Pokémon GO Battle League Season 10: Johto Cup Meta Feb. 2022

GO Battle League Season Ten is on its last leg in Pokémon GO. Right now, all Leagues are available including Great League, Ultra League, and Master League. In addition that that, the new Johto Cup is live in honor of this weekend's special event Pokémon GO Tour: Johto. That event brings a global ticketed offering of challenges, Special Research, and Generation Two Pokémon to players, and GO Battle League celebrates this mega-event with this Johto-only offering. Let's take a look at the meta of the standard Johto Cup, which uses the Great League CP limit of 1,500 per Pokémon and only permits those numbered in the Dex 152 through 251. Prepare to take your buddies into battle with this guide, breaking down the top species to use in Pokémon GO Johto Cup bouts right now.

Pokémon GO logo. Credit: Niantic
Pokémon GO logo. Credit: Niantic

The current top 20 species and moves to use in Pokémon GO's Johto Cup are:

  1. Skarmory: Air Slash, Brave Bird, Sky Attack
  2. Lanturn: Spark, Thunderbolt, Hydro Pump
  3. Shadow Raikou: Volt Switch, Wild Charge, Shadow Ball
  4. Azumarill powered up with Candy XL: Bubble, Ice Beam, Play Rough
  5. Shadow Meganium: Vine Whip, Frenzy Plant, Earthquake
  6. Qwilfish: Poison Sting, Aqua Tail, Sludge Wave
  7. Purified Wobbuffet powered up with Candy XL: Counter, Return, Mirror Coat
  8. Quagsire: Mud Shot, Stone Edge, Earthquake
  9. Shadow Skarmory: Air Slash, Brave Bird, Sky Attack
  10. Meganium: Vine Whip, Frenzy Plant, Earthquake
  11. Steelix: Dragon Tail, Crunch, Earthquake
  12. Raikou: Volt Switch, Wild Charge, Shadow Ball
  13. Shadow Granbull: Charm, Close Combat, Crunch
  14. Purified Bellossom: Bullet Seed, Leaf Blade, Return
  15. Ariados: Poison Sting, Cross Poison, Megahorn
  16. Hitmontop: Counter, Cloe Combat, Stone Edge
  17. Jumpluff: Bullet Seed, Acrobatics, Energy Ball
  18. Shadow Jumpluff: Bullet Seed, Acrobatics, Energy Ball
  19. Azumarill: Bubble, Ice Beam, Play Rough
  20. Mantine: Wing Attack, Bubble Beam, Ice Beam

Other strong choices are Shadow Bayleef powered up with Candy XL, Piloswine, Shadow Bellossom, Sudowoodo, Umbreon, Shadow Piloswine, Heracross, Noctowl, Shadow Ampharos, and Magcargo.

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