contest how-to! Jul 19, 2016 16:00:31 GMT -5
Post by Anrui Staff on Jul 19, 2016 16:00:31 GMT -5
What are contests? They're a lot like battles, but instead of focusing on simply pummeling your opponent, its about using your pokemon's unique personality, abilities, and moves in order to fit a certain criteria depending on the hall. For example, in Ichigo's hall, a pokemon that is generally cute would be awarded more points, but I'll get to that later. If you have a character that is more creative, or simply isn't as well suited to battling, contests can be a great way to experiment, move them forward in role play, and just have fun! However, a character doesn't have to do either contests or gyms. They can do both, each giving a different reward! When doing a contest however, keep in mind that you should be trying your very best, and its not about totally overpowering your opponents, its about showing them up! Keep in mind however, that contests are completely Plasma run, and as such neutral and resistance members will have to buy a fake-id in order to participate (usually they are a small fraction of the cost you would receive for winning, so don't worry!)Rules
Each contest hall will be a bit different, but there are a few general rules and guidelines.- Generally, the battle is 1 v. 1 (though depending on the hall or circumstances this can change)
- You are given 5 posts to showcase your pokemon
- No items (unless meant to boost appearances ex.: seals on pokeballs)Guidelines
At the end of the battle, the battle will be judged by a different s-mod/admin so that it isn't biased. The battle/your pokemon will be judged on a variety of things:1. The way they look and act must fit the theme of the contest hall. A geodude using rock smash wouldn't do very well in Ichigo's hall, which is all about being cute, but deadly! Likewise, an eevee would look weird in a hall about mystery and darkness. This could be boosted by outfitting your pokemon's pokeballs with seals!
2. The quality of your posts. Be creative! Don't rush through these posts! We want to see you put a lot of effort in. If it was just about making the opponent faint, then it would be just like a gym battle. Use the moves to make things pretty, to block/negate the enemy moves, or to just be theatrical.
3. The battle itself. We take into mind how the battle went. If your pokemon were underleveled and just got beat up they won't do so well. Like wise, if they were super over leveled and ended the battle early by dominating, they won't be as well liked because they didn't put on a good show. Generally, you can switch to another pokemon in case yours faints (bonus if the fainting is dramatic) or simply change in general. However this is frowned upon because its just a little bit awkward in most cases. The battle should flow together!Example Battle
(using only 2 rounds)
This is an example of if a trainer battled against Ichigo (this is simplified! use more detail in the actual battle!)
Trainer A will be using a cute wooper they found in Hyo! It is level 9 and knows water gun, tail whip, mud sport, mud shot, and round.
Ichigo-chan will be using Kaki-tan a vanillite! It is level 8 and knows icicle spear, harden, astonish, flash cannon, and magnet rise.
The battle begins! Trainer A sends out their wooper, which wiggles happily, smiling cutely. They used a seal, and it causes little hearts to explode around their wooper! It really seems to love attention, as it makes faces at where the cameras broadcast the contest. Ichigo is ready for battle too, wearing her cute dress, and she strikes a pose like she was in sailor moon. Kaki-tan, the vanillite winks and the arena fills with the scent of sweets!
Trainer A starts out with having wooper use tail whip, wiggling its butt cutely to throw off Kaki-tan. It uses water gun to create a wet stream on the ground and runs forward to slide along on its belly, kicking it feet and giggling. As it jets by, it aims the water at Kaki-tan.
Ichigo-chan strikes another pose, before ordering Kaki-tan to use flash cannon and harden! The harden makes Kaki-chan glow white, and it strikes out with flash cannon before the water could hit! It electrocutes the water and creates a dazzling display, during which the pokemon does a flip, ending with a synchronized wink with Ichigo.
Trainer A knows they need to step up their game, and they order their wooper to jump up! It does, doing a little roll forward. It twirls to face the vanillite again, opening its mouth. It shuffles from foot to foot before starting to sing! With another spin, it sends a small blast of white energy sailing towards Kaki-tan!
Kaki-tan is hit! However, it uses the opportunity to create a few winning tears, rubbing its face with its tiny hands before glancing at the camera, pouting. However, it isn't down for long, and it begins to wave its hands, producing a beautifully sculpted wand. It waves it around for a bit, and Ichigo matches the movements before striking another pose. The ice type hurtles the sharpened wand down at the wooper!
A battle like this, if it ends pretty evenly, would more than likely end up with the challenger earning their ribbon! It is not a requirement to over power the contest leader. It is about using the moves in accordance with the contests' themes!