Pokémon Go Element Cup team recommendations, restrictions and dates explained

The Element Cup is the latest special league to occur in Pokémon Go’s Go Battle League.

To ensure you have the right challenge, your team selection will need to follow a number of Element Cup restrictions.

Below you can find our Element Cup recommendations that will help you create an interesting Element Cup team.

Our Pokémon Go Element Cup recommendations, from Bulbasaur to Ducklett

As with every special Go Battle League league or cup, there is no true “best” team for the Element Cup, because you will never know which Pokémon are on your opponent’s team.

However, the restriction means that there is a limited pool of Pokémon you can choose from, which helps you choose your team.

Before making your selection, however, it’s a good idea to check the Element Cup restriction, so you know exactly which Pokémon are available to you.

You should also make sure you have a selection of Pokémon types and have a Pokémon whose charged attack can build up quickly, so that you force your opponent to use one of their shields from the start.

Our Pokémon Go Element Cup recommendations in order of the National Pokédex:


Type: Grass / Poison Perfect IV: 0/11/15 Recommended Moves: Vine Whip (Fast) / Seed Bomb (Charged), Sludge Bomb (Charged) Weaknesses: Fire, Flying, Ice and Psychic

When it comes to Bulbasaur, the main obvious advantage is that it is a Poison-type, making it an excellent counter to fellow Grass-type Pokémon like Cottonee, which thanks to being a Fairy-type is twice as weak.

You’ll still need to protect Bulbasaur from Fire-type Pokémon, but overall it’s a powerhouse in the Element Cup, picking up wins against Chinchou, Cottonee, Skrelp, Chikorita, and Seel. However, be careful with Vulpix, Ducklett, Salandit, and Slowpoke.

It’s worth noting that while you can use a Shadow Bulbasaur if you want, the regular version will work a little better.


Type: Fire Perfect IVs: 00/15/14 Recommended Moves: Quick Attack (Fast), Body Slam (Charged), Weather Ball (Charged) Weaknesses: Ground, Rock, and Water

Vulpix and Shadow Vulpix are by far the best Fire-types in this meta, making them a great option to take on Grass-type Pokémon and Ice-type Pokémon, such as Seel and Snover. The only comparable Fire-type is Salandit, but it’s about as rare as a snowflake on a Kantonian Vulpix’s snoot.

Quick Attack is a fast-charging move that lets you throw Weather Balls for heavy Fire-type damage, while Body Slam will offer neutral Spam if you run into something that looks tough.

If you like Vulpix, expect wins against Chikorita, Growlithe, Cottonee, and Salandit. Leaks come from anything wet.


Type: Water Perfect IVs: 0/11/15 Recommended Moves: Ice Shard (Fast), Aqua Tail (Charged), Icy Wind (Charged) Weaknesses: Electric and Grass

Speaking of wet, here’s a Water-type Pokémon we’re using as anti-Grass tech. Seel is another great all-rounder, thanks to his prowess as an Ice-type attacker.

Given both its bulk and spam, it has an advantage against Growlithe, Slugma, Salandit, Shadow Vulpix, and even Cottonee. However, the losses will come hard and fast from Chinchou and Chikorita, along with Ducklet, normal Vulpix, and Skrelp.


Type: Water/Electric Perfect IVs: 0/11/15 Recommended Moves: Spark (Fast), Bubble Beam (Charged), Lightning Bolt (Charged) Weaknesses: Grass and Ground

Chinchou may not be the only Electric-type Pokémon eligible for the Element Cup, thanks to the addition of Hisuian Voltorb, but one of them is good and the other is extinct.

As a result, Chinchou is an excellent choice for the Element Cup, a meta dominated by a single duck. Spark and Thunderbolt will make quick work of most Water-types, and Bubble Beam is there as cover against anything tough. Just keep in mind that this attack is guaranteed to reduce your attack by one stage, so don’t use it if you don’t have to.

Keep this in mind and you will have victories against Ducklett, Seel, Vulpix and Salandit. Expect losses on anything with Grass writing and know when to switch!


Type: Water/Earth Perfect IVs: 0/15/15 Recommended Moves: Mud Shot (Fast), Body Bash (Charged), Mud Bomb (Charged) Weaknesses: Grass (2x)

Ground-type Pokémon are a rarity in the Element Cup, and Wooper is the best among the limited options you have.

Your moves here offer fraudulent victories against Fire and Poison types, as well as Chinchou and Seel. However, its double weakness to Grass is a drawback. On top of that, your lack of volume means you’ll also have to expect losses against Ducklett and Dewpider.


Type: Water/Flying Perfect IVs: 00/15/15 Recommended Moves: Wing Attack (Fast), Brave Bird (Charged), Bubble Beam (Charged) Ducklett Weaknesses: Electric (2x) and Rock

If you ever wanted to see a duck win a fight, choose Ducklett.

Ducklett offers a quick-charge flying move that can destroy Grass-types, a Brave Bird-shaped nuke (which will leave your defense in tatters), and a cheap Water-type cover move, in case you need it. (although this lowers your attack by one stage).

Therefore, Ducklett may not be easy to use, but if you use it, you can bring the meta to its knees. You gain victories against Fire, Water, and Grass types alike; your only real opponent is Chinchou, who will fry you thanks to Ducklett’s double weakness to Electric-type attacks.

The bottom line is that Ducklett is fantastic and you should run him.


Type: Poison/Fire Perfect IVs: 00/13/15 Recommended Moves: Poison Jab (Fast), Poison Fang (Charged), Flamethrower (Charged) Salandit Weaknesses: Ground (2x), Psychic, Rock, Water

Salandit is a great option, if you are lucky enough to have one.

Unfortunately, Salandit is extremely difficult to come by, as they are currently only available as a rare egg hatch. However, if you have one, know that it beats Grass-types with its Fire attacks and everything else with its Poison Jab fast move. Well, not everything else: he does lose to Ducklett, Seel, Vulpix, and Chinchou.

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