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PokéRinger

Staraptor and Honchkrow competing for the ring

PokéRinger (Japanese: ポケリンガ PokéRinger) is an anime competition featuring Pokémon that can fly. A hot air balloon is released containing a ring hanging from it. The Pokémon try to retrieve the ring before the others and deliver it to a target on the ground. On doing so, the word "GOAL!" would flash on the screen set up for the competition.

The competition was first featured in That's Just Swellow where it was held in Crossgate Town. Ash and James competed with Taillow and Dustox, respectively. Both made it to the finals, and during the match, Taillow evolved into Swellow and won. The prize for the contest was obtaining honorary citizenship of the town.

It was featured again in Pursuing a Lofty Goal! where it was held in Squallville. Ash and Paul participated with their Staravia and Honchkrow, respectively. James also entered with Jessie's Yanmega but lost in the very first round. Ash and Paul both made it to the finals, and during the match, Ash's Staravia evolved into Staraptor and won the tournament. The prize for the competition is a certificate granting honorary citizenship of the town and a lot of food.

Known competitors

Hoenn PokéRinger (Crossgate Town)

Trainer Pokémon Place
Ash TaillowSwellow Taillow → Swellow Winner
James Dustox Dustox Runner-up
Shane Swablu Swablu Top 4
May Beautifly Beautifly Group stage
Volt Volbeat Volbeat Group stage

Other Pokémon entered

Crossgate PokéRinger Crobat Skarmory.png
Skarmory
Crossgate PokéRinger Golbat Ninjask.png
Golbat
Crossgate PokéRinger Spearow Beedrill.png
Spearow
Crossgate PokéRinger Crobat Skarmory.png
Crobat
Crossgate PokéRinger Spearow Beedrill.png
Beedrill
Crossgate PokéRinger Hoppip.png
Hoppip
Skiploom anime.png
Skiploom
Crossgate PokéRinger Jumpluff.png
Jumpluff
Crossgate PokéRinger Golbat Ninjask.png
Ninjask
Crossgate PokéRinger Wingull.png
Wingull
Crossgate PokéRinger Pelipper Yanma.png
Pelipper
Crossgate PokéRinger Pelipper Yanma.png
Yanma

Sinnoh PokéRinger (Squallville)

Trainer Pokémon Place
Ash StaraviaStaraptor Staravia → Staraptor Winner
Paul Honchkrow Honchkrow Runner-up
Steveland Skiploom Skiploom Top 4
"Jamus" Yanmega Yanmega Round 1
Provo Dragonite Dragonite Round 1
Taylor Skarmory Skarmory Round 1

Other Pokémon entered

Noctowl anime.png
Noctowl
Noctowl anime.png
Fearow
Squallville PokéRinger Swellow.png
Swellow
Squallville PokéRinger Wingull.png
Wingull
Squallville PokéRinger Swablu.png
Swablu

Trivia

  • Both times Ash competed in the PokéRinger competition, he won with his participating Pokémon evolving into its final stage.
  • Both times James entered, he used Jessie's Bug-type Pokémon of the time.

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokérengas
France Flag.png French Pokévolanneau
Germany Flag.png German PokéRing-Wettbewerb
Italy Flag.png Italian PokéRinger
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America PokéAro
Spain Flag.png Spain PokéAnilla


Trainers in PokéRinger competitions
Crossgate Town: VoltMayShaneJamesAsh
Squallville: TaylorProvoJamesStevelandPaulAsh

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Last modified on 24 March 2014, at 12:45