Pokémon Go’ Flying Cup: Best options for a new battle format.


It is time for a redo. Niantic will maintain its Flying Cup battle format this week, after it was recently postponed.

This new combat format will offer Trainers an entertaining and unique way to fight in Pokémon Go. As the name suggests, only Flying Cup-type Pokémon will be allowed to fight for a limited time.

And while many of the same Flying Pokémon that we highlighted back in September will be eligible for the newly scheduled Flying Cup, some new options have come into play.


The Flying Cup in Pokémon Go begins on Thursday, November 5th at 6:00 p.m. local time and ends on Friday, November 6th at 12:00 p.m. local time.


The only thing that has changed with the postponement of the Flying Cup was the timing, which means that the exclusive parade for Pidgeot is still possible for those who participate in this special event.

Trainers who develop Pidgeotto (the advanced form of Pidgeot) during the event will receive a Pidgeot that learns the fast attack Gust. This special “flying attack” type attack will give the pidgeot his best option for a fast “flying attack” type attack.


In the Flying Cup format, only Pokémon of the Flying Pokémon type are allowed. The CP limit for Pokémon is set at 1,500, which is similar to the Great Ball League.

The number of matches in which Trainers can participate is increased from five to 20 sets. This allows Trainers to fight up to 100 matches in this format. Along the way, coaches will receive double the Stardust for winning battles, completing battle sets and advancing in the Go Battle League during the event window.

There are many options for the Flying Cup, but trainers who want to excel in this combat format need to remember which attacks are most effective against Flying types.

Pokémon of the Flying type are weak against attacks of the Electric, Ice and Rock types. Therefore, it is advantageous to use Pokémon that know these moves, since the opposing team only has Flying Types.

There are some great options to take into battle, most notably Mandibuzz, which was introduced in Strange Eggs in October. The Dark and Flying Type Pokémon was a great option for the last Halloween Cup and is now an option that Trainers should consider.

Although its typing and pool of attack options aren’t necessarily the best for this format, it could be used on Thursday due to its high defense and HP.

We recommend leading these Pokémon into battle:

Emolga with Thunderclap and Discharge/Thunderclap
Aerodactyl with stone throw and old power/rock slide
Articuno with frosty breath and icy wind/antique power
Skarmory with steel wings and brave bird/sky attack
Mantine with bubble and bubble beam/ice beam
Togekiss with charm and ancient power/air strike
Gyarados with dragon breath and aqua tail/crunch
Dragon stone with dragon breath and dragon claw/outrage
Altaria with dragon breath and dragon pulse/sky attack
Mandibuzz with Air Slash and foul play/Aerial Ass

Looking forward to the Flying Cup in Pokémon Go? What Pokémon team are you bringing? Let us know in the comments section.


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