Super Contest

Super Contests were introduced in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl and returned in Pokémon Platinum. They can be accessed by visiting the Pokémon Contest Hall in Hearthome City. Super Contests are a revamp of the Generation III Contests present in Pokémon Ruby, Pokémon Sapphire, and Pokémon Emerald, with added features and expanded gameplay.


Contents

Contest Divisions and Ranks

Super Contests are divided into five divisions, based on what condition they focus on the most:

  • Cool
  • Beauty
  • Cute
  • Smart
  • Tough

Each division has four ranks that must be conquered in order by the competing Pokémon:

  • Normal
  • Great
  • Ultra
  • Master

A Pokémon must defeat each rank in each division in order. A Pokémon that wins the Normal Rank Cool Contest is eligible to compete in the Great Rank Cool Contest, but cannot compete in the Great Rank Contest in any other division. Likewise, it cannot compete in the Ultra Rank Cool Contest until it has won the Great Rank Cool Contest.

Contest Rounds

Each Contest is comprised of three rounds: Visual, Dance, and Performance. Each round contains a minigame that will be scored and factor into the player's final score.

Visual

The Visual Round uses the Pokémon's condition in a certain aspect as well as Accessories chosen by the player to determine the player's score for that round. Increasing a Pokémon's condition by feeding it Poffins is imperative to winning this round, as is choosing the correct Accessories to fit the theme given.

Conditions and Their Effect on Each Division

Division Major Effect Minor Effect Poffin
Cool Cool Beauty, Tough Spicy
Beauty Beauty Cute, Cool Dry
Cute Cute Smart, Beauty Sweet
Smart Smart Cute, Tough Bitter
Tough Tough Smart, Cool Sour

High Ranking Accessories for Each Theme

Shapely
Round Pebble Glitter Boulder Snaggy Pebble Jagged Boulder Black Pebble
Mini Pebble Big Leaf Shed Claw Shed Horn Thick Mushroom
Stump Peculiar Spoon Wealthy Coin Spring Seashell
Red Flower Pink Flower White Flower Blue Flower Orange Flower
Yellow Flower Googly Specs Black Specs Gorgeous Specs Sweet Candy
Colored Parasol Old Umbrella Spotlight Cape Standing Mike
Surfboard Carpet Retro Pipe Fluffy Bed Mirror Ball
Photo Board Lace Headdress Top Hat Silk Veil Heroic Headband
Professor Hat Flower Stage Gold Pedestal Glass Stage Award Podium
Cube Stage Turtwig Mask Chimchar Mask Piplup Mask Big Tree
Flag Crown Tiara
Sharpness
Blue Scale Purple Scale Big Scale Narrow Scale Blue Feather
Red Feather Yellow Feather White Feather Black Beard White Beard
Narrow Leaf Shed Claw Shed Horn Thin Mushroom Spring
Colored Parasol Old Umbrella Cape Standing Mike Surfboard
Lace Headdress Professor Hat Flag Crown Tiara
The Created
Black Moustache White Moustache Black Beard White Beard Peculiar Spoon
Wealthy Coin Spring Humming Note Shiny Powder Glitter Powder
Googly Specs Black Specs Gorgeous Specs Sweet Candy Confetti
Colored Parasol Old Umbrella Spotlight Cape Standing Mike
Surfboard Carpet Retro Pipe Fluffy Bed Mirror Ball
Photo Board Pink Barrette Red Barrette Blue Barrette Yellow Barrette
Green Barrette Pink Balloon Red Balloon Blue Balloon Yellow Balloon
Green Balloon Lace Headdress Top Hat Silk Veil Heroic Headband
Professor Hat Flower Stage Gold Pedestal Glass Stage Award Podium
Cube Stage Turtwig Mask Chimchar Mask Piplup Mask Flag
Crown Tiara
The Natural
White Fluff Yellow Fluff Pink Fluff Brown Fluff Black Fluff
Orange Fluff Snaggy Pebble Jagged Boulder Pink Scale Blue Scale
Green Scale Purple Scale Big Scale Narrow Scale Blue Feather
Red Feather Yellow Feather Small Leaf Big Leaf Narrow Leaf
Shed Claw Shed Horn Thin Mushroom Thick Mushroom Stump
Pretty Dewdrop Snow Crystal Sparks Shimmering Fire Mystic Fire
Puffy Smoke Poison Extract Eerie Thing Seashell Red Flower
Pink Flower White Flower Blue Flower Orange Flower Yellow Flower
Big Tree
The Colored
Yellow Fluff Pink Fluff Brown Fluff Black Fluff Orange Fluff
Black Pebble Pink Scale Blue Scale Green Scale Purple Scale
Blue Feather Red Feather Yellow Feather White Feather Black Moustache
Black Beard Poison Extract Eerie Thing Red Flower Pink Flower
Blue Flower Orange Flower Yellow Flower Black Specs Gorgeous Specs
Confetti Colored Parasol Cape Carpet Pink Barrette
Red Barrette Blue Barrette Yellow Barrette Green Barrette Pink Balloon
Red Balloon Blue Balloon Yellow Balloon Green Balloon Top Hat
Professor Hat Gold Pedestal Flag
The Solid
Round Pebble Glitter Boulder Snaggy Pebble Jagged Boulder Black Pebble
Mini Pebble Pink Scale Blue Scale Green Scale Purple Scale
Big Scale Narrow Scale Shed Claw Shed Horn Stump
Peculiar Spoon Wealthy Coin Eerie Thing Spring Seashell
Googly Specs Black Specs Gorgeous Specs Sweet Candy Colored Parasol
Old Umbrella Spotlight Professor Hat Gold Pedestal Glass Stage
Award Podium Cube Stage Big Tree Flag Crown
Tiara
The Brightness
White Fluff Yellow Fluff Glitter Boulder Big Scale Yellow Feather
White Feather White Moustache White Beard Shed Claw Shed Horn
Thin Mushroom Snow Crystal Sparks Shimmering Fire Mystic Fire
Determination Seashell Shiny Powder Glitter Powder White Flower
Yellow Flower Colored Parasol Spotlight Mirror Ball Yellow Barrette
Yellow Balloon Lace Headdress Silk Veil Gold Pedestal Glass Stage
Award Podium Crown Tiara
The Gaudy
Round Pebble Glitter Boulder Black Pebble Mini Pebble Pink Scale
Blue Scale Green Scale Purple Scale Big Scale Narrow Scale
Blue Feather Red Feather Yellow Feather White Feather Black Moustache
White Moustache Black Beard White Beard Shimmering Fire Determination
Wealthy Coin Spring Humming Noise Shiny Powder Glitter Powder
Black Specs Gorgeous Specs Sweet Candy Confetti Colored Parasol
Spotlight Cape Standing Mike Surfboard Carpet
Fluffy Bed Mirror Ball Photo Board Pink Barrette Red Barrette
Blue Barrette Yellow Barrette Green Barrette Pink Balloon Red Baloon
Blue Balloon Yellow Balloon Green Balloon Lace Headdress Top Hat
Silk Veil Heroic Headband Professor hat Flower Stage Gold Pedestal
Glass Stage Award Podium Cube Stage Turtwig Mask Chimchar Mask
Piplup Mask Flag Crown Tiara
Flexibility
White Fluff Yellow Fluff Pink Fluff Brown Fluff Black Fluff
Orange Fluff Black Moustache White Moustache Black Beard White Beard
Small Leaf Big Leaf Narrow Leaf Pretty Dewdrop Snow Crystal
Sparks Shimmering Fire Mystic Fire Determination Puffy Smoke
Poison Extract Eerie Thing Spring Humming Note Shiny Powder
Glitter Powder Confetti Cape Carpet Fluffy Bed
Pink Balloon Red Balloon Blue Balloon Yellow Balloon Green Balloon
Silk Veil Heroic Headband Flag
The Festive
Glitter Boulder Pretty Dewdrop Snow Crystal Sparks Shimmering Fire
Mystic Fire Wealthy Coin Humming Note Shiny Powder Glitter Powder
Gorgeous Specs Colored Parasol Spotlight Carpet Mirror Ball
Lace Headdress Top Hat Silk Veil Flower Stage Gold Pedestal
Glass Stage Crown Tiara
The Intangible
Pretty Dewdrop Snow Crystal Sparks Shimmering Fire Mystic Fire
Determination Puffy Smoke Poison Extract Eerie Thing Humming Note
Shiny Powder Glitter Powder Confetti Spotlight Carpet
Photo Board Pink Balloon Red Balloon Blue Balloon Yellow Balloon
Green Balloon Silk Veil Heroic Headband Flag
Relaxation
Brown Fluff Black Fluff Jagged Boulder Black Pebble Blue Scale
Narrow Scale Black Moustache Black Beard Poison Extract Eerie Thing
Googly Specs Black Specs Old Umbrella Cape Top Hat

Dance

The Dance portion of Super Contests involves pressing four buttons on the touch screen in rhythm with the music. There are two main ways to dance: as a lead dancer, and as a backup dancer.

As a lead dancer, the player has to press the buttons to make a dance that is difficult for the other Pokémon to copy. Using as many of the buttons as possible and leaving long gaps between the steps makes it harder for the other Pokémon to copy the performance. Clicking between beats also makes a better performance. THe player will earn points when the other Pokémon make mistakes, so a tricky act is a good act.

As a backup dancer, all the player has to do is copy the lead dancer. Press the buttons just like the lead dancer did and try to keep the beat.

Performance

This is where that yellow page on a Pokémon's summary comes in handy. Every move has effects in battle and in Contests. The goal of the Performance round is to earn as many hearts as possible. How many hearts will be earned by a move is described in the move's Contest summary. The player has four turns to perform, and the same move cannot be used twice in a row.

The Performance round is judged by three judges: Jordan, Dexter and Keira. Each Judge will give out more hearts at the end of each round if fewer Pokémon appealed to them. Each Judge will also have a value called Voltage that will be displayed above their panel. When Voltage is maxed out by performing moves whose Contest type matches the division of the Contest, extra hearts will be awarded. Jordan and Keira will give out 5 extra hearts to the Pokémon that maxed out the Voltage, while Dexter will award 8. Points are proportional to how many hearts the player has received over all four rounds.

Awards

Pokémon will receive a Ribbon for each rank of each division they win. They can only win one of each Ribbon, but multiple Pokémon can receive the same Ribbon.

When the player wins each rank of each division for the first time, they will receive an Accessory exclusive to that Contest. The player can only receive one of these Accessories, no matter how many times they win that Contest.

Accessories for Each Contest
Rank Division
Cool Beauty Cute Smart Tough
Normal Red Barrette Blue Barrette Pink Barrette Green Barrette Yellow Barrette
Great Red Balloon Blue Balloon Pink Balloon Green Balloon Yellow Balloon
Ultra Top Hat Silk Veil Lace Headdress Professor Hat Heroic Headband
Master Gold Pedestal Glass Stage Flower Stage Cube Stage Award Podium

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