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    This thread serves as a record for any updates to the Contest Section.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT DISCUSSION OF THESE UPDATES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO Contest Related Chat, Questions, and Suggestions.

    ONLY CONTEST STAFF SHOULD BE POSTING ON THIS THREAD.
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    CONTEST UPDATES 11/08/2017

    First, as most people should be aware, there has been a sweeping change to contests in the last 2 months, which is summarized in this thread and this thread. Be sure to check out how contests have changed!

    Additionally, we’re setting an informal rule in stone. If a trainer wants to send an "end" move BEFORE THE FINAL ROUND, they should justify to the judge why it's not throwing (which is probably easy turn four and impossible turn one). This has been loosely enforced but now it’s official! This applies to RSE and ORAS contests.

    "End" Moves refer to the following:
    Destiny Bond
    Explosion
    Final Gambit
    Healing Wish
    Lunar Dance
    Memento
    Self-Destruct
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    CONTEST UPDATES 11/09/2017

    A few changes to Festivals:
    - Festivals must now be composed of at least 8 coordinators, as opposed to the previous minimum of 6.
    - Determining Round Number for Festivals will be done via the following equation: Round Number = 6 + N/4, where N is the number of participating coordinators. Round Number is always rounded down, such that a result of 8.75 would be equal to 8 Rounds.
    - Festival pay has been changed. The bottom three scorers will gain 1,250$ + 1,250CC, and each place above that will earn 250$ +250CC. The winner makes an extra 500$ + 500CC, and the Judge will receive the same pay as this.

    Regarding Contest Stats:
    - Traditional Stats are being removed entirely. This means that any Pokeblocks you may have in your stats will currently do nothing. Pokeblock berries and Scarves will remain in the Berry Store, however.
    - A note has been placed on Active Stats which forbids their use unless otherwise approved by a Head or Chief Judge.

    Regarding BW Contests:
    - BW Contests (and the Leader's Division) are now discontinued indefinitely, and the majority of information regarding this mode has been moved to one megathread in the Infohub.

    Regarding the Judge Test:
    - The Judge test has been updated to include ORAS-relevant questions.
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    NOVEMBER 19, 2017
    - Berry Store revamp
    * formatting fixes (cleared up definitions, categorized berries, banner change and a host of other a e s t h e t i c changes)
    * removed references to Pokéblocks
    * Updated Aguav Berry and co. to reflect Gen 7 changes (and modified in accordance to what SRs have decided)
    * Scarves now worth 500 (down from 2,500) each, added a clarifying note that they're only usable as Fling items
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    November 23, 2017
    We're finally codifying rules regarding Ribbon ownership when it comes to trading/gifting Pokemon.

    Here's the excerpt from the Judge Encyclopedia, under "Earnings and Ribbons":

    Ribbons and Trading
    If you are trading away or gifting a Pokémon with Ribbons you earned to another member, those ribbons will be removed from that Pokémon and you will be allowed to keep them in your stats for Berry Store purchasing purposes only. You must keep track of unconsumed Ribbons you get this way in your stats. If you will re-obtain that very same Pokémon, you won’t be able to re-attach its Ribbons even if they’re unconsumed. This rule doesn’t apply for trade-and-trade-backs meant to evolve a Pokémon.



    So, for example, May has a Skitty with a Normal Cute Ribbon and she's trading it to Dawn.

    Dawn will receive Skitty with no ribbons, and May will keep the Normal Cute Ribbon in her stats for Berry Store purchasing purposes only.

    If May hasn't used the Normal Cute Ribbon and Dawn trades Skitty back, May won't be able to re-attach that Ribbon on Skitty, meaning Skitty will have to earn another Normal Cute Ribbon in order for it to qualify for a Super Rank Cute Contest.

    Note that this rule, as mentioned above, does not apply to TATBs meant to evolve Pokemon.
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    December 4, 2017

    CONTEST BOSSES:

    In case you missed it: Contest Bosses are now live! This brand new format pits you and two other coordinators against powerful bosses that'll test your appeals... and your teamwork!

    In depth information can be found on the Infohub page!

    MINOR THINGS:
    - Merged the multiple rank threads on forum contest signups in BMG and PWN, so it's all just one thread now!
    - Cleaned up all pinned Contest threads on the forum, and unstickied ones that are no longer relevant. Goodbye Division Signups.


    That's all for now! Stay tuned, contest fans!
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    December 15, 2017


    Contest Bosses now have their attribute publicly displayed on the Infohub.
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    January 28, 2017

    Due to recent changes to how Hidden Power is determined in URPG, Spell of the Unown's solution (which previously required Aurors to add up their scores and see what type they'd get on the Hidden Power chart) is now unreasonable to discover. The boss has been removed.
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