I actually agree with this, and I've recently realized just how bland Contests are in the games since they're repetitive and not much fun to me these days. I used to be a fan of them back in Gen III, but now I just find them really tedious compared to their anime counterpart.Monozu said:My unpopular opinion is that anime contests >>>>> in-game contests (Gen 3 and 4). Anime contests were so much more creative with their appeals and actual battles, where coordinators invented their own move combinations in the hopes of looking elegant while fighting. They also had their own personal struggles and drama to overcome.
In game contests had none of that, and it was simply picking a move and hoping judges liked it.