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Pokemon GO Battle Night: Everything You Need to Know

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Pokemon GO Battle Nights are returning for Season 8, and the first GO Battle Night is happening on June 3. This is a great chance for new and veteran players alike to test their skills and rank up in the GO Battle League. Here's what you need to know.

Pokemon GO Battle Night: Everything You Need to Know

GO Battle League Season 8 began on May 31, 2021, at 4:00 pm ET. During this season, GO Battle Night will be returning on three different days, at the times below:

  • June 3, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 11:59 pm local time
  • July 11, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 11:59 pm local time
  • August 26, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 11:59 pm local time

During GO Battle Nights, stardust earned from winning battles, completing sets of battles, and ranking up will be tripled. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in 20 sets of GO Battle League battles, up from the typical five sets. This means you can do a total of 100 battles if you wish. Note that the stardust bonus will not combine with the double stardust bonus that is active from June 28 to July 12.

The rewards for participating in GO Battle Nights is a great incentive for players to test the strength of their Pokemon in the GO Battle League. This season, Mienfoo, the Martial Arts Pokemon, is making its debut as a guaranteed encounter once you rank up to rank 5. If you rank up enough times, you'll receive more encounters, allowing you to obtain candy to evolve Mienfoo into Mienshao.

Be sure to take this opportunity to rise up in the ranks and score yourself a new Pokemon for your collection! Don't forget to read up on our guide to Season 8, containing everything you need to know about the new season.