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The '''Grand Festival''' (Japanese: '''グランドフェスティバル''' ''Grand Festival'') is the anime-exclusive final challenge for all [[Pokémon Coordinator]]s. In order to qualify, Coordinators must win five ribbons from [[Pokémon Contest]]s throughout a specific region. The winner receives the [[Ribbon Cup]], as well as the title of [[Top Coordinator]].
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[[File:Grand Festival logo.png|thumb|250px|The Grand Festival logo]]
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The '''Grand Festival''' (Japanese: '''グランドフェスティバル''' ''Grand Festival'') is an {{pkmn|anime}}-exclusive competition organized by the [[Pokémon Activities Committee]] that is held once every year in several [[region]]s in the [[Pokémon world]].
   
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 Joy]]s while [[Vivian Meridian|Vivian]] joined the three judges in [[Kanto]] and [[Fantina]] joined them in [[Sinnoh]].
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It is the goal of every [[Pokémon Coordinator]] to enter the Grand Festival. The competition marks the end of a region's [[Pokémon Contest]] circuit and gives rise to a new [[Top Coordinator]].
 
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. There is also a Grand Festival for the [[Johto]] region presumably, though it is unknown where it might be held.
 
   
 
==Competition==
 
==Competition==
===Rounds===
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[[File:Hoenn Grand Festival Judges.png|thumb|250px|Judges in the Hoenn Grand Festival]]
====Preliminaries rounds====
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The general structure of each Grand Festival tournament is similar: [[Pokémon Coordinator]]s must register for a [[Contest Pass]], something which they can do at any [[Contest Hall]], and then must collect at least five [[Ribbon]]s in order to become eligible to enter the competition. The winner is awarded the title of [[Top Coordinator]] and given the [[Ribbon Cup]] as proof of their achievement.
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 32 coordinators go through to the finals. Each round takes place on a separate day.
 
   
====Finals rounds====
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In contrast with regular [[Pokémon Contest]]s, where contestants have to use the same {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} for the entire [[Contest Battle|Battle Stage]], Coordinators in the Grand Festival are allowed to switch Pokémon between battles. As a result, contestants have the opportunity to showcase their full [[party]] throughout the competition. Another distinguishing aspect is that Grand Festival tournaments have more [[Contest Judge|judges]] in attendance to evaluate the work presented by the large number of Coordinators taking part in the event.
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 opponents still have a Pokémon standing. The Coordinator who wins all four matches is the winner of the tournament.
 
   
===Coordinators who have participated in a Grand Festival===
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The [[Hoenn]], [[Kanto]], [[Johto]], and [[Sinnoh]] [[region]]s are all confirmed to have Grand Festival tournaments. The locations chosen to host these competitions appear to change every year and are announced weeks in advance so that everyone who qualified has ample time to prepare and work out their personal schedule.
The following coordinators have competed in the final rounds of the Grand Festival:
 
* {{an|May}} of [[Petalburg City]]
 
* [[Drew]] of [[LaRousse City]]
 
* [[Harley]] of [[Slateport City]]
 
* {{OBP|Anthony|coordinator}}
 
* {{an|Dawn}} of [[Twinleaf Town]]
 
* [[Ursula]]
 
* [[Jessilina]]
 
* [[Zoey]] of [[Snowpoint City]]
 
* [[Nando]]
 
   
===Top Coordinators===
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==Format==
Top Coordinators are Grand Festival winning Coordinators, earning the [[Ribbon Cup]]. The following Coordinators have won the Grand Festival in the region in parentheses:
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The Grand Festival is divided in two stages: one focuses on [[Appeal|performances]], which can be either single or [[Double Performance|double]], and the other revolves around [[Double Battle|two-on-two]] [[Contest Battle]]s.
* [[Dr. Abby]] of [[Foothill Town]] ([[Hoenn]])
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* [[Yuma]]
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===Performances===
* [[Wallace]] of [[Sootopolis City]]
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In the Performance Stage, [[Pokémon Coordinator]]s show off their {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}'s unique [[move]]s in order to impress the judges and the audience. The performances are awarded points by a [[Contest Judge|panel of judges]], and the Coordinators with the highest scores proceed to the next stage.
* [[Juan]] of [[Sootopolis City]] ([[Hoenn]])
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* {{ho|Robert}} of [[Silver Rock Isle]] ([[Hoenn]])
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In the tournaments held in [[Hoenn]] and [[Kanto]], this stage is further divided in two rounds. In the first one, known as the preliminary round, Coordinators have one of their Pokémon performing with no more than one move used one time. The 64 highest-scoring contestants advance to the second round, where they are allowed to use as many moves as necessary to showcase the charms of their Pokémon. Contrasting this, the tournament taking place in [[Sinnoh]] has just one round reserved for performances, during which Coordinators must showcase two Pokémon at once as the competition is held under the [[Double Performance]] rule.
* [[Solidad]] of [[Pewter City]] ([[Kanto]])
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* [[Johanna]] of [[Twinleaf Town]] ([[Sinnoh]])
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The number of Coordinators advancing to the Battle Stage varies. In Hoenn and Sinnoh, 32 contestants will move on to compete in {{wp|Single-elimination tournament|single-elimination}} Contest Battles, while in Kanto, only the 16 best scorers will be allowed to show their battling capabilities.
* [[Zoey]] of [[Snowpoint City]] ([[Sinnoh]])
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* [[Fantina]] of [[Hearthome City]] ([[Sinnoh]])
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===Battles===
* [[Marina (Johto)|Marina]] of [[New Bark Town]]
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In the Battle Stage, Pokémon Coordinators are randomly matched-up by a computer up to the semifinals. The battles adhere to the [[Double Battle]] format and victory goes to the Coordinator whose attacks most effectively lower the opponent's points within the five-minute time limit. A battle will also end due to judges ruling {{DL|Fainting|Battle Off}} when understanding that both of a contestant's Pokémon are unable to battle, or when they perceive that the one standing after its partner has been previously knocked out can no longer continue.
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Contestants move up the brackets in single-elimination style. Highly skilled Coordinators move on to compete with a smaller pool of contestants, and each losing Coordinator is placed accordingly. After a winner is decided, they are bestowed the title of [[Top Coordinator]] and awarded the [[Ribbon Cup]].
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==List of Grand Festival tournaments==
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{| class="roundy" style="background:#{{contest color}}; border:3px solid #{{contest color dark}}; margin:auto; text-align:center"
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! style="background:#{{contest color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Region
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! style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | Grand Festival
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! style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | Location
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! style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | Starting episode
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! style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | Final episode
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! style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | Winner
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! style="background:#{{contest color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | Other notable contestants
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|- style="background:#FFF"
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! style="background:#{{hoenn color light}}" | {{color2|{{hoenn color dark}}|Hoenn}}
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| [[Hoenn Grand Festival]]
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| [[File:Grand Festival Hoenn.png|x100px|Slateport City]]<br>[[Slateport City]]
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| [[File:AG121.png|x100px|Hi Ho Silver Wind!]]<br>''[[AG121|Hi Ho Silver Wind!]]''
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| [[File:AG123.png|x100px|Rhapsody in Drew]]<br>''[[AG123|Rhapsody in Drew]]''
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| [[File:Robert Ribbon Cup.png|x100px|Robert]]<br>{{ho|Robert}}
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| [[Drew]] (Runner-up)<br>{{an|May}} (Top 8)<br>[[Harley]] (Top 32)
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|- style="background:#FFF"
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! style="background:#{{kanto color light}}" | {{color2|{{kanto color dark}}|Kanto}}
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| [[Kanto Grand Festival]]
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| [[File:Grand Festival Kanto.png|x100px|Indigo Plateau]]<br>[[Indigo Plateau]]
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| [[File:AG180.png|x100px|May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!]]<br>''[[AG180|May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!]]''
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| [[File:AG182.png|x100px|Channeling the Battle Zone!]]<br>''[[AG182|Channeling the Battle Zone!]]''
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| [[File:Solidad Ribbon Cup.png|x100px|Solidad]]<br>[[Solidad]]
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| {{an|May}} (Top 4)<br>[[Drew]] (Top 8)<br>[[Harley]] (Top 16)
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|-
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! style="background:#{{sinnoh color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" |{{color2|{{sinnoh color dark}}|Sinnoh}}
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| style="background:#FFF" | [[Sinnoh Grand Festival]]
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| style="background:#FFF" | [[File:Grand Festival Sinnoh.png|x100px|Lake Valor]]<br>[[Lake Valor]]
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| style="background:#FFF" | [[File:DP174.png|x100px|Last Call — First Round!]]<br>''[[DP174|Last Call — First Round!]]''
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| style="background:#FFF" | [[File:DP177.png|x100px|A Grand Fight for Winning!]]<br>''[[DP177|A Grand Fight for Winning!]]''
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| style="background:#FFF" | [[File:Zoey Winning.png|x100px|Zoey]]<br>[[Zoey]]
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| style="background:#FFF; {{roundybr|5px}}" | {{an|Dawn}} (Runner-up)<br>[[Jessie|Jessilina]] (Top 4)<br>[[Nando]] (Top 4)
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|}
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==Awards==
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===Top Coordinator===
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{{main|Top Coordinator}}
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The title of '''Top Coordinator''' (Japanese: '''トップコーディネーター''' ''Top Coordinator'') is an {{wp|Title of honor|honorary title}} bestowed upon a [[Pokémon Coordinator]] who has won the Grand Festival in recognition of their merits. The person bestowed does not have to carry out any specific duties.
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===Ribbon Cup===
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{{main|Ribbon Cup}}
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The '''Ribbon Cup''' (Japanese: '''リボンカップ''' ''Ribbon Cup'') is a trophy awarded to a Pokémon Coordinator who has won the Grand Festival to mark their achievement. It denotes its recipient as having become a Top Coordinator. It is made of pure gold and its design varies depending on the [[region]].
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* The Grand Festival may apparently be entered with Ribbons won by ''anyone'', regardless of if the entrant was the winner of the required five contests or not. This is seen by the fact that Jessie entered the Sinnoh Grand Festival with a ribbon that was won by [[Princess Salvia]] posing as Dawn.
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* Apparently, a [[Pokémon Coordinator]] may enter the Grand Festival with {{pkmn|Contest}} [[Ribbon]]s that were earned by someone else. This is seen by the fact that [[Jessie|Jessilina]] entered the [[Sinnoh Grand Festival]] with a Ribbon that was won by [[Princess Salvia]].
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==In other languages==
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|zh_cmn=大型慶典 ''Grand Festival''
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|de=Großes Festival
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|he=הגרנד פסטיבל ''Grand Festival''
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|hi=महॉ मुक़ाब्ला ''Maha Muqaabla''
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|pl=Wielki Festiwal
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|ru=Большой Фестиваль ''Bol'shoy Festival''
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{{contest}}
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==See also==
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* {{cat|Grand Festival episodes}}
   
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Latest revision as of 17:38, 20 September 2019

The Grand Festival logo

The Grand Festival (Japanese: グランドフェスティバル Grand Festival) is an anime-exclusive competition organized by the Pokémon Activities Committee that is held once every year in several regions in the Pokémon world.

It is the goal of every Pokémon Coordinator to enter the Grand Festival. The competition marks the end of a region's Pokémon Contest circuit and gives rise to a new Top Coordinator.

Competition

Judges in the Hoenn Grand Festival

The general structure of each Grand Festival tournament is similar: Pokémon Coordinators must register for a Contest Pass, something which they can do at any Contest Hall, and then must collect at least five Ribbons in order to become eligible to enter the competition. The winner is awarded the title of Top Coordinator and given the Ribbon Cup as proof of their achievement.

In contrast with regular Pokémon Contests, where contestants have to use the same Pokémon for the entire Battle Stage, Coordinators in the Grand Festival are allowed to switch Pokémon between battles. As a result, contestants have the opportunity to showcase their full party throughout the competition. Another distinguishing aspect is that Grand Festival tournaments have more judges in attendance to evaluate the work presented by the large number of Coordinators taking part in the event.

The Hoenn, Kanto, Johto, and Sinnoh regions are all confirmed to have Grand Festival tournaments. The locations chosen to host these competitions appear to change every year and are announced weeks in advance so that everyone who qualified has ample time to prepare and work out their personal schedule.

Format

The Grand Festival is divided in two stages: one focuses on performances, which can be either single or double, and the other revolves around two-on-two Contest Battles.

Performances

In the Performance Stage, Pokémon Coordinators show off their Pokémon's unique moves in order to impress the judges and the audience. The performances are awarded points by a panel of judges, and the Coordinators with the highest scores proceed to the next stage.

In the tournaments held in Hoenn and Kanto, this stage is further divided in two rounds. In the first one, known as the preliminary round, Coordinators have one of their Pokémon performing with no more than one move used one time. The 64 highest-scoring contestants advance to the second round, where they are allowed to use as many moves as necessary to showcase the charms of their Pokémon. Contrasting this, the tournament taking place in Sinnoh has just one round reserved for performances, during which Coordinators must showcase two Pokémon at once as the competition is held under the Double Performance rule.

The number of Coordinators advancing to the Battle Stage varies. In Hoenn and Sinnoh, 32 contestants will move on to compete in single-elimination Contest Battles, while in Kanto, only the 16 best scorers will be allowed to show their battling capabilities.

Battles

In the Battle Stage, Pokémon Coordinators are randomly matched-up by a computer up to the semifinals. The battles adhere to the Double Battle format and victory goes to the Coordinator whose attacks most effectively lower the opponent's points within the five-minute time limit. A battle will also end due to judges ruling Battle Off when understanding that both of a contestant's Pokémon are unable to battle, or when they perceive that the one standing after its partner has been previously knocked out can no longer continue.

Contestants move up the brackets in single-elimination style. Highly skilled Coordinators move on to compete with a smaller pool of contestants, and each losing Coordinator is placed accordingly. After a winner is decided, they are bestowed the title of Top Coordinator and awarded the Ribbon Cup.

List of Grand Festival tournaments

Region Grand Festival Location Starting episode Final episode Winner Other notable contestants
Hoenn Hoenn Grand Festival Slateport City
Slateport City
Hi Ho Silver Wind!
Hi Ho Silver Wind!
Rhapsody in Drew
Rhapsody in Drew
Robert
Robert
Drew (Runner-up)
May (Top 8)
Harley (Top 32)
Kanto Kanto Grand Festival Indigo Plateau
Indigo Plateau
May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!
May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!
Channeling the Battle Zone!
Channeling the Battle Zone!
Solidad
Solidad
May (Top 4)
Drew (Top 8)
Harley (Top 16)
Sinnoh Sinnoh Grand Festival Lake Valor
Lake Valor
Last Call — First Round!
Last Call — First Round!
A Grand Fight for Winning!
A Grand Fight for Winning!
Zoey
Zoey
Dawn (Runner-up)
Jessilina (Top 4)
Nando (Top 4)

Awards

Top Coordinator

Main article: Top Coordinator

The title of Top Coordinator (Japanese: トップコーディネーター Top Coordinator) is an honorary title bestowed upon a Pokémon Coordinator who has won the Grand Festival in recognition of their merits. The person bestowed does not have to carry out any specific duties.

Ribbon Cup

Main article: Ribbon Cup

The Ribbon Cup (Japanese: リボンカップ Ribbon Cup) is a trophy awarded to a Pokémon Coordinator who has won the Grand Festival to mark their achievement. It denotes its recipient as having become a Top Coordinator. It is made of pure gold and its design varies depending on the region.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 大型慶典 Grand Festival
Finland Flag.png Finnish Suurfestivaali (S06-S08)
Suurjuhla (S09-present)
France Flag.png French Grand Festival
Germany Flag.png German Großes Festival
Israel Flag.png Hebrew הגרנד פסטיבל Grand Festival
India Flag.png Hindi महॉ मुक़ाब्ला Maha Muqaabla
Italy Flag.png Italian Grand Festival
Poland Flag.png Polish Wielki Festiwal
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Grande Festival
Russia Flag.png Russian Большой Фестиваль Bol'shoy Festival
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gran Festival
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Grand Festival

See also


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Contest Categories
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Rounds
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Top CoordinatorRibbon Cup
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Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions
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Kanto Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume ContestBig P Pokémon RaceIndigo Plateau Conference
Kanto Grand FestivalP1 Grand PrixPokémon OrienteeringQueen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep Festival
Pokémon Balloon RacePokémon Beauty ContestSeaking Catching CompetitionSilver Conference
Sumo ConferenceSunflora FestivalTour de Alto MareWhirl Cup
Hoenn Crossgate PokéRingerEver Grande ConferenceHoenn Grand Festival
Sinnoh Croagunk FestivalFestival Battle ChallengeHearthome City Tag Battle CompetitionHearthome Collection
Lily of the Valley ConferencePokémon Dress-Up ContestPokémon Ping Pong TournamentPokémon Summer
Academy
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Vertress ConferenceWishing Bell Festival
Decolore Marine Cup TournamentPokémon Sumo TournamentScalchop King Competition
Kalos Lumiose ConferencePoké Puff ContestPokémon ShowcasePokémon Sky RelayPokémon Summer Camp
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