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Map of the Triathlon route. Starts at the school (center right), then goes to the forest (top), continues to the lake (bottom), then finishes at the school.

The Pokémon Triathlon (Japanese: ポケモントライアスロン Pokémon Triathlon) is an anime-exclusive competition held in Sinnoh. The event concludes a student's participation in Professor Rowan's Pokémon Summer Academy, which is then followed by a bonfire. It was featured in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.



The Pokémon Triathlon consists of a three-part race where competitors do not use any of their own Pokémon, but instead borrow those of the Pokémon Summer Academy.

Students start at the academy simultaneously. When the race begins competitors race to a checkpoint to borrow one of the Pokémon available and then are required to ride on the Pokémon to the next checkpoint through the woods. When the participants reach the second checkpoint, they need to return the first Pokémon they borrowed in exchange for a Water-type Pokémon, which they will needs to ride across the lake. Once the participant gets across the lake, it is a dash to the finish line located back at the academy. First place earns 50 points, second place earns 30 points, third place earns 20 points, and all of the remaining teams will receive 10 points a piece.

Known contestants

Trainer Pokémon used for First Leg Pokémon used for Second Leg Place
Ash Spoink Spoink Mantyke Mantyke 1st Place
Angie Ariados Ariados Lapras Lapras 2nd Place
Dawn Dodrio Dodrio Sharpedo Sharpedo N/A
Brock Onix Onix Feraligatr Feraligatr N/A
Jessie Hippowdon Hippowdon Magikarp Magikarp N/A
Conway Dugtrio Dugtrio Floatzel Floatzel N/A
Kendall 000MS.png Unknown Wailmer Wailmer N/A
Mitchell 000MS.png Unknown Azumarill Azumarill N/A


In other languages

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokémon Triatlon
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon Triathlon
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-kolmiottelu
France Flag.png French Triathlon Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Triathlon
Italy Flag.png Italian Triathlon dei Pokémon
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Pokémon Triatlon
Poland Flag.png Polish Triathlon Pokémonów
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Triatlo Pokémon
Russia Flag.png Russian Триатлон покемонов Triatlon Pokémonov
Spain Flag.png Spanish Triatlón Pokémon
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon-triathlon

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
Water-type Pokémon Friendship 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 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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