The Super Contest Shows are back in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and are as weird as remembered from the original games. While there will be some twists and turns this time around, the show hall will still let you participate in a competitive dance battle between other Pokémon. As it cannot be played right away, players will need to travel to a particular city to access the shows.
Super Contest Shows are held exclusively in Hearthome City, a venue available once the bike has been obtained from Evisopolis. When you enter Hearthome for the first time, you will meet a child who will immediately show you the Contest Hall. Inside, he talks to the person behind the counter to enter a show of your choice.
There are five different types of spectacle (or "condition"): Coolness, Beauty, Cuteness, Cleverness and Toughness. To have the best chance of success, you will need a Pokémon that thrives in a certain condition. When you enter a Pokémon into a contest, a stats sheet will show how well your Pokémon are. Each of these can be boosted by giving them specific Poffin.
For each of these show types, there are four different difficulty levels that can be completed: Normal, Grand, Ultra, and Master. However, Trainers must start from normal rank contests and continue from there once the enrolled Pokémon has won the show star in that rank. By winning Star of the Show, players will win commemorative ribbons that become rarer with each higher difficulty show completed. Additional Pokéball stickers will also be granted, which help increase the visual performance score in the shows.
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