Pokémon GO Flying Cup: Everything You Need to Know

The Flying Cup is a new limited event for Pokémon GO.
The Flying Cup is a new limited event for Pokémon GO. | Photo by Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO Flying Cup is the first tournament for GO Battle Night. It's a limited time tournament that features Flying-type Pokémon. Here's everything you need to know about the Pokémon GO Flying Cup.

Pokémon GO Flying Cup: Everything You Need to Know

The Flying Cup will take place Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. until midnight in your local time. The event will be in the Great League, with a CP cap of 1,500. You'll get to compete in up to 20 League battles, but the only Pokémon you'll be able to use are Flying-type.

You'll also earn double Stardust for completing battles, sets, and ranking up during the event. Pidgeot evolved during the event will learn Gust.

The Flying Cup only allows Flying-type Pokémon, but there's a variety of Pokémon in the group. You'll also want to look for Flying types that can learn moves that cover Flying, like Mantine.

Mantine's Ice Beam will put it ahead of most other Flying types and has a supreme advantage over the abundant Bug/Flying Pokémon that exist. Its main type is Water, so it can even deal with the popular Charizard that you're sure to run into.

By the same metric, you'll want to avoid dual Flying types that are weak to flying. Tropius is normally a strong contender in the Great League, but it's guaranteed to be countered because of its Grass-type. Bug/Flying types are also poor choices in the Flying Cup.