Pokemon Go Battle League Season 13: Schedule, rewards, move changes & end date

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The Pokemon Go Battle League Season 13: Mythical Wishes 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 13th season dubbed Mythical Wishes.

The biggest change this season is that the Classic Cup format will no longer be available. Niantic explained that this is because “Candy XL has continued to become more accessible” to players.

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Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about Season 13 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 13 start & end dates

Season 13 of the Go Battle League starts on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM GMT / 10PM CEST and ends on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

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

Pokemon Go Battle League Season 13 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.

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You can see the full weekly Go Battle League Season 13 schedule below:

  • December 1 – December 8: Great League & Great League Remix
  • December 8 – December 15: Great League & Fighting Cup: Great League Edition Remix
  • December 15 – December 22: Ultra League & Ultra Premier Classic
  • December 22 – December 29: Ultra League & Holiday Cup: Great League Edition
  • December 29 – January 5: Master League & Holiday Cup: Ultra League Edition
  • January 5 – January 12: Master League & Master Premier Classic
  • January 12 – January 19: Great League, Ultra League & Master League
  • January 19 – January 26: Great League & Weather Cup: Great League Edition
  • January 26 – February 2: Great League & Electric Cup: Great League Edition
  • February 2 – February 9: Ultra League & Ultra Premier
  • February 9 – February 16: Ultra League & Love Cup: Great League Edition
  • February 16 – February 23: Master League & Master Premier
  • February 23 – March 1: Master League: Mega Edition & Hoenn Cup: Great League 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 Steven Stone-inspired avatar outfits can be unlocked this season.

Pokemon Go Battle League Season 13 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 Mythical Wishes:

Go Battle League Rank Reward
Rank 1 guaranteed Mareanie or Metang encounter
Rank 1+ Meditite, Poliwag, Spheal, Swablu, or Wingull encounter
Rank 3 guaranteed Pikachu Libre avatar items
Rank 6+ Frillish, Mienfoo, or Skarmory encounter
Rank 11+ Dratini, Lickitung, Mareanie, Onix, or Swinub encounter
Rank 16+ Hisuian Sneasel, Miltank, or Scraggy 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 & Rings inspired by Steven Stone
Veteran Rank guaranteed Noibat encounter & Shoes inspired by Steven Stone
Expert Rank guaranteed Goomy encounter, Top & Pants inspired by Steven Stone
Legend Rank guaranteed Pikachu Libre encounter, Pose inspired by Steven Stone

Go Battle League Season 13 Battle Events schedule

There will be two Battle Day events taking place during Season 13 of the Go Battle League:

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Battle Event Date Time
Mythical Wishes Battle Weekend Saturday, January 14, 2023, to Sunday, January 15, 2023 12AM to 11:59PM local time
Vulpix Battle Day Sunday, February 12, 2023 12AM to 11:59PM local time

During both of these Battle Day events, 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 Mythical Wishes Battle Weekend, the active leagues will be the Great League, Ultra League, and Master League. You’ll be able to unlock Steven Stone-inspired Rings, Rare Candy, XP, and an Elite Charged TM by completing Timed Research.

For the Vulpix Battle Day, the active leagues will be the Ultra League and the Love Cup. Vulpix will be a guaranteed reward from 11AM to 2PM, Shiny Vulpix will be more common, and any Ninetales you evolve will know the Fast Attack Ember.

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pokemon go league battleThere will be two Battle Events to enjoy during Season 13 of the Go Battle League.

Move changes in Pokemon Go Battle League Season 13

There have been several nerfs and buffs to moves used during Trainer Battles to help level the playing field in Season 13 of the Go Battle League:

Move Changes
Wing Attack Energy generation increased
Poison Fang Energy cost increased
Charm Power reduced from 16 to 15

New moves in Season 13 of the Pokemon Go Battle League

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

Pokemon New Attack Type
Litleo Incinerate (Fast Attack) Fire
Pyroar Incinerate (Fast Attack) Fire
Sudowoodo Meteor Beam (Charged Attack) Rock
Aggron Meteor Beam (Charged Attack) Rock
Tyrantrum Meteor Beam (Charged Attack) Rock
Aurorus Meteor Beam (Charged Attack) Rock
Dusclops Poltergeist (Charged Attack) Ghost
Golurk Poltergeist (Charged Attack) Ghost
Gourgeist Poltergeist (Charged Attack) Ghost
Galarian Rapidash High Horsepower (Charged Attack) Ground
Piloswine High Horsepower (Charged Attack) Ground
Mamoswine High Horsepower (Charged Attack) Ground
Galarian Weezing Brutal Swing (Charged Attack) Dark
Ampharos Brutal Swing (Charged Attack) Dark

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 13: Mythical Wishes! For more tips, check out our Pokemon Go guides below:

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