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Pokémon Go Adventures Abound Season: new moves and balance changes

Check out everything you need to know about the PvE and PvE changes
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The Adventures Abound Season in Pokémon Go is starting on September 1, 2023, and brings a huge amount of balance changes into the mobile game. Both PvE and PvP will be affected by all the adjustments to existing moves as well as the introduction of new attacks for many Pokémon.

Let’s get the brand-new moves out of the way first: Trailblaze is a Grass-type Charged Attack with 65 power and the ability to increase the user’s Attack by one stage in PvP battles. In PvE, this effect is left out and the power level is the same.

Scorching Sands is a new Ground-type Charged Attack. It has 80 power in PvP battles and has a chance to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Attack by one stage. In PvE, this effect doesn’t exist, but the move has 95 power instead.

Finally, Triple Axel is a fresh Ice-type Charged Attack. It has 60 power in PvP as well as PvE with the added PvP effect of increasing the user’s Attack by one stage.

Pokémon Go Adventures Abound Season header.

Adventures Abound is the upcoming season of Pokémon Go.

Alongside these three brand-new moves, which were assigned to a few Pokémon, existing attacks have been made available to additional creatures, so here’s a full list:

  • Trailblaze: Tauros, Sudowoodo, Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos, Scyther, Scizor, Kleavor, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Ursaluna, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Rockruff, Lycanroc, Fomantis, Lurantis, Skwovet, Stunky, Skuntank, Galarian Meowth, Perrserker, Girafarig, Phanpy, and Donphan
  • Scorching Sands: Sandlash, Ninetales, Arcanine, Rapidash, Entei, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Claydol, Hippowdon, Magmar, Magmortar, Diggersby, Excadrill, Sandygast, and Palossand
  • Triple Axel: Galarian Mr. Mime, Sneasel, Weavile, Hitmontop, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Lopunny, Mr. Rime, Steenee, and Tsareena
  • Razor Shell: Golisopod, Krabby, Kingler, Corphish, Crawdaunt, Shellder, Cloyster, and Barbaracle
  • Blaze Kick: Hitmonlee, Mienshao, Incineroar, Riolu, and Lucario
  • Water Shuriken: Accelgor
  • Breaking Swipe: Onix, Steelix, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Sceptile, Heliolisk, and Regidrago
  • Mud Shot: Swalot, Greedent, Croagunk, and Toxicroak
  • Volt Switch: Magnemite, Magneton, Magnezone, and Regieleki
  • Magical Leaf: Mr. Mime, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Bellossom, Roselia, Roserade, Mismagius, Shaymin, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Lilligant, and Meowstic

Existing moves have been adjusted to tune their power in an attempt to balance battles a bit more and freshen up the meta in Go Battle League. Here’s an overview of all balance changes:

  • Spark: Power increased from 4 to 6 in PvP, Energy Generation decreased.
  • Astonish: Energy Generation increased in PvP.
  • Psychic: Power decreased from 90 to 85 in PvP.
  • X-Scissor: Power increased from 45 to 65 in PvP, Energy Cost increased.
  • Aerial Ace: Energy Cost decreased in PvP.
  • Sky Attack: Energy Cost increased in PvP.
  • Dig: Power decreased from 100 to 80 in PvP, Energy Cost decreased.
  • Earthquake: Power decreased from 120 to 110 in PvP.
  • Poltergeist: Power increased from 140 to 150 in PvP.
  • Boomburst: Energy Cost decreased in PvP.

Go Battle League starts into the new season on September 1, 2023, with Great League as well as Element Cup Remix: Little Edition.