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 (although only Mew is listed as prohibited in the in-game rules list). However, obtaining Pokémon at such low levels, especially evolved Pokémon, 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.

Rules

Pika Cup
Rules
Level Limit?  15-20
Total Level?  50
Sleep Clause?  Yes
Freeze Clause?  Yes
Species Clause?  Yes
Self-KO Clause?  Yes
Event Clause?  Yes
Time Limit?  No

Banned Pokémon
150   Mewtwo Psychic
151   Mew Psychic

Eligible Pokémon

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

Pokémon Versions
Available
Lowest
Level
Where to Obtain Available
as rental?
  Bulbasaur RBY 15 Starter PokémonRB; Cerulean CityY Yes
  Ivysaur RBY 16 Evolve Bulbasaur Yes*
  Charmander RBY 15 Starter PokémonRB; Route 24Y Yes
  Charmeleon RBY 16 Evolve Charmander Yes*
  Squirtle RBY 15 Starter PokémonRB; Vermilion CityY Yes
  Wartortle RBY 16 Evolve Squirtle Yes*
  Caterpie RBY 15 Viridian Forest Yes
  Metapod RBY 15 Viridian Forest; evolve Caterpie Yes
  Butterfree RBY 15 Evolve Metapod Yes
  Weedle RB 15 Viridian Forest Yes
  Kakuna RB 15 Viridian Forest; evolve Weedle Yes
  Beedrill RB 15 Evolve Kakuna Yes
  Pidgey RBY 15 Route 1 Yes
  Pidgeotto RBY 15Y, 18RB Viridian ForestY; evolve Pidgey Yes
  Rattata RBY 15 Route 1 Yes
  Raticate RBY 15Y, 20RB Route 21Y; evolve Rattata Yes
  Spearow RBY 15 Route 22 Yes
  Fearow RBY 19Y, 20RB Route 9Y; evolve Spearow Yes*
  Ekans R 15 Route 4 Yes
  Pikachu RBY 15 Viridian ForestRB; starter PokémonY Yes
  Raichu RB 15 Evolve Pikachu Yes
  Sandshrew BY 15 Route 4 Yes
  Nidoran♀ RBY 15 Route 22 Yes
  Nidorina RBY 16 Evolve Nidoran♀ Yes*
  Nidoqueen RBY 16 Evolve Nidorina Yes*
  Nidoran♂ RBY 15 Route 22 Yes
  Nidorino RBY 16 Evolve Nidoran♂ Yes*
  Nidoking RBY 16 Evolve Nidorino Yes*
  Clefairy RBY 15 Mt. Moon Yes
  Clefable RBY 15 Evolve Clefairy Yes
  Vulpix BY 15B, 18Y Route 8B; Rocket Game CornerY Yes
  Ninetales BY 15B, 18Y Evolve Vulpix Yes
  Jigglypuff RBY 15 Route 3RB; Route 5Y Yes
  Wigglytuff RBY 15 Evolve Jigglypuff Yes
  Zubat RBY 15 Mt. Moon Yes
  Oddish RY 15 Route 24 Yes
  Paras RBY 15 Mt. Moon Yes
  Parasect RB* 15 Catch a low level VenonatY, then trade it for Tangela at the
Cinnabar Island labRB. Trade Tangela for Parasect at Route 18Y.
No
  Venonat Y 15 Route 24 Yes
  Diglett RBY 15 Diglett's Cave Yes
  Dugtrio Y* 15 Catch a low level SlowbroY, then trade it for Lickitung at the
Route 17 gateRB. Trade Lickitung for Dugtrio at Route 11Y.
No
  Meowth B 15 Route 5 Yes
  Psyduck RBY 15 Kanto Safari ZoneRB; Route 6Y Yes
  Golduck Y 15 Route 6 No
  Mankey RY 15 Route 5R; Route 22Y Yes
  Growlithe R 15 Route 8 Yes
  Arcanine R 15 Evolve Growlithe Yes
  Poliwag RBY 15 Fish anywhere with the Good Rod Yes
  Poliwhirl Y 15 Fish on Route 22 Yes
  Poliwrath Y 15 Evolve Poliwhirl Yes
  Abra RBY 15 Route 24RB; Route 5Y Yes
  Kadabra RBY 16 Evolve Abra Yes*
  Alakazam RBY 16 Evolve Kadabra Yes*
  Machop RBY 15RB, 16Y Rock TunnelRB; Route 10Y Yes
  Machamp Y 16 Catch a level 16 Cubone in the Kanto Safari ZoneY, then trade
for a Machoke on Route 5.
No
  Bellsprout BY 15 Route 24 Yes
  Tentacool RBY 15 Route 21 Yes
  Tentacruel Y 20 Fish on Route 20 Yes*
  Geodude RBY 15 Mt. Moon Yes
  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
  Slowpoke RBY 15 Fish at the Kanto Safari Zone with the Super RodRB; surf on
Route 12Y
Yes
  Slowbro Y 15 Surf on Route 12 No
  Magnemite Y 16 Route 10 Yes*
  Farfetch'd RB 15 Trade a low level Spearow in Vermilion City. Yes
  Doduo RB 18 Route 16 No
  Dewgong Y* 15 Catch a low level GrowlitheR, then trade it for Dewgong
at the Cinnabar Island labY.
No
  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
  Shellder RBY 15 Fish in Vermilion City Yes
  Cloyster RBY 15 Evolve Shellder Yes
  Gastly RBY 18 Pokémon Tower Yes*
  Haunter Y 20 Pokémon Tower Yes*
  Gengar Y 20 Evolve Haunter Yes*
  Onix RBY 15 Rock Tunnel Yes
  Drowzee RBY 15 Route 11 Yes
  Krabby RBY 15 Fish at Route 25 Yes
  Kingler Y 15 Fish at Route 25 Yes
  Voltorb RB 15 Route 10 Yes
  Electrode RB 15 Trade a low level Raichu for an Electrode at the
Cinnabar Island lab.
No
  Exeggcute Y 20 Kanto Safari Zone Yes*
  Exeggutor Y 20 Evolve Exeggcute Yes*
  Cubone Y 16 Kanto Safari Zone Yes*
  Hitmonlee * 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle No
  Hitmonchan * 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle No
  Lickitung RB* 15 Catch a low level SlowbroY, then trade it for a Lickitung at
Route 17RB.
Yes
  Rhyhorn Y 20 Kanto Safari Zone Yes*
  Rhydon Y 15 Catch a low level Golduck, then trade it for Rhydon at the
Cinnabar Island labY.
No
  Chansey Y 15 Kanto Safari Zone Yes
  Tangela RB* 15 Catch a low level VenonatY, then trade it for a Tangela at the
Cinnabar Island labRB.
No
  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
  Horsea RBY 15 Fish at Route 11 Yes
  Seadra Y 20 Fish at Route 13 Yes*
  Goldeen RBY 15 Fish anywhere with the Good Rod Yes
  Staryu RBY 15 Fish at Route 19 Yes
  Starmie RBY 15 Evolve Staryu Yes
  Mr. Mime RBY 15 Trade a low level AbraRB or ClefairyY at Route 2. Yes
  Scyther Y 15 Kanto Safari Zone Yes
  Jynx RB* 15 Catch a low level PoliwhirlY, then trade for a Jynx
in Cerulean CityRB.
No
  Pinsir Y 15 Kanto Safari Zone Yes
  Magikarp RBY 15 Fish anywhere with the Old Rod Yes
  Gyarados RBY 15Y, 20RB Fish at Fuchsia CityY; evolve Magikarp Yes
  Lapras RBY 15 Silph Co. employee Yes
  Ditto Y 15 Pokémon Mansion Yes
  Porygon B 18 Rocket Game Corner Yes*
  Omanyte * 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle No
  Kabuto * 20 Possible reward for clearing the Gym Leader Castle No
  Dratini RBY 15 Fish at the Kanto Safari Zone Yes
  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
  Fearow GSC 15 Route 9 Yes 19Y, 20RB
  Arbok SC 15 Route 3 No 22R
  Sandslash G 15 Mt. Moon No 22BY
  Golbat C 15 Route 42 No 22
  Gloom GSC 15 Route 5GS, Route 24C No 21RY
  Vileplume GSC 15 Evolve Gloom No 21RY
  Venomoth C 15 Route 9, Route 10 No 30Y, 31RB
  Persian SC 17S, 18C Route 7 No 28B
  Primeape G 15 Route 9 No 28RY
  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
  Alakazam GS 15 Evolve Kadabra Yes 16
  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
  Machamp GSC 15 Evolve Machoke. Alternatively, trade a low level Cubone to Yellow and use it for the in-game trade on Route 5. No 16Y, 28RB
  Weepinbell GS 15 Route 24 No 21BY
  Victreebel GS 15 Evolve Weepinbell No 21BY
  Golem ** 15 Catch a low level KadabraGS. In the Japanese Blue, trade a Kadabra for a Graveler at the Cinnabar Island lab. No 16*, 25RBY
  Ponyta GSC 15 Route 22 or breeding Yes 28
  Rapidash GS 15 Trade a low level Gloom for a Rapidash at Pewter City No 40
  Magnemite GSC 15 Route 6 or breeding Yes 16Y, 21RB
  Magneton C* 15 Obtain a low level Dugtrio in the Generation I games, then trade for a Magneton at the Kanto Power Plant. No 30
  Doduo GSC 15 Route 22 or breeding No 18RB, 22Y
  Dodrio C 15 Trade a low level female Dragonair for one at Blackthorn City. No 29Y, 31RB
  Seel GSC 15 Breeding Yes 22Y, 28RB
  Grimer GSC 15 Celadon City or breeding No 23Y, 30RB
  Muk GSC 15 Celadon City No 16**, 28Y, 37RB
  Gastly GSC 15 Sprout Tower or breeding Yes 18
  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
  Gengar C 15 Evolve Haunter Yes 20Y, 25RB
  Hypno GSC 16 Route 11 No 26
  Exeggcute GSC 15 Headbutt trees in Johto or breeding Yes 20Y, 23RB
  Exeggutor GSC 15 Evolve Exeggcute Yes 20Y, 23RB
  Cubone GSC 15 Rock Tunnel or breeding Yes 16Y, 20RB
  Marowak GSC 15 Rock Tunnel No 24Y, 28RB
  Koffing GSC 15 Burned Tower or breeding Yes 30RB
  Weezing C 16 Burned Tower No 35RB
  Rhyhorn GSC 15 Breeding Yes 20Y, 25RB
  Kangaskhan GSC 15 Rock Tunnel or breeding No 15**, 25RB, 28Y
  Seaking GSC 15 Surf at Route 4 No 23RB, 30Y
  Electabuzz GSC 15GS, 16C Route 10 No 33R
  Magmar GS 15 Burned Tower No 34B
  Tauros GSC 15 Route 38 or breeding No 21Y, 26RB
  Eevee GSC 15 Celadon Game CornerGS or breeding No 25
  Vaporeon GSC 15 Evolve Eevee No 25
  Jolteon GSC 15 Evolve Eevee No 25
  Flareon GSC 15 Evolve Eevee No 25
  Porygon GSC 15 Celadon Game CornerC or breeding Yes 18B, 26RY
  Omanyte * 15 Trade an Omanyte or Omastar from a Generation I game and breed it No 20
  Kabuto * 15 Trade a Kabuto or Kabutops from a Generation I game and breed it No 20
  Aerodactyl GSC 15 Trade a low level Chansey for an Aerodactyl at Route 14 or breeding No 30
  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   Venusaur Grass Poison
006   Charizard Fire Flying
009   Blastoise Water
018   Pidgeot Normal Flying
075   Graveler Rock Ground
139   Omastar Rock Water
141   Kabutops Rock Water
144   Articuno Ice Flying
145   Zapdos Electric Flying
146   Moltres Fire Flying
149   Dragonite Dragon Flying

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



Trivia

  • 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.
    • Mr. Fix uses a level 15 Muk in Round 2, which is unobtainable without tradebacks or the Japanese Blue Version.
    • Fisher uses a level 15 Machamp, Kangaskhan and Golem in Round 2. A level 15 Machamp is unobtainable without tradebacks, and level 15 Golem and Kangaskhan are unobtainable without the Japanese Blue Version.
  • Some of the rental Pokémon are at an illegal level. All rentals are level 15, but not all species offered can be obtained at this level.
  • Some of the rental Pokémon also feature illegal movesets.
    • Poliwrath knows Double Slap at level 15. This move is learned by its Pre-evolutions at levels 25 and 26 respectively, while the maximum level allowed is level 20, meaning Poliwrath can not use Double Slap in the cup without glitches or tradebacks.
    • Cloyster knows Aurora Beam, Clamp and Supersonic at level 15. These moves are learned by its Pre-evolution at level 30, 23 and 18 respectively. The maximum level allowed is level 20, meaning Cloyster can not use Aurora Beam or Clamp in the cup without glitches or tradebacks. It also cannot use Supersonic at level 15 without glitches or tradebacks.
    • Gyarados knows Hydro Pump, Leer, and Bite at level 15. 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. A level 15 Gyarados caught in Yellow only comes with Tackle due to a change in learnset. Due to this, it is impossible for Gyarados to use Hydro Pump or Leer in the cup without glitches or tradebacks (with the latter requiring Pokémon Stadium 2's Move Relearner and the level 15 Gyarados on a Red, Green, or Blue cart). However, Bite can be used by a level 20 Gyarados, as it learns Bite at this level regardless of version.
  • Certain Pokémon are not offered as rentals, despite being available at a low enough level.
  • The music that plays during the final match of the Pika Cup in Stadium 1 contains remixed portions of the cave music from Red/Blue.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Pika Coupe
  German Pika-Cup
  Italian Pika-Coppa
  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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