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Pokémon GO Battle Season 10 Cups: Holiday, Sinnoh, Love, Johto

"Pikachu Libre avatar items will be rewarded to Trainers who reach Rank 3."
"Pikachu Libre avatar items will be rewarded to Trainers who reach Rank 3." / Image courtesy of Niantic

Player versus Player (PvP) trainers, rejoice! GO Battle League Season 10 is right around the corner for Pokémon GO.

For those looking to get the most out of GO Battle League Season 10 and achieve their highest possible end-of-season rankings, here's a breakdown of the GO Battle League Season 10 Cups coming soon to Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO Battle Season 10 Cups: Holiday, Sinnoh, Love, Johto

In addition to new Battle Days, League details and Encounter Rewards, GO Battle Season 10 is set to have its own collection of Cups for trainers to enter.

The first of which that trainers can compete in is the Holiday Cup, which will run from Dec. 16 to Dec. 31 right in the thick of the holidays. In order to be able to enter, Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP, and either Normal-, Grass-, Electric-, Ice-, Flying- and/or Ghost-type.

Additionally, the Sinnoh Cup, Love Cup and Johto Cup are being added to run throughout the rest of Season 10.

The Sinnoh Cup will run from Jan. 10 to Jan. 24, the Love Cup will run from Feb. 7 to Feb. 21, and the Johto Cup will run from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28.

All three of the aforementioned Cups will also only allow Pokémon at or below 1,500 CP to be eligible. For the Sinnoh Cup, only Pokémon with a Pokédex number from #387 to #493 will be allowed, while only Pokémon with a Pokédex number from #152 to #251 will be allowed for the Johto Cup.

Lastly, only red (e.g. Charmander, Darumaka) or pink (e.g. Spring Form Deerling, Hoppip) Pokémon will be allowed to compete in the Love Cup.

Season 10 will kick off on Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. ET. As usual, the end-of-season events for Season 9 will be available on the battle screen and trainers’ ranks will be reset. Trainers who reach Legend rank this season will be eligible to register early for the Pokemon GO World Championship.

Additionally, trainers will be able to benefit from the following buffs:

  • Rank up requirements will remain the same as they were in Season 9.
  • Pokemon functioning as reward encounters will be easier to catch.

From the looks of Niantic's blog post, Season 10 will end in late February or early March.