The Prismatic Cup


April 1st - April 30th, 2021

Announcing April's Global Cup: The Prismatic Cup!

Get ready for a new challenge beginning on April 1st! With it comes a new chance to prove your skill and increase your global and local player ranking! The Prismatic Cup – based on the dazzling spectrum of powerful Pokémon - 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 Prismatic 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 (April 1st - April 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 April!

Prismatic Cup Rules

The Prismatic 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.
  • Full Spectrum of Pokémon Each slot on your team must be selected from a whitelisted set of Pokémon based on their color. Colors are based on their classifications on Bulbapedia.
    • Slot 1: Blue
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      And in text form:

      • Alolan Persian, Rainy Castform, 倫琴貓, 冰伊布, 冷水猿, 刺龍王, 勒克貓, 卡咪龜, 吼吼鯨, 吼鯨王, 呱頭蛙, 地幔岩, 多刺菊石獸, 大力鱷, 大王燕, 尖牙陸鯊, 尼多后, 巨蔓藤, 巨金怪, 帝牙海獅, 帝王拿波, 幾何雪花, 心蝙蝠, 戰槌龍, 暴飛龍, 暴鯉龍, 毽子棉, 水伊布, 水君, 水箭龜, 沼王, 沼躍魚, 波皇子, 海刺龍, 海魔獅, 獵斑魚, 甲賀忍蛙, 穿山王 (Alolan), 肋骨海龜, 臭臭花, 菊石獸, 蔓藤怪, 藍蟾蜍, 藍鱷, 蟾蜍王, 路卡利歐, 金屬怪, 雙刃丸, 雨翅蛾, 雷吉艾斯, 電燈怪, 霓虹魚, 龐岩怪
    • Slot 2: Red
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      And in text form:

      • Sunny Castform, 劈斬司令, 力壯雞, 勇士雄鷹, 噴火駝, 噴火龍, 多邊獸Ⅱ, 多邊獸Z, 太陽岩, 妖火紅狐, 安瓢蟲, 岩殿居蟹, 巨鉗螳螂, 巨鉗蟹, 派拉斯特, 流氓鱷, 火恐龍, 火焰雞, 火箭雀, 炎武王, 炒炒豬, 烈箭鷹, 熔岩蝸牛, 熔蟻獸, 爆香猿, 章魚桶, 結草貴婦 (Trash Cloak), 蜈蚣王, 蜻蜻蜓, 達摩狒狒, 金魚王, 鐵螯龍蝦, 長尾火狐, 阿利多斯, 霸王花, 音箱蟀, 頑皮雷彈, 鴨嘴火獸, 鴨嘴炎獸
    • Slot 3: Yellow or White
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      And in text form:

      • Galarian Rapidash, Snowy Castform, 九尾, 保母蟲, 凍原熊, 向日花怪, 土龍弟弟, 大嘴鷗, 大針蜂, 始祖大鳥, 小火馬, 巴大蝶, 帕奇利茲, 引夢貘人, 敗露球菇, 月石, 椰蛋樹, 正電拍拍, 沙奈朵, 波克基古, 波克基斯, 火岩鼠, 火爆獸, 烈焰馬, 甲殼龍, 白海獅, 直衝熊, 紳士蛾, 舞天鵝, 艾路雷朵, 蜂女王, 貓老大, 貓鼬斬, 負電拍拍, 超能妙喵 (Female), 超能妙喵 (Male), 鐵面忍者, 閃電鳥, 雪妖女, 雷丘, 雷伊布, 雷電獸, 電擊獸, 電擊魔獸, 電飛鼠, 電龍, 麒麟奇
    • Slot 4: Green or Black
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      And in text form:

      • 卡比獸, 口呆花, 君主蛇, 土台龜, 大嘴娃, 大竺葵, 大食花, 天然鳥, 妙蛙草, 小卡比獸, 布里卡隆, 彷徨夜靈, 念力土偶, 拉達 (Alolan), 搖籃百合, 斗笠菇, 時拉比, 月桂葉, 森林蜥蜴, 樂天河童, 樹林龜, 毒粉蛾, 毒薔薇, 水晶燈火靈, 沙漠蜻蜓, 沙鈴仙人掌, 泥偶巨人, 灰塵山, 烏鴉頭頭, 狃拉, 班基拉斯, 瑪狃拉, 結草貴婦 (Plant Cloak), 羅絲雷朵, 美麗花, 胖胖哈力, 臭泥 (Alolan), 臭臭泥 (Alolan), 花椰猿, 葉伊布, 蜥蜴王, 裙兒小姐, 詛咒娃娃, 遠古巨蜓, 雷電斑馬, 青藤蛇, 青銅鐘, 風妖精, 飛天螳螂, 黑暗鴉, 黑魯加
    • Slot 5: Brown or Pink
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      And in text form:

      • 三地鼠, 保母曼波, 凱羅斯, 呆呆王, 呆殼獸, 嘎啦嘎啦, 圈圈熊, 多邊獸, 大嘴雀, 大尾狸, 大尾立, 大比鳥, 太陽珊瑚, 姆克鷹, 小獅獅, 快拳郎, 快龍, 戰舞郎, 樹才怪, 櫻花兒 (Sunshine Form), 河馬獸, 浮潛鼬, 火炎獅, 烈焰猴, 狡猾天狗, 猛火猴, 結草貴婦 (Sandy Cloak), 美納斯, 胡地, 袋獸, 象牙豬, 貓頭夜鷹, 鐮刀盔, 鐵掌力士, 長毛豬, 隆隆岩, 隆隆石, 雷丘 (Alolan), 風速狗
    • Slot 6: Purple or Gray
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      And in text form:

      • 三合一磁怪, 佛烈托斯, 優雅貓, 冰鬼護, 刺甲貝, 化石翼龍, 千針魚, 叉字蝠, 古空棘魚, 可多拉, 吞食獸, 哥德小姐, 坦克臭鼬, 堅果啞鈴, 夢妖, 夢妖魔, 大嘴蝠, 大朝北鼻, 大狼犬, 大鋼蛇, 天蠍, 天蠍王, 太古盔甲, 太陽伊布, 奇諾栗鼠, 尼多王, 巨翅飛魚, 布魯皇, 摩魯蛾, 東施喵, 波士可多拉, 耿鬼, 自爆磁怪, 臭泥, 臭臭泥, 花岩怪, 豪力, 超甲狂犀, 酷豹, 鐵蟻, 鑽角犀獸, 阿柏怪, 隆隆岩 (Alolan), 隆隆石 (Alolan), 隨風球, 雙彈瓦斯, 音波龍, 頓甲, 騎士蝸牛, 鬼斯通, 齒輪怪, 龍王蠍, 龍頭地鼠
  • 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 April Cup will become available to local community leaders on March 21st, 2021 - but Prismatic Cups must be scheduled for dates between April 1st and April 30th, 2021. Find a Cup tournament near you via the Tournament Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Community Leader Questions:

How Do I Host a Prismatic 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 Prismatic Cups in my community in April?

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

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

Any date between April 1st and April 30th, 2021 is a valid date to hold your community's Prismatic 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 Prismatic 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 Prismatic 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 Prismatic 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 2021-2021 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:

Prismatic Cup Meta Simplified

By: STEEEEEEEEEEVE7

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

Prismatic Cup Team Building Guide

By: polymersup

A handy guide for building your Prismatic Cup team!

Prismatic Cup Meta - My PvP Academia

By: COUNTXEVIOUS

The pros at My PvP Academia break down the Prismatic Cup meta.

Prismatic Cup Team Building + Team Examples

By: nixx96

A video to help you build a balanced team for the Prismatic 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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