Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament

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The setting for the tournament
Inside the arena

The Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament (Japanese: ポケモンピンポン大会 Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament) is an anime-exclusive event where Pokémon and Trainer form a pair and compete in a game of ping pong. The 32 Trainers use a paddle while the partner Pokémon uses its body to hit the ball. The prize for winning the competition are six golden ping pong balls and a runner-up reward is a year's supply of special Pokémon food.

The tournament appeared in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True! and held in Sandalstraw Town. Ash, Dawn, Barry, Jessie, Halverson, Wilkinson, and O competed in the tournament with Pikachu, Ambipom, Empoleon, Meowth, Marowak, Farfetch'd, and Shiftry, respectively.

During Dawn and O's match, Dawn's paddle was broken, forcing Ambipom to continue alone. Though she fought hard, Ambipom eventually lost to O in the semifinals, who later went on to win the tournament by defeating Theodore in the finals.

Competitors

Trainer Place
O Winner
Theodore Runner-up
Dawn Top 4
Barry Top 8
Halverson Top 8
Wilkinson Top 16
Ash Top 32
Scientist Top 32
Jessielinlin Top 32 (disqualified)

Pokémon used in the tournament

Ash

Ash Pikachu.png
Pikachu

Dawn

Dawn Ambipom.png
Ambipom

Barry

Barry Empoleon.png
Empoleon

Jessie

Meowth Team Rocket.png
Meowth

O

O Shiftry.png
Shiftry

Theodore

Theodore.png
Gliscor

Wilkinson

Wilkinson Farfetch'd.png
Farfetch'd

Halverson

Halverson Marowak.png
Marowak

Scientist

Scientist Alakazam.png
Alakazam

Other competitors' Pokémon

Ping Pong Tournament Grovyle.png
Grovyle
Ping Pong Tournament Hariyama Hitmontop.png
Hariyama
Ping Pong Tournament Hariyama Hitmontop.png
Hitmontop
Ping Pong Tournament Chikorita Machamp.png
Chikorita
Ping Pong Tournament Chikorita Machamp.png
Machamp

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 神奇寶貝乒乓大會 Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament
France Flag.png French Tournoi de ping-pong Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Tischtennis-Turnier
Italy Flag.png Italian Torneo Pokémon di Ping Pong
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Competição de Ping Pong Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torneo de ping pong Pokémon


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Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace Cup
Kanto Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume ContestBig P Pokémon RaceCameran Palace Pokémon Competition
Indigo Plateau ConferenceKanto Grand FestivalP1 Grand PrixPokémon OrienteeringQueen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep Festival
Pokémon Balloon RacePokémon Beauty ContestRock and Tumble One-on-One Tauros Competition
Seaking Catching DaySilver ConferenceSumo ConferenceSunflora FestivalTour de Alto MareWhirl Cup
Hoenn Ever Grande ConferenceHoenn Grand FestivalTrick House Contest
Sinnoh Croagunk FestivalHearthome City Tag Battle CompetitionHearthome CollectionLily of the Valley Conference
Pokémon Dress-Up ContestPokémon Ping Pong TournamentPokémon Summer Academy
Sinnoh Grand FestivalSinnoh Pokémon HustleTwinleaf Festival Battle Challenge
Unova Club BattleClubsplosionHarvest Festival Battle CompetitionPokémon World Tournament Junior Cup
Pokéstar Studios Filmmaking CompetitionVertress ConferenceWishing Bell Festival
Decolore Marine Cup TournamentPokémon Sumo TournamentScalchop King Competition
Kalos Lumiose ConferencePoké Puff ContestPokémon ShowcasePokémon Sky RelayPokémon Summer Camp
Alola Charjabug RacePokémon Pancake Race

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