The Halloween Great League Cup tier list for Pokémon Go – October 20, 2022

The best of the best Halloween Cup Pokémon candidates.

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The Halloween Cup has returned to Pokémon Go, allowing everyone to battle against other players using their favorite ghostly-themed Pokémon. You have multiple choices to pick from, and you want to ensure you bring the best Pokémon for every team you make. There will be a Great League and Ultra League version of the Halloween Cup, and this guide covers the tier list for the Great League version. Here’s what you need to know about the tier list for the Halloween Great League Cup in Pokémon Go.

The Halloween Great League Cup tier list

It is important to note that this cup will be available from October 20 to 27. You must use Pokémon that do not exceed 1,500 CP, and you must use a Bug, Dark, Fairy, Ghost, or Poison-type Pokémon to compete.

Related: The best Halloween Great League Cup Pokémon teams in Pokémon Go

The Lead Pokemon tier list

The Lead Pokémon will be the first you use against your opponent during a battle. You want this Pokémon to have a mixture of attack and defense stats. But some players also lean into a more aggressive choice for this role. These are some of the best Lead Pokémon choices for the Halloween Cup.

SBeedrill (Shadow), Galarian Weezing, Gengar, Golbat, Nidoqueen, Runerigus, Scizor (Shadow), and Toxapex
AAlolan Grimer, Alolan Marowak, Ariados, Azumarill, Dragalge, Drifblim, Forretress, and Tyranitar
BClefable, Drapion, Froslass, Mandibuzz, Sableye, Seviper, Slurpuff, Sylveon
CDusclops, Escavalier, Gardevoir (Shadow), Granbull, Obstagoon, Scrafty, Toxicroak, and Venomoth
DAlolan Raticate, Chandelure, Cofagrigus, Roserade, Sharpedo, Spritzee, Togekiss, and Whimsicott

The Switch Pokemon tier list

Your Switch Pokémon is the one you swap out for your Lead choice during a fight. The Switch is typically a counter to a Pokémon type that is super effective against your Lead Pokémon. You want to reserve at least one, or both of your shields, to keep it alive because it has a higher attack stat. These are some of our top Switch Pokémon choices for the Halloween Cup.

SAlolan Grimer, Crustle, Froslass, Golbat (Shadow), Nidoqueen, Qwilfish, Skuntank, and Toxapex
AAlolan Marowak, Alolan Ninetales, Beedrill, Crobat, Drapion (Shadow), Galvantula, Gengar, and Umbreon
BAriados, Armaldo, Dragalge, Drifblim, Mandibuzz, Mawile, Mightyena, and Roserade
CAromatisse, Dwebble, Galarian Rapidash, Granbull, Scizor (Shadow), Seviper, Tentacruel, and Wigglytuff
DAzumarill, Gardevoir, Malamar, Sharpedo, Swalot, Sylveon, Obstagoon, and Togekiss

The Closer Pokemon tier list

The Closer Pokémon is the final one you use during a fight. Your final Pokémon must be a choice that can stand by itself, doesn’t require any of your shields, and is pretty robust. You don’t want to have defense purely, though. These are some of the best Closer Pokémon we highly recommend for the Halloween Cup.

SAzumarill, Cofagrigus, Escavalier, Forretress, Froslass, Mandibuzz, Toxapex, and Umbreon
AAlolan Ninetales, Beedrill, Crustle, Drapion, Golbat (Shadow), Honchkrow, Nidoqueen, and Sableye
BBisharp, Dragalge, Drifblim, Dustox, Galarian Slowbro, Genesect, Houndom, and Mawile
CAlolan Marowak, Benette, Clefable, Dusknoir, Jellicent, Obstagoon, Scrafty, and Tyranitar
DArbok, Aromatisse, Chandelure, Heracross, Roserade, Spiritomb, Sylveon, and Weezing