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!
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.
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.
|Pokémon||Fast Attack||Charged Attack||Type||Weak to|
|Bubble||Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, or Play Rough||Water and Fairy||Electric, Grass, and Poison|
|Fire Spin||Shadow Ball and Bone Club||Fire and Ghost||Dark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, Water|
|Poison Jab||X-Scissor and Sludge Bomb||Bug and Poison||Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock|
|Volt Switch||Discharge and Lunge||Bug and Electric||Fire and Rock|
|Shadow Claw||Shadow Punch and Shadow Ball||Ghost and Poison||Dark, Ghost, and Psychic|
|Snarl||Foul Play and Last Resort||Dark||Bug, Fairy, and Fighting|
|Hex||Icy Wind and Shadow Ball||Flying and Ghost||Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice, Rock|
|Charm||Ice Beam and Play Rough||Fairy and Normal||Poison and Steel|
|Air Slash||Foul Play and Aerial Ace||Dark and Flying||Electric, Fairy, Ice, and Rock|
|Fire Fang||Play Rough and Power-Up Punch||Fairy and Steel||Fire 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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