Pokemon GO: Best Halloween Cup Team

October 15, 2021

Halloween has always been one of the most popular times in Pokemon GO, dating back to the title’s first year.

As we head into this year’s spooky event, Niantic is adding another string to its bow.

Alongside the traditional Halloween extravaganza, players will be able to get involved in the Halloween Cup in the GO Battle League.

So to help you become a champ, here are what we think are the best Halloween Cup team choices you can make.

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What Are The Rules?

As with all GO Battle League cups, there are special rules players have to adhere to with their Halloween Cup team. They are as follows:

  • Maximum CP of 1,500
  • Pokemon must be Bug-, Dark-, Fairy-, Ghost- or Poison-type to be eligible.

What Are The Best Halloween Cup Pokemon and Their Movesets?

Following the above rules, here are the best Pokemon you can choose for your Halloween Cup team according to PVPoke.

  • Mandibuzz – Air Slash/Aerial Ace/Foul Play
  • Golbat – Wing Attack/Poison Fang/Shadow Ball
  • Azumarill – Bubble/Ice Beam/Play Rough
  • Nidoqueen – Poison Jab/Poison Fang/Earth Power
  • Beedrill (Shadow) – Poison Jab/Poison Fang/Earth Power
  • Ninetales (Alolan) – Powder Snow/Weather Ball/Dazzling Gleam
  • Wormadam XL (Trash) – Confusion/Iron Head/Bug Buzz
  • Mawile – Fire Fang/Power-Up Punch/Play Rough
  • Crustle – Smack Down/X-Scissor/
  • Jellicent – Hex/Bubble Beam/Shadow Ball
  • Froslass – Powder Snow/Avalanche/Shadow Ball
  • Grimer XL (Alolan) – Poison Jab/Crunch/Sludge Bomb
  • Forretress – Bug Bite/Mirror Shot/Earthquake
  • Scizor (Shadow) – Bullet Punch/Night Slash/Iron Head
  • Umbreon – Snarl/Foul Play/Last Resort
  • Skuntank (Shadow) – Poison Jab/Crunch/Flamethrower
  • Muk (Alolan) – Poison Jab/Acid Spray/Dark Pulse
  • Sableye XL – Shadow Claw/Foul Play/Return
  • Marowak (Alolan) – Fire Spin/Shadow Bone/Bone Club
  • Drapion – Poison Sting/Crunch/Sludgebomb
  • Pawniard – Fury Cutter/Night Slash/Iron Head
  • Wigglytuff – Charm/Ice Beam/Play Rough
  • Vullaby – Air Slash/Brave Bird/Foul Play
  • Cofagrigus – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball/Foul Play
  • Qwilfish – Poison Sting/Aqua Tail/Sludge Wave
  • Tentacruel – Poison Jab/Acid Spray/Hydro Pump
  • Crobat – Air Slash/Poison Fang/Shadow Ball
  • Dragalge – Dragon Tail/Aqua Tail/Outrage
  • Drifblim – Hex/Icy Wind/Shadow Ball
  • Tyranitar (Shadow) – Smack Down/Stone Edge/Crunch
  • Clefable – Charm/Meteor Mash/Moonblast

Best Halloween Cup Team Selections

Based on a combination of factors, here are the team selections that we think can be really successful during the Halloween Cup.

  • Golbat/Azumarill/Ninetales
  • Mawile/Crustle/Jellicent
  • Frosslass/Mandibuzz/Beedrill
  • Forretress/Muk/Marowak
  • Cofagrigus/Wigglytuff/Drapion
  • Tyranitar/Scizor/Umbreon
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