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A '''Princess Key''' (Japanese: '''プリンセスキー''' ''Princess Key'') is an item which denotes a {{pkmn|Performer}} has won a particular Pokémon Showcase, similar to how a [[Ribbon]] is awarded to a {{pkmn|Coordinator}} who has won a [[Pokémon Contest]] and a [[Badge]] is given to a {{pkmn|Trainer}} who has defeated a [[Gym Leader]]. They come in various styles and stone colors while the key itself is golden. Judging from the Anistar Princess Key, the key does not always have a stone, as it has a glass ball that contains a watery dusty substance of some sort.
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A '''Princess Key''' (Japanese: '''プリンセスキー''' ''Princess Key'') is an item which denotes a {{pkmn|Performer}} has won a particular Pokémon Showcase, similar to how a [[Ribbon]] is awarded to a {{pkmn|Coordinator}} who has won a [[Pokémon Contest]] and a [[Badge]] is given to a {{pkmn|Trainer}} who has defeated a [[Gym Leader]]. They come in various styles and stone colors while the key itself is golden or silver. Judging from the Anistar Princess Key and Couriway Princess Key, the key does not always have a stone, as it has a glass ball that contains a watery dusty substance of some sort or a pink crown.
   
 
It is revealed in ''[[XY079|Performing with Fiery Charm!]]'' that after winning their first Showcase, Performers are given a large decorated keyring which they use to hold the Princess Keys they receive during their {{pkmn|journey}}. In order to compete for the title of Kalos Queen, a total of three Keys must be collected to qualify for the Master Class tournament, the Showcase equivalent of the [[Grand Festival]] and the [[Pokémon League Conference]].
 
It is revealed in ''[[XY079|Performing with Fiery Charm!]]'' that after winning their first Showcase, Performers are given a large decorated keyring which they use to hold the Princess Keys they receive during their {{pkmn|journey}}. In order to compete for the title of Kalos Queen, a total of three Keys must be collected to qualify for the Master Class tournament, the Showcase equivalent of the [[Grand Festival]] and the [[Pokémon League Conference]].

Revision as of 13:39, 19 December 2015

A Pokémon Showcase

A Pokémon Showcase (Japanese: トライポカロン TriPokalon) is an anime-exclusive, girls-only competition held in the Kalos region. Trainers participating in them are called Pokémon Performers.

Competition

A Performer and her Sylveon in the Free Performance round

Pokémon Showcases are performance tournaments that take place in various places throughout Kalos and can be held in either indoor or outdoor theaters depending on the location. Unlike Pokémon Contests, where the Pokémon are always the main attraction, Showcase performances also focus on the Trainers and their ability to perform alongside their Pokémon. Contestants are allowed to use up to six Pokémon. In essence, Pokémon Showcases are similar to real-world beauty pageants, but involving Pokémon as well.

They are divided in two sections. The first is called the Theme Performance and can encompass activities such as baking Poké Puffs, dressing up Pokémon, or taking a quiz. The activity of the Theme Performance depends on the specific Showcase tournament. This section usually takes place in multiple rounds, with three contestants per round facing off against each other, though only the winner of each round will move on to the next section. However, as the Theme Performance varies between the Showcases, the criteria for winning them also differs, like taste testing judges being used for Poké Puff Baking, or answering the required number of questions correctly before the other contestants for the Pokémon Quiz.

The voting system in the Pokémon Showcase

The second section is called the Free Performance, which is the same in each Pokémon Showcase. The Performer and her Pokémon perform together on stage, making full use of the Pokémon's capabilities. Contestants seem to be allowed to supervise the placing and timing of the lights, music and special effects for their own performance, beforehand. It is similar to the Performance Stage of a Pokémon Contest, though unlike the Contests, the Performer has to be involved in an active part of the performance. Like the Performance Stage, contestants appear one at a time, put on their performance, and then leave the stage for the next Performer.

There are two classes of Pokémon Showcase tournaments, the Rookie Class and the Master Class. In A Showcase Debut!, it was implied that Pokémon Showcases used to be judged by at least one professional judge. However, after Aria became Kalos Queen, a famous judge called Palermo quit. In the present day, for the Performance Stage, contestants are judged by the audience. Each contestant gets a heart-shaped key used to receive votes from the audience. Each person in the audience can bring out one vote on a special luminous voting device called the Glowcaster (Japanese: ポケリウム Poké Lume). The device sends out small luminous balls of light that connect to the keys of the participants according to the color of their key. The participant with the key that absorbs the most lights is decided the winner. This type of voting may also be used to judge the winner in the Theme Performance, depending on the event, such as Pokémon Styling.

The winner of a Pokémon Showcase receives a Princess Key.

Themes

Screenshot Theme Stage
Shauna Showcase Pokemon Styling.png Pokémon Styling: A Performer must dress up one of her Pokémon in a unique style using the materials given within the time limit and present her partner to the audience. Pokémon Showcase Theme Stage.png
Serena Pancham Showcase Poke Puff Baking.png Poké Puff Baking: A Performer must collaborate with her Pokémon and bake Poké Puffs within the time limit to be taste-tested by the judges' Pokémon. Pokémon Showcase Theme Stage2.png
Serena Nini Showcase Quiz.png Pokémon Quiz: A Performer must answer three trivia questions correctly to pass, one of her Pokémon must do a task in order for her to be given the chance of answering the question. Pokémon Showcase Theme Stage3.png
Nini Party Showcase Poké Puff Performance.png Poké Puff Performance: Like the Poké Puff Baking theme, the Performer and her Pokémon bake a Poké Puff but with a synchronized dance performance. After finishing, the audience judges the Performer's act with their Glowcaster and depending on how high the gauge is to a certain point, will determine their win. Pokémon Showcase Free Performance Stage4 Night.png

Showcase locations

Picture Location Winner
Rookie Class
Lagoon Town.png Lagoon Town Unknown
Coumarine Showcase theater.png Coumarine City Shauna
Dendemille Showcase theater.png Dendemille Town Serena
Anistar Showcase theater.png Anistar City Serena
Couriway Showcase theater.png Couriway Town Jessie

Princess Key

A keyring for attaching Princess Keys

A Princess Key (Japanese: プリンセスキー Princess Key) is an item which denotes a Performer has won a particular Pokémon Showcase, similar to how a Ribbon is awarded to a Coordinator who has won a Pokémon Contest and a Badge is given to a Trainer who has defeated a Gym Leader. They come in various styles and stone colors while the key itself is golden or silver. Judging from the Anistar Princess Key and Couriway Princess Key, the key does not always have a stone, as it has a glass ball that contains a watery dusty substance of some sort or a pink crown.

It is revealed in Performing with Fiery Charm! that after winning their first Showcase, Performers are given a large decorated keyring which they use to hold the Princess Keys they receive during their journey. In order to compete for the title of Kalos Queen, a total of three Keys must be collected to qualify for the Master Class tournament, the Showcase equivalent of the Grand Festival and the Pokémon League Conference.

Gallery

Coumarine Princess Key Dendemille Princess Key Anistar Princess Key Couriway Princess Key
Shauna Princess Key.png Serena Princess Key.png Serena second Princess Key.png Jessie Princess Key.png

In other languages

Pokémon Showcase

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 三冠衛星賽 Sānguān Wèixīngsài
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokémon Show
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokémon-esittely
France Flag.png French Salon Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Showcase
Italy Flag.png Italian Varietà Pokémon
Poland Flag.png Polish Wystawa Pokémonów
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Exibição Pokémon
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Exhibición Pokémon
Spain Flag.png Spain Gran espectáculo Pokémon
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokémon-uppvisning

Princess Key

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 公主金鑰 Gōngzhǔ Jīnyào
France Flag.png French Clé Princière
Germany Flag.png German Prinzessinnenschlüssel
Italy Flag.png Italian Chiave della Principessa
Poland Flag.png Polish Klucz Księżniczki
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Chave da Princesa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Llave Princesa

See also

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