The Pokemon GO Catch Cup is a league going on from November 23 through November 30. Like other limited-time leagues, there are special requirements your Pokemon must meet to participate. Given the limited options, you may be wondering about the best Pokemon teams to use in the Catch Cup in Pokemon GO.

You must use Pokemon caught on or after November 9, and any Pokemon caught beforehand will not be able to join your team. For that reason, your pool might be limited. We have a few options below, most of which are easy to obtain, that you can refer to for help. Egg hatches are allowed, as long as you got the Egg after the start of Season 5.

Best Pokemon teams to use in the Catch Cup in Pokemon GO

Here are some excellent team options to use for the Catch Cup in Pokemon GO:

  • Skarmory, Marowak (Alolan), Scrafty
  • Wigglytuff, Skarmory, Whiscash
  • Sirfetch’d, Altaria, Wigglytuff

If you want to make the team yourself, refer to this Pokemon list for some excellent Catch Cup options. Keep in mind that these may not be the absolute best Pokemon, but they are easily accessible and perform well during the meta.

  • Best: Skarmory, Marowak (Alolan), Scrafty, Hypno (Shadow)
  • Great: Whiscash, Wigglytuff, Azumarill, Sirfetch’d, Altaria
  • Good: Medicham, Mantyke, Ferrothorn, Victreebel

Skarmory is one of the Pokemon a lot of players may already have from the GO Battle League. It’s a possible reward, and you don’t necessarily need to double-move it. A good moveset for Skarmory is Air Slash and Sky Attack.

Scraggy is another possible reward in GO Battle League and another excellent option for the Catch Cup. We’re using Scrafty here, but there’s a good chance you have one available to use in this league. Hypno is another easy one to obtain, obtained from one of the Pokemon GO Team Leaders. As soon as you get your hands on a Rocket Radar, you can get a Shadow Hypno.

Jigglypuff had its Spotlight Hour during November 10, so evolve it, and you have a strong contender for the Catch Cup. Farfetch’d (Galarian) is another option from the GO Battle League. Make it your buddy and get ten excellent throws, and you now have an easy Sirfetch’d. 

Barboach and Swablu are two other Pokemon that are super common to find in the wild. While Swablu requires a steep investment to evolve, these are viable options to throw on your teams. Many other great options depend on many things, like whether you live near a particular nest and which Pokemon you’ve seen in abundance. Hopefully, this guide helps you out with some of the best Pokemon teams to use in the Catch Cup in Pokemon GO.