Great League Tier List – Pokemon Go (September 2021)

Great League Tier List

Our Great League Tier List features your best bets for Pokemon Go’s first Battle League.

Last Updated: September 2021

Pokemon Go is the hit augmented reality (AR) mobile game that was every PokeFan’s dream come true. Using both a smartphone’s GPS tracker and built-in camera, players could find and catch their very own Pokemon! Despite its shaky release, the developers managed to patch the game’s technical issues. And within a year of its debut, Pokemon Go had over 500 million downloads worldwide.

Following the game’s popularity, the developers released a feature called the GO Battle League. This allowed players to engage in Pokemon battles with other players. And the first of the three Battle League options is the Great League, where only Pokemon with a Combat Power (CP) of 1,500 or lower can participate. Of course, to win in Pokemon Go’s Great League, you’re going to need some top-notch Pokemon. And with our Great League Tier List, you’ll know exactly what to look for.

On to the list!

GREAT LEAGUE TIER LIST

With around 700 different entries in Pokemon Go’s roster, it’s difficult to pinpoint which options are Battle League-ready and which are better off as pets. In this Great League Tier List, we’ll be ranking Pokemon based on six different tiers. Because of the sheer volume of Pokemon available, we’re only going to mention those that fall in tiers S, A, B, and C. If a Pokemon isn’t on the list, that means they fall in D-Tier. S-Tier Pokemon are the most optimal for the Great League, given their skill set and current stats. On the other hand, D-Tier Pokemon have subpar abilities that do little against other Pokemon. Finally, remember that these Pokemon need under 1,500 CP to participate in the Great League!

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You might wonder “What does XL next to some of their names mean?” Click here to jump to know what XL Pokemons are! 🔽

S-Tier
  • Alolan Ninetales
  • Altaria
  • Azumarill
  • Cresselia
  • Deoxys (Defense Forme)
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Jellicent
  • Registeel
  • Shadow Machamp
  • Shadow Politoed
  • Shadow Swampert
  • Skarmory
  • Swampert
A-Tier
  • Abomasnow
  • Bastiodon
  • Chansey (XL)
  • Chesnaught
  • Dewgong
  • Drifblim
  • Empoleon
  • Escavalier
  • Ferrothorn
  • Froslass
  • Hitmontop
  • Lanturn
  • Lucario
  • Machamp
  • Magnezone
  • Mandibuzz
  • Mantine
  • Medicham
  • Meganium
  • Mew
  • Nidoqueen
  • Pachirisu
  • Pelipper
  • Pidgeot
  • Politoed
  • Primeape
  • Quagsire
  • Rainy Castform
  • Regirock
  • Sableye
  • Scrafty
  • Shadow Abomasnow
  • Shadow Beedrill
  • Shadow Flygon
  • Shadow Golbat
  • Shadow Magnezone
  • Shadow Nidoqueen
  • Shadow Raikou
  • Shadow Sableye (XL)
  • Shadow Skarmory
  • Shadow Venasaur
  • Shadow Zapdos
  • Snowy Castform
  • Steelix
  • Tropius
  • Umbreon
  • Venusaur
  • Vigoroth
  • Whiscash
  • Wigglytuff
  • Wobbuffet (XL)
  • Zapdos
  • Zweilous
B-Tier
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Alolan Muk
  • Alolan Sandslash
  • Alomomola
  • Aromatisse
  • Articuno
  • Beedrill
  • Bellossom
  • Blastoise
  • Blastoise
  • Blaziken
  • Castform
  • Clefable
  • Cradily
  • Dragalge
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
  • Drapion
  • Electivire
  • Excadrill
  • Flygon
  • Forretress
  • Galvantula
  • Gastrodon
  • Gengar
  • Gligar
  • Gliscor
  • Golbat
  • Goodra
  • Granbull
  • Hariyama
  • Heracross
  • Hitmonchan
  • Hypno
  • Ivysaur
  • Jumpluff
  • Lapras
  • Lickilicky
  • Linoone
  • Ludicolo
  • Lugia
  • Machoke
  • Marshtomp
  • Melmetal
  • Munchlax
  • Noctowl
  • Obstagoon
  • Perrserker
  • Poliwrath
  • Probopass
  • Quilladin
  • Qwilfish
  • Raichu
  • Raikou
  • Regice
  • Roserade
  • Sceptile
  • Seaking
  • Sealeo
  • Serperior
  • Servine (XL)
  • Shadow Bellossom
  • Shadow Cradily
  • Shadow Dragonair
  • Shadow Dragonite
  • Shadow Drapion
  • Shadow Dusclops
  • Shadow Electivire
  • Shadow Forretress
  • Shadow Gardevoir
  • Shadow Gliscor
  • Shadow Granbull
  • Shadow Grimer
  • Shadow Gyarados
  • Shadow Hariyama
  • Shadow Hitmonchan
  • Shadow Ivysaur
  • Shadow Jumpluff
  • Shadow Lapras
  • Shadow Machoke
  • Shadow Marshtomp
  • Shadow Muk
  • Shadow Poliwrath
  • Shadow Quagsire
  • Shadow Sealeo
  • Shadow Shiftry
  • Shadow Skuntank
  • Shadow Snorlax
  • Shadow Tangrowth
  • Shiftry
  • Sirfetch’d
  • Skuntank
  • Slurpuff
  • Snorlax
  • Spritzee (XL)
  • Stunfisk
  • Suicune
  • Sunny Castform
  • Sylveon
  • Talonflame
  • Tangrowth
  • Togekiss
  • Toxicroak
  • Vullaby (XL)
  • Whimsicott
  • Zangoose
  • Zebstrika
C-Tier
  • Alolan Golem
  • Alolan Graveler
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Alolan Raticate
  • Alolan Sandshrew (XL)
  • Ampharos
  • Ariados
  • Barbaracle
  • Bayleef (XL)
  • Bibarel
  • Bonsly (XL)
  • Bouffalant
  • Bronzong
  • Carnivine
  • Carracosta
  • Charizard
  • Chinchou (XL)
  • Conkeldurr
  • Crobat
  • Croconaw
  • Crustle
  • Delcatty (XL)
  • Drifloon (XL)
  • Dugtrio (XL)
  • Dusclops (XL)
  • Eelektross
  • Electabuzz
  • Electrode
  • Emolga
  • Farfetch’d (XL)
  • Feraligatr
  • Fraxure
  • Galarian Farfetch’d
  • Galarian Linoone
  • Galarian Rapidash
  • Gallade
  • Gardevoir
  • Genesect
  • Glalie
  • Gloom
  • Golduck
  • Grimer (XL)
  • Grotle
  • Grovyle
  • Gurdurr
  • Gyarados
  • Haunter
  • Haxorus
  • Ho-Oh
  • Honchkrow
  • Jirachi
  • Klang
  • Krookodile
  • Latios
  • Leafeon
  • Leavanny
  • Ledian (XL)
  • Lileep (XL)
  • Luxio (XL)
  • Luxray
  • Machop (XL)
  • Magnemite (XL)
  • Magneton
  • Mantyke (XL)
  • Mawile
  • Milotic
  • Minun
  • Mud Shot
  • Muk
  • Nidorina (XL)
  • Nidorino (XL)
  • Ninetales
  • Palpitoad (XL)
  • Pangoro
  • Piloswine
  • Pinsir
  • Poliwhirl (XL)
  • Prinplup
  • Relicanth
  • Scizor
  • Scolipede
  • Seismitoad
  • Seviper
  • Shadow Ampharos
  • Shadow Articuno
  • Shadow Bibarel
  • Shadow Charizard
  • Shadow Claw, Shadow Punch, Shadow Ball
  • Shadow Crobat
  • Shadow Electabuzz
  • Shadow Gallade
  • Shadow Gligar
  • Shadow Gloom
  • Shadow Golduck
  • Shadow Grotle
  • Shadow Honchkrow
  • Shadow Hypno
  • Shadow Magmar
  • Shadow Magmortar
  • Shadow Magnemite (XL)
  • Shadow Magneton
  • Shadow Mawile
  • Shadow Nidorina (XL)
  • Shadow Nidorino (XL)
  • Shadow Ninetales
  • Shadow Piloswine
  • Shadow Pinsir
  • Shadow Poliwhirl (XL)
  • Shadow Probopass
  • Shadow Scizor
  • Shadow Suicune
  • Shadow Torterra
  • Shadow Ursaring
  • Shadow Venomoth
  • Shadow Victreebel
  • Shadow Vileplume
  • Shadow Wobbuffet (XL)
  • Shelgon
  • Spiritomb
  • Sudowoodo
  • Sunshine Cherrim
  • Swalot
  • Tentacruel
  • Tirtouga (XL)
  • Trash Wormadam (XL)
  • Typhlosion
  • Ursaring
  • Uxie
  • Vaporeon
  • Venomoth
  • Vespiquen
  • Victini
  • Victreebel
  • Vileplume
  • Wailmer (XL)
  • Wailord
D-Tier

All other Pokemon that aren’t on the list.

 

And that’s a lengthy list! Click next if you want to check the stats, movesets and some tips for all our S- Tier Pokemons!