Best PvP Pokémon for Lucky Trades

Lucky Friends and Avatar Poses
Lucky Friends and Avatar Poses

With the introduction of Lucky Friends, you can now know that your next trade with that Trainer will be a Lucky Trade. That is now the easiest way to get a high IV Pokémon as you are guaranteed to get minimum IVs of 12/12/12. Not only that, but you can also power up that Pokémon for 50% less Stardust.

That seems like a perfect opportunity to get high IVs for every Pokémon you ever wanted. But, if you love PvP and you need advice on the best PvP Pokémon to trade and be guaranteed Lucky, this is the article for you.

This article will feature Pokémon that need to be level 40 or close to level 40 to be useful and usable in PvP.

Master League

For Master League, you want to have the strongest possible Pokémon always. Everything you’re going to use should be level 40. So, if you want a Pokémon for Master League from Lucky Trade, you can choose any Pokémon that will be useful. More about the best Master League Pokémon read here.

Ultra League

There are a lot of strong Ultra League Pokémon that have Max CP under or just over 2500. Those are the Pokémon you want to get from your Lucky Trades. Let’s mention the best of them.

Best Ultra League Pokémon for Lucky Trades
Pokémon CP Fast Moves Charge Moves
Pokemon GO PolitoedPolitoed 2449
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Surf Water
  • Earthquake* Ground
Pokemon GO BlastoiseBlastoise 2466
  • Water Gun Water
  • Hydro Cannon* Water
  • Ice Beam Ice
Pokemon GO MeganiumMeganium 2410
  • Vine Whip Grass
  • Frenzy Plant* Grass
  • Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO MagnetonMagneton 2485
  • Thunder Shock* Electric
  • Discharge* Electric
  • Magnet Bomb Steel
Pokemon GO SteelixSteelix 2414
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Crunch Dark
  • Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO ToxicroakToxicroak 2488
  • Counter Fighting
  • Mud Bomb Ground
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO PoliwrathPoliwrath 2586
  • Mud Shot* Ground
  • Power-Up Punch Fighting
  • Ice Punch Ice

*legacy moves

Great League

There are not as many Great League Pokémon that max out around 1500 CP, but the few we will mention here are one of the best Great League Pokémon you can find. So if you don’t have them yet. Lucky Trade with Lucky Friend will be the perfect opportunity to get them.

Best Great League Pokémon for Lucky Trades
Pokémon CP Fast Moves Charge Moves
Pokemon GO MedichamMedicham 1431
  • Counter Fighting
  • Power-Up Punch Fighting
  • Psychic Psychic
Pokemon GO AzumarillAzumarill 1588
  • Bubble Water
  • Play Rough Fairy
  • Ice Beam Ice
Pokemon GO BastiodonBastiodon 1539
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Flamethrower Fire
Pokemon GO SableyeSableye 1476
  • Shadow Claw Ghost
  • Foul Play Dark
  • Power Gem Rock


Good luck getting the best possible IVs from all of your Lucky Trades.