'Pokémon Go' Battle League Season 7: Schedule, Rewards and What You Need to Know

The next season of the Pokémon Go Battle League is about to begin. With the start of the Season of Legends, the Go Battle League will see the commencement of its seventh season of battling.

Niantic has provided the schedule and the reward structure for Go Battle League Season 7. Here's everything you need to know.

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POKEMON GO BATTLE LEAGUE SEASON 7 SCHEDULE

Season 7 of the Go Battle League begins Monday, Match 1 at 4 p.m. EDT with The Great League. The end-of-season rewards for Season 6 will be rewarded at this time, which includes an Elite Fast TM if a trainer reached rank 19 or higher.

Ratings will be reset when the new season begins. Below is the current schedule for the Go Battle League Season 7:

  • The Great League will run from Monday, March 1, at 4 p.m. EST to Monday, March 15, at 4 p.m. EDT.
  • The Ultra League and its Premier Cup will run from Monday, March 15, at 4 p.m. to Monday, March 29, at 4 p.m. EDT.
  • The Master League, Master League Classic, and the Great League will run from Monday, March 29, at 4 p.m. to Monday, April 5 at 4 p.m. EDT. Only Pokémon that haven't been powered up with Candy XL are allowed in Master League Classic.
  • All three leagues will run from Monday, April 5 at 4 p.m. to Monday, April 12 at 4 p.m. EDT.
  • The Great League and a new cup called Great League Remix will run from Monday, April 12, at 4 p.m. to Monday, April 26, 4 p.m. EDT.
  • The Ultra League and its Premier Cup will run from Monday, April 26 at 4 p.m. to Monday, May 10 at 4 p.m. EDT.
  • The Master League, Master League Classic, and the Retro Cup will run from Monday, May 10 at 4 p.m. to Monday, May 17 at 4 p.m. EDT. Only Pokémon that haven't been powered up with Candy XL are allowed in Master League Classic.
  • All three leagues will run from Monday, May 17, at 4 p.m. to Monday, May 24 at 4 p.m. PDT.
  • Ranked play will end on Monday, May 24, at 4 p.m. EDT.
  • An unranked Kanto Cup will run from Monday, May 24 at 4 p.m. to Monday, May 31 at 4 p.m. EDT.

Niantic also confirmed that Season 7 will have the same rank structure as Season 6.

POKEMON GO BATTLE LEAGUE SEASON 7 REWARDS

As for what rewards, though there are some holdovers from previous seasons, other encounters will feature some of the most sought-after Pokémon in the game.

Season 7 rewards will also give trainers encounters with some of the Legendary Pokémon in Raids without having to battle and use a Raid Pass first.

Here are the complete rewards for Pokémon Go Battle League Season 7:

  • The Pikachu Libre avatar items will be a reward for Trainers who reach rank 10. Trainers who reach Legend rank will earn avatar items and a pose inspired by Elesa, who made her first appearance in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. At rank 19, you'll receive an Elite Charged TM, and you'll also receive an Elite Fast TM as an end-of-season reward.
  • Rank 1: You'll be guaranteed to encounter Zebstrika, one of Elesa's partner Pokémon in the Pokémon RPGs.
  • Rank 1 and up: You'll be able to encounter Pokémon such as Poliwhirl, Flaaffy, Pupitar, Galvantula, and more.
  • Rank 10 and up: You'll be able to encounter Pokémon such as Medicham, Frillish, Stunfisk, and more.
  • Rank 15 and up: You'll be able to encounter Pokémon such as Scraggy, Lampent, and Rufflet. Don't forget—if you're lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rufflet!
  • From rank 20 and up: You'll be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon that is appearing in five-star raids at that time.
  • Ace rank and up: You'll be able to encounter Deino.
  • Legend rank: You'll be guaranteed to encounter a Pikachu Libre. This will be the only time you'll be able to encounter a Pikachu Libre during the season.
  • You'll earn more Candy XL than normal when you catch these Pokémon in GO Battle League reward encounters: Poliwhirl, Flaaffy, Pupitar, Medicham, Scraggy, Galvantula, Lampent, and Stunfisk.

POKEMON GO BATTLE LEAGUE SEASON 7 MOVE CHANGES

Niantic did not go into detail about changes to moves in Season 7, but the company did reveal that there will be adjustments. We anticipate the news on these changes when Season 7 goes live Monday afternoon and we'll update this section once it does.

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