The Weather Cup tier list in Pokémon Go – April 19, 2023

What are the best Pokémon to use in the Weather Cup?

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The Weather Cup has arrived as a competitive cup in Pokémon Go. In this mode, you’ll have the chance to take a limited roster and use it against another player, pitting your teams against each out to see who comes out on top. You want to ensure you bring the best Pokémon to blow away the competition. This guide will cover the tier list and the best Pokémon to use in the Weather Cup in Pokémon Go.

The Weather Cup tier list

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The Weather Cup will be happening from April 19, 2023, to April 26, 2023, in Pokémon Go. You’ll have the chance to bring your ideal team against other players, and each Pokémon on your team must be a Fire, Ice, Rock, or Water-type, and they must be at or below 2,500 CP to qualify.

Related: The best Pokémon Teams for the Weather Cup in Pokémon Go

Lead tier list

Your Lead Pokémon will be the first Pokémon you use during the battle. You call it out first, and it will take the initial hits of the battle. You want to make sure the Pokémon in this role has a decent amount of defense and a suitable amount of attack to defeat an opponent. A Lead Pokémon can make or break a team in Pokémon Go. If it’s weak against what your opponent uses, swap to your Switch Pokémon as quickly as possible. You want to reserve at least one shield for this Pokémon.

SAbomasnow, Cradily, Lanturn, Ludicolo, Samurott, Swampert, Tapu Fini, and Tentacruel
AAlolan Ninetales, Alolan Sandslash, Arcanine, Blaziken, Jellicent, Mr. Rime, Poliwrath, and Salazzle
BArticuno, Golisopod, Gyarados, Politoed, Qwilfish, Regice, Regirock, and Walrein
CAggron, Araquanid, Kingdra, Kyurem, Lapras, Lycanroc (Midnight), Pelipper, and Probopass
DAvalugg, Blastoise, Empoleon, Magmaortar, Palkia, Seaking, Sudowoodo, and Victini

Switch tier list

Your Switch Pokémon will serve as a counter to your Lead Pokémon. It should be resistant to anything your Lead is weak to, and it will be more of an attacker. It should have a significantly higher attack power or serve as a hybrid attacker/defender with a balanced set of stats. Keep your team’s weaknesses and resistances in mind when finding a Pokémon for this role.

This is one of the tougher roles to fill in Pokémon Go, so don’t rush this process. You want to reserve at least one, sometimes two, shields for this one.

SCradily, Gyarados, Jellicent, Politoed, Poliwrath, Regirock, Samurott, and Swampert
AAbomasnow, Blastoise, Golisopod, Lanturn, Palkia, Seismitoad, Tapu Fini, and Walrein
BBarbaracle, Golduck, Ludicolo, Lycanroc (Midnight), Milotic, Regice, Seaking, and Terrakion
CBlaziken, Kingdra, Kingler, Pelipper, Quagisre, Qwilfish, Sudowoodo, and Vaporeon
DAlolan Sandslash, Alomomola, Gastrodon, Kyurem, Magmortar, Mr. Rime, Tentacruel, and Wailord

Closer tier list

The final Pokémon in your roster will be the Closer. It will be the last you use against your opponent and should have the highest defense on your roster. While it should have a high defense, making sure it has a good enough attack to defend against the opponent is also important, ensuring you can obtain victory even if the rest of your team has been defeated.

Similar to the Switch Pokémon, the Closer is one of the tougher roles to fill in Pokémon Go. You shouldn’t have to use a shield for this Pokémon, but that may change based on your strategy.

SAbomasnow, Cradily, Kingdra, Lanturn, Ludicolo, Regice, Regirock, and Tapu Fini
AAlolan Golem, Ho-Oh, Jellicent, Samurott, Slowking, Swampert, Tentacruel, and Typhlosion
BAlolan Ninetales, Alolan Sandslash, Kyurem, Nihilego, Poliwrath, Probopass, Slowbro, and Victini
CBlaziken, Cryogonal, Gyarados, Lapras, Milotic, Qwilfish, Reshiram, and Walrein
DAggron, Articuno, Crustle, Lapras, Mamoswine, Palkia, Seismitoad, and Sudowoodo