“ Stay tuned ” was the phrase we received during the initial Season 6 announcement for GO Battle League, which left the community impatient. The wait is now over and we have confirmed the information regarding the second half of Season 6 for GO Battle League.
This announcement introduces us to the remaining league format change, as well as reward updates with new and exciting move updates that are sure to shake things up in the current meta.
Let’s break this announcement down and discuss the key points about these upcoming changes.
League format summary
The big league will run from Monday, January 11, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., to Monday, January 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).
The Ultra League and his Premier Cup will run from Monday, January 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).
The Master League, his Premier Cup, Classic Master League, and an upcoming special cup will run from Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8). More information on this special fit will be announced shortly.
All three leagues and the Ultra League Premier Cup will run from Monday, February 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8).
The Kanto Cup will run from Monday, February 22, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., to Monday, March 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). The CP limit for this cut will be 1500, and only Pokémon with a Pokédex number between 001 and 151 will be allowed. During this period, your grade will not be affected.
As we can see, it looks like the second half of Season 6 will act like a full circle restarting with Great League and naturally progressing to Master League.
We were teased by the announcement of a “special” cut starting February 8, but we don’t have much information on this yet. The Kanto Cup will be making a comeback after the Master League starting on February 22nd that we saw in Season 5.
Personally, I can see the first half of Season 6 as a warm-up for what’s to come. Trial and error has led to this second half and the competition will be fierce. Trainers will be competing to reach Rank 24 and with the following move changes listed below, things are sure to intensify on the battlefield.
When you reach Rank 20, you will be guaranteed to meet Frillish, which is making its debut in Pokémon GO! You will also have a chance to meet him on the reward tracks for higher ranks!
At rank 19, you will now receive a Elite ChargedTM. You will also receive a Elite FastTM as an end of season reward if you reach Rank 19.
Frillish will now be available as an encounter reward for battles won in GO Battle League. Frillish is a The water & Ghost Pokemon. He is vulnerable to Grass, Dark, Ghost and Electric moves. Frillish’s most powerful move game is Bubble & Ice beam and he has a max CP of 1,257. Frillish evolves towards Gelling agent.
Gelling agent is a [water] and Ghost Pokémon type with a max CP of 2644 which makes it a strong Pokémon Ultra League. Jellicent has 159 attack, 178 defense and 225 stamina in Pokemon GO. It was originally found in the Unova region (Gen 5). Jellicent is vulnerable to Dark, Electric, Ghost and Grass the guy is moving. Jellicent’s best shots are Bubble and Shadow ball (11.78 DPS)
The following attacks will be updated for Trainer Battles:
Human: This Fire type Fast attack will now deal more damage.
Karate Chop: This Combat type Fast attack will now generate more energy.
Bubble: This The water type Fast attack will now deal less damage.
Razor foil: This Grass type Fast attack will now deal less damage.
Crab hammer: This The water type Charged attack will now deal more damage.
Sky attack: This type Charged attack will now deal less damage.
Landslide: This rock type Charged attack will now deal less damage.
Shadow bone: This Ghost type Charged attack will now deal less damage.
The following attacks will be available for Pokémon that couldn’t learn them before:
Weather ball: Fire: This powerful Fire type attack will now be available for Vulpix and Ninetales originally discovered in the Kanto region.
Weather ball: Ice: This powerful Ice type attack will now be available for Vulpix and Ninetales originally discovered in the Alola region.
Weather ball: The water: This powerful The water type attack will now be available for Politoed.
Ice punch: This powerful Ice type attack will now be available for Primeape.
Ice beam: This powerful Ice type attack will now be available for Claydol.
Shadow ball: This powerful Ghost type attack will now be available for Claydol.
Trio attack: This powerful Ordinary type attack will now be available for Porygon-2.
Mud shot: This powerful Ground type Fast Attack will now be available for Excadrill.
These movement changes will mix up the meta, popular Pokémon, and strategies have now been nerfed, with notable Pokémon Azumaril with Bubble now deals less damage, to the infamous’Grasshole‘strategy with Razor foil Now deals less damage. Will we see an entirely new meta of these movement changes?
These nerves also affect popular Pokémon such as Skarmory with Sky attack, Stunfisk (Galarian) with Landslide and also Marowak (Alolan) with Shadow bone.
Of these newly introduced moves that some Pokémon can now learn, some stand out more than others. Take for example, Primeape, who now has access to Ice punch who can facePokémon type that has normally fought Primeape hard in the past. Not only does this change benefit Primeape, but he can now generate energy faster with the buff for Karate Chop.
Kanto Nintetails will also be a strong candidate with these changes with increasing damage to Human and he now has access to Weather ball Fire.
These changes are exciting nonetheless, and we can’t wait to see what kind of Pokémon and tactics people use in the second half of Season 6.
Good luck, trainers! and remember to stay safe.