The Ultra League tier list in Pokémon Go – July 2022

What are the best options?

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The Ultra League competition has returned to Pokémon Go in July 2022. You’ll be able to participate in this from July 20 to 27, increasing your overall ranking and earning rewards along the way. You’ll only be able to use Pokémon that do not exceed the 2,500 CP cap. For the three Pokémon you can use on your team, you’ll want to make sure they each serve a role. In this guide, we’re going to break down the Ultra League tier list to give you the best choices for your Ultra League team.

The Ultra League tier list

Lead tier list

The Lead Pokémon in your team will be the first you use in a fight. They want to be a bulky option, capable of standing alone in a battle, but they might rely on a single shield to keep them up.

TierPokémon
SAbomasnow, Articuno, Galarian Stunfisk, Jellicent, Nidoqueen (Shadow), Pidgeot, Talonflame, and Trevenant
ACofagrigus, Drapion (Shadow), Greedent, Lapras, Mandibuzz, Meganium, Steelix, Swampert, and Umbreon
BClefable, Drifblim, Forretress, Gengar, Obstagoon, Skarmory, Snorlax, Suicune, and Sylveon
CAlolan Muk, Charizard, Flygon (Shadow), Gliscor, Gourgeist, Milotic, Politoed, Primeape, Regirock, and Venusaur
DAromatisse, Forretress, Gyarados, Lucario, Machamp, Ninetales, Pangoro, Sirfetch’d, and Togekiss

These will be Pokémon choices that you want to have enough bulk to last in a fight, but they also wish to have a suitable amount of attack power to knock out most Pokémon they face. The fewer weaknesses they have, the better they’ll be. Don’t be afraid to use at least one shield on them.

Switch tier list

The Switch Pokémon is the choice in your roster that you swap in when your lead Pokémon is being countered or is fighting against one of its weaknesses. You want to treat your Switch Pokémon in your team as the glass cannon, capable of defeating any Pokémon they face.

TierPokémon
SGliscor, Greedent, Lapras, Mandibuzz, Politoed (Shadow), Registeel, Trevenant, Umbreon, and Zangoose
ACofagrigus, Drapion, Drifblim, Gourgeist, Perrserker, Pidgeot, Regirock, Snorlax, and Swampert
BAbomasnow, Cradily, Genesect (Douse), Machamp, Magnezone (Shadow), Malamar, Regice, Steelix, and Whiscash
CClefable, Crustle, Gengar, Gyarados, Porgyon 2, Swampert, Sylveon, Talonflame, and Tangrowth
DBlastoise, Cloyster, Gardevoir, Giratina (Origin), Lugia, Obstagoon, Samurott, Skarmory, and Venusaur

If you’re using your Switch Pokémon, they will be geared to cut through any opponent they face. You can work them to become the counter to any Pokémon that would be your Lead Pokémon’s weaknesses if you prefer. You want to reserve at least one, potentially two, shields for this Pokémon.

Closer tier list

The Closer Pokémon in your roster will be the final one you use. This is because you want it to be the largest bulk and have the best defenses.

TierPokémon
SHo-Oh, Lugia, Regice, Regirock, Registeel, Steelix, Swampert, Talonflame, and Trevenant
ADeoxys (Defense), Escavalier, Hearcross, Hitmontop, Ludicolo, Skuntank, Steelix, Sylveon, and Umbreon
BAlomomola, Banette, Drapion, Gengar, Jellicent, Malamar, Scrafty, Sirfetch’d, and Snorlax
CCharizard, Chesnaught, Clefable, Excadrill, Gliscor (Shadow), Heracross, Melmetal, Primeape, and Serperior
DAltaria, Lanturn, Machamp, Obstagoon, Pelipper, Skuntank, Torkoal, Yveltal, and Zangoose

When you use your Closer Pokémon, you have no other options on your roster. Because it’s your final Pokémon, you want to ensure it can stand by itself without assistance from any shields or other Pokémon in your team.