Prime Cup

Prime Cup (Japanese: ウルトラカップ Ultra Cup) is one of the four Stadium Cups in Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2.

Prime Cup trophy

In Pokémon Stadium, the Prime Cup is the only Cup that does not originate from Pokémon Yellow's Colosseum 2. Instead, it is based on the regular Colosseum battles, which have no special limitations. As a result, all Pokémon, including powerful Legendary Pokémon such as Mewtwo, are allowed. There are no level restrictions in the Prime Cup, so all of the opponents will have level 100 Pokémon.

This is the only area in the Pokémon Stadium series where the elusive Mew and Celebi can be found. In Pokémon Stadium, the male Cooltrainer will have a Mew during the final battle of the Prime Cup division, while Cooltrainer Marty will have a Mew during the Round 1 Prime Cup in Pokémon Stadium 2. Likewise, Cooltrainer Marty will have a Celebi during the Round 2 Prime Cup in Pokémon Stadium 2. Also, Mew will be available as a rental Pokémon for Pokémon Stadium's Round 2 Prime Cup, while Mew and Celebi will be available as rentals in Pokémon Stadium 2's Round 2 Prime Cup.

In Pokémon Stadium, there are four levels of difficulty: Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, and Master Ball. In Pokémon Stadium 2, there is only one level of difficulty.


Prime Cup
Level Limit?  Unlimited
Total Level?  Unlimited
Sleep Clause?  Yes
Freeze Clause?  Yes
Species Clause?  Yes
Item Clause?  Yes
Self-KO Clause?  Yes
Event Clause?  Yes
Time Limit?  No

Rental Pokémon

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


Pokémon Stadium

Round 1

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

Round 2

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

Pokémon Stadium 2

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

In other languages

Language Title
  French Coupe Élite
  Spanish Súper 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 Club
Mobile StadiumMystery GiftPokémon LabVictory Palace

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