Light Cup

Light Cup (Japanese: ライトカップ Light Cup) is a set of rules that can be chosen in Single Battle mode, Double Battle mode or Flat Battle mode at the Pokémon Communication Club Colosseum in Generation IV. Flat Battle mode is only available in HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Light Cup will be available in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum once the player has two Pokémon. However in HeartGold and SoulSilver, in addition to having two Pokémon, the player's childhood friend (Lyra or Ethan) must have shown the player how to catch Pokémon.


The following restrictions are implied in the Light Cup:

  • Only three Pokémon may be chosen.
  • All Pokémon must be Level 50 or lower.
    • In Flat Battle mode, Pokémon of any level is allowed as all Pokémon with levels above 50 will be reduced to 50.
  • No Pokémon's weight may exceed 218 lbs. (99 kg).
  • Pokémon must be of the lowest stage in their evolutionary line.
  • "Special Pokémon" may not be entered. This includes "Mythical Pokémon".
  • No two Pokémon in any one team may have the same National Pokédex number.
  • No two Pokémon in any one team may be holding the same item.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Coupe Légère
  German Leichter Cup
  Italian Coppa Leggera
  Korean 라이트 컵 Light Cup
  Spanish Copa Ligera

Battle Modes at Pokémon Communication Club Colosseum
Battles for Two Single BattleDouble BattleMix BattleFlat Battle
Battles for Four Multi Battle
Specific Rule sets
Standard Cup • Double Cup
Fancy CupGS CupLight CupLittle Cup

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