Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum. Oh, hey there Princess! Lol, anyways I agree, in a way contest may be harder than gym battles because you need to balance power and grace, not to mention you may ask for a rematch anytime at a gym though you can't do that in contests. Also because Johanna, Fantina, and Jasmine can be real bitches sometimes..... =P
I've noticed this as well. ~_~
Personally, it tends to bug me.. sure battling came first, so it's always going to be more popular, but that doesn't mean that Contests are lame. Somehow people think that Pokemon Contests don't require any skill.. I can understand where that state of mind comes from, they definitely aren't as on-the-edge-of-your-seat as battles. Still.. they do take a certain amount of strategy/skill to get through.
Not wanting to trade someone a Pokemon if it's gonna be used in Contests is just.. wrong. >__> It's not a waste, by any means.
Oh, totally. I heard a lot of hate directed at Super Contests more, though. In real life, you'd get less flack for these shows.