The Spring Cup


Get ready for an all new GO Battle League Challenge!

Take on a new GO Battle League Challenge! The latest GO Battle League themed Cup - the Spring 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. Spring 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 Spring Cup?

The Spring Cup is a unique format played during the Season 13 of GO battle League. During this time (February 17th - February 28th), 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!

Spring Cup Rules

The Spring 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.
  • Spring Pokémon Only: Only Pokemon with the Water, Grass or Fairy type are allowed in the Spring Cup, dual types included. Toxapex isn't allowed in the Spring Cup.
  • Eligible List: What follows is the official list of exactly which species are permitted for use in the Spring Cup:

    Gen 1

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #7
    #8
    #9
    #35
    #36
    #39
    #40
    #43
    #44
    #45
    #46
    #47
    #54
    #55
    #60
    #61
    #62
    #69
    #70
    #71
    #72
    #73
    #79
    #80
    #86
    #87
    #90
    #91
    #98
    #99
    #102
    #103
    #114
    #116
    #117
    #118
    #119
    #120
    #121
    #122
    #129
    #130
    #131
    #134
    #138
    #139
    #140
    #141

    Gen 2

    #152
    #153
    #154
    #158
    #159
    #160
    #170
    #171
    #173
    #174
    #175
    #176
    #182
    #183
    #184
    #186
    #187
    #188
    #189
    #191
    #192
    #194
    #195
    #199
    #209
    #210
    #211
    #222
    #223
    #224
    #226
    #230
    #245
    #251

    Gen 3

    #252
    #253
    #254
    #258
    #259
    #260
    #270
    #271
    #272
    #273
    #274
    #275
    #278
    #279
    #280
    #281
    #282
    #283
    #285
    #286
    #298
    #303
    #315
    #318
    #319
    #320
    #321
    #331
    #332
    #339
    #340
    #341
    #342
    #345
    #346
    #349
    #350
    #351
    #357
    #363
    #364
    #365
    #366
    #367
    #368
    #369
    #370
    #382
    #382

    Gen 4

    #387
    #388
    #389
    #393
    #394
    #395
    #400
    #406
    #407
    #413
    #418
    #419
    #420
    #421
    #421
    #422
    #422
    #423
    #423
    #439
    #455
    #456
    #457
    #458
    #459
    #460
    #465
    #468
    #470
    #479
    #479
    #484
    #492
    #492

    Gen 5

    #495
    #496
    #497
    #501
    #502
    #503
    #511
    #512
    #515
    #516
    #535
    #536
    #537
    #540
    #541
    #542
    #546
    #547
    #548
    #549
    #550
    #550
    #556
    #564
    #565
    #580
    #581
    #585
    #585
    #585
    #585
    #586
    #586
    #586
    #586
    #590
    #591
    #592
    #593
    #594
    #597
    #598
    #640
    #647

    Gen 6

    #650
    #651
    #652
    #656
    #657
    #658
    #669
    #669
    #669
    #669
    #669
    #670
    #670
    #670
    #670
    #670
    #670
    #671
    #671
    #671
    #671
    #671
    #682
    #683
    #684
    #685
    #688
    #689
    #690
    #692
    #693
    #700
    #702
    #707
    #708
    #709
    #710
    #710
    #710
    #710
    #711
    #711
    #711
    #711
    #716

    Gen 7

    #38
    #103
    #722
    #723
    #724
    #728
    #729
    #730
    #747
    #751
    #752
    #753
    #754
    #755
    #756
    #764
    #767
    #768
    #779
    #785
    #786
    #787
    #788
    #798

    Gen 8

    #78
    #100
    #101
    #110
    #888
    #893

    And in text form:

    • Abomasnow, Alomomola, Amoonguss, Araquanid, Aromatisse, Azumarill, Azurill, Barbaracle, Barboach, Basculin (Blue-Striped Form), Basculin (Red-Striped Form), Bayleef, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Bibarel, Binacle, Blastoise, Breloom, Brionne, Bruxish, Budew, Buizel, Bulbasaur, Cacnea, Cacturne, Carnivine, Carracosta, Carvanha, Celebi, Cherrim (Overcast Form), Cherrim (Sunshine Form), Cherubi, Chesnaught, Chespin, Chikorita, Chinchou, Clamperl, Clauncher, Clawitzer, Clefable, Clefairy, Cleffa, Cloyster, Comfey, Corphish, Corsola, Cottonee, Cradily, Crawdaunt, Croconaw, Dartrix, Decidueye, Dedenne, Deerling (Autumn Form), Deerling (Spring Form), Deerling (Summer Form), Deerling (Winter Form), Dewgong, Dewott, Dewpider, Ducklett, Empoleon, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Exeggutor (Alolan), Feebas, Feraligatr, Ferroseed, Ferrothorn, Finneon, Flabébé (Blue Flower), Flabébé (Orange Flower), Flabébé (Red Flower), Flabébé (White Flower), Flabébé (Yellow Flower), Floatzel, Floette (Blue Flower), Floette (Eternal Flower), Floette (Orange Flower), Floette (Red Flower), Floette (White Flower), Floette (Yellow Flower), Florges (Blue Flower), Florges (Orange Flower), Florges (Red Flower), Florges (White Flower), Florges (Yellow Flower), Fomantis, Foongus, Frillish, Froakie, Frogadier, Galarian Rapidash, Gardevoir, Gastrodon (East Sea), Gastrodon (West Sea), Gloom, Goldeen, Golduck, Golisopod, Gorebyss, Gourgeist (Average Size), Gourgeist (Large Size), Gourgeist (Small Size), Gourgeist (Super Size), Granbull, Greninja, Grotle, Grovyle, Gyarados, Hisuian Electrode, Hisuian Voltorb, Hoppip, Horsea, Huntail, Igglybuff, Ivysaur, Jellicent, Jigglypuff, Jumpluff, Kabuto, Kabutops, Kartana, Keldeo, Kingdra, Kingler, Kirlia, Klefki, Krabby, Kyogre, Lanturn, Lapras, Leafeon, Leavanny, Lileep, Lilligant, Lombre, Lotad, Ludicolo, Lumineon, Lurantis, Luvdisc, Magikarp, Mantine, Mantyke, Maractus, Mareanie, Marill, Marshtomp, Mawile, Meganium, Milotic, Mime Jr., Morelull, Mow Rotom, Mr. Mime, Mudkip, Ninetales (Alolan), Nuzleaf, Octillery, Oddish, Omanyte, Omastar, Oshawott, Palkia, Palpitoad, Panpour, Pansage, Paras, Parasect, Pelipper, Petilil, Phantump, Piplup, Politoed, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Popplio, Primal Kyogre, Primarina, Prinplup, Psyduck, Pumpkaboo (Average Size), Pumpkaboo (Large Size), Pumpkaboo (Small Size), Pumpkaboo (Super Size), Quagsire, Quilladin, Qwilfish, Rainy Castform, Ralts, Relicanth, Remoraid, Roselia, Roserade, Rowlet, Samurott, Sawsbuck (Autumn Form), Sawsbuck (Spring Form), Sawsbuck (Summer Form), Sawsbuck (Winter Form), Sceptile, Seadra, Seaking, Sealeo, Seedot, Seel, Seismitoad, Serperior, Servine, Sewaddle, Sharpedo, Shaymin (Land Forme), Shaymin (Sky Forme), Shellder, Shellos (East Sea), Shellos (West Sea), Shiftry, Shiinotic, Shroomish, Simipour, Simisage, Skiploom, Skrelp, Slowbro, Slowking, Slowpoke, Slurpuff, Snivy, Snover, Snubbull, Spheal, Spritzee, Squirtle, Starmie, Staryu, Suicune, Sunflora, Sunkern, Surskit, Swadloon, Swampert, Swanna, Swirlix, Sylveon, Tangela, Tangrowth, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Tirtouga, Togekiss, Togepi, Togetic, Torterra, Totodile, Treecko, Trevenant, Tropius, Turtwig, Tympole, Vaporeon, Venusaur, Victreebel, Vileplume, Virizion, Wailmer, Wailord, Walrein, Wartortle, Wash Rotom, Weepinbell, Weezing (Galarian), Whimsicott, Whiscash, Wigglytuff, Wimpod, Wingull, Wooper, Wormadam (Plant Cloak), Xerneas, Zacian (Hero of Many Battles), Zarude
  • 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 Spring Cup will become available to local community leaders on February 21st and February 28th - and any Spring Cup must be scheduled for dates between February 17th and February 28th, 2023. Find a Cup tournament near you via the Tournament Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Community Leader Questions:

How Do I Host a Spring 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:

  • On Discord, use the @SilphRoad add-tournament-admin @username#0000 command in your #silph-league channel. (You may need to log out of Silph.gg and back in again!)

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

Does the Spring Cup have to be hosted on a specific date?

Any date between February 17th and February 28th, 2023 is a valid date to hold your community's Spring 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 Spring Cup 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 Spring 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 Spring Cup ranked?

Yes, the Spring Cup is eligible to be played as a ranked tournament and will count towards your player ranking similar to an Open League Cup.

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:

Live Cup Data

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

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