Little Cup Pokemon GO: Everything You Need to Know

Little Cup Pokemon GO is one of the latest themed tournaments to hit the competitive scene.
Little Cup Pokemon GO is one of the latest themed tournaments to hit the competitive scene. / Niantic Labs

Little Cup Pokemon GO is one of the latest themed tournaments to hit the competitive scene.

Niantic Labs took to the official Pokemon GO Twitter page to announce the start of the new GO Battle League competitive season in a tweet published Nov. 2, 2020. This season will host a variety of new requirements and rewards—and a handful of themed cups for trainers to attend.

Little Cup Pokemon GO: Everything You Need to Know

The Little Cup is one of three new themed competitions heading to the GO Battle League with the start of Season 5. It is the first tournament queued and thus will be launching right out of the gate on Nov. 9, 2020, at 4 p.m. Hopefully, this leaves trainers with a bit of time to put a strategy together. The cup is set to run until Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.—kickstarting the next competition: the Kanto Cup.

Only a select few Pokemon are eligible to compete in the Little Cup. Much like its title implies, Little Cup competitors are exclusively first-form or non-evolved Pokemon under 500 CP. They should be Pokemon that are capable of evolution but have never been evolved before.

Examples of acceptable choices include:

  • Region starters (Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, etc.)
  • Baby Pokemon (Pichu, Magby, Igglybuff, etc.)
  • Eevee
  • Ralts
  • Shelmet
  • Ferroseed
  • Yamask
  • Dratini

More information about the start of Season 5 and the new themed cups can be found on the official Pokemon GO news blog.