@ShinigamiMiroku Ever since Divine Coordinator May popularized Contests in Kanto, it had become a viable career path for those who didn't want to battle. Recently, the Global Pokémon League has standardized Contest setups to Shinou and Kalos rules: After the parade of coordinators, there are three competitions in a Contest--Visual, Dance, and Appeal In the Visual competition, each competitor receives a Fashion Case filled with Accessories. They have 60 seconds to use up to five of these to dress up their Pokémon according to a theme. The best looking Pokémon, wins In the Dance competition, each Pokémon dances to a song of the coordinator's choice. The device the Pokémon dance on, the Bailatron, is intelligent, and will remember every stumble and fall as well as every good step. If your Pokémon stumbles around too much, the music will stop, and your dance is over. In the Appeal competition, the coordinators take turns showing off appeals to the judges--Keira, Dexter, Jordan, and possibly a guest judge. Unlike the games, move type isn't quite so emphasized, so it is perfectly fine to string together different types of moves. You will earn more hearts and boost the excitement meter if you do use moves with matching types, however. Every move is worth a certain number of hearts. If the contest involves a Double Performance, the heart value of the two Pokémon's moves are added together. The audience's excitement can give the coordinator extra hearts, with lots of hearts if they max out the excitement meter. You can still bore the audience and the judges by using the same move twice in a row. Jamming is scaled back in these Contests. You can't lose hearts, but the Pokémon can still get nervous, and on rare occasions, refuse to perform. Mega Evolution is considered a powerful appeal, so many coordinators with a Mega Evolve-able Pokémon and an awakened Heart Song choose to save it for a big finish on their fifth and final appeal, or use it when the excitement meter is about to max out. The Mega Evolution itself counts as an appeal, but if there are still appeals remaining in the competition, the Mega Evolved Pokémon has access to special moves called Spectacular Talents, which will always excite the audience and earn a lot of hearts. The coordinator that earns the most hearts over five rounds, wins. The coordinator with the best score after all three events, wins a ribbon. Second and third place win medals, but these do not count towards the Grand Festival. To sign up, post here with the following info: Your character's name: Your character's age (anywhere from 10 to 13 is fine) Your character's general appearance: Your character's personality/known history: Your character's Pokémon: (any non-Legendary is fine; you can have a shiny if you ask permission, and they must have moves that are known to have a Contest type--so anything up to Gen 6 is okay--no Gen 7 moves are allowed. You can have up to a full team of six) Your character's coordinator type (explained below): Your character's preferred brand (explained below): Types and Brands Like idols, coordinators in this world also have their own brands of costumes to wear. They are divided into six types--Cute/Dreamy, Cool/Hearthrob, Beautiful/Charming, Exotic/Rugged, Passion/Power, Angelic/Heroic. Currently there are two brands of each type, but coordinators are welcome to mix and match to create their perfect look. Many coordinators have a preferred brand. Cute and Dreamy coordinators aim for an innocent and playful look that in some cases is almost chlid-like. Hearts, cute Pokémon, and ribbons are the stars of the show for girls, while boys are not quite as garish, with patterns and geometric designs being the most common. The two brands here are Rainbow Parade, a brand that focuses on a marching band and music motif; and Jeweled Story, which has a lot of jewels and fairy tale motifs. Bright and comfortable is the word with the Cool/Heartthrob type, which may also take a more rock or punk edge. Spacey designs and neon are also common too. The two brands here are Pixel Beat, which is inspired by classic video games, and Cosmic Storm, which has a space motif. Beautiful and Charming coordinators rely on long flowing designs with feathers, jewels and other fine materials to make sure they look as good as their own appeals. The two brands here are Notte Royal, which focuses on royalty and nobility inspired designs with lots of jewels, and Angelic Crystal, which focuses on a lot of sky and snow motifs, with the odd other elemental motif. Exotic and Rugged coordinators draw inspiration from cultures all over the world--typically one that is part of their heritage, or one that they enjoy learning about and immersing themselves in. Their goal is not to stereotype their culture, but to add something new and exciting to the Contest Hall--and that includes their look. The two brands here are Spring Clover, which draws on Celtic motifs, and Sol Dorado, which draws on festive Latin American and Arabian designs. Passion and Power coordinators take the neon from Cool and Heartthrob, the glamour of Beautiful and Charming, and a dash of Exotic and Rugged, and turn it all up to 11. These coordinators are not afraid to strut their stuff, and it shows. The two brands here are Prism Stardust, which has a sparkling 80's style, and Glittering Magic, which relies on metallic colors and "magical" motifs. Angelic and Heroic coordinators have an aura of playful mystery about them, and this is reflected in their costumes--regal designs and subdued versions of Beautiful or Power designs are what you'll see here. The two brands here are Starlight Harmony, which draws on the legend of the Chosen of Lugia for inspiration, and Blossom Beat, which features flower and Beautifly motifs. coordinators have an aura of playful mystery about them, and this is reflected in their costumes--regal designs and subdued versions of Beautiful or Power designs are what you'll see here. For example, May is a Cool coordinator with Passion influences, Dawn is a Beautiful coordinator with Passion influences, and Serena is a Passion coordinator with Exotic influences Keep in mind: --Gen 7 Pokémon and the known Gen 8 Pokémon are allowed, they just can't know any moves that were introduced in Gen 7 or Gen 8 --Pokémon can use any possible move they know that has a contest type, not just four moves. --Any song from a rhythm game (DDR, In the Groove, Pop n' Music, Samba de Amigo, etc.) is fine for use in Dance competitions --We will be visiting a mix of the known Kanto Contest Halls and some new ones invented just for the RP --You can't change Pokémon in the middle of a Contest--you're stuck with the one Pokémon you enter with --Coordinators can't be eliminated from a Contest--you'll still get a chance to compete in all three events --Coordinators do not battle, so there is no need for you to practice battling. If you have any questions at any point, just ask me.