The Venture Cup


June 1st - June 30th, 2021

Announcing June's Global Cup: The Venture Cup!

Get ready for a new challenge beginning on June 1st! With it comes a new chance to prove your skill and increase your global and local player ranking! The Venture Cup - a battle that requires as much brains and brawn - 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 Venture 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 (June 1st - June 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 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 June!

Venture Cup Rules

The Venture 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.
  • Venture Types: All Pokémon are allowed in the Venture Cup, with a few exceptions:
    • Steel types, Dark types, Fairy types, and Chansey are not eligible for the Venture Cup.
  • Invest Wisely: Each Pokémon in the Venture Cup will be given a point value. You will have 20 points to “spend” on your roster. The point values are:
    • 10-Point Pokémon: Froslass, Altaria, Hypno, Alolan Marowak, Lickitung, Cresselia
    • 6-Point Pokémon: Jellicent, Politoed, Kingdra, Dragonair, Lapras, Medicham, Talonflame, Galvantula, Deoxys-Defense, Lickilicky, Regirock, Snorlax, Munchlax, Vigoroth, Dewgong, Dragalge, Lugia
    • 4-Point Pokémon: Drifblim, Crustle, Mew, Pelipper, Whiscash, Swampert, Unovan Stunfisk, Machamp, Alolan Graveler, Zangoose, Dragonite, Goodra, Dusclops, Sealeo, Wobbuffet, Lanturn, Cradily, Tropius, Gengar, Haunter, Mantine, Sirfetch’d, Pachirisu, Abomasnow, Nidoqueen, Flygon
    • 1-Point Pokémon: All other eligible Pokémon cost 1 point.
  • Eligible List: What follows is the official list of exactly which species are permitted for use in the Venture Cup:

    10 Points

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    #417
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    #558
    #618
    #706
    #75
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    And in text form:

    • Abomasnow, Abra, Accelgor, Aerodactyl, Aipom, Alakazam, Alolan Vulpix, Alomomola, Altaria, Ambipom, Amoonguss, Ampharos, Anorith, Arbok, Arcanine, Archen, Archeops, Ariados, Armaldo, Armored Mewtwo, Articuno, Audino, Axew, Azelf, Bagon, Baltoy, Banette, Barbaracle, Barboach, Basculin (Blue-Striped Form), Basculin (Red-Striped Form), Bayleef, Beartic, Beautifly, Beedrill, Beheeyem, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Bibarel, Bidoof, Binacle, Blastoise, Blaziken, Blissey, Blitzle, Boldore, Bonsly, Bouffalant, Braixen, Braviary, Breloom, Budew, Buizel, Bulbasaur, Buneary, Bunnelby, Burmy (Plant Cloak), Burmy (Sandy Cloak), Burmy (Trash Cloak), Butterfree, Cacnea, Camerupt, Carnivine, Carracosta, Cascoon, Castform (Normal), Caterpie, Celebi, Chandelure, Charizard, Charmander, Charmeleon, Chatot, Cherrim (Overcast Form), Cherrim (Sunshine Form), Cherubi, Chesnaught, Chespin, Chikorita, Chimchar, Chimecho, Chinchou, Chingling, Cinccino, Clamperl, Clauncher, Clawitzer, Claydol, Cloyster, 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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.

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 June Cup will become available to local community leaders on May 21st, 2021 - but Venture Cups must be scheduled for dates between June 1st and June 30th, 2021. Find a Cup tournament near you via the Tournament Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Community Leader Questions:

How Do I Host a Venture 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 Venture Cups in my community in June?

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

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

Nifty or Thrifty: Venture Cup

By: JRE_Seawolf

It's time to start building your Venture Cup team, so bargain hunters rejoice! Nifty or Thrifty is here with your monthly picks to really stretch that stardust.

Venture Cup Search String

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.

VENTURE CUP META SIMPLIFIED

By: STEEEEEEEEEEVE7

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

Simplified Meta from Master Eterna

By: mastereterna

Another easy to follow simplified meta graphic for the Venture Cup from Master Eterna, with a team builder graphic to boot!

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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