Best Pokémon teams for the Ultra League in Pokémon Go – March 2021

The best Ultra League teams for the Pokémon Go Battle League.

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The Ultra League has arrived in Pokémon Go, and with it, a new roster of potential Pokémon players can use in the Ultra League. It’s a step above the Great League, and players can expect a distinct change to the Ultra League meta for Season 7. There are a few returning champions from Season 6. Still, overall, the Ultra League meta has shifted a bit now that a good amount of players have plenty of XL candy at their disposal to beef up their favorite Pokémon. Several choices have appeared in the Great League that are now available in the Ultra League.

The first part of the Season 7 Ultra League for Pokémon Go will happen from March 15 to the 29. You’ll need to use Pokémon that do not exceed a maximum CP of 2,500.

Best Pokémon Teams for the Ultra League

Talonflame, Regirock, and Meganium

A new, high-value choice in the Ultra League is Talonflame. Following its March Community Day, the Pokémon has become a widely used Pokémon because of its new fast move, incinerate. We recommend using it alongside legendary Pokémon Regirock and Meganium, typical Pokémon that you regularly see in the Ultra League. It’s a solid matchup for any players keen on trying out Talonflame for the first time.

  • Talonflame: Incinerate (fast move), brave bird, and flame charge
  • Regirock: Lock on (fast move), stone edge, and focus blast
  • Meganium: Vine whip (fast move), frenzy plant, and earthquake

Lapras, Venusaur, and Machamp

The Ultra League is a playground for Lapras. It’s a great Pokémon to use in this competition, and you can expect to see plenty of players trying out various Lapras teams. We recommend using it alongside Venusaur and a Machamp that knows payback. Venusaur is always a sturdy option for the Ultra League, and you can always switch out to it whenever you have an opponent that counters Lapras.

  • Lapras: Ice shard (fast move), surf, and ice beam
  • Venusaur: Vine whip (fast move), frenzy plant, and sludge bomb
  • Machamp: Counter (fast move), cross chop, and payback

Articuno, Giratina (Altered), and Swampert

For those trying to find a use for your Articuno, this is the time to use it. Articuno is a good choice to take down several of the Ultra League meta Pokémon you’re going to see regularly. We recommend using Giratina (Altered) with it, along with another Ultra League regular, Swampert. Because Articuno is more of a tank, we recommend using it first in your lineup.

  • Articuno: Ice shard (fast move), icy wind, and hurricane
  • Giratina (Altered): Shadow claw (fast move), dragon claw, and shadow sneak
  • Swampert: Mud shot (fast move), hydro cannon, and earthquake

Charizard, Cresselia, and Umbreon

Those who have been trying to figure out how to tackle the many Dragon, Grass, and Ice-type Pokémon, swoop in with a Charizard. It’s a valid option, and in the Ultra League, it can truly thrive against the other Pokémon. You want to make sure you’re ready for any Electric or Water-types, making Cresselia a good partner. If you need a tanky Pokémon that can hit fairly hard, we recommend rounding your team with Umbreon.

  • Charizard: Dragon breath (fast move), blast burn, and dragon claw
  • Cresselia: Psycho cut (fast move), grass knot, and moonblast
  • Umbreon: Snarl (fast move), foul play, and last resort

Abomasnow, Cresselia, and Escavalier

For the final team, Abomasnow, Cresselia, and Escavalier are powerful team that can take on plenty of trainers. Abomasnow’s several Ice-type attacks make a resounding choice. Cresselia has become a good pick in the Ultra League, and to ensure you don’t have too many counters to Cresslia, an Escavalier as the final Pokémon can help this team quite a bit.

  • Abomasnow: Powder snow (fast move), weather ball (Ice-type), and energy ball
  • Cresselia: Psycho cut (fast move), grass knot, and moonblast
  • Escavalier: Counter (fast move), megahorn, and drill run