In Pokémon GO, the Fossil Cup starts on June 15th for the first time. Only Water, Steel, and Rock-type Pokémon are allowed there. We feature the best teams in the meta.
San Francisco – In Pokémon GO there is always variety with different challenges in PvP, i.e. the fights between two players. These are called cups and limit trainers when choosing the type of Pokémon and also the strength of the monsters. Now, on June 15, 2022, the Fossil Cup will start in Pokémon GO for the first time. We show what the current meta is, i.e. the best Pokémon and the strongest teams.
|name of the game||Pokemon GO|
|Release (date of first publication)||July 06, 2016|
|genre||Augmented reality, mobile|
Pokémon GO: Fossil Cup 2022 – All rules and times at a glance
Then the Fossil Cup runs: The Fossil Cup starts in Pokémon GO on June 15th. The new PvP Cup will then run until June 22, 2022, giving Trainers a full week to compete in the Fossil Cup.
- When? From June 15 to June 22, 2022
In addition to the Fossil Cup, the crossover event will also run in Pokémon GO from June 16th. We give you an overview of all events in June 2022 in Pokémon GO in our article. There you will also find more information about the current meta in Pokémon GO.
These are the rules: The Fossil Cup in Pokémon GO takes place in the Super League. Accordingly, all Pokémon that compete in it must have a maximum of 1,500 competition points. In addition, only water, rock and steel types can be used in the Fossil Cup and are therefore relevant for the meta.
Pokémon GO: Fossil Cup 2022 Meta – These are the best Pokémon
The best Pokémon at a glance: In the Fossil Cup in Pokémon GO, only water, rock and steel types are actually allowed. However, since there are enough monsters that have two types, trainers can put together a very effective team here. However, most Fossil Pokémon are useless for the Pokémon GO Cup, as they would lose miserably to the numerous Water-type Pokémon. Instead, some plant and combat attackers are meta that will likely dominate the Fossil Cup. These are the top 20 Pokémon for the Fossil Cup:
|Registereel||Target Shot, Flash Cannon*, and Focus Blast|
|Lucario||Counterattack, Progressive Slash, and Haunted Ball|
|tentacle||Bullet Seed, Leaf Scourge, and Thunder|
|Cavalanzas||Counters, percussion drills and plunderers|
|aranestro||Beetle Bite, Beetle Hum and Bubble Jet|
|Sumpex||Clay Shot, Aqua Howitzer* and Earthquake|
|Kappalores||Razor Leaf, Ice Beam, and Leaf Storm|
|pelipper||Wingbeat, Meteorologist (Water) and Hurricane|
|Morlord||Clay Shot, Earthquake, and Stone Edge|
|apocalyp||Burden, Bubble Beam, and Spook Ball|
|Mauzinger||Darkclaw, melee, and parasite|
|Gyarados||Breath of Fire, Wet Tail*, and Crunch|
|burpo||Clay Shot, Ice Slam, and Power Punch|
|Burma lady (sand)||Beetle Bite, Beetle Hum and Iron Skull|
|Kapu Kime||Aqua gun, surfers and moon power|
|Formeo (rain)||Aquagun, Meteorologist (Water) and Thunder|
|Forstellka||Bug Bite, Earthquake and Mirror Volley|
|catfish||Clay Shot, Sludge Bomb, and Blizzard|
|Wielie||Ball seed, shrub and stone edge|
|Walraisa||Powder Snow*, Ice Spear* and Earthquake|
The Fossil Cup meta is mostly dominated by Water-type Pokémon, as they are particularly effective against rock. Steel is also effective against Rock, but neutral to and against Water-type attacks. If you want to hold your own against all the water-type Pokémon, you should definitely have a grass-type on your team.
Pokémon GO: Fossil Cup starts – the best teams for the PvP league © Unsplash/Niantic/pixabay (Montage)
These Pokémon dominate: Registeel is the absolute number one in the Fossil Cup in Pokémon GO and has already proven itself in the super and hyper leagues. Lucario will also dominate in the cup, since its Fighting-type makes it very effective against Rock and Steel-type Pokémon. Tentantle is also a very good choice, as it can really hit the Water, Ground, and Rock-types with Grass-type moves. All three should dominate the Fossil Cup meta.
Pokémon GO: Fossil Cup 2022 Meta – The Best Teams to Battle
Good strategy: Just like with all other cups in Pokémon GO, trainers should also follow a good strategy and pay attention to team building in the Fossil Cup. Here’s the best way to pick your team in the current meta:
- leads: You should send this Pokémon to the Fossil Cup first. It should be effective against popular monsters and ideally defeat the opponent’s first monster directly or force your opponent to switch.
- Safe switch: The Safe-Switch is an all-rounder that defeats the most common counters of the lead, but can also kill other Pokémon effectively. You should choose this monster if neither of the other two are effective.
- covers: As a cover Pokémon, this monster is supposed to protect you and compensate for the disadvantages of your lead. So trainers should choose a monster that can counter the lead’s weaknesses.
Strong teams: Most trainers will probably rely on water-type Pokémon like Sumpex or Morlord in the Fossil Cup in Pokémon GO. If you also want to drive this strategy of the current meta, we recommend this team:
With Sumpex you can compete against Registeel, Cavalanzas, Tentantel and also Lucario, but you lose against the classic water attackers like Pelipper, Aranestro and Apoquallyp. If your opponent uses this, you should switch to Registeel. Lucario is a promising safe switch, also holding up against Tentantel and Registeel, but also flattening Morlord and Aranestro.
With Cavalanzas you are well-armed against opponents who have Lucario, Registeel or Tentantel on the team. Like Sumpex, Cavalanzas is vulnerable to Water-types like Apoquallyp and Pelipper. That’s why you should also use Registeel as the cover for this team. With the moveset shown above, Quappo is an excellent all-rounder that can take down a wide range of enemies.
*Moves marked with a star can only be learned with a top TM.