Pokemon GO Great League Remix: Top Picks, Bans, And Movesets

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Back for a second wind, the Great League Remix makes a return in Pokemon GO. However, the rules have been changed just enough for Season of the GO Battle League, and there's a new list for the Pokemon GO Great League Remix top picks.

Last Season in Pokemon GO, the Great League Remix served as a brand new cup that allowed a different meta of Pokemon to flourish. The reason was that the top 10 most used Pokemon in PVP at higher ranks were effectively banned.


Players had to be resourceful and use the next best Pokemon which allowed for some new gameplay. Season 8's Great League Remix is the same idea, only this time, the ban list has 20 of the top picks rather than 10.

Pokemon GO Great League Remix ban list

Which Pokemon are at the top of the food chain haven't changed much since the addition of XL Pokemon, and the list isn't likely to change in the future. New cups like the Great League Remix allow players to utilize a new meta that players haven't yet mastered.

All 20 Pokemon banned in the Great League Remix

  • Venusaur
  • Alolan Ninetales
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Meganium
  • Azumarill
  • Politoed
  • Umbreon
  • Skarmory
  • Swampert
  • Pelipper
  • Vigoroth
  • Medicham
  • Altaria
  • Defense Forme Deoxys
  • Bastiodon
  • Toxicroak
  • Scrafty
  • Galvantula
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Talonflame

Another aspect of a new meta is learning which Pokemon will rise to the top, and more importantly, which moveset is the most useful in PVP. Some will be easy to catch and others are captured as Pokemon GO raid bosses.

Pokemon GO Great League Remix top picks and best movesets

One of the biggest hurdles will be Charm fast attack counters in the Great League Remix due to the best ones being banned. Some of the top picks will therefore be Pokemon that are resistant to or can counter Fairy-type Pokemon. However, there are still some fantastic options that players can utilize or will need to watch out for that aren't simply Fairy-types.

Top picks in the Great League Remix


Registeel - Lock On (Fast Attack) + Focus Blast, Flash Cannon (Charge Attacks)

Nidoqueen - Poison Jab (Fast Attack) + Poison Fang, Earth Power (Charge Attack)

Mandibuzz - Snarl (Fast Attack) + Foul Play, Aerial Ace (Charge Attacks)

Lickitung XL - Lick (Fast Attack) + Body Slam, Power Whip (Charge Attacks)

Machamp - Counter (Fast Attack) + Cross Chop, Rock Slide (Charge Attacks)

Cresselia - Psycho Cut (Fast Attack) + Grass Knot, Moonblast (Charge Attacks)

Diggersby XL - Mud Shot (Fast Attack) + Fire Punch, Earthquake (Charge Attacks)


Wigglytuff - Charm (Fast Attack) + Ice Beam, Play Rough (Charge Attacks)

These are by no means the only options in the Great League Remix, and most Pokemon on the list will have counters that knock them down the list in the wrong situations. However, they are a great starting point for building an effective team in the Pokemon GO Battle League.