Full Battle

The team Red used in his Full Battle against Blue

A Full Battle (Japanese: フルバトル Full Battle), also known as a six-on-six battle, is a Pokémon battle in which both Trainers use a full party of six Pokémon. The first Trainer to completely knock out all of the opposing Trainer's Pokémon wins the battle.

These battles are rare, both in the anime and the games. Typically, Trainers will use fewer than the full six, usually one to three.

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In the anime

Most Trainers declare a specific number of Pokémon to be used in a battle. This number is very rarely the full six. The most notable Trainer to do so is Drake, the Orange Crew Supreme Gym Leader in the Orange League. Battles in the final rounds of each region's League Conference are usually Full Battles as well.

Main series

Original series

Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
EP080 Ritchie   ( or )    Loss
Assunta   ( or )    Win


Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
EP111
EP112
Ash        Win
Drake        Loss


Movie Trainer Pokémon Result
M03 Ash         Win
Lisa        Loss


Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
EP269
EP270
Ash        Win
Gary        Loss


Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
EP270
EP271
EP272
Ash         Loss
Harrison        Win


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
EP272 Harrison        Loss
Jon        Win


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
EP272 Jon        Win
Unnamed
Trainer
       Loss


Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
AG128
AG129
Ash        Win
Katie        Loss


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
AG129 Morrison        Win
Unnamed
Trainer
       Loss


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
AG129 Tyson        Win
Unnamed
Trainer
       Loss


Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
AG129
AG130
Ash        Win
Morrison        Loss


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
AG130 Tyson        Win
Unnamed
Trainer
       Loss


Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
AG130
AG131
Ash        Loss
Tyson        Win


Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
DP040 Paul        Forfeit
Cynthia        Win


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
DP128 Paul        Loss
Brandon        Win


Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
DP131
DP132
Ash          Loss
Paul        Win


Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
DP186
DP187
DP188
Ash        Win
Paul        Loss


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
DP189 Ash        Loss
Tobias        Win


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
DP189 Tobias        Win
Unnamed
Trainer
       Loss


Pokémon the Series: Black & White

Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
BW108 Dino        Win
Katharine        Loss


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
BW108 Ramone        Win
Antonio        Loss


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
BW108 Virgil        Win
Russet        Loss


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
BW108 Cameron        Loss
Virgil        Win


Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
BW108 Dino        Loss
Virgil        Win


Pokémon the Series: XY

Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
XY127 Alain        Win
Remo        Loss


Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
XY127
XY128
Ash        Win
Sawyer        Loss


Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
XY130
XY131
Ash        Loss
Alain        Win


Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Episodes Trainer Pokémon Result
SM141
SM142
SM143
SM144
Ash          Win
Professor
Kukui
      * Loss


In Pokémon Origins

Episode Trainer Pokémon Result
PO04 Red        Win
Blue        Loss

In the manga

Full Battle are relatively rare in various mangas, although some Full Battles from the anime have appeared in its manga adaptations.

Ash & Pikachu

Chapter Trainer Pokémon Result
SP16 Ash        Win
Gary        Loss

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Chapters Trainer Pokémon Result
ET17
ET18
Ash        Win
Drake        Loss

In the games

Unlike the anime, the games allow two Trainers to use different numbers of Pokémon. While the player can have six Pokémon in the party at a time, many NPCs faced will not. Generally only rivals and Champions have a full team during the main storyline, while Gym Leaders and members of the Elite Four may also have a full team in rematches. Red also has a full team on the player's first match against him in Generations II and IV. Some Pokémon Breeders maintain a full team, although their Pokémon usually have lower levels than other Trainers' Pokémon in the area. Most main series games have at least one Fisherman with a party of six Magikarp. The non-experience earning battles in battle facilities also have Full Battles. Only on rare occasions do other Trainers have a full team.

Trivia

  • Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl is the only series in which a Full Battle took place outside of the Pokémon League, excluding movies.
  • Pokémon the Series: Black & White is the only series which did not feature a proper Full Battle. Only small parts of the battles between Cameron and Virgil, and Virgil and Dino, were shown. Though all of Ash's battle was shown, it was only a six-on-five battle as a result of Cameron accidentally handicapping himself by only bringing five Pokémon to the match.
    • This also makes it the only series where Ash does not participate in a true Full Battle.
  • Ash's battle against Gary in the Silver Conference is his only known Full Battle in the anime where he doesn't use Pikachu.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 全體對戰 Chyùhntái Deuijin
Mandarin 全面對戰 / 全面对战 Quánmiàn Duìzhàn
  Danish Totalekamp*
Totalkamp*
  Finnish Täysottelu
  Italian Lotta Totale
  Korean 풀배틀 Full Battle
  Norwegian Seks mot seks kamp
  Polish Pełna Bitwa
  Brazilian Portuguese Batalha Total
  Russian Полный битва шесть на шесть*
Битва шесть на шесть Bitva shest na shest*
Spanish   Latin America Batalla completa
  Spain Combate Total
  Swedish Totalstrid
Total Strid*



Pokémon battle variations
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Battle modes


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