The PokéAthlon is a sports tournament for Pokémon in Johto, founded by Magnus six months prior to the opening of the HGSS Arc. It is held in the PokéAthlon Dome north of Goldenrod City. It consists of six arenas ten events, separated into different courses. Winning a course earns you a medal.
HGSS ArcGold agrees to meet Lance at the PokéAthlon Dome to learn crucial information about Arceus. While there, he participates in the PokéAthlon, even besting its longtime champion in the speed course, Jet.
- ↑ Chapters 442 and 443