The Retro Cup: Great League Edition keeps the Pokemon GO Battle League old-school by only allowing the Pokemon types that were in Gen 1. This, combined with its strict CP limit, makes choosing a battle team for it difficult – that’s why we’ve got the best options for you!

The best team to use in the Pokemon GO Retro Cup: Great League Edition is:

  • Lickitung
  • Aurorus
  • Altaria

This is a very well-balanced team that can counter whatever Pokemon your opponents use. Lickitung should be your lead, thanks to its great survivability, and you can swap in either Aurorus or Altaria to deal plenty of damage!

While this team might be the best choice, there are also plenty more Pokemon that can help you to wins.

These are our top 10 choices, alongside their strongest attacks:

PokemonImageTypeFast AttackCharged Attacks
Lickitung (XL)Pokemon GO Lickitung TableNormalLickBody Slam*
Power Whip
AurorusAurorus Pokemon GORock/IcePowder SnowWeather Ball (Ice)
Meteor Beam
PidgeotPidgeot Pokemon GONormal/FlyingWing Attack*Feather Dance
Brave Bird
NoctowlNoctowl Pokemon GONormal/FlyingWing AttackSky Attack
Shadow Ball
AltariaAltaria Pokemon GODragon/FlyingDragon BreathSky Attack
FroslassFroslass Pokemon GOIce/GhostPowder SnowAvalanche
Shadow ball
JellicentJellicent Pokemon GOWater/PoisonHexSurf
Shadow Ball
PelipperPelipper Pokemon GOWater/FlyingWing AttackWeather Ball (Water)
MantineMantine Pokemon GOWater/FlyingWing AttackBubble Beam 
Ice Beam
RegirockRegirock Pokemon GORockLock OnStone Edge
Focus Blast
We will update this list of best Pokemon once the attack changes with the Timeless Travels have been tested.

For Lickitung to be as effective as possible, you’ll need XL Candy to power it up to the 1500 CP limit.

Meanwhile, any attack with a star (*) next to it is an exclusive attack. If your Pokemon does not already know it, you’ll have to use an Elite TM to teach it to them.

Once you’ve taught these Pokemon their strongest attacks, you’ll rise up the ranks and earn all of the Timeless Travels GO Battle League rewards in no time!

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Retro Cup: Great League Edition Rules

There are two rules that Pokemon trainers must follow when selecting teams for the Retro Cup: Great League Edition:

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below to enter
  • The following Pokemon types are banned:
    • Dark
    • Fairy
    • Steel
      • Dual-type Pokemon with one or both of these types are also not eligible
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When is the Retro Cup: Great League Edition?

The Retro Cup: Great League Edition will be in the Pokemon GO Battle League from December 1 to December 8, 2023.

Senior Staff Writer
Django grew up with a PlayStation controller in his hands and loves all kinds of games, from Football Manager to Yakuza.
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