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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]]
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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}}]]
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 [[generation]]s and can be checked in different ways depending on the [[core series|game version]].
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==
[[File:Brendan Ribbon.png|thumb|240px|right|{{ga|Brendan}} awarding {{p|Torchic}} an Effort Ribbon]]
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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 [[Battle facility|battle facilities]] like the [[Battle Tower]], others are obtainable from various NPCs in-game, and some are only distributed on [[event Pokémon]]. In Generation III, Ribbons also had no names, they only had unique icons and descriptions.
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 [[Generation IV]] and {{gen|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.
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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.
   
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}} 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.
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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 or VII 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]].
   
===League Ribbons===
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===Checking Ribbons===
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#League Ribbons|List of League Ribbons]]''
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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).
'''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.
 
   
===Contest Ribbons===
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{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background:#{{contest color}}; border:3px solid #{{contest color dark}}" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="3"
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Contest Ribbons|List of Contest Ribbons]]''
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'''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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| class="roundytop" style="background:#FFF" | [[File:Ribbon III.png|240px]]
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| class="roundytop" style="background:#FFF" | [[File:Ribbon IV.png|220px]]
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| class="roundytop" style="background:#FFF" | [[File:Ribbon HGSS.png|180px]]
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! class="roundybottom" style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | {{color2|000|Generation III}}
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! class="roundybottom" style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | {{color2|000|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions|DP}}{{color2|000|Pokémon Platinum Version|Pt}}
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! class="roundybottom" style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | {{color2|000|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|HGSS}}
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| class="roundytop" style="background:#FFF" | [[File:Ribbon V.png|180px]]
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| class="roundytop" style="background:#FFF" | [[File:Ribbon VI.png|220px]]
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| class="roundytop" style="background:#FFF" | [[File:Ribbon VII.png|220px]]
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! class="roundybottom" style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | {{color2|000|Generation V}}
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! class="roundybottom" style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | {{color2|000|Generation VI}}
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! class="roundybottom" style="background:#{{contest color light}}" | {{color2|000|Generation VII}}
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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 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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===Categories===
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The [[Generation V]] games introduced categories for the Ribbons, dividing them into League, Contest, Tower, Memorial, and Gift Ribbons.
   
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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====League Ribbons====
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{{main|List of Ribbons in the games#League Ribbons|List of Ribbons in the games → League 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}}, in {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, and in [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Pokémon Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon]]. All of these Ribbons are retained if a Pokémon that has them is transferred to a later generation.
   
Contest Ribbons are the only type of Ribbons found in the games and featured in the anime.
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====Contest Ribbons====
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{{main|List of Ribbons in the games#Contest Ribbons|List of Ribbons in the games → Contest 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 [[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.
   
===Tower Ribbons===
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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]].
:''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.
 
   
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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Contest Ribbons are the only type of Ribbons found in the games to be featured in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
   
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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====Tower Ribbons====
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{{main|List of Ribbons in the games#Tower Ribbons|List of Ribbons in the games → Tower Ribbons}}
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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 facility|battle facilities]].
   
===Memorial Ribbons===
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* In Generation III, the facility is the {{gdis|Battle Tower|III}} located in an island in [[Hoenn]]'s southeastern sea, only accessible by [[S.S. Tidal|boat]].
:''See also: [[List of Ribbons in the games#Memorial Ribbons|List of Memorial Ribbons]]''
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* In Generation IV, the facility is the {{gdis|Battle Tower|IV}} located north of [[Fight Area]] in [[Sinnoh]] or west of [[Olivine City]] in [[Johto]].
'''Memorial Ribbons''' (Japanese:'''???''' ''???'') are normally given after fulfilling an in-game accomplishment. The first Pokemon 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 thirteen Memorial Ribbons.
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* In Generation VI, the facility is the [[Battle Maison]] located in [[Kiloude City]] in [[Kalos]] or in the [[Battle Resort]] in Hoenn.
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* In Generation VII, the facility is the [[Battle Tree]] located in [[Poni Island]] in [[Alola]].
   
===Gift Ribbons===
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In the Generation III Battle Tower in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, two Ribbons are awarded 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.
:''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.
 
   
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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In the Generation IV Battle Tower, one Ribbon is awarded 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.
   
Gift Ribbons available after Generation III normally prohibit Pokémon with them from being traded in the [[Global Trade Station]].
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In Generation VI, two Ribbons are rewarded for defeating a {{tc|Battle Chatelaine}} in either a normal battle or a super battle at the Battle Maison. In Generation VII, two Ribbons are awarded for winning against a {{tc|Battle Legend}} in the Battle Tree.
   
===Other Ribbons===
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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]].
:''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.
 
   
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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====Memorial Ribbons====
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{{main|List of Ribbons in the games#Memorial Ribbons|List of Ribbons in the games → Memorial Ribbons}}
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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.
   
====Tournament Ribbons====
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====Gift 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.
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{{main|List of Ribbons in the games#Gift Ribbons|List of Ribbons in the games Gift Ribbons}}
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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-game 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 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.
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Some Gift Ribbons prohibit Pokémon with them from being traded over the [[Global Trade System|GTS]] or through [[Wonder Trade]].
   
Additional Ribbons are:
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=====Gift Ribbon descriptions=====
* Pokémon Battle Cup Participation Ribbon
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{{main|List of Ribbons in the games#Gift Ribbon descriptions|List of Ribbons in the games → Gift Ribbon descriptions}}
* Pokémon League Advance Cup
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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.
* Pokémon Tournament Participation Ribbon
 
====Pokémon Center Ribbons====
 
There are Ribbons for the {{OBP|Pokémon Center|store}}s in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and New York.
 
   
====Holiday Ribbons====
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These variable descriptions were removed in the [[Generation V]] games.
* 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==
 
==In the anime==
[[File:Lila ribbon.png|right|thumb|Ribbons in the anime|230px]]
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[[File:Dawn Celestic Contest.png|thumb|220px|{{an|Dawn}} being awarded a Ribbon]]
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.
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In the {{pkmn|anime}}, Ribbons are not attached to individual {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} like in the {{pkmn|games}}. Instead, they can be compared to [[Badge]]s received from [[Gym Leader]]s in that they are considered proof that a [[Pokémon Coordinator]] has won a [[Pokémon Contest]]. In contrast with [[Gym]] Badges, Coordinators only get one chance of earning a particular Ribbon in a certain Pokémon 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]] 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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Ribbons are awarded by the Chief of the [[Pokémon Activities Committee]], [[Raoul Contesta]], and once a Coordinator collects five Ribbons, they are able to enter the [[Grand Festival]] and compete for the title of [[Top Coordinator]]. Ribbons 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 were earned, with the notable exception of the {{DL|Ribbon|Aqua Ribbon}}.
   
===Kanto===
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For a collection of images depicting Ribbons in the anime, please see [[a:Category:Ribbons|Ribbons]] on the [[Bulbagarden Archives]]. The following is a list of all 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.
[[File:May Johto ribbons.png|thumb|right|150px|May's [[Johto]] ribbons]]
 
*[[Saffron City]] Ribbon
 
*{{ka|Silver Town}} Ribbon
 
*[[Wisteria Town]] Ribbon
 
*[[Chrysanthemum Island]] Ribbon
 
*[[Gardenia Town]] Ribbon
 
*[[Mulberry Town]] Ribbon
 
[[File:May Bulbasaur ribbon.png|May and the Izabe Ribbon|thumb|150px]]
 
   
===Johto===
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===Kanto Ribbons===
*Three Ribbons (Contest locations unknown)
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* {{ci|Saffron}} Ribbon
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* {{ka|Silver Town|Silver}} Ribbon
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* {{to|Wisteria}} Ribbon
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* {{isl|Chrysanthemum}} Ribbon
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* {{to|Gardenia}} Ribbon
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* {{ci|Mulberry}} Ribbon
   
===Hoenn===
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===Hoenn Ribbons===
*[[Rustboro City]] Ribbon
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* {{ci|Rustboro}} Ribbon
*[[Slateport City]] Ribbon
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* {{ci|Slateport}} Ribbon
*[[Fallarbor Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Fallarbor}} Ribbon
*[[Rubello Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Rubello}} Ribbon
*[[Verdanturf Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Verdanturf}} Ribbon
*[[Lilycove City]] Ribbon
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* {{ci|Lilycove}} Ribbon
*[[Izabe Island]] Ribbon
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* {{ci|Purika}} Ribbon
*[[Pacifidlog Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Pacifidlog}} Ribbon
[[File:Dawn 4 ribbons.png|thumb|right|200px|Dawn's Sinnoh ribbons]]
 
   
===Sinnoh===
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===Sinnoh Ribbons===
[[File:Daybreak Ribbon.png|thumb|right|200px|Dawn holding the Daybreak Ribbon]]
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* {{ci|Jubilife}} Ribbon
[[File:Dawn Ribbons DP043.png|thumb|right|Dawn's dream ribbons from ''[[DP043|Malice In Wonderland!]]'']]
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* {{to|Floaroma}} Ribbon
*[[Floaroma Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Alamos}} Ribbon
*[[Jubilife City]] Ribbon
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* {{ci|Hearthome}} Ribbon
*[[Alamos Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Sage}} Ribbon
*[[Solaceon Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Solaceon}} Ribbon
*[[Sage Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Celestic}} Ribbon
*[[Hearthome City]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Majolica}} Ribbon
*[[Celestic Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Gerbera}} Ribbon
*[[Majolica Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Beach Rose}} Ribbon
*[[Gerbera Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Chocovine}} Ribbon
*[[Beach Rose Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Sandalstraw}} Ribbon
*[[Chocovine Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Lilypad}} Ribbon
*[[Sandalstraw Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Brussel}} Ribbon
*[[Lilypad Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Daybreak}} Ribbon
*[[Brussel Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Neighborly}} Ribbon
*[[Daybreak Town]] Ribbon
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* {{to|Arrowroot}} Ribbon
*[[Neighborly Town]] Ribbon
 
*[[Arrowroot Town]] Ribbon
 
   
===Others===
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===Other Ribbons===
*Aqua Ribbon
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[[File:Aqua Ribbon.png|thumb|220px|The 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.
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====Aqua Ribbon====
*Terracotta Ribbon
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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 every known [[Grand Festival]], not merely that of the [[region]] it is won in. For this reason, [[Pokémon Coordinator]]s from all over the {{pkmn|world}} travel to the hosting city, which changes every year, to take part in the event.
: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 Medal====
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The '''Terracotta Medal''' (Japanese: '''トネリコメダル''' ''Toneriko Medal'') 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.
 
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{{contest}}
 
   
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==In the manga==
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===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
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[[File:Ruby party ribbons.png|thumb|220px|{{cat|Ruby's Pokémon}} with their Contest Ribbons in Pokémon Adventures]]
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In the [[Pokémon Adventures]] {{pkmn|manga}}, two [[Pokédex holder]]s, {{adv|Ruby}} and {{adv|Platinum}}, have obtained Ribbons. In addition to the main characters, some other characters have been seen with Ribbons in their possession.
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====History====
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====={{chap|Ruby & Sapphire}}=====
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Ruby obtained 20 Hoenn Pokémon Contest Ribbons as a part of a bet with {{adv|Sapphire}}. He also had obtained eleven unknown Ribbons prior to the events of the chapter.
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Notably, {{FB|Magma Admin|Courtney}} is seen burning a Ribbon in ''[[PS221|Going to Eleven with Loudred & Exploud I]]''.
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====={{chap|Diamond & Pearl}}=====
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Platinum obtained a Normal Rank Cool Contest Ribbon. Later [[Dr. Footstep]] gave her, as well as {{adv|Diamond}} and {{adv|Pearl}}, a {{DL|List of Ribbons in the games|Footprint Ribbon}} as a sign of the [[Friendship|bond]] between them and their Pokémon.
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==In other languages==
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{{langtable|color={{contest color light}}|bordercolor={{contest color}}
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|zh_yue=獎章 ''{{tt|Jéungjēung|Medal}}'' {{tt|*|Games}}<br>緞帶聖章 ''{{tt|Dyuhndáai Singjēung|Ribbon Medal}}'' {{tt|*|Anime}}
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|zh_cmn=獎章 / 奖章 ''{{tt|Jiǎngzhāng|Medal}}'' {{tt|*|Games}}<br>緞帶徽章 ''{{tt|Duàndài Huīzhāng|Ribbon Medal}}'' {{tt|*|Anime (Taiwan)}}<br>緞帶勳章 ''{{tt|Duàndài Xūnzhāng|Ribbon Medal}}'' {{tt|*|Adventures (Taiwan)}}<br>緞帶 ''{{tt|Duàndài|Ribbon}}'' {{tt|*|Emerald Guidebook (Taiwan)}}<br>绶带 ''{{tt|Shòudài|Ribbon}}'' {{tt|*|Manga (Mainland China)}}
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|da=Ribbon<br>Bånd<br>Ordensbånd{{tt|*|Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire manual}}
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|fi=Ruusuke{{tt|*|seasons 6-7}}<br>Nauha{{tt|*|season 8 onwards}}
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|fr_eu=Ruban
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|de=Bänder
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|id=Pita
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|it=Fiocchi
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|ko=리본 ''Ribbon''
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|pt=Fita
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|pl=Wstążka{{tt|*|AG013-AG014, Diamond and Pearl series onwards}}<br>Kokarda{{tt|*|AG035}}<br>Rozeta{{tt|*|AG033}}
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|es_la=Listón
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|sv=Band{{tt|*|DP004, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire manual}}<br>Medalj{{tt|*|DP001}}<br>Prisplakett{{tt|*|Pokémon Emerald manual}}
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|vi=Ruy-băng
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==See also==
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* {{cat|Award items}}
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* {{cat|Episodes in which May gets a Ribbon}}
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* {{cat|Episodes in which Dawn gets a Ribbon}}
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* {{cat|Episodes in which Jessie gets a Ribbon}}
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Latest revision as of 22:13, 23 April 2019

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

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 facilities like the Battle Tower, others are obtainable from various NPCs in-game, and some are only distributed on event Pokémon. 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.

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 or VII through Poké Transporter, all of its Contest and Tower Ribbons are replaced by a Contest Memory Ribbon or a Battle Memory Ribbon.

Checking Ribbons

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).

Ribbon III.png Ribbon IV.png Ribbon HGSS.png
Generation III DPPt HGSS
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Generation V Generation VI Generation VII

Categories

The Generation V games introduced categories for the Ribbons, dividing them into League, Contest, Tower, Memorial, and Gift Ribbons.

League Ribbons

Main article: List of Ribbons in the games → 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, in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. All of these Ribbons are retained if a Pokémon that has them is transferred to a later generation.

Contest Ribbons

Main article: List of Ribbons in the games → 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

Main article: List of Ribbons in the games → 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 the Generation III Battle Tower in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, two Ribbons are awarded 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 awarded 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. In Generation VII, two Ribbons are awarded for winning against a Battle Legend in the Battle Tree.

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

Main article: List of Ribbons in the games → 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

Main article: List of Ribbons in the games → 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-game 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
Main article: List of Ribbons in the games → 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

Dawn being awarded a Ribbon

In the anime, Ribbons are not attached to individual Pokémon like in the games. Instead, they can be compared to Badges received from Gym Leaders in that they are considered proof that a Pokémon Coordinator has won a Pokémon Contest. In contrast with Gym Badges, Coordinators only get one chance of earning a particular Ribbon in a certain Pokémon Contest within a specific time period. They also must compete with other Coordinators to earn it.

Ribbons are awarded by the Chief of the Pokémon Activities Committee, Raoul Contesta, and once a Coordinator collects five Ribbons, they are able to enter the Grand Festival and compete for the title of Top Coordinator. Ribbons 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 were earned, with the notable exception of the Aqua Ribbon.

For a collection of images depicting Ribbons in the anime, please see Ribbons on the Bulbagarden Archives. The following is a list of all 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.

Kanto Ribbons

Hoenn Ribbons

Sinnoh Ribbons

Other Ribbons

The Aqua Ribbon

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 every known Grand Festival, not merely that of the region it is won in. For this reason, Pokémon Coordinators from all over the world travel to the hosting city, which changes every year, to take part in the event.

Terracotta Medal

The Terracotta Medal (Japanese: トネリコメダル Toneriko Medal) 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.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ruby's Pokémon with their Contest Ribbons in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, two Pokédex holders, Ruby and Platinum, have obtained Ribbons. In addition to the main characters, some other characters have been seen with Ribbons in their possession.

History

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Ruby obtained 20 Hoenn Pokémon Contest Ribbons as a part of a bet with Sapphire. He also had obtained eleven unknown Ribbons prior to the events of the chapter.

Notably, Courtney is seen burning a Ribbon in Going to Eleven with Loudred & Exploud I.

Diamond & Pearl chapter

Platinum obtained a Normal Rank Cool Contest Ribbon. Later Dr. Footstep gave her, as well as Diamond and Pearl, a Footprint Ribbon as a sign of the bond between them and their Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 獎章 Jéungjēung *
緞帶聖章 Dyuhndáai Singjēung *
Mandarin 獎章 / 奖章 Jiǎngzhāng *
緞帶徽章 Duàndài Huīzhāng *
緞帶勳章 Duàndài Xūnzhāng *
緞帶 Duàndài *
绶带 Shòudài *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Ribbon
Bånd
Ordensbånd*
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ruusuke*
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*
Kokarda*
Rozeta*
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Fita
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Listón
Spain Flag.png Spain Cinta
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Band*
Medalj*
Prisplakett*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ruy-băng

See also


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Necessary Spoils
PokéblocksPoffins
Contest Categories
CoolBeautifulCuteCleverTough
Rounds
AppealBattleDanceVisual
Participation
ContestSuper Contest
CoordinatorContest HallContest Pass
The Grand Festival
KantoHoennSinnoh
Top CoordinatorRibbon Cup
Others
Combinations • Opponents (IIIIVVI) • Double PerformanceJamming
Ribbons (list) • SealsBall CapsulesRanksJudgesAnnouncersWallace Cup

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