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Contest Hall

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Contest Halls (Japanese: コンテストホール Contest Hall) are buildings where Pokémon Contests and Pokémon Super Contests are held.

In the games

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald

The Lilycove City Contest Hall

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, there is a Contest Hall for each of the four Contest ranks. In these halls, there is one reception counter (two in the Lilycove City Contest Hall) and Berry Blenders for making Pokéblocks. There are also photo frames for the winning Pokémon. The following is a list of locations that have a Contest Hall and the rank they hold:

Location Rank
Verdanturf Town Normal Rank
Fallarbor Town Super Rank
Slateport City Hyper Rank
Lilycove City Master Rank

In Pokémon Emerald, all Contests take place in Lilycove City, as the halls of Verdanturf Town, Fallarbor Town and Slateport City were replaced by Battle Tents.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

The Super Contest Hall

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, all Super Contests are at the Contest Hall in Hearthome City. In addition to the traditional reception counter, two counters can be found in this hall: one for linked Super Contests and another for practice sessions. The Berry Blenders are gone, as Pokéblocks are replaced by Poffins.

During their first visit to the hall, players will receive an Accessory and a tuxedo or dress (dependent on gender) from the Super Contest Judge Keira and the Master Rank Coordinator Johanna, respectively. Another Super Contest Judge, Jordan, gives the players a Mild Poffin (level 60, smooth 40) after they have obtained the Poffin Case.

In the anime

Contest Halls are large and colorful buildings where Pokémon Contests are held. They also serve as venues for other events (for example, the Hearthome Collection was held at the Hearthome City Contest Hall). Contest Halls are also where Pokémon Coordinators get their Contest Passes. The following is a list of locations that have a Contest Hall in the anime:

Hoenn

Picture Location
Rustboro Contest Hall.png Rustboro City
Slateport Contest Hall.png Slateport City
Fallarbor Contest Hall.png Fallarbor Town
Verdanturf Town anime.png Verdanturf Town
Rubello Contest Hall.png Rubello Town
Lilycove Contest Hall.png Lilycove City
Purika Contest Hall.png Purika City
Pacifidlog Contest Hall.png Pacifidlog Town

Kanto

Picture Location
Saffron Contest Hall.png Saffron City
Silver Town Kanto.png Silver Town
Wisteria Contest Hall.png Wisteria Town
Chrysanthemum Island.png Chrysanthemum Island
Gardenia Town.png Gardenia Town
Mulberry Contest Hall.png Mulberry City
Terracotta Contest Hall.png Terracotta Town

Sinnoh

Picture Location
Jubilife Contest Hall.png Jubilife City
Floaroma Contest Hall.png Floaroma Town
Space-Time Tower.png Alamos Town
Hearthome Contest Hall.png Hearthome City
Solaceon Contest Hall.png Solaceon Town
Lake Valor Contest Hall.png Lake Valor
Celestic Contest Hall.png Celestic Town
Majolica Contest Hall.png Majolica Town
Chocovine Contest Hall.png Chocovine Town
Sandalstraw Contest Hall.png Sandalstraw Town
Lilypad Contest Hall.png Lilypad Town
Brussel Town.png Brussel Town
Daybreak Contest Hall.png Daybreak Town
Neighborly Town Contest Hall.png Neighborly Town
Arrowroot Contest Hall.png Arrowroot Town

Reported only

Location Notes
Sage Town Reported by Marian in Throwing the Track Switch.
Gerbera Town Reported by Marian in A Breed Stampede!.
Beach Rose Town

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Like in the games, only two regions - Hoenn and Sinnoh - have been shown to have Contest Halls. However, it has been implied that there might be Contest Halls in other regions as well, since Ruby had participated in Pokémon Contests prior to moving to Hoenn. The known Contest Halls are located in the same places as in the games.

During the crisis involving Team Aqua and Team Magma, the Contest Halls of Slateport City, Verdanturf Town and Fallarbor Town were destroyed. They were later rebuilt as Battle Tents.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards named Pokémon Contest Hall.

Related cards
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Pokémon Contest Hall St Rising Rivals Uncommon 93/111 Bonds to the End of Time Uncommon 083/090
 

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Centre de Concours
Germany Flag.png German Wettbewerbshalle
Italy Flag.png Italian Arena delle Virtù
Poland Flag.png Polish Sala Pokazów
Spain Flag.png Spanish Edificio de Concursos

See also


DawnChallenge.png Pokémon Contests VSJasmine.png
Necessary Spoils
PokéblocksPoffins
Contest Categories
CoolBeautyCuteSmartTough
Rounds
AppealsBattleDanceVisual
Participation
ContestSuper Contest
CoordinatorContest HallContest Pass
Grand Festivals
KantoHoennSinnoh
Others
CombinationsOpponentsDouble Performance
Ribbons (List) • Ribbon CupSealsCapsulesRanks

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