Master League Premier Classic Pokémon GO: Best Teams

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One of the most challenging Pokémon GO competitions, the Master League Premier Classic, will be live starting from Sept. 29 to Oct. 6. These battles will not be a walk in the park, so stock up on revives and take a look at some of the best team suggestions to be victorious.

What Are the Rules for the ML Premier Classic?

There are a few things to keep in mind before jumping into the battle. Trainers will not be allowed to use a Pokémon that was given a Candy XL. Mythical and Legendary Pokémon are also prohibited from the competition. Luckily there will be no CP limit for entry, so be sure to use your strongest Pokémon. Just make sure they are not past Level 40.

It is important to remember in Pokémon GO that teams consist of three Pokémon, unlike the mainline series where trainers can have a team of six. Your team should be able to both withstand and deal with various types of moves. It is trickier to cover your bases with just three instead of six Pokémon, but here are some Pokémon that we think to make the best teams.

Dragonite (Regular or Shadow): Dragon/Flying-type

  • Resistances: Bug, Fighting, Fire, Grass, Ground and Water
  • Moves: (Fast) Dragon Breath, (Charged) Dragon Claw, and (Charged) Superpower

Excadrill: Ground/Steel-type

  • Resistances Normal, Flying, Rock, Bug, Steel, Psychic, Dragon and Fairy
  • Moves: (Fast) Mud Shot, (Charged) Drill Run and (Charged) Rock Slide

Florges: Fairy-type

  • Resistances: Bug, Dark, Dragon and Fighting
  • Moves: (Fast) Vine Whip, (Charged) Disarming Voice and (Charged) Moonblast

Garchomp: Dragon/Ground-type

  • Resistances: Electric, Fire, Poison and Rock
  • Moves: (Fast) Mud Shot, (Charged) Outrage and (Charged) Sand Tomb

Gyarados (Regular or Shadow): Flying/Water-type

  • Resistances: Bug, Fighting, Fire, Ground, Steel and Water
  • Moves: (Fast) Dragon Breath, (Charged) Aqua Tail and (Charged) Crunch

Kommo-o: Dragon/Fighting-type

  • Resistances: Bug, Dark, Electric, Fire, Grass, Rock and Water
  • Moves: (Fast) Dragon Tail, (Charged) Close Combat and (Charged) Dragon Claw

Metagross: Psychic/Steel-type

  • Resistances: Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock and Steel
  • Moves: (Fast) Bullet Punch, (Charged) Earthquake and (Charged) Meteor Mash

Snorlax (Regular or Shadow): Normal-type

  • Resistances: Ghost
  • Moves: (Fast) Lick, (Charged) Body Slam and (Charged) Superpower

Togekiss: Fairy/Flying-type

  • Resistances: Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fighting, Grass and Ground
  • Moves: (Fast) Charm, (Charged) Ancient Power and (Charged) Flamethrower

These are only a handful of suggestions. Feel free to experiment and try out other Pokémon we forgot to mention. Good luck facing the challenges in the Master League Premier Classic.