Great League Remix Pokemon GO: Everything You Need to Know

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With the recent launch of the ninth Battle League season, trainers are consuming their Elite TM’s and building their Pokemon in preparation to be the best in their rank. Right now until Sept. 13, players in the Great League are now facing off against one another, both in normal and Remixed brackets. What is the Great League Remix in Pokemon GO?

Leagues have been a staple since the introductions of battling in Pokemon GO, allowing players of different skill and Pokemon to fairly compete in competitions. As of now, there are three kinds of Leagues for different levels of players: the Great League, the Ultra League, and the Master League, and they each have a couple of days devoted to themselves like a real-life competition. Entrants who compete in these Leagues could earn rewards, including the coveted Elite TM’s, so the stakes have always been high with rare items on the line.

Great League Remix Pokemon GO

The difference between the Great League and Great League Remix is that Remix implements a list of banned Pokemon that players could normally use in the normal league. The list comprises commonly-used Pokemon that comprise the game’s meta, so Remix forces players to try new Pokemon while also giving novice players a shot at making it to the top without some high-tier Pokemon sweeping them.

Here are the Pokemon banned from Great League Remix:

  • Venusaur
  • Alolan Ninetales
  • Alolan Marowak
  • Azumarill
  • Politoed
  • Umbreon
  • Skarmory
  • Swampert
  • Pelipper
  • Vigoroth
  • Sableye
  • Medicham
  • Altaria
  • Defence Forme Deoxys
  • Bastiodon
  • Scrafty
  • Jellicent
  • Galvantula
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Talonflame

Novice players are encouraged to try their hand at this version of the Great League, as the rewards and experience gained from the opportunity may help them prepare for when they take on the higher-tier leagues. Only the Great and Ultra Leagues have Remix versions, so players who have gotten used to the Remix versions of those leagues may want to try out their normal counterparts before tackling the Master League.

Season 9’s Great League is currently ongoing, ending Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. ET. While the second round of the Great League will begin on Oct. 11, Remix will no longer appear in this season after it ends on Sept. 13.