Pokémon GO Battle League Season 2 Delayed

Pokémon GO's Battle League Season 2 is delayed after technical problems.
Pokémon GO's Battle League Season 2 is delayed after technical problems. / Photo by Niantic

Pokémon GO Battle League Season 2 has been delayed due to a technical bug.

Season 2 was intended to begin May 1, but was pulled earlier today. The original post the official website was also pulled.

Pokémon GO Battle League Season 2 Delayed

Pokémon GO Battle League Season 2 would have featured longer league rounds, the ability to challenge other players using QR codes and have Stunfisk as the rank rewards.

Each tier of the league will last for two weeks. The original Season 2 Battle League schedule looked like this:

  • Great League - May 1 - 15
  • Ultra League - May 15 - 29
  • Master League - May 29 - June 12

Niantic said more details of the event will come to their official channels sometime soon. It's unknown when Battle League Season 2 will resume, how the dates will be adjusted or if rewards from Season 1 will be delayed due to this issue as well.

Niantic had trouble previously with the Battle League's rating systems. The League was taken down for a few hours on multiple occasions to run maintenance on glitchy ranking systems. Controversially, Niantic removed pre-season ranks due to the issues as well.

Even with all of the emergency fixes, the servers remained somewhat unstable, prompting more maintenance later that week. Here's hoping that Season 2 will progress smoothly in spite of this rough start.