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Bug-Catching Contest

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Bug-Catching Contest judging in Generation IV

The Bug-Catching Contest is a competition held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday in Johto's National Park. The Bug-Catching Contest is introduced in Gold, Silver, and Crystal, and makes a return in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In the games

Ruling

There is no entry fee for the Bug-Catching Contest. Anyone may enter once per day, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

To compete, Trainers must catch the single best Template:Type2 Pokémon they can find. To do this, Trainers are given twenty Sport Balls, which are similar to Safari Balls, and allowed use of a single Pokémon of their party. The rest of a Trainer's Pokémon and any items they may have remain with the contest officials until the competition is over.

Any Pokémon caught will be recorded in the Pokédex, but only one Pokémon can be kept to judge. The Pokémon that is judged may be kept after the competition.

The competition ends when all the Sport Balls are used, the trainer whites out, the trainer leaves the way they came, or 20 minutes have passed. After that, the judging will occur, where Trainers are scored on their skills of capturing rare and exclusive Pokémon.

Pokémon available

Generation II

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


010 Caterpie G S C Grass 7-18 20%


011 Metapod G S C Grass 9-18 10%


012 Butterfree G S C Grass 12-15 5%


013 Weedle G S C Grass 7-18 20%


014 Kakuna G S C Grass 9-18 10%


015 Beedrill G S C Grass 12-15 5%


046 Paras G S C Grass 10-17 10%


048 Venonat G S C Grass 10-16 10%


123 Scyther G S C Grass 13-14 5%


127 Pinsir G S C Grass 13-14 5%


A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.
  • Except for Caterpie, Metapod and Paras in Gold, and Weedle and Kakuna in Silver, none of the above Pokémon are seen in the National Park outside the Bug-Catching Contest. In Pokémon Crystal, however, only Scyther and Pinsir are not available in the wild outside of the contest.

Generation IV

Always (Post-National Pokédex)
Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


010 Caterpie HG SS Grass 7-31 20%


011 Metapod HG SS Grass 9-18 (30) 10%


012 Butterfree HG SS Grass 12-15 (27-30) 5%


013 Weedle HG SS Grass 7-31 20%


014 Kakuna HG SS Grass 9-18 10%


015 Beedrill HG SS Grass 12-15 (28-29) 5%


046 Paras HG SS Grass 10-17 10%


048 Venonat HG SS Grass 10-16 10%


123 Scyther HG SS Grass 13-14 (27-28) 5%


127 Pinsir HG SS Grass 13-14 (27) 5%


A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.
Post-National Pokédex (Thursdays and Saturdays only)
Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate


123 Scyther HG SS Grass 28 5%


127 Pinsir HG SS Grass 28 5%


265 Wurmple HG SS Grass 24-36 20%


266 Silcoon HG SS Grass 25-32 10%Th


267 Beautifly HG SS Grass 25-32 5%Sa


268 Cascoon HG SS Grass 25-32 10%Sa


269 Dustox HG SS Grass 25-32 5%Th


290 Nincada HG SS Grass 26-36 20%


313 Volbeat HG SS Grass 26-36 10%Th


314 Illumise HG SS Grass 26-36 10%Sa


401 Kricketot HG SS Grass 27-30 10%


402 Kricketune HG SS Grass 27-30 10%


415 Combee HG SS Grass 27-34 5%


A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Scoring

The two primary factors that determine the score in the contest are the sum of the Pokémon's stats, which can be estimated by its rarity and its level, and the amount of damage it sustained in the capture attempt. The higher the Pokémon's remaining hit points at time of capture, the higher the score. Other factors, even Template:Shiny2, do not significantly affect the outcome.

Competitors

These are the competitors found in every contest:

Prizes

Version Gold Silver Crystal HeartGold SoulSilver
1st Place Bag Sun Stone Sprite.png
Sun Stone
Bag Sun Stone Sprite.png
Sun Stone
(pre-National Dex)
Bag Fire Stone Sprite.pngBag Water Stone Sprite.pngBag Thunder Stone Sprite.pngBag Leaf Stone Sprite.pngBag Moon Stone Sprite.png
Bag Sun Stone Sprite.pngBag Shiny Stone Sprite.pngBag Dusk Stone Sprite.pngBag Dawn Stone Sprite.pngBag Oval Stone Sprite.png
Evolutionary Stone
(random; post-National Dex)
2nd Place Bag Everstone Sprite.png
Everstone
3rd Place Gold Berry Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png
Sitrus Berry
Consolation
Prize
Berry Bag Shed Shell Sprite.png
Shed Shell

In the anime

In The Bug Stops Here, Ash and Casey competed in the Bug-Catching Contest. During the competition, Casey caught a Weedle, and her Chikorita evolved into a Bayleef. Ash won the competition with a Beedrill, earning himself a Sun Stone. After the competition, he gave the Beedrill to Casey since she loves Pokémon with yellow and black stripes.

References