Wishing Bell Festival

The Wishing Bell Festival (Japanese: 願いの鐘祭 Bell of Wishes Festival) is a festival held in the Unova region that relates to the Mistralton Tower. Miles hosted the festival in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

Wishing Bell

During the festivities, a contest is held and the winner will have the chance to ring the wishing bell on top of the Mistralton Tower in order to make a potential wish come true. The contest is divided into six portions: quiz, scavenger hunt, race across the lake, dress-up and impersonation, forest race, and the tower climb. Those who compete must pair with one of their Pokémon. Stephan and his Sawk were the contest winners in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

Contest portions

  • Quiz
The competitors are divided into two groups and are asked generic questions relating to Pokémon or important people of the Unova region. The group that gives the most correct answers will move on to the second portion while the other group is eliminated.
  • Scavenger hunt
The competitors pick a card with a picture of an item on it and they must seek out the item under a time limit.
  • Race across the lake
The competitors and their Pokémon must get into a large wooden wash bucket and paddle their way across the lake without sinking.
  • Dress-up and impersonation
Once again, the competitors are to pick a card. Each card has a notable figure of Unova on it as well as their Pokémon. The competitor then has to dress like the person on the card while their Pokémon partner dresses as their Pokémon. They would also need to memorize the person's catchphrase and speak it aloud.
  • Forest race
The competitors and their Pokémon partners are to race across the forest and make it to the forest's edge where the Mistralton Tower is. However, there are Pokémon in the forest that will attack the competitors. Those who make it through the forest unscathed can move on to the final round.
  • Tower climb
In the final contest portion, the last of the competitors must climb the spiraling staircase that leads to the top of Mistralton Tower. They are also give Litwick-themed candles to carry with them. If the flame on their candle goes out, they are eliminated. The tower inhabits Pokémon that will attempt to put out the candle's flame such as Frillish and Pidove. When the competitors reach the top, they must run one lap around the roof and cross the finish line.

Notable competitors

Stephan winning the Wishing Bell Festival
Trainer Pokémon Place
Stephan   Sawk Winner
Ash   Pikachu Runner-up
Ricky   Elgyem Third
Iris   Axew Fourth
Cilan   Pansage Fifth

In other languages

Language Title
  Finnish Toivomuskellofestivaali
  French Festival du Carillon des Vœux
  German Wunschglocke-Festival
  Italian Festival della Campana dei Desideri
  Polish Festiwal Dzwonu Życzeń
  Brazilian Portuguese Festival do Sino dos Desejos
  Spanish Festival de la campana de los deseos

Anime-exclusive festivals and holidays
Multiregional ChristmasJohto FestivalKid's DaySummer Festival
Kanto Aura Guardian FestivalPokémon Flower Arrangement
Princess Festival
Orange Archipelago Legend Festival
Johto Eclipse FestivalMareep FestivalParade of the Chinchou
Pokémon ExhibitionPokémon Street Performer Festival
Pokémon Swap MeetSunflora FestivalWobbuffet Festival
Hoenn Feather CarnivalMay FestivalMillennium Festival
Sinnoh Pastoria Croagunk FestivalSinnoh FestivalTwinleaf Festival
Unova Eindoak Harvest FestivalKanto Fair
Subway Bosses' Stamp RallyWishing Bell Festival
Decolore Grand Harvest Festival
Kalos Camphrier Harvest FestivalCoumarine City Festival
Gadget FestivalGourgeist FestivalZapdos Festival
Alola Manalo FestivalWela Fire Festival
Unknown Wind Festival

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Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon Baccer World CupPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace Cup
World Coronation Series (Masters Eight Tournament)
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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 Athletic 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 Catch Adventure RacePokémon Pancake Race
Pokémon Ping-Pong tournamentPokémon Sled Jump GamesVikavolt race
Galar All-Alcremie Decoration Challenge
Unknown Pigton Town Tag BattlePokémon Catch Race

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