The Master League is Pokemon GO’s most hotly contested GO Battle League competition, as there is no CP limit. You’ll have to defeat Legendary Pokemon to win your battles!

The best team to use in the Pokemon GO Master League is:

  • Groudon
  • Lugia
  • Giratina (Altered Forme).

Between these three Pokemon, you should be able to counter all of the meta picks for the Master League. What’s more, this team has a good balance of damage and survivability.

Here are our top 10 picks for Pokemon to use and their strongest attacks:

PokemonImageTypeFast AttackCharged Attacks
GroudonGroudon Pokemon GOGroundMud ShotPrecipice Blades*
Fire Punch*
LugiaLugia Pokemon GOPsychic/FlyingDragon TailSky Attack
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme) Pokemon GOGhost/DragonShadow ClawDragon Claw
Ancient Power
SolgaleoSolgaleo Pokemon GOPsychic/SteelFire SpinPsychic Fangs
Iron Head
KyuremKyurem Pokemon GODragon/IceDragon BreathGlaciate*
Dragon Claw
DragoniteDragonite Pokemon GODragon/FlyingDragon BreathDragon Claw
Meloetta (Aria)Meloetta (Aria) Pokemon GONormal/PsychicQuick AttackPsyshock
Dazzling Gleam
MewtwoPokemon GO MewtwoPsychicPsycho CutPsystrike*
Shadow Ball*
ZacianPokemon GO ZacianFairyQuick AttackClose Combat 
Play Rough
RayquazaRayquaza Pokemon GODragon/FlyingDragon TailBreaking Swipe*

As long as you teach these Pokemon their powerful attacks, any of them can help you get plenty of wins in the Master League. You’ll want to win as many battles as possible so you can earn all of the great GO Battle League rewards for this season!

Groudon Lugia and Giratina Pokemon GO

Master League Rules

There are no rules or CP limit in the Master League. This means that players can use any Pokemon they wish, including Legendaries!

As the CP range is unlimited to enter, Pokemon of any strength can be used in battles too!

Master League Pokemon GO

Master League Dates During Pokemon GO Season of Hidden Gems

The Master League will be active for four different weeks during the Season of Hidden Gems:

  • July 6-13
  • August 10-17
  • August 17-24
  • August 24 – September 1

In addition to the Master League, the other regular competitions in the GO Battle League are the Great League and Ultra League. We’ve got the best teams to use in those too:

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