Pokémon Orienteering

The starting point of the competition

The Pokémon Orienteering (Japanese: ポケモンオリエンテーリング Pokémon Orienteering) is an anime-exclusive orienteering competition held in Potpourri Island, Kanto. It was featured in Off the Unbeaten Path. Another, nearly identical competition appeared in Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! as part of Professor Sycamore's Pokémon Summer Camp. An event with a similar name was also hosted by the Cerise Laboratory in Dreams Are Made of These!.

Competition

 
Potpourri Island's map

At the beginning of the Pokémon Orienteering competition, all of the contestants receive a map of Potpourri Island and a compass. Together with a partner Pokémon, Trainers must navigate their way around the island and attempt to find five checkpoints, which are located in places that are difficult to reach. At each checkpoint, their map must be stamped with a Pokémon symbol.

The object of the competition is to get Trainers and their Pokémon to work together. The first team to get all of the stamps on their map and get back to the Pokémon Center is declared the winner. The winners are presented with a golden medal called the Pokémon Teamwork Medal. They also receive a sample of Potpourri Island's famous fruit.

During the competition, Jessie and Meowth—who was disguised as a Sneasel—had trouble finding the checkpoints and gave up, letting James and his Mime Jr. collect all of the stamps so they would benefit from the sample of fruits as well. They decided to slow down the other contestants by setting pitfall traps. In the end, Nurse Joy announced James and his Mime Jr. as the big winners. James happily accepted the medal, but gave away the fruit to the rest of the contestants, excluding Jessie and Meowth.

Checkpoints

  • The Lunatone stamp is located at Lunatone Rock, next to a giant Lunatone statue.
  • The Remoraid stamp is located at Rainbow Falls.
  • The Pineco stamp can be found next to a 300-year-old giant tree.
  • The Kingler stamp can be found on a cliff overlooking the ocean.
  • The Skarmory stamp is encountered on a pillar of land between two bridges.

Stamps

Lunatone stamp Remoraid stamp Pineco stamp Kingler stamp Skarmory stamp
         


Notable competitors

Participant Pokémon Place
"Jameson"   Mime Jr. Winner
Ash   Pikachu Unknown
May   Eevee Unknown
Max   Munchlax Unknown
Brock   Bonsly Unknown
Jessie   "Sneasel"* Unknown
Nurse Joy   Oddish Unknown


Pokémon used in the Pokémon Orienteering

Ash Ketchum

 
Pikachu

May

 
Eevee

Brock

 
Bonsly

Max

 
Munchlax

Jessie

 
Sneasel*

"Jameson"

 
Mime Jr.

Nurse Joy

 
Oddish

Other competitors

 
Oddish
 
Sneasel
 
Jumpluff
 
Oddish
 
Mudkip
 
Hoppip
 
Bellsprout
 
Aron
 
Larvitar
 
Gligar
 
Oddish
 
Aron
 
Poochyena
 
Nidoran♂
 
Shuppet
 
Magby
 
Torchic
 
Azurill
 
Mudkip
 
Hoppip
 
Phanpy
 
Aipom
 
Shuppet
 
Azumarill
 
Zigzagoon
 
Jumpluff
 
Oddish
 
Growlithe
 
Loudred
 
Poochyena
 
Nidoran♀
 
Ursaring

In other languages

Language Title
  Finnish Pokémon-suunnistus
  French Course d'orientation Pokémon
  German Pokémon-Orientierungslauf
  Italian Orientamento Pokémon
  Polish Pokébieg na Orientację
  Brazilian Portuguese Orientação Pokémon
Spanish   Latin America Orientación Pokémon
  Spain Gymkhana Pokémon


See also


Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions
Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon Baccer World CupPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace CupWorld Coronation Series
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 Athletics 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 Pancake RacePokémon Ping-Pong tournament
Pokémon Sled Jump GamesVikavolt race
Unknown Pokémon Catch Race


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