Eligible List: What follows is the official list of exactly which species are permitted for use in the Architect Cup:
And in text form:
Ariados, Banette, Beedrill, Bewear, Charizard, Cradily, Donphan, Drapion, Dusclops, Froslass, Galarian Slowbro, Gengar, Glalie, Golbat, Gyarados, Haunter, Jumpluff, Lapras, Lickilicky, Linoone, Malamar, Marowak (Alolan), Milotic, Muk, Muk (Alolan), Munchlax, Normal Castform, Pelipper, Poliwrath, Qwilfish, Sandslash, Scolipede, Sealeo, Shiftry, Skuntank, Snorlax, Sudowoodo, Trevenant, Typhlosion, Venomoth
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 July Cup will become available to local community leaders on June 24th, 2022 - but Architect Cups must be scheduled for dates between July 1st and July 31st, 2022. Find a Cup tournament near you via the Tournament Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Community Leader Questions:
How Do I Host a Architect 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
- 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 Architect Cups in my community in July?
Yes. However, only one Architect 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 Architect Cup have to be hosted on a specific date?
Any date between July 1st and July 31st, 2022 is a valid date to hold your community's Architect 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 Architect 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!
How Do I Join a Architect 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 Architect 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.
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