The Great League tier list in Pokémon Go Battle League Season 9 - Best Pokémon - September 2021

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We are in the middle of the second half of the Pokémon Go Battle League in Season 8. We have already faced the first round of battles following the numerous changes that occurred at the beginning of the PvP season, and there have been many changes to consider, especially for players looking forward to using more Poison-type Pokémon. However, after the first round, everyone is a little more educated and have honed their skills since the last time. Here are some of our second round picks for the Grand League tier list.



This will be the second round of battles and will run from August 30th to September 13th.

Great list of championship levels

List of main levels

The Pokémon in first position will be the first one you use in battle. Therefore, you want to make sure they are a bulky option, capable of handling any type of Pokémon your opponent may throw at you during these battles.

You want to pick a suitable Lead Pokémon that catches your opponent off guard and makes sure it does a lot of damage, but they also need to take some punches. You want to avoid having glass cannons in this role and make sure you use at least one shield for them.



Change list of levels

These will be the ideal Switch Pokémon. These are normally in your second or third slot and will be the Pokémon you will trade when you use your first or last Pokémon, normally to protect yourself from specific counters for your team.

The Pokémon Switch will be the one that will cause quite a bit of damage that you can trade in to stop your Pokémon Lead or Closer from attacking. If you are looking to save your main Pokémon from fainting from a direct fight, you can move your Switch Pokémon forward and they can cause serious damage. You want to reserve at least a shield for this choice or two if you feel more comfortable with your bulky Lead Pokémon.

Closest tier list

The closest Pokémon in your Battle League team will be the last Pokémon you use against your opponent. It must be a hybrid to be a bulky Pokémon and has enough power to defeat your opponent's final choice.


Your closest Pokémon will want to have a high amount of defense and stamina, but don't forget to make sure they also have a decent amount of attack power. This is what makes Registeel, Regice, and Regirock some of the best Pokémon to fill this role. They are incredibly robust and have a good range of charged attacks to destroy opponents. Also, your closest Pokémon shouldn't require any shields to be useful.


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