Pokemon Go Great League Guide

There is a new ranked battle system in Pokemon Go that players can take part in but competing against people in this mode is not simple. In this guide we will discuss how we can do that along with a lot of more information relating the Pokemon Go Great League.

Pokemon Go Great League

The PvP system is used in the Ranked Battle League in Pokemon Go which was already used while playing Battle Team Rocket and also with team and leaders and friends.

This mode is being released player by player so don’t worry if you haven’t got it yet.

Starting Battle
You need to get a Basic Go League Battle Pass for qualifying and playing these matches. You will have to walk five kilometers of walking to play five matches but you can pay for the rest of the way if you have walked 2 kilometers.

The first Basic Go League Battle Pass is free and three passes can be unlocked per player per day.

Working of Ranks
There is a ranking system from one to 10, 10 being the highest. Following are the requirements that need to be completed in order to get these ranks:

  • Rank 1: No requirements need to be completed.
  • Rank 2: Complete five battles as rank 1.
  • Rank 3: Complete five battles as rank 2.
  • Rank 4: Complete five battles as rank 3.
  • Rank 5: Win five battles as rank 4.
  • Rank 6: Win seven battles as rank 5.
  • Rank 7: Win 10 battles as rank 6.
  • Rank 8: Reach a battle rating of 1,800 or higher.
  • Rank 9: Reach a battle rating of 2,100 or higher.
  • Rank 10: Reach a battle rating of 2,700 or higher.

Your rank will not decrease when you lose battles if you are under rank 8 but after that losing a battle will affect your rank and your opponents will be of a similar rank.

PvP Rewards
You will get Stardust, Rare Candy, Pokemon Encounters, TMs and other goodies as a reward for each battle and the quantity of rewards varies according to the number of battles won in sets of five.

The pokemon encounter may vary according to your rank, these would be:

  • Ranks 1-3: Snorlax (guaranteed on your first encounter), Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Machop
  • Ranks 4-6: Scraggy (guaranteed on your first encounter after hitting rank 4), Meditite, Skarmory, Snorlax, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Machop
  • Ranks 7-10: Lapras, Larvitar, Shieldon, Deino, Litwick, Scraggy, Meditite, Skarmory, Snorlax, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Machop

Basic Vs Premium Battle Passes
Premium Battle Passes previously known as Premium Raid Passes can increase the rewards you achieve. The amount of stardust will be doubled with this pass.

Best Pokemon to Use
The cap for Pokemon CP is 1500 for now because the battles are taking place in the Great League and your Pokemon should be closest to the CP cut-off. Following are some recommended Pokemon for the Great league:

  • Altaria with Dragon Breath, Sky Attack, and Dragon Pulse
  • Wigglytuff with Charm, Ice Beam, and Rock Slide
  • Whiscash with Mud Shot, Mud Bomb, and Blizzard
  • Marshtomp with Mud Shot, Mud Bomb, and Surf
  • Linoone with Shadow Claw, Grass Knot, and Thunder

Pikachu Libre
Pikachu Libre has been revealed as it was predicted to be in December 2019 and what we know about it is that you can get this masterpiece by winning a Pokemon Go Battle League.

Preseason
Before the competitive play begins the period of time we have is called preseason where every two weeks trainer battles will rotate between three leagues.

The matches in Preseason will begin with the Great League. You will increase your rank by winning in these battles. The dates of these battles are:

Great League: January 28, 2020

Ultra League: Monday, February 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST.

Master League: Monday, February 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST

Great League returns: Monday, March 9, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST