A Guide on Super Contests
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Super Contest?
Super Contests are competitions held in Hearthome City. Think of them as a variation of those Miss America pageants or something, if you will.
Are there different kinds of Super Contests?
There are five categories to choose from that affect your success, but other than that, all Super Contests run on the same system.
They sound pretty boring.
Well, there's more to it than dressing your Pokemon up all fancy-like; there's also a dancing and acting competition.
On with the guide.
All Super Contests have different elements to them. First, I'll discuss the five contest categories.
This is the contest category for showing off toughness, as is obvious. To improve your Pokemon's performance, feed it sour
For showing off all those cool moves. When it comes to poffins, spicy
ones are the way to go.
Looking good? Then this category is for you. Dry
poffins will help you out the most here.
You know your pokemon is adorable. Enter it in this category. Sweet
poffins are good to have.
For all the brainiacs out there. You'll be wanting bitter
Big freaking woot, you say. What separates each category from the next? Two things.
1. If you feed your pokemon the appropriate poffin, their score in the costume round will go up.
2. Voltage will either increase or decrease depending on what moves you use in the acting round.
Poffins are obtained by expending Berries in the poffin-mixing house in Hearthome City (Right near the Contest Hall - how convenient!). You can do this solo or with other players for better poffins. Upon your first visit, talking to an NPC at the front counter will earn you a Mild Poffin (a very, VERY good poffin; use it on your best contest entrant) if you have a Poffin Case (the guy at the Pokemon Fan Club...in Hearthome city, again...will give you one).
Got that? Good. Now then, on to some tips!
THE INTERMEDIATE COURSE
There are three rounds in any Super Contest: The costume
round, the dancing
round, and the acting
round. Let's walk through it step-by-step.
The Costume Round
After being introduced to the audience, you will be sent backstage to dress up your pokemon according to a theme. This is the only time where poffins come into play.
There are different themes to the costumes. Here are a few hints from KitsuneMaster223:
The Dancing Round
Originally Posted by KitsuneMaster223
You should use accessories that are unatural (so use things like the crown, flag, masks, ribbons, ect. BUT DON'T use natural things like Leaves, flowers, ect)
Things that can bend (like the Green Barrete)
Things that occur naturally such as feathers rocks and trees and flowers........
One of the easier parts of Super Contests. Listen to the music, get the feel of the beat, and copy the moves of the pokemon before you. When it's your turn to decide the moves that the other contestants will follow, try to do something tricky (something that doesn't follow the beat at all can REALLY screw some people over, even though it makes no sense to dance in such a way).
The Acting Competition
Those attacks aren't just for battling, you know. You can also use them in contests, where they work very differently. Every move has a category and a certain base score, and most moves have latent effects.
More coming soon!