Battle League returned to Pokémon Go in season 8. With the end of the Grand League approaching, the Ultra League begins, along with the Premier Ultra Leagues. You can choose to participate in both at the same time, depending on the type of Pokémon you have caught and trained to compete with other players.
There are several differences between the regular Ultra League and the Premier Ultra League. Both leagues require players to use only Pokémon that do not exceed 2,500 CP. No mythical or legendary Pokémon may compete in the Premier Ultra League, but XL Pokémon are perfectly fine. We strongly recommend bringing so many XL Pokémon into each fight that do not exceed 2500 CP. They will be used often.
The best Pokémon teams for the Premier Ultra League
Shadow Nidoqueen, Primeape and Umbreon
The Pokémon that many players did not expect to talk about in the Premier Ultra League was Nidoqueen and its shadow version. However, at the beginning of season 8, the buff received several Poison moves and many of them are in Nidoqueen’s turn set. For this reason, it is a much more serious Pokémon and is an ideal choice for leading in this competition. To support it, we recommend Primeape as a Switch Pokémon and Umbreon as a robust Closer pick.
- Nidoqueen: Toxic blow (rapid movement), ground force, and poisonous fang
- Primeape: Abacus (fast movement), night slash and close combat
- Umbreon: Snarl, foul, last chance
Pidgeot, the shadow of Machamp and Skarmory
Pidgeot also received enthusiasm for the 8th season. He is able to learn feather dancing, a powerful Flying movement that many coaches teased in the Grand League, and we expect to see quite a bit in the Ultra League, especially for players who can raise Pidgeot and reach level XL. To support this, we recommend that you have a shadow Machampa for your Switch Pokémon and then Skarmory for your loved one.
- Pidgeot: A gust (fast movement), a brave bird and a dance with feathers
- Shadow Machamp: Counter, cross chop and rock slide
- Skarmory: Air chisel (fast movement), brave bird and attack on the sky
Galarian Stunfisk, Heracross and Drifblim
Galarian Stunfisk can be used in almost any position in the Pokémon Go battle league. You are more than likely to see this as a Lead or Closer option, but if you wanted to catch an opponent unprepared, we strongly recommend using it as a Switch Pokémon. To back it up, you’ll want to use Heracross as a closer Pokémon and then Drifblim as your lead.
- Galarian Stunfisk: Mud (fast motion), slide and earthquake
- Heracross: Counter, close combat and megahorn
- Drifblim: Hex (fast movement), icy wind and shadow ball
Shadow Abomasnow, Dragalge and Shadow Swampert
Shadow Abomasnow is a deadly Pokémon that remains quite bulky, even as a shadow version. Although it loses some defense, its endurance keeps it going and makes it a suitable lead Pokémon that can cause severe damage. For his partners, we recommend Dragalge, a type of dragon and poison that grows in the ranks, and then a shadow version of Swampert.
- Shadow Abomasnow: Powder snow (fast motion), meteorological ball (ice type) and energy ball
- Dragalge: Dragon tail (fast movement), aqua tail and outrage
- Shadow Swampert: Mud shot (fast motion), seaplane and earthquake
Jellicent, Gallade and Sirfetch’d
Jellicent is a useful Pokémon that you can use as your leader. It’s quite bulky and benefits from having good shield abilities with its abilities and charged movements. It’s more of an aggressive main Pokémon. In addition, we recommend that you use Gallade as a Pokémon Switch with a number of unique attacks in its turn sets. For a closer Pokémon, you want to use Sirfetch’d, which is also an aggressive choice.
- Jellicent: Hex, bubble beam and shadow ball
- Gallade: Confusion (fast movement), close combat and leaf blade
- Sirfetch’d: Abacus (fast movement), leaf blade and brave bird