All Battle League Season 8 move changes in Pokémon Go

The attacks have received an update

The Battle League Season 8 for Pokémon Go comes with several new changes that make combat a little different for players throughout the Great, Ultra, and Master League competitions. There were various move changes, and two fresh moves were added that we could expect to come to additional Pokémon come the middle of Season 8 or closer to Season 9 in September.

These moves changes will take effect starting on May 31.

All Battle League Season 8 move changes

New moves

Two new moves are being added to the Pokémon Go pool. They are Rock-type Weather Ball, and Feather Dance, both of them charged moves. It’s become a tradition that if a Pokémon set were ever struggling, they would receive some form of Weather Ball, and now Rock-types can enjoy the Weather Ball treatment.

  • Feather Dance (Flying-type)
    • Damage: 35
    • Energy: 45
    • Buffs: 100% chance to lower opponent’s attack by two ranks
  • Weather Ball (Rock-type)
    • Damage: 60
    • Energy: -35
    • Buffs: None

So far, only Hippowdon can learn Rock-type Weather ball, and only Pidgeot can learn Feather Dance. We can expect these two moves to expand out to other choices in the future.

Updated moves

These are all of the updated moves, and the changes they’re receiving for Season 8.

  • Acid Spray: This Poison-type charged move requires less energy
    • Damage: Unchanged
    • Energy: 45
    • Buffs: Unchaged
  • Cross Poison: This Poison-type charged move deals more damage and has a higher chance of increasing the user’s attack stat
    • Damage: 50
    • Energy: Unchaged
    • Buffs: 12.5% chance to increase user’s attack by 2
  • Dragon tail: This Dragon-type fast move deals more damage but generates less energy
    • Damage: 13
    • Energy: 9
    • Buffs: Unchanged
  • Focus blast: This Fighting-type charged move deals more damage
    • Damage: 150
    • Energy: Unchanged
    • Buffs: Unchanged
  • Poison jab: This Poison-type fast move deals more damage
    • Damage: 7
    • Energy: Unchanged
    • Buffs: Unchaged
  • Poison sting: This Poison-type fast attack generates more energy
    • Damage: Unchanged
    • Energy: 9
    • Buffs: Unchanged
  • Poison fang: This Poison-type charged move has a 100% chance to decrease the opponent’s defense stat
    • Damage: Unchanged
    • Energy: Unchaged
    • Buffs: 100% chance to lower opponent’s defense by one rank

Pokémon with new movesets

These are all of the Pokémon with new attacks being added to their movesets

  • Ariados can now learn to use Lunge, a Bug-type charged move
  • Crobat can now learn to use Poison Fang, a Poison-type charged move, and Cross Poison, ad Poison-type charged move
  • Nidoqueen can now learn to use Poison, a Poison-type charged move