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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. A similarly named event was also hosted by the Cerise Laboratory in JN020.



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 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.


  • 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.


Lunatone stamp Remoraid stamp Pineco stamp Kingler stamp Skarmory stamp
Pokémon Orienteering Lunatone stamp.png Pokémon Orienteering Remoraid stamp.png Pokémon Orienteering Pineco stamp.png Pokémon Orienteering Kingler stamp.png Pokémon Orienteering Skarmory stamp.png

Notable competitors

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

Pokémon used in the Pokémon Orienteering

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-suunnistus
France Flag.png French Course d'orientation Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Orientierungslauf
Italy Flag.png Italian Orientamento Pokémon
Poland Flag.png Polish Pokébieg na Orientację
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Orientação Pokémon
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Orientación Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spain Gymkhana Pokémon

See also

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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