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The “Nifty Or Thrifty” Guide to Psychic Cup

In the third iteration of Psychic Cup, stardust budgeting becomes crucial. It can be confusing to decide where to spend or save stardust, especially for those trying to conserve resources. This article will guide you through the top picks in the meta as well as more cost-effective options.

Psychic Cup has the following restrictions:
– Pokémon must have a CP of 1,500 or lower
– Only Psychic-type Pokémon are eligible
– Mew is not allowed

This format will be available for two weeks, with the first week offering 4x stardust rewards. This makes Psychic Cup an ideal format to advance in ELO and bolster stardust reserves.

Let's start with the Pokémon that have the cheapest second move unlock cost and work our way up to the Legendaries. It's important to prioritize the more affordable options, especially for formats where certain Pokémon may not be used frequently in the future.

Xatu is a Psychic/Flying-type Pokémon that was previously considered mediocre in this meta. However, with the addition of the move Aerial Ace and its reduced energy cost, Xatu becomes more viable. It can now outpace Hypno, Medicham, and Bronzong as a Shadow Pokémon.

Gardevoir, a Psychic/Fairy-type Pokémon, benefits from the move Triple Axel, which provides shield pressure and boosts the power of its Charm move. This allows Gardevoir to secure victories against Wobbuffet, Girafarig, and other Pokémon.

Delphox, a Fire/Psychic-type Pokémon, received significant upgrades with the addition of Blast Burn and Mystical Fire. It now has the advantage against Medicham, Cresselia, Hypno, and Lugia, among others. Delphox's resistance to Fairy-type moves and its largely unresisted damage make it a strong contender in the meta.

Aside from these top picks, there is one budget-friendly option worth mentioning. Alolan Raichu, an Electric/Psychic-type Pokémon, is a valuable choice at the 10,000 stardust price range. It excels in this meta with its moveset consisting of Volt Switch, Wild Charge, and either Thunder Punch or Grass Knot.

While there are limited budget options in Psychic Cup, the aforementioned Pokémon provide strong performances for a relatively low stardust investment. Consider these choices when building your team for the meta.

Sources:
– [Source 1] – [Source 2]