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The Ribbon Syndicate (Japanese: リボンシンジケート Ribbon Syndicate) is a building located in the Resort Area of the Battle Zone. It is difficult to miss with its large size and giant decorative Ribbon over the doorway. A Coordinator must have at least 10 different kinds of Ribbons spread among their current Pokémon party to gain access to the building.
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One of the notable things about the syndicate is that they offer incredibly expensive Ribbons, which act mostly as signs of status rather than merit. The counter is located on the first floor, just beyond the entry. The lady there will offer each Ribbon one at a time according to the price; the Gorgeous Ribbon first, then the Royal Ribbon, and finally the Gorgeous Royal Ribbon.
| Gorgeous Ribbon
|| Royal Ribbon
|| Gorgeous Royal Ribbon
The syndicate also features a spa on the top floor. A visit to this spa, like grooming in the earlier games, makes a Pokémon more friendly. They can only accept five Syndicate members a day and a Trainer who receives a massage may not receive another until the next day. Unlike masseuses, the spa attendants are willing to operate on an Egg; this will increase its friendship after it hatches.
- The spa treatment happens to have diamonds and pearls as ingredients.
- The Gorgeous Royal Ribbon is the most expensive purchasable item that has appeared in the series, excluding items that are listed for 1,000,000, which the player cannot actually purchase as having more than 999,999 is not possible prior to Generation V.
- In Pokémon Platinum, Fantina mentions that she is a member of the Ribbon Syndicate.
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