|I'm trying to make a certain
Pokémon into a Contest Star. But how does a Pokémon become so great at Contests? That's
why I created this article. To show off my training methods for
contests and to show you how
to do the exact same!
|For this guide, I'm going to be using
my Purugly, Nyaruma, as an example.
|Nyaruma has a Hardy nature. So, her stats have an equal amount of growth. And the same can also be said about her condition. A Pokémon's nature determines not just how its stats grow. But also what kind of food it likes.|
|As you can see here, Katsura has a
Naive nature. His Speed grows faster compared to his Special Defense,
and he prefers sweet food compared to bitter food. (But then again, who
could be of great help when it comes to training for battle. But when
it comes to contests, he might need a bit of luck.
|Nyaruma on the other hand isn't as
picky and will eat anything regardless of flavor. Because of this, she
has the chance to easily max out her condition for each contest
category if fed the right Poffins.
|With that information in mind, we can
now bake our Poffins.
|When it comes to Poffin baking,
there's a bit of strategy involved. First, the berries you use have a
huge impact on what type of Poffin you'll receive after it's finished
cooking. You can use the chart below for reference.
like Pokémon types, each flavor is weak against a different
flavor. And just like Pokémon types, flavors have an advantage
over other flavors. The key is to counter a berry that has a flavor
with a high value with a berry that has a flavor which is strong
against the other berry and has a value that's nearly equal to it.
|I've managed to come up with my own
Poffin recipes. These do a good job of increasing 2-3 of your
Poffin [Increases Coolness, Toughness, and Cuteness]
Poffin [Increases Cuteness and Coolness]
|We're aiming for more effective
Poffins. Luckily, this
cool guide shows you the exact recipes you need! While it covers
the DP series, it's much easier to use with the Brilliant Diamond and
Shining Pearl versions. That's because there's a new method for cooking
Poffins in these remakes.
|While you can cook Poffins at the
Poffin House in Hearthome City, you can also cook them in Amity Square.
Amity Square is the better of the two locations as you can bake
higher-leveled Poffins. The quality of the Poffins increases depending
on how many Pokémon you walk with within the park and how
friendly they are towards you. A full team with members who have a high
friendship value is important here.
|Use the same stirring strategy
presented in this
guide and aim for a baking time that's less than or
equal to 56 seconds.
you have your Poffins, it's time to feed them to
your Pokémon. The Poffin recipe guide mentioned before doesn't
really state what flavor each Poffin contains. Thankfully, I've created
my own reference chart.
||Spicy, Bitter, and Sweet
||Sour, Bitter, and Dry
||Spicy, Sour, and Sweet
||Spicy, Dry, and Bitter
||Sour, Dry, and Sweet
|If your Pokémon's condition is
nearly maxed out and you either don't have the required Poffins or
enough ingredients to make said Poffins, this next trick should help.
|When you first arrive in Hearthome
City, there should be a person somewhere who will give you a level 60
Mild Poffin as a gift. This Poffin is notable because it can increase ALL of your Pokémon's contest
stats. It's impossible to bake a Poffin like this through normal means.
So, make sure to save it for a specific Pokémon you want to use
for every contest.
|Take that Poffin and feed it to the
|Its remaining contest stats should
skyrocket, finally giving the Pokémon a perfect condition.
you have it. With these strategies, you can train your Pokémon
to become the best at contest shows!
Teach it the right moves, give it the perfect Ball Capsule, and aim for the top!