Little Cup


Just because the Pokemon in the Little Cup are at level 5 doesn't mean that the tournament isn't a challenge. In fact, the Little Cup provides one of the best challenges in Pokemon Stadium 2. Trainers have virtually no margin for error. Power picks the top Rental team and strategies for winning, but you could do better by building your own team from scratch.

We Rented: Spearow, Abra, Machop, Chinchou, Wooper, Phanpy

BATTLE 1-YOUNGSTER: BERNIE

Togepi @ Focus Band
Encore
Metronome
Charm
Headbutt
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic

Omanyte @ King's Rock
Ancient Power
Bite
Surf
Constrict
Effective Pokemon: Chinchou - Spark / Abra - Psychic

Sunkern @ Miracle Seed
Sunny Day
Growth
Mega Drain
Absorb
Effective Pokemon: Spearow - Drill Peck / Abra - Psychic

Slugma @ Berry
Flamethrower
Rock Throw
Smog
Harden
Effective Pokemon: Chinchou - Water Gun / Abra - Psychic

Squirtle @ Mystic Water
Bite
Rapid Spin
Strength
Surf
Effective Pokemon: Chinchou - Spark / Abra - Psychic

Mankey @ Pink Bow
Cross Chop
Thunderpunch
Fire Punch
Ice Punch
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic

BATTLE 2-PICNICKER: BUENA

Igglybuff @ Berry Juice
Sweet Kiss
Fire Blast
Defense Curl
Rollout
Effective Pokemon: Machop - Vital Throw

Snubbull @ Berry
Lick
Take Down
Bite
Scary Face
Effective Pokemon: Machop - Vital Throw

Meowth @ Quick Claw
Screech
Headbutt
Bite
Thunder
Effective Pokemon: Machop - Vital Throw / Abra - Psychic

Pidgey @ Gold Berry
Mirror Move
Steel Wing
Gust
Mud-Slap
Effective Pokemon: Chinchou - Spark

Rattata @ Bright Powder
Quick Attack
Hyper Fang
Focus Energy
Dig
Effective Pokemon: Machop - Vital Throw / Abra - Psychic

Teddiursa @ Focus Band
Lick
Fury Swipes
Faint Attack
Thunderpunch
Effective Pokemon: Machop - Vital Throw

BATTLE 3-CAMPER: GRANT

Chikorita @ King's Rock
Swagger
Reflect
Razor Leaf
Headbutt
Effective Pokemon: Spearow - Drill Peck

Totodile @ Focus Band
Swagger
Slash
Surf
Screech
Effective Pokemon: Chinchou - Spark

Cyndaquil @ Quick Claw
Swagger
Flame Wheel
Dig
Quick Attack
Effective Pokemon: Phanpy - Earthquake / Chinchou - Water Gun

Diglett @ Berry Juice
Swagger
Sludge Bomb
Magnitude
Sand Attack
Effective Pokemon: Spearow - Drill Peck

Chinchou @ Berry
Confuse Ray
Spark
Thunder Wave
Take Down
Effective Pokemon: Phanpy - Earthquake

Bellsprout @ Miracle Berry
Slam
Stun Spore
Razor Leaf
Swagger
Effective Pokemon: Spearow - Drill Peck

BATTLE 4-POKEFAN: JANET

Tyrogue @ Focus Band
Double Team
Rock Smash
Frustration
Thief
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic / Spearow - Drill Peck

Paras @ Mint Berry
Spore
Slash
Double Team
Sludge Bomb
Effective Pokemon: Spearow - Drill Peck

Geodude @ Soft Sand
Double Team
Magnitude
Rock Throw
Selfdestruct
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic

Spinarak @ Miracle Seed
Double Team
Sludge Bomb
Psychic
Spider Web
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic / Spearow - Drill Peck

Zubat @ Quick Claw
Double Team
Toxic
Wing Attack
Leech Life
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic

Sandshrew @ Bitter Berry
Double Team
Swift
Dig
Sandstorm
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic / Wooper - Surf

BATTLE 5-SCHOOLBOY: CLARK

Mareep @ Magnet
Hidden Power
Headbutt
Thunder Wave
Thunder
Effective Pokemon: Phanpy - Earthquake / Wooper - Dig

Ekans @ Poison Sting
Hidden Power
Protect
Wrap
Poison Sting
Effective Pokemon: Phanpy - Earthquake / Wooper - Dig

Natu @ Berry
Hidden Power
Swagger
Psych Up
Confuse Ray
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic & Thief

Growlithe @ Miracle Berry
Hidden Power
Take Down
Dig
Flame Wheel
Effective Pokemon: Phanpy - Earthquake / Wooper - Dig

Smoochum @ Quick Claw
Hidden Power
Psychic
Sing
Sweet Kiss
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic & Thief

Larvitar @ Focus Band
Hidden Power
Bite
Sandstorm
Earthquake
Effective Pokemon: Phanpy - Earthquake / Wooper - Dig

BATTLE 6-SWIMMER: CORA

Cleffa @ Berry Juice
Attract
Headbutt
Zap Cannon
Sweet Kiss
Effective Pokemon: Machop - Vital Throw / Spearow - Mirror Move

Dratini @ King's Rock
Surf
Attract
Blizzard
Dragonbreath
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic

Hoothoot @ Bright Powder
Hypnosis
Attract
Steel Wing
Return
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic

Oddish @ Berry
Stun Spore
Sludge Bomb
Attract
Giga Drain
Effective Pokemon: Spearow - Drill Peck / Abra - Psychic

Wooper @ Scope Lens
Earthquake
Sludge Bomb
Attract
Iron Tail
Effective Pokemon: Spearow - Drill Peck

Kabuto @ Quick Claw
Ancientpower
Mega Drain
Attract
Swagger
Effective Pokemon: Machop - Vital Throw

BATTLE 7-TEACHER: TINA

Elekid @ Magnet
Thunderbolt
Dynamic Punch
Quick Attack
Screech
Effective Pokemon: Phanpy - Earthquake

Sentret @ Beserk Gene
Quick Attack
Fire Punch
Dig
Ice Punch
Effective Pokemon: Machop - Vital Throw

Vulpix @ King's Rock
Confuse Ray
Quick Attack
Flamethrower
Safeguard
Effective Pokemon: Phanpy - Earthquake / Chinchou - Water Gun

Eevee @ Berry
Quick Attack
Bite
Iron Tail
Sand-Attack
Effective Pokemon: Machop - Vital Throw

Scyther @ Berry
Quick Attack
Wing Attack
Double Team
Focus Energy
Effective Pokemon: Chinchou - Spark

Swinub @ Bright Powder
Blizzard
Take Down
Mist
Endure
Effective Pokemon: Chinchou - Water Gun

BATTLE 8-POKEFAN: REX

Pichu @ Focus Band
Thunder
Sweet Kiss
Attract
Return
Effective Pokemon: Phanpy - Earthquake

Gastly @ King's Rock
Hypnosis
Confuse Ray
Psychic
Shadow Ball
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic / Chinchou - Spark

Magby @ Quick Claw
Confuse Ray
Fire Blast
Headbutt
Iron Tail
Effective Pokemon: Phanpy - Earthquake / Chinchou - Water Gun

Chansey @ Pink Bow
Icy Wind
Egg Bomb
Thunder
Iron Tail
Effective Pokemon: Machop - Vital Throw / Phanpy - Earthquake

Poliwag @ Nevermeltice
Hypnosis
Body Slam
Blizzard
Surf
Effective Pokemon: Chinchou - Water Gun

Abra @ Gold Berry
Psychic
Zap Cannon
Hidden Power
Fire Punch
Effective Pokemon: Abra - Psychic /Phanpy - Earthquake