Grass Tournament

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The setting for the competition
Ephraim and his prizes

The Grass Tournament is an anime-exclusive competition held annually in Johto consisting of one-on-one battles. Competitors are allowed to enter only one Grass-type Pokémon. Each Pokémon Trainer fights for the prize, a trophy and a set of Leaf Stones.

The 45th annual Grass Tournament was featured in The Grass Route. Ash entered the tournament with his Bulbasaur, and Ephraim, a boy whom Ash met and told him about the tournament, entered with his Skiploom. Team Rocket also entered; James used his Victreebel, and Jessie, owning no Grass-type Pokémon, entered with Meowth, disguised as a Sunflora.

In the first round, Ephraim's Skiploom defeated James's Victreebel rather quickly. After winning in the first round, Ash's Bulbasaur was faring poorly in the second round against Meowth, who was doing surprisingly well, subduing Bulbasaur with his Scratch and Fury Swipes attacks, until Bulbasaur's Razor Leaf shredded Meowth's costume. Meowth and Jessie were then disqualified, as Meowth is a Normal-type Pokémon.

Ultimately, Ash and Ephraim faced each other in the finals. Ash almost won the tournament, but Skiploom learned Solar Beam at the last moment and defeated Bulbasaur, thus gaining the victory.

Notable competitors

Participant Pokémon Place
Ephraim Skiploom Skippy Winner
Ash Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Runner-up
"Mr. Semaj" Victreebel Victreebel Top 32
"Eissej" Meowth "Sunflora"* Disqualified

Pokémon used in the Grass Tournament

Ash Ketchum

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Bulbasaur

"Eissej"

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Sunflora*

"Mr. Semaj"

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Victreebel

Ephraim

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Skippy

Other competitors

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Tangela
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Weepinbell
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Exeggutor
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Bellsprout (×2)
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Vileplume
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Oddish
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Paras
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Hoppip
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Bellsprout
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Gloom
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Oddish
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Weepinbell

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ruoho-Pokémonien turnaus
Germany Flag.png German Pflanzen-Pokémon-Turnier
Italy Flag.png Italian Torneo d'Erba
Poland Flag.png Polish Zawody Trawiastych Pokémonów
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Torneo de Pokémon hierba
Spain Flag.png Spain Campeonato de Pokémon planta



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Kanto Grand FestivalMagikarp High Jump CompetitionP1 Grand PrixPokémon Grand Eating ContestPokémon Orienteering
Queen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep FestivalPokémon Balloon Race
Pokémon Beauty ContestRock and Tumble One-on-One Tauros CompetitionRunning of the Tauros
Seaking Catching CompetitionSilver ConferenceSumo ConferenceSunflora FestivalTour de Alto MareWhirl Cup
Hoenn Battle Frontier Flute CupCrossgate PokéRingerEver Grande ConferenceFriendship FestivalHoenn Grand Festival
Marine Athletic RaceTrick House Contest
Sinnoh Croagunk FestivalFestival Battle ChallengeHearthome City Tag Battle CompetitionHearthome Collection
Lily of the Valley ConferencePokémon Dress-Up ContestPokémon Iceberg RacePokémon Ping Pong Tournament
Pokémon Summer AcademyPokémon TriathlonSinnoh Grand FestivalSinnoh Pokémon HustleSquallville PokéRinger
Unova Club BattleClubsplosionEindoak Harvest FestivalPokémon Performance CompetitionPokémon World Tournament Junior Cup
Pokéstar Studios Film CompetitionSubway Bosses' Stamp RallyVertress ConferenceWishing Bell Festival
Decolore Marine Cup TournamentPokémon Sumo TournamentScalchop King Competition
Kalos Lumiose ConferencePoké Puff ContestPokémon ShowcasePokémon Sky RelayPokémon Summer Camp
Alola Alola Bread FestivalCharjabug raceManalo Conference‎‎Pokémon Catching Adventure RacePokémon Pancake Race
Pokémon Ping-Pong tournamentPokémon Sled Jump GamesVikavolt race
Galar Alcremie-ful Decoration Tournament
Unknown Pokémon Catch Race


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