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See the newest Arena format in action during the All Star Invitational

Dragonite has been hard at work, flying around the world and delivering special invitations to a select group of battlers. All of the invitations have been delivered and the competitors have gathered to showcase a brand new format coming this winter. The 2021 All Star Invitational will premier the first ever Arena Teams competition!

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Gather your team, Arena Factions are here!

Just two years ago, trainers around the world took their first steps on their journey to become the Very Best. They built countless battle teams and honed their skills, transforming local parks and gathering places into splendid Arenas to showcase their abilities. But in February 2021, the landscape of PvP will change forever. The path towards the pinnacle of Pokémon PvP will no longer be walked in solitude. It's time to gather you squad - team competitions are coming to the Silph Arena!

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January Move Rebalance and GO Battle League Update

There's no better way to start the new year than with a PvP moveset rebalance! We've reached the halfway point of GO Battle League Season 6, and Niantic has just released a large set of move updates and moveset additions that will go into effect on Monday, January 11th 2021. Let's jump right in!

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A PvP Field Guide for December 2020 Community Day

December Community Day is back! We have most of the weekend of December 12-13 (just a single digit number of days away already!) to hunt for and evolve over 20 Pokémon that have had featured Community Days and associated exclusive moves - generally some of the best moves in PvP - over the last two years. While this year, the 2018 Community Days drop off, we still have a rehash of all of 2019 and 2020 coming back. But with the sheer volume of Pokémon to hunt down and evolve in a time limited period, what are the ones to make especially sure we don't miss out on for PvP?

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Global Top 20

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# 1

Doonebug97 Boston, Massachusetts
Ace

# 2

Ventuski Santiago, Chile
Ace

# 3

Angelino511 Infinity Go, Guadalajara, México
Ace

# 4

vaNNiii Infinity GO, Gijón, Asturias - CDB Team Spain
Ace

# 5

HotPoket777 Maryland, USA
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# 6

DuvanEz7 Infinity Go, Medellin, Colombia
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# 7

Baaby7rc Coronel, Team Tundra
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# 8

barthegamer Tel Aviv, Israel
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# 9

Nopfon LA Coruña
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# 10

LindenRyu Tampa, FL
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# 11

Jurunja Sacramento, California
Ace

# 12

OnlyAggas Infinity Go, Panamá, Panamá
Ace

# 13

CrystalBluPepsi Santa Barbara, CA
Ace

# 14

AndrewManjarrez Toluca
Ace

# 15

Burnobus Chicago. IL
Ace

# 16

savageboi69420 Bergen, Norway
Ace

# 17

Soadmon Ibarra, Ecuador
Ace

# 18

Yerkoski Rigurosos Gaming, Chile
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# 19

666Gio999 Resistencia Ecatepec, CdMx
Ace

# 20

Abhinav7998 Chicago
Ace

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Thousands of local community leaders around the world are are licensed to host accredited Silph Arena Tournaments at meetups in their cities via their membership in the Silph League. Silph.gg makes it easy to compete and easy to host. Battle victories in any Arena Tournament count towards your stats!

Player Tiers & Rank

Competing and winning in local Silph Arena Tournaments increases your Player Tier, your local and regional Rank, and may even earn you a coveted invitation to compete at Regional and World Invitationals! Your historical stats and Player Tier are displayed on your sil.ph/username player profile!

Monthly Themed Cups

Communities around the world can join the Arena's global Themed Cup each month by hosting a Cup Tournament (with special rules) - perfect for Community Day meetups! Earn mementos in your public Trophy Case by competing. Local tournament champions might even snag special limited-run physical collectibles.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I'm a leader of my local Discord or Telegram group. How do I make our local PvP tournaments accredited?

If you're a member of the Silph League, all you need to do is log in to Silph.gg with your Silph Road account and create your tournament through the free tournament software. It will help you create, run, and conclude local tournaments simply and easily!

2. Where can I see my trophy case, historical stats, and Player Tier?

Starting January 6th, these will be displayed on your sil.ph/username player profile (your Silph Travelers Card!) once you have competed in a Silph Arena Tournament.

3. How often can I compete in Silph Arena tournaments to help improve my rank and Player Tier?

The vast majority of your player rank will be determined by your performance in the monthly, global Cups - but non-Cup tournaments played under Arena Rules can help increase player rank to a small degree up to 10 times per month. For more detailed information about player rank, read the Guide to Player Rank.

4. Is the Arena launched? When can we host and play in tournaments?

Yes! Though still in beta, the Arena is available to all League admins to host tournaments in their communities. Season 1 opened for ranked play on January 6th, 2019.

5. Is there a minimum or maximum number of tournament participants?

Arena tournaments require at least 8 participants, and currently have NO maximum participant count.

6. I have questions about Pokemon GO's PvP mechanics...

The Silph Road has compiled a mechanic summary here: Pokemon PvP Mechanics (Reddit)

7. I'm a community leader, but we don't use Telegram or Discord. Can we still host authorized Arena tournaments?

At present, you will have to create a Discord or Telegram for yourself and your tournament staff so you can be authorized. Your tournament participants do not need to join the Discord/Telegram - it only serves to verify your own status as a Community Leader to the Silph Road bot. Then you can use Silph.gg to run any actual tournaments!

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