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:''For the Ribbons in the [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon]] series, see {{DL|Mystery Dungeon evolutionary items|Sun Ribbon}} and {{DL|Mystery Dungeon evolutionary items|Lunar Ribbon}}.''
:''For the Ribbons in the [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon]] series, see [[Sun Ribbon]] and [[Lunar Ribbon]].''
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[[File:Ash May Terracotta Ribbon.png|thumb|220px|right|Ash and May holding the Terracotta Ribbon]]
 
[[File:Ash May Terracotta Ribbon.png|thumb|220px|right|Ash and May holding the Terracotta Ribbon]]
A '''Ribbon''' (Japanese:'''リボン''' ''Ribbon'') is a special item, which can be awarded to a {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} for a variety of reasons. Ribbons stay on a Pokémon permanently even across generations and can be checked in different ways depending on the [[Pokémon games|game]] [[version]].
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A '''Ribbon''' (Japanese: '''リボン''' ''Ribbon'') is a special item that can be awarded to a {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} for a variety of reasons. Ribbons stay on a Pokémon permanently even across generations and can be checked in different ways depending on the [[Pokémon games|game]] [[version]].
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==
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===League Ribbons===
 
===League Ribbons===
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#League Ribbons|List of League Ribbons]]''
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#League Ribbons|List of League Ribbons]]''
'''League Ribbons''' (Japanese:'''???''' ''???'') are awarded to every Pokémon in the {{player}}'s current party when he or she defeats the [[Elite Four]] in [[Generation III]] or in {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}. There are two distinct League Ribbons, making this category have the least amount of Ribbons.
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'''League Ribbons''' (Japanese: '''リーグリボン''' ''League Ribbons'') are awarded to every Pokémon in the {{player}}'s current party when he or she defeats the [[Elite Four]] in [[Generation III]] or in {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}. There are two distinct League Ribbons, making this category have the least amount of Ribbons.
   
 
===Contest Ribbons===
 
===Contest Ribbons===
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Contest Ribbons|List of Contest Ribbons]]''
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Contest Ribbons|List of Contest Ribbons]]''
'''Contest Ribbons''' (Japanese:'''???''' ''???'') are awarded to the winning Pokémon in any of [[Hoenn]]'s {{pkmn|Contest}}s and [[Sinnoh]]'s {{pkmn|Super Contest}}s. A different Ribbon is awarded for winning in each of the four [[Rank#Main series|rank]]s of the five different categories ([[Cool Contest|Cool]], [[Beauty Contest|Beauty]], [[Cute Contest|Cute]], [[Smart Contest|Smart]], and [[Tough Contest|Tough]]), making a total of 20 Ribbons in each type of Contest. As those awarded in Contests and Super Contests are considered separate, there are a total of 40 Contest-related Ribbons obtainable in the games, making this category have the most amount of Ribbons.
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'''Contest Ribbons''' (Japanese: '''コンテストリボン''' ''Contest Ribbons'') are awarded to the winning Pokémon in any of [[Hoenn]]'s {{pkmn|Contest}}s and [[Sinnoh]]'s {{pkmn|Super Contest}}s. A different Ribbon is awarded for winning in each of the four [[Rank#Main series|rank]]s of the five different categories ([[Cool Contest|Cool]], [[Beauty Contest|Beauty]], [[Cute Contest|Cute]], [[Smart Contest|Smart]], and [[Tough Contest|Tough]]), making a total of 20 Ribbons in each type of Contest. As those awarded in Contests and Super Contests are considered separate, there are a total of 40 Contest-related Ribbons obtainable in the games, making this category have the most amount of Ribbons.
   
In {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}, the Normal Rank Ribbons for all five Hoenn Contests can be obtained at the [[Verdanturf Town]] Contest Hall while the Super Rank Ribbons at [[Fallarbor Town]]. The Hyper Rank Ribbons are obtained in [[Slateport City]], and the Master Rank Ribbons are at [[Lilycove City]]. In {{v2|Emerald}}, all are obtained at Lilycove City.
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In {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}, the Normal Rank Ribbons for all five Hoenn Contests can be obtained at the [[Verdanturf Town]] Contest Hall while the Super Rank Ribbons are at [[Fallarbor Town]]. The Hyper Rank Ribbons are obtained in [[Slateport City]], and the Master Rank Ribbons are at [[Lilycove City]]. In {{v2|Emerald}}, all are obtained at Lilycove City.
   
 
In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, all twenty Ribbons for the four ranks of Super Contest (Normal, Great, Ultra, and Master) are obtained at the [[Hearthome City]] Contest Hall.
 
In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, all twenty Ribbons for the four ranks of Super Contest (Normal, Great, Ultra, and Master) are obtained at the [[Hearthome City]] Contest Hall.
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===Tower Ribbons===
 
===Tower Ribbons===
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Tower Ribbons|List of Tower Ribbons]]''
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Tower Ribbons|List of Tower Ribbons]]''
'''Tower Ribbons''' (Japanese:'''???''' ''???'') are awarded to Pokémon used to complete certain challenges in any of [[Hoenn]]'s, [[Sinnoh]]'s, or [[Johto]]'s [[Battle Tower]]s. There are a total of eight Tower Ribbons.
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'''Tower Ribbons''' (Japanese: '''タワーリボン''' ''Tower Ribbons'') are awarded to Pokémon used to complete certain challenges in any of [[Hoenn]]'s, [[Sinnoh]]'s, or [[Johto]]'s [[Battle Tower]]s. There are a total of eight Tower Ribbons.
   
 
There are two Ribbons from the {{ho|Battle Tower}} found in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. They are awarded for clearing the Level 50 Battle Tower and the Level 100 Battle Tower in Ruby and Sapphire, or Open Level Battle Tower in Emerald. Ribbons are awarded to party Pokémon upon completion of the eighth consecutive Battle Tower challenge (defeating 56 Trainers in a row) and each challenge thereafter if a Pokémon does not already have a Ribbon. Defeating fifty Trainers in a row but losing before 56 does not award any Ribbons.
 
There are two Ribbons from the {{ho|Battle Tower}} found in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. They are awarded for clearing the Level 50 Battle Tower and the Level 100 Battle Tower in Ruby and Sapphire, or Open Level Battle Tower in Emerald. Ribbons are awarded to party Pokémon upon completion of the eighth consecutive Battle Tower challenge (defeating 56 Trainers in a row) and each challenge thereafter if a Pokémon does not already have a Ribbon. Defeating fifty Trainers in a row but losing before 56 does not award any Ribbons.
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===Memorial Ribbons===
 
===Memorial Ribbons===
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Memorial Ribbons|List of Memorial Ribbons]]''
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Memorial Ribbons|List of Memorial Ribbons]]''
'''Memorial Ribbons''' (Japanese:'''???''' ''???'') are normally given after fulfilling an in-game accomplishment. The first Pokémon in the player's party is usually the one to obtain this type of ribbon, although some ribbons are rewarded to all the members of the player's party. There are a total of fifteen Memorial Ribbons.
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'''Memorial Ribbons''' (Japanese: '''メモリーリボン''' ''Memorial Ribbons'') are normally given after fulfilling an in-game accomplishment. The first Pokémon in the player's party is usually the one to obtain this type of Ribbon, although some Ribbons are rewarded to all the members of the player's party. There are a total of fifteen Memorial Ribbons.
   
 
===Gift Ribbons===
 
===Gift Ribbons===
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Gift Ribbons|List of Gift Ribbons]]''
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Gift Ribbons|List of Gift Ribbons]]''
'''Gift Ribbons''' (Japanese:'''???''' ''???'') are normally found already with Pokémon given to the player, such as [[event Pokémon]]. Unlike most other Ribbons, Gift Ribbons are not simply given to a Pokémon already under the player.
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'''Gift Ribbons''' (Japanese: '''プレゼントリボン''' ''Gift Ribbons'') are normally found already with Pokémon given to the player, such as [[event Pokémon]]. Unlike most other Ribbons, Gift Ribbons are not simply given to a Pokémon already under the player.
   
There are "Pokémon Event" and "Pokémon Festival" Ribbons which have been distributed at Pokémon events and festivals. The description of these Ribbons may be ''"A commemorative Ribbon obtained at a mystery location."'' if the player has yet to obtain a Pokémon with one of these Ribbons themselves from an event - only obtaining a Pokémon with one from a trade.
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There are "Pokémon Event" and "Pokémon Festival" Ribbons which have been distributed at Pokémon events and festivals. The description of these Ribbons may be ''"A commemorative Ribbon obtained at a mystery location."'' if the player has yet to obtain a Pokémon with one of these Ribbons themselves from an event—only obtaining a Pokémon with one from a trade.
   
 
Gift Ribbons available after Generation III normally prohibit Pokémon with them from being traded in the [[Global Trade Station]].
 
Gift Ribbons available after Generation III normally prohibit Pokémon with them from being traded in the [[Global Trade Station]].
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===Other Ribbons===
 
===Other Ribbons===
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Other Ribbons|List of other Ribbons]]''
 
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Other Ribbons|List of other Ribbons]]''
Many Ribbons were made available as prizes from tournaments, among many events, in Generation III and only in that Generation; they could not be transferred to other Generations.
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Many Ribbons were made available as prizes from tournaments, among many events, in Generation III and only in that generation; they could not be transferred to other generations.
   
 
On the other hand, six Ribbons available in Generation III and/or IV data have no longer been made available in Generation V.
 
On the other hand, six Ribbons available in Generation III and/or IV data have no longer been made available in Generation V.
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* Pokémon League Advance Cup
 
* Pokémon League Advance Cup
 
* Pokémon Tournament Participation Ribbon
 
* Pokémon Tournament Participation Ribbon
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====Pokémon Center Ribbons====
 
====Pokémon Center Ribbons====
 
There are Ribbons for the {{OBP|Pokémon Center|store}}s in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and New York.
 
There are Ribbons for the {{OBP|Pokémon Center|store}}s in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and New York.
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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Lila ribbon.png|right|thumb|Ribbons in the anime|230px]]
 
 
Unlike the games, Ribbons are not attached to individual Pokémon. Instead, they can be compared to [[Badge]]s earned at Gyms. They are considered proof that a Coordinator has won a particular Contest. Unlike with Badges, Coordinators only get a single chance of earning a particular Ribbon in a certain Contest within a particular time period. They also must compete with other Coordinators to earn it.
 
Unlike the games, Ribbons are not attached to individual Pokémon. Instead, they can be compared to [[Badge]]s earned at Gyms. They are considered proof that a Coordinator has won a particular Contest. Unlike with Badges, Coordinators only get a single chance of earning a particular Ribbon in a certain Contest within a particular time period. They also must compete with other Coordinators to earn it.
   
Once a Coordinator earns five Ribbons, they are able to enter and compete in the [[Grand Festival]], the Contest equivalent of the [[Pokémon League]] tournament. Ribbons also do not expire, and multiple years can be used to collect the five needed ribbons for the [[Grand Festival]]. However, after competing in the Festival, the five cannot be used in another Grand Festival. In addition, Ribbons can only be use in the Grand Festival of the region where they are earned, with the exception of some.
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Once a Coordinator earns five Ribbons, they are able to enter and compete in the [[Grand Festival]], the Contest equivalent of the [[Pokémon League]] tournament. Ribbons also do not expire, and multiple years can be used to collect the five needed Ribbons for the [[Grand Festival]]. However, after competing in the Festival, the five cannot be used in another Grand Festival. In addition, Ribbons can only be used in the Grand Festival of the region where they are earned, with the exception of some.
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[[File:Harley Kanto Ribbons 5.png|thumb|right|175px|[[Harley]]'s [[Kanto]] Ribbons]]
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[[File:May Johto ribbons.png|thumb|right|175px|{{an|May}}'s [[Johto]] Ribbons]]
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[[File:May Hoenn ribbons.png|thumb|right|175px|{{an|May}}'s [[Hoenn]] Ribbons]]
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[[File:Dawn 4 ribbons.png|thumb|right|175px|{{an|Dawn}}'s [[Sinnoh]] Ribbons]]
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[[File:Dawn Ribbons DP043.png|thumb|right|175px|{{an|Dawn}}'s dream Ribbons from ''[[DP043|Malice In Wonderland!]]'']]
 
===Kanto===
 
===Kanto===
[[File:May Johto ribbons.png|thumb|right|150px|May's [[Johto]] ribbons]]
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* [[Saffron City]] Ribbon
*[[Saffron City]] Ribbon
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* {{ka|Silver Town}} Ribbon
*{{ka|Silver Town}} Ribbon
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* [[Wisteria Town]] Ribbon
*[[Wisteria Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Chrysanthemum Island]] Ribbon
*[[Chrysanthemum Island]] Ribbon
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* [[Gardenia Town]] Ribbon
*[[Gardenia Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Mulberry City]] Ribbon
*[[Mulberry Town]] Ribbon
 
[[File:May Bulbasaur ribbon.png|May and the Izabe Ribbon|thumb|150px]]
 
   
 
===Johto===
 
===Johto===
*Three Ribbons (Contest locations unknown)
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* Three Ribbons (Contest locations unknown)
   
 
===Hoenn===
 
===Hoenn===
*[[Rustboro City]] Ribbon
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* [[Rustboro City]] Ribbon
*[[Slateport City]] Ribbon
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* [[Slateport City]] Ribbon
*[[Fallarbor Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Fallarbor Town]] Ribbon
*[[Rubello Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Rubello Town]] Ribbon
*[[Verdanturf Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Verdanturf Town]] Ribbon
*[[Lilycove City]] Ribbon
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* [[Lilycove City]] Ribbon
*[[Izabe Island]] Ribbon
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* [[Izabe Island]] Ribbon
*[[Pacifidlog Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Pacifidlog Town]] Ribbon
[[File:Dawn 4 ribbons.png|thumb|right|200px|Dawn's Sinnoh ribbons]]
 
   
 
===Sinnoh===
 
===Sinnoh===
[[File:Daybreak Ribbon.png|thumb|right|200px|Dawn holding the Daybreak Ribbon]]
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* [[Jubilife City]] Ribbon
[[File:Dawn Ribbons DP043.png|thumb|right|Dawn's dream ribbons from ''[[DP043|Malice In Wonderland!]]'']]
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* [[Floaroma Town]] Ribbon
*[[Floaroma Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Alamos Town]] Ribbon
*[[Jubilife City]] Ribbon
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* [[Hearthome City]] Ribbon
*[[Alamos Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Sage Town]] Ribbon
*[[Solaceon Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Solaceon Town]] Ribbon
*[[Sage Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Celestic Town]] Ribbon
*[[Hearthome City]] Ribbon
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* [[Majolica Town]] Ribbon
*[[Celestic Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Gerbera Town]] Ribbon
*[[Majolica Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Beach Rose Town]] Ribbon
*[[Gerbera Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Chocovine Town]] Ribbon
*[[Beach Rose Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Sandalstraw Town]] Ribbon
*[[Chocovine Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Lilypad Town]] Ribbon
*[[Sandalstraw Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Brussel Town]] Ribbon
*[[Lilypad Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Daybreak Town]] Ribbon
*[[Brussel Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Neighborly Town]] Ribbon
*[[Daybreak Town]] Ribbon
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* [[Arrowroot Town]] Ribbon
*[[Neighborly Town]] Ribbon
 
*[[Arrowroot Town]] Ribbon
 
   
 
===Others===
 
===Others===
*Aqua Ribbon
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* Aqua Ribbon
 
:The '''Aqua Ribbon''' is an {{pkmn|anime}}-exclusive prize which is given upon winning the [[Wallace Cup]]. It can be used for entering the [[Grand Festival]] in any region if it is won.
 
:The '''Aqua Ribbon''' is an {{pkmn|anime}}-exclusive prize which is given upon winning the [[Wallace Cup]]. It can be used for entering the [[Grand Festival]] in any region if it is won.
*Terracotta Ribbon
 
:The '''[[Terracotta Town]] Ribbon''' is a commemorative ribbon awarded to the winner of the unofficial annual Contest in Terracotta Town. It cannot be used to enter a Grand Festival.
 
   
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* Terracotta Ribbon
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:The '''[[Terracotta Town]] Ribbon''' is a commemorative Ribbon awarded to the winner of the unofficial annual Contest in Terracotta Town. It cannot be used to enter a Grand Festival.
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===Gallery===
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{| align="left" style="background: #{{contest color}}; {{roundy}}; border: 3px solid #{{contest color}}"
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|- align="center"
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| style="background:#{{contest color light}}; {{roundytl|4px}};" | Rustboro City Ribbon
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| style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | Saffron City Ribbon
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| style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | Mulberry City Ribbon
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| style="background:#{{contest color light}}; {{roundytr|4px}};" | Terracotta Town Ribbon
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|- style="background:#{{contest color light}}"
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| [[File:Rustboro Ribbon.png|150px]]
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| [[File:Saffron Ribbon.png|150px]]
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| [[File:Mulberry Ribbon.png|150px]]
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| [[File:Terracotta Ribbon.png|150px]]
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|- align="center" style="background:#{{contest color light}}"
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| Jubilife City Ribbon
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| Solaceon Town Ribbon
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| Celestic Town Ribbon
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| Chocovine Town Ribbon
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|- style="background:#{{contest color light}}"
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| [[File:Jubilife Ribbon.png|150px]]
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| [[File:Solaceon Ribbon.png|150px]]
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| [[File:Celestic Ribbon.png|150px]]
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| [[File:Chocovine Ribbon.png|150px]]
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|- align="center" style="background:#{{contest color light}}"
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| Sandalstraw Town Ribbon
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| Brussel Town Ribbon
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| Daybreak Town Ribbon
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| Arrowroot Town Ribbon
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|- style="background:#{{contest color light}}"
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| [[File:Kenny Fourth Ribbon.png|150px]]
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| [[File:Brussel Ribbon.png|150px]]
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| [[File:Daybreak Ribbon.png|150px]]
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| [[File:Arrowroot Ribbon.png|150px]]
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|}{{-}}
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{{contest}}
 
{{contest}}
   

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For the Ribbons in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, see Sun Ribbon and Lunar Ribbon.

Ash and May holding the Terracotta Ribbon

A Ribbon (Japanese: リボン Ribbon) is a special item that can be awarded to a Pokémon for a variety of reasons. Ribbons stay on a Pokémon permanently even across generations and can be checked in different ways depending on the game version.

In the games

Brendan awarding Torchic an Effort Ribbon

Ribbons were introduced in Generation III, where they primarily serve as rewards for competing in Pokémon Contests, though certain Ribbons are obtainable by defeating the Elite Four or from special events, among others. They are viewable from the PokéNav in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. While in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen they aren't visible, their data is still kept, and the correct Ribbons appear on a Pokémon if transferred to the Hoenn games or those from the following generations.

In Generation IV and V, more Ribbons were introduced, where they are viewable in the Pokémon's summary screen. While primarily obtained in Super Contests, Ribbons could still be obtained in a variety of ways.

In Generation V, Ribbons are kept, and though they aren't obtainable anywhere in-game, they can still be seen in the summary screen if obtained in Generation IV or from an event, which are the only ways allowed to obtain Ribbons. Pokémon Black and White introduced a few new Ribbons, which are only obtainable from events, as well as a categorization scheme, separating them as League, Contest, Tower, Memorial, and Gift Ribbons.

League Ribbons

See also: List of League Ribbons

League Ribbons (Japanese: リーグリボン League Ribbons) are awarded to every Pokémon in the player's current party when he or she defeats the Elite Four in Generation III or in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. There are two distinct League Ribbons, making this category have the least amount of Ribbons.

Contest Ribbons

See also: List of Contest Ribbons

Contest Ribbons (Japanese: コンテストリボン Contest Ribbons) are awarded to the winning Pokémon in any of Hoenn's Contests and Sinnoh's Super Contests. A different Ribbon is awarded for winning in each of the four ranks of the five different categories (Cool, Beauty, Cute, Smart, and Tough), making a total of 20 Ribbons in each type of Contest. As those awarded in Contests and Super Contests are considered separate, there are a total of 40 Contest-related Ribbons obtainable in the games, making this category have the most amount of Ribbons.

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the Normal Rank Ribbons for all five Hoenn Contests can be obtained at the Verdanturf Town Contest Hall while the Super Rank Ribbons are at Fallarbor Town. The Hyper Rank Ribbons are obtained in Slateport City, and the Master Rank Ribbons are at Lilycove City. In Emerald, all are obtained at Lilycove City.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, all twenty Ribbons for the four ranks of Super Contest (Normal, Great, Ultra, and Master) are obtained at the Hearthome City Contest Hall.

Contest Ribbons are the only type of Ribbons found in the games and featured in the anime.

Tower Ribbons

See also: List of Tower Ribbons

Tower Ribbons (Japanese: タワーリボン Tower Ribbons) are awarded to Pokémon used to complete certain challenges in any of Hoenn's, Sinnoh's, or Johto's Battle Towers. There are a total of eight Tower Ribbons.

There are two Ribbons from the Battle Tower found in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. They are awarded for clearing the Level 50 Battle Tower and the Level 100 Battle Tower in Ruby and Sapphire, or Open Level Battle Tower in Emerald. Ribbons are awarded to party Pokémon upon completion of the eighth consecutive Battle Tower challenge (defeating 56 Trainers in a row) and each challenge thereafter if a Pokémon does not already have a Ribbon. Defeating fifty Trainers in a row but losing before 56 does not award any Ribbons.

In Generation IV, two new Ribbons replace the two given out in Hoenn, though they serve the same purpose. Four additional Ribbons are given out after winning fifty times in the Double Battles, in Multi Battles against the CPU, in Multi Battles with someone, or reaching Rank 5 in the Wi-Fi mode.

Memorial Ribbons

See also: List of Memorial Ribbons

Memorial Ribbons (Japanese: メモリーリボン Memorial Ribbons) are normally given after fulfilling an in-game accomplishment. The first Pokémon in the player's party is usually the one to obtain this type of Ribbon, although some Ribbons are rewarded to all the members of the player's party. There are a total of fifteen Memorial Ribbons.

Gift Ribbons

See also: List of Gift Ribbons

Gift Ribbons (Japanese: プレゼントリボン Gift Ribbons) are normally found already with Pokémon given to the player, such as event Pokémon. Unlike most other Ribbons, Gift Ribbons are not simply given to a Pokémon already under the player.

There are "Pokémon Event" and "Pokémon Festival" Ribbons which have been distributed at Pokémon events and festivals. The description of these Ribbons may be "A commemorative Ribbon obtained at a mystery location." if the player has yet to obtain a Pokémon with one of these Ribbons themselves from an event—only obtaining a Pokémon with one from a trade.

Gift Ribbons available after Generation III normally prohibit Pokémon with them from being traded in the Global Trade Station.

Other Ribbons

See also: List of other Ribbons

Many Ribbons were made available as prizes from tournaments, among many events, in Generation III and only in that generation; they could not be transferred to other generations.

On the other hand, six Ribbons available in Generation III and/or IV data have no longer been made available in Generation V.

Tournament Ribbons

Some of these Ribbons may have been awarded to players who won tournaments at Pokémon events in Japan. Other Ribbons were never handed out.

There are Ribbons for Regional, National, and Global tournaments for 2003, 2004, and 2005. Each has a Champion Ribbon, a Runner-Up Ribbon, and a Semifinalist Ribbon.

Additional Ribbons are:

  • Pokémon Battle Cup Participation Ribbon
  • Pokémon League Advance Cup
  • Pokémon Tournament Participation Ribbon

Pokémon Center Ribbons

There are Ribbons for the Pokémon Centers in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and New York.

Holiday Ribbons

  • Summer Holidays Ribbon
  • Winter Holidays Ribbon
  • Spring Holidays Ribbon
  • Evergreen Ribbon
  • Special Holiday Ribbon

Tower Ribbons

  • Darkness Tower Clear
  • Red Tower Clear
  • Blackiron Tower Clear
  • Final Tower Clear

In the anime

Unlike the games, Ribbons are not attached to individual Pokémon. Instead, they can be compared to Badges earned at Gyms. They are considered proof that a Coordinator has won a particular Contest. Unlike with Badges, Coordinators only get a single chance of earning a particular Ribbon in a certain Contest within a particular time period. They also must compete with other Coordinators to earn it.

Once a Coordinator earns five Ribbons, they are able to enter and compete in the Grand Festival, the Contest equivalent of the Pokémon League tournament. Ribbons also do not expire, and multiple years can be used to collect the five needed Ribbons for the Grand Festival. However, after competing in the Festival, the five cannot be used in another Grand Festival. In addition, Ribbons can only be used in the Grand Festival of the region where they are earned, with the exception of some.

Harley's Kanto Ribbons
May's Johto Ribbons
May's Hoenn Ribbons
Dawn's Sinnoh Ribbons
Dawn's dream Ribbons from Malice In Wonderland!

Kanto

Johto

  • Three Ribbons (Contest locations unknown)

Hoenn

Sinnoh

Others

  • Aqua Ribbon
The Aqua Ribbon is an anime-exclusive prize which is given upon winning the Wallace Cup. It can be used for entering the Grand Festival in any region if it is won.
  • Terracotta Ribbon
The Terracotta Town Ribbon is a commemorative Ribbon awarded to the winner of the unofficial annual Contest in Terracotta Town. It cannot be used to enter a Grand Festival.

Gallery

Rustboro City Ribbon Saffron City Ribbon Mulberry City Ribbon Terracotta Town Ribbon
Rustboro Ribbon.png Saffron Ribbon.png Mulberry Ribbon.png Terracotta Ribbon.png
Jubilife City Ribbon Solaceon Town Ribbon Celestic Town Ribbon Chocovine Town Ribbon
Jubilife Ribbon.png Solaceon Ribbon.png Celestic Ribbon.png Chocovine Ribbon.png
Sandalstraw Town Ribbon Brussel Town Ribbon Daybreak Town Ribbon Arrowroot Town Ribbon
150px Brussel Ribbon.png Daybreak Ribbon.png Arrowroot Ribbon.png


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