What you need to know
- Beginning April 10, 2020, Niantic will launch the Pokémon Go Battle League Leaderboard.
- To celebrate the launch, on April 12, the first Pokémon Go Battle Day will be held featuring Marill.
- This new event will reward players with Marill for winning Go Battle League sets, as well as allow up to 20 sets through the day.
Today, Niantic announced the launch of the Pokémon Go Battle League leaderboard. Beginning on April 10, 2020, players will have access to the leaderboard, which will display the top 500 players, including each player's nickname, team, rank, rating, and total number of matches. You have to be at least Rank 7, and any sort of disciplinary actions or inappropriate names will disqualify you, but otherwise, at the end of each day, the top 500 players around the world will be placed on the leaderboard.
To celebrate this launch, Niantic also announced a new type of event. The Go Battle Day is a brand new event which will spotlight one Pokémon in the Go Battle League. This special Pokémon will take over many of the reward encounters from 11 am to 2 pm local time, and grant twice the Stardust for catching. In addition, for the entire day, players can battle up to 20 Go Battle Sets, allowing Trainers up to 100 individual battles. This first Go Battle Day will feature Marill: the Aqua Mouse Pokémon. Marill evolves into Azumarill, a Pokémon that is quite popular in the Great League.
Are you excited for this first Go Battle Day? Do you aim to see your name on the Pokémon Go Battle League leaderboard? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure the check out our Complete Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides so you can be the very best like no one ever was!
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Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.