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Trainer battles are coming to Pokemon GO, complete with Leagues

Pokémon Go Getting Trainer Battles

The time many a fan has been waiting for is finally here, Pokémon Go is getting a full PvP option with the introduction of Trainer Leagues

The trainer battles in Pokémon Go will be separated into three individual leagues with a roster that each entrant can alter to their specific strengths. The first two Leagues are locked to a certain cap in terms of CP, with the third League being the top tier of competitive play, with no limit on CP.

It’s unclear if there will be any other restrictions though, There may be move restrictions in addition to CP locks. This all means that players will need to think very strategically in order to achieve success in PvP.

The Battle Leagues are as follows:

  • Great League: 1,500 CP limit per Pokemon
  • Ultra League: 2,500 CP limit per Pokemon
  • Master League: No CP limit per Pokemon

Developers Niantic had the following to say about how they determined the league structure, and how it will affect gameplay. “When designing Trainer Battles, we wanted to create an experience that everyone can enjoy and ensure that different kinds of Pokemon can show their strengths.”

If you want to try and beef up your stable of Pokémon before the launch of these PvP options, you have a chance to unlock some really powerful Pokémon with in-game events.  The Winter Community Day is currently ongoing and will end on December 2, 2018 and allows players to collect all Pokémon previously available only via events in the past year. The devs will also continue to run other events offering trainers a chance at earning both new cosmetic and gameplay items, as well as capturing some super-powerful Legendary Pokémon.

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Pokémon Go is out now on iOS and Android.

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