View Full Version : B/W: Pokémon Contests, Pokéathlon, or...?

May 16th, 2010, 7:35 AM
Ever since Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald introduced the Pokémon Contests and they were brought back in DPPt, there were many mixed emotions about it. Then, a remake of Gold, Silver, and Crystal came along and brought in a new concept, the Pokéathlon - which was raved upon by quite a few. Nothing of these two has been seen as yet in Black and White, but I'm sure it's safe to assume that either one of these may be brought back into the Fifth Generation.

Would you like to see Pokémon Contests brought back in, but this time in a way where it's more enjoying or would you prefer they bring in the Pokéathlon instead? As for the "or..." part of this, what about something new altogether - a new kind of competition to take part in?

Since the third generation, I've always enjoyed Pokémon Contests. I still wish for the day it is actually based around the anime's concept of it, but we'll see if that ever happens. I'd really like for it to return though. At the same time however, I enjoy the Pokéathlon as well, and with the new graphics here, I think it could do wonders compared to HG/SS. So, I'm pretty much on a fence here on what I want exactly.

If it's possible, I wouldn't mind them both being put in. As for something new though, that really depends on what it is about.

May 16th, 2010, 7:37 AM
i say bring back R/S/E style contests and keep the Pokethlon

May 16th, 2010, 7:38 AM
Why not bring back the Battle Frontier? It was very fun in Emerald, so I think it would be enjoyable for people to have that back in the game, the Pokeathlon was fun, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the Battle Frontier or the contests.

May 16th, 2010, 7:40 AM
I honestly couldn't care less for contests. Leave them in the past. Pokeathlon was good, I enjoy that sometimes - however I wouldn't mind if they left that out.

May 16th, 2010, 7:52 AM
I'd like anime style contests too.

How it could work:

First Round: Pick two moves to use in succession - Some moves will work and combine, other moves will just remain separate so you won't get as many points.

Second + Third Round: Contest battles - Each move has a 'points' level, which goes out of your opponents score when it hits (bonus points for added effects and crit. hits, knockout wins).

It would make it more interesting :) Perhaps a gift as well as a ribbon as a prize as well :\ Give us a reason to want to do them.

Rich Boy Rob
May 16th, 2010, 7:56 AM
I've never played the Pokéthlon, so I can't really comment on that. But on the other hand, I'd really like contests to make a return. I would prefer them to be RSE style, but I wouldn't be disappointed if they were Gen IV style, although anime style would definitely beat both of those. I think they should make more of a reward for completing them though, for instance an Elite 4 equivalent such as the Grand Festival in the anime.

May 16th, 2010, 7:56 AM
Bring it all back. The more there is to do the better.

May 16th, 2010, 7:56 AM
Pokemon contests were okay back in the third gen. However, please don't bring back fourth gen pokemon contests because to be honest, that really killed it for me. I was an active participant in contests until the fourth gen.

If they brought back either the third gen Pokemon contests or, like the OP said, create contests that can come from the anime's perspective of it, then that would be pretty cool. Bringing back the Pokeathlon is something that I think that's likely to happen, too.

Then again, I also get the feeling that something new may be created along the lines, but hey, you never know. It'd certainly be interesting, though.

Erik Destler
May 16th, 2010, 8:10 AM
I liked fourth gen contests =3=;
But, I wouldn't mind if they were more like the Anime n_n;

I think they should have them ~*over Wi-Fi*~ and whatnot. That would be fun ^-^;
Also, maybe it's just me, but I'd like to see both of them in the game, and then something else completely different of which utilizes the systems used by both [the berry blending thing]

May 16th, 2010, 8:11 AM
I loved the Pokethlon more than I ever loved contests. Whether it's because it's a much more masculine concept or the fact that there was an actual incentive to participate (the only way to get heart scales and certain evolution stones in HGSS as far as I know), who knows. I just wanna see it return. I couldn't care less about contests. If they are brought back though, make them interesting and give us an incentive to participate in them. :P

Rich Boy Rob
May 16th, 2010, 8:13 AM
I think they should have them ~*over Wi-Fi*~ and whatnot. That would be fun ^-^;

THIS. I would do so much more uhh... contesting if I could compete online. Also if they did include a Battle Frontier they need expanded Wi-Fi for that aswell.

May 18th, 2010, 4:40 AM
I kind of want both. n_n; I liked DPPt's contests a lot more than RSE's but I also really liked the Pokéthlon. I'd be happy with either of those, or an improved version of either of those.

But preferably less battling. Battling is boring. It's all you do for the rest of the game. D: I want my minigames to be wholly unrelated, thanks.

May 18th, 2010, 8:21 AM
I want the Pokéthlon back, but with more events. And maybe specialised events only certain Pokemon can enter? Like swimming, diving and maybe a javelin/shot put type event.

If they bring contests back I want them to be with a new system. I enjoy contests but they seem a little lacking in some parts, random moves to gain appeal isn't all that exciting, in my opinion.

May 18th, 2010, 8:54 AM
Both. That means everyone wins and there will be more content. But I would prefer that Contests aren't like Gen 4's.

May 18th, 2010, 9:10 AM
Yeah, I would love to see the anime contest make its debut. Also maybe like a double contest where you enter in two Pokemon or you take on a contest with a friend.

May 18th, 2010, 9:18 AM
Both. That means everyone wins and there will be more content. But I would prefer that Contests aren't like Gen 4's.
You said everything. Well, if we have to choose, I prefer Pokéathlon.

May 18th, 2010, 9:42 AM
You know I had the idea that one of the new HMs would be something like "Ride" and you could ride your Pokemon. After all, the makers said something about a new HM mode of travel, so I though it would make sense. It could also replace the bike.

Anyways, wouldn't it be cool that instead of constests, there could be races? Pokemon like Rapidash and Pidgeot would be really good, and maybe heavier Pokemon (*COUGH COUGH* SNORLAX *COUGH COUGH*) could play tricks on other Pokemon to help them go faster.

Just an idea.

May 18th, 2010, 9:52 AM
I want to see third-gen contests! I don't know why, but I preferred them over the fourth-gen... I think it was more the look and feel than the actual substance. I didn't particularly like the dance round, though. o3o

I want to see the Pokéathlon in there, too, though. Why not have both? It'd be more fun that way!

As a side note, and I've always said this, I want a grooming mini-game to be linked to the contests. You know how in PokéSpe, and I think in the games and anime too, you make your Pokémon look pretty before doing a contest? I can't imagine how bread and sweets improve appearance, so I want to groom my 'mons before I send them into the spotlight!

May 18th, 2010, 10:08 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing the Pokeathlon show up again, it was pretty fun in HGSS.

Contests could come back also. I don't participate in them a lot in my games, but they are pretty popular it seems.

Kikaito plush
May 18th, 2010, 10:10 AM
get rid of the contests, if I see contests in B/W I will scream!

May 18th, 2010, 10:18 AM
What would be pretty cool would be a hall in which has both the contests and the pokelathon, on different floors or something along those lines. I'd like to see the contests take another revamp, i never really liked them greatly as they weren't much fun in my opinion. Though the concept is really awesome, that's why it'd be cool to see a revamp.

On the other hand, I'd like to see something new, more fitting to the B&W style. Now that the region of Isshu is based in the city, I'd like to see something that implements that well. With all the new vehicles around, it'd be pretty cool to see them play a part on some mini-games if possible, without losing the pokemon feel of course. I'm hoping for something new and innovative, something I can really become addicted to! Unllike the pokelathon in which I found too easy and the contests which I found to be mundane and repetitive.

May 18th, 2010, 2:08 PM
For Pokemon Contests, they should do both Hoenn and Sinnoh contests. I liked the Hoenn contests more than the Sinnoh contests. The Pokeathlon should be in this game, and the Pokeathlon building plus the Pokemon Contest Building should be in 1 city.

May 18th, 2010, 2:12 PM
I honestly couldn't care less if they dumped the contests system. I never participate in them, and just find them a chore really. Then again, I wouldn't care if they left them in either, I'd just ignore them as usual.

What I would like for them to include is the Pokéathlon events. I have enjoyed them occasionally on HG/SS, and although I believe they can be improved, they are a good way to break up the usual mundane routine while playing.

Battle Frontier is another feature I'd like included.

May 18th, 2010, 2:14 PM
I'm going with Pokéthlon, the protagonists look atheletic :D

May 18th, 2010, 2:19 PM
keep them both.
with the new graphics it would be cool to see how they turn out.

May 18th, 2010, 3:48 PM
If they do bring back contests, I also want them to be more like the Anime.

May 18th, 2010, 4:03 PM
I think they should have them ~*over Wi-Fi*~ and whatnot. That would be fun ^-^;
I was actually hoping when Platinum was going to be released, they would have given some attention to Pokémon Contests and have them compatible with Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, that was never done. So, having it done in B&W (if they return) would make me pretty satisfied. I'd like to compete against others who enjoy contests.

Although, that said, I'd hope they'd change up the contest system in which it becomes more of a challenge than what it was before. Battling was taken to a whole new level with competitive play, so I'd think contests could go with a change as well. If not, then make it better.

A Pixy
May 18th, 2010, 4:28 PM
I also want both. But since I've never played HGSS yet, I'm going to go with the contests.

May 18th, 2010, 4:32 PM
I'd like to see contests return with touch screnn commands and combinations.

May 19th, 2010, 12:07 AM
Bug Catching Contest. Bring some nostalgia back.

May 19th, 2010, 12:12 AM
If they did Anime-style Contests, thats good enough for me. XD

May 19th, 2010, 12:13 AM
Bug Catching Contest. Bring some nostalgia back.

Heard of Heartgold or Soulsilver? Yeah, bug catching contests are in there bro.

May 29th, 2010, 8:52 AM
do you want contests in gen5?
hoenn style, or sinnoh style?
or should they start anew with contests?
or should they just scrap it, and stick to pokeathelon

do you want pokeathelon in gen5?
should they keep the same events?
or should they start anew?
or scrap the idea& stick to battles,& contests?

May 29th, 2010, 9:18 AM
Pokeathlon was nothing but a prize earner for me, i dont want it back. But it be good to see Gen IV contest back.

May 29th, 2010, 9:34 AM
start anew with contests and touch screen commands, and combos like ice move on water move freezez water move.

May 29th, 2010, 9:48 AM
I'd like to see both, but updated. Oh and Heonn-style as well as the three judges.

May 29th, 2010, 10:33 AM
Having both would be good c:
Hopefully on the contests they would keep the dress-up and make the appeals look more like the show :D

May 29th, 2010, 11:28 AM
i was a master at hoenn style contests, my pokemon always got extra bonuses from combos, but in sinnoh theres no combos T^T
so i fail lol

i like the concept of pokeathelon, but i think they could do better with it :3
plus ocntrollin 3at once overwhelmed me, i got confused lol

May 29th, 2010, 2:58 PM
I want Hoenn-style contests! Really! I hated the Sinnoh ones and the complete lack of contests in HG/SS disappointed me to no end...

Hoenn-style, please. :3
(and maybe double-contests, like in the anime? Using two Pokés at one? Please!)

May 29th, 2010, 4:01 PM
I was never a big fan of the contests, but I did thoroughly enjoy the pokeathlon. I would love to see them display it within Black and White. I also think they should scrap some events and replace them with others, but to also keep some of the old ones. For instance I hate the snowball and pennant capture events, but I love the relay race and ring drop events.

It would be great if they could replace the events that most players don't like with new ones or perhaps make all new events for every category and give the player the choice between the new events or the old ones.

May 29th, 2010, 7:47 PM
Heard of Heartgold or Soulsilver? Yeah, bug catching contests are in there bro.

Mhm, yeah, but if it was still in the remakes, wouldn't that suggest that it could be in the new generation games? Like how no doubt the game corner pattern will continue. I feel the bug catching contest could work better in B/W with improved graphics anyways. :(

May 29th, 2010, 10:53 PM
Hoping for Pokeathlon. I really like it even when i'm sucks at some course but i really love it. Contest is okay but both is best choice

May 29th, 2010, 10:55 PM
I prefer Contests. Maybe they should revolutionise it and make moves do touch controls etc.

June 27th, 2010, 1:01 PM
In Generation 3, the Pokemon Contest was a new minigame that returned for D/P/Pt. Pokeathlons replaced them for HG/SS. Will B/W have contests, pokeathlons, or both?

June 27th, 2010, 1:21 PM
In Generation 3, the Pokemon Contest was a new minigame that returned for D/P/Pt. Pokeathlons replaced them for HG/SS. Will B/W have contests, pokeathlons, or both?
both plus a new one. *hopes*

June 27th, 2010, 1:45 PM
I'd love to see something entirely new, if not one of the previous (preferably Pokeathlon lol)

June 27th, 2010, 1:50 PM
I'm gonna say Pokemon Sports. If you look at the US and our love for sports, wouldn't that make some pretty good sense?

Pokemon Baseball go~!

June 27th, 2010, 2:04 PM
Isn't it obvious?

Super Pokéathlons.

June 27th, 2010, 2:26 PM
I see buildings that kinda look like both... the blue dome and the pink building with stars on it... amongst other buildings.

June 27th, 2010, 2:29 PM
I prefered contests entirely. If those return, I want them to be more like the anime. Those contests are the best! maybe there will be job opportunities, like delivering packages or using your pokemon to exterminate pests. Sort of like the minigames in kingdom hearts 2.

June 27th, 2010, 2:33 PM
...or using your pokemon to exterminate pests..

What pests? Are we exterminating Weedles? D8 Sorry, couldn't resist~

And knowing Nintendo, it's probably going to be a continuation of Contests or the Pokeathlon. I don't think they'd introduce something entirely new...

June 27th, 2010, 2:40 PM
I've not actually got HG or SS yet so don't know what Pokeathlons are really like, but I think some sort of Pokemon athletics competition sounds like an absolutely brilliant side-game. If it's any good, then that should definitely be preserved, because Contests don't really do it for me.

June 27th, 2010, 2:45 PM
Hmmm, Contests in DPPt were horrible... so I choose Pokéathalons! Hopefully somethign a tad more creative though...

On top of that though, I'd like to see a little more use of the in-game clock and calander by holding random pokemon tournaments, as opposed to BF-type things, where experience can be earned and the challengers Pokémon are of relatively equal level to yours, give or take 3 levels.

June 27th, 2010, 3:23 PM
I just hope that whatever they include in the new game carries on from town to town like the gyms. Maybe each town would have a contest hall or pokéathelon dome that only held certain events, so you'd have to travel the region to collect all the ribbons. You could even have a contest rival in addition to your battling rival, but the contest/whatever stuff would be totally optional, just a little something to give you more to do in the game.

June 27th, 2010, 4:16 PM
Isn't it obvious?

Super Pokéathlons.

THIS ----------------------------^

i thoguht this too :D

i hope they upgrade it a lil tho, cuz controllin 3pokemon at once totally messed me up :(

June 27th, 2010, 4:34 PM
I really do want contests like in the anime... Kind of like fighting each other with style... I think that would be cool... Maybe a system for contests like making it able to "Use Iron Tail to BlahBlahBlah"

June 27th, 2010, 4:37 PM
Well Black and White has definitely shown it intends to set itself ahead of previous titles... maybe we'll see a more complex (and better working) Contest?

June 27th, 2010, 5:38 PM
mix of gen 3/anime context plz. i tried poketholng or w.e likem the running? i didnt enjoy it much. i was adddicted to the contest in r/s/e :D

June 27th, 2010, 8:03 PM
Merged similar threads about contests, athlons, something new over here.

June 29th, 2010, 7:43 PM

June 29th, 2010, 8:49 PM
It should have pokethlon...