Pokémon GO Great League and Great League Remix Tier List (April 2021)

The Big league is about to return Pokémon GO but this time it brings a friend in the form of Great league remix. Both leagues will be a major challenge for players as the remix changes the meta and shakes up the big leaderboards. To help you choose a full team of the best Pokémon for the GO Battle League arenas, we’ve put together an updated Pokémon GO Great League and Great League Remix leaderboards for April 2021.

Pokémon GO Great League Animal List – April 2021

The rules for the Pokémon GO Great League are simple. Two Trainers compete with a team of three Pokémon at or below 1500 CP, and the last trainer standing wins. There are of course a lot of metagames associated with simple rules. In April 2021, for example, we put together our complete ranking of the Great League for Pokémon GO. The players will be divided into three categories and looking for the top levels will want to tinker their team.

Of course, type matchups are even more important than raw performance and moveset in many cases. Hence, you need to weigh your choices carefully. Just picking the three best characters is not enough as your opponent can counter you. So try to look up the “Resistances to” and “Weak to” fields to compare your choices and form a team that does not have any major weaknesses to exploit. Here is our Great League leaderboard for April 2021.
Note: if this option is marked with (XL), you will need to turn it on with Candy XL to achieve this potential. Without this, they’re usually still good choices, but if they’re far from the 1500 XP cap you’ll either want to turn them on more or look for other options.

Big League – Tier 1

PokémonArtFast attackCharged attackResist itWeak against
Medicham (XL)Fighting and ClairvoyantscounterDynamic punchRock, fightingFairy, flying, ghost
Deoxys (defense)ClairvoyantcounterPsycho Boost or Rock SlideClairvoyant, fightingBug, Dark, Ghost
Azumarill (XL)Water and fairybladderIce jet or play roughDargon, water, ice, fire, fighting, dark, beetleElectric, grass, poison
Galarian StunfiskFloor and steelMud shotRock slide or earthquakePoison, stone, electrics, steel, clairvoyant, normal, flying, fairy, dragon, beetleFight, fire, ground, water

Big League – Tier 2

PokémonArtFast attackCharged attackResist itWeak against
AltariaDragon and fliesDragon breathSky attackSoil, grass, water, fire, fight, beetleIce, dragon, fairy, stone
Sableye (XL)Dark and spiritShadowclawFoul playClairvoyant, normal, poison, fightingfairy
SwampertWater and soilMud shotHydro cannonSteel, stone, poison, fire, electricsgrass
ScraftyDark and fightingcounterFoul playDark, rock, clairvoyant, ghostFairy, fighting, flying
ScraftyDark and fightingcounterFoul playDark, rock, clairvoyant, ghostFairy, fighting, flying
CresseliaClairvoyantPsycho cutGrass knot, future sight or moonblastClairvoyant, fightingBug, Dark, Ghost
JellicentWater and spiritHex or bubbleShadow ballNormal, fight, water, steel, poison, ice, fire, beetleDark, electric, ghost, grass
ZweilousDark and dragonDragon breathBody Slam or Dark PulseClairvoyant, Water, Grass, Spirit, Fire, Electric, DarkFairy, beetle, dragon, fight, ice
UmbreondarkgrowlFoul playClairvoyant, spirit, darkBeetle, fairy, fighting

Big League – Tier 3

PokémonArtFast attackCharged attackResist itWeak against
HitmontopstrugglecounterClose combatRock, Dark, BugFairy, flies, clairvoyant
PolitoedwaterMud shot or bubbleWeather ball (water)Water, steel, ice, fireElectric, grass
MeowClairvoyantShadow claw, volt switch or growlWild Charge, Surf or PsyshockClairvoyant, fightingBug, Dark, Ghost
RegisteelsteelLock onBlitzkanon or focus blastPoison, steel, stone, clairvoyant, normal, ice, grass, flies, fairy, dragon, beetleFight, fire, ground
RegirockrockLock onStone edgePoison, normal, flies, fireFight, grass, ground, steel, water
BastiodonStone and steelCrashStone edgePoison, Normal, Fly, Rock, Clairvoyant, Ice, Fairy, Dragon, BeetleFighting, soil, water
MeganiumgrassWine whipWild plantWater, soil, grass, electricityBeetles, fire, flies, ice, poison

So these are the best Pokémon for the Great League in April 2021, but what about the Remix playlist?

Pokémon GO Great League Remix Animal List – April 2021

There will be a lot of overlap between the Great League and Great League Remix rankings, but the key is to understand what types are banned and how that affects the meta. Things will change as the players step into the new league and find out what works. So be ready to change your team based on experience. And to do that, you need to know the most important part of the Great League Remix: Which Pokémon are banned?

Which Pokémon are excluded from the Great League Remix?

Here is the prohibited Pokémon list for Great League Remix. No player can choose this for his team.

  • Venusaurs
  • Raichu and Alolan Raichu
  • Marowak and Alolan Marowak
  • Azumarill
  • Umbreon
  • Skarmory
  • Swampert
  • Galvantula
  • Stunfisk and Galarian Stunfisk
  • Talonflame

Pokémon GO Great League Remix animal list and best Pokémon

Now that you’ve made this list, you’re ready to form your team. Since this is a brand new playlist, we’ve listed the top ten Pokémon to choose from for your team. If players test it, we may be able to create leaderboards based on the current meta, but this should get you started when the Great League Remix releases in April 2021.

PokémonArtFast attackCharged attackStrong againstWeak against
Medicham (XL)Fighting and ClairvoyantscounterDynamic punchRock, fightingFairy, flying, ghost
BastiodonStone and steelCrashStone edgePoison, Normal, Fly, Rock, Clairvoyant, Ice, Fairy, Dragon, BeetleFighting, soil, water
RegisteelsteelLock onBlitzkanon or focus blastPoison, steel, stone, clairvoyant, normal, ice, grass, flies, fairy, dragon, beetleFight, fire, ground
Deoxys (defense)ClairvoyantcounterPsycho Boost or Rock SlideClairvoyant, fightingBug, Dark, Ghost
AltariaDragon and fliesDragon breathSky attackSoil, grass, water, fire, fight, beetleIce, dragon, fairy, stone
ScraftyDark and fightingcounterFoul playDark, rock, clairvoyant, ghostFairy, fighting, flying
CresseliaClairvoyantPsycho cutGrass knot, future sight or moonblastClairvoyant, fightingBug, Dark, Ghost
Wob buffet (XL)ClairvoyantcounterReturn or mirror coatingClairvoyant, fightingBug, Dark, Ghost
MachampstrugglecounterClose combatRock, Dark, BugFairy, flies, clairvoyant
Alolan NinetailsIce cream and fairygPowder snowWeather ball (ice)Dragon, ice, dark, beetleSteel, fire, poison, stone

And that’s our Pokémon GO Great League and Great League Remix leaderboards for April 2021.

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