Pokémon GO Battle League Season 9: Little Jungle Cup Meta Sept. 2021

GO Battle League Season Nine is happening now in Pokémon GO. A run of Ultra League has wrapped up, and now it's time for Master League, Master League Classic, and the new Little Jungle Cup. The standard Master League allows any Pokémon with any CP, while the Master League Classic creates a new meta by banning Pokémon that have been powered up with Candy XL. The rules of Little Jungle Cup are a bit more complex. The rules are: Pokémon must be at or below 500 CP to enter and do not need to be able to evolve to enter. Only Normal-, Grass-, Electric-, Poison-, Ground-, Flying-, Bug-, and Dark-type Pokémon are permitted and Shuckle and Smeargle are banned. Let's take a look at the meta for the Little Jungle Cup.

Pikachu in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Pikachu in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

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

  1. Cottonee: Charm, Grass Knot, Seed Bomb
  2. Galarian Stunfisk: Mud Shot, Rock Slide, Earthquake
  3. Altaria: Dragon Breath, Sky Attack, Moonblast
  4. Shelmet: Infestation, Body Slam, Bug Buzz
  5. Skarmory: Air Slash, Brave Bird, Sky Attack
  6. Wigglytuff: Charm, Ice Beam, Play Rough
  7. Chansey: Pound, Psychic, Hyper Beam
  8. Scrafty: Counter, Foul Play, Power-up Punch
  9. Skorupi: Poison Sting, Aqua Tail, Sludge Bomb
  10. Shadow Skorupi: Poison Sting, Aqua Tail, Sludge Bomb
  11. Swinub: Powder Snow, Icy Wind, Body Slam
  12. Onix: Rock Throw, Sand Tomb, Rock Slide
  13. Steelix: Dragon Tail, Crunch, Heavy Slam
  14. Deino: Dragon Breath, Body Slam, Crunch
  15. Ducklett: Wing Attack, Bubble Beam, Brave Bird
  16. Shadow Swinub: Powder Snow, Icy Wind, Body Slam
  17. Whimsicott: Charm, Grass Knot, Hurricane
  18. Shadow Forretress: Bug Bite, Mirror Shot, Heavy Slam
  19. Shadow Skarmory: Air Slash, Brave Bird, Sky Attack
  20. Vigoroth: Counter, Body Slam, Brick Break

This is a brand new cup added to Pokémon GO, so I'm going to give this one a shot. You can use this list to create a team to take into battle.

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