Pokémon Sky Relay

An overhead view of the competition.

The Pokémon Sky Relay (Japanese: ポケモンスカイリレー Pokémon Sky Relay) is an anime-exclusive competition that is held annually in a valley at Kalos Route 15. It was featured in A Relay in the Sky!. Ash entered with his Fletchinder, Hawlucha and Noibat, and was able to become second, behind Orson.

Competition

The competition is identical to a regular relay race. It consists of three legs and Trainers enter with three Pokémon that are able to either fly or float. The Pokémon that is flying carries a ribbon it has to hand over to the next Pokémon. Participants command their Pokémon from hot air balloons.

The Pokémon Sky Relay starts in an open area. The first leg goes through a forest and ends at the end of the forest. The Pokémon in the second leg make a circle through the valley, and then pass through a field of towering rocks. At the end of this, the third leg starts. The third leg is straight and relatively easy, allowing inexperienced Pokémon to be able to compete as well. However, it does pass through a valley with strong wind currents. The finish is at the same place as the start. The winner receives a cup.

Known competitors

Trainer Place
Orson Winner
Ash Runner-up
"Team R" Disqualified


Pokémon used in the tournament

Ash Ketchum

 
Fletchinder
 
Hawlucha
 
Noibat

"Team R"

 
Pumpkaboo
 
Pelipper*
 
Inkay

Orson

 
Staravia
 
Staraptor
 
Starly

Unknown Trainer

 
Ninjask
 
Shedinja
 
Vibrava

Unknown Trainer

 
Swanna
 
Honchkrow
 
Emolga

Unknown Trainer

 
Hydreigon
 
Masquerain
 
Butterfree

Unknown Trainer

 
Ledyba
 
Hoppip

Unknown Trainer

 
Altaria

Unknown Trainer

 
Combee

Other competitors

 
Crobat
 
Swoobat
 
Swellow
 
Pidgeotto
 
Skarmory

In other languages

Language Title
  Danish Pokémon-luftstafet
  Dutch Pokémon Luchtestafette
  Finnish Pokémon-lentoviesti
  French Relais Aérien Pokémon
  Italian Staffetta Aerea Pokémon
  Korean 포켓몬 스카이릴레이 Pokémon Sky Relay
  Norwegian Pokémon-luftstafett
  Polish Podniebna Sztafeta Pokémonów
  Brazilian Portuguese Revezamento Aéreo Pokémon
  Spanish Carrera aérea de relevos Pokémon
  Swedish Pokémon-staffetlopp i luften



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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