When it comes to picking out Pokémon for the Ultra League, you have a variety of choices in Pokémon Go. You have even more choices in the Premier Cup version of this. The Premier Cup works similar to the regular Ultra League competition where any Pokémon you use cannot exceed 2,500. However, the big difference is you cannot use any mythical or legendary Pokémon. Every other Pokémon is fair game, though. The Ultra League Premier Cup will go from August 9 to 23. In this guide, we’re going to detail a tier list for the best Pokémon for you to consider using in the Ultra League Premier Cup in Pokémon Go.
We also have a guide detailing the best Pokémon teams for the Ultra League Premier Cup.
Premier Cup Ultra League tier list
Lead tier list
The Lead Pokémon in your team will be the first Pokémon in your roster that you throw into battle. You want to make sure they’re a bulky option. They’re capable of putting some heavy pressure against them.
|S||Abomasnow, Dragalge, Jellicent, Nidoqueen (Shadow), Primeape, Scrafty, Stunfisk (Galarian), and Swampert|
|A||Drifblim, Lucario, Machamp (Shadow), Magnezone, Meganium, Sirfetch’d, Skarmory, and Talonflame|
|B||Dragonite (Shadow), Escavalier, Ferrothorn, Gallade, Mantine, Ninetales (Alolan), Politoed (Shadow), and Toxicroak|
|C||Altaria, Bellossom, Drapion, Gallade (Shadow), Gengar, Granbull (Shadow), Seisimitoad, and Serperior|
|D||Crobat (Shadow), Flygon (Shadow), Gliscor, Lapras (Shadow), Pelipper, Steelix, Umbreon, and Zangoose|
The Lead Pokémon will be capable of battling for a good chunk of the fight. The more bulk it has, and even a fast attack that it can spam makes it much more desirable. You want to reserve using at last one shield on it.
Switch tier list
The Switch Pokémon in your team will be the choice you use to deal a massive amount to an opponent in a short amount of time. They want to be a glass cannon capable of punching through nearly any opponent.
|S||Bouffalant, Drapion (Shadow), Gallade, Goodra, Nidoqueen (Shadow), Roserade, Stunfisk (Galarian), and Zangoose|
|A||Dragalge, Gengar, Gyarados (Shadow), Jellicent, Pelipper, Politoed (Shadow), Snorlax (Shadow), and Venusaur|
|B||Lucario, Meganium, Muk (Shadow), Ninetales (Alolan), Seaking, Sirfetch’d, Skuntank, and Umbreon|
|C||Crobat (Shadow), Flygon (Shadow), Froslass, Galvantula, Obstagoon, Rapidash (Galarian), Tangrowth, and Whiscash|
|D||Blaziken, Gliscor (Shadow), Hypno, Mantine, Perrserker, Pinsir (Shadow), Scolipede, and Vigoroth|
The Switch Pokémon in your roster needs to be one with the most attack power. You want to use it to counter any of your Lead Pokémon’s weaknesses. You want to use one shield to protect it, and potentially use both of them.
Closer tier list
The Closer Pokémon is the bulkiest Pokémon in your team. It’s capable of taking the most damage and doing a decent amount back. It’s not the most powerful, but its defenses are superb.
|S||Electivire (Shadow), Hariyama (Shadow), Heracross, Hitmontop, Magnezone (Shadow), Skarmory (Shadow), Stunfisk (Galarian), and Venusaur (Shadow)|
|A||Abomasnow (Shadow), Ludicolo, Roserade, Sirfetch’d, Staraptor, Steelix, Swampert (Shadow), and Talonflame|
|B||Alomomola, Banette (Shadow), Cradily, Gallade (Shadow), Lanturn, Manectric (Shadow), Muk (Alolan), and Ninetales (Alolan)|
|C||Blastoise, Excadrill, Goodra, Honchkrow, Politoed, Raichu, Scrafty, and Slowbro (Galarian)|
|D||Ampharos, Clefable, Drifblim, Empoleon, Froslass, Kingdra (Shadow), Lucario, and Zebstrika|
You want to choose between a defensive Pokémon or one that’s capable of overpowering any other opponent. You don’t want to reserve any of your shields for this Pokémon, instead, using it on your Switch or Lead choices.