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

  • Pidgeot
  • Rufflet
  • Gligar

These are the best Pokemon for the Sunshine Cup, as they can learn the extremely powerful move Wing Attack. Gligar is especially important to this lineup as it provides a different dimension by being a Ground/Flying type.

Find out the top 10 Pokemon to use in the Sunshine Cup: Great League Edition, and their strongest attacks in the table below.

PokemonImageTypeFast AttackCharged Attacks
PidgeotPidgeot Pokemon GONormal/FlyingWing Attack*Feather Dance
Brave Bird
Rufflet (XL)Rufflet Pokemon GONormal/FlyingWing AttackBrave Bird
Aerial Ace
VigorothVigoroth Pokemon GONormalCounterBody Slam
GligarGligar Pokemon GOGround/FlyingWing AttackAerial Ace
DubwoolDubwool Pokemon GONormalDouble KickBody Slam
VictiniVictini Pokemon GOPsychic/FireQuick AttackV-Create
GliscorGliscor Pokemon GOGround/FlyingWing AttackEarthquake
Night Slash
AbomasnowAbomasnow Pokemon GOGrass/IcePowder SnowWeather Ball (Ice)
Energy Ball
NoctowlNoctowl Pokemon GONormal/FlyingWing AttackSky Attack
Shadow Ball
MiltankMiltank Pokemon GONormalTackleBody Slam
Ice Beam

Any attack with a star (*) next to it is an exclusive attack. This means that you’ll need to use an Elite Fast or Elite Charged TM to teach it to any Pokemon that doesn’t already know it.

Meanwhile, any Pokemon with an (XL) next to its name requires XL Candy to get up to 1500 CP.

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Pokemon GO Sunshine Cup: Great League Edition Rules

Trainers must select their team for the Sunshine Cup: Great League Edition according to the following rules:

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below to enter
  • Only Pokemon of the following types are allowed:
    • Normal
    • Fire
    • Grass
    • Ground
      • Dual-type Pokemon are allowed as long as they have one of these types
  • The following Pokemon is banned:
    • Charizard
Pokemon GO Sunshine Cup

When is the Sunshine Cup: Great League Edition? Start & End Date

The Sunshine Cup: Ultra League Edition is in the Pokemon GO Battle League from September 29 to October 6, 2023, and October 13 to October 20, 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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