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Art from the Game Freak website
The Pokémon Number One Grand Prix, known better as the P1 Grand Prix, is a special Pokémon battle tournament run by Silph Co. held especially for Fighting-type Pokémon in Celadon City. Each Pokémon Trainer enters only one Pokémon and engages in a series of one-on-one knockout rounds. The prize is a golden championship belt. It was featured in The Punchy Pokémon and referenced again in A Tyrogue Full of Trouble.
The setting for the competition
Ash's Primeape and Brock's Geodude both entered into the P1 Grand Prix. However, Geodude was knocked out by Giant's Hitmonlee, which was under Jessie's ownership at the time. Primeape won the tournament and belt after defeating several competitors over four rounds including this same Hitmonlee.
The P1 Grand Prix's definition of "Fighting-type Pokémon" for the tournament seems to be based on one from the Pokémon Trading Card Game rather than the Pokémon games or Pokémon anime, as Ground- and Rock-type Pokémon like Brock's Geodude were able to enter. In the TCG, Fighting, Ground, and Rock are all considered a single type. The TCG Fighting symbol appears on the poster advertising the tournament in the Fighting Spirit Gym.
Ash and Primeape after winning the tournament
Pokémon used in the P1 Grand Prix
- Contradicting Japanese sources, Pokémon.com states the tournament is held in the outskirts of Fuchsia City.
- Pokémon.com refers to the full name of the tournament as the number one Pokémon Grand Prix.
In other languages
| Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions