The Grand Festival is the final challenge for all Pokémon Coordinators. In order to qualify, Coordinators must win five ribbons from Pokémon Contests throughout a specific region. The winner receives the Ribbon Cup.
The tournament follows a similar structure to Pokémon Contests with a few differences. A key difference is that there are more judges - in Hoenn there were two extra Nurse Joys while Vivian joined the three judges in Kanto.
The Hoenn Grand Festival is held in Slateport City while the Kanto Grand Festival is held at the Indigo Plateau. The Sinnoh Grand Festival is held at Lake Valor, which was the same location where the Wallace Cup was held.
The first two rounds are Appeal stages. Coordinators must twice produce impressive appeals with their Pokémon in order to progress through the tournament and only the best sixteen coordinators go through to the finals. Each round takes place on a separate day.
On the third day of the tournament, the Coordinators face each other in knock-out double battles. Matches last for five minutes and the Coordinator with the least points loses if both oppenents still have a Pokémon standing. The Coordinator who wins all four matches is the winner of the tournament.
Trainers who have participated in a Grand Festival
The following coordinators have competed in the final rounds of the Grand Festival:
Grand Festival Winning Trainers
The following coordinators have won the Grand Festival in the region in parentheses:
- Dr. Abby of Foothill Town (Hoenn)
- Wallace of Sootopolis City
- Juan of Sootopolis City (Hoenn)
- Robert of Silver Rock Isle (Hoenn)
- Solidad of Pewter City (Kanto)
- Johanna of Twinleaf Town (Sinnoh)
- Zoey of Snowpoint City (Sinnoh)
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