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See the newest Arena format in action during the All Star Invitational

Dragonite has been hard at work, flying around the world and delivering special invitations to a select group of battlers. All of the invitations have been delivered and the competitors have gathered to showcase a brand new format coming this winter. The 2021 All Star Invitational will premier the first ever Arena Teams competition!

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Gather your team, Arena Factions are here!

Just two years ago, trainers around the world took their first steps on their journey to become the Very Best. They built countless battle teams and honed their skills, transforming local parks and gathering places into splendid Arenas to showcase their abilities. But in February 2021, the landscape of PvP will change forever. The path towards the pinnacle of Pokémon PvP will no longer be walked in solitude. It's time to gather you squad - team competitions are coming to the Silph Arena!

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January Move Rebalance and GO Battle League Update

There's no better way to start the new year than with a PvP moveset rebalance! We've reached the halfway point of GO Battle League Season 6, and Niantic has just released a large set of move updates and moveset additions that will go into effect on Monday, January 11th 2021. Let's jump right in!

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A PvP Field Guide for December 2020 Community Day

December Community Day is back! We have most of the weekend of December 12-13 (just a single digit number of days away already!) to hunt for and evolve over 20 Pokémon that have had featured Community Days and associated exclusive moves - generally some of the best moves in PvP - over the last two years. While this year, the 2018 Community Days drop off, we still have a rehash of all of 2019 and 2020 coming back. But with the sheer volume of Pokémon to hunt down and evolve in a time limited period, what are the ones to make especially sure we don't miss out on for PvP?

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GO Battle League Season 6 Updates

The newest GO Battle League season starts today and Niantic has given the league quite a stir! Season 6 will feature a big shake up to the rank system, new Cups and metas, and more. You can read Niantic's full blog post will all of the changes here, but we've broken down the most important parts in this article. Let's dive right in!

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Nifty or Thrifty: Nightfall Cup

It's time to start building your Nightfall Cup team, so bargain hunters rejoice! Nifty or Thrifty is here with your monthly picks to really stretch that stardust.

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GO Battle League Season 5 Updates and Move Rebalance!

We're a week away from the end of GO Battle League Season 4, and Niantic has just dropped all of the details regarding the next one! We've broken down all of the important Season 5 info for you, from moveset changes to the new schedule. Take a look!

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Marsh Cup Meta Development Notes

Spooky themed Cups are a classic at the Silph Arena, with memorable predecessors like Season 1's Nightmare Cup and Season 2's Sinister Cup. This Season, we wanted to produce a Cup that complimented another ghost heavy meta from Niantic - the Halloween Cup.

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Nifty Or Thrifty: Marsh Cup

It's time to start building your Marsh Cup team, so bargain hunters rejoice! Nifty or Thrifty is here with your monthly picks to really stretch that stardust.

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Player Rank and Rules Updates for the 2020-2021 PvP Season

The start of the Competitive PvP Season is just a few days away! Competitors around the world are putting the final touches on their Sunrise teams and getting in some last minute practice battles. But first, we have some exciting updates to Player Rank and the Arena Rules to share with you!

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