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May holding her Contest Pass
A Contest Pass (Japanese: コンテストパス Contest Pass) is a Key Item that allows players to participate in Pokémon Contests. It has a drawing of an award Ribbon on its front.
In the games
In Generation III
In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, a Contest Pass is required for entering Pokémon Contests. The item can be obtained by talking to the receptionist at the Verdanturf Town Contest Hall.
In Pokémon Emerald, a Contest Pass is not needed; instead, only a Pokéblock Case is required. The item is present in the coding, but cannot be legitimately obtained.
In Generation IV
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, all that is required to participate in Pokémon Super Contests is something formal to wear, given to the player by Johanna on entering the Contest Hall for the first time. The Contest Pass is, however, a dummied-out Key Item that can be hacked into the Bag, though it will have no effect.
In Generation V
Like all other items present in the coding of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Contest Pass is present in the coding of Pokémon Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, but cannot be obtained without hacking, and has no use whatsoever.
In Generation VI
In Pokémon X and Y, the Contest Pass remains as a leftover from the Generation V games and cannot be obtained without hacking, and has no use whatsoever.
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a Contest Pass is again required for entering Pokémon Contests. The item can be obtained from Lisia after delivering the Devon Parts to Captain Stern in front of the Slateport City Contest Hall.
|| The pass required for entering Pokémon Contests.
|| The pass required for entering Pokémon Contests. It has a drawing of an award ribbon on it.
| The pass required for entering Pokémon Contests. It has a drawing of an award ribbon on it.
|| A pass required for entering Pokémon Contests. It has a drawing of an award ribbon on its front.
In the anime
Contest Passes in the anime
In the Pokémon anime, Contest Passes serve the same purpose as they do in the Pokémon games, being required to participate in Pokémon Contests. In this canon, a Coordinator may register for a Contest Pass at any Contest Hall. It should be noted that a Contest Pass can only be used to enter events in the region in which it was obtained. In addition, Contest Passes will become invalid after a time, needing to be renewed.
Contest Passes first appeared in All Things Bright and Beautifly!, in which Jessie was seen trying to enter the Rustboro Contest with an expired Contest Pass. Jessie was shocked when she heard that her Pass was invalid, but the receptionist pointed out that she could renew it for her. With her Pass renewed, Jessie grabbed the last entry in the competition. Later, when Ash, May, and Brock appeared wishing to compete as well, the attendant said the competition had already reached the maximum number of contestants allowed, but still issued Contest Passes for them.
May obtained a Contest Pass for the Kanto region in The Saffron Con.
In What I Did for Love!, Brock obtained his Kanto Pass after meeting Yuma, a fellow Pokémon Breeder and a former Grand Festival winner. Brock became infatuated by her, and when she told him that he should enter the Gardenia Contest, he hurried to the reception desk to register for the tournament.
In Mounting a Coordinator Assault!, Dawn was practicing to make her stage debut when she noticed that Ash's Aipom had developed an interest in Pokémon Contests and wanted to participate as well. She convinced Ash to enter the competition, and Brock mentioned that Ash should rush to the registration as the Jubilife Contest would take place soon. At that moment, Dawn realized she had forgotten to sign up for the event. After that, Ash and Dawn ran towards the Contest Hall to obtain their Contest Passes and sign up. Along with the Pass, they received a rule book, a Ribbon case, a Ball Capsule, and an envelope full of Seals.
In the manga
A Contest Pass in Pokémon Adventures
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Ruby obtained his Hoenn Contest Pass in Mind-Boggling with Medicham.
In other languages