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Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament

A poster advertising the event
This article is about the tournament in Sinnoh. For the tournament in Alola, see Pokémon Ping-Pong tournament.

The Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament (Japanese: ポケモンピンポン大会 Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament) is an anime-exclusive sports competition that is held in Sandalstraw Town, Sinnoh. It takes place in a giant dome that has ping pong tables located outside for entrants to practice.

It was first mentioned in Stopped in the Name of Love!, when Barry showed Ash and his friends a poster advertising the competition and revealed his plans of participating. The tournament itself was featured in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!.

The Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament is one of two events known for attracting a large number of visitors to Sandalstraw Town, along with its Pokémon Contest.

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Competition

The Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament is an event where Pokémon and Trainer form a pair and compete in a game of ping pong. The 32 Trainers use a paddle while the partner Pokémon uses its body to hit the ball. Pokémon are not allowed to use their moves and doing so will result in disqualification. The prize for winning the competition are six golden ping pong balls and a runner-up reward is a year's supply of special Pokémon food.

Ash, Dawn, Barry, Jessie, Halverson, Wilkinson, and O competed in the tournament with Pikachu, Ambipom, Empoleon, Meowth, Marowak, Farfetch'd, and Shiftry, respectively. During Dawn and O's match, Dawn's paddle was broken, forcing Ambipom to continue alone. Though she fought hard, Ambipom eventually lost to O in the semifinals, who later went on to win the tournament by defeating Theodore in the finals.

Venue

Exterior Interior
Sandalstraw Town dome.png DP124 tournament.png

Known competitors

Trainer Place
O Winner
Theodore Runner-up
Dawn Top 4
Barry Top 8
Halverson Top 8
Wilkinson Top 16
Ash Top 32
Scientist Top 32
Jessielinlin Disqualified

Pokémon used in the tournament

Ash

Ash Pikachu.png
Pikachu

Dawn

Dawn Ambipom.png
Ambipom

Barry

Barry Empoleon.png
Empoleon

Jessie

Meowth Team Rocket.png
Meowth

O

O Shiftry.png
Shiftry

Theodore

Theodore.png
Gliscor

Wilkinson

Wilkinson Farfetch'd.png
Farfetch'd

Halverson

Halverson Marowak.png
Marowak

Scientist

Scientist Alakazam.png
Alakazam

Other competitors' Pokémon

Ping Pong Tournament Grovyle.png
Grovyle
Ping Pong Tournament Hariyama Hitmontop.png
Hariyama
Ping Pong Tournament Hariyama Hitmontop.png
Hitmontop
Ping Pong Tournament Chikorita Machamp.png
Chikorita
Ping Pong Tournament Chikorita Machamp.png
Machamp

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 神奇寶貝乒乓大會 Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament
France Flag.png French Tournoi de ping-pong Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Tischtennis-Turnier
Italy Flag.png Italian Torneo Pokémon di Ping Pong
Poland Flag.png Polish Turniej Pokémon Ping Ponga
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Competição de Ping Pong Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Torneo de ping pong Pokémon


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Kalos Lumiose ConferencePoké Puff ContestPokémon ShowcasePokémon Sky RelayPokémon Summer Camp
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