Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup

The 16 competitors of the Junior Cup

Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup (Japanese: ポケモンワールドトーナメントジュニアカップ Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup) or simply the Junior Cup, is an anime-exclusive tournament that is held in Lacunosa Town, Unova. It is hosted by Unova League Champion Alder and Freddy O'Martian.

Ash and his friends first heard about the tournament from Cynthia in All for the Love of Meloetta! and decided to participate. In Piplup, Pansage, and a Meeting of the Times!, Dawn revealed that she would be joining the competition as well. The tournament took place from Jostling for the Junior Cup! to Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!.

Competition

The tournament begins with a ten-minute exhibition match between Cynthia from the Sinnoh League and Caitlin from the Unova Elite Four. All Trainers are given a key-ring for participating, while the winner of the tournament receives a gold trophy and gets a chance to battle Alder.

Venue

Exterior Interior
   
Close-up of the battlefield
 

Contestants

 
The prize for participating
 
Trip winning the Junior Cup
Trainer Place
Trip Winner
Ash Runner-Up
Iris Top 4
Cilan Top 4
Dawn Top 8
Geraldo Top 8
Horatio Top 8
Manning Top 8
Georgia Top 16
Ramone Top 16
Cassie Top 16
Marris Top 16
Simeon Top 16
Shepherd Top 16
Kenton Top 16
Burgundy Top 16


Rounds

The Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup is a 16-competitor tournament consisting of four rounds, and entrants are allowed to switch Pokémon between rounds. All rounds consisted of Single Battles against randomly matched up Trainers by a computer.

First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
O  Trip    
X  Burgundy       O  Trip    
O  Manning     X  Manning    
X  Kenton         O  Trip    
X  Shepherd         X  Cilan    
O  Cilan       O  Cilan  
O  Horatio    
X
 Horatio    
X  Simeon         O  Trip  
X  Marris         X  Ash  
O  Ash       O  Ash    
O  Geraldo     X  Geraldo    
X  Cassie         O  Ash   
X  Ramone         X  Iris    
O  Dawn       X  Dawn  
X  Georgia     O  Iris    
O  Iris    



Pokémon used in tournament

Ash Ketchum

 
Leavanny
 
Boldore
 
Krokorok → Krookodile
 
Pignite

Iris

 
Dragonite

Cilan

 
Pansage
 
Stunfisk
 
Crustle

Dawn

 
Piplup
 
Mamoswine

Trip

 
Serperior

Burgundy

 
Darmanitan

Georgia

 
Beartic

Manning

 
Heatmor

Kenton

 
Golett

Shepherd

 
Galvantula

Horatio

 
Cinccino

Simeon

 
Zebstrika

Marris

 
Karrablast

Geraldo

 
Reuniclus

Cassie

 
Sawsbuck

Ramone

 
Stoutland

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 神奇寶貝世界錦標賽青少年杯 Shénqí-bǎobèi Shìjiè Jǐnbiāosài Qīngshàonián-bēi
  Finnish Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup
  German Pokémon World Tournament Junior Pokal
  Italian Coppa Junior del Pokémon World Tournament
  Polish Pokémonowy Puchar Świata Juniorów
  Portuguese Copa Júnior do Pokémon World Tournament
  Spanish Copa Junior del Pokémon World Tournament



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