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► Bug-Catching Contest Guide ◄

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Hello everyone, this guide will provide you all the information you will need for the Bug Catching Contest.






What is the contest
Where to find the contest
Available Pokemon
How it works
How the scores are calculated
Obtainable Rewards




This Johto contest has a new zone with unique spawns where you compete in a hard and great challenge.
To be able to join this contest, you need to appear with only one Pokemon. You can use either a Synchronize Pokemon or a False Swipe Pokemon.
You will have 20 minutes to capture as much Bug Pokemon as you can.
Don't forget to save the caught Pokemon so that you can access the NPC that will delete the unwanted Pokemon.
When those 20 minutes end, you will enter the Contest Hall and the Jury will choose the best Bug Pokemon.
Keep in mind that you need to catch a good Bug Pokemon to be victorious. The rewards you will receive depend on how good your caught Pokemon is.
You can participate once on every day. There is a server based cooldown, which resets the Bug Catching Contest cooldown every day at 00:00, GMT +0.



Travel to route 35, located north of Goldenrod City or west of Violet City.

Walk inside the stophouse and you will find a Guard standing there.
Interact with the Guard to start the contest or to know [goto=how] how it works[/goto]



All the Pokemon in the contest can be caught all day. None of the Pokemon require an active Membership Medalion.


Joltik ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Ledyba ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Ledian ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Paras ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Parasect ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Pineco ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Pinsir ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Scyther ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Yanma ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Spinarak ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Ariados∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Dwebble ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Wormadam ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Mothim ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Caterpie ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Metapod ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Butterfree ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Weedle ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Kakuna ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Beedrill ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Silcoon ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Cascoon ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Shuckle ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Heracross ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Larvesta ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS
Shelmet ∫ M/D/N ∫ no MS



1. Go to the Stop House and Interact with the Guard.




2. Run around in the Area and catch some Bugs!

▹ Interact with the Contest Pokemon Evaluation NPC to know how high the score your of caught bug is.
▹ Any unwanted bugs with low scores can be removed with the help of the Bug Pokemon Remover.
▹ If at any moment you run out of PokeBalls, don't worry. There is a Great Ball Seller located in the Area.
▹ When you run out of potions or revives, you can heal your Pokemon with the help of Nurse Joy for a small loan of 2,5k$.



3. Once you think you caught the best Bug Pokemon, talk to the Guards to go to the Contest Hall.
▹ All the Pokemon caught in the contest are for you to keep.
▹ The placement in the contest is based on the [goto=scoring]scoring[/goto]



4. Talk to every participant in the contest




5. Once you talked to every participant, interact with the Judge to get your reward based on your score.

Example:




The scoring is based on a few variables, which are the following;

Level: 1 Level = 1 score and 25 is the highest possible level.
IV's: 1 IV = 1 score
Tiers: The higher the tier of the Pokemon, the higher the score.

Tier 1:
Caterpie, Cascoon, Kakuna, Ledyba, Metapod, Paras, Silcoon, Spinarak and Weedle
Tier 2:
Ariados, Beedrill, Butterfree, Ledian, Parasect, Pineco, Yanma, Beautifly and Dustox
Tier 3:
Dwebble, Joltik, Shelmet, Shuckle and Wormadam
Tier 4:
Heracross, Larvesta, Mothim, Pinsir and Scyther

The underlined Pokemon cannot be caught in the Area but can be obtained by leveling up.

Shiny or not shiny

Now onto the calculation itself.

These are the base scores:
▹ Tier 1: 50 Base score
▹ Tier 2: 75 Base score
▹ Tier 3: 100 Base score
▹ Tier 4: 130 Base score
▹ Shiny multiplier: x1.5
(Credits to yveltalray for his research on the base scores)

The calculation: Base score + Level + Total IVs

A few examples
Tier 1 Calculation
Base score 50 + 15 level + 96 IVs (2, 8, 29, 17, 24, 16) = 161 Score

Tier 2 Calculation
Base score 75 + 17 level + 96 IVs (2, 8, 29, 17, 24, 16) = 188 Score

Tier 3 Calculation
Base score 100 + 25 level + 125 IVs (22, 25, 25, 27, 1, 25)

Tier 4 Calculation
Base score 130 + 25 level + 134 IVs (29, 19, 2, 22, 31, 31)

Shiny Multiplier Calculation
Shiny multiplier( 100 Base + 25 Level + 186 (31,31,31,31,31,31) ) x 1.5 = 466 Scoring
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#1 Place
▹ 25k Poke$ / Beautifly Wings
▹ 25k Poke$ / Dustox Wings
▹ 25k Poke$ / 1x Master Ball
▹ 25k Poke$ / 1x Toxic Orb
▹ 25k Poke$ / 1x Life Orb
▹ 25k Poke$ / 1x Flame Orb
▹ 25k Poke$ / Karrablast ( 1/4096 Shiny chance )
▹ 25k Poke$ / Surskit ( 1/4096 Shiny chance )
▹ 25k Poke$ / Kricketot ( 1/4096 Shiny chance )
▹ 25k Poke$ / 3x Focus Sash
▹ 25k Poke$ / 3x PP Up
▹ 25k Poke$ / 3x Rare Candy
▹ 3 PvE Coins / 3x Rare Candy

#2 Place
▹ 10k Poke$ / Butterfree Wings
▹ 10k Poke$ / Beedrill Wings
▹ 10k Poke$ / 5x Ultra Balls
▹ 10k Poke$ / 2x PP Up
▹ 10k Poke$ / 2x Focus Sash
▹ 10k Poke$ / 2x Rare Candy
▹ 10k Poke$ / 1x Weakness Policy
▹ 10k Poke$ / 1x Scope Lens
▹ 10k Poke$ / Venipede ( 1/4096 Shiny chance )
▹ 10k Poke$ / Volbeat ( 1/4096 Shiny chance )
▹ 10k Poke$ / Illumise ( 1/4096 Shiny chance )
▹ 2 PvE Coins

#3 Place
▹ 5k Poke$ / 1x Focus Sash
▹ 5k Poke$ / 1x Rare Candy
▹ 5k Poke$ / 1x PP Up
▹ 5k Poke$ / 1x Straw Hat 2
▹ 5k Poke$ / 1x Straw Hat 1
▹ 5k Poke$ / 1x Wise Glasses
▹ 5k Poke$ / 1x Quick Claw
▹ 5k Poke$ / 1x Muscle Band
▹ 1 PvE Coin

#4 Place, #5 Place and #6 Place
▹ 1k Poke$ for participation

Shiny Bonus
▹ 100k$ additionally when you submit a Shiny Pokemon

290+ Score / 400+ Scoring (Shiny)
▹ 1x Volcarona Wings (One time reward)


Genesect
Requirements:
▹ 150+ IV Bug Pokemon
▹ 1000+ Ingame hours
How?
▹ Talk to the Contest Judge and submit your 150+ IV Pokemon
▹ Catch the Genesect
I hope this guide helped and I wish you good luck in the Contest :Crazy:
Kind regards.

 
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Thanks for the guide! Never i have seen such a guide on bug catching contest! :D Thanks for the hard work!
 
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