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

The Pokémon Great League has returned for Season 7, with some changes to the meta.

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The new season for the Battle League has arrived to Pokémon Go. Season 7 is here, and with it, plenty of rewards for players to acquire as they work their way up against the heated competition. The first series of battles players will be participating in is the Great League. This competition features Pokémon that do not exceed 1,500 CP. You’ll need to craft a team of three Pokémon, each working together to protect each other’s strengths and weaknesses. We’ve crafted out some ideal team to complement the Great League meta players will encounter in these battles.

The first half of Season 7 features the Great League Competition, and it will be occurring from March 1 to the 15.

Pelipper, Meganium, and Galarian Stunfisk

Pelipper is a solid Pokémon to consider for your team. It’s a robust Flying and Water-type Pokémon, perfect to protect your Galarian Stunfisk from other Pokémon that are likely going to counter it. You always want to throw in the reliable Meganium for good measure because you can expect plenty of Water-type Pokémon in the Great League. Whenever you run into a tricky battle, you can switch your Galarian Stunfisk in to the fight to do plenty of damage.

  • Pelipper: Wing Attack (fast move), weather ball (Water-type), and hurricane
  • Meganium: Vine Whip (fast move), frenzy plant, and earthquake
  • Galarian Stunfisk: Mud Shot (fast move), rock slide, and earthquake

Mew, Sirfetch’d, and Skarmory

For those with an incredibly legendary Pokémon tucked away, the Great League is the time to use your Mew. This Psychic-type Pokémon is a good choice to throw your opponents through a loop, especially given the widely diverse abilities it can use. To round out your team, we recommend using Sirfetch’d and Skarmory. Of the two, Sirfetch’d has an equally diverse moveset, making it excellent to protect Mew.

  • Mew: Shadow Claw (fast move), wild charge, and surf
  • Sirfetch’d: Counter (fast move), leaf blade, and night slash
  • Skarmory: Air Slash (fast move), brave bird, and sky attack

Azumarill, Alolan Marowak, and Sableye

Everyone’s favorite Pokémon to see at the top of the Great League charts is Azumaril, a Fairy and Water-type. It has incredible stats for this competition, is ideal to use against plenty of trainers. However, because it’s commonly used, you can expect players to use Pokémon to counter it. We recommend using Alolan Marowak, a Ghost and Fire-type Pokémon, and Sableye, a Dark and Ghost-type. These two can switch out for Azumarill and dish out a lot of damage themselves.

  • Azumarill: Bubble (fast move), hydro pump, and ice beam
  • Alolan Marowak: Fire spin (fast move), bone club, and shadow bone
  • Sableye: Shadow claw (fast move), foul play, and return

Politoed, Froslass, and Alolan Ninetales

During the mid-portion of the Battle League’s sixth season, Politoed received an upgrade and became a more prominent member of the Great and Ultra League meta. It’s a Ground and Water-type Pokémon, making it only weak to Grass-type moves and Pokémon. We recommend you pair it up with Froslass and Alolan Ninetales. Both of these Pokémon are useful Ice-types, and Froslass continues to become a recommended Pokémon, especially in the restrictive Cup battles featured in the Battle League.

  • Politoed: Mud shot (fast move), earthquake, and weather ball (Water-type)
  • Froslass: Powder snow (fast move), avalanche, and shadow ball
  • Alolan Ninetales: Powder snow (fast move), psyshock, and weather ball (Ice-type)

Abomasnow, Azumarill, and Galarian Stunfisk

The final team we recommend trainers consider creating features a Pokémon capable of being useful in the Great and Ultra League, Abomasnow. It’s a Grass and Ice-type Pokémon, making it extremely weak to Fire-type moves and Pokémon. You can protect that weakness using the highly recommended Azumarill, and to top off the team, you can use Galarian Stunfisk to stabilize everyone. It’s a powerful team, especially by using two of the strongest Pokémon recommended for players to use in this competition.

  • Abomasnow: Powder snow (fast move), energy ball, and weather ball (Ice-type)
  • Azumarill: Bubble (fast move), hydro pump, and ice beam
  • Galarian Stunfisk: Mud shot (fast move), earthquake, and rock slide

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