Pokémon Balloon Race

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The Pokémon Balloon Race getting started

The Pokémon Balloon Race (Japanese: ポケモンききゅうだいレース The Big Pokémon Balloon Race) is an anime-exclusive competition held in Johto. It was featured in The Big Balloon Blow-Up.

Trainers ride in hot-air balloons shaped like various Pokémon. They can use Flying-type Pokémon to steer, and Fire-type Pokémon for hot-air. The balloons must first ascend to 1000 feet up in the air and race towards a target on the ground. They then must drop a weight and try to land as close to the X on the target as possible. The prize for the winner is brand new hot air equipment. The only known winners are Brock, Misty, and Ash.

In other languages

Language Title
Germany Flag.png German Heißluftballon-Wettbewerb
Italy Flag.png Italian Gara di Mongolfiere Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Competición de globos aerostáticos Pokémon


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Indigo Plateau ConferenceKanto Grand FestivalP1 Grand PrixPokémon OrienteeringQueen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep FestivalPokémon Balloon Race
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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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