Little Cup Rate My Team
Here you will find some of the most successful Little Cup teams in Black and White.
Little Cup Stage 3Little Cup
Despite the unassuming name, this team is straight from an LC metagame that featured threats such as Meditite and Gligar. This balanced team used some underrated threats, such as Slowpoke, to contend with these mighty Pokemon, and was one of the most successful Little Cup teams from this time period.
Little Cup Stage 4Little by Little
This team was created in an era after Carvanha, Gligar, Meditite, and Misdreavus were banned. At this time, we could see the rise of Dragon Dance Scraggy, which this team portrays. This team also exhibits some of the Pokemon that came back in usage as a result of the multiple bans.We've Made It
We've Made It is a bulky offense team that employs some niche sets on popular Pokemon to combat the more common threats of the metagame, such as Sand. It abuses one of the rising stars of the metagame, Mienfoo, and a very underrated Fighting check, Larvesta, to Volturn all over the opposition.sandmag
Since Sand is one of the two weathers available in LC, and has access to an incredible sweeper in Drilbur, this archetype is deadly when used correctly. This sandmag team, as appropriated by the title, uses Air Balloon Magnemite in order to trap and eliminate Bronzor, one of the most common counters to Sand Rush Drilbur, the team's main sweeper. This strategy effectively dominates most teams as Scarfers cannot outspeed Drilbur.
Little Cup Stage 5Shell Ya Later
After a massive four mon ban a few months prior, Gligar, Misdreavus, and Murkrow were unleashed on the public again. Shell Ya Later uses a couple of these Pokemon and focuses around an interesting SubRoost AcroGem Gligar. Some unique Pokemon used as backup include Choice Scarf Shellder, which dealt with both Murkrow and Gligar.We Like Pi
by Ray Jay
Posted at the end of the Gligar metagame, We Like Pi demonstrates a balanced team with the goal of sweeping with Dragon Dance Scraggy. This team uses some rare sets on very common Pokemon, such as defensive Gligar and Choice Scarf Misdreavus, to great success.
Little Cup Stage 6MMMMystery on the LC Express
After seeing Gligar rebanned in Little Cup, many formerly omnipresent threats dropped in usage. The new top three Pokemon emerged, the three M's: Murkrow, Misdreavus, and Mienfoo. This team uses all three of these Pokemon in order to beat down the opposition using this offensive team. A couple underrated sets are used in order to defeat these dominating Pokemon, the main lure here being Occa Berry Magnemite.
Little Cup Black/White 2LC Rising
Quite possibly one of the most popular recent teams, LC Rising uses many of the top threats still present nowadays, using bulky Mienfoo and SubRoost Murkrow. This team puts a hard stop to Sand teams using Choice Scarf Snover, a set which has defined the drop in Sand team usage. After the many bans, the metagame begins becoming stable at roughly this time period.Why be another grain of sand, when I can be a snowflake?
With the settling down of the LC metagame after the release of BW2, several underrated threats begin expressing themselves. This team employs two of them, but set up sweepers and cleaners that can tear unprepared teams apart. These two Pokemon are Bulk Up Timburr and Swords Dance Pawniard, which either employ brilliant bulk or powerful priority to tank or clean up the opposition.Overwhelming Power
In this tier full of bulky offense and balance, Overwhelming Power is a rare example of a Hyper Offensive team. It shows Dwebble's great hazards setting capabilities, and also abuses a rising Scraggy set, Hi Jump Kick with Knock Off, to nail most of its counters hard and weaken them for a lategame sweep. A dual Scarf strategy is also employed, which serves to shut down almost every sweeper in the metagame.Dogbirds
Dogbirds is a balanced offense team that stars one of the threats that came out of obscurity with BW2, which is Shell Smash Tirtouga. This team uses a Regenerator core to wear down the opponent's Pokemon until this bulky Shell Smash Tirtouga can come in, set up, and sweep.
These RMTs document the various metagames and playstyles Little Cup has experienced throughout Gen V, and each one tells its own story about this rich metagame.