Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle

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Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle as shown on TV

Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle (Japanese: ポケモンハッスル Pokémon Hustle) is an anime-exclusive game show in which contestants attempt to complete an obstacle course. It seems to be based on a traditional Japanese variety show.

In Beating the Bustle and Hustle!, Jessie, James, and Meowth decided to set up a fake Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle in Greenstation Town in order to steal Pokémon and recruit a new Team Rocket member.

The competition is one of the most popular television shows in the Sinnoh region, along with the Pokémon Dress-Up Contest and Sinnoh Now. Both Dawn and James are fans of the show.


Dawn and Piplup after clearing a stage

The Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle is a competition in which Trainers and their Pokémon work together to try and clear a series of challenging physical obstacles, and the team that succeeds wins a prize. In the fake competition set up by Team Rocket, the prize was unlimited travel privileges throughout Sinnoh in a balloon.

In order to succeed, Trainers and Pokémon must be physically fit and have sharp reflexes. While luck may factor into a team's result, the obstacles are meant to test endurance and agility. In addition, Trainers and Pokémon are expected to display exceptional cooperation skills during the entire course.

In the competition organized by Team Rocket, Trainers were asked to leave their extra Poké Balls with staff so that their Pokémon could be sent to a refreshment room, where they would get to eat Old Gateau and Lum Berries. However, the Poké Balls were actually placed in a box as part of Team Rocket's plan to steal the participants' Pokémon.

By the end of the second stage, Jessie, James, and Meowth had decided to recruit Crimson and Azure. Before ending the competition, however, they went to check the box where the Poké Balls had been placed and learned that it was empty. They soon discovered that the Pokémon had been stolen by Crimson and Azure, a duo of thieves with no intention to join Team Rocket. In the end, Officer Jenny, who was competing in disguise, arrested the duo and the Poké Balls were safely returned to their Trainers.


Due to Team Rocket deciding to recruit Crimson and Azure midway through the competition, only two stages were shown. However, there were other stages planned, one of which involved Trainers and Pokémon going up a ramp while dodging foam boulders.

Stage Description
#1 Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle stage 1.png Trainers and Pokémon need to cross two logs, one of which spins.
#2 Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle stage 2.png Trainers and Pokémon need to cross a pond using a rope and get past a rotary drum.

Known contestants

Team Stage 1 Stage 2
Ash and Pikachu
Dawn and Piplup
Brock and Happiny
Officer Jenny and Growlithe
Azure and Drowzee
Crimson and Zangoose

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sinnoh'n Pokémon-haaste
Germany Flag.png German Sinnoh-Pokémon-Hatz
Italy Flag.png Italian Baraonda Pokémon di Sinnoh
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신오 포켓몬 허슬 Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle
Poland Flag.png Polish Zawody Pokémonów w Sinnoh
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Gincana Pokémon de Sinnoh
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Juicio Pokémon de Sinnoh
Spain Flag.png Spain Gran Prix

Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions
Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon Baccer World CupPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace Cup
World Coronation Series (Masters Eight Tournament)
Kanto Aura Guardian FestivalBeach Beauty and Pokémon Costume ContestBig P Pokémon RaceIndigo Plateau Conference
Kanto Grand FestivalMagikarp High Jump CompetitionP1 Grand PrixPokémon Grand Eating ContestPokémon Orienteering
Queen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep FestivalPokémon Balloon Race
Pokémon Beauty ContestRock and Tumble One-on-One Tauros CompetitionRunning of the Tauros
Seaking Catching CompetitionSilver ConferenceSumo ConferenceSunflora FestivalTour de Alto MareWhirl Cup
Hoenn Battle Frontier Flute CupCrossgate PokéRingerEver Grande ConferenceFriendship FestivalHoenn Grand Festival
Marine Athletic RaceTrick House Contest
Sinnoh Croagunk FestivalFestival Battle ChallengeHearthome City Tag Battle CompetitionHearthome Collection
Lily of the Valley ConferencePokémon Dress-Up ContestPokémon Iceberg RacePokémon Ping Pong Tournament
Pokémon Summer AcademyPokémon TriathlonSinnoh Grand FestivalSinnoh Pokémon HustleSquallville PokéRinger
Unova Club BattleClubsplosionEindoak Harvest FestivalPokémon Performance CompetitionPokémon World Tournament Junior Cup
Pokéstar Studios Film CompetitionSubway Bosses' Stamp RallyVertress 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 raceManalo Conference‎‎Pokémon Catch Adventure RacePokémon Pancake Race
Pokémon Ping-Pong tournamentPokémon Sled Jump GamesVikavolt race
Galar All-Alcremie Decoration Challenge
Unknown Pigton Town Tag BattlePokémon Catch Race

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