Ok, full disclosure I did this out of orders. I made the post on the role play server BEFORE coming here. Here's the link to the original post here. https://pokecharms.com/threads/pokemon-contest-1-trials-in-rustboro-city-beauty-and-coolness.20582/ I'm going to include the explanation and rules here as well, but if you want the role play introduction go to the link. Please place your application on THIS post, after we square everything with your character you're free to post on actual role play thread. I’m going to try and work this as a “gameplay” and roleplay contest. What I mean by that is that I am going to loosely adhere to the rules for Pokémon contests in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The moves you and your Pokémon use will want to follow the theme of the contest (beauty, tough, smart, cute, or cool) and moves will have an effect on your own Pokémon, your opponents’, and the judges (me). So what moves and when to use them will make up a critical part of your success; that’s the “game play” half of this contest. The roleplaying and how you present the moves and your Pokémon is going to make up the other half. Now then, let’s get down to the rules, so we can get to the fun. Rules and Process: Stage 1: Registration and Introduction. (place on THIS THREAD) Please state the following on Your Trainer’s name: Your Trainer's Appearance: The Pokémon (singular) you will be using, give a nickname if you’d like us to use that (at least for now, no legendary Pokémon or mega-evolutions): The contest you wish to enter: Extra facts you want us to know: Stage 2: Introduction Round (Place on the actual role play thread) Give your best entrance on stage and try to wow the crowd and judges right off the bat by giving the best introduction for your Pokémon. You’ll be given a score based on this introduction from 0-10, based mostly on your roleplay, but also which Pokémon you use. After that, the first four people entering the same contest category will be selected and the contest will move into stage 2. Stage 3: Talent Round Like in the games, you’ll now be given five rounds to show off your most spectacular moves to wow the audiences and judges. Here’s how it’ll work: Before each round, you’ll be given the order of when each Pokémon will perform and the crowd’s current excitement (0-5). After that, post the move that you used and roleplay how you used that move. It doesn’t matter the order of when you post, as after all 4 posts have been made for the round, I’ll give a brief summary in the order that was given to you; adding in any effects that may have enhanced or disrupted your performance. After this summary, you’ll each be given a score from -10 to 10, based on the move you used, how you roleplayed it, and miscellaneous factors. Then the cycle repeats, and performance order will be given based on who scored the most points for the last round (or if a move altered the order). Please note that appeal and jam points for the move will be used as loose guidelines for how many points you earn or how hard you disrupt your opponent. However, combos and crowd excitement will work identically as the games: Combos giving 3 extra points and MAX crowd excitement giving 5 extra points. After the 5th round, the points from your presentation round and each of the 5 talent round are added together. The top two scoring Pokémon will then proceed into the third and final stage: Stage 4: ??????????? (To be explained after the first contest’s 2nd stage has completed) Please feel free to ask any questions or if you need me to clarify the rules, let me know.