Contest condition

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Condition redirects here. For the afflictions that affect Pokémon in battle, see status condition.

A Pokémon's condition (Japanese: コンディション condition) is made up of stats that exist for use in Pokémon Contests, Super Contests, and Contest Spectaculars. There are five different condition stats: Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness, and Toughness. They range from 0 to 255.

For each of these five conditions, there are individual contest categories where Pokémon are judged by how developed they are in the relevant stat. In order to improve a condition stat, Pokémon can be given Pokéblocks and Poffins made from Berries.


A Pokémon with an enhanced condition stat will score higher when competing in a contest with the same title as that condition. A Pokémon's condition will be judged in the following rounds:

This can also be assisted with the use of scarves. A Pokémon holding a scarf corresponding to the category of the contest entered will gain bonus points in the final score.


Every move that a Pokémon can learn is associated with one of the five conditions, and the audience reaction to a move's condition influences the excitement in the hall, as shown below.

Category Reaction
Excitement Indifference Discontent
Coolness Cool icon.png Beautiful icon.png and Tough icon.png Clever icon.png and Cute icon.png
Beauty Beautiful icon.png Cool icon.png and Cute icon.png Clever icon.png and Tough icon.png
Cuteness Cute icon.png Beautiful icon.png and Clever icon.png Cool icon.png and Tough icon.png
Cleverness Clever icon.png Cute icon.png and Tough icon.png Beautiful icon.png and Cool icon.png
Toughness Tough icon.png Clever icon.png and Cool icon.png Beautiful icon.png and Cute icon.png

The audience reaction affects the amount of points an appeal earns. If a move excites the audience, the Pokémon will gain one extra point, but if a move bores the audience, the Pokémon will lose one of its points. The audience indifference to a move will not affect the excitement in the hall nor the Pokémon's score.


Each Berry flavor and color represents a specific condition stat, as shown below.

Condition Flavor Color
Coolness Spicy Red
Beauty Dry Blue
Cuteness Sweet Pink
Cleverness Bitter Green
Toughness Sour Yellow


In a similar fashion to its effect on battle stats, a Pokémon's Nature has an effect on the ability to raise a specific condition stat, as shown below.

Nature Coolness Beauty Cuteness Cleverness Toughness
Hardy - - - - -
Lonely Easy - - - Hard
Brave Easy - Hard - -
Adamant Easy Hard - - -
Naughty Easy - - Hard -
Bold Hard - - - Easy
Docile - - - - -
Relaxed - - Hard - Easy
Impish - Hard - - Easy
Lax - - - Hard Easy
Timid Hard - Easy - -
Hasty - - Easy - Hard
Serious - - - - -
Jolly - Hard Easy - -
Naive - - Easy Hard -
Modest Hard Easy - - -
Mild - Easy - - Hard
Quiet - Easy Hard - -
Bashful - - - - -
Rash - Easy - Hard -
Calm Hard - - Easy -
Gentle - - - Easy Hard
Sassy - - Hard Easy -
Careful - Hard - Easy -
Quirky - - - - -

Condition-dependent evolution

See also: Feebas and Milotic

If Feebas's Beauty condition is 170 points or more, it will evolve into Milotic when it is leveled up. Prior to the introduction of the Prism Scale in Generation V, this was the only way to evolve Feebas; however, even in games that include the Prism Scale, Feebas can evolve by level up if its Beauty condition is high enough.

Unevolved First evolution
349Feebas.png Dream Blue Scarf Sprite.png

Level up
with high Beauty

Checking condition

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, a Pokémon's condition is viewable from the PokéNav. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, and their remakes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, as well as in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon Box: Ruby and Sapphire, condition stats are shown in the Pokémon's Summary screen.

Condition3.png Condition4.png ConditionORAS.png
Generation III Generation IV Generation VI


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 状态 condition
France Flag.png French Condition
Germany Flag.png German Eigenschaft
Italy Flag.png Italian Virtù
South Korea Flag.png Korean 컨디션 condition
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Condição
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cualidad
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tình trạng

Pokémon individuality
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