The Psychic Cup in Pokémon Go is your chance to bring some of your favorite Psychic-type Pokémon into trainer battles and see what they can do. You have a small pool of Pokémon to choose from, limiting your options for using them against other players. Winning these battles is a great way to get great rewards during the Rising Heroes Battle League, but you want to use the best Pokémon. This guide covers the best Pokémon teams to use in the Psychic Cup in Pokémon Go.
Best Pokémon teams in the Psychic Cup
The Psychic Cup takes place from March 15 to 22. You can only use Psychic-type Pokémon on your team, and they must all be at or below 1,500 CP. As long as your Pokémon meets these requirements, you can participate in battles. However, Mew will not be allowed to join your team.
Relevant: The Psychic Cup level list in Pokémon Go
Malamar, Galarian Rapidash, and Alolan Raichu
Malamar is a solid choice for your first Lead Pokémon. It’s a Dark and Psychic-type Pokémon, good to use because its charged moves keep an opponent on their toes. To support this, we recommend using Galarian Rapidash and Alolan Raichu. Galarian Rapidash is a good Switch option with excellent movement pressure, especially to test the fast move, Fairy Wind.
- Malamar: Psycho Cut (fast movement), Foul Play, and Hyper Beam
- Galarian Rapidash: Fairy Wind (fast movement), Megahorn, and Body Slam
- Alolan Raichu: Volt Switch (fast movement), Wild Charge, and Thunder Punch
Bruxish, Claydol, and Galarian Slowking
The next team we suggest is parts of Bruxish, Claydol, and Galarian Slowking. Bruxish isn’t a popular Pokémon choice for many trainers looking to use it in traditional PvP encounters, but it does have some interesting team compositions for the Psychic Cup. Teaming it up with Claydol and Galarian Slowking is a perfect example, especially if you have the chance to point Galarian Slowking at Surf charged attack.
- Bruxish: Bite (fast movement), Aqua Tail, and Psychic Fangs
- Claydol: Mud Slap (fast move), Shadow Ball, and Rock Tomb
- Galarian Slowking: Hex (fast movement), Shadow Ball, and Sludge Wave
Cresselia, Gardevoir, and Oranguru
Our next team will be using the legendary Psychic-type Pokémon, Cresselia. It is an excellent choice in normal Great and Ultra League and continues to do well in Psychic Cup. However, for the best support, we recommend that you use Gardevoir and Oranguru. Gardevoir seems strange since it can also be used in the Master League, but it has some use here as a Fairy-type. The same goes for Oranguru as a Normal and Psychic-type Pokémon.
- Cresselia: Psycho Cut (fast movement), Grass Knot, and Moonblast
- Gardevoir: Charm (fast movement), Shadow Ball, and Dazzling Gleam
- Oranguru: Confusion (fast movement), Foul Play, and Psychic
Victini, Metagross, and Hypno (shadow)
For this recommended team, Victini will be the Lead option for this roster. Unfortunately, Victini is a mythical Pokémon, which makes it rare for some players. Regardless, this is a worthwhile option to consider with Psychic Cup, especially if you pair it with Metagross and Hypno. Usually, Hypno, as a shadow Pokémon, is overlooked by the Great Le. However, it has very good use here, and a low CP Metagross is a good choice as a Psychic and Steel-type Pokémon.
- Victini: Quick Attack (fast movement), V-Create, and Overheat
- Metagross: Bullet Punch (fast action), Meteor Mash, and Earthquake
- Hypno (shadow): Confusion (fast movement), Shadow Ball, and Fire Punch
Wobbuffet, Galarian Slowbro, and Defense Forme Deoxys
The last team we recommend you try in the Psychic Cup will feature Wobbuffet as the Lead Pokémon. Wobbuffett can be a great choice as a Lead Pokémon, with more defense than attack and a large amount of health, making it difficult to defeat. When you’re ready to switch Pokémon, you’ll want to use the more aggressive Galarian Slowbro and the tanky Defense Forme Deoxys to round out the team.
- Wobbuffet: Counter (fast movement), Mirror Coat, and Return
- Galarian Slowbro: Poison Jab (fast move), Sludge Bomb, and Psychic
- Defense Deoxys: Counter (fast move), Rock Slide, and Thunderbolt
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