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Pika Cup

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
001 Bulbasaur RBY 15 Starter PokémonRB; Cerulean CityY
002 Ivysaur RBY 16 Evolve Bulbasaur
004 Charmander RBY 15 Starter PokémonRB; Route 24Y
005 Charmeleon RBY 16 Evolve Charmander
007 Squirtle RBY 15 Starter PokémonRB; Vermilion CityY
008 Wartortle RBY 16 Evolve Squirtle
010 Caterpie RBY 15 Viridian Forest
011 Metapod RBY 15 Evolve Caterpie; Viridian Forest
012 Butterfree RBY 15 Evolve Metapod
013 Weedle RB 15 Viridian Forest
014 Kakuna RB 15 Evolve Weedle; Viridian Forest
015 Beedrill RB 15 Evolve Kakuna
016 Pidgey RBY 15 Route 1
017 Pidgeotto RBY 15Y, 18RB Viridian ForestY; evolve Pidgey
019 Rattata RBY 15 Route 1
020 Raticate RBY 15Y, 20RB Route 9Y; evolve Rattata
021 Spearow RBY 15 Route 22
022 Fearow RBY 19Y, 20RB Route 9Y; evolve Spearow
023 Ekans R 15 Route 4
025 Pikachu RBY 15 Viridian ForestRB; starter PokémonY
026 Raichu RBY 15 Evolve Pikachu
027 Sandshrew BY 15 Route 4
029 Nidoran♀ RBY 15 Route 22
030 Nidorina RBY 16 Evolve Nidoran♀
031 Nidoqueen RBY 16 Evolve Nidorina
032 Nidoran♂ RBY 15 Route 22
033 Nidorino RBY 16 Evolve Nidoran♂
034 Nidoking RBY 16 Evolve Nidorino
035 Clefairy RBY 15 Mt. Moon
036 Clefable RBY 15 Evolve Clefairy
037 Vulpix B 15 Route 7
038 Ninetales B 15 Evolve Vulpix
039 Jigglypuff RBY 15 Route 3
040 Wigglytuff RBY 15 Evolve Jigglypuff
041 Zubat RBY 15 Mt. Moon
043 Oddish RY 15 Route 24
046 Paras RBY 15 Mt. Moon
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.
048 Venonat Y 15 Route 24
050 Diglett RBY 15 Diglett's Cave
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.
052 Meowth B 15 Route 5
054 Psyduck RBY 15 Kanto Safari ZoneRB; Route 6Y
055 Golduck Y 15 Route 6
056 Mankey RY 15 Route 5R; Route 22Y
058 Growlithe R 15 Route 8
059 Arcanine R 15 Evolve Growlithe
060 Poliwag RBY 15 Fish with the Good Rod
061 Poliwhirl Y 15 Fish on Route 22
062 Poliwrath Y 15 Evolve Poliwhirl
063 Abra RBY 15 Route 24
064 Kadabra RBY 16 Evolve Abra
065 Alakazam RBY 16 Evolve Kadabra
066 Machop RBY 15RB, 17Y Rock Tunnel
068 Machamp Y 16 Catch a level 16 Cubone in the Kanto Safari ZoneY,
then trade for a Machoke on Route 5.
069 Bellsprout BY 15 Route 24
072 Tentacool RBY 15 Route 21
073 Tentacruel Y 20 Fish on Route 20
074 Geodude RBY 15 Mt. Moon
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.
079 Slowpoke RBY 15 Fish at the Kanto Safari Zone with the Super RodRB;
surf on Route 12Y
080 Slowbro Y 15 Surf on Route 12
081 Magnemite Y 16 Route 10
083 Farfetch'd RB 15 Trade a low level Spearow in Vermilion City.
084 Doduo RB 18 Route 16
087 Dewgong RY* 15 Catch a low level GrowlitheR, then
trade it for Dewgong at the Cinnabar Island labY.
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.
090 Shellder RBY 15 Fish in Vermilion City
091 Cloyster RBY 15 Evolve Shellder
092 Gastly RBY 18 Pokémon Tower
093 Haunter Y 20 Pokémon Tower
094 Gengar Y 20 Evolve Haunter
095 Onix RBY 15 Rock Tunnel
096 Drowzee RBY 15 Route 11
098 Krabby RBY 15 Fish at Route 25
099 Kingler RBY 15 Fish at Route 25
100 Voltorb RB 15 Route 15
101 Electrode RB 15 Trade a low level Raichu for an Electrode at the
Cinnabar Island lab.
102 Exeggcute Y 20 Kanto Safari Zone
103 Exeggutor Y 20 Evolve Exeggcute
104 Cubone Y 16 Kanto Safari Zone
106 Hitmonlee RBY 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle
107 Hitmonchan RBY 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle
108 Lickitung RBY* 15 Catch a low level SlowbroY, then trade it for a Lickitung at
Route 17RB.
111 Rhyhorn Y 20 Kanto Safari Zone
112 Rhydon Y 15 Catch a low level Golduck, then trade it for Rhydon at the
Cinnabar Island labY.
113 Chansey Y 15 Kanto Safari Zone
114 Tangela RBY* 15 Catch a low level VenonatY, then trade it for a Tangela at the
Cinnabar Island labRB.
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.
116 Horsea RBY 15 Fish at Route 11
117 Seadra Y 20 Fish at Route 13
118 Goldeen RBY 15 Fish practically anywhere with the Good Rod
120 Staryu RBY 15 Fish at Route 19
121 Starmie RBY 15 Evolve Staryu
122 Mr. Mime RBY 15 Trade a low level AbraRB or ClefairyY at Route 2.
123 Scyther Y 15 Kanto Safari Zone
124 Jynx RBY* 15 Catch a low level PoliwhirlY, then trade for a Jynx
in Cerulean CityRB.
127 Pinsir Y 15 Kanto Safari Zone
129 Magikarp RBY 15 Fish anywhere with the Old Rod
130 Gyarados RBY 15Y, 20RB Fish at Fuchsia CityY; evolve Magikarp
131 Lapras RBY 15 Silph Co. employee
132 Ditto Y 15 Pokémon Mansion
137 Porygon B 18 Celadon Game Corner
138 Omanyte RBY 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle
140 Kabuto RBY 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle
147 Dratini RBY 15 Fish at the Kanto Safari Zone
148 Dragonair Y 15 Fish at the Kanto Safari Zone

Tradebacks

Pokémon Versions
Available
Lowest
Level
Where to Obtain
022 Fearow GSC 15 Route 9
024 Arbok SC 15 Route 3
028 Sandslash G 15 Mt. Moon
042 Golbat C 15 Route 42
044 Gloom GSC 15 Route 5GS, Route 24C
045 Vileplume GSC 15 Evolve Gloom
049 Venomoth C 15 Route 9, Route 10
053 Persian SC 17S, 18C Route 7
057 Primeape G 15 Route 9
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.
065 Alakazam GS 15 Evolve Kadabra
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.
068 Machamp GSC 15 Evolve Machoke
070 Weepinbell GS 15 Route 24
071 Victreebel GS 15 Evolve Weepinbell
076 Golem GS** 15 Catch a low level KadabraGS. In the Japanese Blue,
trade a Kadabra for a Graveler at the Cinnabar Island lab.
077 Ponyta GSC 15 Route 22 or breeding
078 Rapidash GS 15 Trade a low level Haunter for a Rapidash at Pewter City
081 Magnemite GSC 15 Route 6 or breeding
082 Magneton C* 15 Obtain a low level Dugtrio in the Generation I games, then trade
for a Magneton at the Kanto Power Plant.
084 Doduo GSC 15 Route 22 or breeding
085 Dodrio C* 15 Trade a low level Dragonair for one at Blackthorn City.
086 Seel GSC 15 Breeding
088 Grimer GSC 15 Celadon City or breeding
089 Muk GSC 15 Celadon City
092 Gastly GSC 15 Sprout Tower or breeding
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.
094 Gengar C 15 Evolve Haunter
097 Hypno GSC 16 Route 11
102 Exeggcute GSC 15 Headbutt trees in Johto or breeding
103 Exeggutor GSC 15 Evolve Exeggcute
104 Cubone GSC 15 Rock Tunnel or breeding
105 Marowak GSC 15 Rock Tunnel
109 Koffing GSC 15 Burned Tower or breeding
110 Weezing C 16 Burned Tower
111 Rhyhorn GSC 15 Breeding
115 Kangaskhan GSC 15 Rock Tunnel or breeding
119 Seaking GSC 15 Surf at Route 4
125 Electabuzz GSC 15GS, 16C Route 10
126 Magmar GS 15 Burned Tower
128 Tauros GSC 15 Route 38 or breeding
133 Eevee GSC 15 Celadon Game CornerGS or breeding
134 Vaporeon GSC 15 Evolve Eevee
135 Jolteon GSC 15 Evolve Eevee
136 Flareon GSC 15 Evolve Eevee
137 Porygon GSC 15 Celadon Game CornerC or breeding
138 Omanyte GSC* 15 Trade an Omanyte from a Generation I game and breed it
140 Kabuto GSC* 15 Trade a Kabuto from a Generation I game and breed it
142 Aerodactyl GSC 15 Trade a low level Chansey for an Aerodactyl at Route 14 or breeding
143 Snorlax GSC 15 Breeding

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.

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.
  • Hiker uses a level 15 Seadra in Round 1, which is unobtainable without the Generation I Mew Glitch or tradebacks.
  • Swimmer uses a level 17 Seadra in Round 2, which is unobtainable without the Generation I Mew Glitch or tradebacks.
  • Burglar uses a level 15 Tentacruel in Round 2, which is unobtainable without the Generation I Mew Glitch or tradebacks.
  • Fisher uses a level 15 Machamp and a level 15 Golem in Round 2.

Rental Pokémon

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

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
Spain Flag.png European 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 CityGame Boy TowerMobile Stadium

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Last modified on 19 February 2014, at 17:22