The Catch Cup: Hidden Gems Edition only allows Pokemon that trainers have caught this season, making the meta unpredictable, unlike other GO Battle League competitions. However, we’ve still got a good idea about what the strongest Pokemon for it will be!

The best team to use in the Pokemon GO Catch Cup: Hidden Gems Edition depends on which Pokemon you have caught this season, as you can only use Pokemon that you have caught since June 1, 2023.

Despite this, any Pokemon that is powerful in the Great League, such as Registeel, Galarian Stunfisk, Swampert, Pelipper, and Medicham, are great options.

These are the top 10 Pokemon to use in the Catch Cup: Hidden Gems Edition and their strongest attacks:

PokemonImageTypeFast AttackCharged Attacks
RegisteelRegisteel Pokemon GOSteelLock OnFocus Blast
Zap Cannon*
Galarian StunfiskPokemon GO Galarian StunfiskGround/SteelMud ShotRock Slide
Earthquake
PelipperPelipper Pokemon GOWater/FlyingWing AttackWeather Ball (Water)
Hurricane
SwampertSwampert Pokemon GOWater/GroundMud ShotHydro Cannon*
Earthquake
Carbink (XL)Carbink Pokemon GORock/FairyRock ThrowRock Slide
Moonblast
Medicham (XL)Medicham Pokemon GOFighting/PsychicCounterIce Punch
Psychic
Lickitung (XL)Pokemon GO Lickitung TableNormalLickBody Slam*
Power Whip
ScraftyScrafty Pokemon GODark/FightingCounterFoul Play
Power-Up Punch
WhiscashWhiscash Pokemon GOWater/GroundMud ShotMud Bomb
Blizzard
DubwoolDubwool Pokemon GONormalDouble KickBody Slam
Payback
AltariaAltaria Pokemon GODragon/FlyingDragon BreathSky Attack
Moonblast*
Bastiodon (XL)Bastiodon Pokemon GORock/SteelSmack DownStone Edge
Flamethrower

Any Pokemon with an (XL) next to its name requires XL Candy to power up to 1500 CP. This is the maximum CP allowed for this tournament.

Also, starred (*) attacks are featured attacks. This means that if your Pokemon does not already know it, you’ll need an Elite TM to teach it to them.

Best Pokemon for Catch Cup Hidden Gems Edition

Pokemon GO Catch Cup: Hidden Gems Edition Rules

When selecting a team to use in the Catch Cup: Hidden Gems 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 Season of Hidden Gems are allowed
    • This season started on June 1, 2023
  • Mythical Pokemon are not eligible

If you need some more Pokemon to compete in the Catch Cup, you’re in luck. Dozens of Pokemon are spawning in the GO Fest: Global event!

Pokemon GO Catch Cup Icon

When is the Catch Cup: Hidden Gems Edition? Start & End Date

The Catch Cup: Hidden Gems Edition is in the GO Battle League from August 24 to September 1, 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.

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