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A diploma given after finishing all three Kalos Pokédexes (Pokémon X and Y)

The Diploma is an item awarded in all of the main handheld Pokémon games for completing various modes of the Pokédex. It is obtained from Game Freak's lead developer after the player has completed their Pokédex.

In Generation I and II, there is only one diploma in the game, awarded for completing the Pokédex. From Generation III onward, there is one diploma awarded for completing the regional Pokédex and a second for completing the National Pokédex.

In Pokémon X and Y, a total of five diplomas are awarded: one for capturing every Pokémon in each of the Kalos Pokédexes, one for obtaining all of those three diplomas, and one for completing the National Pokédex. These diplomas are different if the player completed their Pokédex only with blue pentagon Pokémon.

Obtaining

Location

In all games in which Celadon Condominiums appears, the Game Freak lead developer is located in the Game Freak headquarters there. In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, he is located in the Game Freak building in Castelia City. In games in which a Game Freak building is not present, he is on vacation and found in some kind of temporary accommodation; in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, he is on the top floor of Cove Lily Motel in Lilycove City; in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum he is in the northwesternmost house in the Hotel Grand Lake at the Valor Lakefront; in Pokémon X and Y, he is in the Coumarine Hotel in Coumarine City.

Pokédex completion

For a Pokédex to be considered complete, the player must have owned all Pokémon in that Pokédex (except a select few Pokémon). In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, to complete the Sinnoh Pokédex the player only needs to see all the Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex, not own them.

Mythical Pokémon (Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect and Diancie) are not usually required to qualify for diplomas; however, in Pokémon Platinum Manaphy is required to obtain the Sinnoh Pokédex Diploma, and in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Deoxys is required to obtain the National Pokédex Diploma. In the Generation III games and Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Ho-Oh and Lugia are not required to complete the any Pokédex. Prior to Generation VI, Phione is not required to complete any Pokédex.

Function

The diploma is not an item as is not added to the player's inventory; to view it after obtaining it, the player must talk to said lead developer again. In Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon X and Y, the diploma is instead sent to the player's bedroom for display.

In Pokémon Yellow, if a player owns a Game Boy Printer, they may print out a copy of their diploma.

Completion requirements

Games Pokédex Requirement Diploma
RG Pokédex Have owned all Pokémon except Mew
Diploma RG.png
B
None.png
RB
Diploma RB.png
Y
Diploma Yellow.png
GSC New Pokédex Have owned all Pokémon except Mew and Celebi
Diploma GSC.png
RS Hoenn Pokédex Have owned all Hoenn Pokédex Pokémon except Jirachi and Deoxys
RS Hoenn Diploma.png
E
Emerald Hoenn Diploma.png
FRLG Hoenn Pokédex Have owned all Kanto Pokédex Pokémon except Mew
FRLG Regional Diploma.png
RS National Pokédex Have owned all Pokémon except Mew, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Celebi, Jirachi, and Deoxys
RS National Diploma.png
E
E National Diploma.png
FRLG
FRLG National Diploma.png
DP Sinnoh Pokédex Have seen all (non-expanded) Sinnoh Pokédex Pokémon except Manaphy
DP Regional Diploma.png
Pt Have seen all expanded Sinnoh Pokédex Pokémon
Pt Sinnoh Diploma.png
HGSS Johto Pokédex Have owned all Johto Pokédex Pokémon except Mew and Celebi
HGSS Johto Diploma.png
DP National Pokédex Have owned all Pokémon except Mew, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus
DP National Diploma.png
Pt
Pt National Diploma.png
HGSS Have owned all Pokémon except Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus
HGSS National Diploma.png
BW Unova Pokédex Have owned all Unova Pokédex Pokémon except Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect
BW Unova Diploma.png
B2W2 New Unova Pokédex Have owned all New Unova Pokédex Pokémon except Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect
B2W2 Unova Diploma.png
BW National Pokédex Have owned all Pokémon except Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect
BW National Diploma.png
B2W2
B2W2 National Diploma.png
XY Central Kalos Pokédex Have owned all Central Kalos Pokédex Pokémon except Diancie
XY Central Kalos Diploma.png
Coastal Kalos Pokédex Have owned all Coastal Kalos Pokédex Pokémon except Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres
XY Coastal Kalos Diploma.png
Coastal Kalos Pokédex Have owned all Mountain Kalos Pokédex Pokémon except Mewtwo
XY Mountain Kalos Diploma.png
Kalos Pokédexes Have owned all Central, Coastal and Mountain Kalos Pokédex Pokémon except Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, and Diancie
XY Kalos Diploma.png
ORAS Hoenn Pokédex Have owned all (Generation VI) Hoenn Pokédex Pokémon except Rayquaza, Jirachi, and Deoxys
None.png
XY National Pokédex Have owned all Pokémon except Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, and Diancie
XY National Diploma.png
ORAS Have owned all Pokémon except Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, and Diancie
None.png


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