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m (In the games: Pure trivia, at best. I think I'm gonna have to mull over other recent changes, though...)
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[[File:Brendan Ribbon.png|thumb|250px|{{ga|Brendan}} awarding {{p|Torchic}} an {{DL|List of Ribbons in the games|Effort Ribbon}}]]
 
[[File:Brendan Ribbon.png|thumb|250px|{{ga|Brendan}} awarding {{p|Torchic}} an {{DL|List of Ribbons in the games|Effort Ribbon}}]]
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 [[generation]]s and can be checked in different ways depending on the [[Pokémon games|game]] [[core series|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 [[generation]]s and can be checked in different ways depending on the [[core series|game version]].
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==
 
[[File:Pokenav ribbons.png|thumb|230px|PokéNav's Ribbons screen in Generation III]]
 
[[File:Pokenav ribbons.png|thumb|230px|PokéNav's Ribbons screen in Generation III]]
 
[[File:Ribbon IV.png|thumb|230px|Summary's Ribbons screen in Generation IV]]
 
[[File:Ribbon IV.png|thumb|230px|Summary's Ribbons screen in Generation IV]]
Ribbons were introduced in [[Generation III]], where they primarily serve as rewards for competing in [[Pokémon Contest]]s, though certain Ribbons are obtainable by defeating the [[Elite Four]] or from special events, among others. They are viewable from the [[PokéNav]] in {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}. While in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}} 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 total, 32 ribbons were introduced in this generation, with 27 of them obtainable.
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Ribbons were first introduced in [[Generation III]]. In Generation III, the large majority were obtained by competing in and winning [[Pokémon Contest]]s, but in later generations, a larger variety of Ribbons have been added. Besides competing in Contests, some Ribbons are awarded for conquering special {{cat|battle areas}} like the [[Battle Tower]], others are obtainable from various NPCs in-game, and some are only distributed on [[event Pokémon]]. Since [[Generation IV]], a Pokémon's Ribbons can be viewed on its summary screen, but in Generation III, Ribbons could only be viewed on the [[PokéNav]] in {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}} and could not be viewed at all in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}} (though the data would still be safely retained if a Pokémon had any Ribbons). In Generation III, Ribbons also had no names, they only had unique icons and descriptions.
   
In [[Generation IV]], 48 new Ribbons were introduced, where they are viewable in the Pokémon's summary screen. While primarily obtained in [[Pokémon Super Contest]]s, Ribbons could still be obtained in a variety of ways. The total number of ribbons in this generation was 80, with 68 of them obtainable (including 2 event ribbons).
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In the [[Generation V]] games, there are no ways to earn any Ribbons in-game, but Pokémon distributed through events could have Ribbons, and Pokémon transferred from a previous generation also retained their Ribbons. The Generation V games also introduced categories for the Ribbons, dividing them into League, Contest, Tower, Memorial, and Gift Ribbons.
   
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. {{game|Black and White|s}} implemented a categorization of ribbons, separating them as League, Contest, Tower, Memorial and Gift Ribbons. Three of the Gift Ribbons were renamed, and 6 new Gift Ribbons were introduced by replacing 6 previously unused Gift Ribbons. The total number of ribbons in this generation remained at 80, with 73 of them obtainable (including 7 event ribbons.).
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Prior to [[Generation VI]], Ribbons were only added (and a few changed), and if a Pokémon had Ribbons and was transferred to a later generation, all of its Ribbons would be retained and could be viewed on its status screen. Generation VI, however, reduced the total number of Ribbons from 80 to 46 (48 counting different versions of the Contest/Battle Memory Ribbons) by consolidating the Contest and Tower Ribbons from previous generations. If a Pokémon with Contest or Tower Ribbons is transferred from Generation V to VI through [[Poké Transporter]], all of its Contest and Tower Ribbons are replaced by a [[List of Ribbons in the games#Contest Memory Ribbons|Contest Memory Ribbon]] or a [[List of Ribbons in the games#Battle Memory Ribbons|Battle Memory Ribbon]].
 
In [[Generation VI]], it's possible once again to obtain Ribbons. This time, apart from the most common Generation IV Ribbons, the player can obtain them from [[Super Training]], [[Pokémon-Amie]] and the [[Battle Maison]]. Contest and Battle ribbons from Pokémon migrated through [[Poké Transporter]] are consolidated into single ribbons for each category: the Contest Memory and Battle Memory Ribbons (each with two variations each). So far, this generation has introduced 16 known ribbons (including the 4 memory ribbons), but has removed 48 ribbons, bringing the number of ribbons down to just 48, with 41 of them obtainable (including 7 event ribbons).
 
   
 
===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: '''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]], [[Generation VI]], {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}. There are four 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 they defeat the [[Elite Four]] and enter the [[Hall of Fame]] in most games. Different Ribbons are awarded for this in [[Generation III]], in {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, in {{g|X and Y}}, and in {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}. All of these Ribbons are retained if a Pokémon that has them is transferred to a later generation.
   
 
===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: '''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 {{OBP|rank|Contest}}s of the five different [[Contest condition|categories]] ({{OBP|Cool|condition}}ness, [[Beauty (condition)|Beauty]], {{OBP|Cute|condition}}ness, [[Clever (condition)|Smartness]], and {{OBP|Tough|condition}}ness), 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 prior to Generation VI.
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'''Contest Ribbons''' (Japanese: '''コンテストリボン''' ''Contest Ribbons'') are awarded to the winning Pokémon in [[Pokémon Contest]]s or [[Pokémon Super Contest]]s. Different Ribbons are awarded for each of the five different Contest [[Contest condition|categories]]. In Generations III and IV, different Ribbons are also awarded for each of the four different {{OBP|rank|Contest}}s therein, but in Generation VI, a Ribbon is only earned after winning a Master Rank Contest. A Ribbon for winning all Master Rank Contests is also granted in Generation VI.
   
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.
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Any Contest Ribbons obtained in Generation III are retained if a Pokémon that has them is transferred to Generation IV or Generation V, and any Contest Ribbons earned in Generation IV are retained into Generation V, but if a Pokémon with any Contest Ribbons is transferred from Generation V to Generation VI through [[Poké Transporter]], the Ribbons will be consolidated into a [[List of Ribbons in the games#Contest Memory Ribbons|Contest Memory Ribbon]].
 
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 [[Generation VI]], five new Contest Ribbons were introduced, representing a Master Rank victory in {{pkmn|Contest Spectacular}}s for each of the five Contest categories. In addition, the Contest Star Ribbon were introduced, which represents a Master Rank victory in all of the categories. The Contest Memory Ribbons was also added, which represent all the Ribbons obtained in Contests and Super Contests in past generations.
 
 
The total number of Contest Ribbons is 48, making this category have the largest amount of Ribbons.
 
   
 
Contest Ribbons are the only type of Ribbons found in the games to be featured in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
 
Contest Ribbons are the only type of Ribbons found in the games to be featured in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
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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: '''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.
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'''Tower Ribbons''' (Japanese: '''タワーリボン''' ''Tower Ribbons'') are awarded to Pokémon that have been used to conquer various challenges in certain battle facilities. In Generations III and IV, the facility is the [[Hoenn]], [[Sinnoh]], or [[Johto]] [[Battle Tower]], while in Generation VI it is the [[Kalos]] or Hoenn [[Battle Maison]].
   
There are two Ribbons from the {{Gdis|Battle Tower|III}} 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 {{pkmn|Trainer}}s 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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In the Generation III {{gdis|Battle Tower|III}} in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, two Ribbons rewarded for clearing the Level 50 Battle Tower and the Level 100{{sup/3|RS}}/Open Level{{sup/3|E}} Battle Tower. Ribbons are awarded to party Pokémon upon completion of the eighth consecutive Battle Tower challenge (defeating 56 {{pkmn|Trainer}}s in a row) and for completion of any challenge thereafter if a Pokémon does not already have a Ribbon.
   
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.
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In the Generation IV {{gdis|Battle Tower|IV}}, one Ribbon is rewarded for defeating [[Tower Tycoon Palmer]] the first time in a challenge, and one for defeating him the second time. Three additional Ribbons are rewarded for winning 50 times in a row in Double Battles, Multi Battles against the CPU, or Multi Battles with someone, and another Ribbon is awarded for reaching Rank 5 in the Wi-Fi mode.
   
In Generation VI, two new Tower Ribbons were introduced, representing the player's victory against a [[Battle Chatelaine]] in either a normal battle or a super battle at the [[Battle Maison]]. In addition, the Battle Memory Ribbons were introduced, which represents all the Ribbons obtained in Battle Towers in past generations.
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In Generation VI, two Ribbons are rewarded for defeating a [[Battle Chatelaine]] in either a normal battle or a Super battle at the [[Battle Maison]].
   
The total number of Tower Ribbons is 12.
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Any Tower Ribbons obtained in Generation III are retained if a Pokémon that has them is transferred to Generation IV or Generation V, and any Tower Ribbons earned in Generation IV are retained into Generation V, but if a Pokémon with any Tower Ribbons is transferred from Generation V to Generation VI through [[Poké Transporter]], the Ribbons will be consolidated into a [[List of Ribbons in the games#Battle Memory Ribbons|Battle Memory Ribbon]].
   
 
===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: '''メモリーリボン''' ''Memory 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. As of Generation VI, there are a total of 17 Memorial Ribbons, with 16 being obtainable. (The [[List of Ribbons in the games#Record Ribbon|Record Ribbon]] being the only one unobtainable)
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'''Memorial Ribbons''' (Japanese: '''メモリーリボン''' ''Memory Ribbons'') are usually awarded for an in-game achievement, but some require nothing more than talking to the correct NPC at the correct time. They are often awarded only to the first Pokémon in the player's party, but some are awarded to all members of the player's party.
   
 
===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: '''プレゼントリボン''' ''Present Ribbons'') are normally found on 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's ownership. The only exceptions are the [[List of Ribbons in the games#National Ribbon|National Ribbon]] and the [[List of Ribbons in the games#Earth Ribbon|Earth Ribbon]] from [[Pokémon Colosseum]] and [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]]. Gift Ribbons available after Generation III normally prohibit Pokémon with them from being traded in the [[Global Terminal]].
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'''Gift Ribbons''' (Japanese: '''プレゼントリボン''' ''Present Ribbons''), in contrast to all other types, cannot be obtained in-gamae in [[core series]] Pokémon games. Most are found on [[event Pokémon]]. The {{DL|List of Ribbons in the games|National Ribbon}} and the {{DL|List of Ribbons in the games|Earth Ribbon}} can be earned in [[Pokémon Colosseum]] and [[Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness]].
   
There are a total of 21 Gift Ribbons. However, only 15 can exist in a game at one time. This is due to 6 of the Gift Ribbons introduced in Generation V replacing 6 previously unused Gift Ribbons from Generations III and IV. Of these 15, only 9 have been made obtainable. (Earth, National, Battle Champion, Event, Birthday, Souvenir, Wishing, Classic and Premier)
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Some Gift Ribbons prohibit Pokémon with them from being traded over the [[Global Terminal|GTS]] or through [[Wonder Trade]].
   
====Gift Ribbon Descriptions====
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====Gift Ribbon descriptions====
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Gift Ribbon Descriptions|List of Gift Ribbon Descriptions]]''
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:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Gift Ribbon descriptions|List of Gift Ribbon descriptions]]''
 
By participating in certain Pokémon activities, (such as the Regional, National, and Global tournaments for 2003, 2004, and 2005) ribbon descriptions would be associated with certain Gift Ribbons distributed, based on the event itself.
 
By participating in certain Pokémon activities, (such as the Regional, National, and Global tournaments for 2003, 2004, and 2005) ribbon descriptions would be associated with certain Gift Ribbons distributed, based on the event itself.
   
In Generation III, all Gift Ribbons by default have an empty description associated with them. Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD make use of the "<sc>Ribbon</sc> awarded for clearing all difficulties." and "100-straight Win Commemorative <sc>Ribbon</sc>" descriptions by assigning them to the National and Earth ribbons respectively. These assignments are then transferred to any Generation III handheld game whenever those games receive a Pokémon with their respective ribbon attached. The descriptions are hard coded for both Ribbons in Generation IV and onwards.
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These variable descriptions were removed in the [[Generation V]] games.
 
In Generation IV, certain Gift Ribbons by default have the description "A commemorative Ribbon obtained in a mysterious location."{{sup/4|DP}} or "A commemorative Ribbon obtained in a Mystery Zone."{{sup/4|PtHGSS}} associated with them. When the player receives a Pokémon holding either a Classic Ribbon or a Premier Ribbon via [[Mystery Gift]], their descriptions are assigned to "A Ribbon that proclaims love for Pokémon" and "Special Holiday Ribbon" respectively. The descriptions are hard coded for both Ribbons in Generation V and onwards.
 
 
In total, there were 64 descriptions introduced in Generation III, and 32 descriptions introduced in Generation IV (96 total). These descriptions were removed in the [[Generation V]] games and onwards.
 
   
 
==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==

Revision as of 11:48, 31 May 2015

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

File:Pokenav ribbons.png
PokéNav's Ribbons screen in Generation III
Summary's Ribbons screen in Generation IV

Ribbons were first introduced in Generation III. In Generation III, the large majority were obtained by competing in and winning Pokémon Contests, but in later generations, a larger variety of Ribbons have been added. Besides competing in Contests, some Ribbons are awarded for conquering special battle areas like the Battle Tower, others are obtainable from various NPCs in-game, and some are only distributed on event Pokémon. Since Generation IV, a Pokémon's Ribbons can be viewed on its summary screen, but in Generation III, Ribbons could only be viewed on the PokéNav in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and could not be viewed at all in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (though the data would still be safely retained if a Pokémon had any Ribbons). In Generation III, Ribbons also had no names, they only had unique icons and descriptions.

In the Generation V games, there are no ways to earn any Ribbons in-game, but Pokémon distributed through events could have Ribbons, and Pokémon transferred from a previous generation also retained their Ribbons. The Generation V games also introduced categories for the Ribbons, dividing them into League, Contest, Tower, Memorial, and Gift Ribbons.

Prior to Generation VI, Ribbons were only added (and a few changed), and if a Pokémon had Ribbons and was transferred to a later generation, all of its Ribbons would be retained and could be viewed on its status screen. Generation VI, however, reduced the total number of Ribbons from 80 to 46 (48 counting different versions of the Contest/Battle Memory Ribbons) by consolidating the Contest and Tower Ribbons from previous generations. If a Pokémon with Contest or Tower Ribbons is transferred from Generation V to VI through Poké Transporter, all of its Contest and Tower Ribbons are replaced by a Contest Memory Ribbon or a Battle Memory Ribbon.

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 they defeat the Elite Four and enter the Hall of Fame in most games. Different Ribbons are awarded for this in Generation III, in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, in Pokémon X and Y, and in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. All of these Ribbons are retained if a Pokémon that has them is transferred to a later generation.

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 Pokémon Contests or Pokémon Super Contests. Different Ribbons are awarded for each of the five different Contest categories. In Generations III and IV, different Ribbons are also awarded for each of the four different ranks therein, but in Generation VI, a Ribbon is only earned after winning a Master Rank Contest. A Ribbon for winning all Master Rank Contests is also granted in Generation VI.

Any Contest Ribbons obtained in Generation III are retained if a Pokémon that has them is transferred to Generation IV or Generation V, and any Contest Ribbons earned in Generation IV are retained into Generation V, but if a Pokémon with any Contest Ribbons is transferred from Generation V to Generation VI through Poké Transporter, the Ribbons will be consolidated into a Contest Memory Ribbon.

Contest Ribbons are the only type of Ribbons found in the games to be 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 that have been used to conquer various challenges in certain battle facilities. In Generations III and IV, the facility is the Hoenn, Sinnoh, or Johto Battle Tower, while in Generation VI it is the Kalos or Hoenn Battle Maison.

In the Generation III Battle Tower in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, two Ribbons rewarded for clearing the Level 50 Battle Tower and the Level 100RS/Open LevelE Battle Tower. Ribbons are awarded to party Pokémon upon completion of the eighth consecutive Battle Tower challenge (defeating 56 Trainers in a row) and for completion of any challenge thereafter if a Pokémon does not already have a Ribbon.

In the Generation IV Battle Tower, one Ribbon is rewarded for defeating Tower Tycoon Palmer the first time in a challenge, and one for defeating him the second time. Three additional Ribbons are rewarded for winning 50 times in a row in Double Battles, Multi Battles against the CPU, or Multi Battles with someone, and another Ribbon is awarded for reaching Rank 5 in the Wi-Fi mode.

In Generation VI, two Ribbons are rewarded for defeating a Battle Chatelaine in either a normal battle or a Super battle at the Battle Maison.

Any Tower Ribbons obtained in Generation III are retained if a Pokémon that has them is transferred to Generation IV or Generation V, and any Tower Ribbons earned in Generation IV are retained into Generation V, but if a Pokémon with any Tower Ribbons is transferred from Generation V to Generation VI through Poké Transporter, the Ribbons will be consolidated into a Battle Memory Ribbon.

Memorial Ribbons

See also: List of Memorial Ribbons

Memorial Ribbons (Japanese: メモリーリボン Memory Ribbons) are usually awarded for an in-game achievement, but some require nothing more than talking to the correct NPC at the correct time. They are often awarded only to the first Pokémon in the player's party, but some are awarded to all members of the player's party.

Gift Ribbons

See also: List of Gift Ribbons

Gift Ribbons (Japanese: プレゼントリボン Present Ribbons), in contrast to all other types, cannot be obtained in-gamae in core series Pokémon games. Most are found on event Pokémon. The National Ribbon and the Earth Ribbon can be earned in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

Some Gift Ribbons prohibit Pokémon with them from being traded over the GTS or through Wonder Trade.

Gift Ribbon descriptions

See also: List of Gift Ribbon descriptions

By participating in certain Pokémon activities, (such as the Regional, National, and Global tournaments for 2003, 2004, and 2005) ribbon descriptions would be associated with certain Gift Ribbons distributed, based on the event itself.

These variable descriptions were removed in the Generation V games.

In the anime

Ash and May holding the Terracotta Ribbon

In the Pokémon anime, Ribbons are not attached to individual Pokémon like in the games. Instead, they can be compared to Badges earned at Gyms. They are considered proof that a Pokémon Coordinator has won a particular Contest. In contrast with Badges, Coordinators only get a single chance of earning a particular Ribbon in a certain Contest within a specific 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 Conference. Ribbons also do not expire, and multiple years can be used to collect the five needed for the Grand Festival. However, after being used to enter the competition, the five Ribbons cannot be used again. In addition, Ribbons can only be used in the Grand Festival of the region where they are earned, with the exception of some.

The following is a list of known Ribbons from the regions of Kanto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh. There are also Ribbons for the Johto region, although the locations where they are obtained are unknown.

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

Kanto Ribbons

Hoenn Ribbons

Sinnoh Ribbons

Other Ribbons

Aqua Ribbon

The Aqua Ribbon (Japanese: アクアリボン Aqua Ribbon) is the prize given to the winner of the Wallace Cup. It can be used for entering the Grand Festival in any region, not merely that of the region it is won in.

Terracotta Ribbon

The Terracotta Ribbon is a commemorative Ribbon awarded to the winner of the unofficial Pokémon Contest held annually in Terracotta Town. It cannot be used to enter the Grand Festival.

Gallery

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

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Nauha*
France Flag.png European French Ruban
Germany Flag.png German Bänder
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Pita
Italy Flag.png Italian Fiocchi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리본 Ribbon
Poland Flag.png Polish Wstążka
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Fita
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Fita
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Listón
Spain Flag.png Spain Cinta


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