The Catch Cup is a Pokemon GO Battle League tournament that takes place at the end of each season of the game, and it is back for the conclusion of Adventures Abound.

However, picking teams for the Catch Cup can be very tricky as you can only use Pokemon you caught during the current season. That’s why we’ve got some suggestions of which Pokemon you should use in your team, provided you caught one after September 1, 2023!

The best team to use in the Pokemon GO Catch Cup: Adventures Abound Edition depends on which Pokemon you caught, since September 1, 2023.

The meta team is Medicham, Carbink, and Lickitung, but if you don’t have these available, there are plenty more great choices like Gligar, Swampert, Steelix, and Clodsire.

Medicham, Carbink. and Lickitung Pokemon GO

These are the top 15 Pokemon to use in the Catch Cup: Adventures Abound Edition and their strongest attacks:

PokemonTypeFast AttackCharged Attacks
Medicham (XL)
Medicham Pokemon GO
Fighting/PsychicCounterIce Punch
Carbink (XL)
Carbink Pokemon GO
Rock/FairyRock ThrowRock Slide
Pokemon GO Lickitung Table
NormalLickBody Slam
Power Whip
Gligar Pokemon GO
Ground/FlyingWing AttackAerial Ace
Registeel Pokemon GO
SteelLock OnFocus Blast
Zap Cannon
Swampert Pokemon GO
Water/GroundMud ShotHydro Cannon*
Steelix Pokemon GO
Steel/GroundDragon TailBreaking Swipe
Clodsire Pokemon GO
Poison/GroundPoison StingEarthquake
Sludge Bomb
Galarian Stunfisk
Pokemon GO Galarian Stunfisk
Ground/SteelMud ShotRock Slide
Mandibuzz Pokemon GO
Dark/FlyingSnarlDark Pulse
Aerial Ace
Pelipper Pokemon GO
Water/FlyingWing AttackWeather Ball (Water)
Dubwool Pokemon GO
NormalDouble KickBody Slam
Scrafty Pokemon GO
Dark/FightingShadow ClawFoul Play
Power-Up Punch
Whiscash Pokemon GO
Water/GroundMud ShotMud Bomb
Mantine Pokemon GO
Water/FlyingWing AttackAerial Ace
Ice Beam

Any Pokemon with an (XL) next to it requires XL Candy to reach to 1500 CP. This is the CP limit for the Catch Cup.

Meanwhile, starred (*) attacks are featured attacks. If your Pokemon does not already know one of these attacks, you’ll need an Elite TM to teach it to them.


When selecting Pokemon for the Catch Cup: Adventures Abound Edition in the GO Battle League, you must follow these rules:

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below to enter
  • Only Pokemon that were caught during the Adventures Abound season are allowed
    • This season started on September 1, 2023
  • Mythical Pokemon are not eligible
Pokemon GO Catch Cup Icon

When is the Catch Cup: Adventures Abound Edition? Start & End Date

The Catch Cup: Adventures Abound Edition is in the GO Battle League from November 17 to November 24, 2023.

It will rotate in and out of the GO Battle League at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST on these days.

  • Starts: Event has started.
  • Ends:
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