Best PVP Pokémon GO Options

Pokémon GO PVP has a solidly defined meta game
Pokémon GO PVP has a solidly defined meta game / Niantic/The Pokémon Company

The best PVP Pokémon GO options depends on the league in which one chooses to compete. The best options are also constantly changing as new Pokémon are released and the meta game shifts and develops. Here are some of the best options for competing in the Great League.

Best PVP Pokémon GO Options

The Great League is the most popular player-vs.-player format in Pokémon GO. It locks the maximum CP at 1,500, keeping many of the game's legendaries out of the competition. It's typically dominated by defensive Pokémon.

The Pokémon that largely define the Great League's meta game are Azumarill, Skarmory, Altaria and Registeel. These Pokémon are just about the best options available, but they shouldn't be treated as gospel. Other supporting Pokémon that fill different roles are crucial to success in PVP.

Strong options outside of the absolute top include the following:

  • Venusaur
  • Umbreon
  • Deoxys (Defense form)
  • Probopass
  • Bastiodon
  • Tropius
  • Medicham
  • Swampert
  • Sableye
  • Meganium
  • Hypno
  • Quagsire
  • Bronzong
  • Melmetal
  • Haunter
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Cresselia
  • Toxicroak
  • Lapras
  • Steelix
  • Jirachi
  • Mew
  • Whiscash
  • Clefable
  • Vigoroth
  • Lanturn
  • Zweilous