Pokemon Battle League starting yesterday, here's everything you need to know about how and when you can battle other trainers in one of the most popular mobile games.
Pokémon GO Battle League Release
In an official blog post, Niantic stated that the Pokémon GO Battle League would be gradually rolled out to high level players on Jan. 28 for an initial preseason period. This will help Niantic balance and optimize the game mode for its eventual release in February.
There will be three leagues to compete in starting with the Great League in the preseason and moving on to the Ultra League and the Master League on Feb. 10 and Feb. 24 respectively.
Pokémon GO Battle League Rewards
Although the exact rewards for the new Battle League have not yet been officially released, a recent data mining effort released by poke_miners revealed that Rare Candies and exclusive or difficult to find Pokémon, like Scraggy, will be part of the rewards for players at the top of the league.
Players will also have the opportunity to show off their achievements in the Battle League through Battle Hub Badges. There will also soon be an option to purchase a Premium Battle Pass which will give access to the premium track in Battle League and Premium Raids. Players in the premium track will receive larger and more exclusive rewards.