Best team for the Fighting Cup Remix in Pokemon Go

Toxicroak in the Fighting Cup RemixNiantic

The Fighting Cup is getting a Great League Edition Remix in the Pokemon Go Battle League, which means you’re going to have to rethink your ‘best team’ from last time around.

There are loads of unique cups to take part in during the Season of Mythical Wishes in Pokemon Go, including a classic one that’s getting a fresh spin: The Fighting Cup Great League Edition Remix.

In this remixed version, you won’t be able to use four of the most popular Pokemon from the Fighting Cup (Buzzwole, Hakamo-o, Kommo-o, and Sneasler), so you’ll have to think outside the box a little bit.

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To help you out, we’ve put together what we believe is the best team of Pokemon you can use in the Fighting Cup Great League Edition Remix below.

Machop appearing in the Pokemon Go Fighting Cup best teamNiantic

Best team for the Fighting Cup Remix in Pokemon Go

One of the best teams for the Fighting Cup Great League Edition Remix in Pokemon Go is Toxicroak, Galarian Farfetch’d, and Machamp.

Toxicroak is the obvious standout for the Fighting Cup Remix because of its resistance to Fighting-type attacks, which means there are only a few threats it needs to worry about. It’s also got a high Attack stat and some great moves including Counter.

Galarian Farfetch’d is a great counter for all the Toxicroak that will inevitably appear on opposing teams, but Throh or Shadow Poliwrath could also fill this role well. Finally, Machamp is a great all-rounder for the third spot on your team.

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Here are the movesets you’re going to want to run this team with:

PokemonFast MoveCharged Moves
ToxicroakCounterMud Bomb & Sludge Bomb
Galarian Farfetch’dFury CutterBrave Bird & Leaf Blade
MachampCounterCross Chop & Close Combat

These three Pokemon are top of the rankings on PvPoke which means they have a very high win rate. Of course, they’ll also need to know their optimal moves and be powered up as close to the 1500 CP limit as possible to perform at their best.

We’d usually put a disclaimer here about how it’s impossible to say what a ‘best team’ truly looks like, as it always depends on the Pokemon your opponent uses, but in a cup as niche as this one, it seems safe to say that this is probably the team to beat.

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If you don’t have a Toxicroak, it might be best to give this cup a miss. Remember that the Great League will still be running alongside this cup, and we’ve got a best team guide that can help you out there.

Pokemon Go Fighting Cup Remix rules & restrictions

The main rule of the Fighting Cup Great League Edition Remix in Pokemon Go is that only Fighting-type Pokemon under 1500 CP are eligible to enter.

Psychic-types are banned, which rules out Gallade and Medicham, while the following Pokemon are not eligible because of Remix rules: Buzzwole, Hakamo-o, Kommo-o, and Sneasler.

Pokemon Go Fighting Cup start & end date

The Fighting Cup Great League Edition Remix will begin on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM GMT and run until Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 1PM PT.

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