Like the battles have specific types and stats, Pokémon Contests also have their own types. There are five different types of contest to participate in. These are:
There are also several different ranks of the contest you can compete in. However, you can only compete in these if you have completed the previous ones. The ranks are:
- Beginner Rank
- Normal Rank
- Super Rank
- Hyper Rank
- Master Rank
In order to do well in a specific category, you must train up your Pokémon and increase their stats in the type of contest you want it to be good in. You can train your Pokémon by feeding them certain poképuffs or pokéblocks. Like before, pokéblocks are created from a mixture of berries. As a new addition, you are now able to make poképuffs out of berries as well. There is a difference between the two, however. Pokéblocks use up less materials, but do not give the Pokémon as much skill. Poképuffs take up more materials, but give you more skill as well.
Not only will your Pokémon need training, but so will you! Now, you are able to dress yourself up in different suits and dresses available to you too dress up in the contest. You can either purchase outfits or earn them by completing certain task. The more your outfit matches the category and your Pokémon, the more attention you'll draw in from the crowd. Also, you are able to get your hair washed and styles, as well as put on makeup and accessories, such as bracelets, earrings, ect.
Returning from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon cosplays are returning! This time, however, they aren't just limited to Pikachu. There are the following Pokémon that get cosplays, as well as their special moves.
A clefairy made specifically to participate in Coolness Competitions. It's special move is Vital Throw
A clefairy made specifically to participate in Beauty Contest. It's special move is Zen Headbutt.
A clefairy made specifically to participate in Cuteness Contest. It's special move is Present.
A clefairy made specifically to participate in Cleverness Contest. It's special move is Knock Off.
A clefairy made specifically to participate in Toughness Contest. It's special move is Head Smash.
Pachirisu Rock Star
A pachirisu made specifically to participte in Coolness Competitions. It's special move is Dizzy Punch.
A pachirisu made specifically to participate in Beauty Contest. It's special move is Ice Punch.
Pachirisu Pop Star
A pachirisu made specifically to participate in Cuteness Contest. It's special move is Sing.
Pachirisu Ph. D
A pachirisu made specifically to participate in Cleverness Contest. It's special move is Shadow Sneak.
A pachirisu made specifically to participate in Toughness Competitions. It's special move is Superpower.
In a Pokémon Contest, the introduction round always goes first. In this round, all of the Coordinators and their Pokémon are simply judged by their appearance and skill based on the condition of a certain stat of whichever you have entered. The score can be improved if your Pokémon is holding a specific item.
Doing good in the introduction round will make the judges more fond of you and your Pokémon as the competition progresses. After the introduction round is the Appeal Round.
The Main Appeal Round is one of the main parts in the contest, in which four Pokémon take turns appealing to the judges by using specific Pokémon moves. You can also gain appeal from the crowd, boosting your excite meter.
Sing and Dance Round
The Singing Round is another section of the contest, and is an entirely new feature. In this round, the Coordinator and their Pokémon pick a song of their choice (depending on which category of the contest they entered), then dance and sing to it. You do this by entering commands using the 3DS controls as they appear on screen to a certain beat. Your rhythm is what determines how many points you get in this round. A perfect beat with earn you 50 points, a good beat will earn you 35 points, a safe beat will earn you 25 points, a sad beat will ear you 10 points, and a missed beat will earn you none.
If you have a mega evolving Pokémon holding their respective mega stone, when their excite meter is full, you have the option to mega evolve it and earn double the points you were before as it performs a stunning display, captivating the audience.
Sing and Dance Songs
All of the Sing and Dance songs originate from previously made Vocaloid songs. The following songs are: