Gyms & Battle
GO Battle League
GO Battle League is a global matching system that lets you battle with other Trainers around the world, earn rewards, and improve your globa...
Type Effectiveness in Battle
Understanding Pokémon types and attack types is an essential part of becoming a skilled Pokémon Trainer. Pokémon have d...
What are Combat Power (CP) and Hit Points (HP)?
Each Pokémon has Combat Power (CP) and Hit Points (HP). All Pokémon start out with full HP at capture, but HP c...
What is a Premium Battle Pass?
Premium Battle Passes are items that can be exchanged for entry into a Raid Battle or to unlock Premium Rewards in GO Battle League. Premium...
Fast Attacks & Charged Attacks
By default, all Pokémon have two attacking moves: a Fast Attack and a Charged Attack. Fast Attacks deal a small amount of damage, whi...
What are Raid Battles?
Raid Battles occur when a Boss Pokémon takes over a Gym. Your goal is to defeat this powerful Pokémon. If you and your fellow Trainers ...
Battling at Gyms
Gym overview Gyms are locations found throughout the world where you can battle the Pokémon of rival teams. Trainers from opposing ...
[Video] Raid Battles
Explore the topics discussed in this tutorial. Learn more about Raid Battles.
EX Raids are similar to Raid Battles except that they require a special pass to attend. These EX Raid Passes have to be earned, but you’ll h...
Earning the Defender Bonus
You earn free PokéCoins for keeping your Pokémon on Gyms. The longer the Pokémon stay on the Gym, the more PokéCoins you earn. Be sure to gi...
[Video] Advanced Gym Strategy
Explore the topics discussed in this tutorial. Learn more about powering up Pokémon and participating in Gym ...
[Video] The Basics of Trainer Battles
Want to know how to get ready for a Trainer Battle? Spark, Candela, and Blanche are here to guide you through some Trainer Battle basi...
I'm not seeing Trainer Battle invites or the Battle icon on the Friend screen.
If you are not receiving Trainer Battle invites or you cannot see a battle icon on your friend screen, check the following settings: Visit t...
Battling Other Trainers
Pokémon GO allows you to battle other Trainers with parties of three Pokémon. Knock out all your opponent's Pokémon or deal more damage befo...
Report an Issue with a Raid Pass or Premium Battle Pass
Issue with a Raid Pass or Premium Battle PassTo join a Raid Battle, you’ll need a Raid Pass or Premium Battle Pass. You can collect up to on...
Creating Battle Parties
Battle parties are groups of three or six Pokémon you can quickly select for Gym, Raid, or Trainer Battles.To create a battle party with an ...
Battle Training with Team Leaders
Battle Training allows you to practice Trainer Battles. In training, you’ll battle against a Team Leader (Blanche, Candela, or Spark) instea...
Collecting Gym Badges
Gym Badges are recognition of how much you've interacted with particular Gyms—through battling, defending, or feeding Pokémon treats. Badges...
Reviving Fainted Pokémon & Restoring HP
Potions heal Pokémon, restoring HP lost during battle. Potions come in various strengths are restore different amounts of HP. Howeve...
Team GO Rocket Grunts
Team GO Rocket Grunts are invading PokéStops around the world! Interact with an Invaded PokéStop to engage in a Team GO Rocket Battle and de...
Team GO Rocket Leaders & Giovanni
Team GO Rocket Leaders—Arlo, Cliff, and Sierra—are powerful Trainers you can encounter by crafting a Rocket Radar to locate their Hideouts. ...
What are Elite TMs?
Elite Fast TMs and Elite Charged TMs allow you to choose a Fast or Charged Attack you’d like to teach to a Pokémon. Elite TMs also al...
How can I obtain Elite TMs?
Elite Fast TMs and Elite Charged TMs are rare items that are only available during limited times. They may be available for purchase in the ...
GO Battle League Leaderboard
The GO Battle League Leaderboard is a page on the Pokémon GO website that displays the top 500 Trainers in the world by their GO Batt...
Team GO Rocket Balloons
Team GO Rocket balloons float above Trainers and contain members of Team GO Rocket that you can challenge to a Trainer Battle. When you see ...
I’m having issues joining raids
If you’re having issues joining Raid Battles, here are some tips:Any number of Trainers can join a raid, but only in groups of up to 20 Trai...
I’m unable to defeat a Raid Boss
Some Raid Bosses are difficult to defeat, so you may not be able to beat them on your own. Raids have 4 tiers of difficulty: tier 1, ti...
I’m unable to catch a Raid Boss after defeating it
Here are some tips for catching a Raid Boss:Use Razz Berries or Golden Razz Berries to increase your chances of catching the Raid Boss.Hitti...
I have an issue with a Raid Pass
To join a Raid Battle, you’ll need a Raid Pass, Premium Battle Pass, or Remote Raid Pass. You can collect up to one free Raid Pass per day b...
I’d like to remove a Gym where a Raid Battle took place.
We take extra verification steps to ensure that removal requests reflect the desires of the property owners or senior executives of the orga...
Why didn’t I receive the 50-coin Defender Bonus?
Once you've reached the daily Defender bonus limit of 50 PokéCoins, you won't be able to earn any more PokéCoins by defending Gyms until the...
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