Pokemon Go’s Great League Remix puts a major twist on a familiar Go Battle League challenge, forcing trainers to rethink the Pokemon they’d usually have on their best team.
Season 13 of the Go Battle League has begun, and things have gone full circle as the Great League is once again returning to play. Running alongside it will be the Great League Remix, which switches the game up entirely.
As well as the traditional 1500 CP limit on Pokemon in your team, the top 20 Pokemon used by Ace rank Trainers and above in the Great League will be banned from entry, meaning popular choices like Trevenant and Swampert are unavailable.
With so many restrictions put in place by Niantic, it might be hard to figure out what Pokemon you should use. To help you out, we’ve put together a ‘best team’ and a list of recommendations to take into the Great League Remix.
- Best team for the Great League Remix
- Best Pokemon for the Great League Remix
- Banned Pokemon in the Great League Remix
- Great League Remix start date & time
For the best chance of success in the Great League Remix, we’d recommend a team consisting of Regirock, Mandibuzz, and Machamp. These three will give you solid coverage and wins against some of the biggest opponents you’ll face.
As with any League or Cup in the Go Battle League, though, it’s hard to say what a definitive ‘best team’ will be, as it really depends on the Pokemon you’re up against – something you won’t know until you’ve already entered a battle.
However, there are some standouts that should definitely be on your radar. Below you’ll find information on five of the best Pokemon (and movesets) to take into the Great League Remix to help you win and work your way up the ranks.
- Fast Move: Snarl
- Charged Moves: Foul Play and Aerial Ace
- Resistances: Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ground, and Psychic
- Weaknesses: Electric, Fairy, Ice, and Rock
Mandibuzz is one of the most versatile Pokemon you can get for the 1500 CP format, rising to the top in the Halloween Cup, the Willpower Cup, and right here in the Great League Remix. It’s got high bulk and can take down some of the most common Pokemon you’ll come across.
Snarl is a great Fast Move when it comes to energy generation, allowing Mandibuzz to access its brilliant Charged Moves: Foul Play and Aerial Ace. Both of these attacks have STAB and, together, they offer a good amount of coverage.
- Fast Move: Psycho Cut
- Charged Moves: Moonblast and Grass Knot
- Resistances: Fighting and Psychic
- Weaknesses: Bug, Dark, and Ghost
Cresselia is another rare Legendary that performs well in the Great League Remix. If you’ve got one under the 1500 CP limit, it’s one of the best Pokemon to have on your team – although you’ll need to watch out for Mandibuzz, which has now been moved off the ban list.
When it comes to Fast Moves, go with Psychic Cut for energy generation or Confusion for STAB damage. Moonblast is the clear standout Charged Move, with Grass Knot providing a good second choice for extra coverage if you can afford it.
- Fast Move: Mud Shot
- Charged Move: Mud Bomb and Blizzard
- Strengths: Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, and Steel
- Weaknesses: Grass
Whiscash has always been a solid choice for the Great League, and that’s only amplified in the Remix where many better options have been banned – especially when a Ground/Water-typing means it only has one weakness, Grass.
The Fast Move Mud Shot has great energy gain, allowing Whiscash to access its Charged Moves. For these, you should go with the low-cost Mud Bomb for spamming, and the powerful Blizzard for an incredible 135 Damage.
- Fast Move: Lock On
- Charged Move: Stone Edge and Focus Blast
- Strengths: Fire, Flying, Normal, and Poison
- Weaknesses: Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water
With Registeel banned this season, the Legendary titan that rises to the top of the Great League Remix is Regirock, who fulfills a very similar role to Registeel (although it admittedly doesn’t have quite as many type resistances).
Just like Registeel, this Legendary titan benefits from Lock On as a Fast Move, which you’ll definitely want in your moveset. Then, for its Charged Move, go with Stone Edge for huge power and relatively low cost, with Focus Blast as a devastating secondary attack.
- Fast Move: Counter
- Charged Move: Cross Chop and Rock Slide
- Strengths: Bug, Dark, and Rock
- Weaknesses: Flying, Fairy, and Psychic
Surprisingly, Pokemon Go fan-favorite Machamp still hasn’t been banned in the Great League Remix. Shadow Machamp is the supreme option, but even in regular form, good ol’ Machamp is the best Fighting-type you’ll be able to use here.
Counter is the best Fast Move you can get with Machamp. Team it up with the Charged Move Cross Chop, and you’ve got two excellent STAB moves. Rock Slide as a second Charged Move will give you coverage against Flying-types, one of Machamp’s weaknesses.
- Fast Move: Charm
- Charged Move: Play Rough and Ice Beam
- Strengths: Bug, Dark, Dragon, and Ghost
- Weaknesses: Poison and Steel
With Azumarill banned from the Great League Remix, you might be looking for another Fairy-type that can use Charm to take its place. Wigglytuff is arguably the best substitute, with great bulk and the ability to take on popular opponents like Machamp and Whiscash.
As we mentioned, you’ll want to use Charm as Wigglytuff’s Fast Move. When it comes to Charged Moves, opt for Play Rough to get some great STAB damage and Ice Beam as a secondary Charged Move for extra coverage.
The ban list has changed slightly in Season 13 of the Go Battle League. Right now, the following 20 Pokemon cannot be used in the Great League Remix:
- Alolan Ninetales
- Defense Forme Deoxys
- Galarian Stunfisk
As you can see, the most powerful Pokemon in the Great League meta like Azumarill and Galarian Stunfisk have been excluded from the Great League Remix, so Trainers will really have to think outside the box for this one.
But if you use any of the Pokemon we’ve suggested, you should have a great shot at success.
The Great League Remix will start on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM GMT and end on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 1PM PT.
That’s it for our Great League Remix recommendations. To help you get ahead of the curve, you can check out the full Pokemon Go Battle League Season 13 schedule right here.