Why can’t I use my Gyarados in Pokemon Stadium?

Using a Pokemon Blue cartridge.

Trying to play 25-30 league, my other pokemon in that level range show up but no Gyarados. He’s level 28.

Does Gyarados not exist in Stadium?

Answer

According to the Wikipedia article on Pokemon Stadium , the Petit cup is more restrictive than just level:

Petit Cup: Battle using Basic Pokémon from levels 25 to 30 who fall under a certain height and weight. The most restrictive Cup.

Not only that, but it turns out you can’t even use evolved pokemon. Gyrados breaks more than one rule. I think you’ll find many of your pokemon aren’t selectable for this event.

The rules for the Petit Cup can be seen here on IGN:

  1. Blue Panels (Qualifying Pokemon): 45 Description: Press A when you
    highlight this rule, and it will bring
    up a list of Pokemon. Pokemon in blue
    boxes can be used but ones in red
    boxes cannot.

  2. Enter with six Pokemon. Description: Choose six Pokemon before
    going to battle. You may not choose
    more than one of a certain kind of
    Pokemon.

  3. Choose three out of six Pokemon. Description: Out of the six Pokemon
    chosen, choose the three that are to
    be used in battle. Try to choose the
    three battle Pokemon that have
    advantages over the likely opponents.

  4. Levels 25 to 30. Description: Pokemon of levels 25 to 30 may be
    used. If you don’t have six Pokemon,
    you may add Rental Pokemon.

  5. Maximum three-Pokemon level total 80 Description: The combined levels of
    the three battle Pokemon may not
    exceed
    80.

  6. Max. HT 6′ 8” and max. WT 44 lbs. Description: The height of Pokemon may
    not exceed 6′ 8”. Likewise, the
    maximum allowable weight is 44 lbs.

  7. Un-evolved Pokemon only. Description: Only un-evolved Pokemon
    may be used.

  8. No two Pokemon asleep or frozen. Description: If one Pokemon falls
    asleep, none of the others can be put
    to sleep by an opponent. The same
    goes for freezing. It is possible to
    have one Pokemon asleep and another
    frozen.

  9. Mew can’t attend. Description: Mew may be used only for the Gym Leader
    Castle, Prime Cup, and Free Battle.

  10. Get a continue for a perfect match. Description: You earn a
    continue for every battle won without
    a fainted Pokemon. If you have a
    continue, you may try again after
    losing a battle.

  11. No Selfdestruct move with last Pokemon. Description: If your last
    remaining Pokemon uses Selfdestruct or
    Explosion, you lose, even if the
    opponent’s last Pokemon faints.

Attribution
Source : Link , Question Author : victoriah , Answer Author : T.J.L.

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