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Pokémon GO Holiday Cup GL – Best Picks and Rules

No place like the Great League for the holidays.

by Daniel Wenerowicz
Winter Wishes

The Winter Holiday event has been live for a week now in Pokémon GO, but as part two of the event begins, we finally have access to the Holiday Cup. Between the Great League and the Ultra League, we’ll have two different full weeks to participate in some festive GO Battle League matches.

Starting on December 22, Trainers can begin forming their festive teams where only six different types are allowed. As expected, the restrictions make for some interesting meta combos compared to normal leagues. We’ll cover all of the best picks for the Holiday Cup and what the rules are for Pokémon GO.

Holiday Cup Great League – Best Picks and Rules Pokémon GO

For the first week of the Winter Holiday GO Battle League, there are a couple of rules we need to follow. The first is the CP cap of 1,500 since this week is the Great League variant. Next, are the typing restrictions, which means only six are allowed. You can only use Electric, Grass, Normal, Flying, Ghost, and Ice-type Pokémon. With those rules in mind, you’ll need three good picks, and we have eight listed for you below.

  • Togedemaru – Thundershock (Fast) and Gyro Ball / Wild Charge (Charged)
  • Lanturn – Water Gun (Fast) and Surf / Thunderbolt (Charged)
  • Dubwool – Double Kick (Fast) and Body Slam / Payback (Charged)
  • Aurorus – Powder Snow (Fast) and Ice Weather Ball / Meteor Beam (Charged)
  • Altaria – Dragon Breath (Fast) and Moon Blast / Sky Attack (Charged)
  • Obstagoon – Counter (Fast) and Cross Chop and Night Slash (Charged)
  • Pachirisu – Volt Switch (Fast) and Thunderbolt / Thunder Punch (Charged)
  • Vigoroth – Counter (Fast) and Body Slam and Bulldoze (Charged)

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Remember when you’re picking from these options that there needs to be a good mix as well. It’s generally not good to have more than two of one type if it can be helped. Choosing a sufficient lead and closed position for your team is also integral to burning shields and ensuring a stable victory each time. And, of course, having both charged moves is a massive advantage over just one from any of these picks in the Pokémon GO Holiday Cup.

And that’s all. For more of the latest news, updates, and guides, head over to the dedicated Pokémon GO section of our site.

Daniel Wenerowicz

Dan has been writing gaming guides and news as a staff writer and freelancer since he graduated from Westfield State University in 2020. You can find him covering the FPS and Battle Royale space at Prima Games.