The Marsh Cup


November 1st - November 30th, 2020

Announcing November's Global Cup: The Marsh Cup!

Get ready for a new challenge beginning on November 1st! With it comes a new chance to prove your skill and increase your global and local player ranking! The Marsh Cup - inspired by the mysteries and perils of the marsh - 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 Marsh Cup?

Each month the Silph Arena holds a month-long Cup - a 'themed' PvP tournament - that provides tens of thousands of trainers around the world a specially-designed competitive challenge and a chance to prove they're the very best. The Silph Arena is the world's largest global network for ranked Pokémon GOTM tournament play.

During the Cup (November 1st - November 30th), 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 Regionals and even 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 near you on the Tournament Map!

Reminder: only remote events are permitted through November!

Marsh Cup Rules

The Marsh 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.
  • Marsh Types: Only Pokémon with Ghost, Poison, Bug, Water, and Grass types (including dual types) are allowed, with a few exceptions
    • Tropius and Abomasnow are not permitted.
    • Mega Pokémon are not eligible to use in the Marsh Cup.
  • Eligible List: What follows is the official list of exactly which species are permitted for use in the Marsh Cup:

    Gen 1

    #1
    #2
    #3
    #7
    #8
    #9
    #10
    #11
    #12
    #13
    #14
    #15
    #23
    #24
    #29
    #30
    #31
    #32
    #33
    #34
    #41
    #42
    #43
    #44
    #45
    #46
    #47
    #48
    #49
    #54
    #55
    #60
    #61
    #62
    #69
    #70
    #71
    #72
    #73
    #79
    #80
    #86
    #87
    #88
    #89
    #90
    #91
    #92
    #93
    #94
    #98
    #99
    #102
    #103
    #109
    #110
    #114
    #116
    #117
    #118
    #119
    #120
    #121
    #123
    #127
    #129
    #130
    #131
    #134
    #138
    #139
    #140
    #141

    Gen 2

    #152
    #153
    #154
    #158
    #159
    #160
    #165
    #166
    #167
    #168
    #169
    #170
    #171
    #182
    #183
    #184
    #186
    #187
    #188
    #189
    #191
    #192
    #193
    #194
    #195
    #199
    #200
    #204
    #205
    #211
    #212
    #213
    #214
    #222
    #223
    #224
    #226
    #230
    #245
    #251

    Gen 3

    #252
    #253
    #254
    #258
    #259
    #260
    #265
    #266
    #267
    #268
    #269
    #270
    #271
    #272
    #273
    #274
    #275
    #278
    #279
    #283
    #284
    #285
    #286
    #290
    #291
    #292
    #302
    #313
    #314
    #315
    #316
    #317
    #318
    #319
    #320
    #321
    #331
    #332
    #336
    #339
    #340
    #341
    #342
    #345
    #346
    #347
    #348
    #349
    #350
    #351
    #353
    #354
    #355
    #356
    #363
    #364
    #365
    #366
    #367
    #368
    #369
    #370
    #382

    Gen 4

    #387
    #388
    #389
    #393
    #394
    #395
    #400
    #401
    #402
    #406
    #407
    #412
    #412
    #412
    #413
    #413
    #413
    #414
    #415
    #416
    #418
    #419
    #420
    #421
    #421
    #422
    #422
    #423
    #423
    #425
    #426
    #429
    #434
    #435
    #442
    #451
    #452
    #453
    #454
    #455
    #456
    #457
    #458
    #459
    #465
    #469
    #470
    #477
    #478
    #479
    #484
    #487
    #487

    Gen 5

    #495
    #496
    #497
    #501
    #502
    #503
    #511
    #512
    #515
    #516
    #535
    #536
    #537
    #540
    #541
    #542
    #543
    #544
    #545
    #546
    #547
    #548
    #549
    #550
    #550
    #556
    #557
    #558
    #562
    #563
    #564
    #565
    #568
    #569
    #580
    #581
    #585
    #585
    #585
    #586
    #586
    #586
    #588
    #589
    #590
    #591
    #594
    #595
    #596
    #597
    #598
    #607
    #608
    #609
    #616
    #617
    #622
    #623
    #632
    #640
    #649

    Gen 6

    #650
    #651
    #652
    #656
    #657
    #658

    Gen 7

    #88
    #89
    #103
    #105

    Gen 8

    #110
    #562
    #867

    And in text form:

    • Galarian Yamask, Rainy Castform, Wash Rotom, 三蜜蜂, 不良蛙, 佛烈托斯, 保母曼波, 保母蟲, 傑尼龜, 冷水猴, 冷水猿, 凱羅斯, 利牙魚, 刺尾蟲, 刺球仙人掌, 刺甲貝, 刺龍王, 勾魂眼, 化石盔, 千針魚, 卡咪龜, 原蓋海龜, 叉字蝠, 口呆花, 古空棘魚, 可達鴨, 向日種子, 向日花怪, 君主蛇, 吞食獸, 含羞苞, 吼吼鯨, 吼鯨王, 呆呆獸, 呆呆王, 呆殼獸, 呱呱泡蛙, 呱頭蛙, 哈力栗, 哎呀球菇, 哥達鴨, 哭哭面具, 喇叭芽, 嘎啦嘎啦 (Alolan), 四季鹿 (Autumn Form), 四季鹿 (Summer Form), 四季鹿 (Winter Form), 圓法師, 圓絲蛛, 圓蝌蚪, 土台龜, 土居忍士, 坦克臭鼬, 堅果啞鈴, 墨海馬, 壺壺, 多刺菊石獸, 夜巡靈, 夢妖, 夢妖魔, 夢歌仙人掌, 大劍鬼, 大力鱷, 大嘴蝠, 大嘴鷗, 大尾狸, 大竺葵, 大舌貝, 大針蜂, 大鉗蟹, 大食花, 太古盔甲, 太古羽蟲, 太陽珊瑚, 妙蛙種子, 妙蛙花, 妙蛙草, 安瓢蟲, 寶包繭, 寶石海星, 小嘴蝸, 小海獅, 小球飛魚, 小鋸鱷, 尖牙籠, 尼多力諾, 尼多后, 尼多娜, 尼多朗, 尼多王, 尼多蘭, 岩殿居蟹, 巨沼怪, 巨牙鯊, 巨翅飛魚, 巨蔓藤, 巨鉗螳螂, 巨鉗蟹, 巴大蝶, 布里卡隆, 帕路奇亞, 帝牙海獅, 帝王拿波, 彷徨夜靈, 怨影娃娃, 愛心魚, 拉普拉斯, 搖籃百合, 摩魯蛾, 敏捷蟲, 敗露球菇, 斗笠菇, 時拉比, 暴鯉龍, 月桂葉, 木守宮, 木棉球, 森林蜥蜴, 椰蛋樹, 椰蛋樹 (Alolan), 榛果球, 樂天河童, 樹林龜, 橡實果, 櫻花兒 (Overcast Form), 櫻花兒 (Sunshine Form), 櫻花寶, 櫻花魚, 死神板, 死神棺, 毒刺水母, 毒粉蛾, 毒薔薇, 毒骷蛙, 毛球, 毽子棉, 毽子花, 毽子草, 水伊布, 水君, 水晶燈火靈, 水水獺, 水箭龜, 水躍魚, 沙鈴仙人掌, 沼王, 沼躍魚, 波加曼, 波皇子, 泥偶小人, 泥偶巨人, 泥泥鰍, 泳圈鼬, 派拉斯, 派拉斯特, 浮潛鼬, 海兔獸 (East Sea), 海兔獸 (West Sea), 海刺龍, 海星星, 海豹球, 海魔獅, 溜溜糖球, 溶食獸, 灰塵山, 烏波, 無殼海兔 (East Sea), 無殼海兔 (West Sea), 燈火幽靈, 燈籠魚, 燭光靈, 狡猾天狗, 狩獵鳳蝶, 獨角蟲, 獵斑魚, 珍珠貝, 瑪力露, 瑪力露麗, 瑪瑙水母, 瓦斯彈, 甜甜螢, 甲殼繭, 甲賀忍蛙, 畢力吉翁, 白海獅, 百合根娃娃, 百足蜈蚣, 盾甲繭, 石居蟹, 破破袋, 種子鐵球, 章魚桶, 紳士蛾, 結草兒 (Plant Cloak), 結草兒 (Sandy Cloak), 結草兒 (Trash Cloak), 結草貴婦 (Plant Cloak), 結草貴婦 (Sandy Cloak), 結草貴婦 (Trash Cloak), 綠毛蟲, 羅絲雷朵, 美納斯, 美麗花, 耿鬼, 肋骨海龜, 胖胖哈力, 脫殼忍者, 臭泥, 臭泥 (Alolan), 臭臭泥, 臭臭泥 (Alolan), 臭臭花, 臭鼬噗, 舞天鵝, 芭瓢蟲, 花岩怪, 花椰猴, 花椰猿, 草苗龜, 菊石獸, 菊草葉, 萌芽鹿 (Autumn Form), 萌芽鹿 (Summer Form), 萌芽鹿 (Winter Form), 葉伊布, 蓋歐卡, 蓋蓋蟲, 蓋諾賽克特, 蓮帽小童, 蓮葉童子, 蔓藤怪, 藍蟾蜍, 藍鱷, 藤藤蛇, 蘑蘑菇, 蚊香君, 蚊香泳士, 蚊香蛙皇, 蚊香蝌蚪, 蛋蛋, 蜂女王, 蜈蚣王, 蜥蜴王, 蜻蜻蜓, 螢光魚, 蟲寶包, 蟾蜍王, 裙兒小姐, 角金魚, 觸手百合, 詛咒娃娃, 赫拉克羅斯, 走路草, 超音蝠, 車輪毬, 遠古巨蜓, 醜醜魚, 野蠻鱸魚 (Blue-Striped Form), 野蠻鱸魚 (Red-Striped Form), 金魚王, 鉗尾蠍, 鐮刀盔, 鐵殼蛹, 鐵炮魚, 鐵甲蛹, 鐵螯龍蝦, 鐵蟻, 鐵面忍者, 長翅鷗, 長鼻葉, 阿利多斯, 阿柏怪, 阿柏蛇, 隨風球, 雙刃丸, 雙彈瓦斯, 雙彈瓦斯 (Galarian), 雨翅蛾, 雪妖女, 雪笠怪, 電燈怪, 電蜘蛛, 電螢蟲, 電電蟲, 霓虹魚, 霸王花, 青藤蛇, 音箱蟀, 風妖精, 飄飄球, 飛天螳螂, 飯匙蛇, 騎士蝸牛, 騎拉帝納 (Altered Forme), 騎拉帝納 (Origin Forme), 鬼斯, 鬼斯通, 鯉魚王, 鯰魚王, 鴨寶寶, 黑夜魔靈, 龍王蠍, 龍蝦小兵
  • 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 November Cup will become available to local community leaders on October 21st, 2020 - but Marsh Cups must be scheduled for dates between November 1st and November 30th, 2020. Find a Cup tournament near you via the Tournament Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Community Leader Questions:

How Do I Host a Marsh 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.

Can I host multiple Marsh Cups in my community in November?

Yes. However, only one Marsh Cup will have significant impact in the participant’s Global Ranking. Participants can choose at at any point before the end of their final round if they want that specific Cup to be weighted more heavily than the others.

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

Any date between November 1st and November 30th, 2020 is a valid date to hold your community's Marsh 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 Marsh 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 Marsh 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!

How Important Are Monthly Cups for My Player Rank?

Very. The vast majority of player rank in the Arena is derived from performance in the global, standardized Cups. (This is because Cups allow the Arena to observe the same controlled competitive scenarios for each player!)

Why is the Marsh Cup played in Great League?

Great League (max 1500cp) provides a diverse, new playing field with many options for creative, competitive teams. It also allows more casual players to join tournaments at meetups without being completely unable to compete with level 40 trainers who often sport the same level 40 Legendary Pokemon. Great League also marks immediately irrelevant much of the amassed arsenal of those who manipulate their GPS location ('spoof') to circumvent in-game mechanic limiters and acquire unnatural advantages.

Where can I learn more about global player ranking?

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

About the 2020-2021 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: Marsh Cup

By: JRE_Seawolf

It's time to start building your Marsh 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.

First Looks: Marsh Cup

By: sosaflo

Team Rocket Academy takes a first look at the Marsh Cup Meta

Marsh Cup Meta Simplified

By: STEEEEEEEEEEVE7

PVP Steve Breaks down the Marsh Meta in his signature style, complete with graphic!

Marsh Cup Early Team Guide

By: polymersup

Early Meta teambuilding analysis and graphic by PolymersUp, Tangent444, and Twastell

Marsh Cup - A Quick Team Building Guide

By: JOSHV009

A quick team building guide for Sunrise with PvP Reporter

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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