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Pokemon Contest Help/Discussion

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation III Discussion' started by Shining Mew, Oct 26, 2005.

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  1. Comprehensive Contest Guide - Orignally written by Ket-Shi and editted by Feather Dancer

    Contests are often confusing. After trying them, many people come up with more questions than answers...

    Why am I getting so few Hearts?
    What Pokémon can learn moves best for the contests?
    Where can I find these Pokémon?
    What are move combos?
    What are your prizes for winning?
    What's the deal with the paintings?
    Where can I find the scarves and what do they do?
    What stats are complimentary and opposing?

    I'll be answering these questions and more! I'll be starting with what contests are.

    What's a contest?
    Contests are brand-new features in Ruby and Sapphire. There are five different divisions your Pokémon can enter in (Cool, Beauty, Cute, Smart, and Tough). First your Pokémon's looks are voted on by a crowd, then you have 5 rounds to use one of your four moves. Even normally useless moves can be great in Contests (Like Water Gun and Tackle). The Normal rank Contest Hall is located at Verdanturf, (where you must get your ticket so that you can participate in contests) the Super Rank at Fallarbor, the Hyper Rank at Slateport, and the Master Rank at Lilycove.

    What are the rewards?
    They're actually pretty small. Your winning Pokémon gets a Ribbon for each contest it wins, which does nothing... However, by doing exceptionally in contests, you can get your Pokémon's picture put in an art gallery! When you get five different pictures put in the art gallery, you get a Glass Ornament, and your Trainer Card earns a star.

    How do I get a painting?
    Win the Master Rank of any contest and do extremely well. After you win, an artist will walk up to you and present a picture. Accept his offer to put it in the art museum. You can only have one picture for each type of contest won, which means five total.

    Stats determine how well your Pokémon does in the first part of the contest, where the competition's crowd examines all four Pokémon and votes for the most appealing. There are five different stats:

    Cool: Red color. Its secondary stats are Tough and Beauty.
    Beauty: Blue color. Its secondary stats are Cool and Cute.
    Cute: Pink color. Its secondary stats are Beauty and Smart.
    Smart: Green color. Its secondary stats are Tough and Cute.
    Tough: Yellow color. Its secondary stats are Smart and Cool.

    You can raise these stats by feeding your Pokémon Pokéblocks. There's a Pokéblock minigame in every Contest Hall. All you have to do in put in a berry and press A at the right time. Feed your Pokémon Pokéblocks that have the traits you want.

    Using a move of the same type of contest you're in raises the crowd's excitement (Tough in Tough). Using a move of a secondary type of that type's contest doesn't effect the crowd (Using Beauty in Cool). Using an opposing type in a contest lowers the crowd's excitement (Smart in beauty). Keep in mind, this applies to the stats in judging too, so a Pokémon in a Tough contest with a high Cute rating won't get many votes...

    What's a move combo?
    Move combos are attacks that give extra points when used in the correct order. For example, if I use Rain Dance, then Water Gun, Water Gun will get double the hearts (8!). You can tell if a move can be comboed if the judge has a "!" mark over his head after you use the move. They're the most effective way to get points.

    What are the scarves I've heard about?
    There's a scarf for every respective stat (Red, Blue, Pink, Green, Yellow). To get them, head to Slateport City. The Head Director of the Pokémon fan club will give you a scarf if your lead Pokémon has a maxed-out stat (for example, if I show him a Blaziken with maxed out Coolness, he'll give me a Red Scarf). He'll give you one scarf of every color. Scarves, when equipped in a contest, make your Pokémon more appealing in their respective stat in the first round of the contest, and therefore earn you more votes.

    What Pokémon do you recommend using?
    I used Medicham for Beauty, Regirock/ice/steel for Tough, Dodrio for Cool, Pelipper for Cute, and Castform for Smart.
    You can easily catch Medicham in Victory Road. Any Regi, though tough to catch, it great for Tough. Although you can catch Dodrio in the Safari Zone, I recommend raising a Doduo instead. You can occasionally find Pelippers when you're Surfing. You can get a free Castform from the Weather Center.

    Recommended Movesets

    Dodrio @Red Scarf
    Drill Peck
    Hyper Beam
    (doesn't matter)

    First use Peck, then Drill Peck, Peck, Drill Peck, and finish up with Hyper Beam. I'd advise raising your future champion as a Doduo first so that he learns Drill Peck earlier. You can buy Hyper Beam from the Lilycover Department Store.

    Medicham @Blue Scarf
    Ice Punch
    Fire Punch
    Hyper Beam
    (doesn't matter)

    First use Ice Punch, then Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Fire Punch, then Hyper Beam. You need to use the Move Tutor in Fallarbor to learn Ice Punch and Fire Punch, which requires two Heart Scales. Steal them off of wild Luvdisc, which can be fished for around Ever Grande city with a Super Rod.

    Pelipper @Pink Scarf
    Water Sport
    Water Gun
    (doesn't matter)
    (doesn't matter)

    Use Water Sport, then Water Gun, Water Sport, Water Gun, and Water Sport. Alternately, you can use a Spheal with Rest and Snore. You need to use a couple Heart Scales to relearn Water Gun and Water Sport.

    Castform @Green Scarf
    Rain Dance
    Weather Ball
    (doesn't matter)
    (doesn't matter)

    Now the going gets a little tricky...use Rain Dance, then Weather Ball, Rain Dance, Weather Ball, then Rain Dance.

    Regirock/ice/steel @Yellow Scarf
    (doesn't matter)

    This is my only moveset that doesn't rely on combos. Use Curse, then Superpower, Curse, Superpower, and finish with Explosion. You need to relearn Explosion, so get out another Heart Scale.

    Also check out the main site for more information
  2. Here is one excellant almost guarented win for ya!
    cosmic power
    Hyper beam
    and good cool stats
  3. Polursine

    Polursine Leave my posts alone

    I have a bit opf a problem: I have a Milotic. Now in order to get this you need to MAX out it's Beauty stats. Yet the Pokemon Fan Club guy won't give me a Blue Scarf! Why?

    I'm quite annoyed at this, so an answer ASAP would be nice.
  4. Whompithian

    Whompithian Dynamo Trainer

    Have you already talked to him with a max-beauty Pokemon at the head of your party? Have you tried giving your Milotic one more beauty-enhancing Pokeblock and talking to him again (assuming your Milotic can still eat Pokeblocks)? Do you have the Contest Pass? (I don't think that last one has any affect on whether you receive the scarves, but it's worth checking.) Those are the only things I can think of that might help.
  5. Hukuzo

    Hukuzo Guest

    My Latias' smartness is maxed out AND is holding a green scarf, but it doesn't get as many hearts in the Master Contest as the other pokemon which causes me to lose no matter what. What's going on?
  6. Kez

    Kez Hoenn Champion

    I heard that your pokemon get more points from the croud at the beginning if it likes you more, or if it is better trained. I do not know if this is true though so do not take my word on it.

    BTW, which berries make the best pokeblocks for raising a certain stat? I know that Pamtre makes the best for beuty, but what about the pthers? Please could someone answer ASAP?
  7. Encyclopika

    Encyclopika The Queen

    All the berries that make A level PokeBlocks have your pin point taste, and another taste that probably won't help you. (for the last 2 in each list, only use them in Fallarbor or Verdanturf(one other player):
    For Cool if you want ONLY the Spicey taste use: Cheri, Leppa, or Figy
    For Beauty if you want ONLY the Dry taste use: Chesto, Oran, and Wiki
    For Cute if you want ONLY the Sweet taste use: Pecha, Persim, Mago
    For Smart if you want ONLY the Bitter taste use: Rawst, Lum, Aguav
    For Tough if you want ONLY the Sour taste use: Aspear, Sitrus, Iapapa
    All the other berries make higher level PokeBlock that have a bunch of random tastes. In those lists above, the last berry makes a B level PokeBlock. If you want a more detailed list, might I intrest you into going to my webpage about it ----> http://www.freewebs.com/pikachurated/pb.htm
    It has a giant chart for what you're looking for, for the first berries(not the E-reader ones and such yet.)
  8. Machiito

    Machiito Guest

    Tiiiiny problem.

    I need to be able to make a Smart, and Tough type Pokémon that can easily win all of the contests for that type.. problem is I need to be able to do it without breeding or using one-a-game TMs.

    Berries and the buyable TMs are no problem for me.

    Reason being is because I cannot trade anymore thanks to my trade cable dying out on me. I have Emerald if that helps.

    Any way this can be pulled off?
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 23, 2005
  9. katthevamp

    katthevamp Guest

    I have two questions, I'll get he shorter one out first. How do you make black pokeblocks and what makes the highest level. Or do black popeblocks evan exist?
  10. Hey everybody! I just want to say, those contest movesets aboved worked for me! I had the stats maxed out, and now im a proud owner of a glass sculpture. In case you doubted those move sets above worked.
  11. Shadow Link

    Shadow Link Guest

    I just want to sugest something on castform. don't start with rain dance. it isn't good if you go first. get thunderbolt instead. 4 hearts and (although a risk) will probably improve the condition on the first rain dance. to get a castform was raindance chain breed it with a pikachu/raichu.
  12. .::Escalator::.

    .::Escalator::. "GO TEAM BOOBIES!"

    I have some more movesets:

    Electrode @ red Scarf
    -Hyper Beam/Seld Destruct

    Charge, Thunder/Bolt, Charge, Thunder/Bolt, Opposite of what you used last turn OR Self Destruct OR Hyper Beam. I suggest only using Hyper Beam if you're sure you'll get the crowd going. I won w/ Self Destruct

    Milotic @ Blue Scarf
    Modest Nature

    Surf/Dive, Dive/Surf, Surf/Dive, Dive/Surf, Blizzard

    Lairon @ Yellow Scarf
    -Take Down

    Harden, Take Down, Harden, Take Down, EQ

    Delcatty @ Pink Scarf
    Hasty/Timid Nature
    -Tail Whip
    -Other Cute move

    Charm, Tail Whip, Charm, Tail Whip, Other Cute move

    Works best if you were startled the same turns you used Charm.

    Kadabra @ Green Scarf
    Calm Nature
    -Calm Mind
    -Future Sight

    This set is riddled with combos. Find them out yourselves, Thoush I suggest CM + Future Sight for appeal, and other combos for startling. Hidden Power + Secret Power is a good combo too, I think....Also there's Recover, Taunt, Torment, Reflect, Barrier, Trick, Light Screen and.....alot. Kadabra>Smart Contests


    Castform has Rain Dance when you get it. Soft reset for Calm.

    Thunder Bolt is cool. Rain Dance is Tough. If you use Thunder Bolt, the Applause meter goes down. With Rain Dance it stays neutral.

    That set was for Smart, btw.

    and Rain Dance + Weather Ball= Double hearts on Weather Ball.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2005
  13. If you have maxed out smart stats the chances are you'll be up first for the first appeal.Rain Dance is useless in this situation as it becomes more effective the more excited the crowd is.Thunderbolt would work better as the meter is at zero anyway,and give you a better appeal.

    'nuff said.
  14. ~*Myuu the Ryuu*~

    ~*Myuu the Ryuu*~ The epitome of grace

    I'm not joking or lying but i won the master rank contest with this wynaut:


    of course i was a bit lucky but with the pokeblocks it was easy.
  15. Volteon

    Volteon Back I guess??

    I have all the ribbons, but I have one question and two doubts:

    How does Charge (or semelhant attacks) work?
    when someone uses lock-on the next pokémon to appeal won´t recieve +1♥ if the attack contest type matches with the contest type right?
    and when someone uses flash the judge cancels the combo "+" and more nothing right?
  16. Torchic-Coordinator

    Torchic-Coordinator Pokemon Coordinator

    I won the Master Rank Cool Contest with my Taillow and got it painted. All I used was Quick Attack and Aerial Ace.
    Also my other painted one was Wailord and its Combo was Dive, Surf, Mist, Dive, Surf. A bit of luck with the crowd excitement had it at almost maximum hearts.
  17. Banette smart contest

    you can use Banette;354; as a good contest pokemon. It has won a lot of contests for me.

    Banette Green Scarf
    Faint Attack
    Destiny Bond

    1st. Faint Attack(If you are 1st, otherwise psychic
    2nd. Curse
    3rd. Psychic
    4th. Curse
    5th. Destiny Bond

    Destiny bond will win you a lot of points, Psychic startles, curse makes you last, faint attack if you go 1st
  18. .::Escalator::.

    .::Escalator::. "GO TEAM BOOBIES!"

    -If the preceeing pokemon used a Smart Move, and your pkmn use charge right after, you get more hearts
    -I'm 75% sure that statement is correct.
  19. I made another contest moveset. It is a Snorlax.

    Snorlax Cute Nature Pink Scarf
    Hyper Beam

    1st Rest
    2nd Snore
    3rd Rest
    4th Snore
    5th Hyper Beam
  20. Antarctica

    Antarctica Rock/Water

    Say guys, my Relicanth won all four rankings for bueaty but for some reason that painter won't paint my pokemon. I talked to him as soon as I won. Why won't he do it?
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