Contest Hall

Artwork from the TCG

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


In the games

In Hoenn

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, there is a Contest Hall for each of the four Contest ranks. In these buildings, 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 Contest Halls from Verdanturf Town, Fallarbor Town and Slateport City were replaced by Battle Tents.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, all four Contest Halls return, but the player can use any of them to participate in any contest rank. Players can switch costumes of the Cosplay Pikachu by talking to the Pokémon Breeder in the green room. This Breeder can also remove the costume.

In Sinnoh

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.


Contest Hall RS.png Contest Hall E.png Super Contest Hall DPPt.png Contest Spectacular Hall ORAS.png
Ruby and Sapphire Emerald Generation IV Generation VI

In the anime

Fennel Valley's Contest Hall

In the anime, Contest Halls can be found in a number of cities and towns that do not host Pokémon Contests in the games, such as Rustboro City in Hoenn and Celestic Town in Sinnoh, as well as in multiple anime-exclusive locations. Additionally, Kanto and Johto are known to have Contest Halls, despite the absence of Pokémon Contests in these regions in the games.

In this canon, Contest Halls are shown to be very large buildings that may also be used to host different Pokémon competitions. For instance, the Hearthome City Contest Hall was the setting of the Hearthome Collection, a fashion show for Stylists and their Pokémon. Additionally, some other buildings may have an area designed to look like a Contest Hall. The Alamos Town Pokémon Contest takes place at the Space-Time Tower, and the Pokémon Center in Fennel Valley was shown to have a room complete with a stage, a scoreboard, the judges' desk, and the audience seats.

Unlike regular Trainers who can register to a region's Pokémon League at any Pokémon Center, Coordinators can only register to obtain a Contest Pass at a Contest Hall. When doing so, they will typically receive a guidebook and a Ribbon case. Additionally in the Sinnoh region, Coordinators will receive one Ball Capsule and a small envelope with a few Seals.


Although Contest Halls vary in size and appearance, the structure of each building is similar. They usually have a lobby where Pokémon Coordinators can sign up, a changing room where they can change clothes, and a waiting room where contestants stay until they are called on stage. Many Contest Halls have retractable roofs to offer an open-air experience as well as protection from rough weather if needed.

In the lobby, there are several videophones which contestants can use to place a call to their family and friends, and the waiting room will have a large widescreen TV or several smaller TVs so the competing Coordinators can watch the performances and battles of the other contestants and see the results of the Performance Stage. The waiting room is also the place to where Coordinators must return to after performing or battling.

Lobby Changing room Waiting room
Jubilife City Contest Hall lobby.png Celestic Town Contest Hall changing room.png Solaceon Town Contest Hall waiting room.png


The following is a list of cities and towns known to host Pokémon Contests in the Hoenn region:

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


The following is a list of cities and towns known to host Pokémon Contests in the Kanto region:

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


The following is a list of cities and towns known to host Pokémon Contests in the Sinnoh region:

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

Contest Hall in Adventures

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 blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
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
South Korea Flag.png Korean 콘테스트회장 Konteseuteu Hoejang
Poland Flag.png Polish Sala Pokazów
Spain Flag.png Spanish Auditorio
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hội trường Hội trình diễn Pokémon

See also

LucasChallenge.png Pokémon Contests VSFantina.png
Necessary Spoils
Contest Categories
ContestSuper Contest
CoordinatorContest HallContest Pass
Grand Festivals
Combinations • Opponents (IIIIVVI) • Double PerformanceJamming
Ribbons (List) • Ribbon CupSealsBall CapsulesRanks

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