Mountain Cup Pokémon GO Best Team

Niantic, Pokémon Company

The Mountain Cup tournament in Pokémon GO can provide a challenge to trainers who have not adequately equipped for it.

This new tournament in Pokémon GO will only allow Pokémon into the competition if they meet two specific conditions; they are below or at 1,500 CP and they are Ice-, Ground-, Rock- or Steel-type Pokémon. Luckily, there are many good Pokémon who fit these requirements and can be sent into the fight.

Here are some recommendations for possible Pokémon to bring to the fight in order to win this tournament.

Mountain Cup Pokémon GO Best Team

Here are some of the best Pokémon for players to bring into the Mountain Cup, with additional potential move-sets.

  • Escavalier (Counter and Drill Run)
  • Runerigus (Shadow Claw and Sand Tomb)
  • Lucario (Counter and Aura Sphere)
  • Shadow Gliscor (Wing Attack and Night Slash)
  • Ferrothorn (Metal Claw and Power Whip)
  • Torterra (Razor Leaf and Earthquake)
  • Articuno (Ice Shard and Blizzard)
  • Shadow Registeel (Lock On and Focus Blast)
  • Diggersby (Mud Shot and Fire Punch)
  • Lapras (Ice Shard and Skull Bash)

In terms of the roles that each of these team members could take, here's what we recommend:

  • Lead - Lapras, Escavalier, Torterra and Diggersby
  • Switch-in - Runerigus, Ferrothorn and Shadow Gliscor
  • Closer - Shadow Registeel, Lucario and Articuno

For these recommendations, in general, the lead Pokémon should be a Pokémon that will be able to do some good chip damage and get the battle rolling into your favor. With the switch-in picks, they should be Pokémon who can take a hit or two and also do some more damage before sending in the closers. These Pokémon can do a lot of damage and will end the fight swiftly.

The Mountain Cup began Mar. 22 and will end on Mar. 29 at 1 p.m..