‘Stay tuned’ was the phrase we received in the initial announcement for GO Battle League Season 6, which left the community eagerly anticipating. The wait is over and we have confirmed information about the second half of GO Battle League Season 6.
This announcement introduces us to the remaining league format change along with reward updates with exciting new move updates that are guaranteed to shake things up in today’s current meta.
Let’s go through this announcement and take a look at the key points about these upcoming changes.
League format summary
The big league It will run from Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm until Monday, January 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm PST (GMT −8).
The Ultra League And it is Premier Cup It will run from Monday, January 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm until Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm PST (GMT −8).
The Master League, is Premier Cup, Master League Classic, and a special cup that will be announced from Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm to Monday, February 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm PST (GMT −8). More information on this special cup will be announced shortly.
The three leagues and the Ultra League Premier Cup will run from Monday, February 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm to Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm PST (GMT −8).
The Kanto Cup It will run from Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm to Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm PST (GMT −8). The CP limit for this cup will be 1,500 and only Pokémon with a Pokédex number between 001 and 151 will be allowed. During this period, their rating will not be affected.
As we can see, it looks like the second half of Season 6 will act like a full circle rebooting with Great League and making its natural progression to Master League.
We have been annoyed with the announcement of a ‘special’ cup from February 8th, but we don’t have much information about it yet. The Kanto Cup will return after the Master League starting on February 22, which we have seen 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 have led to this second half and the competition will be fierce. Trainers will compete to get to Rank 24 and with the following movement changes listed below, things are sure to get intense on the battlefield.
When you reach Rank 20, you’re guaranteed to find Frillish, which is making its debut in Pokémon GO. You will also have a chance to find it 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 winning battles in GO Battle League. Frillish is a Water AND Ghost Pokemon. Is vulnerable to Grass, Dark, Ghost and Electric does it move. Frillish’s strongest move set is Bubble AND Make ice and has a maximum CP of 1,257. Frillish evolves into Jelly.
Jelly is a [water] and Ghost Type Pokémon with a maximum CP of 2644 making it a strong Pokémon in Ultra League. Jellicent has 159 attack, 178 defense and 225 stamina in Pokémon GO. It was originally found in the Unova region (Gen 5). Jellicent is vulnerable to Dark, Electric, Ghost and Grass type movements. Jellicent’s best moves are Bubble and Ball of darkness (11.78 DPS)
The following attacks will be updated for Trainer Battles:
Human: This Fire type Fast attack now it will do more damage.
Karate punch: This Fighting type Fast attack now it will generate more power.
Bubble: This Water type Fast attack now it will do less damage.
Razor blade: This Grass type Fast attack now it will do less damage.
Crab hammer: This Water type Charged attack now it will do more damage.
Attack on the sky: This type Charged attack now it will do less damage.
Rock slide: This Rock type Charged attack now it will do less damage.
Shadow bone: This Ghost type Charged attack now it will do less damage.
The following attacks will be available to Pokémon that could not learn them before:
Weather ball: Fire: This mighty Fire The attack type will now be available to Vulpix and Ninetales originally discovered in the Kanto region.
Weather ball: Ice: This mighty Ice The attack type will now be available to Vulpix and Ninetales originally discovered in the Alola region.
Weather ball: Water: This mighty Water The attack type will now be available to Politoed.
Ice punch: This mighty Ice The attack type will now be available to Primeape.
Make ice: This mighty Ice The attack type will now be available to Claydol.
Ball of darkness: This mighty Ghost The attack type will now be available to Claydol.
Tri attack: This mighty Normal The attack type will now be available to Porygon-2.
Mud shot: This mighty Floor type Fast Attack will now be available for Excadrill.
These move changes will mix meta, popular Pokémon, and strategies have now been nerfed, with notable Pokémon Azumaril with Bubble now inflicting less damage, to the infamous’Grasshole‘strategy with Razor blade now deals less damage. Will we see an entirely new goal from these movement changes?
These nerfs also affect popular Pokémon like Skarmory with Attack on the sky, Stunfisk (Galarian) with Rock slide and also Marowak (To the) with Shadow bone.
Of these newly introduced moves that certain Pokémon can now learn, some stand out more than others. Take for example, Primeape, which now has access to Ice punch who will be able to deal withType Pokémon that normally fought back against Primeape in the past. This change not only benefits Primeape, you can now generate power faster with the benefit for Karate punch.
Kanto Nintetails will also be a solid candidate with these changes with increased damage to Human and now you have access to Weather ball Fire.
These changes are exciting, however, and we can’t wait to see what kinds of Pokémon and tactics people will use in the second half of Season 6.
Good luck, coaches! and remember to stay safe.