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Pokemon GO Battle Ticket: What Is It and How to Use It

Niantic Labs has implemented a whole new way to engage in trainer battles during the GO Battle League Interlude season.
Niantic Labs has implemented a whole new way to engage in trainer battles during the GO Battle League Interlude season. / Niantic Labs, The Pokemon Company

Niantic Labs has implemented a whole new way to engage in trainer battles during the GO Battle League Interlude season.

Welcome to the Interlude Season, Pokemon GO trainers! As mentioned at the end of GO Battle Season 10, the PvP content trainers are used to will be taking a brief break. Fortunately, this doesn't mean trainer battles will be leaving the game entirely. Instead, Niantic has introduced the Interlude Season—a more laidback competitive experience for veteran trainers and newcomers looking to join the battle scene.

So, where do these new tickets come in?

Pokemon GO Battle Tickets Explained

Some trainers might have noticed the free Pokemon GO Battle ticket in the Shop tab yesterday, Mar. 1. Never fear—this isn't some missed opportunity or unannounced event. The ticket is actually a way for the game's "most dedicated battlers" to earn some extra rewards during the Interlude Season.

Activating the ticket from its Shop listing allows trainers to kickstart a brand new Timed Research arc which offers them extra rewards as they participate in the GO Battle Interlude Season. Trainers have just over 90 days left to complete the full research line.

While not much is known about the tasks at the time of writing, players report that there are around seven (7) tiers with each one requiring an increasing number of GO Battle wins to complete. The league these wins are achieved in does not seem to make a difference, nor does the current tournament taking place.

So long as trainers come out victorious, they should breeze through this research line.

More information about the Pokemon GO Interlude Season during the Season of Alola can be found on the official Pokemon GO news blog.