Trainers who enjoy Trainer Battles will be happy to hear that Season 2 of The Silph Arena starts on October 1st, 2019! The official announcement outlines that there will be new features and epic experiences coming with the new season, but here’s what was shared so far:

1. PROVE YOUR METTLE WITH THE SEASON 1 CHAMPIONSHIPS FORMAT!

As there are no ranked tournaments during the off-season in September, many communities may wish to take a chance to rest, recover resources, and get ready for Season 2. But if your community is itching to battle, the Arena has made the Season 1 Championships format available to host in unranked tournaments this month! The Season 1 Championships meta is available to be scheduled on silph.gg starting today.

2. EXPLORE ULTRA AND MASTER LEAGUE!

Great League will remain a core platform for standardized competition (like Cups!) in the Arena next Season, but those seeking a chance to clash in Ultra and Master League will finally have the option to compete in both unranked and 1x ranked open Ultra League and open Master League tournaments! Challenge your friends in each League to see if you can conquer all levels of PvP battles! Remember, standard Arena Rules still apply no matter which League you select. Open Ultra and Master League Tournaments are available to schedule on silph.gg today. Ranked tournaments must start on or after October 1st when the Season opens!

3. PRACTICE CUPS: A NEW ZERO-RISK TOURNAMENT TYPE FOR TRAINING!

Starting in Season 2, community leaders will be able to use the current (or upcoming) Cup’s format in unranked tournaments. Use these Practice Cups to test teams, try out new strategies, and get a feel for the new meta without having to worry about impact to your rank! Practice Cups for new Cups will become available when the meta is announced and remain open until the Cup concludes.

4. RETRO CUPS: REVISIT PAST FAVORITES ANY TIME!

A new format of unranked tournaments will be available starting in September and throughout Season 2. “Retro Cups” will allow you to pick from previous Cup formats when hosting an unranked tournament in your community. All previous formats are available immediately, including Season 1 monthly Cups, Season 1 Regionals, and Season 1 Championships, and in the future Season 2 Cups will convert to Retro Cups once concluded. Retro Cups are now available to be scheduled on silph.gg!

5. OFFICIAL ARENA DISCORD: JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

The Silph Arena has its own new Discord server! Join us there to discuss strategies, share resources, rate teams, and collaborate with other Tournament Organizers from around the globe. Click here to join The Silph Arena server and stay up to date!