Pokémon GO has brought back its Great League competition alongside the new Sinnoh Cup, both of which will be open to competitors until Jan 24, 2022.
Niantic’s Pokémon GO has brought back its Great League competition along with the Sinnoh Cup. Both events are part of the currently-running 10th season of the Pokémon GO Battle League, which began back at the end of November 2021. Season 10 has so far featured a complete rotation of its three main leagues along with their respective variants as well as the special Holiday Cup that was held in December. There are still quite a number of competitions left in the current season, which is scheduled to conclude by the end of February 2022.
Apart from its Battle League competitions, Pokémon GO also has several other events scheduled for January. The game is just about to conclude its Mountains of Power event on January 13, while an Electric and Steel-themed event inspired by the Kanto Power Plant is scheduled to run from January 19 to February 1. The first month of the year is also hosting two separate Community Days, with the first one set to be held on January 16, while the second, the Pokémon GO Bulbasaur Community Day, will be on January 22.
As reported by ForTheWin, a few details on the just-launched Pokémon GO Great League as well as the Sinnoh Cup, have been revealed. Players will be able to participate in both of the leagues from January 10 to January 24. The Battle League is the most accessible of the game’s three main leagues as it only allows Pokémon that have a strength at or below 1,500 Competition Points (CP), while the Ultra League has a limit of 2,500, and the Master League removes this limit altogether. As for the Sinnoh Cup, it interestingly also features a CP limit of 1,500 just like Great League, but adds another condition: only Pokémon with a Pokédex number between #387 to #493 will be allowed to participate in the themed competition.
Apart from the seasonal rewards and Pokémon encounters for participating and ranking up in Season 10 of the GO Battle League, players who are able to achieve Legend rank will be allowed to register early for certain events in the upcoming Pokémon GO Championship Series. While the events have yet to be announced, the chance to sign up early and get one of the limited slots is an additional incentive for competitors to try harder to reach Legend rank during this season.
2021 was a strong year for Pokémon GO, offering lots of competitive action and monster-catching fun throughout the year. 2021 was also the Pokémon franchise’s 25th anniversary, which was widely celebrated in GO. 2022 is starting out strong for the beloved Niantic game, but whether or not this year can top some of the highlights of previous years’ major events, like the lucrative Pokémon GO Fest 2021, remains to be seen.
While the most competitive Pokémon GO players most likely focus on the Ultra and Master Leagues, the Great League is still a good place to compete for both seasoned veterans who want a change of pace, and players who are interested in getting into the Battle League. The Sinnoh Cup also gives players another interesting opportunity to try out the game’s competitive side but with an additional and interesting twist.
Pokémon Go is available now on iOS and Android.
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