Pokémon battles always make for an exhilarating challenge, but they're not the only form of competition that a Trainer and their Pokémon can partake in. Every now and then, a good old-fashioned race is just what is needed to show off your skills. In Pokémon the Series, Ash and his friends occasionally find themselves drawn into a race, and you can now watch some of these fast and furious matches on Pokémon TV!
Perhaps the best part about these races is just how varied they are. Sure, there are basic foot races where a Trainer rides their Pokémon to the finish line, but Ash also faces downhill bobsled races, hot air balloon races, climbs to the top of a tower, and even…a pancake race! We also get to see how Pokémon racing evolves with a Pokémon when Ash's friend Sophocles competes in a Charjabug race with his own Pokémon partner Charjabug, and later, they compete together in a Vikavolt race.