items inspired by Pikachu Libre will continue to be rank 7 rewards.
- Metagross and Pikachu Libre will continue to be guaranteed reward encounters when you reach rank 1 and rank 10 respectively.
- The avatar items inspired by Steven Stone, a Pokémon League Champion of the Hoenn region, will continue to be rank 10 rewards.
Niantic has also confirmed that these changes have been made for Season 2 of the GO Battle League and Trainer Battles:
Trainers can now earn a Pokémon reward encounter after your third win on the basic rewards track or after your first win on the premium rewards track.
The ranking system has been adjusted. More wins are now required to get to ranks 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Some of your guaranteed reward encounters will be different for Season 2. You’ll encounter these Pokémon at each listed rank:
- Stunfisk starting at rank 4
- Rufflet starting at rank 8
- Scraggy starting at rank 9.
- If you reach rank 10, you’ll earn a new avatar pose.
Trainers who finish Season 2 at rank 7 or higher will receive an Elite Fast TM rather than an Elite Charged TM. Other than that, end-of-season rewards will stay the same as in Season 1.