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Contest Battle

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A '''Contest battle''' (Japanese[[File: '''コンテストバトル''' ''Contest battle'').png|250px|thumb|A is an {{pkmn|anime}}two-on-exclusivetwo [[PokémonContest battleBattle]] variation and the second round of a [[Pokémon Contest]]. These battles are different from traditional battles in the sense that is not the strength of the attack that matters, but the beauty of its execution.
A '''Contest Battle''' (Japanese: '''コンテストバトル''' ''Contest Battle'') is an {{pkmn|anime}}-exclusive [[Pokémon battle]] variation and the second round of a [[Pokémon Contest]]. These battles are different from regular battles in the sense that it is not only the [[Power|strength]] of an attack that matters, but also the [[Appeal|style]] of its execution.
[[File:A Contest Battle is a five-minute battle.png|300px|thumb| in which two [[Pokémon Coordinator]]s face each other while continuing to show off their {{anOBP|DawnPokémon|species}}'s facingstyle and skill as in the [[UrsulaAppeal|Performance Stage]]. in aDuring Contest battleBattles, Coordinators are not allowed to [[Recall|substitute]] their Pokémon.
A Contest battle is a five-minute battle where two {{pkmn|Coordinator}}s face each other while continuing to show off their Pokémon's beauty and skill.
Contest battlesBattles use a point system. Each Coordinator begins with a fixed number of points and the object of the battle is to decrease the opponent's points. Points are deducted by the competition[[Contest juryJudge|panel of judges]], usually formed by [[Raoul Contesta|Mr. Contesta]] from the [[Pokémon Activities Committee]], [[Mr. Sukizo]] andfrom the resident[[Pokémon Fan Club]], and the [[Nurse Joy]] from the local [[Pokémon Center]]. Coordinators may lose points when their Pokémon are hit by an attack, when their Pokémon's attack fails, when the opponent'sopposing Pokémon performs a particularly beautifulappealing [[move]] or [[Contest combination|combination]], and when the opponent'sopposing Pokémon uses their Pokémon's attack to its own advantage or when they receive a yellow card. Additionally, Coordinators can be disqualified upon being found cheating.
The[[File:Contest winnerBattle of ascoreboard.png|250px|thumb|left|A Contest battleBattle is the one that has more points when time runs out, the one that reduced the opponent's points to zero, or, if a Pokémon [[fainting|faintedscoreboard]] during the battle, the one with the remaining Pokémon. If there is a tie at the end of five minutes, the battle goes into Sudden Death, which is an extension of the battle with no time limit. The Sudden Death ends when a Coordinator's Pokémon is knocked out or when a Coordinator runs out of points.
In addition, Coordinators will lose points when they receive a {{wp|penalty card}}. This was shown in ''[[AG144|A Hurdle for Squirtle]]'', when [[Lilian Meridian|Lilian]] issued both [[Jessie]] and [[Harley]] a yellow card since neither side was launching an attack, subtracting half the points from both participants' scores in the process. Coordinators can also be disqualified when caught cheating, or upon receiving a second yellow card.
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DuringThe [[Double Battle]] format is also used in Contest Battles. Battles following this format were first seen in the battles,[[Hoenn CoordinatorsGrand Festival]] and then again in the [[Kanto Grand Festival]]. Some Pokémon Contests are notheld allowedunder tothe [[recall|substituteDouble Performance]] theirrule, which means that Coordinators must use two Pokémon in all rounds of the competition. During a Double Contest Battle, Coordinators have to be able to command two Pokémon at all times, presenting both Pokémon to look the best they can. Additionally, Contest combinations require the Pokémon using the moves to be in sync with one another.
* For ''[[DP012|Arrival of a Rival!]]'', [[Professor Oak's lectureBig Pokémon Encyclopedia]] is about Contest battlesBattles. He writes this [[Pokémon {{wp|senryū]]}} about it: ごふんかん みせてしょうぶだ コンテストバトル ''"A five-minute battle for show; that is a Contest battleBattle."''.
{{contest}}==In other languages==
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|zh_cmn=華麗對戰賽 ''Contest Battle''
|fr=Duel de concours
|it=Gara di lotta
|ko=콘테스트 시합 ''Contest Battle''
|pl=Bitwa Pokazowa{{tt|*|Galactic Battles onwards}}<br>Walka Pokazowa{{tt|*|Diamond and Pearl-Battle Dimension}}
|pt=Batalha de Torneio
|es_la=Batalla de concurso
|es_eu=Combate de concurso
|th=คอนเทสต์แบทเทิล ''Contest Battle''
==See also==
* {{cat|Episodes with Contests}}
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[[Category:Battle variations]]
[[es:Ronda de batalla]]
[[it:Gara di lotta]]