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Best Pokémon for the Halloween Cup – Guide

If you're planning on competing in the Halloween Cup, here's the best Pokémon to help you win!

Updated: Nov 30, 2021 12:38 pm
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We’re nearing the annual Pokémon Go Halloween Cup! The Halloween cup will be a temporary event. During this event, you’ll be able to win and encounter special items and Pokémon. But as with most event cups, there are certain rules in place to give everyone a fair chance.

Pokemon GO Halloween Cup Guide Best Teams and More

We’re here to give you a good idea of what to expect and how you can counter it. What Pokémon are ideal for this cup? Well let’s first check out the rules.

Halloween Cup rules

There’s only two rules for the Halloween cup, but both of which might impede on your previous plans.

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Poison-, Bug-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Fairy-type Pokémon are permitted.

With this in mind, let’s see who might make the roster!

When does the Halloween Cup start?

The Halloween Cup begins October 15th and ends November 2nd.

Best Pokémon for the Halloween Cup

Here’s the top 10 Pokémon to use for the Halloween Cup, using the best Pokémon within the rules limitations. It’d be best to vary your Pokemon, but also consider that your opponents will likely be using some of these.

So even if you don’t have any of these, don’t worry! Try and find a good counter for them, by looking at their weaknesses and the attacks they’ll likely use against you.

PokémonFast AttackCharged AttackTypeWeak to
Azumarill - #184 - Serebii.net Pokédex
BubbleHydro Pump, Ice Beam, or Play RoughWater and FairyElectric, Grass, and Poison
Alolan Marowak | Pokemon GO Wiki - GamePress
Alolan Marowak
Fire SpinShadow Ball and Bone ClubFire and GhostDark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, Water
Beedrill (Pokémon GO) - Best Movesets, Counters, Evolutions and CP
Poison JabX-Scissor and Sludge BombBug and PoisonFire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock
Galvantula (Pokémon GO) - Best Movesets, Counters, Evolutions and CP
Volt SwitchDischarge and LungeBug and ElectricFire and Rock
Gengar (Pokémon GO) - Best Movesets, Counters, Evolutions and CP
Shadow ClawShadow Punch and Shadow BallGhost and PoisonDark, Ghost, and Psychic
Umbreon (Pokémon GO) - Best Movesets, Counters, Evolutions and CP
SnarlFoul Play and Last ResortDarkBug, Fairy, and Fighting
Drifblim - #426 - Serebii.net Pokédex
HexIcy Wind and Shadow BallFlying and GhostDark, Electric, Ghost, Ice, Rock
Wigglytuff (Pokémon GO) - Best Movesets, Counters, Evolutions and CP
CharmIce Beam and Play RoughFairy and NormalPoison and Steel
Mandibuzz - #630 - Serebii.net Pokédex
Air SlashFoul Play and Aerial AceDark and FlyingElectric, Fairy, Ice, and Rock
Mawile - #303 - Serebii.net Pokédex
Fire FangPlay Rough and Power-Up PunchFairy and SteelFire and Ground

Halloween Cup rewards

As per any battle event, there will be a number of rewards up for grabs. What’s on offer are the usual rewards, which include Stardust, Berries, and TMs, but the big reward this time are the encounters. Each of which will be somewhat Halloween-themed.

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