Poké Cup

Poké Cup (Japanese: ニンテンドウカップ Nintendo Cup) is one of the four Stadium Cups, appearing in both Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2. It is presented as being the officially-sponsored Pokémon League tournament.

The Cup has a level restriction on it as well, only allowing Pokémon between the levels of 50 and 55 to compete. In addition, the three-Pokémon team chosen by the player at the beginning of a battle may not have a total level sum above 155. This means as well that the six-Pokémon team chosen to compete can't have more than four Pokémon of level 55.

There are four levels that may be challenged; each level up must be unlocked by defeating the eight Trainers on the previous level.

Rules

Poké Cup
Rules
Level Limit?  50-55
Total Level?  155
Sleep Clause?  Yes
Freeze Clause?  Yes
Species Clause?  Yes
Item Clause?  Yes
Self-KO Clause?  Yes
Event Clause?  Yes
Time Limit?  No

Banned Pokémon
150   Mewtwo Psychic
151   Mew Psychic
249   Lugia Psychic Flying
250   Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251   Celebi Psychic Grass

Rental Pokémon

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

All rental Pokémon are level 50, and all eligible species are offered. This means that Dragonite and Tyranitar are underleveled.

Trainers

Pokémon Stadium

Round 1

For a list of all Round 1 Trainers in Pokémon Stadium, see Poké Cup/Stadium Round 1

Round 2

For a list of all Round 2 Trainers in Pokémon Stadium, see Poké Cup/Stadium Round 2

Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1

For a list of all Round 1 Trainers in Pokémon Stadium 2, see Poké Cup/Stadium 2 Round 1

Round 2

For a list of all Round 2 Trainers in Pokémon Stadium 2, see Poké Cup/Stadium 2 Round 2

Trivia

  • The Poké Cup that appears in Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon Stadium 1 is based on the Nintendo Cup '97, a real life event that took place in Japan that year.
  • The Poké Cup that appears in Pokémon Stadium 2 is also based on another real life event: the Nintendo Cup 2000.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Poké Coupe
  Spanish Poké 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 TowerKids ClubMobile StadiumMystery GiftPokémon LabVictory Palace


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