The Forest Cup


May 1st - 31st, 2020

Announcing May's Global PvP Cup: The Forest Cup!

Get ready for a new challenge beginning on May 1st! With it comes a new chance to prove your skill and increase your global and local player ranking! The Forest Cup has been designed to test you against the perils of the woods. Here's what you need to know:

What Is the Forest 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 (May 1st - May 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 may eventually even earn you an invitation to compete at the Continental or World Championships held at the end of the season!

All players are welcome to compete, whether it’s your first tournament or your hundredth!

Find a local tournament being held (remotely!) by groups near you on the Tournament Map and RSVP today!

Forest Cup Rules

The Forest 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.
  • Forest Types: Only Pokemon with Grass, Bug, Water, Fire, or Electric types are allowed, with a few exceptions:
    • All Pokemon must originate in Generations 2 (Johto), 3 (Hoenn), 4 (Sinnoh), or 5 (Unova).
    • Shadow Pokemon, Genesect, Tropius, and Raikou are not permitted in the Forest Cup due to availability constraints and, in Tropius and Raikou's cases, to feature wider variety of species.
  • Eligible List: What follows is the official list of exactly which species are permitted for use in the Forest Cup:

    Gen 2

    #152
    #153
    #154
    #155
    #156
    #157
    #158
    #159
    #160
    #165
    #166
    #167
    #168
    #170
    #171
    #172
    #179
    #180
    #181
    #182
    #183
    #184
    #186
    #187
    #188
    #189
    #191
    #192
    #193
    #194
    #195
    #199
    #204
    #205
    #211
    #212
    #213
    #214
    #218
    #219
    #222
    #223
    #224
    #226
    #228
    #229
    #230
    #239
    #240
    #244
    #245
    #250
    #251

    Gen 3

    #252
    #253
    #254
    #255
    #256
    #257
    #258
    #259
    #260
    #265
    #266
    #267
    #268
    #269
    #270
    #271
    #272
    #273
    #274
    #275
    #278
    #279
    #283
    #284
    #285
    #286
    #290
    #291
    #292
    #309
    #310
    #311
    #312
    #313
    #314
    #315
    #318
    #319
    #320
    #321
    #322
    #323
    #324
    #331
    #332
    #339
    #340
    #341
    #342
    #345
    #346
    #347
    #348
    #349
    #350
    #351
    #351
    #363
    #364
    #365
    #366
    #367
    #368
    #369
    #370
    #382

    Gen 4

    #387
    #388
    #389
    #390
    #391
    #392
    #393
    #394
    #395
    #400
    #401
    #402
    #403
    #404
    #405
    #406
    #407
    #412
    #412
    #412
    #413
    #413
    #413
    #414
    #415
    #416
    #417
    #418
    #419
    #420
    #421
    #421
    #422
    #422
    #423
    #423
    #451
    #455
    #456
    #457
    #458
    #459
    #460
    #462
    #465
    #466
    #467
    #469
    #470
    #484
    #485

    Gen 5

    #495
    #496
    #497
    #498
    #499
    #500
    #501
    #502
    #503
    #511
    #512
    #513
    #514
    #515
    #516
    #522
    #523
    #535
    #536
    #537
    #543
    #544
    #545
    #550
    #550
    #554
    #555
    #556
    #557
    #558
    #564
    #565
    #588
    #589
    #590
    #591
    #594
    #595
    #596
    #597
    #598
    #607
    #608
    #609
    #616
    #617
    #618
    #631
    #632
    #640
    #642
    #643

    And in text form:

    • Abomasnow, Accelgor, Alomomola, Amoonguss, Ampharos, Anorith, Ariados, Armaldo, Azumarill, Barboach, Basculin (Blue-Striped Form), Basculin (Red-Striped Form), Bayleef, Beautifly, Bellossom, Bibarel, Blaziken, Blitzle, Breloom, Budew, Buizel, Burmy (Plant Cloak), Burmy (Sandy Cloak), Burmy (Trash Cloak), Cacnea, Cacturne, Camerupt, Carnivine, Carracosta, Carvanha, Cascoon, Celebi, Chandelure, Cherrim (Overcast Form), Cherrim (Sunshine Form), Cherubi, Chikorita, Chimchar, Chinchou, Clamperl, Combee, Combusken, Corphish, Corsola, Cradily, Crawdaunt, Croconaw, Crustle, Cyndaquil, Darmanitan, Darumaka, Dewott, Durant, Dustox, Dwebble, Electivire, Electrike, Elekid, Emboar, Empoleon, Entei, Escavalier, Feebas, Feraligatr, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Finneon, Flaaffy, Floatzel, Foongus, Forretress, Galvantula, Gastrodon (East Sea), Gastrodon (West Sea), Gorebyss, Grotle, Grovyle, Heatmor, Heatran, Heracross, Ho-Oh, Hoppip, Houndoom, Houndour, Huntail, Illumise, Infernape, Joltik, Jumpluff, Karrablast, Kingdra, Kricketot, Kricketune, Kyogre, Lampent, Lanturn, Leafeon, Ledian, Ledyba, Lileep, Litwick, Lombre, Lotad, Ludicolo, Lumineon, Luvdisc, Luxio, Luxray, Magby, Magcargo, Magmortar, Magnezone, Manectric, Mantine, Mantyke, Maractus, Mareep, Marill, Marshtomp, Masquerain, Meganium, Milotic, Minun, Monferno, Mothim, Mudkip, Nincada, Ninjask, Numel, Nuzleaf, Octillery, Oshawott, Pachirisu, Palkia, Palpitoad, Panpour, Pansage, Pansear, Pelipper, Pichu, Pignite, Pineco, Piplup, Plusle, Politoed, Prinplup, Quagsire, Quilava, Qwilfish, Rainy Castform, Relicanth, Remoraid, Reshiram, Roselia, Roserade, Samurott, Sceptile, Scizor, Scolipede, Sealeo, Seedot, Seismitoad, Serperior, Servine, Sharpedo, Shedinja, Shellos (East Sea), Shellos (West Sea), Shelmet, Shiftry, Shinx, Shroomish, Shuckle, Silcoon, Simipour, Simisage, Simisear, Skiploom, Skorupi, Slowking, Slugma, Snivy, Snover, Spheal, Spinarak, Stunfisk, Suicune, Sunflora, Sunkern, Sunny Castform, Surskit, Swampert, Tangrowth, Tepig, Thundurus (Incarnate Forme), Tirtouga, Torchic, Torkoal, Torterra, Totodile, Treecko, Turtwig, Tympole, Typhlosion, Venipede, Vespiquen, Virizion, Volbeat, Wailmer, Wailord, Walrein, Whirlipede, Whiscash, Wingull, Wooper, Wormadam (Plant Cloak), Wormadam (Sandy Cloak), Wormadam (Trash Cloak), Wurmple, Yanma, Yanmega, Zebstrika
  • 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 May Cup will become available to local community leaders on April 22nd, 2020 - but Forest Cups must be scheduled for dates between May 1st and May 31st, 2020. Find a Cup tournament hosted by local groups (remotely!) near you via the Tournament Map and RSVP today!

Perguntas frequentes (FAQ)

Perguntas dos Lideres de Comunidade:

How Do I Host a Forest 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 Forest Cups in my community in May?

Yes. However, only one Forest 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 Forest Cup have to be hosted on a specific date?

Any date between May 1st and May 31st, 2020 is a valid date to hold your community's Forest 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 Forest 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 Forest Cup Tournament in My Community?

Find a local Cup being hosted (remotely!) by a nearby group and RSVP 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 Forest 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 2019-2020 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: Forest Cup

By: JRE_Seawolf

It's time to start building your Forest 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.

Forest Cup Meta Simplified

By: STEEEEEEEEEEVE7

PVP Steve talks through his meta simplified infographic for the Forest Cup!

(Early) Forest Cup Meta Pick Infographic

By: 7evenn

Easy-to-read meta pick infographic with ideal moves and fast move counts.

Forest Cup Meta Simplified

By: lorma96

Lorma96 from GamePress is back with another clean and easy to understand meta simplified infographic!

Forest Cup Meta Simplified: 3 Top Grass Types

By: battleheropvp

HeroVange dives into your grass options in the Forest Cup!

Can I Tank It? Forest Cup Edition

By: BRAJSF

PVPnME back for the Forest Cup letting you know if your Pokemon is tough enough to take an unshielded attack!

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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