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Pokémon GO: 15 best Pokémon to win in the Ultra League

Best 27 Ultra league Pokémon in Pokémon GO
Best 27 Ultra league Pokémon in Pokémon GO
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The debut of Ultra Liga in the 2nd season of Liga de Batalha GO should happen this Monday, 1st of June. However, already turn on the warning signal: it won’t be at 5 pm (GMT) as usual, because Niantic will bring down the Pokémon GO servers on a global level for maintenance.

Niantic ‘s technical work is scheduled to take place between 3:00 pm and 10:00 pm (Brasília time). Therefore, during this period the game will be unavailable. This is the first time in history that the company has scheduled maintenance for several hours.

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Why turn on the warning signal?

Because maintenance can start earlier and end later than anticipated. We have no way of knowing. So, avoid playing Pokémon GO around 3pm.

Also, do not create expectations of starting Ultra League battles on the very first day, as there is no way to say that Niantic will be able to correct all problems within the allotted time.

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That said, let’s get down to business: the tips for doing well in the Pokémon GO Ultra League !

Build your best team for the Ultra League by following this formula

If you have read our previous article on the 15 best Pokémon to win in the Grand League , you are already familiar with the formula. If you haven’t read it, don’t worry, as we’ll bring it up again below.

Hard counter + Hard counter + Safe switch

Pokémon with high battle potentials, with flexible charged attacks and good coverage are considered hard counter . Meganium with Deadly Plant ( Frenzy Plant ) and Earthquake ( Earthquake ) is a flexible option because it has a fast charged plant-type attack and a super effective charged attack against fire Pokémon (for an emergency situation) and steel, for example.

Having the hard counter + hard counter combo is important because it can happen that you start the battle facing an opponent that your Pokémon has (double) weakness. Thus, you will need to change urgently to keep yourself with good chances of winning. So, opt for another equally devastating Pokémon with flexible charged attacks.

Complementing the formula, it is necessary to use a Pokémon considered safe switch . This should, in fact, be your choice for an agile and safe replacement . Your Pokémon must have the same characteristics as the hard counters , but it must be positioned next to the replacement button in the lower right corner of the screen. So, when you click, you don’t have to think about what to do in most cases.

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This formula is indicated by reference players in PvP, among them Zyonik and FLW Videos , whose analyzes we use to arrive at the 15 best Pokémon to use in the Ultra League .

15 best Pokémon and ideal attacks for the Ultra League

Check out this quick explanation before moving on to better understand the ideal moveset for each Pokémon.

  • Power : Amount of damage the attack does in Trainer Battles;
  • Energy : Amount of energy the attack generates or uses;
  • Duration : Number of turns the attack lasts. Each shift lasts 0.5 seconds;
  • Damage Per Shift (DPT) : The name speaks for itself. It is used in reference to quick attacks. The bigger the better;
  • Energy Per Shift (EPT):  The name also speaks for itself. It is used in reference to quick attacks. Again, the bigger the better;
  • Energy Damage (DPE):  Describes how efficient the damage is compared to the energy spent to use the attack. The bigger the better. DPE is used only for charged attacks.

The following list is divided between leaders , coverage (central position on the exchange screen) and safe substitution to help you think about the ideal team following the formula mentioned.

Best Pokémon to lead

Machamp

Type: Fighter

Fast attack:

Counterattack ( Counter – Fighter)
Power: 8
Energy: 7
Duration: 2
DPT: 4.00
EPT: 3.50

Loaded attacks:

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Blow Cross ( Cross Chop – Fighter)
Power: 50
Power: 35
DPE: 1:43

Rock Slide ( Rock Slide )
Power: 80
Energy: 45
DPE: 1.78

Articuno

Types: Ice / Flying

Fast attack:

Ice Shard * ( Power Shard – Ice)
Power: 9
Energy: 10
Duration: 3
DPT: 3.00
EPT: 3.33

Loaded attacks:

Freezing Wind ( Icy Wind – Ice)
Power: 60
Energy: 45
DPE: 1.33
Obs: reduces opponent’s attack

Hurricane * ( Hurricane – Flying)
Power: 80
Energy: 45
DPE: 1.78

* Note: Legacy attacks.

Registeel

Type: Steel

Fast attack:

Watch ( Lock-On – Normal)
Power:  N / A
Energy: N / A
Duration: N / A
DPT: 1.00
EPT: 5.00

Loaded attacks:

Flash Cannon ( Flash Cannon – Steel)
Power: 110
Energy: 65
DPE: 1.69

Focused Explosion ( Focus Blast – Fighter)
Power: 150
Energy: 75
DPE: 2.00

Venusaur

Type: Plant / Poisonous

Fast attack:

Vine Whip ( Vine Whip – Plant)
Power: 5
Energy: 8
Duration: 2
DPT: 2.50
EPT: 4.00

Loaded attacks:

Mortal Plant * ( Frenzy Plant –
Power ) Power: 100
Energy: 45
DPE: 2.22

Mud Pump ( Sludge Bomb – Poisonous)
Power: 80
Power: 50
DPE: 1.60

* Note: Exclusive Community Day attack

Togekiss

Types: Fairy / Flying

Fast attack:

Enchant ( Charm – Fairy)
Power: 16
Energy: 6
Duration: 2
DPT: N / A
EPT: N / A

Loaded attacks:

Ancestral Power ( Ancient Power – Stone)
Power: 45
Energy: 45
DPE: 1.00
Obs: Probability of increased attack and defense

Flamethrower ( Flamethrower – Fire)
Power: 90
Energy: 55
DPE: 1.64

Best alternatives for coverage

Scizor

Types: Insect / Steel

Fast attack:

Projectile Punch ( Bullet Punch – Steel)
Power: 6
Energy: 7
Duration: 2
DPT: 3.00
EPT: 3.50

Loaded attacks:

X-Scissors ( X-Scissor – Insect)
Power: 45
Energy: 35
DPE: 1.29

Butcher Night ( Night Slash – Dark)
Power: 90
Power: 55
DPE: 1.64
Note: attack increased probability

pelipper

Type: Electric

Fast attack:

Electric Switch ( Volt Switch – Electric)
Power: 12
Energy: 10
Duration: 5
DPT: 2.40
EPT: 2.00

Loaded attacks:

Thunderstorm punch ( Thunder Punch – electric)
power: 45
Power: 35
DPE: 1:29

Focused Explosion ( Focus Blast – Fighter)
Power: 150
Energy: 75
DPE: 2.00

Heracross

Types: Insect / Fighter

Fast attack:

Counterattack ( Counter – Fighter)
Power: 8
Energy: 7
Duration: 2
DPT: 4.00
EPT: 3.50

Loaded attacks:

Melee ( Close Combat – Fighter)
Power: 100
Energy: 60
DPE: 1.67
Obs: Reduces defense

Megachifre ( Megahorn – Insect)
Power: 100
Energy: 55
DPE: 1.64

Typhlosion

Type: Fire

Fast attack:

Shadow Claw ( Shadow Claw )
Power: 6
Energy: 8
Duration: 2
DPT: 3.00
EPT: 4.00

Loaded attacks:

Explosive Burn * ( Blast Burn – Fire)
Power: 110
Energy: 50
DPE: 2.20

* Note: Exclusive Community Day attack.

Solar Ray ( Solar Beam – Plant)
Power: 150
Energy: 80
DPE: 1.88

Swampert

Types: Water / Terrestrial

Fast attack:

Mud Shot ( Mud Shot – Terrestrial)
Power: 9
Energy: 8
Duration: 3
DPT: 3.00
EPT: 2.67

Loaded attacks:

Hydro Cannon * ( Hydro Cannon – Water)
Power: 90
Energy: 40
DPE:  2.25

* Note: Exclusive Community Day attack.

Earthquake ( Earthquake – Terrestrial)
Power: 120
Energy: 65
DPE: 1.85

Best Pokémon for Safe Replacement

Snorlax

Type: Normal

Fast attack:

Lick ( Lick – Phantom)
Power: 3
Energy: 3
Duration: 1
DPT: 3.00
EPT: 3.00

Loaded attacks:

Body Slam ( Body Slam – Normal)
Power: 60
Energy: 35
DPE: 1.71

Earthquake ( Earthquake – Terrestrial)
Power: 120
Energy: 65
DPE: 1.85

Instead of the Earthquake, you can opt for the Outrage, as it is a great alternative to cause a lot of damage against Dragon Pokémon, such as Giratina, which is very common in the Ultra League.

Outrage ( Outrage – Dragon)
Power: 110
Energy: 60
DPE: 1.83

Giratina (Altered Form)

Types: Ghost / Dragon

Fast attack:

Shadow Claw ( Shadow Claw )
Power: 6
Energy: 8
Duration: 2
DPT: 3.00
EPT: 4.00

Loaded attacks:

Dragon Claw ( Dragon Claw – Dragon)
Power: 50
Energy: 35
DPE: 1.43

Shadow Sneak ( Power )
: 50
Energy: 45
DPE: 1.11

Muk (Forma de Alola)

Types: Gloomy / Poisonous

Fast attack:

Growl ( Snarl – Dark)
Power: 8
Energy: 10
Duration: 3
DPT: 2.67
EPT: 3.33

Loaded attacks:

Wave Sludge ( Sludge Wave – Poisonous)
Power: 110
Power: 65
DPE: 1.69

Dark Pulse ( Dark Pulse )
Power: 80
Energy: 50
DPE: 1.60

Mew

Type: Psychic

Fast attack:

Shadow Claw ( Shadow Claw )
Power: 6
Energy: 8
Duration: 2
DPT: 3.00
EPT: 4.00

Loaded attacks:

Overheating ( Overheat – Fire)
Power: 150
Energy: 80
DPE: 1.88

Psychic Shock ( Psyshock – Psychic)
Power: 70
Energy: 45
DPE: 1.56

Pokémon Joker: One who plays in all positions

Finishing the list, we have a Pokémon that promises to be new among the most used in this second season.

It can be placed as a hard counter or safe switch . According to PvPoke , the score is 100% in any position.

And the Pokémon in question is …

Cresselia

Type: Psychic

Fast attack:

Psychic Court ( Psycho Cut – Psychic)
Power: 3
Power: 9
Duration: 2
DPT: 1:50
EPT: 4:50

Loaded attacks:

Vision of the Future ( Future Sight – Psychic)
Power: 120
Energy: 650
DPE: 1.85

Lunar Explosion ( Moonblast – Fairy)
Power: 130
Energy: 70
DPE: 1.86

More references to do well in the Ultra League

There are other great Pokémon to use in the Ultra League . In this article, we have separated the 15 that we consider the best and most usual in the matches of this modality of the Battle League GO of Pokémon GO .

Other alternatives are: Lapras , Mewtwo (Armor), Regice , Meganium , Clefable and Gallade . Particularly, I like Weavile very much to win Giratina quickly , but always having at least one shield in the battle, because Weavile’s defense is not the best.

Watch the video below for more alternatives and assemble your team to do well in the 2nd season of Ultra Liga !

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