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Using only Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, what is the maximum number of ribbons a single Pokémon can legitimately attain?

Don't include Pokémon traded from other games (e.g. Emerald or any Pokémon spinoff games other than the ones listed), event-only ribbons, or ribbons that cannot legitimately appear together on the same Pokémon without cheating.

Don't include the one ribbon that appears on some event Pokémon; but: for a bonus point, do any event Pokémon come with more than one ribbon?

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The entire point of the Classic Ribbon is to prevent event Pokemon from being traded on the GTS, so it makes sense to only have one per event Pokemon. – Krazer Oct 31 '12 at 16:53
I believe that means you get the Ponus Boint. – KBKarma Nov 2 '12 at 16:23
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According to Bulbapedia:

You can get 40 in the 4th gen games (w/o trading):

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I'd count the Effort Ribbon, since it can be obtained in Gen IV. I'm only excluding ribbons which you can't get without trading a Pokémon from Gen III (e.g. Champion Ribbon from Hoenn). – Joe Dovahkiin Nov 1 '12 at 21:51

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