Pokémon Contest

(Redirected from Contest)
This article is about contests in Generations III and VI, as well as in Pokémon the Series. For the contests in Generation IV see Pokémon Super Contest, and for Generation VIII see Super Contest Show

Pokémon Contests (Japanese: ポケモンコンテスト Pokémon Contest) are a type of competition often contrasted with Pokémon battles and held in Contest Halls. Pokémon are judged on their condition and moves in two rounds, to determine which one is the best of its category.

Brendan and May participating in a Pokémon Contest Spectacular

In the games

See more: List of Contest opponents (Generation III)
See more: List of Contest opponents (Generation VI)

Pokémon Contests are in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, and in their Generation VI remakes Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire under the name Pokémon Contest Spectaculars (Japanese: ポケモンコンテストライブ Pokémon Contest Live). A Coordinator enters a Pokémon in one of five categories: Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, or Toughness and compete against three other Coordinators in two rounds. In Generation IV, these basic ideas were expanded upon with Pokémon Super Contests.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, photos can be taken at any point in a Contest Spectacular, and the player is able to save the last photo taken into the Nintendo 3DS Camera. In addition, the 3DS Camera can be used to provide a real-life background during the Talent Round of a Pokémon Contest. This option can be turned on or off by speaking to a man in the Contest Hall who describes this special effect as projecting a "hologram" through the entire hall.

Primary judging

 
Audience cheering for Milotic in the Introduction Round
 
Special introduction shown in a Cuteness Contest

In the first round, the four Pokémon are rated based on their condition. The audience votes on the Pokémon that looks the coolest, most beautiful, cutest, most clever, or toughest, depending on the category of the contest. Condition stats that are liked by the audience and the Pokémon's sheen also beneficially influence the votes. To raise a Pokémon's condition, Coordinators prepare Pokéblocks of specific colors and feed them to their Pokémon. In Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, how well a Pokémon does in this phase is shown by the number of hearts that appear over the audience members' heads.

This portion is known as the Introduction Round (Japanese: おひろめ Unveiling) in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. In these games, how well a Pokémon does in this phase is shown by the amount of clapping, whistling, and glow sticks that appear in the audience. Additionally, a special introduction is shown for the Pokémon with the highest score in this round. If multiple contestants are tied for the highest score, each of them will get the special introduction.

Within the game itself, the audience score is based on the sum of the following:

  • The full value of the condition in the contest's primary condition stat
  • 50% of the value of the condition in each of the contest's secondary condition stats
  • 50% of the value of the Pokémon's overall sheen, except that sheen is not tracked in Generation VI and is therefore not included in the formula there

In Generation III, Scarves held by the Pokémon raise the matching colored condition stat by 20 points, but not to more than 255. Thus, if the Pokémon is holding a scarf corresponding to the contest's primary condition stat (and the stat is 235 or lower), it will gain 20 points in the final total, but if the Pokémon is holding a scarf corresponding to either contest's secondary condition stats, it will gain 10 points in the final total. In Generation VI, there is simply a 20-point bonus for holding a scarf that matches the contest type, even if the corresponding stat is already maxed out; scarves for any other contest type have no effect.

The table below shows the minimum number of points required to achieve a given number of hearts.

Rank # of hearts
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Normal Rank 0 11 21 31 41 51 61 71 81
Super Rank 0 91 111 131 151 171 191 211 231
Hyper Rank 0 171 201 231 261 291 321 351 381
Master Rank 0 321 361 401 441 481 521 561 601
Link Contest 0 101 201 301 401 451 501 551 601


Secondary judging

 
Roselia using Magical Leaf in the Talent Round
Main article: Appeal

In the secondary judging, the four Pokémon take turns appealing (i.e. using certain moves in front of an appointed judge). They are able to affect the performances of each other. Effects on other Pokémon include reducing their number of hearts, making them nervous, and so forth. Moves that are of the same category as the contest the user is competing in may excite the audience, and if the audience becomes extremely excited, the Pokémon scores extra hearts. Each appeal heart earned in this round has the same effect as 20 points in the previous round.

Move combinations also score extra hearts. The amount of extra points vary between generations; in Generation III, the follow-up move of a combination receives double the base Appeal it would have earned otherwise, while in Generation VI the follow-up move receives a bonus of exactly 3 Appeal hearts.

Using a move repeatedly (unless the move's effect specifically mentions otherwise) will bore the audience in the hall, resulting in point deduction, and preventing the excitement from increasing even if the move is of the correct type. In Generation III, the Pokémon will lose two hearts the first time a move is repeated, three hearts the second time, and so on. In Generation VI, the Pokémon will only lose one heart every time a move is repeated.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, this portion is known as the Talent Round (Japanese: アピール審査 Appeal Examination), during which Coordinators can Mega Evolve their Pokémon when the crowd's excitement reaches its peak. Additionally, pressing the touch screen to the left of the camera button causes the audience to clap, while pressing to the right of the camera button causes the audience to hoot.

After judging

 
Milotic announced as the winner

After the second round, the four Pokémon's results are shown. Here, stars represent how well the Pokémon did in the primary judging, while hearts indicate how well the Pokémon did in the secondary judging; both fill up the four Pokémon's meters. Each star represents 63 points obtained in the primary judging (rounded up to the nearest star), while each heart represents 80 points (four appeal hearts) obtained in the secondary judging.

The Pokémon whose meter becomes the highest (has the highest cumulative score, formed from the points obtained in the first round and double the value of the points obtained in the second round) is announced as the winner of the competition. In Pokémon Contests, the winning Pokémon is awarded a Ribbon for each of the four different ranks. In Pokémon Contest Spectaculars, however, a Ribbon is only earned after beating the Master Rank.

A small portrait of the winner is painted and placed in the Contest Hall. Additionally, an artist will paint a large painting if the winner of a Master Rank contest or multiplayer contest wins with at least 800 points. These larger paintings are displayed in the Lilycove Museum. In Generation III, if a Master Rank winner has already earned the Ribbon for that category and rank, the player will be given a Luxury Ball.

Contest ranks

Main article: Rank (Contest)

There are four contest ranks: Normal, Super, Hyper, and Master. Every competition, as well as having one of the five categories, has one of these four ranks. In the Normal Rank, any Pokémon may enter. Any Pokémon that won a Normal Rank contest may move up to the Super Rank in the same category. Likewise, a Super Rank winner can move up to the Hyper Rank, and a Hyper Rank winner can advance to the Master Rank in the same category. In Pokémon Contest Spectaculars, any Pokémon may enter any unlocked rank.

In Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon Contests of each rank are spread around the Hoenn region. In Emerald, however, Pokémon Contests of all four ranks are held in Lilycove City. In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there are four Contest Halls across the region, but the player may enter Pokémon Contest Spectaculars of any rank in each Contest Hall.

Multiplayer contests

The player may participate in multiplayer contests by speaking to the Contest Hall receptionist on the right in Generation III, and on the left in Generation VI.

In Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon Contests can only be held with four players. However, in Emerald, there are two multiplayer modes: E-Mode (Emerald Mode) and G-Mode (Global Mode). E-Mode allows two to four Emerald players to participate in multiplayer contests. If there are less than four players, the remaining slots will be filled in by computers. In G-Mode, four Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald players can participate.

Awards

In Generation VI, after a contest has ended, the player may talk to the audience members gathered near the entrances to Contest Halls to receive gifts. These NPCs serve as the player's fans. The higher the rank, the greater the number of fans gathering in the lobby. The maximum number of fans waiting for the player is 10. The following are lists of gifts the player may receive. Note that certain items and Berries are given out only after competing in certain contest ranks.

Normal Rank Super Rank Hyper Rank Master Rank Any Rank
Item
  Fresh Water
  Sweet Heart
  Cheri Berry
  Chesto Berry
  Pecha Berry
  Rawst Berry
  Aspear Berry
  Leppa Berry
  Oran Berry
  Persim Berry
Item
  Honey
  Soda Pop
  Stardust
  Sitrus Berry
  Figy Berry
  Wiki Berry
  Mago Berry
  Aguav Berry
  Iapapa Berry
  Razz Berry
  Bluk Berry
  Nanab Berry
  Wepear Berry
  Pinap Berry
Item
  Heart Scale
  Star Piece
  Lemonade
  Pomeg Berry
  Kelpsy Berry
  Qualot Berry
  Hondew Berry
  Grepa Berry
  Tamato Berry
  Cornn Berry
  Magost Berry
  Rabuta Berry
  Nomel Berry
  Spelon Berry
  Pamtre Berry
  Watmel Berry
  Durin Berry
  Belue Berry
Item
  Destiny Knot
  Comet Shard
  Moomoo Milk
  Occa Berry
  Passho Berry
  Wacan Berry
  Rindo Berry
  Yache Berry
  Chople Berry
  Kebia Berry
  Shuca Berry
  Coba Berry
  Payapa Berry
  Tanga Berry
  Charti Berry
  Kasib Berry
  Haban Berry
  Colbur Berry
  Babiri Berry
  Chilan Berry
  Roseli Berry
Item
  Rage Candy Bar
  Shalour Sable
  Lumiose Galette
  Old Gateau

Notable contestants

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there are three contestants that interact with the player outside of Contest Spectaculars.

Lisia
Lisia is a famous Contest star who introduces Contest Spectaculars to the player. She and her Altaria, Ali, may appear in Master Rank Contests Spectaculars after the player places first in all five Master Rank categories. Ali will always have a moveset best suited to the Contest category he is in, and is the only NPC opponent that makes use of Mega Evolution when performing Spectacular Talents.

Coolness Contests

 
Types:
Dragon Flying
Held item:
  Altarianite
Ali
Aerial Ace
Cool
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Dragon Dance
Cool
Appeal
1
 
Jam
0  
 
Outrage
Cool
Appeal
6 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥
Jam
0  
 
Tailwind
Cool
Appeal
3 ♥♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 

Beauty Contests

 
Types:
Dragon Flying
Held item:
  Altarianite
Ali
Dazzling Gleam
Beautiful
Appeal
4 ♥♥♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Draco Meteor
Beautiful
Appeal
6 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥
Jam
0  
 
Round
Beautiful
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Mist
Beautiful
Appeal
1
 
Jam
0  
 

Cuteness Contests

 
Types:
Dragon Flying
Held item:
  Altarianite
Ali
Attract
Cute
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Disarming Voice
Cute
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Growl
Cute
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Hone Claws
Cute
Appeal
1
 
Jam
0  
 

Cleverness Contests

 
Types:
Dragon Flying
Held item:
  Altarianite
Ali
Dream Eater
Clever
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Natural Gift
Clever
Appeal
1
 
Jam
0  
 
Power Swap
Clever
Appeal
1
 
Jam
0  
 
Sing
Cute
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 

Toughness Contests

 
Types:
Dragon Flying
Held item:
  Altarianite
Ali
Aerial Ace
Cool
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Earthquake
Tough
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
1
 
Giga Impact
Tough
Appeal
4 ♥♥♥♥
 
Jam
4 ♥♥♥♥
 
Take Down
Tough
Appeal
6 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥
Jam
0  
 


Chaz
Chaz is the self-proclaimed rival of Lisia. He and his Machoke, Macherie, may appear in Contests Spectaculars ranked Super or higher. Macherie's moveset is different in higher-difficultly Contest Spectaculars.

Super Rank Hyper and Master Ranks
 
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Held item:
None
Macherie
Attract
Cute
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Brick Break
Cool
Appeal
4 ♥♥♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Bulk Up
Cool
Appeal
1
 
Jam
0  
 
Low Sweep
Clever
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
3 ♥♥♥
 
 
Type:
Fighting Unknown
Held item:
None
Macherie
Attract
Cute
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Return
Cute
Appeal
4 ♥♥♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Round
Beautiful
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Sunny Day
Beautiful
Appeal
1
 
Jam
0  
 

Wallace
Wallace is the Gym Leader of Sootopolis City and Lisia's uncle. After entering the Hall of Fame, Wallace will occasionally appear as an opponent in Master Rank Beauty Contests with his Milotic.

 
Type:
Water Unknown
Held item:
None
Milotic
Aqua Ring
Beautiful
Appeal
1
 
Jam
0  
 
Aqua Tail
Beautiful
Appeal
4 ♥♥♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 
Blizzard
Beautiful
Appeal
1
 
Jam
3 ♥♥♥
 
Round
Beautiful
Appeal
2 ♥♥
 
Jam
0  
 

In the anime

 
The panel of judges

Pokémon Contests were introduced early on in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire and, according to DPS01, they originated in the Hoenn region. The competition is organized by the Pokémon Activities Committee and allows Coordinators to show how skilled their Pokémon can be. Winners are presented with a Ribbon.

A Pokémon Contest is divided into two parts. In the first round, called the Performance Stage, Coordinators have their Pokémon performing their moves in order to showcase their style and skill. The appeals are awarded points by a panel of judges, usually formed by Mr. Contesta from the organizing committee, Mr. Sukizo from the Pokémon Fan Club, and the Nurse Joy from the local Pokémon Center. The Coordinators with the highest scores proceed to the next round. The number of Coordinators that advance to the second round varies. The second round is the Battle Stage, in which Coordinators compete in Pokémon battles while continuing to show off their Pokémon's style and skill. Each battle lasts five minutes and the object of the battle is to decrease the opponent's points. Coordinators lose points when their Pokémon are hit by an attack, when their Pokémon's attack fails, when the opponent's Pokémon performs a particularly appealing move, or when the opponent's Pokémon uses their Pokémon's attack to its own advantage. A battle can also end when one of the Pokémon is unable to battle, called Battle Off by the judges. In this case, the Coordinator with the remaining Pokémon is declared the winner.

A Coordinator needs a Contest Pass from a particular region to enter Pokémon Contests there. Coordinators who win five Ribbons of a specific region are able to enter that region's Grand Festival. A Ribbon won from events such as the Wallace Cup can be used in any region. Also, Ribbons do not expire, and multiple years can be used to collect the five needed for the Grand Festival. However, after being used to enter the Grand Festival, the five cannot be used again. Winners of the Grand Festival earn the Ribbon Cup and become Top Coordinators.

 
Nando's Pokémon sent out with Seals

In Hoenn, Coordinators have to use the same Pokémon for both rounds—although there are exceptions—and the master of ceremonies is Vivian Meridian. When May participated in the Hoenn Grand Festival, two other Nurse Joys from Hoenn came as guest judges. The event was held in Slateport City and ran for three episodes.

In Kanto, Coordinators may enter different Pokémon for each round and the master of ceremonies is Lilian Meridian. The Kanto Grand Festival was held at Indigo Plateau during May's participation. For the competition, the Hoenn announcer, Vivian Meridian, joined the panel of judges while three other Nurse Joys gave scores. Jessie, as Jessadiah, also hosted the event with Lilian. The competition also ran for three episodes.

In Sinnoh, Coordinators may enter different Pokémon for each round and generally dress up to compete, though it seems this is not a strict requirement, as seen with Princess Salvia. They also use Ball Capsules and Seals to enhance a Pokémon's entrance. Pokémon Contests in the Sinnoh region include both Single and Double Performances, with the Grand Festival featuring the Double Performance format. The master of ceremonies for these events is Marian. During Dawn's participation in the Sinnoh Grand Festival, Top Coordinator and Gym Leader Fantina joined the judges as a guest judge. The event was held at Lake Valor and ran for four episodes.

In Reuniting for the First Time!, a Contest Spectacular was held in Lilycove City. Unlike previous Contests in the anime, Contest Spectaculars do not feature Contest Battles. Instead, the winner is decided solely based on the Performance Stage with an audience vote, requiring no judges. Moreover, Contest Spectaculars have Ranks, like in the games, and a draw for the first place is possible. Coordinators are also able to rent costumes to wear during their performances. Chloe competed in a Normal Rank Contest Spectacular, while Serena and Lisia competed in a Master Rank Contest Spectacular.

Hoenn Contests

Location Episode(s) Ribbon Winner First round Battle rounds
 
Rustboro City
All Things Bright and Beautifly!  
Rustboro Ribbon
 
Janet
  • Semifinals:
  • Janet vs Unknown
  • Chaz vs Unknown
  • Final:
  • Janet's Beautifly vs Chaz's Venomoth
 
Slateport City
Win, Lose or Drew!  
Slateport Ribbon
 
Robert
  • Quarterfinals:
  • May's Beautifly vs Drew's Roselia
  • Semifinals:
  • Robert's Milotic vs Drew's Roselia
 
Fallarbor Town
Come What May!  
Fallarbor Ribbon
 
May
  • Semifinals:
  • Jessica's Dustox vs May's Beautifly
  • Drew's Roselia vs Grace's Medicham
  • Final:
  • May's Beautifly vs Grace's Medicham
 
Verdanturf Town
Disguise Da Limit  
Verdanturf Ribbon
 
May
  • Semifinals:
  • Final:
  • May's Skitty vs Phantom's Dusclops
 
Rubello Town
Cruisin' for a Losin'  
Rubello Ribbon
 
Drew
  • Semifinals:
  • Final:
  • Drew's Masquerain vs Savannah's Lairon
 
Lilycove City
Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry
Lessons in Lilycove
 
Lilycove Ribbon
 
May
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • May's Combusken vs Jessifina's Chimecho
  • Final:
  • May's Combusken vs Kelly's Grumpig
 
Purika City
A Cacturne for the Worse  
Purika Ribbon
 
May
  • Semifinals:
  • Harley's Cacturne vs Azurill
  • May's Bulbasaur vs Surskit
  • Final:
  • Harley's Cacturne vs May's Bulbasaur
 
Pacifidlog Town
Mean With Envy
Pacifidlog Jam
 
Pacifidlog Ribbon
 
May
  • Semifinals:
  • Erica's Jynx vs Jester's Meowth
  • Joshua's Houndoom vs May's Skitty
  • Final:
  • Erika's Jynx vs May's Skitty
Grand Festival
 
Slateport City
Hi Ho Silver Wind!
Deceit and Assist
Rhapsody in Drew
 
Hoenn Ribbon Cup
 
Robert
  • 32th-finals:
  • 16th-finals:
  • 8th-finals:
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Final:
  • Robert's Milotic and Claydol vs Drew's Flygon and Masquerain

Kanto Contests

Location Episode(s) Ribbon Winner First round Battle rounds
 
Saffron City
A Hurdle for Squirtle  
Saffron Ribbon
 
May
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Final:
  • Harley's Ariados vs May's Squirtle
 
Silver Town
Weekend Warrior  
Silver Ribbon
 
May

(15 coordinators)

  • Semifinals:
  • Final:
  • May's Combusken vs Jeremy's Venusaur
 
Wisteria Town
Harley Rides Again  
Wisteria Ribbon
 
Harley
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Final:
 
Chrysanthemum Island
Spontaneous Combusken!  
Chrysanthemum Ribbon
 
May
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Final:
  • Brianna's Vibrava vs May's Combusken
 
Gardenia Town
What I Did for Love!  
Gardenia Ribbon
 
May
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Final:
 
Mulberry Town
New Plot, Odd Lot!
Going for Choke!
 
Mulberry Ribbon
 
May
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Final:
  • May's Squirtle vs Jessibella's Banette
 
Terracotta Town (unofficial)
Once More With Reeling!
Home is Where the Start Is!
 
Terracotta Ribbon
 
Ash/May
  • Final:
Grand Festival
 
Indigo Plateau
May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!
Thinning the Hoard!
Channeling the Battle Zone!
 
Kanto Ribbon Cup
 
Solidad
  • 32th-finals:
  • 8th-finals:
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • May's Munchlax and Combusken vs Solidad's Slowbro and Pidgeot
  • Final:
  • Solidad's Pidgeot and Slowbro vs Unknown

Sinnoh Contests

Location Episode(s) Ribbon Winner First round Battle rounds
 
Jubilife City
Mounting a Coordinator Assault!
Arrival of a Rival!
 
Jubilife Ribbon
 
Zoey
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Dawn's Buneary vs Zoey's Glameow
  • Final:
  • Jessilina's Carnivine vs Zoey's Glameow
Unofficial contest
 
Small village
Borrowing on Bad Faith!  
None
(year supply of fruit as prize)
 
Jessie
  • Final:
  • Jessie's Aipom vs Dawn's Pachirisu
 
Floaroma Town
Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!
Settling a Not-So-Old Score!
 
Floaroma Ribbon
 
Dawn
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Final:
  • Dawn's Piplup vs Kenny's Prinplup
 
Alamos Town
The Rise of Darkrai
(end credits)
 
Alamos Ribbon
 
Allegra
 
Hearthome City
Dawn's Early Night!  
Hearthome Ribbon
 
Nando
  • Semifinals:
  • Final:
  • Nando vs Zoey
 
Sage Town
Throwing the Track Switch  
Sage Ribbon
 
Kenny

Unknown

  • Final:
 
Solaceon Town
Team Shocker!  
Solaceon Ribbon
 
Jessilina (Jessie in disguise)
  • Final:
 
Lake Valor
Wallace Cup
Staging a Heroes' Welcome!
Pruning a Passel of Pals!
Strategy with a Smile!
 
Aqua Ribbon
 
Dawn
  • Eighth-finals:
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Final:
 
Celestic Town
Battling The Generation Gap!  
Celestic Ribbon
 
Dawn
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Lila's Delcatty vs Crawdaunt
  • Dawn's Ambipom vs Nosepass
  • Final:
  • Dawn's Ambipom vs Lila's Delcatty
 
Majolica Town
Shield with a Twist!  
Majolica Ribbon
 
Jessilina (Jessie in disguise)

Unknown

 
Gerbera Town
A Breed Stampede!  
Gerbera Ribbon
 
Kenny
Unknown Unknown
 
Beach Rose Town
A Breed Stampede!  
Beach Rose Ribbon
 
Nando
Unknown Unknown
 
Chocovine Town
Another One Gabites the Dust!  
Chocovine Ribbon
 
Dawn
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Jessilina's Carnivine vs Ursula's Gabite
  • Final:
  • Dawn's Pachirisu vs Ursula's Gabite
 
Sandalstraw Town
Old Rivals, New Tricks!  
Sandalstraw Ribbon
 
Kenny
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Jessilina's Seviper vs Dawn's Ambipom
  • Final:
  • Kenny's Prinplup vs Dawn's Ambipom
 
Lilypad Town
Dressed for Jess Success!  
Lilypad Ribbon
 
Jessilina (James in disguise)
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Dawn's Mamoswine vs Jessilina's Carnivine
  • Final:
  • Jessilina's Carnivine vs Tyrogue
 
Brussel Town
Double-Time Battle Training!  
Brussel Ribbon
 
Zoey
  • Final:
 
Daybreak Town
Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn!
Playing the Performance Encore!
 
Daybreak Ribbon
 
Dawn
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Dawn's Mamoswine and Cyndaquil vs Unknown
  • Ursula's Plusle and Minun vs Unknown
  • Final:
  • Dawn's Mamoswine and Cyndaquil vs Ursula's Plusle and Minun
 
Neighborly Town
Teaching the Student Teacher!  
Neighborly Ribbon
 
Jessilina (Jessie in disguise)
  • Final:
  • Jessilina's Seviper vs Unknown
 
Arrowroot Town
Dawn of a Royal Day!  
Arrowroot Ribbon
  Dawn (Princess Salvia in disguise; gave up the
ribbon to Jessilina)
  • Quarterfinals or/and Semifinals:
  • Final:
  • Jessilina's Seviper vs Dawn's Togekiss
Grand Festival
 
Lake Valor
Last Call—First Round!
Opposites Interact!
Coming Full-Festival Circle!
A Grand Fight for Winning!
 
Ribbon Cup
 
Zoey
  • 16th-finals:
  • Quarterfinals:
  • Semifinals:
  • Final:
Eterna City Mentioned in Nightfall? Nightmares! Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

Johto Contests

In The Unbeatable Lightness of Seeing!, Drew and Harley announced that they, along with Solidad, were heading to Johto to participate in Pokémon Contests there, and May decided to follow suit in Home is Where the Start Is!.

In A Full Course Tag Battle!, May was revealed to have been participating in Johto Contests along with her rivals and already won three Ribbons. She returned to Johto following the end of the Wallace Cup in Strategy with a Smile! to continue competing in Contests there.

In Goodbye, Junior Cup—Hello, Adventure!, Dawn headed to compete in the Wallace Cup again, this time held in Johto. She had also participated in Johto Contests, as revealed in Nightfall? Nightmares!.

Unova Contests

In Nightfall? Nightmares!, Dawn revealed that there are Pokémon Contests held in Unova.

Hoenn Contest Spectaculars

Location Episode Notable contestants Winner
 
Lilycove City
Normal Rank
Reuniting for the First Time! *Chloe Unknown
 
Lilycove City
Master Rank
Reuniting for the First Time! *Serena
*Lisia
 
Serena and Lisia (tie)

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Ruby taking part in a Contest

Ruby & Sapphire arc

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Pokémon Contests were introduced in this arc. Somewhat experienced Pokémon Coordinator Ruby moved to the Hoenn region and ran away from home to participate in Pokémon Contests there, since his father was against him competing in such events. Ruby arranged a bet with Sapphire, vowing to win all the Contest Ribbons in the region in 80 days. He was able to win every Ribbon, thus completing his part in the bet.

The formula of competition follows the one set in the games closely, sharing its two segments.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Ruby is credited with the development of several features of the Pokémon Contest Spectacular, alongside Lisia. These include the designs of the Cosplay Pikachu costumes, the Contest Costumes to be worn by participating Trainers, and using Mega Evolution in an Appeal.

Contests

Hoenn
Rank Winner Categories Round(s)
Slateport City
Hyper Rank
Unknown Unknown Tripped Up by Torkoal
Verdanturf Town
Normal Rank
Ruby     Mind-Boggling with Medicham
      It's Absol-lutely a Bad Omen
Fallarbor Town
Super Rank
Ruby         I More Than Like You, Luvdisc I
  Tanks, but No Tanks, Anorith and Lileep
Fallarbor Town
Super Rank
Wallace   I More Than Like You, Luvdisc I
Slateport City
Hyper Rank
Ruby           Always Keep Whiscash on You for Emergencies
Lilycove City
Master Rank
Ruby           It All Ends Now VIII
Sinnoh
Location Chapter Categories Notable contestants Winner
Super Contest Hall
Normal Rank
Perturbed by Pachirisu   *Platinum *Platinum

Hoenn Contest Spectaculars

Location Chapter Notable contestants Winner
N/A PAORAS21 *Ruby
*Sapphire
Unknown

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢華麗大賽 Pokémon Wàhlàih-daaihchoi *
小精靈華麗大賽 Síujīnglìhng Wàhlàih-daaihchoi *
Mandarin 寶可夢華麗大賽 / 宝可梦华丽大赛 Pokémon Huálì-dàsài *
神奇寶貝華麗大賽 Shénqí-bǎobèi Huálì-dàsài *
  Danish Pokémon-konkurrence
  Dutch Pokémon-wedstrijd*
  Finnish Pokémon-kilpailu
  French Concours Pokémon
  German Pokémon-Contest
  Hindi पोकीमोन प्रतियोगिता (Pokémon Pratiyogita)
  Indonesian Kontes Pokémon
  Italian Gara Pokémon
  Korean 포켓몬 콘테스트 Pokémon Contest
  Norwegian Pokémon-konkurrans
  Polish Pokazy Pokémonów*
Zawody Pokémonów*
Turniej Pokémonów*
Konkurs Pokémonów*
Portuguese   Brazil Concurso Pokémon (XY138 blurb, manga)
Torneio Pokémon (anime)
  Portugal Torneio Pokémon
  Romanian Concurs Pokémon
  Russian Состязание Покемонов Sostyazaniye Pokémonov
Представление Покемонов Predstavleniye Pokémonov (XY138)
  Spanish Concurso Pokémon
  Swedish Pokémon-tävling
  Urdu پوکیمون پرتیوگیۃ (Pokémon Pratiyogita)
  Vietnamese Hội trình diễn Pokémon

Pokémon Contest Spectacular

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 華麗現場大賽
Mandarin 華麗現場大賽 / 华丽现场大赛 Huálì Xiànchǎngdàsài
  Dutch Spectaculaire Pokémon-wedstrijd
  French Concours Pokémon Live
  German Pokémon-Wettbewerb Live
  Italian Gare Pokémon Live
  Korean 포켓몬 콘테스트 라이브 Pokémon Contest Live
  Polish Widowiskowy Pokaz Pokémonów
  European Portuguese Pokémon Contest Spectacular
  Russian Потрясающий конкурс Покемонов Potryasayushchiy konkurs Pokémonov
  Spanish Gran Concurso Pokémon

See also

  Pokémon Contests  
Necessary Spoils
PokéblocksPoffins
Contest Categories
CoolBeautifulCuteCleverTough
Rounds
AppealBattleDanceVisual
Participation
ContestSuper ContestContest Show
CoordinatorContest HallContest Pass
The Grand Festival
KantoHoennSinnoh
Top CoordinatorRibbon Cup
Others
Combinations • Opponents (IIIIVVIVIII) • Double PerformanceJamming
Ribbons (list) • StickersBall CapsulesRanksJudgesAnnouncersWallace Cup


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