The Pokémon GO Ultra-League has undergone many changes with the update that raised the maximum level to 50. Many good Pokémon in the Great League who had no way of playing in the 2500 league have now gained a CP boost that allows them to face up to Registroel , Giratinas and others. Check out the updated list of the top 27 Ultra-league Pokémon below!
Registroel is even better in the Ultra-league than in the Great League and definitely worth the expensive investment of Stardust and Candy to strengthen it. Since adding Mirar to its moveset, the pokémon is able to press shields very effectively and thus require an immediate counter.
Agile : Aim, since it provides all the energy generation necessary for Registroel to use his slow charged blows.
Loaded : Flash Cannon and Focused Explosion. Use this second only in extreme cases.
2. Giratina (Altered Form)
Giratina is still considered the god of PvP in Pokémon GO due to its very high popularity. With an incredible typing of Dragon and Ghost, Giratina has unique characteristics that make it effective against most relevant Pokémon in the Ultra-League. In addition, the pokémon still has the 11th largest blade in the game! Its main characteristics are the high generation of energy and the strong pressure on the shields that it can exert with quick charged attacks. Fortunately, the pokémon suffered a certain nerf after the decrease of the damage of the Ancestral Power.
Agile : Both Shadow Claw and Dragon’s Breath are feasible. The first generates energy faster and makes you win the race of charged attacks against almost everyone. The second generates slower energy, but does very high damage even without needing energy.
Charged : Ancient Power and Dragon’s Claw. The first offers a 10% chance to increase the Pokémon’s Attack and Defense while the second is the best combination with the Dark Claw to press shields.
3. Galarian Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk, or Stunfisk of Galar, was one of the big beneficiaries of the increase in the maximum level in Pokémon GO. Now all its qualities are very well applied in the Ultra-alloy: great resistance, great moveset, incredible coverings, etc.
Agile : Mud Shot, as it has one of the greatest energy generations in the game.
Loaded : Rockslide and Earthquake. The first has one of the best cost-benefits of the game with great damage and very low energy cost. The second is responsible for Galarian Stunfisk destroying Registerel and being a major threat to anyone who is not resistant to Terra.
Like Stunfisk, Skarmory has risen to life with the top level upgrade. Top tier in the Great League, the steel bird now reaches the whole of the Ultra-alloy with its 10 resistances and only 2 weaknesses, both very unusual in this alloy (Focus and Electric). Its greatest performance is against the many Plant Pokémon in this league, which can be defeated even without using charged attacks.
Agile: Air strike, as it generates a little more energy and guarantees advantages against Pokémon type Fighter, Plant and Insect.
Loaded: Air Strike and Flash Cannon. The first is the fastest option and still does great damage. The second should only be used in specific situations where Flying blows are resisted.
Like Registroel, Swampert has a much improved performance in the Ultra-League, since here there are a much smaller number of Plant pokémons. Its advantages against Steel and great movesets put it at an advantage against several top tiers, and can even beat the Giratinas in certain scenarios.
Agile : Mud shot, as it is the most energy-generating attack of the entire game.
Loaded : Hydro-cannon (event attack) and Earthquake. The first is a much stronger option than Surfing and requires very little more energy. Earthquake requires more energy, which is not a problem considering the quality of the Mud Shot.
Sirfetch’d has directly entered the list of the best Pokémon in the Ultra-league since its launch in the game. Although it doesn’t have the best attributes, its moveset couldn’t be more versatile and its covers fit like a glove against the other top tiers in this league. Undoubtedly one of the most useful pokémons of all Pokémon GO leagues.
Agile : Counterattack, as it is the best Fighter-type agile move in the game with great damage and energy generation.
Loaded : Night Slash and Leaf Blade. The first is the best option for dealing with Giratinas and any Pokémon that takes neutral damage, since it has the possibility to buffer the Sirfetch’d Attack. The second is used against very sparing opponents like Swampert and Fighters who resist Night Slash.
7. Muk (Forma de Alola)
Muk in Alola Form is a consistent and safe choice for Ultra-alloy. With great stamina and several dark blows, he is able to pull tight victories from Giratinas and other top tiers. Another interesting feature is that it has two equally viable movesets depending on the opponents faced.
Agile : Roar or Poisoned Strike. The first has great energy generation and the second has a more restricted use, but it causes more damage and can be devastating if combined with Acid Spray.
Loaded : Dark Pulse and Mud Wave / Acid Spray. The first is Muk’s mandatory strike, as it requires very little energy and does a lot of damage. The second attack can vary between Mud Wave (very high damage) or Acid Spray, which causes almost insignificant damage but decreases the opponent’s Defense. In the latter case, the Poison Strike becomes the pokemon’s greatest source of damage.
One of the toughest pokémons in the game. Cresselia is in 12th place in the greatest Defense of the game and in 18th place in the highest Blade. These attributes help you a lot to survive the various Dark Pokémon of the Ultra-league, to which Cresselia is vulnerable. in addition to being extremely durable against many other opponents. His access to Confusion allows him to deal great damage without the need for a charged attack.
Agile : Confusion, because even generating less energy, it causes much more damage.
Carregados : Vision of the Future and Lunar Ray. The first is Cresselia’s mandatory coup and the second provides cover against Shadow and Dragons.
Snorlax gets his place in the sun due to the fact that the Ultra-alloy metagame revolves around Giratina. With insane resistance, Snorlax is countered only by Fighters at the same time as it deals neutral damage in most Pokémon in the game. However, Snorlax sucks at pressing shields and requires a lot of energy farm. Luckily for him, he has enough life for that.
Agile : Licking is the only viable option here.
Loaded : Body Strike and Earthquake. The first is the best option for Snorlax to press shields while the second offers great coverage against Steel Pokémon.https://1f413bc5b5b16f5ccad0b5223380204c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Lickilicky has many characteristics similar to Snorlax. His ability to deal with the Giratinas and the fact that he is only countered by Fighters puts him exactly in the same place as the fat Pokémon. The only practical difference between the two is that Lickilicky has access to the Shadow Ball.
Agile : As with Snorlax, Lambida is the only viable option here.
Loaded : Dark Ball and Earthquake. As already mentioned, Dark Ball is one of the best charged blows in the game as it causes extremely high damage and does not take long to load. Earthquake serves to counter Steel Pokémon.
Charizard is an incredible option to deal with Steel Pokémon for the Ultra-alloy, mainly Registrel. In addition, the Pokémon has a very varied moveset that allows it to adapt well to several other opponents. However, Charizard does not have a good resistance in addition to having some very dangerous vulnerabilities.
Agile : It calls Hurricane, because it generates more energy.
Loaded : Explosive Burn (event hit) and Dragon’s Claw. The first offers all the damage needed by Charizard, while the second requires very little energy to use, making it the perfect strike for pressing shields.
Shortly after joining the game, Escavalier has already earned his place in the Ultra-league. Although its attributes are nothing impressive, its very high coverage against important types of this league (mainly Steel and Dark) makes it a very difficult Pokémon to deal with for players who follow the metagame.
Agile : Counterattack, because it does more damage, has more important coverages and still generates energy faster
Loaded : Ace of Ares and Megachifre. The first has the lowest energy cost of all Escavalier charged attacks and deals good damage. Megachifre is your strongest move and should be used whenever you have energy advantage (except against Insect-resistant Pokémon, of course).
Even with very low resistance, Gyarados remains relevant in the Ultra-league due to the type of his attacks, which allow him to deal very well with several top tiers present in that list.
Agile : Dragon Breath, as it is one of the best agile attacks in the game due to the very high damage. That is the main reason that Gyarados is good.
Loaded : Chewed and Water Jet. The first requires little energy and counters Giratinas, while the second is Gyarados’ most damaging attack.
One of the most recent Pokémon included in Pokémon GO. Scrafty is the evolution of Scraggy, which can only be obtained through rewards in ranked PvP. The Pokémon has a curious combination of Fighter and Dark and its metagame is not yet fully established. However, Scrafty has access to an extremely useful combination of strokes.
Agile : 100% personal preference. Both Roar and Counterattack are great strokes relevant to the Ultra-league. The first generates a lot of energy while the second does more damage.
Loaded : Dirty Game and Punch Empowering are the only viable options.
Poliwrath is a surprisingly good choice for Ultra-alloy. Its Fighter and Water types allow it to counter various Steel and Dark Pokémon present in the League’s metagame well, while it can withstand some very powerful and common attacks. Its presence on this list is also due to the fact that several Pokémon that would destroy it are not viable in the Ultra-league.https://1f413bc5b5b16f5ccad0b5223380204c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Agile : Mud shot, as it is the most energy-generating attack of the entire game. Basically, whenever this scam is available, it must be chosen.
Loaded : Dynamic Punch and Ice Punch. The first is the best option to deal massive damage to the Shadow and Steel of the meta, while the second offers great coverage against 2 Poliwrath counters: Flying and Plant, in addition to causing good damage to the Giratinas and Togekiss.
16. Giratina (Form of Origin)
Giratina in its Form of Origin has fallen quite in popularity, but it still deserves its place in that list, since it is extremely similar to its Altered Form. The only difference between the two is the small advantage in coverage and strength on the part of Alterada. Other than that, both benefit from their incredible typing and movesets. Even so, the lesser resistance of the Origin Form makes it less relevant in a goal full of Togekisses, Nocturnes and Dragons.
Agile : Shadowy Claw, as it causes great damage and still has great energy generation.
Loaded : Shadow Ball and Threatening Wind. The first is one of the best blows loaded in the game because it is cheap and causes very high damage. The second loads even faster and can buff Giratina.
Another tank. Uxie is in 11th place for the highest Defense in the game. Even though he is purely psychic, Uxie manages to resist in fights against big names like Giratina or Registroel due to his altísisma resistance. Against other more neutral opponents, Uxie manages to do damage without the need to use his expensive loaded blows.
Agile : Confusion is the only viable option.
Carregados : Vision of the Future and Thunder. The first deals devastating damage and should be used when the opponent has no more shields, as it is very expensive. The second is the only viable second option.
Togekiss has a great performance in the Ultra-league since he is able to counter the Giratinas and all the dark Pokémon that he attracts to the metagame. These are, basically, all the reasons that give prominence to the pokémon, since Togekiss doesn’t have great resistance and suffers against pokémons of the type Steel.
Agile : Enchantment causes very high damage against several Ultra-league top tiers, without the need for heavy blows. Power generation, however, is below average.
Charged : Ancestral Power and Flamethrower. Togekiss does not need a charged Fairy-type attack since all the necessary damage of this type is caused by the Enchant. Therefore, Ancestral Power is a great damage at a fair cost, in addition to offering a chance to buff the Togekiss. The flamethrower offers cover against steel type Pokémon.
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Despite the very low resistance, Zangoose has become one of the best Pokémon in the Ultra-league for being able to deal very well with Giratinas and Registroel. Its Normal typing is also benefited by the absence of many Fighter Pokémon in this league, and its moveset is also not to be thrown away.
Agile : Dark Claw, as it is one of the best agile attacks in the game due to its very high energy generation.
Loaded : Night Slash and Melee. The first is extremely useful against the league’s Dark Pokémon (Giratinas and Muk), while the second is the best option to destroy the other Normals (Snorlax and Lickilikci) besides Registerel.
The most recent Pokémon in the game on this list, Shiftry arrived with everything in the finish line. Even though it doesn’t have incredible attributes (mainly its Defense, which is very low), the Pokémon has access to an enviable moveset that makes it a very difficult tool to deal with at the highest levels of the game. Certainly an anti-meta pokémon that can be a headache for those who just want to play Giratina and Swampert!
Agile : Growling, due to the very high generation of energy.
Loaded : Leaf Blade and Dirty Game. The former does a lot of damage compared to the very low energy cost and still counts heavily on Swampert and Poliwrath. The second makes Shiftry viable against Giratinas and Psychics in general.
Steelix has a role similar to that of Registroel in the metagame, but does not have access to Mirar. Even so, Steelix has an extremely high Defense (it is in 10th place in the entire game), in addition to a long list of resistances due to its Steel and Earth types. In addition, the pokémon has access to great moves that have great impact against several top tiers of the Ultra-league.
Agile : Dragon’s Tail due to more consistent damage and slightly higher energy generation.
Loaded : Bite and Earthquake. The first provides a great chance of victory against the Giratinas and the second deals super effective damage against 5 types, including Steel.
Blastoise has great tools to deal with the most popular Pokémon in Ultra-league. With good stamina and access to great hits, Blastoise still benefits from the absence of good Plant Pokémon in the 2500 league. However, as its maximum CP is 2466, the turtle requires a good amount of Star Dust and candy to be strengthened. for Ultra-alloy.
Agile : Water revolver, as it does more damage.
Loaded : Hydro-cannon and Freezing Ray. The first is one of the best blows loaded in the game with extremely high damage and low cost. The second provides coverage against the league’s Dragons.
Typhlosion is an extremely aggressive Pokémon that does a lot of damage, but also dies quickly. His access to good moves that are useful against popular Ultra-league pokémons is the only reason he is on that list, as his results are inconsistent due to his “all or nothing” character.
Agile : Dark Claw, as high energy generation is a condition without which Typhlosion is not viable.
Loaded : Explosive Burn (event hit) and Sunbeam. The first is all the damage that Typhlosion needs, while the second is the only viable option.
Just like in the Great League, Meganium stands out among Planta pokémons for having access to the Earthquake blow, which offers great coverage against common Fire and Poison counters. Meganium also has an above average resistance but, with a maximum CP of 2410, it is also an expensive investment to become viable in Ultra-alloy.
Agile : Vine Whip.
Loaded : Plant Wrath (event hit) and Earthquake. The first is possibly the best Plant attack in the game and Earthquake provides great coverage.
The famous Pokémon 151 makes its appearance in the Ultra-league with its incredible stamina and absolutely unpredictable moveset. Altogether, Mew has no less than 14 (CA-TOR-ZE) agile attacks available of the most varied types and absurd 25 (TWENTY-FIVE !!) charged attacks, which also encompass almost all types of the game. Although Mew has serious problems against the Giratinas, he is able to compete with most of the other top tiers in the Ultra-league.
Agile : Shadowy Claw is the most relevant in the Ultra-alloy metagame.
Charged : Psychic Shock and Dark Pulse. The first earns bonus damage for being psychic while the second is a tool for dealing with the Giratinas.
The most beautiful legendary bird managed to enter the metagame with Ice attacks capable of countering dragons. In addition, its debuff caused by the Freezing Wind is even more valuable in many situations in the Ultra-league.
Agile : Ice Shard as it generates energy much faster.
Loaded : Freezing Wind and Hurricane. In addition to the first Ice type being (which counts several Pokémon on this list), it still causes a very difficult debuff to deal with. The second, much less used, is suitable for when you have a lot of energy advantage.
The majestic Lapras tortoise arrives in the 2500 league with its very high Stamina (14th largest in the game). Its main role in the Ultra-league is to counter the Giratinas. Other than that, Lapras only has to Fear the Fighters and the few Plant Pokémon present in the league. As for the latter, at least, Lapras has access to great Ice strikes capable of providing the necessary cover.
Agile : Water revolver, as it is the most balanced option in terms of damage and power generation.
Loaded : Surfing and Freezing Lightning. The first is mandatory as it causes high damage and requires little energy. The second also gains damage bonuses for being of the Ice type, which offers great coverage against the Dragons and Flyers in the league.
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