The Pokémon Go Big League Remix, first introduced in Season 7, is a variation of the seasonal staple – the Big League.
The Great League Remix also has a 1,500 CP limit, and has one key difference – a list of Banned Pokémon that you can’t use on your team.
This banned list is made up of the most popular Pokémon used in the Great League, so for many players, this will require you to dig deeper into your collection to find hidden gems.
List of Pokémon banned from Pokémon Go Great League Remix
The difference between the regular Great League and the Remix version is a list of banned Pokémon. These are based on the Big League’s most popular creatures – forcing coaches to try something else on their teams.
The list of Pokémon banned in the Big League remix is as follows:
- Raichu and Alolan Raichu
- Marowak and Alolan Marowak
- Stunfisk and Galarian Stunfisk
- Greenhouse Flame
For those familiar with the Great League, you’ll recognize a few of the above creatures – and just might knock out most of your proven and trusted line-up. Venusaur, Azumarill, Skarmory, Swampert … all heavy hitters who have dominated the Big League since his arrival.
There are some more interesting ones in the list above, such as Talonflame – maybe March Community Day propelled him into the list, especially as a cheap and cheerful competitor for types of people. ‘steel. Either way, alternatives are now needed for the Remix League.
What are the alternative recommendations for the big league remix?
Since the above list eliminates many favorites, it’s time to dig through our collections for other creatures that work well with that same 1,500 CP cap.
As with any Go Battle League, recommendations aren’t just about potency – they also need to be responsive to meta, which often forms around certain types that work well against other creatures.
At the time of writing (the start of the Big League remix), the meta will not have taken shape yet. That said, all of the Go Battle leagues, regardless of CP, share some similarities in what works and what doesn’t, which gives us a good idea of what you can use instead.
Some of our alternative Great League Remix recommendations include:
Go with Hariyama, Altaria, Whiscash, Registeel or Deoxys (Defense). While the above list eliminates a lot of our Great League recommendations, these weren’t popular enough to feature – giving you a list of powerful, lower-level creatures to play with instead.
Of course, some of them are harder to find; Registeel and Deoxys can only be captured during certain Legendary / Mythic events, while Altaria needs 400 Swablu Candies to evolve, which could explain their lack of popularity in the first place. But if you have them, now is the time to deploy them. It’s possible that the meta will see one or two of them become more redundant than before, but they’re great choices nonetheless.
Opt for steel, combat and dark types, who tend to do well regardless of the league. Some suggestions include Registeel and Melmetal – if you have one with a low enough CP, the latter has a fast Thundershock loaded move which is great in any team – whereas Hariyama or Machamp are cheap but very good fight types. reliable.
Dig into your Community Day Pokémon. In general, these creatures are stronger than average when it comes to fighting prowess, and the exclusive Community Day movement she can learn can make this an even more engaging prospect. In particular, starters – of any generation – are good to try here, as they have types that perform well in any league.
In the Big League remix, the weed types could easily take out a Whiscash and other water types, while the fire works great against steel. Water is less appealing – it will rarely have the edge, but at the same time it usually resists most of the types that float at the top of the meta, so you could do a lot worse.
Again, it’s impossible to know how a new league will shake up on its debut – and remember that no team will win every game – but I hope the above serves as a useful inspiration.
The season of legends has arrived! Latest events include the Big League remix and Rivals Week, the latter seeing the debuts of Skrelp and Clauncher. It comes with an increase in the level cap – including the addition of XL Candy, the Legacy 40 Challenge quest and improvements to some XP sources – Platinum Medals, the arrival of Generation 6 Pokémon such as Espurr and the Go Battle League Changes We recently saw the addition of “weird” red eggs and new Arlo, Cliff, Sierra and Giovanni rosters.