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Pokemon Go best Master League team | Go Battle League Season 8

Published: 28/Jun/2021 10:05

by Brent Koepp

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Pokemon Go’s Battle League Season 8 is revisiting the Master League in June/July 2021. Here are the best Pokemon that Trainers should be using to secure their victories in the epic competition.

After a month of training and hard work, Pokemon Go’s Master League has finally arrived. The no-CP limit competition means users can flex their muscles by bringing out their most powerful ‘mon.

The PVP mode’s difficulty is kicked up a notch as Legendaries throughout the series can also be brought to the battle. Here are the best Pokemon you should be using on your team to best your rivals.

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Pokemon Go Master League Dialga and Lugia.
Niantic / The Pokemon Company
Dialga continues to dominate Pokemon Go’s Master League.

Best Master League team in Pokemon Go

Zekrom Pokemon Go Zekrom Master League Fast Move: Dragon Breath

Charge Move: Wild Charge / Crunch

Lugia Pokemon Go Lugia Master League Fast Move: Dragon Tail

Charge Move: Sky Attack / Aeroblast

Dialga Pokemon Go Dialga Master League Fast Move: Dragon Breath

Charge Move: Iron Head / Draco Meter

Since making its debut in 2016, Niantic has added hundreds of ‘mon in Pokemon Go from across the series’ 25 year history. With over eight generations of characters to choose from, only the best have risen to the top in the mobile title’s Master League.

As of 2021, Diamond & Pearl’s Dialga has become the strongest contender in Battle League’s final tier. Trainers will want to include the Sinnoh Legendary in their team or be prepared to counter it.

While the game’s PVP mode is constantly evolving as new characters are introduced or moves are unlocked, the list below breaks down the top Pokemon currently dominating the meta as of Battle League Season 8.

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Top Tier Master League Pokemon

Name Pokemon Move
Dialga Dialga Fast Move: Dragon Breath

Charge Move: Iron Head / Draco Meter

Kyogre Pokemon Go Kyogre Master League Fast Move: Waterfall

Charge Move: Surf / Blizzard (or Thunder)

Palkia Palkia Master League Fast Move: Dragon Breath

Charge Move: Aqua Tail / Draco Meter

Giratina (Altered Forme) Pokemon Go Giratina Altered Forme Master League Fast Move: Shadow Claw

Charge Move: Dragon Claw / Shadow Sneak

Mewtwo Pokemon Go Mewtwo Master League Fast Move: Psycho Cut

Charge Move: Psystrike / Focus Blast

Lugia Lugia Master League Fast Move: Dragon Tail

Charge Move: Sky Attack / Aeroblast

Groudon Groudon Fast Move: Mud Shot

Charge Move: Fire Punch / Earthquake

Zekrom Zekrom Fast Move: Dragon Breath

Charge Move: Wild Charge / Crunch

Giratina (Origin Forme) Pokemon Go Giratina Origin Forme Master League Fast Move: Shadow Claw

Charge Move: Shadow Ball / Ominous Wind

Togekiss Togekiss Fast Move: Charm

Charge Move: Ancient Power / Flamethrower

In 2020, Dialga dethroned Giratina to take the top spot in Pokemon Go’s Master League over the course of its seasons. Only time will tell whether the meta will have another drastic shift again soon.

Those wanting to compete in the Battle League’s top tier will need to be mindful of the Sinnoh Legendary, as well as the other popular ‘mon players continue to gravitate towards.

Pokemon Go Master League start date & time

The Master League will kick off in the Go Battle League on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 1pm PDT and run until Monday, July 12, 2021, at 1pm PDT.

That means Trainers have two weeks to compete in Go’s top-tier league and prove themselves to be the ultimate champion. A brand new cup called the Element Cup will also run alongside the Master League.

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That’s it for our Master League best team recommendations. You can check out the current and upcoming schedule for the Pokemon Go Battle League Season 8 right here.