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Pokémon Inspection Agency

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The Pokémon Inspection Agency, or PIA for short, is an agency that inspects Pokémon gyms.

The agency first appeared in Showdown at Dark City as the organization that the Yas and Kas gyms attempted to impress in order to become an official gym, nearly destroying Dark City in the process. Later, the agency turned them both down after discovering the gang wars they were involved in.

Undercover Nurse Joy in Dark City

The agency reappeared in Cerulean Blues, where a TV report shows they have recently shut down four gyms in less than a month. One agent said that they would shut down any gym that was "unsafe, unclean, or uncool". Upon hearing a rumor that the PIA was headed for the Cerulean Gym, Misty rushed back as fast as she could, fearing that the PIA might beat her there.

Later on in the episode, a Nurse Joy that was helping Misty calm a rampaging Gyarados revealed herself as a PIA agent when she gave the Cerulean Gym a passing grade for its inspection.

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