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[[File:Grand Festival logo.png|thumb|250px|The Grand Festival logo]]
The '''Grand Festival''' (Japanese: '''グランドフェスティバル''' ''Grand Festival'') is thean {{pkmn|anime}}-exclusive finalcompetition challengeorganized forby allthe [[Pokémon CoordinatorActivities Committee]]s. The tournamentthat is held once aevery year in several [[region]]s and isin the [[Pokémon Contest]]s' analog to the [[Pokémon League Conferenceworld]].
 
It is the goal of every [[Pokémon Coordinator]] to enter the Grand Festival. The competition marks the end of a region's [[Pokémon Contest]] circuit and gives rise to a new [[Top Coordinator]].
 
==Competition==
The general structure of each[[File:Hoenn Grand Festival is similar: [[Pokémon Coordinator]]s must win at least five {{pkmnJudges.png|thumb|250px|Contest}} [[Ribbon]]s of a specific [[region]]Judges in orderthe to be able to participate in that region'sHoenn Grand Festival. The winner receives the [[Ribbon Cup]], as well as the title of Top Coordinator.
The general structure of each Grand Festival tournament is similar: [[Pokémon Coordinator]]s must register for a [[Contest Pass]], something which they can do at any [[Contest Hall]], and then must collect at least five [[Ribbon]]s in order to become eligible to enter the competition. The winner is awarded the title of [[Top Coordinator]] and given the [[Ribbon Cup]] as proof of their achievement.
 
DueIn contrast with regular [[Pokémon Contest]]s, where contestants have to use the largesame number{{OBP|Pokémon|species}} offor participantsthe entire [[Contest Battle|Battle Stage]], Coordinators in the Grand FestivalsFestival are allowed to switch Pokémon between battles. As a result, contestants have the opportunity to showcase their full [[party]] throughout the competition. Another distinguishing aspect is that Grand Festival tournaments have more [[Contest Judge|judges]] in attendance to evaluate the work presented by the large number of Coordinators taking part in the event.
 
The [[Hoenn]], [[Kanto]], [[Johto]], and [[Sinnoh]] [[region]]s are all confirmed to have Grand FestivalsFestival tournaments. GrandThe Festivalslocations appearchosen to behost heldthese atcompetitions differentappear locationsto change every year and are announced weeks in advance so that everyone who qualified has ample time to prepare and work out their personal schedule.
 
==RoundsFormat==
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===Appeals portionPerformances===
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===Battle portionBattles===
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==ListContestants move up the brackets in single-elimination style. Highly skilled Coordinators move on to compete with a smaller pool of Grandcontestants, and each losing Coordinator is placed accordingly. After a winner is decided, they are bestowed the title of [[Top Coordinator]] and awarded the [[Ribbon Festivals==Cup]].
 
==List of Grand Festival tournaments==
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==Top CoordinatorAwards==
A '''===Top Coordinator''' (Japanese: '''トップコーディネーター''' ''Top Coordinator'') is the highest known level of rank for a [[Pokémon Coordinator]]. The title is bestowed upon Coordinators who have won a Grand Festival. The following is a list of individuals who are Top Coordinators:===
{{main|Top Coordinator}}
The title of '''Top Coordinator''' (Japanese: '''トップコーディネーター''' ''Top Coordinator'') is an {{wp|Title of honor|honorary title}} bestowed upon a [[Pokémon Coordinator]] who has won the Grand Festival in recognition of their merits. The person bestowed does not have to carry out any specific duties.
 
*===Ribbon [[Dr. Abby]]Cup===
*{{main|Ribbon [[Fantina]]Cup}}
*The '''Ribbon Cup''' (Japanese: '''リボンカップ''' ''Ribbon Cup'') is a trophy awarded to a Pokémon Coordinator who has won the Grand Festival to mark their achievement. It denotes its recipient as having become a Top Coordinator. It is made of pure gold and its design varies depending on the [[Johannaregion]].
* [[Juan]]
* {{jo|Marina}}
* {{ho|Robert}}
* [[Solidad]]
* [[Wallace]]
* [[Yuma]]
* [[Zoey]]
 
==Trivia==
* Apparently, a [[Pokémon Coordinator]] may enter the Grand Festival with {{pkmn|Contest}} [[Ribbon]]s that were earned by someone else. This is seen by the fact that {{DL|[[Jessie|In the Diamond & Pearl series|Jessilina}}]] entered the [[Sinnoh Grand Festival]] with a Ribbon that was won by [[Princess Salvia]].
 
==In other languages==
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==See also==
* {{cat|Grand Festival episodes}}
* [[Pokémon League Conference]]
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