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Artwork from the TCG

Contest Halls (Japanese: コンテストホール Contest Hall) are buildings where Pokémon Contests, Pokémon Super Contests, and Pokémon Contest Spectaculars are held and the workplace of Pokémon Contest judges and announcers.


In the games

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, there is a Contest Hall for each of the four ranks. The Pokémon Contest circuit starts in Verdanturf Town, which is where players may register their Contest Passes and participate in Normal Rank competitions. If successful here, players can challenge the Super Rank in Fallarbor Town, then the Hyper Rank in Slateport City, and lastly the Master Rank in Lilycove City.

In these buildings, there is one reception counter (two in the Lilycove City Contest Hall) and Berry Blenders for making Pokéblocks with friends through the use of a Game Link Cable or with the assistance of non-player characters. There are also framed photos of the winning Pokémon.

In Pokémon Emerald, all Pokémon Contests take place in Lilycove City, as the Contest Halls from Verdanturf Town, Fallarbor Town, and Slateport City were replaced by Battle Tents.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, all Super Contests take place at the Contest Hall in Hearthome City. In addition to the main reception counter, two counters can be found in this building: one for linked Super Contests and another for practice sessions. The Berry Blenders are gone, as Pokéblocks were replaced by Poffins.

During their first visit to the Contest Hall, players will receive a Glitter Powder from Contest Judge Keira and a tuxedo or dress (dependent on gender) from the Master Rank Coordinator Johanna. Another Super Contest Judge, Jordan, gives the player a Mild Poffin (level 60, smooth 40) after they have obtained the Poffin Case.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Contest Halls can again be found in Verdanturf Town, Fallarbor Town, Slateport City, and Lilycove City. This time around however, the player may challenge all four different ranks in a single Contest Hall.

Players can switch costumes of their Cosplay Pikachu by talking to the Pokémon Breeder in the green room. This Breeder can also remove the costume. Each first time the player wins one of the four ranks, they will be able to encounter Contest Spectacular idol Lisia in the green room. Her friend Chaz can often be found there as well.


Item Location Games
TM Dark VI TM41 (Torment) From a Sailor (Slateport City)  R  S  OR  AS 
Pokéblock Case Pokéblock Case From a little girl (Slateport City)  R  S 
TM Normal VI TM45 (Attract) From a womanRS or a LassORAS (Verdanturf Town)  R  S  OR  AS 
Contest Pass Contest Pass From the receptionist (Verdanturf Town)  R  S 
None Glitter Powder From Keira  D  P  Pt 
None Tuxedo/Dress From Johanna (dependent on gender; Tuxedo if the player is a boy or Dress if the player is a girl)  D  P  Pt 
None Mild Poffin From Jordan (requires Poffin Case)  D  P  Pt 
None Berry Blender From an old man in the lobby (Fallarbor Town)  OR  AS 
Contest Costume M Contest Costume From Lisia upon approaching the reception counter for the first time (at any Contest Hall)  OR  AS 


In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player will be given a Cosplay Pikachu after competing in a Pokémon Contest Spectacular for the first time. This special female Pikachu can be received at any Contest Hall. When obtained, Cosplay Pikachu will be wearing a costume that matches the player's own Contest Costume; she will be in her Rock Star costume if the player is male or her Pop Star costume if the player is female.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
025Ro Pikachu
Pikachu Rock Star
Gift Gift
20 One
025Po Pikachu
Pikachu Pop Star
Gift Gift
20 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Generation III

Version Exterior Lobby
Verdanturf, Fallarbor, and Slateport
Verdanturf, Fallarbor, and Slateport
Ruby Contest Hall RS.png
Contest Hall Entrance RS.png
Contest Hall Single Stage RS.png
Contest Hall Lilycove Entrance RS.png
Contest Hall Lilycove Stage RSE.png
Emerald Contest Hall E.png None.png None.png
Contest Hall Lilycove Entrance E.png

Generation IV

Version Exterior Lobby Stage
Diamond Super Contest Hall DPPt.png Contest Hall Entrance DPPt.png Super Contest.png

Generation VI

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Reason: Interior layouts.
Version Exterior Lobby Stage Green room
Omega Ruby Contest Spectacular Hall ORAS.png None.png ORAS Contest Introduction Round.png None.png
Alpha Sapphire

In the anime

Fennel Valley's Contest Hall

In the anime, Contest Halls can be found in a number of cities and towns that do not host Pokémon Contests in the games, such as Rustboro City in Hoenn and Celestic Town in Sinnoh, as well as in multiple anime-exclusive locations. Additionally, Kanto and Johto are known to have Contest Halls, despite the absence of Pokémon Contests in these regions within the games.

In this canon, Contest Halls are shown to be very large buildings that may also be used to host different Pokémon competitions. For instance, the Hearthome City Contest Hall was the setting of the Hearthome Collection, a fashion show for Stylists and their Pokémon. Additionally, some other buildings may have an area designed to offer the same experience of a Contest Hall. The Alamos Town Pokémon Contest takes place at the Space-Time Towers, and the Pokémon Center in Fennel Valley was shown to have a room complete with a stage, a scoreboard, the judges' desk, and the audience seats.

Food and merchandise stalls lined up outside the Jubilife City Contest Hall

Unlike regular Trainers who can register to a region's Pokémon League at any Pokémon Center, Coordinators can only register to obtain a Contest Pass at a Contest Hall. When doing so, they will typically receive a guidebook and a Ribbon case. Additionally in the Sinnoh region, Coordinators will receive one Ball Capsule and a small envelope with a few Seals.

Due to the large number of people attending Pokémon Contests, either as contestants or spectators, vendors usually gather around Contest Halls to sell goods and food. Some of their merchandise, such as pictures and stickers, feature Coordinators who have gained notability.


Although Contest Halls vary in size and appearance, the structure of each building is similar. They usually have a lobby where Pokémon Coordinators can sign up, multiple changing rooms where they can change clothes, and a waiting room where contestants stay until they are called on stage. Many Contest Halls have retractable roofs to offer an open-air experience as well as protection from rough weather if needed.

In the lobby, there are several videophones which contestants can use to place a call to their family and friends, and the waiting room will have a large widescreen TV or several smaller TVs so the competing Coordinators can watch the performances and battles of the other contestants and see the results of the Performance Stage. The waiting room is also the place to where Coordinators must return to after performing or battling.

Lobby Changing room Waiting room
Jubilife City Contest Hall lobby.png Celestic Town Contest Hall changing room.png Solaceon Town Contest Hall waiting room.png



The following is a list of cities and towns known to host Pokémon Contests in the Hoenn region:

Picture Location
Rustboro Contest Hall.png Rustboro City
Slateport Contest Hall.png Slateport City
Fallarbor Contest Hall.png Fallarbor Town
Verdanturf Contest Hall.png Verdanturf Town
Rubello Contest Hall.png Rubello Town
Lilycove Contest Hall.png Lilycove City
Purika Contest Hall.png Purika City
Pacifidlog Contest Hall.png Pacifidlog Town


The following is a list of cities and towns known to host Pokémon Contests in the Kanto region:

Picture Location
Saffron Contest Hall.png Saffron City
Silver Town Kanto.png Silver Town
Wisteria Contest Hall.png Wisteria Town
Chrysanthemum Contest Hall.png Chrysanthemum Island
Gardenia Town.png Gardenia Town
Mulberry Contest Hall.png Mulberry City
Terracotta Contest Hall.png Terracotta Town


The following is a list of cities and towns known to host Pokémon Contests in the Sinnoh region:

Picture Location
Jubilife Contest Hall.png Jubilife City
Floaroma Contest Hall.png Floaroma Town
Alamos Town Contest Hall.png Alamos Town
Hearthome Contest Hall.png Hearthome City
Solaceon Contest Hall.png Solaceon Town
Lake Valor Contest Hall.png Lake Valor
Celestic Contest Hall.png Celestic Town
Majolica Contest Hall.png Majolica Town
Chocovine Contest Hall.png Chocovine Town
Sandalstraw Contest Hall.png Sandalstraw Town
Lilypad Contest Hall.png Lilypad Town
Brussel Contest Hall.png Brussel Town
Daybreak Contest Hall.png Daybreak Town
Neighborly Town Contest Hall.png Neighborly Town
Arrowroot Contest Hall.png Arrowroot Town

Reported only

Location Notes
Sage Town Reported by Marian in Throwing the Track Switch.
Gerbera Town Reported by Marian in A Breed Stampede!.
Beach Rose Town

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Contest Hall in Adventures

Like in the games, only two regions - Hoenn and Sinnoh - have been shown to have Contest Halls. However, it has been implied that there might be Contest Halls in other regions as well, since Ruby had participated in Pokémon Contests prior to moving to Hoenn. The known Contest Halls are located in the same places as in the games.

During the crisis involving Groudon and Kyogre in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, the Contest Halls of Slateport City, Verdanturf Town, and Fallarbor Town were destroyed. They were later rebuilt as Battle Tents, although they still maintain the function of holding Pokémon Contests.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Pokémon Contest Hall.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Pokémon Contest Hall St Rising Rivals Uncommon 93/111 Bonds to the End of Time Uncommon 083/090


Contest Hall concept art.png
Conceptual artwork of the Fallarbor Town Contest Hall
from the Advanced Generation series

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 華麗大賽會場 Wàhlaih Daaihchoi Wúichèuhng
Mandarin 華麗大賽會場 / 华丽大赛会场 Huálì Dàsài Huìchǎng
France Flag.png French Centre de Concours
Germany Flag.png German Wettbewerbshalle
Italy Flag.png Italian Arena delle VirtùDPPtORAS
Sede GaraRSE
South Korea Flag.png Korean 콘테스트회장 Konteseuteu Hoejang
Poland Flag.png Polish Sala Pokazów
Spain Flag.png Spanish Auditorio
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hội trường Hội trình diễn Pokémon

See also

DawnChallenge.png Pokémon Contests VSFantina.png
Necessary Spoils
Contest Categories
ContestSuper Contest
CoordinatorContest HallContest Pass
The Grand Festival
Top CoordinatorRibbon Cup
Combinations • Opponents (IIIIVVI) • Double PerformanceJamming
Ribbons (list) • SealsBall CapsulesRanksJudgesAnnouncersWallace Cup

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