The Catacomb Cup


July 1st - July 31st, 2020

Announcing July's Global Cup: The Catacomb Cup!

Get ready for a new challenge beginning on July 1st! With it comes a new chance to prove your skill and increase your global and local player ranking! The Catacomb Cup - inspired by the mysteries that lie beneath the surface - follows the same basic rules as all Silph Arena global cups, but this month it comes with a special twist! Here's what you need to know:

What Is The Catacomb Cup?

Monatlich veranstaltet die Silph Arena einen Cup - ein themenorientiertes PvP-Turnier -, welches zehntausenden von Trainern auf der ganzen Welt eine spezielle Herausforderung bietet. Außerdem könnt ihr in diesem einmonatigen Cup unter beweis stellen, wer wirklich der Allerbeste ist. Die Silph Arena ist das weltweit größte globale Netzwerk für Pokémon GOTM Turnierspiele.

During the Cup (July 1st - July 31st), local Silph League communities host and record a special tournament using the free Silph.gg tools. Wins and losses in this local tournament affect your player rank on local and global leaderboards, and can help you progress towards higher player tiers!

All players are welcome to compete, whether it’s your first tournament or your hundredth! Find a local tournament near you on the Tournament Map!

Reminder: only remote events are permitted through July!

Catacomb Cup Rules

The Catacomb Cup has a few special rules (designed to provide added challenge and fun) that differ from standard PvP combat in Pokemon GO:

  • Team of 6: Competitors will bring a team of 6 Pokemon (and register them before the tournament begins). All battle parties used must be comprised of these 6 Pokemon.
  • Great League: Matches are played in Great League: only Pokemon up to 1500 CP are permitted in the Cup.
  • Catacomb Types: Only Pokémon with Dark, Grass, Ice, Rock, and Bug types (including dual types) are allowed, with a few exceptions:
    • Legendaries, Mythicals, Shadows, Regionals, and Steel types are not permitted.
    • Scrafty, Dewgong, Alolan Ninetails, Crustle and Obstagoon are not allowed for use in the Catacomb Cup.
  • Eligible List: What follows is the official list of exactly which species are permitted for use in the Catacomb Cup:

    Gen 1

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #10
    #11
    #12
    #13
    #14
    #15
    #43
    #44
    #45
    #46
    #47
    #48
    #49
    #69
    #70
    #71
    #74
    #75
    #76
    #91
    #95
    #102
    #103
    #111
    #112
    #114
    #123
    #124
    #127
    #131
    #138
    #139
    #140
    #141
    #142

    Gen 2

    #152
    #153
    #154
    #165
    #166
    #167
    #168
    #182
    #185
    #187
    #188
    #189
    #191
    #192
    #193
    #197
    #198
    #204
    #213
    #215
    #219
    #220
    #221
    #225
    #228
    #229
    #238
    #246
    #247
    #248

    Gen 3

    #252
    #253
    #254
    #261
    #262
    #265
    #266
    #267
    #268
    #269
    #270
    #271
    #272
    #273
    #274
    #275
    #283
    #284
    #285
    #286
    #290
    #291
    #299
    #302
    #315
    #318
    #319
    #331
    #332
    #342
    #345
    #346
    #347
    #348
    #351
    #359
    #361
    #362
    #363
    #364
    #365

    Gen 4

    #387
    #388
    #389
    #401
    #402
    #406
    #407
    #408
    #409
    #412
    #412
    #412
    #413
    #413
    #414
    #415
    #416
    #420
    #421
    #421
    #430
    #434
    #435
    #438
    #442
    #451
    #452
    #459
    #460
    #461
    #464
    #465
    #469
    #470
    #471
    #473
    #478

    Gen 5

    #495
    #496
    #497
    #509
    #510
    #524
    #525
    #526
    #543
    #544
    #545
    #548
    #549
    #557
    #559
    #564
    #565
    #566
    #567
    #588
    #590
    #591
    #595
    #596
    #613
    #614
    #615
    #616
    #617
    #633
    #634
    #635

    Gen 7

    #19
    #20
    #37
    #52
    #53
    #74
    #75
    #76
    #88
    #89
    #103

    Gen 8

    #263
    #264
    #554
    #555

    And in text form:

    • Absol, Aerodactyl, Aeropteryx, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Persian, Alolan Vulpix, Amonitas, Amoroso, Anorith, Ariados, Armaldo, Austos, Bibor, Bisaflor, Bisaknosp, Bisasam, Blanas, Blubella, Bluzuk, Botogel, Brockoloss, Burmadame (Plant Cloak), Burmadame (Sandy Cloak), Burmy (Plant Cloak), Burmy (Sandy Cloak), Burmy (Trash Cloak), Cerapendra, Chelast, Chelcarain, Chelterrar, Despotar, Dressella, Duflor, Duodino, Efoserp, Endivie, Felilou, Fiffyen, Firnontor, Flapteryx, Folipurba, Frigometri, Frosdedje, Galapaflos, Galarian Darmanitan, Galarian Darumaka, Galarian Linoone, Galarian Zigzagoon, Geckarbor, Gehweiher, Georok, Georok (Alolan), Geowaz, Geowaz (Alolan), Gewaldro, Giflor, Glaziola, Honweisel, Hoppspross, Hornliu, Hubelupf, Hundemon, Hunduster, Hutsassa, Hydragil, Kabuto, Kabutops, Kanivanha, Kapilz, Kappalores, Kapuno, Karippas, Keifel, Kiesling, Kikugi, Kinoso (Overcast Form), Kinoso (Sunshine Form), Kleinstein, Kleinstein (Alolan), Kleoparda, Knilz, Knofensa, Knospi, Koknodon, Kokowei, Kokowei (Alolan), Kokuna, Kramshef, Kramurx, Krebutack, Kryppuk, Kussilla, Lapras, Larvitar, Laukaps, Ledian, Ledyba, Liliep, Lilminip, Lithomith, Lombrero, Lorblatt, Loturzel, Magcargo, Magnayen, Mamutel, Maskeregen, Meganie, Mobai, Mogelbaum, Moterpel, Myrapla, Nachtara, Nasgnet, Nincada, Ninjask, Noktuska, Omot, Onix, Owei, Panekon, Papinella, Papungha, Paras, Parasek, Petznief, Pinsir, Piondragi, Pionskora, Pottrott, Pudox, Pupitar, Quiekel, Rameidon, Rattfratz (Alolan), Rattikarl (Alolan), Raupy, Reptain, Rexblisar, Rihorn, Rihornior, Rizeros, Rollum, Roselia, Roserade, Rossana, Safcon, Samurzel, Sarzenia, Schaloko, Schneppke, Schnuthelm, Sedimantur, Seejong, Seemops, Serpifeu, Serpiroyal, Shnebedeck, Siberio, Sichlor, Skunkapuh, Skuntank, Sleima (Alolan), Sleimok (Alolan), Smettbo, Snibunna, Sniebel, Snowy Castform, Sonnflora, Sonnkern, Tangela, Tangoloss, Tannza, Tarnpignon, Tengulist, Tohaido, Toxiped, Trikephalo, Tuska, Ultrigaria, Voltula, Wadribie, Walraisa, Wattzapf, Waumpel, Webarak, Wielie, Yanma, Yanmega, Zirpeise, Zirpurze, Zobiris, Zurrokex
  • No Duplicates: Only one of each Pokemon species is permitted on your team of 6. (No species duplicates!)
  • Arena Rules will be followed in all other particulars.

Take a moment to review the Arena Rules linked above. The rules have been updated for the new Competitive PvP Season, make sure you’re familiar with all of the changes!

How to Compete

Registration for the July Cup will become available to local community leaders on June 23rd, 2020 - but Catacomb Cups must be scheduled for dates between July 1st and July 31st, 2020. Find a Cup tournament near you via the Tournament Map!

Häufig gestellte Fragen

Fragen von Community Administratoren:

How Do I Host a Catacomb Cup Tournament in My Community?

Melde Dich einfach mit einem autorisierten Community Leader-Konto bei Silph.gg an und erstelle auf Deiner Community-Management-Seite ein Cup-Turnier. Du erhälst eine RSVP-URL, die Du mit Deiner Community teilen kannst, und am Tag des Turniers einen Teilnahmecode, um die Registrierungen Deines Turniers zu bestätigen. Klicke hier, um eine Anleitung zum Einrichten Deines Turniers auf Silph.gg zu erhalten.

Wie werde ich autorisiert, Turniere auf Silph.gg zu veranstalten?

Alle Silph League Discord Community-Admins müssen sich einfach als 'Turnier-Admins' über den Discord-Bot @SilphRoad hinzufügen:

  • Verwende in Discord den Befehl @SilphRoad add-Tournament-admin @Benutzername#0000 im Kanal #silph-league. (Möglicherweise musst du dich von Silph.gg abmelden und erneut anmelden!)

Admins von Telegram-Kanälen und -Gruppen sind automatisch auf Silph.gg autorisiert.

Can I host multiple Catacomb Cups in my community in July?

Yes. However, only one Catacomb Cup will have significant impact in the participant’s Global Ranking. Participants can choose at the start of the Cup if they want that specific Cup to be weighted more heavily than the others.

Does The Catacomb Cup have to be hosted on a specific date?

Any date between July 1st and July 31st, 2020 is a valid date to hold your community's Catacomb Cup. The tournament registration page will not allow registering your Cup for an invalid date or time - so as long as you are able to create your tournament on Silph.gg, you will know it is set for a valid date.

I am a community leader of a Facebook Group (or other platform like Slack, Line, etc). How do I host The Catacomb Cup for my community?

Das Arena-Team arbeitet zügig daran, neben Discord und Telegram auch weiteren Communities den Zugang zum Erstellen des Cups zu ermöglichen. Bleib dran für Neuigkeiten auf diesem Gebiet!

Participant Questions:

How Do I Join a Catacomb Cup Tournament in My Community?

Find a local Cup being hosted by a community near you via the Tournament Map and read the event details on the event's RSVP page!

Wie wichtig sind monatliche Cups für meinen Spielerrang?

Ziemlich. Der größte Teil eines Spielerrangs in der Arena wird durch die Leistung in den weltweiten standardisierten Cups bestimmt. (Das liegt daran, dass Cups der Arena erlauben, Spieler unter denselben kontrollierten Umständen beobachten zu können!)

Why is The Catacomb Cup played in Great League?

Die Superliga (max. 1500 WP) bietet ein vielfältiges, neues Spielfeld mit vielen Optionen für kreative, wettbewerbsfähige Teams. Außerdem können Gelegenheitsspieler an Treffen teilnehmen und mit Level 40 Trainern konkurrieren, die sonst legendäre Pokémon auf Level 40 nutzen würden. Durch die Superliga wird ermöglicht, dass das Arsenal derer belanglos wird, die ihre GPS-Position manipulieren (,,Spoofen"), um spieltechnisch begrenzende Maßnahmen zu umgehen und sich unnatürliche Vorteile zu verschaffen.

Wo kann ich mehr über globale Spielerränge erfahren?

Falls Du mehr über die globale Ranglisten erfahren möchtest, schau in diesen Leitfaden zur Spielerrangliste an.

About the 2019 Competitive Season »

Resources & Guides

Time to study up! Conquering this meta requires preparation and practice. Review this collection of guides and resources from Arena contributors and community content creators to help you on your way to victory:

Nifty Or Thrifty: Catacomb Cup

By: JRE_Seawolf

It's time to start building your Catacomb Cup team, so bargain hunters rejoice! Nifty or Thrifty is here with your monthly picks to really stretch that stardust.

Copy and paste this string into the Pokemon GO search filter to see all of your eligible Pokemon! Learn how to copy and paste into Pokemon GO with this guide for iOS and Android.

Nifty Or Thrifty: Catacomb Cup SPANISH

By: JRE_Seawolf

It's time to start building your Catacomb Cup team, so bargain hunters rejoice! Nifty or Thrifty is here with your monthly picks to really stretch that stardust.

Catacomb Meta Simplified from GamePress.gg

By: lorma96

Infographic from GamePress boiled down to its simplest parts!

Catacomb Cup Meta Simplified

By: STEEEEEEEEEEVE7

The Catacomb Cup is here, and that means a brand new meta simplified infographic to boot!

Catacomb Cup - A Quick Team Building Guide

By: Joshv009

A Very Quick brief and a Holistic Team Building Guide for Catacomb Cup, the Silph Arena's July, Themed Cup.

Catacomb Cup Meta

By: pa1amon

Meta infographic by Pa1amon with write up by Tangent444

Catacomb Team Builder

By: ganeto24

Step-by-step team building graphic for your Catacomb team.

How to Build Catacomb Cup Team (DARK)

By: rccola95

How to Build Catacomb Cup Team (DARK) - Meta Guide w/ RcCola95

Corebreakers: Catacomb Cup

By: NHoff

NHoff brings the popular Corebreakers series to Reddit to help you counter the most popular teams of the month!

Under The Lights: Sudowoodo… is it really THAT good?

By: JRE_Seawolf

JRE Seawolf takes a closer look at Sudowoodo in the Catacomb Cup!

Live Cup Data

As you plan your battle team, consider the species which appear most frequently in this meta:

Most Commonly Faced Species

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