If you want to succeed in the Halloween Cup: Great League Edition in Pokemon GO, you’ll need to use the best team for it!

As only the creepiest Pokemon are allowed to take part, making a team for this competition can be tough. Luckily, we’ve got a list of the best Pokemon to use as well as their strongest attacks.

The best team to use in the Halloween Cup: Great League Edition is:

  • Carbink
  • Golbat
  • Toxapex

Carbink is almost essential as your lead Pokemon for the Halloween Cup, as it almost always forces your opponent into an early switch. Meanwhile, between Golbat and Toxapex, you can counter almost all of the meta picks!

These are our top 10 picks for the Halloween Cup: Great League Edition and their most powerful attacks:

PokemonImageTypeFast AttackCharged Attacks
Carbink (XL)Carbink Pokemon GORock/FairyRock ThrowRock Slide
GolbatGolbat Pokemon GOPoison/FlyingWing AttackPoison Fang
Shadow Ball
ToxapexToxapex Pokemon GOPoison/WaterPoison JabBrine
Sludge Wave
GreninjaGreninja Pokemon GOWater/DarkWater ShurikenHydro Cannon
Night Slash
JellicentJellicent Pokemon GOWater/GhostHexSurf
Shadow Ball
NidoqueenNidoqueen Pokemon GOPoison/GroundPoison JabPoison Fang
Earth Power
MandibuzzMandibuzz Pokemon GODark/FlyingAir SlashAerial Ace
Foul Play
Hisuian QwilfishHisuian Qwilfish Pokemon GODark/PoisonPoison JabAqua Tail
Shadow Ball
Galarian WeezingGalarian Weezing Pokemon GOPoison/FairyFairy WindOverheat
ForretressForretress Pokemon GOBug/SteelBug BiteMirror Shot

As signified by the (XL) next to its name, you’ll need XL Candy to power up Carbink to the 1500 CP limit. However, it is certainly worth it as Carbink is the strongest Pokemon for this cup!

Carbink, Golbat and Toxapex in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Halloween Cup: Great League Edition Rules

There are two rules for the Halloween Cup: Great League Edition that limit the CP and type of the Pokemon you can use:

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below
  • Only Pokemon of these types are eligible:
    • Bug
    • Dark
    • Fairy
    • Ghost
    • Poison

While this limits your choices somewhat, there are still plenty of Pokemon you can pick from.

Pokemon GO Halloween Cup Battle

Pokemon GO Halloween Cup: Great League Edition Start & End Date

The Halloween Cup will be in the GO Battle League from October 20 until November 3, 2023. This is to coincide with the 2023 Pokemon GO Halloween event.

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

Senior Staff Writer
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