Standard Cup

Standard Cup (Japanese: スタンダードカップ Standard 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. Matches are conducted with single battles (1-on-1), with the exception of Double Battle mode. Flat Battle mode is only available in HeartGold and SoulSilver.


The following restrictions are observed in the Standard 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.
  • "Special Pokémon" may not be entered. This includes "Banned 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.

Rule variants

Double Cup

The Double Cup (Japanese: ダブルカップ Double Cup) follows similar restrictions as the Standard Cup, the only difference being able to choose four Pokémon instead of three. Matches are conducted with Double Battles (2-on-2), with the exception of Single Battle mode.

In other languages

Standard Cup

Language Title
  French Coupe Standard
  German Standard Cup
  Italian Coppa Standard
  Korean 스탠더드 컵 Standard Cup
  Spanish Copa Normal

Double Cup

Language Title
  French Coupe Double
  German Doppel Cup
  Italian Coppa in Doppio
  Korean 더블 컵 Double Cup
  Spanish Copa Doble

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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