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Nintendo Cup 2000 Resource Hub:
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Since the format is being added to Pokemon Showdown imminently, I put together this thread for the format.

Introduction and Some History:
Nintendo Cup 2000 is the oldest official format in GSC, initially being played in an exhibition game at Spaceworld 2000. There were then eight televised tournaments played in Tokyo, Miyagi, Osaka. Kochi, Shimane, Ishikawa, Yamagata, Kumamoto, Hokkaido, and Aichi, with the winners of those tournaments playing in a final tournament (source). The finals were played on January 14, 2001, where Yuki Sato’s Reversal Heracross brought the game back from being 3 to 1 (link to a VHS recording of the finals and here is a link to a higher quality recording of just the battle itself) being watched on television by thousands. Ever since the official tournament back in 2001, the format has been played ever since, with many tournaments on a Japanese simulator, Gym Leaders Castle, being played until today with up to 178 participants in one tournament (source). Suffice it to say, the format is very popular and has been ever since its inception.

How Nintendo Cup 2000 is different from Overused:
Nintendo Cup 2000 and GSC Overused are radically different formats, while the top metagame threats are the same in both formats and they share the same clauses, in every other aspect the format plays completely differently.

As players of BSS (Battle Stadium Singles or Battle Spot Singles) can attest to, building teams in a “Bring 6 Choose 3” format differs significantly from building in 6v6 formats since your team must allow for you to change which combination of Pokemon you are choosing without a significant decrease in performance. This is very different from building in 6v6 formats such as Overused where Pokemon can specialize more into specific roles, and takes a lot of experience to get used to. Furthermore, the 3v3 nature of the format means surprising move choices have much more impact and can outright win games and winning consistently can come down to being able to balance flexibility in which three you choose with unpredictable move choices.

The next major difference in building teams for Nintendo Cup 2000 comes in the form of a unique rule specific to Nintendo Cup formats and some Stadium formats, the levels system. This rule forces all Pokemon to be between levels 50 and 55 (inclusive) and limits the combined level total of the three Pokemon which are chosen to be at most 155. In practice, this means that your Pokemon are all at level 50 with 5 levels to distribute amongst your 3 Pokemon going into battle. This change means you are locked out of using specific Pokemon without investing levels into them, for example, to use Tyranitar, it must be at level 55, since Pupitar only evolves into Tyranitar at level 55. How the levels are distributed amongst your Pokemon changes how your Pokemon operate in a team significantly, with a level 55 Pokemon being approximately 20% bulkier than its level 50 counterpart, due to the approximately 10% increase in both Health as well as Defense or Special Defense stacking, while only doing 10% more damage per hit.

Teambuilding in Nintendo Cup 2000 further diverges from GSC Overused with the additions of Team Preview, Event Moves Clause, and Item Clause. With the addition of Team Preview, both players can see what possible combinations of Pokemon their opponent could bring and choose their three Pokemon accordingly, this lowers the variance of the format significantly from what it would be otherwise and makes Pokemon that rely on their opponent not bringing a hard counter much worse, helping stabilize the format. Event Moves Clause prevents moves only available from events from being used, which mainly affects Snorlax and Vaporeon as they no longer have access to Lovely Kiss and Growth respectively which can affect the viability of some Pokemon however it should not be too problematic. Item Clause is one of the most important changes in rulesets from GSC Overused since it puts a limit on how widespread Leftovers is. Leftovers are one of the most defining parts of the GSC Overused metagame, and by limiting its distribution, offensive play becomes far more impactful.

The last important change to touch on is the use of moves from Pokemon Crystal. Officially, when the format was first played, moves from Pokemon Crystal were banned (source)—likely because Pokemon Crystal released mid-way through the tournament (the tournament this format was initially played in went from November 3, 2000, which was a holiday to December 23, 2000, and Pokemon Crystal released December 14, 2000)—however since then, moves from Pokemon Crystal are usually allowed in tournaments played in Japan (they also usually play on Pokemon Stadium 2 instead of on cartridge as far as I am aware). Due to policy reasons, the default option has them disabled, however, by challenging a player through a command (see below) you will be able to challenge a player with them enabled (when the format is added to Pokemon Showdown). The disabling of these moves change some key Pokemon dramatically—most notably Marowak cannot gain Swords Dance through an Egg move, Eevee and its evolutions cannot learn Baton Pass, Cloyster no longer learns Spikes, and the lack of the Move Tutor in Gold and Silver heavily limits the distribution of Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, and Flamethrower.

/challenge USERNAME, gen2nintendocup2000 @@@ ! Nintendo Cup 2000 Move Legality

How to use the command:
In any place you can type on Pokemon Showdown, you can type the command given above, replace USERNAME with the username of the player you are challenging, and press Enter to send a request for a match with moves from Pokemon Crystal allowed. Two common places this can be done are in chatrooms or private messages (in private messages you do not need to type USERNAME since it knows who you are referring to by default based on who you are talking to), as shown in this image.
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Overall, the changes given above make for a much faster-paced metagame than GSC Overused. The quick pace of these games makes Spikes less important while moves such as Explosion, Self-Destruct, Perish Song, and Destiny Bond, which allows for the user to perform one-for-one trades or guarantee a single Knockout, become more central to the metagame as the benefits of a single Knockout are felt much more strongly due to the limited number of Pokemon on each side. In Overused, a predicted switch may grant the user initiative however in this format it may win the game outright from the first turn, making each decision feel more dramatic and impactful.

Viability Rankings (with Crystal moves allowed):
As mentioned previously, ever since the original tournament was played, the format is usually played on Pokemon Stadium 2 with moves from Pokemon Crystal allowed. This means, to my knowledge a tier list for Nintendo Cup 2000 as it originally was played does not exist. However, there are many resources available in Japanese for Pokemon Crystal, such as this viability ranking by Chio which I will be presenting in this guide.

S tier:
:snorlax:

S- tier:
:cloyster: :zapdos:

A+ tier:
:venusaur: :misdreavus: :raikou:

A tier:
:machamp: :exeggutor: :starmie: :heracross: :skarmory: :tyranitar:

A- Tier:
:alakazam: :marowak: :moltres: :umbreon: :steelix: :miltank: :blissey: :suicune:

B+ tier:
:charizard: :golem: :gengar: :kangaskhan: :tauros: :meganium: :typhlosion: :forretress: :porygon2:

B tier:
:nidoking: :muk: :electrode: :weezing: :electabuzz: :jolteon: :dragonite: :houndoom: :donphan:

B- tier:
:blastoise: :tentacruel: :jynx: :aerodactyl: :articuno: :ampharos: :scizor: :kingdra: :smeargle: :entei:

When nominating Viability Rankings changes, be sure to meet the following requirements;
  • There's proper evidence to support your claim. Replays and calculations are very helpful here. Theories are ok but demonstrating it in a game is best.
  • You've played the metagame and can demonstrate your knowledge of the subject when constructing your point.

TL;DR, post intelligently.

Resources
This will expand as more resources are produced or found.

:snorlax: Pokemon Battle Historia
A Japanese website dedicated to Gen 1-2 run by Gold, centred on Nintendo's official formats, which are how they're played over there. They have their own analyses and VR from Gold's point of view.

:snorlax: Gym Leader's Castle Game Discussion Wiki
A Japanese website focused on exploring the Nintendo Cup 2000 metagame, with viability rankings, strategies, and team analyses.

:snorlax: Differences Between GSC Overused and Poke Cup
A thread by Chio that covers the differences in strategies between GSC Overused and Poke Cup, which is what Nintendo Cup 2000 is called on Pokemon Stadium 2 (they are for the most part the same with some minor mechanical changes).

:snorlax: Sample Teams
Here is a list of sample teams for Nintendo Cup 2000, found here, and translated to PokePaste at this link by myself.
 

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According to Chio, the first rounds of the original tournament also used Pokemon Stadium 2. He says that Nintendo allowed the contestants to use the game before it was officially launched. This might sound hard to believe, but actually it isn’t because the players only had to bring their Pokemon games and Transfer Paks to the event where Nintendo employees lent them Pokemon Stadium 2.
 
What a wonderful thread!
And thank you for implementing the Nintendo Cup!
As far as I can see, what is all written is correct.

I hope that Viability Rankings will be updated by everyone at smogon.
There are several Viability Rankings in Japan, but they are not even integrated in format and lack objectivity.
And, It assumes that the evasion move is allowed(in Japan, there isn't evasion move clause) , so some species (eg Kangaskhan, Articuno) are unreasonably high rank.
Certainly, this is a rule that Japanese players are good at, but international players don't have to hesitate.
The Nintendo Cup 2000 tournament is held on the server introduced by cherryb0ng, and it shows that if you are a GSCOU player, you can also play well on Nintendo Cup 2000.
 
Nintendo Cup 2000 Suggested Ruleset

Hi all, this is the suggested ruleset that the Smogon and the Japanese Nintendo Cup 2000 communities built for international matches of the format.

As Shellnuts said, Nintendo Cup 2000 was a real life tournament that took place at the end of 2000 and the beginning of 2001. The format was included in the popular game Pokémon Stadium 2, which was used to host the tournament. In the international regions, the Nintendo Cup 2000 was known as the Poké Cup and had the same rules than its Japanese counterpart.

Returning to this rulesest, the Japanese and the international players created it with the objective of making the format more fair and more interesting. Please take into account that, as its name says, these rules are just a suggestion, if you disagree with them, you are free to make any changes that you want.

-Enter with six pokémon

-Species Clause

-Level restrictions:
All of your pokemon must be between levels 50-55.

-Uber pokémon are banned

-You can't have pokémon that have the name of other species, e.g. a Snorlax called Electrode

-Item Clause

-Evasion Moves are banned

-One Hit KO Moves are banned

-It is banned to have one or more pokémon with these moves in the same set:
Mean Look or Spider Web and Baton Pass.

-It is also banned to have one or more pokémon with these moves in the same set: Mean Look or Spider Web and a move that causes Sleep in the opponent.

-Event Moves from New York and Japan are banned, this includes those that are common in both regions like Sing Pikachu or Ancient Power Venusaur; however, Event Moves can be allowed if the players/TOs agree to it.

-All the moves that are not banned are allowed:
This includes moves that were released in Pokémon Crystal like Spikes Cloyster and moves that were released in Pokémon Stadium 2 like Earthquake Gligar.

-Bright Powder is banned

-Team Preview is enforced, even if you play in cartridge

-In Team Preview you have to reveal the name of the species of your pokémon, their genders and the names of the pokemon that don't have items

-Choose three out of six pokémon:
Battles are of 3 VS 3.

-The sum limit of the three chosen pokémon must be between 150 and 155

-Match time limit:
The TO/players can enforce a time limit of up to 90 minutes. In the case of simulators, they can use a turn limit of up to 90 instead.

-Selection time limit: The TO/players can enforce a time limit for selecting actions of up to 1 minute and 30 seconds.

-Pokémon Stadium 2's Sleep Clause: Pokémon that use Rest activate Sleep Clause; however, players can use Rest even if they already have another pokémon sleeping.

-In Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal, Freeze Clause is not enforced; however, in Pokémon Stadium 2 it is always enforced.

-Self KO Clause for Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal:
If your last pokémon uses Self-Destruct or Explosion, you lose; on the other hand, if your last pokémon uses Destiny Bond and it succeeds you lose; finally, if your last pokémon uses Perish Song and dies due to its effect, you lose too. Self KO Clause is always enforced, it doesn't matter if your last pokémon doesn't have PPs for other moves that don't break the clause.

-Self KO Clause for Pokémon Stadium 2: If your last pokémon uses Self-Destruct or Explosion, you lose; on the other hand, Destiny Bond and Perish Song always fail when they're used by your last pokémon.

-Recoil Moves Clause: If both players' last pokémon faints due to a Recoil move, then the win is given to the player whose pokémon used the move.

-If the time of the match ends during the attacking phase, the actions of that phase will still be taken into account to determine the match results

-If the time of the match ends during the selecting action phase, the players still will be able to decide their last action and the results of the next attacking phase will also be taken into account to decide the match results

-If the time of the match ends when a player is changing pokémon via Batton Pass, he will still be able to change his pokémon and the results of that action phase will still be taken into account to determine the match results

-Tiebraker criteria:
If the match reaches its time/turn limit the winner will be decided using these criteria in the following order: number of remaining pokémon, sum of Hit Points percentages of the remaining pokémon. The player that has the highest number will win.

-What happens when there's a draw: If after applying the tiebraker criteria the draw persists, the TO/players will decide the action they consider more convenient, e.g.: keeping the draw, repeating the match or choosing the winner using a random game (tossing a coin, throwing dices, using a command, etc.).


Now I'll give a brief explanation of why we changed some rules of the original format:

-You can't have pokémon that have the name of other species: This is to prevent players from cheating in the Team Preview when the format is played with the Game Boy Color games (Gold, Silver and Crystal). A player could hide the true identity of his pokémon by giving them the name of other species, this would give him an unfair advantage and make his opponent to select bad his pokémon.

-Evasion Moves are banned: In the original tournament and in Pokémon Stadium 2 these moves were allowed; however, we decided to ban them for the same reason they're not allowed in formats like Overused: Evasion Moves make the game more luck based and give an unfair advantage to bulky pokémon and/or pokémon that have Bright Powder.

-One Hit KO Moves are banned: These moves were also allowed in the original event and in Pokémon Stadium 2; however, they're now banned in Japan and the rest of the World. These moves are banned for similar reasons than those of Evasion Moves: they reward more luck than skill. One Hit KO Moves make pokémon like Rest Talk Tauros with Fissure and Horn Drill dangerous and the only way to counter them is using a faster pokémon like Starmie or Alakazam with Substitute and Recover.

-It is banned to have one or more pokémon with Mean Look or Spider Web and Baton Pass in the same set: This combination was recently banned in Overused, a similar format, because it was considered broken.

Umbreon with Mean Look, Baton Pass and Confuse Ray is dangerous because it has high Hit Points, defenses and can recover health with Moon Light or Rest so it can trap almost any pokémon and leave it at the mercy of an appropriate counter even if the victim has Roar or Whirliwind.

Players that defend the strategy argue that it is bad because it has a success rate of 25 % against Phazers that switch in; however, since Umbreon is sturdy and Mean Look has eight Power Points, it means that Umbreon has eight opportunities to trap the opponent (and things get worse if Umbreon has Bright Powder).

-It is banned to have one or more pokémon with Mean Look or Spider Web and a move that causes Sleep in the opponent in the same set: This combination is considered broken because it gives an unfair advantage to pokémon like Gengar or Jynx which can use Mean Look to trap you, Hypnosis or Lovely Kiss to put you to Sleep and Perish Song to kill you and then repeat the process. Smeargle with Spider Web, Spore and Perish Song is also dangerous if this rule is not enforced.

-Pokémon Crystal and Pokémon Stadium 2 moves are allowed: These moves were only banned during the first part of the original tournament because both games had not been released yet; however, once Crystal and Stadium 2 were released, their exclusive moves were allowed, in fact, the Japanese players have allowed them for 21 years.

-Event Moves from New York and Japan are banned: This is to make matches between Japanese and International players more even because pokémon like Lovely Kiss Snorlax don't exist in Japan and pokémon like Pay Day Rapidash and Encore Donphan are impossible to get in the international Gen 2 games.

-Bright Powder is banned: This item is banned in all Smogon formats in all generations (the only exception is the Anything Goes format). Bright Powder reduces the accuracy of all of the opponent's moves by 7.8125 %.

In practical terms, Bright Powder is more powerful than using Double Team once because the user doesn't have to spend a turn to activate its effect. Bright Powder's effect is active as long as its user is on the battlefield; if the opponent switches out, the new Pokémon gets affected as soon as it arrives on the battlefield; same goes if the user switches out, each time that it returns to the battlefield, Bright Powder's effect activates.

Bright Powder is independent of Sand Attack, which means that its user can lower the accuracy of the opponent six more times, so an attack like Earthquake would end up with an accuracy of 30.421875 % (and if Evasion Moves were allowed and the user of Bright Powder used Double Team or Minimize six times, then Earthquake's accuracy would drop to 10.03921875 %!!!).

Feint Attack, Swift, Vital Throw, Thunder while raining and any move used after Lock on or Mind Reader connected are unnaffected by Bright Powder; however, all those moves or combinations are rare or situational; on the other hand, Haze is useless against Bright Powder; finally, stealing Bright Powder could create situations where one team had two of them, which would only worsen things.

When Bright Powder was allowed on Item Clause formats it turned the game into a luckfest where explosions missed and Thunder didn't hit five times in a row.

Bright Powder is broken because its effect is permanent and can't be denied and because it has no reliable counters, that's why it is banned in all Smogon formats and why we recommend you to ban it on Nintendo Cup 2000 and other Item Clause formats.


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Hi,

I'm a Gen 1 and Gen 2 player. Recently, me and few friends have replaced the batteries on our cartridges and restarted Gen 2 on the original or clone (for some) hardware.
In the end, we plan to play on a N64 and Stadium 2.

I've read some great posts here and I just registered here to thank you for this nice summary thread and other very good useful information posted by chio in some other threads.

We'll play with the rules mentionned here above (basically adding some additional restrictions than what Stadium 2 has - ex. Sleep/Trap, OHKO, evasion, ...).
 
Gen II Event Moves

CherryB0ng
and I built a list of all the pokémon with special moves that were released in real life events like those that took place in the New York City Pokémon Center; we classified them by country and then by Tier. The list doesn't include pokémon that can learn their Event Moves by other means, e.g. Elekid with Dizzy Punch can also be obtained with the Odd Egg in Pokémon Crystal; finally, pokémon that can learn their Event Moves after leveling up are also not included, e.g. Jynx with Metronome is not included because she can also learn that move with the TM35 in Gen I. Without further ado, here is the list of all the pokémon with Event Moves:

These are the Event Moves that were exclusive of Japan:

-Donphan with Encore
-Fearow with Pay Day
-Raichu with Fly
-Rapidash with Pay Day


-Pikachu with Fly


-Magikarp with Dragon Rage
-Phanpy with Encore


These are the Event Moves that were exclusive of New York:

-Blissey with Sweet Scent
-Exeggutor with Sweet Scent
-Forretress with Substitute
-Golem with Rapid Spin
-Heracross with Seismic Toss
-Machamp with False Swipe
-Machamp with Thrash
-Marowak with Fury Cutter
-Miltank with Mega Kick
-Midreavus with Hypnosis
-Nidoking with Lovely Kiss
-Nidoking with Morning Sun
-Nidoking with Sweet Kiss
-Skarmory with Fury Cutter
-Snorlax with Lovely Kiss
-Snorlax with Splash
-Snorlax with Sweet Kiss
-Starmie with Twister
-Steelix with Sharpen
-Tyranitar with Rage
-Umbreon with Growth
-Vaporeon with Growth


-Aerodactyl with Rock Throw
-Aipom with Mimic
-Alakazam with Foresight
-Ariados with Growth
-Azumarill with Dizzy Punch
-Azumarill with Hydro Pump
-Azumarill with Scary Face
-Bellossom with Leech Seed
-Blastoise with Zap Cannon
-Clefable with Scary Face
-Crobat with Flail
-Delibird with Pay Day
-Delibird with Spikes
-Dewgong with Flail
-Dodrio with Low Kick
-Donphan with Absorb
-Dragonite with Hydro Pump
-Dunsparce with Fury Attack
-Dunsparce with Horn Drill
-Electabuzz with Pursuit
-Electrode with Agility
-Espeon with Growth
-Farfetch'd with Fury Cutter
-Fearow with Sonic Boom
-Flareon with Growth
-Granbull with Lovely Kiss
-Golduck with Tri Attack
-Gyarados with Bubble
-Gyarados with Reversal
-Hitmontop with Rage
-Hypno with Amnesia
-Jolteon with Growth
-Jumpluff with Agility
-Kabutops with Rock Throw
-Kangaskhan with Faint Attack
-Kingdra with Haze
-Kingler with Metal Claw
-Lanturn with Light Screen
-Lapras with Bite
-Lapras with Future Sight
-Ledian with Barrier
-Lickitung with Double Slap
-Magmar with Faint Attack
-Magneton with Agility
-Mantine with Gust
-Mr. Mime with Mind Reader
-Murkrow with Beat Up
-Nidoqueen with Lovely Kiss
-Nidoqueen with Moonlight
-Nidoqueen with Sweet Kiss
-Octillery with Amnesia
-Octillery with Mist
-Omastar with Rock Throw
-Parasect with Synthesis
-Piloswine with Whirlwind
-Pinsir with Rock Throw
-Politoed with Growth
-Politoed with Lovely Kiss
-Politoed with Sweet Kiss
-Poliwrath with Growth
-Poliwrath with Lovely Kiss
-Poliwrath with Sweet Kiss
-Porygon2 with Barrier
-Quagsire with Scary Face
-Qwilfish with Double Edge
-Raichu with Scary Face
-Rapidash with Low Kick
-Scizor with Sonic Boom
-Seaking with Swords Dance
-Sneasel with Moonlight
-Stantler with Safeguard
-Sudowoodo with Substitute
-Sunflora with Splash
-Tangela with Synthesis
-Tauros with Quick Attack
-Tentacruel with Confuse Ray
-Typhlosion with Double Edge
-Ursaring with Sweet Scent
-Victreebel with Lovely Kiss
-Victreebel with Sweet Kiss
-Vileplume with Leech Seed
-Wigglytuff with Scary Face
-Wobbuffet with Mimic
-Xatu with Safeguard
-Yanma with Steel Wing
-Yanma with Sweet Kiss


-Clefairy with Scary Face
-Dragonair with Hydro Pump
-Gloom with Leech Seed
-Golbat with Flail
-Graveler with Rapid Spin
-Jygglypuff with Scary Face
-Kadabra with Foresight
-Machoke with False Swipe
-Machoke with Thrash
-Nidorina with Lovely Kiss
-Nidorina with Moonlight
-Nidorina with Sweet Kiss
-Nidorino with Lovely Kiss
-Nidorino with Morning Sun
-Nidorino with Sweet Kiss
-Pikachu with Scary Face
-Poliwhirl with Growth
-Poliwhirl with Lovely Kiss
-Poliwhirl with Sweet Kiss
-Pupitar with Rage
-Quilava with Double Edge
-Seadra with Haze
-Skiploom with Agility
-Wartortle with Zap Cannon
-Weepinbell with Lovely Kiss
-Weepinbell with Sweet Kiss


-Chansey with Sweet Scent
-Scyther with Sonic Boom


-Abra with Foresight
-Bellsprout with Lovely Kiss
-Bellsprout with Sweet Kiss
-Chinchou with Light Screen
-Cleffa with Scary Face
-Cubone with Fury Cutter
-Cyndaquil with Double Edge
-Doduo with Low Kick
-Dratini with Hydro Pump
-Drowzee with Amnesia
-Eevee with Growth
-Elekid with Pursuit
-Exeggcute with Sweet Scent
-Geodude with Rapid Spin
-Goldeen with Swords Dance
-Hoppip with Agility
-Horsea with Haze
-Igglybuff with Mimic
-Igglybuff with Scary Face
-Kabuto with Rock Throw
-Krabby with Metal Claw
-Larvitar with Rage
-Ledyba with Barrier
-Machop with False Swipe
-Machop with Thrash
-Magby with Faint Attack
-Magikarp with Bubble
-Magikarp with Reversal
-Magnemite with Agility
-Marill with Dizzy Punch
-Marill with Hydro Pump
-Marill with Scary Face
-Natu with Safeguard
-Nidoran female with Lovely Kiss
-Nidoran female with Moonlight
-Nidoran female with Sweet Kiss
-Nidoran male with Lovely Kiss
-Nidoran male with Morning Sun
-Nidoran male with Sweet Kiss
-Oddish with Leech Seed
-Omanyte with Rock Throw
-Onix with Sharpen
-Paras with Synthesis
-Phanpy with Absorb
-Pichu with Scary Face
-Pineco with Substitute
-Poliwag with Growth
-Poliwag with Lovely Kiss
-Poliwag with Sweet Kiss
-Ponyta with Low Kick
-Porygon with Barrier
-Psyduck with Tri Attack
-Remoraid with Amnesia
-Remoraid with Mist
-Seel with Flail
-Snubbull with Lovely Kiss
-Spearow with Sonic Boom
-Spinarak with Growth
-Squirtle with Zap Cannon
-Staryu with Twister
-Sunkern with Splash
-Swinub with Whirlwind
-Teddiursa with Sweet Scent
-Tentacool with Confuse Ray
-Tyrogue with Rage
-Voltorb with Agility
-Wooper with Scary Face
-Zubat with Flail


These Event Moves were released in both Japan and New York:

-Jynx with Petal Dance


-Charizard with Crunch
-Clefable with Petal Dance
-Clefable with Swift
-Feraligatr with Submission
-Furret with Dizzy Punch
-Golduck with Petal Dance
-Meganium with Petal Dance
-Noctowl with Night Shade
-Quagsire with Belly Drum
-Raichu with Petal Dance
-Raichu with Sing
-Venusaur with Ancient Power
-Wigglytuff with Petal Dance


-Bayleef with Petal Dance
-Charmeleon with Crunch
-Clefairy with Petal Dance
-Clefairy with Swift
-Croconaw with Submission
-Ivysaur with Ancient Power
-Jigglypuff with Petal Dance
-Pikachu with Petal Dance
-Pikachu with Sing


-Bulbasaur with Ancient Power
-Charmander with Crunch
-Chikorita with Petal Dance
-Cleffa with Petal Dance
-Cleffa with Swift
-Hoothoot with Night Shade
-Igglybuff with Petal Dance
-Pichu with Petal Dance
-Pichu with Sing
-Psyduck with Petal Dance
-Sentret with Dizzy Punch
-Smoochum with Metronome
-Smoochum with Petal Dance
-Totodile with Submission
-Wooper with Belly Drum


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Source: Bulbapedia
 
Nintendo Cup 2000 Sample Teams

Here are 27 samples that were built by the experts to help those that want to play this fun format. Teams 1 to 5 were built between the international and Japanese players, while teams 6 to 27 were created by the Japanese players alone (these teams were translated by Shellnuts, while Beelzemon 2003 and FOMG fixed some minor mistakes). Without further ado, here are the teams:

Team 1

Author: Beelzemon 2003

:Exeggutor: :Starmie: :Rhydon: :Snorlax: :Zapdos: :Suicune:

Coconut (Exeggutor) (M) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Giga Drain
- Psychic
- Explosion
- Leech Seed

Starmie @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Surf
- Psychic
- Thunder Wave
- Recover

BUFFY (Rhydon) (M) @ Quick Claw
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Return
- Flamethrower
- Curse
- Rest

Zapdos @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Def
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Suicune @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Roar
- Rest


Team 2

Authors: Beelzemon 2003, Chio and the Parrot 99

:Jynx: :Starmie: :Marowak: :Porygon2: :Snorlax: :Zapdos:

LOLA (Jynx)
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Ice Beam
- Psychic
- Thief
- Lovely Kiss

Starmie @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Surf
- Psychic
- Thunder Wave
- Recover

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Enigami (Porygon2) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Return
- Ice Beam
- Curse
- Recover

Snorlax (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Flamethrower
- Rest

Zapdos @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Def
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Rest
- Sleep Talk


Team 3

Authors: Beelzemon 2003, Chio, Friend of Mr. Golem 120 and MissingNo.

:Gengar: :Heracross: :Skarmory: :Snorlax: :Raikou: :Tyranitar:

Faust (Gengar) (M) @ Polkadot Bow
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Thunderbolt
- Fire Punch
- Ice Punch
- Explosion

Heracross (M) @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 6 HP / 24 Atk / 24 Def
- Megahorn
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Skarmory (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: None
Level: 50
- Drill Peck
- Curse
- Whirlwind
- Rest

Snorlax (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Curse
- Rest

Raikou @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Def
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Tyranitar (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Rock Slide
- Crunch
- Earthquake
- Flamethrower


Team 4

Authors: Beelzemon 2003, Chio, Friend of Mr. Golem 120 and Stealth Croc

:Machamp: :Skarmory: :Misdreavus: :Snorlax: :Venusaur: :Raikou:

Machamp (M) @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Cross Chop
- Earthquake
- Flamethrower
- Rock Slide

Skarmory @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Drill Peck
- Curse
- Whirlwind
- Rest

Misdreavus (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Thunderbolt
- Mean Look
- Perish Song
- Protect

Snorlax (M) @ Polkadot Bow
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Flamethrower
- Self-Destruct

Venusaur (M) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Razor Leaf
- Leech Seed
- Sleep Powder
- Synthesis

Raikou @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Def
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Rest
- Sleep Talk


Team 5

Authors: Beelzemon 2003, Chio and Friend of Mr. Golem 120

:Gengar: :Steelix: :Alakazam: :Cloyster: :Blissey: :Snorlax:

Faust (Gengar) (M) @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Thunderbolt
- Fire Punch
- Ice Punch
- Destiny Bond

Steelix (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Curse
- Roar

Alakazam (M) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Psychic
- Seismic Toss
- Thunder Wave
- Recover

Cloyster (M) @ Pink Bow
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Explosion
- Spikes

Blissey @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam
- Heal Bell
- Soft-Boiled

Snorlax (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Double-Edge
- Curse
- Rest
- Sleep Talk


Team 6

Author: Kitty

:Umbreon: :Skarmory: :Marowak: :Snorlax: :Raikou: :Suicune:

Umbreon (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Pursuit
- Charm
- Toxic
- Rest

Skarmory (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Drill Peck
- Curse
- Toxic
- Rest

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast
- Rock Slide
- Swords Dance

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Double-Edge
- Curse
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Raikou @ Magnet
Ability: none
Level: 55
IVs: 26 Def
- Thunder
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Suicune @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Rest
- Sleep Talk


Team 7

Authors: The Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Electrode: :Tauros: :Cloyster: :Marowak: :Snorlax: :Zapdos:

Electrode @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Thunderbolt
- Explosion
- Reflect
- Thunder Wave

Tauros @ Berserk Gene
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Double-Edge
- Fire Blast
- Earthquake
- Hyper Beam

Cloyster (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Ice Beam
- Explosion
- Curse
- Spikes

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Ability: none
Level: 55
IVs: 26 Atk / 26 Def
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Hidden Power [Bug]
- Swords Dance

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Self-Destruct
- Curse

Zapdos @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
IVs: 26 Def
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Whirlwind
- Rest


Team 8

Authors: The Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Exeggutor: :Machamp: :Miltank: :Cloyster: :Snorlax: :Zapdos:

Exeggutor (M) @ Quick Claw
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Atk / 26 Def
- Psychic
- Hidden Power [Bug]
- Explosion
- Leech Seed

Machamp (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Atk / 26 Def
- Cross Chop
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Hidden Power [Bug]

Miltank @ Polkadot Bow
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Return
- Zap Cannon
- Curse
- Milk Drink

Cloyster (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Explosion
- Spikes

Snorlax (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Self-Destruct
- Rest

Zapdos @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
IVs: 26 Def
- Thunder
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Swagger
- Whirlwind


Team 9

Authors: Belzemon 2003 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Nidoking: :Exeggutor: :Electrode: :Smeargle: :Marowak: :Snorlax:

Nidoking @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Exeggutor (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 6 HP / 28 Atk / 28 Def
- Hidden Power [Grass]
- Explosion
- Reflect
- Stun Spore

Electrode @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Thunderbolt
- Explosion
- Light Screen
- Thunder Wave

Smeargle (M) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Agility
- Baton Pass
- Encore
- Spore

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Ability: none
Level: 55
IVs: 26 Atk / 26 Def
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Hidden Power [Bug]
- Swords Dance

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Self-Destruct
- Belly Drum

Note: Smeargle had Bright Powder in the original team.


Team 10

Authors: The Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Golem: :Exeggutor: :Miltank: :Snorlax: :Venusaur: :Tyranitar:

Golem (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Explosion
- Curse

Exeggutor (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Psychic
- Explosion
- Leech Seed
- Sleep Powder

Miltank @ Polkadot Bow
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Return
- Dynamic Punch
- Curse
- Milk Drink

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Double-Edge
- Fire Blast
- Self-Destruct
- Curse

Venusaur (M) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Razor Leaf
- Leech Seed
- Sleep Powder
- Synthesis

Tyranitar (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Rock Slide
- Crunch
- Fire Blast
- Dynamic Punch


Team 11

Authors: Beelzemon 2003 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Alakazam: :Skarmory: :Blissey: :Venusaur: :Suicune: :Tyranitar:

Alakazam (F) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
IVs: 2 Atk
- Psychic
- Ice Punch
- Encore
- Recover

Skarmory (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Drill Peck
- Curse
- Whirlwind
- Rest

Blissey @ Quick Claw
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Thunder
- Ice Beam
- Counter
- Soft-Boiled

Venusaur (F) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Razor Leaf
- Leech Seed
- Sleep Powder
- Synthesis

Suicune @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Tyranitar (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Rock Slide
- Crunch
- Dynamic Punch
- Ice Beam

Note: Suicune had Bright Powder in the original team.


Team 12

Author: Kitty

:Gengar: :Starmie: :Cloyster: :Umbreon: :Marowak: :Snorlax:

Gengar (F) @ Berry Juice
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Zap Cannon
- Destiny Bond
- Mean Look
- Perish Song

Starmie @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Psychic
- Thunder Wave
- Recover

Cloyster (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Ice Beam
- Explosion
- Reflect
- Spikes

Umbreon (F) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Pursuit
- Charm
- Toxic
- Rest

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Earthquake
- Flamethrower
- Rock Slide
- Swords Dance

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Double-Edge
- Curse
- Rest
- Sleep Talk


Team 13

Authors: The Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Gengar: :Steelix: :Starmie: :Cloyster: :Snorlax: :Zapdos:

Gengar (F) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Fire Punch
- Mean Look
- Destiny Bond
- Perish Song

Steelix (M) @ Polkadot Bow
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Earthquake
- Explosion
- Roar
- Toxic

Starmie @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Surf
- Psychic
- Thunder Wave
- Recover

Cloyster (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Ice Beam
- Explosion
- Curse
- Spikes

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Double-Edge
- Earthquake
- Curse
- Rest

Zapdos @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Def
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Thunder Wave
- Rest


Team 14

Authors: Beelzemon 2003 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Starmie: :Houndoom: :Misdreavus: :Snorlax: :Venusaur: :Zapdos:

Starmie @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Psychic
- Thunder Wave
- Recover

Houndoom (F) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Crunch
- Fire Blast
- Pursuit
- Roar

Misdreavus (F) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Thunder
- Mean Look
- Destiny Bond
- Perish Song

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Double-Edge
- Dynamic Punch
- Curse
- Rest

Venusaur (F) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 2 Atk
- Razor Leaf
- Leech Seed
- Sleep Powder
- Synthesis

Zapdos @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 22 Atk / 26 Def
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Whirlwind
- Rest

Note: Starmie had Bright Powder in the original team.


Team 15

Authors: Beelzemon 2003 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Machamp: :Starmie: :Cloyster: :Skarmory: :Misdreavus: :Snorlax:

Machamp (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 14 HP / 24 Atk / 26 Def
- Cross Chop
- Earthquake
- Hidden Power [Flying]
- Rest

Starmie @ Mystery Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Hydro Pump
- Rapid Spin
- Reflect
- Recover

Cloyster (M) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Ice Beam
- Explosion
- Curse
- Spikes

Skarmory (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Drill Peck
- Curse
- Whirlwind
- Rest

Misdreavus (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Def
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Mean Look
- Destiny Bond
- Perish Song

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Double-Edge
- Dynamic Punch
- Thunderbolt
- Rest

Note: Starmie had Bright Powder in the original team.


Team 16

Authors: Beelzemon 2003 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Golem: :Gengar: :Poliwrath: :Exeggutor: :Porygon2: :Snorlax:

Golem (M) @ Soft Sand
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast
- Explosion
- Roar

Gengar (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Shadow Ball
- Thunderbolt
- Fire Punch
- Ice Punch

Poliwrath (M) @ Black Belt
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Hydro Pump
- Submission
- Return
- Belly Drum

Exeggutor (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Atk / 26 Def
- Psychic
- Hidden Power [Bug]
- Explosion
- Leech Seed

Porygon2 @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Return
- Ice Beam
- Curse
- Recover

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Double-Edge
- Earthquake
- Self-Destruct
- Curse

Note: Porygon2 had Bright Powder in the original team.


Team 17

Authors: Beelzemon 2003 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Steelix: :Exeggutor: :Porygon2: :Snorlax: :Zapdos: :Suicune:

Steelix (M) @ Polkadot Bow
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Earthquake
- Explosion
- Roar
- Toxic

Exeggutor (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Atk / 26 Def
- Psychic
- Hidden Power [Bug]
- Explosion
- Leech Seed

Porygon2 @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Return
- Ice Beam
- Curse
- Recover

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Double-Edge
- Earthquake
- Self-Destruct
- Curse

Zapdos @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 22 Atk / 26 Def
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Reflect
- Rest

Suicune @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Note: Suicune had Bright Powder in the original team.


Team 18

Authors: Beelzemon 2003 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Victreebel: :Starmie: :Umbreon: :Misdreavus: :Snorlax: :Zapdos:

Victreebel (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 51
IVs: 6 HP / 28 Atk / 28 Def
- Hidden Power [Grass]
- Sludge Bomb
- Encore
- Synthesis

Starmie @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 51
IVs: 2 Atk
- Surf
- Reflect
- Thunder Wave
- Recover

Umbreon (F) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 52
IVs: 2 Atk
- Pursuit
- Charm
- Toxic
- Moonlight

Misdreavus (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 51
IVs: 2 Atk
- Confuse Ray
- Mean Look
- Protect
- Perish Song

Snorlax (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 52
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Curse
- Rest

Zapdos @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 52
IVs: 22 Atk / 26 Def
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Note: If Mean Pass is allowed, give Umbreon the following moveset:

Umbreon (F) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 52
IVs: 2 Atk
- Baton Pass
- Charm
- Mean Look
- Moonlight


Team 19

Authors: Beelzemon 2003, Chio, Friend of Mr. Golem 120 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Gengar: :Exeggutor: :Miltank: :Starmie: :Umbreon: :Snorlax:

Gengar (F) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 52
IVs: 2 Atk
- Ice Punch
- Mean Look
- Destiny Bond
- Perish Song

Exeggutor (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 51
IVs: 26 Atk / 26 Def
- Psychic
- Hidden Power [Bug]
- Leech Seed
- Sleep Powder

Miltank @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 52
- Return
- Dynamic Punch
- Curse
- Milk Drink

Starmie @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 52
IVs: 2 Atk
- Surf
- Confuse Ray
- Substitute
- Thunder Wave

Umbreon (F) @ Black Glasses
Ability: none
Level: 52
IVs: 2 Atk
- Pursuit
- Charm
- Toxic
- Moonlight

Snorlax (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 52
- Body Slam
- Fire Blast
- Self-Destruct
- Rest

Notes

1.
If Evasion Moves and Bright Powder are allowed, give Miltank the following moveset:

Miltank @ Bright Powder
Ability: none
Level: 52
- Rollout
- Defense Curl
- Double Team
- Milk Drink


2. If Mean Pass is allowed, give Umbreon the following moveset:

Umbreon (F) @ Black Glasses
Ability: none
Level: 52
IVs: 2 Atk
- Pursuit
- Baton Pass
- Mean Look
- Moonlight


Team 20

Authors: The Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Gengar: :Exeggutor: :Starmie: :Skarmory: :Marowak: :Snorlax:

Gengar (M) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 51
- Thunder
- Mean Look
- Destiny Bond
- Perish Song

Exeggutor (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 51
- Psychic
- Leech Seed
- Sleep Powder
- Moonlight

Starmie @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 51
- Surf
- Confuse Ray
- Substitute
- Thunder Wave

Skarmory (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 51
- Drill Peck
- Thief
- Toxic
- Whirlwind

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Ability: none
Level: 53
IVs: 14 HP / 24 Atk / 26 Def
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Hidden Power [Flying]
- Belly Drum

Snorlax (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 51
- Return
- Thunder
- Curse
- Rest


Team 21

Authors: The Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Gengar: :Forretress: :Starmie: :Cloyster: :Marowak: :Raikou:

Gengar (M) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Fire Punch
- Mean Look
- Destiny Bond
- Perish Song

Forretress (M) @ Polkadot Bow
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Explosion
- Curse
- Spikes
- Rest

Starmie @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Surf
- Psychic
- Thunder Wave
- Recover

Cloyster (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Surf
- Explosion
- Curse
- Spikes

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Atk / 26 Def
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Hidden Power [Bug]
- Swords Dance

Raikou @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
IVs: 26 Def
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Reflect
- Roar


Team 22

Authors: Beelzemon 2003 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Forretress: :Exeggutor: :Kingdra: :Houndoom: :Snorlax: :Dragonite:

Forretress (M) @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Atk / 26 Def
- Hidden Power [Bug]
- Curse
- Spikes
- Rest

Exeggutor (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Psychic
- Leech Seed
- Reflect
- Sleep Powder

Kingdra (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Hydro Pump
- Double-Edge
- Curse
- Rest

Houndoom (M) @ Berry Juice
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Crunch
- Fire Blast
- Pursuit
- Roar

Snorlax (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Body Slam
- Curse
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Dragonite (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Double-Edge
- Thunder
- Dynamic Punch
- Ice Beam

Note: Snorlax had Bright Powder in the original team.


Team 23

Authors: The Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Ampharos: :Starmie: :Cloyster: :Marowak: :Misdreavus: :Snorlax:

Ampharos (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Thunderbolt
- Dynamic Punch
- Fire Punch
- Thunder Wave

Starmie @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Surf
- Psychic
- Thunder Wave
- Recover

Cloyster (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Ice Beam
- Explosion
- Reflect
- Spikes

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 26 Atk / 26 Def
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Hidden Power [Bug]
- Swords Dance

Misdreavus (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Mean Look
- Protect
- Perish Song
- Rest

Snorlax (M) @ Quick Claw
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Self-Destruct
- Curse


Team 24

Authors: The Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Gengar: :Exeggutor: :Electrode: :Snorlax: :Charizard: :Moltres:

Gengar (M) @ Polkadot Bow
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Fire Punch
- Explosion
- Sunny Day
- Destiny Bond

Exeggutor (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 6 HP / 28 Atk / 28 Def
- Hidden Power [Grass]
- Explosion
- Sleep Powder
- Sunny Day

Electrode @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Thunderbolt
- Explosion
- Light Screen
- Thunder Wave

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Self-Destruct
- Curse

Charizard (M) @ Quick Claw
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Fire Blast
- Hyper Beam
- Earthquake
- Belly Drum

Moltres @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
IVs: 6 HP / 28 Atk / 28 Def
- Fire Blast
- Hidden Power [Grass]
- Sunny Day
- Rest


Team 25

Authors: Beelzemon 2003 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Gengar: :Heracross: :Tauros: :Starmie: :Jolteon: :Snorlax:

Gengar (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Fire Punch
- Mean Look
- Destiny Bond
- Perish Song

Heracross (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 14 HP / 24 Atk / 26 Def
- Megahorn
- Hidden Power [Flying]
- Curse
- Rest

Tauros @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Curse
- Rest

Starmie @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Surf
- Psychic
- Reflect
- Recover

Jolteon (M) @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Thunder
- Charm
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Self-Destruct
- Curse

Note: Starmie had Bright Powder in the original team.


Team 26

Authors: The Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Steelix: :Starmie: :Cloyster: :Kangaskhan: :Venusaur: :Moltres:

Steelix (M) @ Quick Claw
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Earthquake
- Explosion
- Roar
- Toxic

Starmie @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Hydro Pump
- Psychic
- Light Screen
- Recover

Cloyster (M) @ Gold Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Ice Beam
- Explosion
- Reflect
- Spikes

Kangaskhan @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Curse
- Roar

Venusaur (M) @ PRZ Cure Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Razor Leaf
- Leech Seed
- Sleep Powder
- Synthesis

Moltres @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Fire Blast
- Reflect
- Sunny Day
- Rest


Team 27

Authors: Chio, Friend of Mr. Golem 120 and the Japanese Poké Cup Community

:Clefable: :Gengar: :Machamp: :Umbreon: :Gligar: :Blissey:

Clefable (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: none
Level: 55
- Return
- Belly Drum
- Encore
- Moonlight

Gengar (M) @ Polkadot Bow
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Fire Punch
- Explosion
- Sunny Day
- Destiny Bond

Machamp (M) @ Scope Lens
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Cross Chop
- Body Slam
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Umbreon (M) @ Mint Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Pursuit
- Charm
- Toxic
- Rest

Gligar (M) @ Miracle Berry
Ability: none
Level: 50
IVs: 22 HP / 26 Atk / 24 Def
- Earthquake
- Hidden Power [Rock]
- Thief
- Rest

Blissey @ Quick Claw
Ability: none
Level: 50
- Thunder
- Ice Beam
- Heal Bell
- Soft-Boiled

Notes

1. If Gligar doesn't have Hidden Power Rock, you can replace it with Wing Attack.

2. If you use this team in Pokémon Gold, Silver or Crystal replace Blissey's Thunder for Present. Present has a different formula in the Game Boy games which makes the move to deal high damage when it is used by Blissey.


Special Pokémon that are only available as Rentals

If you play Nintendo Cup 2000/Poké Cup in the Free Battle mode of Pokémon Stadium 2 there are two "special" pokémon that you can add to your team. These pokémon are special because they are underleveled.

:dragonite:

Dragonite (F)
Ability: None
Level: 50
EVs: 1 HP / 1 Atk / 1 Def / 1 SpA / 1 SpD / 1 Spe
IVs: 0 HP / 0 Atk / 0 Def / 0 SpA / 0 SpD / 0 Spe
- Fly
- Rock Smash
- Dragon Rage
- Leer

Note: Underleveled


:tyranitar:

Tyranitar (F)
Ability: None
Level: 50
EVs: 1 HP / 1 Atk / 1 Def / 1 SpA / 1 SpD / 1 Spe
IVs: 0 HP / 0 Atk / 0 Def / 0 SpA / 0 SpD / 0 Spe
- Bite
- Mud-Slap
- Leer
- Sandstorm

Note: Underleveled


Since these pokémon are Rentals you can't modify them in any way (this includes their levels and their moves). In our opinion, these pokémon should be allowed because they are given by the game itself.


More fun Gen 2 formats!

If you like the Nintendo Cup 2000, we invite you to visit the Item Clause thread where you can find other fun formats like Little Cup, Middle Cup, Overused and Ubers, click this link to go there.

Pokémon Stadium 2.jpg
 
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with a level 55 Pokemon being approximately 20% bulkier than its level 50 counterpart, due to the approximately 10% increase in both Health as well as Defense or Special Defense stacking, while only doing 10% more damage per hit.
I believe this isn't the case because Level is also a factor in damage calculation, correct? So 5 levels would mean a ~20% addition in both bulk and damage.

For example, a level 50 Aerodactyl using HP Rock against another level 50 Aerodactyl:
Aerodactyl Hidden Power Rock vs. Aerodactyl: 108-128 (59.3 - 70.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

And a Level 55 Aerodactyl vs another Level 50 Aerodactyl:
Lvl 55 Aerodactyl Hidden Power Rock vs. Lvl 50 Aerodactyl: 132-156 (72.5 - 85.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Approximately 20% stronger.
 
That Tier list looks wack. I literally played St. 2 for like 6 months straight and can tell you a couple things like, first of all as someone who speaks Japanese to various degrees of accepted fluency that Zapdos Raikou & Suicune were soft banned as in, whoever forced every Japanese person ever who lived to play this shit, also decided to not let the kids spam those guys.

There's perfect guard philosophy in that and they tend to not just hang but surpass Snorlax who might be able to take a Thunder.

They use Roar on like everything btw to team scout which if you play 3v3 swords and shields or whatever is hilariously believable that you can 2-3 comeback 2-0 with proper knowledge.

Id S++++ Suicune Raikou Zapdos
S++ Snorlax
S+ Tyranitar Dragonite & see what could trend over shit like 55 Dynamic Punches coming down (hint: suicúñ)
 
That's interesting!
If you have any literature or videos, I'd like to see them.
(I collect all the competitive information about Nintendo Cup 2000.)
That Tier list looks wack. I literally played St. 2 for like 6 months straight and can tell you a couple things like, first of all as someone who speaks Japanese to various degrees of accepted fluency that Zapdos Raikou & Suicune were soft banned as in, whoever forced every Japanese person ever who lived to play this shit, also decided to not let the kids spam those guys.

There's perfect guard philosophy in that and they tend to not just hang but surpass Snorlax who might be able to take a Thunder.

They use Roar on like everything btw to team scout which if you play 3v3 swords and shields or whatever is hilariously believable that you can 2-3 comeback 2-0 with proper knowledge.

Id S++++ Suicune Raikou Zapdos
S++ Snorlax
S+ Tyranitar Dragonite & see what could trend over shit like 55 Dynamic Punches coming down (hint: suicúñ)
 
Important announcement: in Gen 2 Overused it is allowed to have a Trapping Move and a move that induces Sleep in the opponent as long as the former's effect is not permanent (e.g. it is allowed for a Poliwrath to have Whirlpool + Hypnosis in the same set). The only trapping moves that are affected by the Trap + Sleep Ban are Mean Look and Spider Web. I was not aware of this situation until FOMG told me yesterday so, from now on, it is allowed to have non permanent Trapping Moves + Sleep on the same set in our suggested ruleset of Poké Cup.
 
Poké Cup International Tournament

During the last months your chums Beelzemon 2003, Cherry B0ng, Chio and Shellnuts organized an international tournament of Poké Cup (which is known in Japan as the Nintendo Cup 2000), if you want to know the details of the event like the rules, the name of the players and the results, please click the picture below:

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I've been procrastinating writing this and I'm not even sure if this is the right thread to post this in, but there was a live Nintendo Cup 2000 tournament held in Japan the other day; the first one since everything was shut down due to covid. The tournament was Historia Cup 7.5, hosted by Gold, and was held on May 3rd and had 27 players. You can find the entire detailed thread here: https://gold.hatenadiary.jp/entry/2022/05/05/151859

The tournament was separated into 4 groups where 6-7 players faced off in a round robin, and the top 2 players of each group went onto the playoffs. You can find the battle videos from the group stages here:

:snorlax:55 :zapdos:55 :suicune:50 :steelix:50 :cloyster:50 :misdreavus:50 VS :starmie:55 :miltank:55 :snorlax:50 :exeggutor:50 :zapdos:50 :misdreavus:50
:alakazam:52 :umbreon:52 :snorlax:52 :steelix:51 :suicune:51 :misdreavus:51 VS :raikou:55 :tyranitar:55 :suicune:50 :cloyster:50 :exeggutor:50 :snorlax:50
:cloyster:50 :blissey:50 :golem:50 :snorlax:50 :blastoise:55 :mr_mime:55 VS :poliwrath:55 :tyranitar:55 :venusaur:50 :steelix:50 :miltank:50 :snorlax:50

Some of the games took too long and there were some tiebreakers happening and so there were some exhibition matches recorded before the playoffs started. One of these matches was Nintendo Cup 1997 (Gen 1) so I'm not going to post about it here, but the other one was between one of the hosts and the champion of the 7th Historia Cup

:raikou:55 :snorlax:50 :exeggutor:50 :venusaur:50 :miltank:50 :blastoise:55 VS :ninetales:55 :snorlax:55 :marowak:50 :misdreavus:50 :starmie:50 :porygon2: 50

3rd Place match
:steelix:55 :heracross:55 :snorlax:50 :golem:50 :starmie:50 :jolteon:50 VS :zapdos:55 :miltank:55 :snorlax:50 :exeggutor:50 :cloyster:50 :machamp:50

Finals
:alakazam:52 :umbreon:52 :snorlax:52 :steelix:51 :suicune:51 :misdreavus:51 VS :zapdos:55 :starmie:55 :snorlax:50 :exeggutor:50 :steelix:50 :misdreavus:50

Champion: show :alakazam: :umbreon: :snorlax: :steelix: :suicune: :misdreavus:
PokemonLevelItemMoves
Alakazam52PRZCureBerryPsychicFire PunchEncoreRecover
Umbreon52MiracleBerryCharmMean LookBaton PassMoonlight
Snorlax52Mint BerryDouble-EdgeEarthquakeCurseRest
Steelix51LeftoversEarthquakeToxicRoarExplosion
Suicune51BrightpowderSurfIce BeamSleep TalkRest
Misdreavus51Gold BerryMean LookPerish SongProtectDestiny Bond
Runner-up: とりやま(toriyama) :zapdos: :starmie: :snorlax: :exeggutor: :steelix: :misdreavus:
PokemonLevelItemMoves
Zapdos55MagnetThunderThunderboltSleep TalkRest
Starmie55LeftoversSurfThunder WaveConfuse RaySubstitute
Snorlax50BrightpowderBody SlamDynamicpunchSleep TalkRest
Exeggutor50Quick ClawPsychicHidden Power BugSleep PowderExplosion
Steelix50Polkadot BowEarthquakeToxicRoarExplosion
Misdreavus50Gold BerryZap CannonMean LookPerish SongDestiny Bond
3rd: ビーン(bean) :zapdos: :miltank: :snorlax: :exeggutor: :cloyster: :machamp:
PokemonLevelItemMoves
Zapdos55LeftoversThunderHidden Power IceSwaggerSubstitute
Miltank55BrightpowderReturnCurseDouble TeamMilk Drink
Snorlax50Mint BerryBody SlamEarthquakeSelfdestructRest
Exeggutor50Quick ClawPsychicHidden Power BugLeech SeedSleep Powder
Cloyster50Miracle BerrySurfIce BeamSpikesExplosion
Machamp50Gold BerryCross ChopEarthquakeRock SlideHidden Power Bug
4th: KG :steelix: :heracross: :snorlax: :golem: :starmie: :jolteon:
PokemonLevelItemMoves
Steelix55LeftoversEarthquakeFissureSleep TalkRest
Heracross55Black BeltMegahornHidden Power FightEndureReversal
Snorlax50Quick ClawBody SlamEarthquakeFire BlastSelfdestruct
Golem50Gold BerryEarthquakeRock SlideRoarExplosion
Starmie50Miracle BerrySurfPsychicThunderboltThunder Wave
Jolteon50PRZCureBerryThunderboltHidden Power IceThunder WaveCharm
たこ(tako) :typhlosion: :miltank: :exeggutor: :snorlax: :misdreavus: :marowak:
PokemonLevelItemMoves
Typhlosion55Miracle BerryFire BlastThunderpunchDynamicpunchSunny Day
Miltank55BrightpowderFrustrationDouble TeamCurseMilk Drink
Exeggutor50Quick ClawHidden Power GrassSunny DaySleep PowderExplosion
Snorlax50LeftoversBody SlamFire BlastFissureSelfdestruct
Misdreavus50Focus BandConfuse RayToxicPain SplitPerish Song
Marowak50Thick ClubBonemerangRock SlideFire BlastSwords Dance
しのぶ(shinobu) :nidoking: :tauros: :misdreavus: :cloyster: :marowak: :blissey:
PokemonLevelItemMoves
Nidoking55LeftoversEarthquakeIce BeamHorn DrillCounter
Tauros55BrightpowderDouble-EdgeEarthquakeHorn DrillSubstitute
Misdreavus50Miracle BerryToxicMean LookPerish SongDestiny Bond
Cloyster50Gold BerrySurfIce BeamSpikesExplosion
Marowak50Thick ClubEarthquakeHidden Power BugFire BlastSwords Dance
Blissey50Quick ClawPresentIce BeamSingSoftboiled
つる(tsuru) :entei: :machamp: :golem: :snorlax: :marowak: :exeggutor:
PokemonLevelItemMoves
Entei55Miracle BerryFire BlastSolarbeamHidden Power FightSunny Day
Machamp55Gold BerryCross ChopEarthquakeRock SlideHidden Power Bug
Golem50PRZCureBerryRock SlideFire BlastCurseExplosion
Snorlax50LeftoversBody SlamEarthquakeCurseSelfdestruct
Marowak50Thick ClubBonemerangRock SlideHidden Power FlyingSwords Dance
Exeggutor50Quick ClawHidden Power GrassSleep PowderSunny DayExplosion
テザン(tezan) :starmie: :miltank: :snorlax: :zapdos: :exeggutor: :misdreavus:
PokemonLevelItemMoves
Starmie55LeftoversSurfPsychicConfuse RaySubstitute
Miltank55BrightpowderReturnCurseDouble TeamMilk Drink
Snorlax50Mint BerryBody SlamEarthquakeSelfdestructRest
Zapdos50Miracle BerryThunderboltHidden Power IceThunder WaveWhirlwind
Exeggutor50Gold BerryPsychicLeech SeedSleep PowderExplosion
Misdreavus50PRZCureBerryShadow BallMean LookPerish SongDestiny Bond

Pokemon505152535455Total %
Snorlax18262696.3%
Exeggutor131348.1%
Misdreavus1121348.1%
Cloyster101037.0%
Zapdos36933.3%
Steelix511725.9%
Miltank25725.9%
Suicune511725.9%
Tyranitar7725.9%
Venusaur6622.2%
Marowak5518.5%
Raikou5518.5%
Starmie22414.8%
Umbreon121414.8%
Blissey4414.8%
Alakazam111311.1%
Machamp21311.1%
Golem3311.1%
Moltres12311.1%
Blastoise227.4%
Electabuzz227.4%
Tauros227.4%
Jolteon227.4%
Skarmory227.4%
Entei227.4%
Charizard113.7%
Nidoking113.7%
Poliwrath113.7%
Mr. Mime113.7%
Lapras113.7%
Dragonite113.7%
Meganium113.7%
Typhlosion113.7%
Aipom113.7%
Scizor113.7%
Heracross113.7%


Honestly the teams are pretty crazy. There was only one team that didn't have a Snorlax and it ended up making playoffs (though the team is savage LOL) and Miltank has proved itself to be a terrific choice in this format. There were many off-choice level 55 aces in the top 8 as well, such as Heracross, Nidoking, Entei, Tauros, and Typhlosion, which really exemplifies the diversity in the format.
 
Remind me in like a month when I free up, I have a database of teams I've ripped from Japanese blogs as well as translations/links. I just have not had time to really organise it.
 
@DragonWhale Thanks for sharing the info of the Nintendo Cup 2000 tournament. Which mechanics did they use, Gold/Silver/Crystal or Pokémon Stadium 2? Was the champion called "Show"? I ask so I can include his name in the Hall of fame of Poké Cup.
 

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