Update: Niantic has announced that Pokémon Go Battle League Season 2 delayed to May 11
With the next season of the Pokémon Go Battle League coming in soon, players are getting ready for more PvP action. And with the Summer advancing towards us, a lot of players want to use their free time to get in some fun and battles while also earning a variety of rewards via the various leagues, including the new high-end Premier League. And since Pokémon Go Battle League Season 2 is about to begin, players want to know how much time they have to prepare.
Pokémon Go already has a ton of different events ongoing inside the hit AR universe that Niantic has created, with players able to capture special forms of Galarian Pokémon as well as various other cool things, like rewards for capturing certain Pokémon within the Throwback Challenges. But all of that doesn’t matter to the hardcore PvP crowd who just want to prove who the best Trainer really is.
The Pokémon Go Battle League Season 2 will once again bring back the three basic leagues split up across a different part of the next two months. The Great League is the basic PvP mode and will begin running next month. This will be followed by the Ultra and Master runs at a later date. Players wishing to take part in each league should be aware of the different CP limits and other restrictions.
And with the second season, players will finally be able to move beyond the Master League into a new level of competition. The new Premier Cup kicks off on the same dates as the Master League, and offers a bit more tough battles for the hardcore player.
The Pokémon Go Battle League Season 2 begins and runs through the following days.:
- The Great League: May 1 to May 25
- The Ultra League: May 25 to June 15
- The Master League and Premier Cup: June 15 to June 29
Some fans might be wondering why the new schedule looks a bit longer than the first season, there are a couple of reasons for this. Niantic likely added more for the Great and Ultra Leagues to give players more time with the new Throwback Challenge 2020 events running in-game at the same time. Players have to hunt down and capture a variety of monsters to complete these quests and gain access to the Throwback Champion Tasks, so the developer made the right call there.
It could also be that Niantic has more stuff planned throughout 2020 that needs a bit more time to prepare. Maybe some new legendary and mythical Pokémon are headed our way and the dev team needs to time to set up events for that stuff.
Niantic even announced the start date for Season 3 of the Battle League which is due to begin on July 6 in Pokémon Go.