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The Pokémon Number One Grand Prix, known better as the P1 Grand Prix, is a special Pokémon battle tournament run by Silph Co. held especially for Fighting-type Pokémon in Celadon City. Each Pokémon Trainer enters only one Pokémon and engages in a series of one-on-one knockout rounds. The prize is a golden championship belt. It was featured in The Punchy Pokémon and referenced again in A Tyrogue Full of Trouble.

The setting for the competition

Ash's Primeape and Brock's Geodude both entered into the P1 Grand Prix. However, Geodude was knocked out by Giant's Hitmonlee, which was under Jessie's ownership at the time. Primeape won the tournament and belt after defeating several competitors over four rounds including this same Hitmonlee.

The P1 Grand Prix's definition of "Fighting-type Pokémon" for the tournament seems to be based on one from the Pokémon Trading Card Game rather than the games or anime, as Ground- and Rock-type Pokémon like Brock's Geodude were able to enter. In the TCG, Fighting, Ground, and Rock are all considered a single type. The TCG Fighting symbol appears on the poster advertising the tournament in the Fighting Spirit Gym.


Notable competitors

Ash and Primeape after winning the tournament
Participant Pokémon Place
Ash Primeape Primeape Winner
"Giant" Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Runner-up
Anthony Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Top 4
Brock Geodude Geodude Round 1

Pokémon used in the P1 Grand Prix

Ash Ketchum

Ash Primeape.png


Brock Geodude.png


Giant Hitmonlee.png


Anthony Hitmonchan.png

Other competitors

P1 Grand Prix Machop.png
P1 Grand Prix Poliwrath Machoke.png
P1 Grand Prix Poliwrath Machoke.png
P1 Grand Prix first Machamp.png
P1 Grand Prix second Machoke.png
P1 Grand prix second Machamp.png


  • Contradicting Japanese sources, Poké states the tournament is held in the outskirts of Fuchsia City.
  • Poké refers to the full name of the tournament as the number one Pokémon Grand Prix.

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish P1 Grand Prix
France Flag.png French Tournoi P1
Germany Flag.png German P1 Grand-Prix
Italy Flag.png Italian Gran Premio P1
Poland Flag.png Polish Grand Prix P1
Spain Flag.png Spanish Grand Prix P-1

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