We are reaching the second half of the Pokemon Go Battle League. Niantic has updated us on what to expect from the rest of season 6. Below you can find everything that is new in the second half of the Battle League this season. 

Everything You Need To Know About The Battle League Update 

All of this information comes directly from the Pokemon Go website.

The Great League will run from Monday, January 11, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, January 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

The Ultra League and its Premier Cup will run from Monday, January 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

The Master League, its Premier Cup, Master League Classic, and a to-be-announced special cup will run from Monday, February 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). We’ll share the details of how this cup will work in a later update.

All three leagues and the Ultra League Premier Cup will run from Monday, February 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 22, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

The Kanto Cup will run from Monday, February 22, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, March 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. 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, your rating will be unaffected.

When you reach rank 20, you’ll be guaranteed to encounter Frillish, which is making its Pokémon GO debut! You’ll have a chance of encountering it on the rewards tracks for higher ranks, too!

At rank 19, you’ll now receive an Elite Charged TM.

You’ll also receive an Elite Fast TM as an end-of-season reward if you reach rank 19.

The following attacks will be updated for Trainer Battles.

  • Ember: This Fire-type Fast Attack will now deal more damage.
  • Karate Chop: This Fighting-type Fast Attack will now generate more energy.
  • Bubble: This Water-Type Fast Attack will now deal less damage.
  • Razor Leaf: This Grass-Type Fast Attack will now deal less damage.
  • Crabhammer: This Water-type Charged Attack will now deal more damage.
  • Sky Attack: This Flying-type Charged Attack will now deal less damage.
  • Rock Slide: This Rock-type Charged Attack will now deal less damage.
  • Shadow Bone: This Ghost-type Charged Attack will now deal less damage.
  • The following attacks will be available to Pokémon that couldn’t learn them before.
  • Fire-type Weather Ball: This powerful Fire-type attack will now be available to Vulpix and Ninetales originally discovered in the Kanto region.
  • Ice-type Weather Ball: This powerful Ice-type attack will now be available to Vulpix and Ninetales originally discovered in the Alola region.
  • Water-type Weather Ball: This powerful Water-type attack will now be available to Politoed.
  • Ice Punch: This powerful Ice-type attack will now be available to Primeape.
  • Ice Beam: This powerful Ice-type attack will now be available to Claydol.
  • Shadow Ball: This powerful Ghost-type attack will now be available to Claydol.
  • Tri Attack: This powerful Normal-type attack will now be available to Porygon-2.
  • Mud Shot: This powerful Ground-type Fast Attack will now be available to Excadrill.

Frillish is all new to the game, which is exciting. It’s part of Gen V and is a ghost/water type. We will see if Frillish is viable in the meta eventually, but for now, go out and catch one! 

The addition of these new moves for Pokemon is sure to change up the meta in Trainer battles. Expanding the moveset of Pokemon is a good way to provide a nice change.

Well, that’s everything added to Season 6 of the Battle League in Pokemon Go. If you have any additional questions please feel free to hit us up on the official Prima Twitter and Facebook pages.