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The '''battle round''' is an {{pkmn|anime}}-exclusive round in a [[Pokémon Contest]]. The purpose of the round is to have the Pokémon battle each other while still making their moves look beautiful. Each round is five minutes long, except for Sudden Death, which has no time limit.
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[[File:Contest battle.png|250px|thumb|A two-on-two Contest Battle]]
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A '''Contest Battle''' (Japanese: '''コンテストバトル''' ''Contest Battle'') is an {{pkmn|anime}}-exclusive [[Pokémon battle]] variation and the second round of a [[Pokémon Contest]]. These battles are different from regular battles in the sense that it is not only the [[Power|strength]] of an attack that matters, but also the [[Appeal|style]] of its execution.
   
==Scoring==
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==Procedure==
Each contestant begins with a fixed number of points. These points are lost when an opponent's move hits their Pokémon, their move misses, their move doesn't look beautiful, or the contestant is [[AG144|issued a yellow card]].
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A Contest Battle is a five-minute battle in which two [[Pokémon Coordinator]]s face each other while continuing to show off their {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}'s style and skill as in the [[Appeal|Performance Stage]]. During Contest Battles, Coordinators are not allowed to [[Recall|substitute]] their Pokémon.
   
Additionally, contestants can be disqualified upon being found cheating, being issued a second yellow card, or presumably being issued a red card.
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Contest Battles use a point system. Each Coordinator begins with a fixed number of points and the object of the battle is to decrease the opponent's points. Points are deducted by the [[Contest Judge|panel of judges]], usually formed by [[Raoul Contesta|Mr. Contesta]] from the [[Pokémon Activities Committee]], [[Mr. Sukizo]] from the [[Pokémon Fan Club]], and the [[Nurse Joy]] from the local [[Pokémon Center]]. Coordinators may lose points when their Pokémon are hit by an attack, when their Pokémon's attack fails, when the opposing Pokémon performs a particularly appealing [[move]] or [[Contest combination|combination]], and when the opposing Pokémon uses their Pokémon's attack to its own advantage.
   
==Winning==
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[[File:Contest Battle scoreboard.png|250px|thumb|left|A Contest Battle scoreboard]]
A winner in the battle round is determined by one or all of three criteria; whoever has more points when time runs out, whoever loses all their points first, or if one of the Pokémon faints.
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In addition, Coordinators will lose points when they receive a {{wp|penalty card}}. This was shown in ''[[AG144|A Hurdle for Squirtle]]'', when [[Lilian Meridian|Lilian]] issued both [[Jessie]] and [[Harley]] a yellow card since neither side was launching an attack, subtracting half the points from both participants' scores in the process. Coordinators can also be disqualified when caught cheating, or upon receiving a second yellow card.
   
If there is a tie upon time running out, the battle goes into Sudden Death where whoever loses all the points first loses.
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The winner of a Contest Battle is the one that has more points when time runs out or the one that reduced the opponent's points to zero within the time limit. A Contest Battle will also end when a Pokémon is unable to continue battling, called {{DL|Fainting|Battle Off}} by the judges. In this case, the Coordinator with the remaining Pokémon will be declared the winner. If there is a tie at the end of five minutes, the battle goes into {{wp|Sudden death (sport)|sudden-death overtime}}, which is an extension of the battle with no time limit. As established in ''[[AG175|Going for Choke!]]'', the overtime ends when one of the Coordinators reaches zero points, or one of the Pokémon is knocked out.
   
==Sudden Death==
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The [[Double Battle]] format is also used in Contest Battles. Battles following this format were first seen in the [[Hoenn Grand Festival]] and then again in the [[Kanto Grand Festival]]. Some Pokémon Contests are held under the [[Double Performance]] rule, which means that Coordinators must use two Pokémon in all rounds of the competition. During a Double Contest Battle, Coordinators have to be able to command two Pokémon at all times, presenting both Pokémon to look the best they can. Additionally, Contest combinations require the Pokémon using the moves to be in sync with one another.
Sudden Death is an extension of the battle if there is a tie at the end of five minutes. There is no time limit in Sudden Death. The round ends when one person runs out of points.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* For ''[[DP012|Arrival of a Rival!]]'', [[Professor Oak's lecture]] is about the battle round. He writes this [[Pokémon senryū]] about it: ごふんかん みせてしょうぶだ コンテストバトル ''A five-minute battle for show, that is a contest battle''.
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* For ''[[DP012|Arrival of a Rival!]]'', [[Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia]] is about Contest Battles. He writes this {{wp|senryū}} about it: ごふんかん みせてしょうぶだ コンテストバトル ''"A five-minute battle for show; that is a Contest Battle."''
   
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==In other languages==
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|pl=Bitwa Pokazowa{{tt|*|Galactic Battles onwards}}<br>Walka Pokazowa{{tt|*|Diamond and Pearl-Battle Dimension}}
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|pt=Batalha de Torneio
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|th=คอนเทสต์แบทเทิล ''Contest Battle''
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==See also==
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* {{cat|Episodes with Contests}}
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Latest revision as of 21:55, 3 July 2019

A two-on-two Contest Battle

A Contest Battle (Japanese: コンテストバトル Contest Battle) is an anime-exclusive Pokémon battle variation and the second round of a Pokémon Contest. These battles are different from regular battles in the sense that it is not only the strength of an attack that matters, but also the style of its execution.

Procedure

A Contest Battle is a five-minute battle in which two Pokémon Coordinators face each other while continuing to show off their Pokémon's style and skill as in the Performance Stage. During Contest Battles, Coordinators are not allowed to substitute their Pokémon.

Contest Battles use a point system. Each Coordinator begins with a fixed number of points and the object of the battle is to decrease the opponent's points. Points are deducted by the panel of judges, usually formed by Mr. Contesta from the Pokémon Activities Committee, Mr. Sukizo from the Pokémon Fan Club, and the Nurse Joy from the local Pokémon Center. Coordinators may lose points when their Pokémon are hit by an attack, when their Pokémon's attack fails, when the opposing Pokémon performs a particularly appealing move or combination, and when the opposing Pokémon uses their Pokémon's attack to its own advantage.

A Contest Battle scoreboard

In addition, Coordinators will lose points when they receive a penalty card. This was shown in A Hurdle for Squirtle, when Lilian issued both Jessie and Harley a yellow card since neither side was launching an attack, subtracting half the points from both participants' scores in the process. Coordinators can also be disqualified when caught cheating, or upon receiving a second yellow card.

The winner of a Contest Battle is the one that has more points when time runs out or the one that reduced the opponent's points to zero within the time limit. A Contest Battle will also end when a Pokémon is unable to continue battling, called Battle Off by the judges. In this case, the Coordinator with the remaining Pokémon will be declared the winner. If there is a tie at the end of five minutes, the battle goes into sudden-death overtime, which is an extension of the battle with no time limit. As established in Going for Choke!, the overtime ends when one of the Coordinators reaches zero points, or one of the Pokémon is knocked out.

The Double Battle format is also used in Contest Battles. Battles following this format were first seen in the Hoenn Grand Festival and then again in the Kanto Grand Festival. Some Pokémon Contests are held under the Double Performance rule, which means that Coordinators must use two Pokémon in all rounds of the competition. During a Double Contest Battle, Coordinators have to be able to command two Pokémon at all times, presenting both Pokémon to look the best they can. Additionally, Contest combinations require the Pokémon using the moves to be in sync with one another.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 華麗對戰賽 Contest Battle
France Flag.png French Duel de concours
Germany Flag.png German Wettbewerbskampf
Italy Flag.png Italian Gara di lotta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 콘테스트 시합 Contest Battle
Poland Flag.png Polish Bitwa Pokazowa*
Walka Pokazowa*
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Batalha de Torneio
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Batalla de concurso
Spain Flag.png Spain Combate de concurso
Thailand Flag.png Thai คอนเทสต์แบทเทิล Contest Battle

See also

Pokémon battle variations
Double BattleMulti BattleTriple BattleRotation BattleHorde EncounterBattle RoyalSOS BattleSupport PlayMax Raid Battle
Full BattleContest BattleLauncher BattleSky BattleInverse Battle
Battle modes


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