Pokemon Go Great League Remix: Date & time, best Pokemon to use, bans, more

Niladri Sarkar
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The Great League Remix Pokemon Go challenges players to take up an altogether different PvP strategy as the format drops a bombshell. Here’s all you need to know about the PvP Great League Remix, the best Pokemon to use, and the Pokemon that are banned.

Pokemon Go players are in for a twist on the familiar Great League format. While the traditional Great League format runs in full swing, the game also brings new territory for players to test their skills: Great League Remix Pokemon Go.

The usual 1500 CP limit of Pokemon Go stays in the Great League Remix. But the top 20 Pokemon used by Ace rank Trainers and above in the Great League will be banned. This means that some popular choices won’t be available for use in Great League Remix battles.

Here’s every single detail about the Pokemon Go Great League Remix including the event date & time, the best Pokemon to use, and the list of banned Pokemon.

Pokemon Go Great League Remix date & time

Pokemon Go Great League Remix will be active from Friday, July 14, 2023, to Friday, July 21, 2023.

The Great League Remix Pokemon Go will run alongside the traditional Great League.

Best Pokemon to use in Pokemon Go PvP Great League Remix

Players are eager to know the Pokemon Go Great League Remix tier list. So here are the best Pokemon to use in Pokemon Go PvP Great League Remix:


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Carbink is popularly known as Bastiodon 2.0 in PvP.
  • Weaknesses: Steel, Grass, Ground, Water
  • Resistances: Dragon, Bug, Dark, Fire, Flying, Normal
  • Best moveset: Rock Throw and Rock Slide / Moonblast

With a monstrous Defense stat of 285, Carbink is difficult to take down even when it goes against super-effective counters. Its excellent Rock/Fairy combination makes it not only lose the weakness to the common Fighting-type Pokemon but also deal super-effective damage in return. In addition, Rock Slide is perfect for beating Flying and Fire-types.

Its excellent type combination and useful moves make Carbink top-notch in Great League Remix Pokemon Go.


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Scrafty can be an offensive sweeper with the Attack boost from Power-Up Punch.
  • Weaknesses: Fighting, Flying, Fairy
  • Resistances: Rock, Ghost, Dark, Psychic
  • Best moveset: Counter and Foul Play / Power-Up Punch

Scrafty can put in a lot of work with Counter and Power-Up Punch alone. This combination not only puts shield pressure on the opponent but also helps the Fast Move Counter hit harder because of the Attack boost. Foul Play is great for dealing with the usual Ghost and Psychic-type Pokemon as Scrafty’s Fighting-type moves won’t be effective against them.


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Dubwool’s balanced stats make it ideal for the Great League Remix.
  • Weaknesses: Fighting
  • Resistances: Ghost
  • Best moveset: Double Kick and Body Slam / Wild Charge

Most Pokemon Go players find it surprising to see a Normal-type performing well in PvP. But Dubwool has good stats and an amazing moveset combo.

Dubwool can spam Body Slam and create a lot of shield pressure for the opponent. Since Body Slam gains STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus), it makes Dubwool a major threat in battles. Wild Charge helps Dubwool check the bulky Water-type Pokemon frequently used in Pokemon Go Great League Remix team.


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Vigoroth is still one of the most dependable PvP Pokemon.
  • Weaknesses: Fighting
  • Resistances: Ghost
  • Best moveset: Counter and Body Slam / Bulldoze

Vigoroth is very similar to Dubwool when it comes to usage in a Pokemon Go Great League Remix team. But with access to Counter and Bulldoze, it gets incredible coverage against eight Pokemon types. In addition, Vigoroth can spam Body Slam with Counter when used as a lead.


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Legendary Pokemon Regirock is an amazing finisher in battle.
  • Weaknesses: Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, Water
  • Resistances: Fire, Flying, Normal, Poison
  • Best moveset: Lock-On and Stone Edge / Earthquake

Regirock may have many weaknesses in Pokemon Go battles but its jaw-dropping 309 Defense stat makes up for it. With the prized Lock-On as a Fast Move, Regirock can spam powerful Charged Moves like Stone Edge and Earthquake easily. It works very well even when there are no shields left in the battle.


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Whiscash is one of the famous ‘mud bois’ in Pokemon Go.
  • Weaknesses: Grass
  • Resistances: Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, Steel
  • Best moveset: Mud Shot and Mud Bomb / Blizzard

Whiscash has always been one of the most feared Pokemon Go PvP species. It is only weak to the Grass-type and there are hardly any of them in the Go Battle League.

Mud Shot gives Whiscash incredible energy gains, letting it reach its Charged Moves quickly. Players usually use Mud Bomb but when up against Dragon, Flying, or even Grass types, Blizzard works as a surprise nuke move.


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Pidgeot recently became popular in Pokemon Go PvP.
  • Weaknesses: Electric, Ice, Rock
  • Resistances: Ghost, Ground, Bug, Grass
  • Best moveset: Gust and Brave Bird / Feather Dance

Pidgeot became amazing in Pokemon Go PvP because of its excellent moveset. Gust is a hard-hitting Fast Move with good energy gains, letting Pidgeot use the dreaded Brave Bird. Players need to use this powerful move carefully because of the self-debuff but when Brave Bird hits, it deals heavy damage.

Feather Dance has low damage output but its ability to debuff the opponent’s Attack stat by two stages makes it useful in battles.


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Guzzlord is the best Ultra Beast in Great League Remix.
  • Weaknesses: Fairy, Bug, Dragon, Fighting, Ice
  • Resistances: Psychic, Dark, Electric, Fire, Ghost, Grass, Water
  • Best moveset: Dragon Tail and Dragon Claw / Brutal Swing

Guzzlord has one of the highest HP stat in Pokemon Go but also a very low Defense stat. What makes Guzzlord so good is its long list of resistances and a good moveset.

Dragon Tail and Dragon Claw get STAB and deal a lot of damage to all Pokemon except Fairy and Steel Pokemon. Brutal Swing is one of the best Dark-type moves and it is useful against Psychic and Ghost Pokemon. Guzzlord is best when you have shields to use in the battle.


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Lickitung needs Candy XL to be a threat in PvP.
  • Weaknesses: Fighting
  • Resistances: Ghost
  • Best moveset: Lick and Body Slam / Power Whip

Another Body Slam user but this one uses the powerful Ghost-type Fast Move Lick in Pokemon Go PvP. Lick also makes Lickitung one of the best Pokemon to use against Ghost Pokemon. Power Whip is a good second Charged Move to help Lickitung deal with Grass, Ground, and Rock Pokemon.


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The Legendary Cresselia is one of the bulkiest PvP Pokemon.
  • Weaknesses: Bug, Dark, Ghost
  • Resistances: Ghost
  • Best moveset: Psycho Cut and Moonblast / Grass Knot

Cresselia is a top-notch finisher in Pokemon Go PvP, whether shields are down or not. With high Defense and HP stats, Cresselia can tank most hits easily. Grass Knot is a Legacy Move and players would need to use an Elite Charged TM to give it to Cresselia. Psycho Cut gives fast energy gains, helping this bulky Pokemon reach Moonblast in less time.


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Togedemaru has the highest number of resistances in PvP.
  • Weaknesses: Ground, Fire, Fighting
  • Resistances: Flying, Poison, Steel, Bug, Dragon, Electric, Fairy, Grass, Ice, Normal, Psychic, Rock
  • Best moveset: Thunder Shock and Wild Charge / Fell Stinger

Togedemaru has a very good moveset that can threaten some of the most challenging opponents in Pokemon Go. Fell Stinger doesn’t do too much damage but it guarantees an Attack boost for Togedemaru. Wild Charge is the best Electric-type PvP Charged Move and even though it causes a self-debuff in Defense, it is deadly when shields are down.

Togedemaru is not only good at attacking but it is also a good defender due to its 12 resistances. Players should be careful of Ground-type attackers due to Togedemarus’ double weakness.

What Pokemon are banned in Great League Remix Pokemon Go?

Here are the Pokemon banned from the Pokemon Go PvP Great League Remix:

  • Venusaur
  • Alolan Ninetales
  • Noctowl
  • Lanturn
  • Azumarill
  • Umbreon
  • Skarmory
  • Swampert
  • Pelipper
  • Sableye
  • Medicham
  • Altaria
  • Walrein
  • Registeel
  • Deoxys – Defense
  • Bastiodon
  • Froslass
  • Galarian Stunfisk
  • Trevenant
  • Obstagoon

That’s all you need to know about the Pokemon to use and the banned list in Pokemon Go PvP Great League Remix. For more Pokemon Go, be sure to check out our guides:

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Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].