Pokémon GO Holiday Cup 2020: Meta, Tier List, Best Teams And Top Pokemon Picks

The Pokemon GO Holiday Cup has kicked off and it gives players the chance to prove their Pokemon Trainer abilities.

As we ring in the new year, one last cup is being put on for 2020 and will run into early 2021.

With the new cup starting, who should you turn to?

Here are our suggestions for Pokemon's Holiday Cup 2020.

Pokemon GO Holiday Cup 2020 Dates And Times

The Holiday Cup for this year starts on December 28 at 1:00 pm PST and will run through January 4 at 1:00 pm PST

Format And Rules

This is a special variant of the existing Great Cup that puts a CP limit of 1,500, but now with a limited pool of types of Pokémon that can be used.

Players may only use Normal, Grass, Electric, Ice, Flying, and Ghost types.

Pokemon GO Type Chart

With a limited choice of typings available, you can cover your weaknesses more easily.

Here's a type chart, detailing what each type is strong and weak against, to make a more informed decision:

  • Normal
    • Strong Against: N/A
    • Weak Against: Fighting
  • Grass
    • Strong Against: Water Ground, Rock
    • Weak Against: Fire, Ice, Poison, Flying, Bug
  • Electric
    • Strong Against: Water, Flying
    • Weak Against: Ground
  • Ice
    • Strong Against: Grass, Ground, Flying, Dragon
    • Weak Against: Fire, Fighting, Rock, Steel
  • Flying
    • Strong Against: Grass, Fighting, Bug
    • Weak Against: Ice, Rock, Electric
  • Ghost
    • Strong Against: Ghost, Psychic
    • Weak Against Ghost, Dark

Those highlighted in bold are typings that are allowed in the cup

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Pokemon GO Holiday Cup 2020 Meta

The worst typing to use is Grass and Normal types as they pose the least strengths and the most weaknesses.

Dual-typings are allowed in this cup, so some of the best typings can be paired with Electric.

The best three typings are Electric, Ghost and Normal.

Try to pick Pokemon of these typings that can counter their counter. For Example, picking a Normal-type that knows a flying-type move to counter fighting type Pokemon.

Best Pokemon For The Pokemon GO Holiday Cup 2020

While the meta is yet to be established, here are some great choices to start with.

  • Altaria (Dragon/Flying)
  • Alolan Marowak (Fire/Ghost)
  • Obstagoon (Dark/Normal)
  • Vigoroth (Normal)
  • Alolan Graveler (Rock/Electric
  • Froslass (Ice/Ghost)
  • Diggersby (Normal/Ground)
  • Stunfisk (Ground/Electric)
  • Skarmory (Steel/Flying)
  • Wigglytuff (Normal/Fairy)
  • Heat Rotom (Electric/Fire

The meta may evolve and change as more players get involved and discover different combinations.

Don’t forget that Shadow versions of these Pokémon will be stronger in battle too, so don’t be afraid to use one of them if you have them.

Best Moves For The Pokemon GO Holiday Cup 2020

Fast Attacks

  • Dragon Breath
  • Fire Spin
  • Counter
  • Volt Switch
  • Powder Snow
  • Mud Shot
  • Thunder Shock
  • Air Slash
  • Charm

Charged Attack

  • Sky Attack
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Shadow Bone
  • Bone Club
  • Night Slash
  • Cross Chop
  • Body Slam
  • Brick Break
  • Rock Blast
  • Stone Edge
  • Avalanche
  • Shadow Ball
  • Fire Punch
  • Earthquake
  • Mud Bomb
  • Discharge
  • Sky Attack
  • Brave Bird
  • Play Rough
  • Ice Beam
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