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Best Team for the Sunshine Cup: Great League Edition in Pokemon GO

The Sunshine Cup in Pokemon GO is back and with it the need for some new teams ready to pulverize the competition.

The Sunshine Cup in Pokemon GO has started and this time it’s featuring some Great League rules. Get ready to join as it’ll only be around until May 17. Want to get in on the action but not sure who the best Pokemon to use are? We’ve got you covered with this helpful guide putting together the best teams to beat the Sunshine Cup.

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Sunshine Cup Entry Rules

In order for a Pokemon to be allowed into the Sunshine Cup as part of your team, there are a few requirements it must meet:

  • 1,500 CP or less
  • Is a Normal, Fire, Grass, or Ground type Pokemon
    • A Pokemon can be dual type as long as it has one of the above types
  • Cannot be Charizard

The teams we put together for you here will meet the type requirements, so you only need to worry about their CP being low enough.

Best Pokemon for Sunshine Cup

With those requirements in mind, here are the best Pokemon to take into the Sunshine Cup.

  • Pidgeot: Wing Attack, Feather Dance, Brave Bird
  • Noctowl: Wing Attack, Sky Attack, Shadow Ball
  • Dubwool: Double Kick, Body Slam, Payback
  • Vigoroth: Counter, Body Slam, Bulldoze
  • Victini: Quick Attack, V-Create, Overheat

Most of the strongest teams will have both Pidgeot and Noctowl on them. As a note, Pidgeot will need to be taught Wing Attack via an Elite TM. If you don’t have access to this, you can switch out the attack for Air Slash, or choose a completely different Pokemon.

Best Teams for the Sunshine Cup

Here are some of the strongest teams competing in the Sunshine Cup.

Team 1

  • Pidgeot: Wing Attack, Brave Bird
  • Noctowl: Wing Attack, Shadow Ball
  • Vigoroth: Counter, Bulldoze

Team 2

  • Pidgeot: Wing Attack, Feather Dance
  • Noctowl: Wing Attack, Sky Attack
  • Galarian Stunfisk: Mud Shot, Rock Slide

Team 3

  • Noctowl: Wing Attack, Sky Attack
  • Galarian Stunfisk: Mud Shot, Rock Slide
  • Shadow Abomasnow: Powder Snow, Weather Ball

Team 1 and 2 are the top two team compositions in the Sunshine Cup. Team 3 is built around not having Pidgeot, as well as countering the top two teams by exploiting their reliance on flying Pokemon.

If you’re in need of more battle advice, for other Leagues or Raids, check out the rest of our Pokemon GO guides.

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Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, and survival crafting games. Playing since she can remember, she started on the SNES, GameBoy Color, and collection 1st gen Pokemon cards. Using her passion for gaming, she's written about games for a combined total of 2 years.