The Pokemon Go Battle League will commence in late March. Thus, to start things off, Niantic have included Registeel and Cresselia in Raid Battles from March 10 onward.
The updates will add to the Rocket Global Takeover event already going on in the game. Players are free to visit Pokestops to battle out against team rocket. The ultimate aim is to beat the Rocket Leaders, then face the main leader, Giovanni. Rewards for beating him include a Legendary Shadow Pokemon. In addition, there is much more to enjoy as well.
Pokemon Go has faced issues concerning health concerns of players as the game is based on social gameplay. Players are encouraged to go outside and visit various places in order to play the game. This has aroused concern of infection via group interactions. Raid Battles themselves are based exclusively on social game-play for higher star raids. There have been statements from the Pokemon Company regarding the choice to stay indoors.
The Pokemon Championships were not so fortunate to ignore the concerns, as the Europe Championships got cancelled. Pokemon Go is a different perspective however. The social mobile game app has done well to gather high amounts of players together to play in the real world. There is yet the possibility of the game facing temporary server shutting if the Corona Virus’s health concerns reach their peak. No update as of yet however.
In a similar case, the addition to raid battles adds to the already big news of multiplayer Battle League. The new update has given the option to players to battle out against other players all while sitting at their homes. This proves to be a positive prospect that players can enjoy without risking health concerns by going outside.
Players participating in the Battle League can face off against other similar level players. They can get various rewards if they win. This is Niantic’s statement on their Battle League:
“Trainers, The GO Battle League preseason is coming to an end, and we’re excited to announce that GO Battle League Season 1 officially starts this month on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)! From Trainers who gave the GO Battle League a try to earn Sinnoh Stones for Rhyhorn Community Day to battlers who climbed all the way to the top at rank 10, we thank you. We’ve been working on improving Pokémon GO’s global online battling system, and it’s all thanks to your participation and feedback.
As a token of our gratitude, Trainers who achieved rank 4 or higher will receive a Premium Battle Pass as part of their end-of-preseason rewards. Finally, to celebrate the end of the preseason, from today, Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Friday, March 13, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), all three leagues will be available to play in the GO Battle League! Pick and choose between the Great League, Ultra League, and Master League, and end the preseason however you’d like. As we continue to work on the GO Battle League experience, let us know what you think!
Thus, for those of you who haven’t had a chance to try it—what is the GO Battle League? Like many Pokémon GO features, the GO Battle League encourages players to get out and explore the world with Pokémon. You can walk to earn entry into the GO Battle League, then battle opponents from around the globe through an online matching system and rise in the ranks of the league. To conclude, this feature was a way to make the Pokémon GO battling experience more competitive and accessible to more Trainers. For more information on the basics of the GO Battle League and what happened during preseason, check out our previous GO Battle League post.
Note: In-game events for may vary in the following areas until further notice. Players in these areas can stay tuned to our channels for updates.
- South Korea
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