Little Cup Pokemon GO meta will be vastly different from that of previous tournaments.
Niantic Labs announced the beginning of the new Pokemon GO Battle League competitive season alongside a handful of themed cups via its official Twitter page on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. The details of the competition are simple. Only first-form Pokemon under 500 CP are eligible to be picked. This means that baby Pokemon—Pokemon that can evolve but never have—will be in the real battle spotlight for the first time.
So, let's take a look at the little meta strategy.
Little Cup Pokemon GO Meta Explained
This is certainly a different experience than most veteran trainers are used to. Instead of filling out a roster with their likely fully evolved, strongest Pokemon, trainers will need to focus in on the often competitively overlooked choices in their PokeDex.
The strategy, itself, is simple to work out. Most first-form Pokemon lack the ability to hit hard—or at all. Trainers should focus on those that have high defense stats and survivability to slowly whittle their opponents down or simply run out the clock.
Most agree that Bronzor seems to be the top choice. It is a steel and psychic-type from the Sinnoh region with a defense stat of 154 and CP ceiling of 603. Its best moves are the quick move Confusion and the charged move Heavy Slam.
Other powerful choices include the dark and dragon-type, Deino, with a max CP of 1062, and the pure dark-type Shadow Stunky with a possible hit point total of 138. Some trainers are even trying out the psychic-type Wynaut, ground-type Cubone, and high attack dark and fire-type Houndour.
More information about the next season of the GO Battle League or the various new themed cups can be found on the official Pokemon GO news blog.