What is Catch Cup Pokemon GO: Tournament Explained

The Catch Cup in Pokemon GO is the newest competition to hit the mobile augmented reality game's GO Battle feature.
The Catch Cup in Pokemon GO is the newest competition to hit the mobile augmented reality game's GO Battle feature. | Niantic Labs

The Catch Cup in Pokemon GO is the newest competition to hit the mobile augmented reality game's GO Battle feature.

Niantic Labs took to Twitter to announce its newest tournament, the Catch Cup, on Nov 2. This statement comes after the conclusion of the two previous cups—the Little Cup and the Kanto Cup. Like the competitions prior, the Catch Cup has some unique requirements when it comes to the Pokemon allowed to compete.

Here's a quick explanation of the Catch Cup so our trainers can get ahead.

What is Catch Cup Pokemon GO

The Catch Cup will run from Monday, Nov. 23 to the following Monday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m.—approximately one full week, according to Niantic. The cup has already begun at the time of writing. However, trainers can still join throughout its duration so long as their team is eligible.

Only Pokemon caught since the beginning of this current season, Season 5, are allowed to enter. This means, only those caught after Nov. 9, 2020 can be placed on a trainer's battle team. The CP limit is 1500, the same as the x League, and mythical Pokemon are banned from attending. So, trainers won't be able to enter their Jirachi, Dialga, or Groudon.

More information can be found on Niantic's official Pokemon GO news blog.