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Pika Cup (Japanese: イエローカップ Yellow Cup) is the lowest-level Stadium Cup in Pokémon Stadium which did not return in Pokémon Stadium 2.

It is a cup for low level Pokémon between level 15 to level 20. The sum of the levels of the three Pokémon chosen cannot be more than 50. Technically, all Pokémon except for Mewtwo* and Mew are eligible to enter. However, getting strong Pokémon at that low of a level can get quite complicated. While some are catchable at low levels in certain versions (e.g. level 15 Dragonair in Pokémon Yellow), others are more complex and involve trading with in-game Trainers, then trading these Pokémon to different in-game Trainers in different games. Coincidentally, many of these involve Pokémon Yellow.

Rules

Pika Cup
Rules
Level Limit?Bag Nest Ball Sprite.png 15-20
Total Level?Bag Level Ball Sprite.png 50
Sleep Clause?Bag Chesto Berry Sprite.png Yes
Freeze Clause?Bag Aspear Berry Sprite.png Yes
Species Clause?Bag Repeat Ball Sprite.png Yes
Self-KO Clause?100 Yes
Event Clause?Bag Cherish Ball Sprite.png Yes
Time Limit?Bag Timer Ball Sprite.png No

Banned Pokémon
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic

Pokémon Class

Ignoring glitches and tradebacks from Generation II, the following Pokémon may be legitimately obtained and entered into the cup.

A Pokémon with a * next to the version can only be obtained by trading across different versions, while a Pokémon with ** can only be obtained in the Japanese versions with the Japanese Blue.

Pokémon Versions
Available
Lowest
Level
Where to Obtain Available
as rental?
001 Bulbasaur RBY 15 Starter PokémonRB; Cerulean CityY Yes
002 Ivysaur RBY 16 Evolve Bulbasaur Yes*
004 Charmander RBY 15 Starter PokémonRB; Route 24Y Yes
005 Charmeleon RBY 16 Evolve Charmander Yes*
007 Squirtle RBY 15 Starter PokémonRB; Vermilion CityY Yes
008 Wartortle RBY 16 Evolve Squirtle Yes*
010 Caterpie RBY 15 Viridian Forest Yes
011 Metapod RBY 15 Evolve Caterpie; Viridian Forest Yes
012 Butterfree RBY 15 Evolve Metapod Yes
013 Weedle RB 15 Viridian Forest Yes
014 Kakuna RB 15 Evolve Weedle; Viridian Forest Yes
015 Beedrill RB 15 Evolve Kakuna Yes
016 Pidgey RBY 15 Route 1 Yes
017 Pidgeotto RBY 15Y, 18RB Viridian ForestY; evolve Pidgey Yes
019 Rattata RBY 15 Route 1 Yes
020 Raticate RBY 15Y, 20RB Route 21Y; evolve Rattata Yes
021 Spearow RBY 15 Route 22 Yes
022 Fearow RBY 19Y, 20RB Route 9Y; evolve Spearow Yes*
023 Ekans R 15 Route 4 Yes
025 Pikachu RBY 15 Viridian ForestRB; starter PokémonY Yes
026 Raichu RB 15 Evolve Pikachu Yes
027 Sandshrew BY 15 Route 4 Yes
029 Nidoran♀ RBY 15 Route 22 Yes
030 Nidorina RBY 16 Evolve Nidoran♀ Yes*
031 Nidoqueen RBY 16 Evolve Nidorina Yes*
032 Nidoran♂ RBY 15 Route 22 Yes
033 Nidorino RBY 16 Evolve Nidoran♂ Yes*
034 Nidoking RBY 16 Evolve Nidorino Yes*
035 Clefairy RBY 15 Mt. Moon Yes
036 Clefable RBY 15 Evolve Clefairy Yes
037 Vulpix B 15 Route 7 Yes
038 Ninetales B 15 Evolve Vulpix Yes
039 Jigglypuff RBY 15 Route 3RB; Route 5Y Yes
040 Wigglytuff RBY 15 Evolve Jigglypuff Yes
041 Zubat RBY 15 Mt. Moon Yes
043 Oddish RY 15 Route 24 Yes
046 Paras RBY 15 Mt. Moon Yes
047 Parasect RBY* 15 Catch a low level VenonatY, then trade it for Tangela at the
Cinnabar Island labRB. Trade Tangela for Parasect at Route 18Y.
No
048 Venonat Y 15 Route 24 Yes
050 Diglett RBY 15 Diglett's Cave Yes
051 Dugtrio RBY* 15 Catch a low level SlowbroY, then trade it for Lickitung at the
Route 17 gateRB. Trade Lickitung for Dugtrio at Route 11Y.
No
052 Meowth B 15 Route 5 Yes
054 Psyduck RBY 15 Kanto Safari ZoneRB; Route 6Y Yes
055 Golduck Y 15 Route 6 No
056 Mankey RY 15 Route 5R; Route 22Y Yes
058 Growlithe R 15 Route 8 Yes
059 Arcanine R 15 Evolve Growlithe Yes
060 Poliwag RBY 15 Fish with the Good Rod Yes
061 Poliwhirl Y 15 Fish on Route 22 Yes
062 Poliwrath Y 15 Evolve Poliwhirl Yes
063 Abra RBY 15 Route 24 Yes
064 Kadabra RBY 16 Evolve Abra Yes*
065 Alakazam RBY* 16 Evolve Kadabra Yes*
066 Machop RBY 15RB, 17Y Rock Tunnel Yes
068 Machamp Y 16 Catch a level 16 Cubone in the Kanto Safari ZoneY, then trade
for a Machoke on Route 5.
No
069 Bellsprout BY 15 Route 24 Yes
072 Tentacool RBY 15 Route 21 Yes
073 Tentacruel Y 20 Fish on Route 20 Yes*
074 Geodude RBY 15 Mt. Moon Yes
076 Golem ** 16 In the Japanese Blue, trade a Kadabra for a Graveler
at the Cinnabar Island lab. An eligible Golem cannot be
obtained in the international Generation I games.
No
079 Slowpoke RBY 15 Fish at the Kanto Safari Zone with the Super RodRB; surf on
Route 12Y
Yes
080 Slowbro Y 15 Surf on Route 12 No
081 Magnemite Y 16 Route 10 Yes*
083 Farfetch'd RB 15 Trade a low level Spearow in Vermilion City. Yes
084 Doduo RB 18 Route 16 No
087 Dewgong RY* 15 Catch a low level GrowlitheR, then trade it for Dewgong
at the Cinnabar Island labY.
No
089 Muk ** 15 Catch a low level Golduck, then trade it for Rhydon at the
Cinnabar Island labY. Trade the Rhydon for a Kangaskhan at the
Cinnabar Island lab in the Japanese Blue, then trade the
Kangaskhan for a Muk in the Cinnabar Island labY.
No
090 Shellder RBY 15 Fish in Vermilion City Yes
091 Cloyster RBY 15 Evolve Shellder Yes
092 Gastly RBY 18 Pokémon Tower Yes*
093 Haunter Y 20 Pokémon Tower Yes*
094 Gengar Y* 20 Catch a level 20 Haunter and evolve it by trading Yes*
095 Onix RBY 15 Rock Tunnel Yes
096 Drowzee RBY 15 Route 11 Yes
098 Krabby RBY 15 Fish at Route 25 Yes
099 Kingler Y 15 Fish at Route 25 Yes
100 Voltorb RB 15 Route 10 Yes
101 Electrode RB 15 Trade a low level Raichu for an Electrode at the
Cinnabar Island lab.
No
102 Exeggcute Y 20 Kanto Safari Zone Yes*
103 Exeggutor Y 20 Evolve Exeggcute Yes*
104 Cubone Y 16 Kanto Safari Zone Yes*
106 Hitmonlee RBY 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle No
107 Hitmonchan RBY 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle No
108 Lickitung RBY* 15 Catch a low level SlowbroY, then trade it for a Lickitung at
Route 17RB.
Yes
111 Rhyhorn Y 20 Kanto Safari Zone Yes*
112 Rhydon Y 15 Catch a low level Golduck, then trade it for Rhydon at the
Cinnabar Island labY.
No
113 Chansey Y 15 Kanto Safari Zone Yes
114 Tangela RBY* 15 Catch a low level VenonatY, then trade it for a Tangela at the
Cinnabar Island labRB.
No
115 Kangaskhan ** 15 Catch a low level Golduck, then trade it for a Rhydon at the
Cinnabar Island labY. In the Japanese Blue, trade the Rhydon for a
Kangaskhan at the Cinnabar Island lab.
No
116 Horsea RBY 15 Fish at Route 11 Yes
117 Seadra Y 20 Fish at Route 13 Yes*
118 Goldeen RBY 15 Fish practically anywhere with the Good Rod Yes
120 Staryu RBY 15 Fish at Route 19 Yes
121 Starmie RBY 15 Evolve Staryu Yes
122 Mr. Mime RBY 15 Trade a low level AbraRB or ClefairyY at Route 2. Yes
123 Scyther Y 15 Kanto Safari Zone Yes
124 Jynx RBY* 15 Catch a low level PoliwhirlY, then trade for a Jynx
in Cerulean CityRB.
No
127 Pinsir Y 15 Kanto Safari Zone Yes
129 Magikarp RBY 15 Fish anywhere with the Old Rod Yes
130 Gyarados RBY 15Y, 20RB Fish at Fuchsia CityY; evolve Magikarp Yes
131 Lapras RBY 15 Silph Co. employee Yes
132 Ditto Y 15 Pokémon Mansion Yes
137 Porygon B 18 Celadon Game Corner Yes*
138 Omanyte RBY 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle No
140 Kabuto RBY 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle No
147 Dratini RBY 15 Fish at the Kanto Safari Zone Yes
148 Dragonair Y 15 Fish at the Kanto Safari Zone No

Tradebacks

Pokémon Versions
Available
Lowest
Level
Where to Obtain Available
as rental?
Lowest Level
Without Tradebacks
022 Fearow GSC 15 Route 9 Yes 19Y, 20RB
024 Arbok SC 15 Route 3 No 22R
028 Sandslash G 15 Mt. Moon No 22BY
042 Golbat C 15 Route 42 No 22
044 Gloom GSC 15 Route 5GS, Route 24C No 21RY
045 Vileplume GSC 15 Evolve Gloom No 21RY
049 Venomoth C 15 Route 9, Route 10 No 30Y, 31RB
053 Persian SC 17S, 18C Route 7 No 28B
057 Primeape G 15 Route 9 No 28RY
064 Kadabra GS 15 Route 8. In order to prevent Kadabra from evolving, it must be
deposited in a box in Pokémon Stadium 2 and withdrawn on a
Generation I game.
Yes 16
065 Alakazam GS 15 Evolve Kadabra Yes 16*
067 Machoke GSC 15 Rock Tunnel. In order to prevent Machoke from evolving, it must be
deposited in a box in Pokémon Stadium 2 and withdrawn on a
Generation I game.
No 28
068 Machamp GSC 15 Evolve Machoke. Alternatively, you could trade a low level Cubone
to Yellow and use it for the in-game trade on Route 5.
No 16Y, 28RB*
070 Weepinbell GS 15 Route 24 No 21BY
071 Victreebel GS 15 Evolve Weepinbell No 21BY
076 Golem GS** 15 Catch a low level KadabraGS. In the Japanese Blue, trade a
Kadabra for a Graveler at the Cinnabar Island lab.
No 16**, 25RBY*
077 Ponyta GSC 15 Route 22 or breeding Yes 28
078 Rapidash GS 15 Trade a low level Gloom for a Rapidash at Pewter City No 40
081 Magnemite GSC 15 Route 6 or breeding Yes 16Y, 21RB
082 Magneton C* 15 Obtain a low level Dugtrio in the Generation I games, then trade
for a Magneton at the Kanto Power Plant.
No 31
084 Doduo GSC 15 Route 22 or breeding No 18RB, 22Y
085 Dodrio C 15 Trade a low level female Dragonair for one at Blackthorn City. No 29Y, 31RB
086 Seel GSC 15 Breeding Yes 22Y, 28RB
088 Grimer GSC 15 Celadon City or breeding No 23Y, 30RB
089 Muk GSC 15 Celadon City No 16**, 28Y, 37RB
092 Gastly GSC 15 Sprout Tower or breeding Yes 18
093 Haunter C 15 Rock Tunnel. In order to prevent Haunter from evolving, it must be
deposited in a box in Pokémon Stadium 2 and withdrawn on a
Generation I game.
Yes 20Y, 25RB
094 Gengar C 15 Catch a low level Haunter in Crystal and evolve it by trading Yes 20Y*, 25RB*
097 Hypno GSC 16 Route 11 No 26
102 Exeggcute GSC 15 Headbutt trees in Johto or breeding Yes 20Y, 23RB
103 Exeggutor GSC 15 Evolve Exeggcute Yes 20Y, 23RB
104 Cubone GSC 15 Rock Tunnel or breeding Yes 16Y, 20RB
105 Marowak GSC 15 Rock Tunnel No 24Y, 28RB
109 Koffing GSC 15 Burned Tower or breeding No 30RB
110 Weezing C 16 Burned Tower No 35RB
111 Rhyhorn GSC 15 Breeding Yes 20Y, 25RB
115 Kangaskhan GSC 15 Rock Tunnel or breeding No 15**, 25RB, 28Y
119 Seaking GSC 15 Surf at Route 4 No 23RB, 30Y
125 Electabuzz GSC 15GS, 16C Route 10 No 33R
126 Magmar GS 15 Burned Tower No 34B
128 Tauros GSC 15 Route 38 or breeding No 21Y, 26RB
133 Eevee GSC 15 Celadon Game CornerGS or breeding No 25
134 Vaporeon GSC 15 Evolve Eevee No 25
135 Jolteon GSC 15 Evolve Eevee No 25
136 Flareon GSC 15 Evolve Eevee No 25
137 Porygon GSC 15 Celadon Game CornerC or breeding Yes 18B, 26RY
138 Omanyte GSC* 15 Trade an Omanyte or Omastar from a Generation I game and breed it No 20
140 Kabuto GSC* 15 Trade a Kabuto or Kabutops from a Generation I game and breed it No 20
142 Aerodactyl GSC 15 Trade a low level Chansey for an Aerodactyl at Route 14 or breeding No 30
143 Snorlax GSC 15 Breeding No 30

Eligible but unavailable without cheats or glitches

The following Pokémon cannot be found at a low enough level in any game from Generation I or II to be used in the Pika Cup, and none of them are available as rentals.

Pokémon
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison
006 006 Charizard Fire Flying
009 009 Blastoise Water
018 018 Pidgeot Normal Flying
075 075 Graveler Rock Ground
139 139 Omastar Rock Water
141 141 Kabutops Rock Water
144 144 Articuno Ice Flying
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying

Illegal Pokémon

Several of the Trainers use underleveled Pokémon. However, some of these Pokémon become eligible with tradebacks.

  • Mr. Fix uses a level 15 Magnemite in Round 1, which is unobtainable without glitches or tradebacks.
  • Hiker uses a level 15 Seadra in Round 1, which is unobtainable without glitches.
  • Swimmer uses a level 17 Seadra in Round 2, which is unobtainable without glitches.
  • Burglar uses a level 15 Tentacruel in Round 2, which is unobtainable without glitches.
  • Fisher uses a level 15 Machamp and a level 15 Golem in Round 2. A level 15 Machamp is obtainable through a tradeback, but a level 15 Golem is not legitimately obtainable outside of Japan.

Some of the rental Pokémon are also underleveled. All rentals are level 15, although not all species offered can be obtained at this level.

  • Ivysaur, Charmeleon, Wartortle, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidorino, and Nidoking are not obtainable below level 16.
  • Tentacruel and Seadra are not obtainable below level 20.
  • Ponyta and Seel are offered as rentals. While they are obtainable at level 15 with tradebacks, there is no other way to obtain them at any qualifying level. Ignoring tradebacks, their lowest possible levels are 28 and 22, respectively.
  • Gyarados is not possible to obtain at level 15 while also knowing Hydro Pump, Leer, or Bite. While these moves are learned by Gyarados at level 1 in Red, Green, and Blue, it is not possible to catch a level 15 Gyarados in those games without glitches.

Rental Pokémon

Main article: List of Pika Cup Rental Pokémon in Pokémon Stadium

As noted above, several underleveled Pokémon are offered as rentals. However, certain other Pokémon are not offered, despite being entirely available at level 15 without trading between games.

Trainers

Round 1

Battle 1



Battle 2



Battle 3



Battle 4



Battle 5



Battle 6



Semifinal



Final



Round 2

Battle 1



Battle 2



Battle 3



Battle 4



Battle 5



Battle 6



Semifinal



Final



In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pika Coupe
Germany Flag.png German Pika-Cup
Italy Flag.png Italian Pika-Coppa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pika Copa


Features of the Stadium series
Stadium Cups: Pika CupPetit CupPoké Cup
Prime CupLittle CupChallenge Cup
Modes: Stadium ModeBattle Mode
Other: Gym Leader CastleWhite City
Earl's Pokémon AcademyGame Boy TowerMobile Stadium

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