Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament

This article is about the Ping-Pong tournament in Alola. For the tournament in Sinnoh, see Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament.

The Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament (Japanese: ポケピンポン大会 Poké Ping-Pong tournament) is an anime-exclusive competition that is held annually on Melemele Island and serves to decide the Pokémon Ping-Pong champion of Alola. It was featured in Smashing with Sketch!.

The Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament
The setting for the competition

In the past, Ilima had taken part in a tournament, only to lose to Ikari. This caused a fierce rivalry between them ever since.

In the present, Ilima entered into the competition again. He found himself going up against Ikari in the finals, but he succeeded in winning the competition with his Smeargle.

Known competitors in the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament

Competitor Place
Ilima Winner
Ikari Runner-up
"Gorgeous" Round 1

Pokémon used in the Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament







Other competitors


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 寶可桌球大賽 Poké Zhuōqiú Dàsài
  Finnish Pokémon-pöytätennisturnaus
  Polish Turniej Pokémon Ping-Ponga
  Brazilian Portuguese Torneio de pingue-pongue Pokémon

Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions
Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon Baccer World CupPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace Cup
World Coronation Series (Masters Eight Tournament)
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 Athletic 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 Catch Adventure RacePokémon Pancake Race
Pokémon Ping-Pong tournamentPokémon Sled Jump GamesVikavolt race
Galar All-Alcremie Decoration Challenge
Unknown Pigton Town Tag BattlePokémon Catch Race

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