Whether you played Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl back in the day or you’re encountering these games for the first time, there’s an adventure for everyone.
Work up the crowd to put on a successful Super Contest Show!
Super Contest Shows are popular performances in Sinnoh, each put on by four performers and their Pokémon, who work together to show off their performance skills. During the show, you can dress up in your favorite outfit, and your Pokémon will dance, making for an altogether different experience from their usual battles of strength.
Up to four people can participate together, so you can show off your best performance with your friends to really wow the crowd!
Super Contest Show Categories
Super Contest Shows are divided into five categories—Coolness, Cuteness, Beauty, Toughness, and Cleverness. Within each category, there are several ranks: Normal, Great, Ultra, and Master Rank.
Super Contest Show Evaluations
Super Contest Shows are judged based on a Visual Evaluation, a Dance Evaluation, and a Move Evaluation. You can receive Hype Points based on your evaluations, and if the combined total of all four performers’ Hype Points reaches a target score, the show will be declared a success.
Have fun with your Pokémon in Amity Square!
Amity Square in Hearthome City is a relaxing place where you can spend time with your Pokémon.
You can play with up to six Pokémon at once.
See how much fun your Pokémon are having.
Call your Pokémon to you by whistling.
Preserve precious memories with your Pokémon in the “Album” on your Nintendo Switch’s HOME menu.
Walk with your favorite Pokémon.
After you’ve visited Amity Square, you’ll be able to walk with one Pokémon at a time in towns and along routes.
Different Pokémon move and act differently, so try walking together with a variety of partners.
Your Pokémon will react and respond to you in all sorts of ways when you talk to them during your adventure.
Make some Poffins!
Poffins are snacks that can raise Pokémon’s conditions, such as Coolness or Cuteness. By raising these conditions, you can get higher scores during the Visual Evaluation of Super Contest Shows.
Try making high-level Poffins!
A Poffin’s level depends on your cooking skills—the higher the Poffin’s level, the easier it is to raise a Pokémon’s conditions. The trick to good cooking is to stir the pot at just the right speed.
Use Capsule Decoration to create effects according to your taste!
Using Capsule Decoration, you can place Stickers to customize the effects that appear when your Pokémon comes out of its Poké Ball for battles or Super Contest Shows. With over 90 different Stickers, you can customize your Ball Capsules with effects like fluttering flower petals or raging flames.
You can buy Stickers in shops, but you can also get them in other ways, such as by defeating Gym Leaders or completing successful Super Contest Shows.
Your adventure changes depending on the time and day!
Throughout the Sinnoh region, there are many differences along the routes and towns depending on the time or day.
There are some Pokémon that only appear on certain days, and there are some Pokémon that can only evolve at certain times.
Different items appear in a certain shop on different days.
It seems that Drifloon can only be seen in the wild on a certain day.
The all-purpose Pokétch!
The Pokétch is a handy gadget you’ll receive on your journey that’s loaded up with various apps for all sorts of situations.
Track time with the Digital Watch.
Use the Memo Pad for writing and drawing pictures.
Locate hidden items with the Dowsing Machine.
Check your bond with your Pokémon with the Friendship Checker.
The Pokétch allows you to call on wild Pokémon to help you out. They’ll use hidden moves like Cut to chop down trees that block your way, or Rock Climb to scale steep cliffs. The Hidden Moves app makes it possible for you to go places you could never reach on your own.
Are small trees blocking your way?
The hidden move Cut can chop them down!
Some cliffs are too steep to climb on foot.
The hidden move Rock Climb lets you scale them!
You can even move across water with ease!