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?

Em cada mês a Silph Arena realiza uma taça mensal - um torneio em PVP "temático" - que fornece a milhares de treinadores à volta do mundo um desafio competitivo projectado especialmente e uma oportunidade de provar que são os melhores. A Silph Arena é a maior rede global do Mundo para torneios de Pokémon GO TM.

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:

    • Abomasnow, Absol, Accelgor, Aerodactyl, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Persian, Alolan Vulpix, Amoonguss, Anorith, Archen, Archeops, Ariados, Armaldo, Bayleef, Beartic, Beautifly, Beedrill, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Boldore, Bonsly, Breloom, Budew, Bulbasaur, Burmy (Plant Cloak), Burmy (Sandy Cloak), Burmy (Trash Cloak), Butterfree, Cacnea, Cacturne, Carracosta, Carvanha, Cascoon, Caterpie, Cherrim (Overcast Form), Cherrim (Sunshine Form), Cherubi, Chikorita, Cloyster, Combee, Cradily, Cranidos, Crawdaunt, Cryogonal, Cubchoo, Deino, Delibird, Drapion, Dustox, Dwebble, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Exeggutor (Alolan), Foongus, Froslass, Galarian Darmanitan, Galarian Darumaka, Galarian Linoone, Galarian Zigzagoon, Galvantula, Geodude, Geodude (Alolan), Gigalith, Glaceon, Glalie, Gloom, Golem, Golem (Alolan), Graveler, Graveler (Alolan), Grimer (Alolan), Grotle, Grovyle, Honchkrow, Hoppip, Houndoom, Houndour, Hydreigon, Ivysaur, Joltik, Jumpluff, Jynx, Kabuto, Kabutops, Kakuna, Karrablast, Kricketot, Kricketune, Lapras, Larvitar, Leafeon, Ledian, Ledyba, Liepard, Lileep, Lilligant, Lombre, Lotad, Ludicolo, Magcargo, Mamoswine, Masquerain, Meganium, Metapod, Mightyena, Mothim, Muk (Alolan), Murkrow, Nincada, Ninjask, Nosepass, Nuzleaf, Oddish, Omanyte, Omastar, Onix, Paras, Parasect, Petilil, Piloswine, Pineco, Pinsir, Poochyena, Pupitar, Purrloin, Rampardos, Raticate (Alolan), Rattata (Alolan), Rhydon, Rhyhorn, Rhyperior, Roggenrola, Roselia, Roserade, Sableye, Sceptile, Scolipede, Scraggy, Scyther, Sealeo, Seedot, Serperior, Servine, Sharpedo, Shelmet, Shiftry, Shroomish, Shuckle, Silcoon, Skiploom, Skorupi, Skuntank, Smoochum, Sneasel, Snivy, Snorunt, Snover, Snowy Castform, Spheal, Spinarak, Spiritomb, Stunky, Sudowoodo, Sunflora, Sunkern, Surskit, Swinub, Tangela, Tangrowth, Tirtouga, Torterra, Treecko, Turtwig, Tyranitar, Umbreon, Venipede, Venomoth, Venonat, Venusaur, Vespiquen, Victreebel, Vileplume, Walrein, Weavile, Weedle, Weepinbell, Whirlipede, Wormadam (Plant Cloak), Wormadam (Sandy Cloak), Wurmple, Yanma, Yanmega, Zweilous
  • 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!

Perguntas frequentes (FAQ)

Perguntas dos Lideres de Comunidade:

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

Basta fazer o login no Silph.gg com uma conta do Community Leader autorizada e criar um torneio da Taça através da página da comunidade que geres. Receberás um URL de RSVP para compartilhar com tua comunidade e, no dia do torneio, um código de entrada para confirmar junto dos inscritos no torneio. Para um guia sobre como configurar o vosso torneio no Silph.gg, clique aqui.

Como me tornar num cicerone autorizado a organizar os torneios no Silph.gg?

Todos os administradores da comunidade Silph League Discord precisam simplesmente se adicionar como "Administradores de Torneios" (Tournament Admins) através do bot Discord @SilphRoad:

  • No Discord, use o comando @SilphRoad add-tournament-admin @username#0000 no teu canal #silph-league. (Podes precisar sair do Silph.gg e voltar a entrar novamente!)

Os administradores dos canais e grupos de Telegram estão automaticamente autorizados no Silph.gg.

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?

A equipa da Arena está a trabalhar rapidamente para permitir que as comunidades fora do Discord/Telegram possam organizar a Taça. Esteja atento por novidades sobre este assunto!

Perguntas dos participantes:

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!

Qual é a importância das taças mensais para meu ranking de jogador?

Muito grande. A grande maioria do ranking dos jogadores na Arena é derivado ao desempenho nas Taças padronizadas globais. (Isso porque as Taças permitem que a Arena compare os jogadores num cenário competitivo controlado!)

Why is The Catacomb Cup played in Great League?

Great League (máximo de CP: 1500) oferece um novo e diversificado campo de jogos com muitas opções para equipas criativas e competitivas. Ele também permite que jogadores mais casuais participem nos torneios de forma a garantir um justo equilíbrio com os treinadores de nível 40, que frequentemente possuem o mesmo nível de um Pokémon Lendário. Great League também se demarca imediatamente irrelevante grande parte do arsenal acumulado daqueles que manipulam a sua localização GPS ("spoof"/"voadores") para contornar os limites mecânicos no jogo e adquirir vantagens não naturais.

Onde posso encontrar mais informações sobre o ranking global dos jogadores?

Podes aprender mais sobre a classificação global de jogadores lendo o nosso Guia para classificação de jogadores.

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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