Grass Tournament

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Several participants preparing for the tournament

The Grass Tournament is an annual Pokémon battle competition held in Johto. 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.

In the anime

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 against Meowth in the second round, who was doing surprisingly well, subduing Bulbasaur with its Scratch and Fury Swipes moves, until Bulbasaur's Razor Leaf shredded Meowth's costume. Meowth and Jessie were then disqualified, as Meowth is a Normal type.

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.

Competitors

Trainer Pokémon Place
Ephraim Skiploom "Skippy" Winner
Ash Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Runner-up
"Eissej" Sunflora (Meowth) "Sunflora" Disqualified
"Semaj" Victreebel Victreebel N/A

Other competitors

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Gloom
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Weepinbell
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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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Tangela
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Exeggutor

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
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Torneo de Pokémon hierba
Spain Flag.png Spain Campeonato de Pokémon planta


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Kalos Lumiose ConferencePoké Puff ContestPokémon ShowcasePokémon Sky RelayPokémon Summer Camp
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Pokémon Sled Jump Games
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