Pokemon Go Battle League Season 12: Schedule, rewards, move changes & end date

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The Pokemon Go Battle League Season 12: Season of Light has begun, with a new weekly schedule of leagues and cups, as well as some great rewards and themed Battle Days to enjoy.

While catching ’em all is the name of the game in Pokemon Go, Trainers looking to test their might against others will want to head to the Go Battle League, which is now entering its 12th season dubbed the Season of Light.

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Season 12 of the Pokemon Go Battle League, including the end date, all the rewards you can earn along the way, and the new weekly schedule of leagues and cups.


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It’s time to dust off your battle gloves once again.

Pokemon Go Battle League Season 12 start & end dates

Season 12 of the Go Battle League began on Thursday, September 1, 2022, and will end on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM BST / 10PM CEST.

Niantic explained in a blog post that there are “several changes” this season as well as loads of new cups to take part in, which we’ll detail below.

Pokemon Go Battle League Season 12 schedule

As well as the traditional trio of Great, Ultra, and Master Leagues, there will be loads of special cups this season including the Psychic Cup and the Weather Cup.

You can see the full weekly Go Battle League Season 12 schedule below:

  • September 1 – September 8: Great League & Little Jungle Cup Remix
  • September 8 – September 15: Great League & Psychic Cup
  • September 15 – September 22: Ultra League & Weather Cup
  • September 22 – September 29: Ultra League & Ultra Premier Classic
  • September 29 – October 6: Master League & Master Premier Clasic
  • October 6 – October 13: Master League & Evolution Cup
  • October 13 – July 20: Great League, Ultra League & Master League
  • October 20 – October 27: Great League & Halloween Cup
  • October 27 – November 3: Great League & Halloween Cup: Ultra League Edition
  • November 3 – November 10: Ultra League & Willpower Cup
  • November 10 – November 17: Ultra League & Ultra Premier
  • November 17 – November 24: Master League & Element Cup Remix
  • November 24 – December 1: Master League & Catch Cup: Season of Light Edition

We’ve got guides for the Great League, the Ultra League, and the Master League with team recommendations and details of each league’s rules that should help you prepare.

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These Guzma-style outfits are available as Go Battle League rewards.

Pokemon Go Battle League Season 12 rewards

There are loads of rewards to earn as you rise through the Go Battle League, from Pokemon encounters to avatar items, and even Elite TMs for the most dedicated Trainers.

Here are all of the rewards on offer in the Season of Light:

Go Battle League Rank Reward
Rank 1 guaranteed Pinsir encounter
Rank 1+ Litwick, Meditite, Poliwag, Wingull, or Woobat encounter
Rank 3 guaranteed Pikachu Libre avatar items
Rank 6 guaranteed Mienfoo encounter
Rank 6+ Frillish, Mienfoo, or Skarmory encounter
Rank 11+ Hitmontop, Lickitung, Onix, Phantump, or Ralts encounter
Rank 16+ Espeon, Miltank, or Umbreon encounter
Rank 19 guaranteed Elite Charged TM & Elite Fast TM (awarded at the end of the season)
Rank 20+ Current 5-Star Raid Boss encounter
Ace Rank guaranteed Axew encounter, Guzma-Style Watch & Guzma-Style Bracelet
Veteran Rank guaranteed Noibat encounter & Guzma-Style Pants
Expert Rank guaranteed Goomy encounter & Guzma-Style Glasses
Legend Rank guaranteed Pikachu Libre encounter, Guzma-Style Shirt & Guzma-Style Pose

Go Battle League Season 12 Battle Events schedule

There will be two Battle Events taking place during Season 12 of the Go Battle League:

Battle Event Date Time
Guzma Battle Day Saturday, October 1, 2022 12AM to 11:59PM local time
Miltank Battle Day Sunday, November 6, 2022 12AM to 11:59PM local time

During both of these Battle Days, the maximum number of sets you can play per day will be raised from five to 20 for a total of 100 battles. You’ll also be able to claim 4× Stardust from win rewards.

For the Guzma Battle Day, the active leagues will be the Master League and the Master Premier Classic. You’ll be able to unlock a Guzma-Style Watch and Bracelet, a Rare Candy, and an Elite Charged TM by completing Timed Research.

For the Miltank Battle Day, the active leagues will be the Ultra League and the Willpower Cup. There will also be a Timed Research with rewards including a Miltank encounter, a Rare Candy, and an Elite Charged TM.

pokemon go league battleThere will be two Battle Events to enjoy during Season 12 of the Go Battle League.

Move changes in Pokemon Go Battle League Season 12

There have been several nerfs and buffs to moves used during Trainer Battles to help level the playing field in Season 12 of the Go Battle League:

Move Changes
Zap Cannon Chance to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Attack is no longer guaranteed
Icicle Spear Energy cost increased
Rollout Energy generation decreased
Ancient Power Power increased from 45 to 60, while Attack and Defense increase amount has been lowered
Ominous Wind Attack and Defense increase amount has been lowered
Silver Wind Power increased from 45 to 60, while Attack and Defense increase amount has been lowered
Quick Attack Energy generation increased
Tackle Energy generation increased

New moves in Season 12 of the Pokemon Go Battle League

Two new attacks have been added this season: Double Kick (8 Damage in Trainer Battles & 10 Damage in Raids/Gyms) and Fairy Wind (3 Damage in Trainer Battles & 9 Damage in Raids/Gyms).

There are also lots of changes to attack availability, with the following Pokemon now able to earn new moves:

Pokemon New Attack Type
Nidorina Thunderbolt (Charged Attack) Electric
Nidorino Ice Beam (Charged Attack) Ice
Nidoking Fast Attack Double Kick Fighting
Arcanine Psychic Fangs (Charged Attack) Psychic
Tentacruel Scald (Charged Attack) Water
Galarian Rapidash Fairy Wind (Fast Attack) Fairy
Haunter Ice Punch (Charged Attack) Ice
Marowak Rock Slide (Charged Attack) Rock
Hitmonlee Double Kick (Fast Attack) Fighting
Galarian Weezing Fairy Wind (Fast Attack) Fairy
Dragonair Body Slam (Charged Attack) Normal
Dragonite Superpower (Charged Attack) Fighting
Ledian Dynamic Punch (Charged Attack) Fighting
Lanturn Surf (Charged Attack) Water
Jumpluff Fairy Wind (Fast Attack) Fairy
Espeon Psychic Fangs (Charged Attack) Psychic
Girafarig Psychic Fangs (Charged Attack) Psychic
Girafarig Double Kick (Fast Attack) Fighting
Dunsparce Rollout (Fast Attack) Rock
Steelix Psychic Fangs (Charged Attack) Psychic
Miltank Rollout (Fast Attack) Rock
Mawile Fairy Wind (Fast Attack) Fairy
Manectric Psychic Fangs (Charged Attack) Psychic
Camerupt Incinerate (Fast Attack) Fire
Lopunny Double Kick (Fast Attack) Fighting
Swoobat Psychic Fangs (Charged Attack) Psychic
Florges Fairy Wind (Fast Attack) Fairy
Slurpuff Fairy Wind (Fast Attack) Fairy
Incineroar Double Kick (Fast Attack) Fighting
Golisopod Shadow Claw (Fast Attack) Ghost
Nihilego Poison Jab (Fast Attack) Poison
Dubwool Double Kick (Fast Attack) Fighting
Runerigus Shadow Claw (Fast Attack) Ghost

We’ll keep this page updated if any more changes are made throughout this season of the Go Battle League, but for now, this is what you can expect over the next three months!


That’s everything you need to know about Go Battle League Season 12: Season of Light! For more tips, check out our Pokemon Go guides below:

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