It is an exciting time in the Pokemon GO community with the addition of the highly requested Battle League feature coming to the fan-favorite title this week. Players will now have the ability to engage in battles with each other and see who is the best Trainer. This Battle League will consist of various aspects, with one of them being a preseason. This preseason will play an essential role in the new league feature for the game going forward. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know about the preseason covered for you.
Pokemon GO Battle League Preseason
The preseason will be a period before a season of competitive play in the high-profile title begins. This period will be used by Niantic to balance and optimize the feature. Niantic will also be seeing how the community is using the new feature during these periods to help them make decisions on important aspects of the new feature. These aspects include the likes of season length, rank rating thresholds, and more.
The Great League is where this period will start for the battle feature. It will then move on to its Ultra and Master versions. These leagues will then rotate every two weeks. Trainers will have the ability to rank up during the preseason, but it will then partially reset at the beginning of Season 1, according to Niantic. Rewards will still be earnable during the Battle League Preseason as well.
The schedule for this Pokemon GO period will begin with the Great version now and then move to the Ultra version on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 1 PM PST. It will then move to the Master version on Monday, February 24th, at 1 PM PST. A move back to the Great version will occur on Monday, March 9th, at 1 PM PST.
Do you want to learn more about the world of Pokemon GO besides the details of the Battle League Preseason? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the mobile title or three of our most recent pieces of coverage below:
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- Pokemon GO Lunar New Year Event 7KM Eggs