Pokémon Sky Relay

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An overhead view of the competition.

The Pokémon Sky Relay (Japanese: ポケモンスカイリレー Pokémon Sky Relay) is an anime-exclusive competition that is held annually in a valley at Kalos Route 15. It was featured in A Relay in the Sky!. Ash entered with his Fletchinder, Hawlucha and Noibat, and was able to become second, behind Orson.

The competition is identical to a regular relay race. It consists of three legs and Trainers enter with three Pokémon that are able to either fly or float. The Pokémon that is flying carries a ribbon it has to hand over to the next Pokémon. Participants command their Pokémon from hot air balloons.

The Pokémon Sky Relay starts in an open area. The first leg goes through a forest and ends at the end of the forest. The Pokémon in the second leg make a circle through the valley, and then pass through a field of towering rocks. At the end of this, the third leg starts. The third leg is straight and relatively easy, allowing inexperienced Pokémon to be able to compete as well. However, it does pass through a valley with strong wind currents. The finish is at the same place as the start. The winner receives a cup.

Known competitors

Trainer Place
Orson Winner
Ash Runner-up
"Team R" Disqualified

Pokémon used in the tournament

Ash Ketchum

Ash Fletchinder.png
Fletchinder
Ash Hawlucha.png
Hawlucha
Ash Noibat.png
Noibat

"Team R"

Jessie Pumpkaboo.png
Pumpkaboo
Meowth Pelipper.png
Pelipper*
James Inkay.png
Inkay

Orson

Orson Staravia.png
Staravia
Orson Staraptor.png
Staraptor
Orson Starly.png
Starly

Unknown Trainer

Sky Relay Ninjask.png
Ninjask
Sky Relay Skarmory Masquerain.png
Shedinja
Sky Relay Vibrava Swellow Swoobat.png
Vibrava

Unknown Trainer

Sky Relay Honchkrow Emolga Swanna.png
Swanna
Sky Relay Honchkrow Emolga Swanna.png
Honchkrow
Sky Relay Honchkrow Emolga Swanna.png
Emolga

Unknown Trainer

Sky Relay Hydreigon.png
Hydreigon
Sky Relay Masquerain.png
Masquerain
Sky Relay Crobat Butterfree.png
Butterfree

Unknown Trainer

Sky Relay Ledyba.png
Ledyba
Sky Relay Pidgeotto Shedinja Hoppip.png
Hoppip

Unknown Trainer

Sky Relay Altaria.png
Altaria

Unknown Trainer

Sky Relay Combee.png
Combee

Other competitors

Sky Relay Crobat Butterfree.png
Crobat
Sky Relay Vibrava Swellow Swoobat.png
Swoobat
Sky Relay Vibrava Swellow Swoobat.png
Swellow
Sky Relay Pidgeotto Shedinja Hoppip.png
Pidgeotto
Sky Relay Skarmory Masquerain.png
Skarmory

In other languages

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon-luftstafet
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon Luchtestafette
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-lentoviesti
France Flag.png French Relais Aérien Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian Staffetta Aerea Pokémon
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 스카이릴레이 Pokémon Sky Relay
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokémon-luftstafett
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Revezamento Aéreo Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carrera aérea de relevos Pokémon
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon-staffetlopp i luften


Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions
Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon Baccer World CupPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace Cup
Kanto Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume ContestBig P Pokémon RaceIndigo Plateau Conference
Kanto Grand FestivalP1 Grand PrixPokémon OrienteeringQueen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep Festival
Pokémon Balloon RacePokémon Beauty ContestSeaking Catching DaySilver Conference
Sumo ConferenceSunflora FestivalTour de Alto MareWhirl Cup
Hoenn Crossgate PokéRingerEver Grande ConferenceHoenn Grand Festival
Sinnoh Croagunk FestivalFestival Battle ChallengeHearthome City Tag Battle CompetitionHearthome Collection
Lily of the Valley ConferencePokémon Dress-Up ContestPokémon Ping Pong TournamentPokémon Summer
Academy
Pokémon TriathlonSinnoh Grand FestivalSinnoh Pokémon HustleSquallville PokéRinger
Unova Club BattleClubsplosionPokémon Performance CompetitionPokémon World Tournament Junior Cup
Vertress 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 racePokémon Pancake RacePokémon Ping-Pong tournament
Pokémon Sled Jump Games
Unknown Pokémon Catch Race

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