The Master League Classic is a popular PvP event in Pokémon Go for players. It is a similar competition to the standard Master League competition, but players are prohibited from using any Pokémon that have received XL candy. If you want to avoid battling players who have an abundance of Pokémon XL and would rather have a more traditional Master League fighting streak, we recommend that you jump into this one. These battles will take place from 9 to 23 August. We also have a list of the best Pokémon teams for the Master League Classic. This guide details the list of classic Master League levels for the best Pokémon Lead, Switch and Closer.
The list of levels of the Master League Classic
List of main levels
The main Pokémon on your roster will be the first choice you use against the opponent. He must have an adequate amount of defense to take some punishment, but he must also be ready to deal a lot of damage to hopefully take out your opponent's first choice, or Switch. These are some of the best Pokémon Lead picks for the Master League Classic.
The main Pokémon will likely want to use at least one of your two shields, but it may be best to immediately swap with your Pokémon Switch using a shield during a battle.
Change list of levels
The Switch Pokémon in your team will be the Pokémon you trade with your first Pokémon to protect it from any choices your opponent uses to counter it. The switch will likely have more attack power than the defenses, and are normally considered a glass cannon capable of using their charged moves quite often. These are some of the best Pokémon Switch picks for the Master League Classic.
The Pokémon Switch will likely require one or both of your two shields during battle. It will be a glass cannon choice, so it won't be able to take too many hits, but it can hammer in more Pokémon if you play your cards right and use your shields well.
Closest tier list
The closest Pokémon on your team is the last Pokémon you will use. You want to avoid using them until you have no other choice, and these are normally the hardest with the most stamina defense of Pokémon choices. You must also consider this Pokémon's resistances and its overall move set compared to your other Pokémon choices. These are some of the best Pokémon picks closest to the Master League Classic.
The closest Pokémon probably won't need a shield, so be sure to reserve your two shields for your Pokémon Lead and Switch.