The Premier Cup


Show off your skills in Go Battle League's Premier Cup!

Take on a new challenge GO Battle League Challenge! The first GO Battle League themed Cup - the Premier Cup - is now available on silph.gg! With it comes a new chance to prove your skill and increase your global and local player ranking. Premier Cup tournaments will follow the same basic rules as all Silph Arena Cups, but with a special twist! Here’s what you need to know:

What Is The Premier Cup?

A unique Cup format will be run alongside the Ultra League portion of the current GO Battle League Season. During this time, local Silph League communities can 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!
* During the off-season, the Premier Cup theme will remain available as a Practice Cup through September 14th!

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!

Premier Cup Rules

The Premier 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.
  • Ultra League: Ultra League: Matches are played in Ultra League: only Pokemon up to 2500 CP are permitted in the Cup.
  • Premier Your Best: Only Legendary and Mythical Pokemon are not permitted in the Premier Cup - all others are eligible to use.
  • Eligible List: What follows is the official list of exactly which species are permitted for use in the Premier Cup:

    Gen 1

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    And in text form:

    • Abomasnow, Abra, Absol, Accelgor, Aerodactyl, Aggron, Aipom, Alakazam, Alolan Meowth, Alolan Persian, Alolan Vulpix, Alomomola, Altaria, Ambipom, Amoonguss, Ampharos, Anorith, Arbok, Arcanine, Archen, Archeops, Ariados, Armaldo, Aron, Audino, Axew, Azumarill, Azurill, Bagon, Baltoy, Banette, Barboach, Basculin (Blue-Striped Form), Basculin (Red-Striped Form), Bastiodon, Bayleef, Beartic, Beautifly, Beedrill, Beheeyem, Beldum, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Bibarel, Bidoof, Bisharp, Blastoise, Blaziken, Blissey, Blitzle, Boldore, Bonsly, Bouffalant, Braviary, Breloom, Bronzong, Bronzor, Budew, Buizel, Bulbasaur, Buneary, Burmy (Plant Cloak), Burmy (Sandy Cloak), Burmy (Trash Cloak), Butterfree, Cacnea, Cacturne, Camerupt, Carnivine, Carracosta, Carvanha, Cascoon, Castform (Normal), Caterpie, Chandelure, Chansey, Charizard, Charmander, Charmeleon, Chatot, Cherrim (Overcast Form), Cherrim (Sunshine Form), Cherubi, Chikorita, Chimchar, Chimecho, Chinchou, Chingling, Cinccino, Clamperl, 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  • 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.

How to Compete

Registration for the Premier Cup will be available to local community leaders during the same dates that the Premier Cup is available in GO Battle League. Find a Cup tournament near you via the Tournament Map!

Frequently Asked Questions

Community Leader Questions:

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

Simply log in to Silph.gg with an authorized Community Leader account and create a Cup tournament on your community management page. You will be given an RSVP url to share with your community and, on the day of the tournament, a join code to confirm your tournament's registrants. For a guide to setting up your tournament on Silph.gg, click here.

How Do I Become Authorized to Host Tournaments on Silph.gg?

All Silph League Discord community admins simply need to add themselves as 'Tournament Admins' via the Discord @SilphRoad bot:

  • All Silph League Discord community admins simply need to add themselves as 'Tournament Admins' via the Discord @SilphRoad bot:

Telegram channel and group admins are automatically authorized on Silph.gg.

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

The Arena team is working quickly to enable non-Discord/Telegram communities to host the Cup. Stay tuned for news on this front!

Participant Questions:

How Do I Join a Premier 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!

Is the Premier Cup ranked?

Yes, the Premier Cup is eligible to be played as a ranked tournament and will count towards your player ranking similar to an Open League Cup. However, the Premier Cup and other GO Battle League Cups are not official formats in the Silph Arena PvP Season, and therefore are not eligible to be 10x weighted.

Where can I learn more about global player ranking?

You can learn more about Global Player Rankings by reading our Guide to Player Rank.

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: GBL Premier Cup

By: JRE_Seawolf

It's time to bring out the big guns for the GBL Premier Cup, and JRE Seawolf is here with a special edition of Nifty or Thrifty to help!

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.

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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