- If you were looking for the move with the Japanese name Seal, see Imprison (move).
- If you were looking for the Pokémon based on the animal seal, see Seel (Pokémon).
Seals (Japanese: シール Seal) are small stickers in Generation IV that can be attached to Ball Capsules, which can in turn be attached to Poké Balls, to attain special effects when a Pokémon comes out of them, instead of the usual flash of light. They are kept in a Seal Case.
In the games
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, a majority of Seals can be purchased at the Sunyshore Market, where the selection changes daily. There are also 28 Seals (the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet, an exclamation mark, and a question mark) that can be obtained by showing Unown to a boy in Solaceon Town. This can be repeated as often as needed – a new Unown is not needed each time. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, three Seals can be acquired each day from a girl in Olivine City.
Once a Seal is acquired, it cannot be sold or thrown away legitimately. The Seal Case can store a maximum of 99 of each Seal, including those Seals that are applied to a Ball Capsule.
Eight Seals at a time can be attached to any Ball Capsule. They can be set in the player's PC. Where they are placed on the Ball Capsule affects where the effect is displayed upon the Pokémon's release.
Like Ball Capsules, Seals were removed in Generation V.
Sunyshore Market Seals
|Type||Description||Sale day||Price ()|
|Heart Seals||A||This Seal releases a cloud of small pink hearts.||Monday||50|
|B||This Seal releases a cloud of big pink hearts.||Tuesday||50|
|C||This Seal releases a cloud of small black hearts.||Wednesday||50|
|D||This Seal releases a cloud of big black hearts.||Thursday||50|
|E||This Seal releases pink hearts that float up a little.||Friday||100|
|F||This Seal releases pink hearts that float up.||Saturday||100|
|Star Seals||A||This Seal releases a few popping yellow stars.||Sunday||50|
|B||This Seal releases many popping yellow stars.||Monday||50|
|C||This Seal releases a few popping blue stars.||Tuesday||50|
|D||This Seal releases many popping blue stars.||Wednesday||50|
|E||This Seal releases a few popping stars in changing colors.||Thursday||100|
|F||This Seal releases many popping stars in changing colors.||Friday||100|
|Line Seals||A||This Seal releases white lines that spread out.||Saturday||100|
|B||This Seal releases yellow lines that spread out.||Sunday||100|
|C||This Seal releases black lines that spread out.||Monday||100|
|D||This Seal releases blue lines that spread out.||Tuesday||100|
|Smoke Seals||A||This Seal releases a towering cloud of white smoke.||Wednesday||100|
|B||This Seal releases a towering cloud of black smoke.||Thursday||100|
|C||This Seal releases a cloud of white smoke.||Friday||100|
|D||This Seal releases a cloud of black smoke.||Saturday||100|
|Ele-Seals||A||This Seal releases yellow bolts of electricity upward.||Sunday||100|
|B||This Seal releases green bolts of electricity upward.||Monday||100|
|C||This Seal releases yellow bolts of electricity downward.||Tuesday||100|
|D||This Seal releases green bolts of electricity downward.||Wednesday||100|
|Foamy Seals||A||This Seal releases a small number of blue bubbles.||Thursday||50|
|B||This Seal releases many blue bubbles.||Friday||50|
|C||This Seal releases a small number of pink bubbles.||Saturday||50|
|D||This Seal releases many pink bubbles.||Sunday||50|
|Fire Seals||A||This Seal releases a small amount of orange flames.||Monday||50|
|B||This Seal releases a lot of orange flames.||Tuesday||50|
|C||This Seal releases a small amount of blue flames.||Wednesday||50|
|D||This Seal releases a lot of blue flames.||Thursday||50|
|Party Seals||A||This Seal releases a cloud of red confetti.||Friday||50|
|B||This Seal releases a cloud of blue confetti.||Saturday||50|
|C||This Seal releases a cloud of yellow confetti.||Sunday||100|
|D||This Seal releases a cloud of white confetti.||Monday||100|
|Flora Seals||A||This Seal releases a shower of pink flower petals.||Tuesday||50|
|B||This Seal releases pink flower petals.||Wednesday||50|
|C||This Seal releases a shower of purple flower petals.||Thursday||50|
|D||This Seal releases purple flower petals.||Friday||50|
|E||This Seal releases a shower of yellow flower petals.||Saturday||50|
|F||This Seal releases yellow flower petals.||Sunday||50|
|Song Seals||A||A green Seal featuring a treble clef design.||Monday||50|
|B||A red Seal featuring a musical note design.||Tuesday||50|
|C||An orange Seal featuring a musical note design.||Wednesday||50|
|D||A yellow Seal featuring a musical note design.||Thursday||50|
|E||A blue Seal featuring a musical note design.||Friday||50|
|F||A lime green Seal featuring a musical note design.||Saturday||50|
|G||A navy blue Seal featuring a musical note design.||Sunday||50|
These Seals are present in the coding of the games, but cannot be obtained without hacking.
|Liquid Seal||A special Seal that makes a spectacular splash.|
|Burst Seal||A special Seal that explodes in a spectacular fashion.|
|Twinkle Seal||A special Seal that releases pretty sparkles.|
In the anime
In the Pokémon anime, Seals were featured for the first time in Mounting a Coordinator Assault!. In this canon, Seals are commonly used during Pokémon Contests in the Sinnoh region. In contrast with the games, where multiple Seals at a time can be attached to a Ball Capsule, only one Seal is used per Ball Capsule in the anime.
Pokémon Coordinators use Seals to make the entrance of their Pokémon more attractive, since it is important to leave an impression when the Pokémon is sent out of its Poké Ball. Additionally, the use of Seals is often commented on by the Contest judges, as they start forming opinions from the very beginning of a performance or battle.
A few Seals are supplied when a Coordinator registers for a Contest Pass, and additional Seals can be bought at shops or markets. In Hold the Phione!, Dawn was seen buying new Seals for her Pokémon at a store in Chocovine Town.
All of the ten types of Seals sold at the Sunyshore Market in the games were featured over the course of the Diamond & Pearl series. For a collection of images showing Seals and their effects in the anime, please see Seals on the Bulbagarden Archives.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In Knowledge of the Unown I, Platinum received a few Seals and a Ball Capsule as thanks for giving the Pokémon News Press information on Unown. The Seals proved to be helpful in the Solaceon Ruins where Platinum, Diamond, and Pearl ended up trapped in the dark while helping two Unown reunite with their friends. She accidentally dropped her Prinplup's Poké Ball and the light emanated by the Seal's effect allowed the group to find the trapped Unown.
- A glitch on the GTS allows the player to get an item called Seal Bag, which holds ten Seals. Its function was superseded by the Seal Case.
In other languages
| Necessary Spoils
Pokéblocks • Poffins
Cool • Beautiful • Cute • Clever • Tough
Appeal • Battle • Dance • Visual
Contest • Super Contest
Coordinator • Contest Hall • Contest Pass
Kanto • Hoenn • Sinnoh
Combinations • Opponents (III • IV • VI) • Double Performance • Jamming
Ribbons (List) • Ribbon Cup • Seals • Ball Capsules • Ranks
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