Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go’s Battle League Season 6

Season 6 is nearly upon us.

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Pokémon Go’s Battle League enters season 6, and with it, plenty of new concepts. It’s been nearly a year since the PvP game mode had first been teased and pushed out by Niantic. The team has learned quite a bit since things first began, and a new wave of change starts with season 6. It will be the longest Battle League season to date and includes a unique ranking system.

24 ranks, new ranking requirements and rewards for all ranks

Season 6 introduces 24 ranks, rather than the traditional 10 ranks the other seasons had. How you advance and rank up is also different. Here’s the full breakdown for all 24.

  • Rank 1: Starting rank, everyone is reset to rank 1
  • Rank 2: Five additional battles
  • Rank 3: Three additional wins
  • Rank 4: Four additional wins
  • Rank 5: Five additional wins
  • Rank 6: Six additional wins
  • Rank 7: Seven additional wins
  • Rank 8: Eight additional wins
  • Rank 9: Nine additional wins
  • Rank 10: Five additional wins
  • Rank 11: 11 additional wins
  • Rank 12: 12 additional wins
  • Rank 13: 13 additional wins
  • Rank 14: 14 additional wins
  • Rank 15: Five additional wins
  • Rank 16: 16 additional wins
  • Rank 17: 17 additional wins
  • Rank 18: 18 additional wins
  • Rank 19: 19 additional wins
  • Rank 20: Five additional wins
  • Rank 21: Battle League rating 2,000
  • Rank 22: Battle League rating 2,500
  • Rank 23: Battle League rating 2,750
  • Rank 24: Battle league rating 3,000

The rewards for these ranks vary.

  • Rank 5: The rewards will be mystery items.
  • Rank 10: The rewards will be Stardust.
  • Rank 15: The rewards will be Rare Candies.
  • Rank 19: The rewards will be Pokémon encounters.

There will be specific Pokémon encounters for each rank.

  • Ranks beneath 15: You will encounter partner Pokémon originally discovered in various regions.
  • Rank 16: Chespin is a guaranteed encounter.
  • Rank 17: Fennekin is a guaranteed encounter.
  • Rank 18: Froakie is a guaranteed encounter
  • Rank 20: A surprise Pokémon that will be revealed during the second half of Season 6
  • Legend Rank: Pikachu Libre is a guaranteed encounter.

Battle League alongside Pokémon Go Seasons

Why will season 6 be the longest? The new Battle League seasons will occur alongside the new Pokémon Go seasons introduced starting on December 1, beginning with winter. That means, depending on where you are in the world, you’ll encounter distinct Pokémon. For example, those living in the northern hemisphere will see much more Ice-type Pokémon, and if you live in the southern hemisphere, you can expect to see more Fire-types.

The Battle League seasons will reflect those occurring in Pokémon Go, so you can expect to see plenty of winter-themed events happening throughout its run-time. Because it’s the first time Niantic is doing this, you can expect to see plenty of experimentation, much like the smaller cups from Season 5, such as the Kanto, Little, and Catch Leagues.

Great League, Ultra League, Master League dates

The Great League will be happening from November 30 to December 14. The Ultra League will be happening from December 14 to December 28. The Master League will happening from December 28 to January 4, 2021. All of the leagues will be happening from January 4, 2021, to January 11, 2021.

All Battle League Season 6 Set rewards

These are all of the rewards players receive throughout season 6 for completing a set in the Battle League. There’s a total of five potential rewards for each set, and every rank features a different reward for free and premium players.

Free Set Rewards

RankReward 1Reward 2Reward 3Reward 4Reward 5
1300 DustItemBulbasaur3 Rare candies600 Dust
2350 DustItemCharmander3 Rare candies700 Dust
3400 DustItemSquirtle3 Rare candies800 Dust
4450 DustItemChikorita3 Rare candies900 Dust
5500 DustItemCyndaquil3 Rare candies1000 Dust
6550 DustItemTotodile3 Rare candies1100 Dust
7600 DustItemTreecko3 Rare candies1200 Dust
8650 DustItemTirchic3 Rare candies1300 Dust
9700 DustItemMudkip3 Rare candies1400 Dust
10750 DustItemTurtwig3 Rare candies1400 Dust
11530 DustItemChimchar3 Rare candies1060 Dust
12530 DustItemPiplip3 Rare candies1060 Dust
13570 DustItemSnivy3 Rare candies1140 Dust
14600 DustItemTepig3 Rare candies1200 Dust
151 Rare Candy1 Rare Candy1 Rare Candy1 Rare Candy1 Rare Candy
16700 DustItemChespin3 Rare candies1400 Dust
17730 DustItemFennekin3 Rare candies1460 Dust
18770 DustItemFroakie3 Rare candies1540 Dust
19PokémonPokémonPokémonPokémonPokémon
20870 DustItemPokémon3 Rare candies1740 Dust
21900 DustItemPokémon3 Rare candies1800 Dust
22900 DustItemPokémon3 Rare candies1800 Dust
23900 DustItemPokémon3 Rare candies1800 Dust
24900 DustItemLibre Pikachu3 Rare candies1800 Dust

Premium Set Rewards

RankReward 1Reward 2Reward 3Reward 4Reward 5
1BulbasaurItem900 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
2CharmanderItem1100 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
3SquirtleItem1300 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
4ChikoritaItem1500 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
5CyndaquilItem1700 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
6TotodileItem1900 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
7TreeckoItem2100 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
8TorchicItem4400 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
9MudkipItem2500 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
10TurtwigItem2700 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
11ChimcharItem1600 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
12PiplupItem1600 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
13SnivyItem1700 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
14TepigItem1800 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
152 Rare Candy2 Rare Candy2 Rare Candy2 Rare Candy2 Rare Candy
16ChespinItem2100 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
17FennekinItem2200 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
18FroakieItem2300 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
19PokémonPokémonPokémonPokémonPokémon
20PokémonItem2600 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
21PokémonItem2700 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
22PokémonItem2700 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
23PokémonItem2700 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs
24Libre PikachuItem2700 Dust6 Rare candies5 Charged TMs