If you want to win your battles in the Pokemon GO Willpower Cup, you’ll need to know the best Pokemon to use!

The most important factor that will help you win in the Pokemon GO Battle League is your team composition. After all, some Pokemon are much better at battling than others.

The Willpower Cup is a GO Battle League competition that has plenty of rules, so it can be difficult to put together a good team for it. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered!

Best Pokemon Team to Use in the Pokemon GO Willpower Cup

The best team to use in the Pokemon GO Willpower Cup is Mandibuzz, Alolan Raichu, and Cresselia.

This selection of Pokemon makes a very balanced team – both Mandibuzz and Cresselia are tough to take down while Alolan Raichu is a bit of a glass cannon but can deal huge damage.

However, there are even more Pokemon that can be very effective. Here are our top 10 picks for the Willpower Cup as well as their strongest attacks:

PokemonImageTypeFast AttackCharged Attacks
MandibuzzMandibuzz Pokemon GODark/FlyingAir SlashAerial Ace
Foul Play
Alolan RaichuAlolan Raichu Pokemon GOElectric/PsychicVolt SwitchWild Charge
Thunder Punch
CresseliaCresselia Pokemon GOPsychicPsycho CutMoonblast
Grass Knot*
UmbreonUmbreon Pokemon GODarkSnarlFoul Play
Last Resort*
Hisuian QwilfishHisuian Qwilfish Pokemon GODark/PoisonPoison JabAqua Tail
Shadow Ball
VictiniVictini Pokemon GOPsychic/FireQuick AttackV-Create
Pawniard (XL)Pawniard Pokemon GODark/SteelFury CutterNight Slash
Iron Head
Sableye (XL)Pokemon GO SableyeDark/GhostShadow ClawFoul Play
Power Gem
SkuntankSkuntank Pokemon GOPoison/DarkPoison JabCrunch
ZweilousZweilous Pokemon GODark/DragonDragon BreathBody Slam
Dark Pulse

All of the Pokemon with an (XL) next to their name require XL Candy to power up to the 1500 CP limit. If you plan on using them, make sure you know the fastest way to get XL Candy in Pokemon GO!

Also, you’ll want to know how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO. You can use these to teach your Pokemon any attack, including the starred attacks in the list which are exclusively learned during in-game events.

Pokemon GO Willpower Cup Battle Team

Pokemon GO Willpower Cup Rules

There are 3 rules that players must consider when choosing a team to battle in the Pokemon GO Willpower Cup. They are:

  • Pokemon must be 1500 CP or below
  • Only Pokemon of these Types are allowed:
    • Fighting
    • Psychic
    • Dark
  • Gardevoir is banned

These rules greatly limit which Pokemon you can use. However, there are still plenty of great Pokemon to use so feel free to try out some of your own choices if you don’t want to use our picks.

Read More: All Pokemon GO Battle League Rewards & Encounters: Season of Light

Pokemon GO Willpower Cup Start & End Date

The Pokemon GO Willpower Cup starts on November 3, 2022, and will conclude on November 10. This gives players a week to take part in this GO Battle League competition.

The Ultra League is the other GO Battle League competition that is active during this week.

Here’s the best Pokemon to use in the Pokemon GO Ultra League in case you want to give that a try too!

Also, don’t forget to check out the GO Battle League schedule for the Season of Light. This tells you the dates of all of the upcoming cups!

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