Pokemon Go Ultra League best team options and tips

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The Pokemon Go Ultra League only allows Pokemon with 2500 CP or lower. It’s an increase over Pokemon Great League’s 1500 CP but still an interesting restriction that allows different Pokemon their time to shine in PVP battles. The Pokemon Go meta for the Ultra League constantly changes as more Pokemon and attacks are introduced to Pokemon Go. And, if you’ve seen this guide the last time the Ultra League refreshed, you’ll see a few additions that trainers will want to invest their candy and TMs on.

Trainers will have the Ultra League to battle in starting Wednesday, June 8 until the following Wednesday. There will be other times the Ultra League returns, but trainers can refer to our Pokemon Go Battle League for that information.

While the Pokemon Go Great League allows for some unusual Pokemon to be used more often, the Ultra League does see some great options that are of the non-Legendary variety. 

Here are some of the best Pokemon to use in the Ultra League complete with optimal movesets.

Best Pokemon Go Ultra League Pokemon

 Talonflame 

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Type: Fire/Flying
Weakness: Rock, Water, Electric

Talonflame is one of the premier Fire types in the Ultra League meta. Not only does it have access to some powerful moves, but it can gain energy fast to pummel opponents with Charged attacks.

Incinerate is a move trainers will want to invest in for Talonflame’s Fast attack. This Fire-type move is powerful, dealing 15 points of damage, and gaining 20 energy in just two seconds. While Incinerate is a Community Day exclusive move, trainers can use an Elite Fast TM to get this essential attack.

As for Talonflame’s Charged attacks, Flame Charge is a must. It deals a little bit of damage, but it doesn’t take a lot of energy to use and will increase the attack stat of Talonflame after use even if it’s blocked. Trainers can easily steamroll opponents after a couple of Flame Charges. 

If you’d want a second Charged attack, choosing either Brave Bird or Hurricane is the way to go. While Brave Bird deals more damage and requires less energy, it has the big drawback of lowering Talonflame’s defense by three stages. 

Not only is Talonflame’s attacks powerful, but its Fire typing will also handle Fairy, Grass and Steel types with relative ease. 

Trevenant – have this replace Charizard

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Type: Ghost/Grass
Weakness: Ghost, Dark, Fire, Flying

This Ghost and Grass-type from the Kalos region may seem like an odd pick, but its typing and moveset make it highly desirable against a lot of what trainers will see in the Ultra League.

Shadow Claw is an incredible Fast Attack Ghost move that will help trainers deal with Ghost types like other Trevenant as well as Psychic types like Cresellia. Pair that with the Charged Attack Shadow Ball to make the most out of Trevenant’s Ghost typing. As for its secondary typing, Seed Bomb as its second Charged Attack is amazing for dealing with Rock, Ground and especially the plethora of Water types that trainers will likely encounter.

Trevenant can handle Swamperts and Tapu Fini and even Walrein to an extent. 

Walrein

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Walrein has the perfect mix of defensive and offensive typing. Water types are weak to just two types, and in the Ultra League only one of them is prevalent. While Ice-type attacks deal a lot of damage to common types trainers will find including Grass and Dragon types.

While it may be tempting to use Walrein as a Water-type attacker, there are better options in the format but if trainers want to just use its Ice moves for attack and its Water typing as purely defensive they can excel in the Ultra League.

Powder Snow is a great Ice-type Fast Attack that can fill up the Charged Move gauge very quickly. Pair that with Icicle Spear to get the most out of Walrein’s Ice typing. 

Investing in a second Charged Attack will do Walrein a lot of good as it gets access to Earthquake, which can help it deal with any Rock and Electric Pokemon that can give it problems as well as a lot of Steel types you’ll likely come up against. 

 Obstagoon 

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Type: Dark/Normal
Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Fairy

This Pokemon from the Galar region may seem like a surprise pick for the Ultra League, but its various attack types make it a great choice to go up against just about any Pokemon you may come across.

Counter is an amazing Fast attack and gives Obstagoon an option to take on Steel, Rock and other Dark types. Facing a Registeel or Melmetal? Obstagoon with Counter can help you take it out. 

As for its Charged attack, trainers will want to invest in two moves with the first being Night Slash. Not only does it give Obstagoon a move with STAB, but it raises the attack of the Pokemon using it by one stage after use even if it’s blocked. Trainers can do round out their moveset with either Gunk Shot to take on Fairy types or Hyper Beam to deliver maximum damage. If you choose Hyper Beam, know that it takes a bit to gather the energy needed to use it but it’ll be worth it…as long as you don’t use it against Rock, Steel or Ghost types. 

Registeel

Pokemon Go Ultra League Registeel

Giratina (Origin or Altered)

Pokemon Go Ultra League Giratina

Regirock

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Type: Rock
Weakness: Grass, Water, Ground, Steel, Fighting

It may seem unusual, but Regirock is a great option in the Ultra League. While it doesn’t have the survivability as its brother Registeel, Regirock can still give certain Pokemon fits in this format.

While it has a lot of weaknesses, Rock is a great offensive typing that can deal super-effective damage to Flying, Fire, Bug, and Ice-type Pokemon. Like Registeel, Lock On is a great Fast Attack that will fill up the Charged gauge very fast.

Stone Edge will be Regirock’s main STAB attack that can take down Walrein and deal neutral damage to anything that’s not a Steel or Ground type. Focus Blast gives Regirock some more coverage and can handle some of your opponent’s Steel and Dark types.

Cresselia

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Type: Psychic
Weakness: Bug, Dark, Ghost

Cresselia is one of the bulkiest Legendaries in all of Pokemon Go, which makes it a perfect choice to deal with other Legendaries in the Ultra League. Its Psychic typing is only weak to Bug, Dark and Ghost types. However, Giratina is the only real threat to Cresslia, but the Psychic-type has a way to counter it.

Psycho Cut is the best fast attack for Cresselia to build up energy the fastest, while Aurora Beam is an Ice-type attack that allows it to hit Dragon types. Moonblast is also a powerful attack that can hurt Dragon types and any Dark types the opposing team might be using. 

Swampert

Pokemon Go Ultra League Swampert

Scrafty

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Type: Fighting/Dark
Weakness: Fighting, Fairy, Flying

Scrafty is a unique Pokemon with a typing that can give some teams the coverage and firepower they need. Fighting moves are strong against just about any Pokemon and can help deal with the hard-to-defeat Steel types in the Ultra League. 

And any Pokemon that can have Counter as its Fast Attack should be considered. Pair that with Power-Up Punch to increase the attack stat of Scrafty and your Pokemon will be ready to steamroll anything that your trainer dishes out. 

Foul Play is a Charged Dark-type attack that has a gauge that is easily filled and can deal with Pokemon like Trevenant and Cresselia.

Snorlax

Pokemon Go Ultra League Snorlax

Togekiss

Pokemon Go Ultra League Togekiss

Charizard

Pokemon Go Ultra League Charizard

Alolan Muk

Pokemon Go Ultra League Alolan Muk

Pokemon Go Battle League Ultra League Remix

The Ultra League Remix offers trainers another way to battle in this format. However, the top 10 Pokemon used in the last season by Trainers Ace rank and up will not be allowed in the Ultra League Remix. 

If you’re still looking for Pokemon to bring into the Ultra League, take a look at these 10 Pokemon. These are the most popular picks and can help you in battle:

  • Clefable
  • Alolan Muk
  • Swampert
  • Empoleon
  • Togekiss
  • Giratina
  • Cresselia
  • Talonflame
  • Melmetal
  • Obstagoon

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More information about Pokemon Go Ultra League best team options and tips

The Pokemon Go Ultra League only allows Pokemon with 2500 CP or lower. It’s an increase over Pokemon Great League’s 1500 CP but still an interesting restriction that allows different Pokemon their time to shine in PVP battles. The Pokemon Go meta for the Ultra League constantly changes as more Pokemon and attacks are introduced to Pokemon Go. And, if you’ve seen this guide the last time the Ultra League refreshed, you’ll see a few additions that trainers will want to invest their candy and TMs on.
Trainers will have the Ultra League to battle in starting Wednesday, June 8 until the following Wednesday. There will be other times the Ultra League returns, but trainers can refer to our Pokemon Go Battle League for that information.
While the Pokemon Go Great League allows for some unusual Pokemon to be used more often, the Ultra League does see some great options that are of the non-Legendary variety. 
Here are some of the best Pokemon to use in the Ultra League complete with optimal movesets.
Best Pokemon Go Ultra League Pokemon
 Talonflame 

(Image credit: Niantic)
Type: Fire/FlyingWeakness: Rock, Water, Electric
Talonflame is one of the premier Fire types in the Ultra League meta. Not only does it have access to some powerful moves, but it can gain energy fast to pummel opponents with Charged attacks.
Incinerate is a move trainers will want to invest in for Talonflame’s Fast attack. This Fire-type move is powerful, dealing 15 points of damage, and gaining 20 energy in just two seconds. While Incinerate is a Community Day exclusive move, trainers can use an Elite Fast TM to get this essential attack.
As for Talonflame’s Charged attacks, Flame Charge is a must. It deals a little bit of damage, but it doesn’t take a lot of energy to use and will increase the attack stat of Talonflame after use even if it’s blocked. Trainers can easily steamroll opponents after a couple of Flame Charges. 
If you’d want a second Charged attack, choosing either Brave Bird or Hurricane is the way to go. While Brave Bird deals more damage and requires less energy, it has the big drawback of lowering Talonflame’s defense by three stages. 
Not only is Talonflame’s attacks powerful, but its Fire typing will also handle Fairy, Grass and Steel types with relative ease. 
Trevenant – have this replace Charizard

(Image credit: Niantic)
Type: Ghost/Grass
Weakness: Ghost, Dark, Fire, Flying
This Ghost and Grass-type from the Kalos region may seem like an odd pick, but its typing and moveset make it highly desirable against a lot of what trainers will see in the Ultra League.
Shadow Claw is an incredible Fast Attack Ghost move that will help trainers deal with Ghost types like other Trevenant as well as Psychic types like Cresellia. Pair that with the Charged Attack Shadow Ball to make the most out of Trevenant’s Ghost typing. As for its secondary typing, Seed Bomb as its second Charged Attack is amazing for dealing with Rock, Ground and especially the plethora of Water types that trainers will likely encounter.
Trevenant can handle Swamperts and Tapu Fini and even Walrein to an extent. 
Walrein

(Image credit: Niantic)
Walrein has the perfect mix of defensive and offensive typing. Water types are weak to just two types, and in the Ultra League only one of them is prevalent. While Ice-type attacks deal a lot of damage to common types trainers will find including Grass and Dragon types.
While it may be tempting to use Walrein as a Water-type attacker, there are better options in the format but if trainers want to just use its Ice moves for attack and its Water typing as purely defensive they can excel in the Ultra League.
Powder Snow is a great Ice-type Fast Attack that can fill up the Charged Move gauge very quickly. Pair that with Icicle Spear to get the most out of Walrein’s Ice typing. 
Investing in a second Charged Attack will do Walrein a lot of good as it gets access to Earthquake, which can help it deal with any Rock and Electric Pokemon that can give it problems as well as a lot of Steel types you’ll likely come up against. 
 Obstagoon 

(Image credit: Niantic)
Type: Dark/Normal
Weakness: Fighting, Bug, Fairy
This Pokemon from the Galar region may seem like a surprise pick for the Ultra League, but its various attack types make it a great choice to go up against just about any Pokemon you may come across.
Counter is an amazing Fast attack and gives Obstagoon an option to take on Steel, Rock and other Dark types. Facing a Registeel or Melmetal? Obstagoon with Counter can help you take it out. 
As for its Charged attack, trainers will want to invest in two moves with the first being Night Slash. Not only does it give Obstagoon a move with STAB, but it raises the attack of the Pokemon using it by one stage after use even if it’s blocked. Trainers can do round out their moveset with either Gunk Shot to take on Fairy types or Hyper Beam to deliver maximum damage. If you choose Hyper Beam, know that it takes a bit to gather the energy needed to use it but it’ll be worth it…as long as you don’t use it against Rock, Steel or Ghost types. 
Registeel

Giratina (Origin or Altered)

Regirock

(Image credit: Niantic)
Type: Rock
Weakness: Grass, Water, Ground, Steel, Fighting
It may seem unusual, but Regirock is a great option in the Ultra League. While it doesn’t have the survivability as its brother Registeel, Regirock can still give certain Pokemon fits in this format.
While it has a lot of weaknesses, Rock is a great offensive typing that can deal super-effective damage to Flying, Fire, Bug, and Ice-type Pokemon. Like Registeel, Lock On is a great Fast Attack that will fill up the Charged gauge very fast.
Stone Edge will be Regirock’s main STAB attack that can take down Walrein and deal neutral damage to anything that’s not a Steel or Ground type. Focus Blast gives Regirock some more coverage and can handle some of your opponent’s Steel and Dark types.
Cresselia

(Image credit: Niantic )
Type: PsychicWeakness: Bug, Dark, Ghost
Cresselia is one of the bulkiest Legendaries in all of Pokemon Go, which makes it a perfect choice to deal with other Legendaries in the Ultra League. Its Psychic typing is only weak to Bug, Dark and Ghost types. However, Giratina is the only real threat to Cresslia, but the Psychic-type has a way to counter it.
Psycho Cut is the best fast attack for Cresselia to build up energy the fastest, while Aurora Beam is an Ice-type attack that allows it to hit Dragon types. Moonblast is also a powerful attack that can hurt Dragon types and any Dark types the opposing team might be using. 
Swampert

Scrafty

(Image credit: Niantic)
Type: Fighting/Dark
Weakness: Fighting, Fairy, Flying
Scrafty is a unique Pokemon with a typing that can give some teams the coverage and firepower they need. Fighting moves are strong against just about any Pokemon and can help deal with the hard-to-defeat Steel types in the Ultra League. 
And any Pokemon that can have Counter as its Fast Attack should be considered. Pair that with Power-Up Punch to increase the attack stat of Scrafty and your Pokemon will be ready to steamroll anything that your trainer dishes out. 
Foul Play is a Charged Dark-type attack that has a gauge that is easily filled and can deal with Pokemon like Trevenant and Cresselia.
Snorlax

Togekiss

Charizard

Alolan Muk

Pokemon Go Battle League Ultra League Remix
The Ultra League Remix offers trainers another way to battle in this format. However, the top 10 Pokemon used in the last season by Trainers Ace rank and up will not be allowed in the Ultra League Remix. 
If you’re still looking for Pokemon to bring into the Ultra League, take a look at these 10 Pokemon. These are the most popular picks and can help you in battle:
Clefable
Alolan Muk
Swampert
Empoleon
Togekiss
Giratina
Cresselia
Talonflame
Melmetal
Obstagoon
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