Talk:List of Ribbons in the games

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I've created this page as an alternative listing of ribbons appearing in the Pokémon games. Where the ribbons article lists ribbons by geographical location, list of ribbons is a straight list of ribbons in the Generation IV game data, by index number. It includes ribbons which cannot be obtained in-game. It follows the tradition of other alternative lists, including lists of Pokémon, which lists Pokémon by several different ways, and list of items. I intend to extend the list with the inclusion of in-game descriptions for all ribbons. --JDigital 00:45, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Can you (or anyone else) make it look more like an article and less like an infodump? —darklordtrom 01:00, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Gift Ribbons

Country, National, Earth and World Ribbon give literally no text* (heck, it doesn't override "RIBBONS X") in Generation III*. However, some of dump text is... exactly the same!

A Ribbon awarded for overcoming all difficult challenges
A Ribbon awarded for winning 100 matches in a row.
World and Country
Pokémon League Champion Ribbon.
Dump text
RIBBON awarded for clearing all difficulties (III)/A Ribbon awarded for overcoming all difficult challenges. (IV)
Difficulty-clearing Commemorative RIBBON (III)/A Ribbon awarded for overcoming difficult challenges. (IV)
100-straight Win Commemorative RIBBON (III)/A Ribbon awarded for winning 100 matches in a row. (IV)

What's your opinion on all this? On unrelated note, I have Japanese names for the missing ribbons (though I still need to check Generation IV for Souvenir, Wish and Event Ribbon [then called by different names], just in case the name change was also in Japanese games) Marked +-+-+ (talk) 15:40, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Japanese names.

Special, Battle Champion, Regional Champion, National Champion and World Champion. I'll send Souvenir/Festival and Wishing/Carnival (and Event/History if needed) after checking Generation IV names.Marked +-+-+ (talk) 20:32, 8 December 2012 (UTC) PS. One, two, and three. The changes also occurred in Japanese games. Marked +-+-+ (talk) 22:29, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Contest Memory Ribbon and Battle Memory Ribbon gold versions

Serebii and a site called both have information about how to get the gold Contest/Battle Memory ribbons (with Serebii's somewhat more vague), but I don't think it's okay to just use their info here. It'd be nice if someone could confirm the requirements independently so we can change the "Other info" for the gold versions of the ribbons. Tiddlywinks (talk) 08:25, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

What is the most ribbons a single Pokemon can have?

Lets say you get an event Pokemon in Gen 3 that has an event ribbon. You then get as many ribbons as you can and then move it from gen 3 to gen 4 using hit pal park. Then to gen 5 , then gen 6. What is the most ribbons that Pokemon can have? Getting as many ribbons as possible in each generation. Boorider7 (talk) 20:35, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

If you receive an event pokemon in Gen 3, then the max a Pokemon can have is 30 ribbons (4 champion ribbons, 6 contest spectacular ribbons, 2 memory ribbons, 2 battler ribbons, 7 daily ribbons, 3 royal ribbons, 1 effort, 1 footprint, 1 training and 1 best friends, 1 artist and whatever ribbon the event had).
If you have one pokemon purified from Colosseum, then it will have 31 ribbons (4 champion ribbons, 6 contest spectacular ribbons, 2 memory ribbons, 2 battler ribbons, 7 daily ribbons, 3 royal ribbons, 1 effort, 1 footprint, 1 training and 1 best friends, 1 artist , 1 national ribbon and 1 earth ribbon).
So the maximun ribbons a pokemon can have up to Gen 6 is 31, and only pokemon originating from Colosseum/XD can have that number. --PokeReiji (talk) 21:27, August 15th, 2016 (UTC)
Edit: Now with Gen 7 there are 4 more ribbons available. So the number is up to 35. --PokeReiji (talk) 19:04, December 14th, 2016 (UTC)
Edit: Now with Gen 8 there are 3 more ribbons available in Sword and Shield and 1 more available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. So the number is up to 39. --PokeReiji (talk) 17:43, April 19th, 2022 (UTC)
Edit: Now we are in Gen 9. We have the Paldean Champion, and if you sent your Pokemon to Legends Arceus and took a photograph there, you'll get the Hisui Ribbon. That makes the number up to 41. However, if you send your Pokemon from Surprise Trade it might get the Once-in-a-Lifetime Ribbon and get the number up to 42. --PokeReiji (talk) 10:42, March 20th, 2023 (UTC)
As of the date of this comment, your last reply is remarkably incorrect. The Hisui Ribbon hasn't been officially featured or introduced yet. The Once-in-A-Lifetime Ribbon hasn't been officially introduced or featured yet (yes it's been featured on the guide, but no amount of research data proved that it's actually active, and the instances of its appearance are most likely to be attributed to save data manipulation (hacking, genning)). Furthermore, for the few participants of Pokémon Festa back in 2004 and 2005, their Pokémon could also feature the World ribbon, title: "The World Conqueror", so if one of these Pokémon was purified or had another event ribbon, the total number could be higher, in theory. Any event ribbon after Generation 3 of course isn't relevant for calculating an hypothetical maximum amount of ribbons. As a relevant note, Pokémon in Paldea can also earn marks alongside ribbons: Gourmand and Partner mark can be added to the list, while we don't know yet if Jumbo and Tiny are applicable as the size interpretation of Pokémon travelling from other regions hasn't been officially introduced yet. The Alpha and Itemfinder Mark haven't also been introduced yet, despite the latter being featured in the official guide. Williamgg (talk) 13:35, 22 March 2023 (UTC)


[1] we have our (your) work cut out for you (us) Wild Starfish (talk) 01:00, 4 March 2020 (UTC) Wild Starfish (talk) 01:00, 4 March 2020 (UTC) Wild Starfish (talk) 01:00, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

BDSP Ribbons?

The page seems to be missing a lot of information for the BDSP ribbons? The Daily Ribbons, Syndicate Ribbons, Footprint Ribbon and Sinnoh Champion Ribbon all appear to be identical to their Gen IV counterparts (and the page is up to date actually for those cases); and aside from the new Twinkling Star Ribbon, all the contest ribbons use the same names, descriptions and sprites as the ORAS Contest Spectacular Ribbons. The Battle Tower uses the same Tower Master Ribbon as Galar's Battle Tower apparently (same name and sprite)? Additionally, there's the Best Friend Ribbon from Gen VI onwards. I would update this information myself, but I'm not sure how to proceed on the matter. It's especially glaring when some of the sections have already been updated for BDSP when others haven't. And the new Twinkling Star Ribbon is completely absent from the page.

I suppose some of the similar Ribbons might actually be different, and beyond looking at the code, there's no way to tell until we get Home compatibility, but surely it's a reasonable assumption that they're the same? I understand that there's precedent for identically-named ribbons to be entirely different from each other, but in those cases, they had different sprites (Gen IV Sinnoh's Contest Ribbons are shield-shaped, Gen III Hoenn's are round) and descriptions. --PatManDX (talk) 15:18, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

Sky/Marine Ribbon

A German debug cart was recently found that when the "Ribbon" option is pressed, a sky/marine ribbon is given to the linked games party. I believe it's through e-reader emulation, not sure though. Should we add this to the article considering it can be achieved through real hardware? I also don't know which ribbon it is, so I'll check back on that when I get home.--Editauros (talk) 15:18, 28 March 2022 (UTC)


It might make sense to move this article to List of Ribbons in the Pokémon games, to match Moves not in the Pokémon games, Voice acting in the Pokémon games, List of localization changes in the Pokémon games, and Text entry in the Pokémon games. Unless we want to rename the other four instead, or reevaluate all five of them. Landfish7 18:53, 4 September 2023 (UTC)