Trainers, can you believe it? Four TSR Cups have come and gone, and we are midway into number five and have Regionals coming up in the very near future. What better time to take a minute and look back at TSR Cups past. The following is a brief overview of each of the first four TSR cups and the Top 6 Pokemon in each respective one.

The Boulder Cup

Overview

The Boulder Cup was The Silph Arena’s first themed global tournament, featuring Rock, Ground, Fighting and Steel type Pokémon. The Cup lasted from January 6th – 31st, participants could use Pokémon that had at least 1 of the allowed types and matches could only be held in the Great League format (<1500CP).

Top 6

Top 6 Pokémon for The Boulder Cup
Pokemon GO MedichamMedicham
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
  • Power-Up Punch
  • Ice Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO SkarmorySkarmory
  • Air Slash Flying
  • Sky Attack Flying
Pokemon GO WhiscashWhiscash
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Mud Bomb Ground
  • Blizzard Ice
Pokemon GO MelmetalMelmetal
  • Thunder Shock Electric
  • Thunderbolt Electric
  • Rock Slide Rock
Pokemon GO MagcargoMagcargo
  • Ember Fire
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Overheat Fire
Pokemon GO SteelixSteelix
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Crunch Dark
  • Earthquake Ground

*During the Boulder Cup, Dynamic Punch was the charge move of choice for Medicham, since then Power-Up Punch has been introduced and it would now be the choice.


The Twilight Cup

Overview

The Twilight Cup was The Silph Arena’s second themed global tournament, featuring Dark, Fairy, Poison and Ghost type Pokémon. The Cup lasted from February 1st – 28th, participants could use Pokémon that had at least 1 of the allowed types and matches could only be held in the Great League format (<1500CP). Our complete guide to The Twilight Cup can be found here.

Top 6

Top 6 Pokémon for The Twilight Cup
Pokemon GO ToxicroakToxicroak
  • Counter Fighting
  • Mud Bomb Ground
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
Pokemon GO SkuntankSkuntank
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Crunch Dark
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
  • Flamethrower Fire
Pokemon GO DrapionDrapion
  • Infestation Bug
  • Aqua Tail Water
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
  • Crunch Dark
Pokemon GO AzumarillAzumarill
  • Bubble Water
  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Play Rough Fairy
Pokemon GO TogeticTogetic
  • Extrasensory Psychic
  • Aerial Ace Flying
  • Ancient Power Rock
Pokemon GO Marowak (Alola)Marowak (Alola)
  • Hex Ghost
  • Bone Club Ground
  • Shadow Ball Ghost


The Tempest Cup

Overview

The Tempest Cup was The Silph Arena’s third themed global tournament, featuring Electric Ice Flying and Ground type Pokémon. The Cup lasted from March 1st – 31st, participants could use Pokémon that had at least 1 of the allowed types and matches could only be held in the Great League format (<1500CP). Our complete guide to The Tempest Cup can be found here.

Top 6

Top 6 Pokémon for The Tempest Cup
Pokemon GO LaprasLapras
  • Water Gun Water
  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Surf Water
Pokemon GO AltariaAltaria
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Sky Attack Flying
  • Dragon Pulse Dragon
Pokemon GO SkarmorySkarmory
  • Air Slash Flying
  • Sky Attack Flying
  • Flash Cannon Steel
Pokemon GO TropiusTropius
  • Razor Leaf Grass
  • Leaf Blade Grass
  • Stomp Normal
Pokemon GO AbomasnowAbomasnow
  • Razor Leaf Grass
  • Outrage Dragon
  • Energy Ball Grass
Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Blast Burn Fire
  • Dragon Claw Dragon


The Kingdom Cup

Overview

The Kingdom Cup was Silph Arena’s fourth themed global tournament, featuring Fire, Ice, Dragon, and Steel type Pokémon. The Cup lasted from April 1st – 30th. Participants could use Pokémon that had at least 1 of the allowed types, there couldn’t be two of the same Pokémon in the team, and matches could only be held in the Great League format (<1500CP). Our complete guide to The Kingdom Cup can be found here.

Top 6

Top 6 Pokémon for The Kingdom Cup
Pokémon Fast Move Charge Moves
Pokemon GO LucarioLucario
  • Counter Fighting
  • Power-Up Punch Fighting
  • Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO BastiodonBastiodon
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO MelmetalMelmetal
  • Thunder Shock Electric
  • Rock Slide Rock
  • Thunderbolt Electric
Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Blast Burn Fire
  • Dragon Claw Dragon
Pokemon GO AltariaAltaria
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • Sky Attack Flying
  • Dragon Pulse Dragon
Pokemon GO FlygonFlygon
  • Mud Shot Ground
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Dragon Claw Dragon