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Conditions
Cool
Beautiful
Cute
Clever
Tough

The Cute condition, also called Cuteness (Japanese: かわいさ Cuteness), is one of the five different Contest conditions.

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Characteristics

A Pokémon will have its Cute condition raised when fed Pokéblocks or Poffins made with sweet-tasting, pink-colored Berries. Pokémon with Natures that boost Speed—Timid, Hasty, Jolly, and Naive—get the most benefit from Berries that have a sweet flavor, as a result, they are the easiest to raise for a Cuteness Contest.

When competing in the Cute category, a Pokémon with an enhanced Cuteness will score higher in the primary judging of a Pokémon Contest, the Visual Competition of a Pokémon Super Contest, and the Introduction Round of a Pokémon Contest Spectacular. This can also be assisted with the use of the Pink Scarf. Most of the moves that display Cuteness are Normal, Psychic, and Water, but moves from other types may be Cute as well. Furthermore, Cute moves are usually learned at lower levels and/or are not very effective in a battle, such as Tail Whip, Growl, Splash, and Assist.

During a Cuteness Contest, the audience will react as follows:

Move performed Audience reaction
Cool move Discontent
Beautiful move Indifference
Cute move Excitement
Clever move Indifference
Tough move Discontent

Awards

At the end of a Cuteness Contest, the winning Pokémon will receive a Contest Ribbon. Additionally, in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Coordinators are awarded special Accessories the first time they win the Contest. Different Ribbons and Accessories are awarded for winning in each of the four ranks.

Hoenn Contests

Normal Rank Super Rank Hyper Rank Master Rank
Cute Ribbon Hoenn.png Cute Ribbon Super.png Cute Ribbon Hyper.png Cute Ribbon Master Hoenn.png

Sinnoh Super Contests

Normal Rank Great Rank Ultra Rank Master Rank
Cute Ribbon Sinnoh.png Cute Ribbon Great.png Cute Ribbon Ultra.png Cute Ribbon Master Sinnoh.png
Accessory Pink Barrette Sprite.png Accessory Pink Balloon Sprite.png Accessory Lace Headress Sprite.png Accessory Flower Stage Sprite.png

Hoenn Contest Spectaculars

Master Rank
Cuteness Master Ribbon.png

Moves

Hoenn Contests

Appeal Jam Description Moves
4 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
A highly appealing move. Mud SportSnoreWater GunWater Sport
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
An appeal that excites the audience in any contest. FrustrationReturn
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals. Sweet Scent
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Can avoid being startled by others once. Defense CurlMinimizeRest
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Can avoid being startled by others. BounceProtectWithdraw
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Can be repeatedly used without boring the judge. MetronomePresentSleep Talk
4 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
4 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Jams the others, and misses one turn of appeals. Teeter Dance
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous. AttractBaton PassBlockEncoreSingSweet KissYawn
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Makes the appeal as good as the one before it. Mimic
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Makes the appeal as good as those before it. CovetRole Play
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Scrambles up the order of appeals on the next turn. Uproar
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals. Bubble
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal. CharmFake Out
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention. Mud-SlapSand Attack
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Temporarily stops the crowd from getting excited. Wish
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited. Follow Me
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
The appeal works better the later it is performed. FlailSlack Off
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
The appeal works great if performed first. Swagger
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
The appeal works great if performed last. FacadeGrowlSplashTail Whip
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
The appeal's quality depends on its timing. Assist
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness. AmnesiaBelly DrumRefreshSharpen
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Works well if it's the same type as the one before. Milk Drink
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals. Tickle
For a detailed description of a move's Contest effect and see its page.

Sinnoh Super Contests

Appeal Description Moves
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon. Aqua TailMud-SlapSleep TalkSnoreWater Gun
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up. Bug Buzz
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn. Fake OutMirror ShotReturnShadow Claw
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn. Brave BirdFrustration
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge. Bounce
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score. Role Play
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage. Leaf StormLucky Chant
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row. EncoreMiracle Eye
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs. Last Resort
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Earn double the score in the next turn. AmnesiaBelly DrumNasty PlotSharpen
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance. FacadeFlail
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn. Me First
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn. Bubble
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score. Healing WishMilk DrinkRefreshRestSlack OffWish
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each. Uproar
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Makes the order of contestants random in the next turn. AssistAttractFollow MeMetronomeTeeter DanceTrick Room
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn. CharmGrowlSand AttackSingSwagger
Sweet KissSweet ScentTail WhipTickle
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn. CharmBlockDefense CurlEmbargoMagnet Rise
MinimizeMud SportWater SportWithdrawYawn
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Raises the score if the Voltage is low. Baton PassGuard SwapPresentProtectSplashU-turn
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went. CovetMimicPluck
For a detailed description of a move's Contest effect and see its page.

Hoenn Contest Spectaculars

Appeal Jam Description Moves
6 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled. Belly Drum
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience. Heart StampPresentRollout
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Badly startles Pokémon that the audience has high expectations of. CharmSoakUproar
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type. EntrainmentNuzzleTrick-or-Treat
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn. Bug BiteChatterConfideFlingMud-Slap
Play RoughPluckSimple BeamSwaggerTickle
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn. Baby-Doll Eyes
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Causes the user to move later on the next turn. After You
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used. AssistAttractBarrageDouble SlapMetronomeSleep TalkTail Slap
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Excites the audience a lot if used last. Wish
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Excites the audience in any kind of contest. CelebrateHappy HourMud SportWater Sport
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too. Hone ClawsLucky ChantSharpen
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Makes audience expect little of other contestants. Dizzy PunchSand Attack
4 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect. CaptivateFake TearsSlack OffSnoreSplashU-turn
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous. BlockEncoreSingSweet KissYawn
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Prevents the user from being startled one time this turn. Defense CurlProtectRefreshSubstituteSweet ScentWithdraw
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends. AmnesiaBounceCotton GuardHold HandsRest
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Prevents the user from being startled until turn ends. Minimize
4 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Quite an appealing move. BubbleEgg BombEmberReturnWater Gun
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as all the moves before it this turn. Draining Kiss
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it. CovetMimicRole Play
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the moved used just before it. Copycat
4 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
4 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Startles all other Pokémon. User cannot act in the next turn. Teeter Dance
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user. AstonishFake OutFrustrationLickLow KickMud Bomb
3 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited. Follow MeInfestation
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Works better the later it is used in a turn. FlailGrass Knot
1 ♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Works better the more the crowd is excited. BestowPlay Nice
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Works great if the user goes first this turn. Disarming VoiceMilk DrinkSoft-Boiled
2 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Works great if the user goes last this turn. FacadeGrowlStruggle BugTail Whip
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0 ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
Works well if the user is pumped up. Baton PassLast Resort
For a detailed description of a move's Contest effect and see its page.

Trivia

  • With only 93, Cuteness is the only condition not to have exactly 132 moves as of Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 可愛組 / 可爱组 Kě'ài Zǔ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Nuttet
France Flag.png French Grâce
Germany Flag.png German Putzigkeit*
Anmut*
Italy Flag.png Italian Grazia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 귀여움 Gwiyeo-um
Spain Flag.png Spanish Dulzura
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Gullig*
Söt*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dễ thương


DawnChallenge.png Pokémon Contests VSJasmine.png
Necessary Spoils
PokéblocksPoffins
Contest Categories
CoolBeautifulCuteCleverTough
Rounds
AppealBattleDanceVisual
Participation
ContestSuper Contest
CoordinatorContest HallContest Pass
The Grand Festival
KantoHoennSinnoh
Top CoordinatorRibbon Cup
Others
Combinations • Opponents (IIIIVVI) • Double PerformanceJamming
Ribbons (list) • SealsBall CapsulesRanksJudgesAnnouncersWallace Cup

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