Season 4 of Niantic’s Pokemon GO Battle League, the competitive portion of Pokemon GO, goes live on September 14, 2020. That’s only a few days away really, and Niantic has released the schedule of events for this season. You can expect to see the usual rotation of Great, Ultra, and Master League events, as well as a brand new event. Check out the details!

Pokemon GO Battle League Season 4 Schedule

Season 4 Great League will kick things off, starting on September 14 and running until September 28. Ultra League runs from September 28 to October 12, with a Premier Cup also running that has a 2,500 CP limit. Master League runs from October 12, to October 26. The Premier Cup here will have no CP limit.

The new event is called the Halloween Cup, and it runs from October 26 to November 3. During this event, you’ll only be able to compete with Poison, Ghost, Bug, Dark, and Fairy Pokemon. There will be reward encounters with the Kanto starters, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, wearing Halloween costumes. This format will also have a CP limit, this time 1,500 CP.

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Finally, Season 4 will cap off with all three league events and a Premier Cup with no CP limit will run from from November 3 to November 9, at which point Pokemon GO Battle League will transition to Season 5.

The Pokemon GO Battle League will see some changes for Season 4, which are listed below per the official Pokemon GO website:

  • Rank progression will be changing in Season 4. You can reach rank 2 by completing a certain number of battles, and you can reach ranks 3 through 9 by winning certain numbers of battles. You’ll still need to reach a rating of 3,000 to reach rank 10, similar to past GO Battle League seasons.
  • The end-of-season rewards will be similar to those in Season 3.
  • Stardust from rank 1 to rank 3
  • Stardust, TMs, and a Raid Pass from rank 4 to rank 10
  • If you reach rank 10, you’ll earn a brand-new avatar pose!
  • If you finish Season 4 at rank 7 or higher, you’ll receive an Elite Fast TM rather than an Elite Charged TM.

This month’s GO Battle Night takes place on September 24, and it will introduce the Flying Cup. On that night, the format will be CP limited to 1,500, and only Flying Pokemon will be allowed. During GO Battle Night you’ll be able to play more battle sets, earn double Stardust, and get a Pidgeot that knows Gust if you evolve a Pidgeotto during this timeframe. 

Are you planning on participating in the fierce Pokemon GO competition once Season 4 gets going? Or are you more of a casual player who watches the competitive scene from the sidelines? Talk to us over at the Prima Games Facebook and Twitter channels!