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Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament

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[[File:Sandalstraw Town dome.png|thumb|250px|The setting for the tournament]]
[[File:DP124 tournament.png|thumb|250px|Inside the arena]]
{{search|the Ping Pong tournament in [[Sinnoh]]|the tournament in [[Alola]]|Poké 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 {{pkmn|anime}}-exclusive event where {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} and {{pkmn|Trainer}} form a pair and compete in a game of {{wp|Table tennis|ping pong}}. The 32 Trainers use a {{wp|Table tennis racket|paddle}} while the partner Pokémon uses its body to hit the ball. Pokémon are not allowed to use their [[move]]s 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]].
 
The tournament appearedis held in a giant dome in [[Sandalstraw Town]] that has ping pong tables located outside for participants to practice. Along with the Sandalstraw Town [[Pokémon Contest]], the Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament attracts a large number of visitors to the town. The competition was first mentioned in ''[[DP124DP122|ToStopped Thinein Ownthe PokémonName Beof TrueLove!]]'', andwhen held{{an|Barry}} revealed his plans of entering it. It took place in ''[[SandalstrawDP124|To TownThine Own Pokémon Be True!]].'', in which {{Ash}}, {{an|Dawn}}, {{an|Barry}}, [[Jessie]], [[Halverson]], [[Wilkinson]], and [[O]] competed in the tournament with {{AP|Pikachu}}, {{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}}, {{TP|Barry|Empoleon}}, {{MTR}}, {{p|Marowak}}, {{p|Farfetch'd}}, and {{p|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.
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