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The Big P Pokémon Race

The Big P Pokémon Race is a race held at the Laramie Big P Ranch in Safari Land to decide who has the best Pokémon raised at the ranch. The winner becomes an honorary member of the Laramie clan. The night before the race, a festival commemorating the event is held in Laramie Village. Although it is mainly entered by Trainers and one of their Pokémon, Pokémon are apparently allowed to enter as teams without a Trainer as well.

The race starts on a straight road. After this, an uphill climb over a steep hill follows. On the other side of the hill, the course goes down. The course continues over a set of rocks in a pond. The Pokémon either have to jump over the rocks or swim across the pond. Afterwards, the course goes downhill again, but this time, there are plates of Pokémon food located on rocks to distract the Pokémon. Once the participants have passed this section, they travel a straight road to the finish line.

In The Flame Pokémon-athon!, Ash and his friends met Lara Laramie, who told them about the race. Lara was going to enter, but she was forced to pull out after she broke her arm while trying to wrangle some Tauros. Seeing potential in Ash, she had him replace her in the race. Rival competitor Dario teamed up with Team Rocket to sabotage the other competitors chances. However Ash narrowly won over Dario, with a close finish, after Lara's Ponyta evolved mid-race into Rapidash.


Known competitors

Participant Pokémon Place
Ash* Rapidash PonytaRapidash Winner
Dario Dodrio Dodrio Runner-up
Ash's Pikachu Squirtle Squirtle DNF
Misty Starmie Starmie DNF
Brock Onix Onix DNF

Pokémon used in the Big P Pokémon Race

Ash Ketchum

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Ponyta → Rapidash

Ash's Pikachu

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Misty Starmie.png


Brock Onix.png


Dario Dodrio.png

Other competitors

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Big P Pokémon Race Tauros.png
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Big P Pokémon Race Electrode.png
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In other languages

Language Title
Italy Flag.png Italian Grande corsa Pokémon
Poland Flag.png Polish Turniej Jeździecki Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Grand Prix Pokémon

Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions
Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon Baccer World CupPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace CupWorld Coronation Series
Kanto Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume ContestBig P Pokémon RaceIndigo Plateau ConferenceKanto Grand Festival
Magikarp High Jump TournamentP1 Grand PrixPokémon OrienteeringQueen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep Festival
Pokémon Balloon RacePokémon Beauty ContestSeaking Catching CompetitionSilver Conference
Sumo ConferenceSunflora FestivalTour de Alto MareWhirl Cup
Hoenn Battle Frontier Flute CupCrossgate PokéRingerEver Grande ConferenceHoenn Grand Festival
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 BattleClubsplosionPokémon 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 Pancake RacePokémon Ping-Pong
Pokémon Sled Jump GamesVikavolt race
Unknown Pokémon Catch Race

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