The highly anticipated Battle League feature has arrived in Pokemon GO and allows Trainers to battle against each other. This feature will rotate between three different versions that are Great, Ultra, and Master. The first one that players will be competing in is the Great League. There are a variety of characters that will perform the best when competing in the Great league and will help you secure victories over and over again. 

Best Pokemon for Pokemon GO Great League

Players will need to compile the best characters for their team based on four different groups. These groups are leads, closers, attackers, and defenders. Having the right mixture of creatures for these groups will help you have the best team possible for any of the great matches you experience. 

Leads are characters that work well when used as the first character in a battle. Closers work well when you have no shields remaining. Attackers are strong characters to use against opponents who are shielded, while Defenders are powerful against opponents who have their shields down. 

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You can find two of the best characters for each of these roles that will help you emerge victorious in all of your sure to be great matches below:

Leads

  • Skarmory
  • Altaria

Closers

  • Venusaur
  • Azumarill

Attackers

  • Bastiodon
  • Swampert

Defenders

  • Registeel
  • Forretress

Having a combination of these characters will create a strong team for you to use in your battling adventures and help you be the very best Trainer you can. 

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