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[[File:Red on computer.png|thumb|150px|right|{{ga|Red}} using a PC]]
   
A '''PC''' (Japanese: '''パソコン''' ''personal computer'') is a technology used in all of the [[Version|main series]] [[Pokémon games]]. They are found in every [[Pokémon Center]], as well as in any main character's [[bedroom]], in all [[Secret Base]]s in the form of a laptop, and sometimes in other buildings as well. Their primary purpose is for storing {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} and [[item]]s.
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A '''PC''' (Japanese: '''パソコン''' ''personal computer'') is a technology used in all of the [[core series]] [[Pokémon games]]. They are found in every [[Pokémon Center]], as well as in any main character's [[Player's house|bedroom]], in all [[Secret Base]]s in the form of a laptop, and sometimes in other buildings as well. Their primary purpose is for storing {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} and [[item]]s.
   
==Networking==
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==In the games==
PCs are shown to be networked throughout a region, requiring special systems in place to connect between regions, as is shown in the [[Sevii Islands]], where [[Celio]] and [[Bill]] work together on the [[Network Machine]] to allow Sevii PCs to be able to connect to [[Kanto]]'s computer network. However, the issue is not present in communication between Kanto and [[Johto]]; however, this network was set up entirely by Bill, and due to the compatibility, are in fact likely to be a single network. Also, despite not being in Kanto or Johto, the PC in the [[Sinjoh Ruins]] can still connect to the Kanto and Johto network.
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===Networking===
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PCs are networked throughout a region, but require special systems to connect between two distant locations, as shown when [[Celio]] and [[Bill]] had to work together on the {{DL|Pokémon Network Center|Network Machine}} to allow PCs in the [[Sevii Islands]] to be able to connect to mainland [[Kanto]]'s computer network. Similar issues do not occur for PCs networked between Kanto, [[Johto]], and the [[Sinjoh Ruins]].
   
==PC functions==
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===Functionality===
===Pokémon Storage System===
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====Pokémon Storage System====
 
[[File:Bill PC HGSS.png|thumb|The main interface of Bill's PC in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}]]
 
[[File:Bill PC HGSS.png|thumb|The main interface of Bill's PC in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}]]
 
{{main|Pokémon Storage System}}
 
{{main|Pokémon Storage System}}
Every [[Pokémon Trainer]] is allowed to access a Pokémon Storage System set up by either [[Bill]] in [[Johto]] and [[Kanto]], [[Lanette]] in [[Hoenn]], [[Bebe]] in [[Sinnoh]], or [[Amanita]] in [[Unova]].
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Every [[Pokémon Trainer]] is allowed to access a Pokémon Storage System set up by either [[Bill]] in [[Johto]] and [[Kanto]], [[Lanette]] in [[Hoenn]], [[Bebe]] in [[Sinnoh]], [[Amanita]] in [[Unova]], [[Cassius]] in [[Kalos]], or [[Molayne]] in [[Alola]].
   
Until the player meets the regional PC developer, the Pokémon Storage System option will appear as "Someone's PC", while afterwards, it will appear as the developer's PC ("Bill's PC" and so on). The player can withdraw or deposit Pokémon in a number of Boxes, allowing them to own more Pokémon than just the six permitted in their [[party]]. When a Pokémon is {{pkmn2|caught}} but the player's party is full, the Pokémon will be sent directly to the last Box that was accessed on the PC; from Generation III onward, if this Box is full, the Pokémon will be placed in the next free Box; in Generations I and II, the Pokémon is simply deleted.
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Until the player meets the regional PC developer, the Pokémon Storage System option will appear as "Someone's PC", while afterwards, it will appear as the developer's PC ("Bill's PC" and so on). The player can withdraw or deposit Pokémon in a number of Boxes, allowing them to own more Pokémon than just the six permitted in their [[party]]. When a Pokémon is {{pkmn2|caught}} but the player's party is full, the Pokémon will be sent directly to the last Box that was accessed on the PC; from Generation III onward, if this Box is full, the Pokémon will be placed in the next free Box; in Generations I and II, the Pokémon cannot be caught in the first place.
   
===Pokédex checking===
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In [[Generation VII]], the player has the option to switch out a Pokémon from the party and send to the PC when a new Pokémon is obtained.
In almost all Pokémon games, the {{player}} can use a PC to have the [[Pokémon Professor]] of that game check the progress of the player's Pokédex. In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the professor that checks the progress of the Pokédex changes from [[Professor Rowan]] to [[Professor Oak]] upon obtaining the [[National Pokédex]]. However, in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, the Pokégear serves this purpose instead.
 
   
===Item storage system===
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====Pokédex evaluation====
In [[Generation]]s {{gen|I}}, {{gen|II}}, and {{gen|III}}, due to not having unlimited Bag space as in Generation IV onward, [[item]] storage is done on the player's own personal computer, noted as "<{{player|player name}}>'s PC". The system is much simpler than the Pokémon Storage System as it does not have multiple Boxes for organizing items. Also, unlike the Pokémon Storage System, when an item is found but the [[Bag]] is full in the main series games, it will not automatically be sent to this part of the PC, and instead it cannot be picked up; this does occur in {{g|Colosseum}} and {{XD}}.
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In almost all Pokémon games, the {{player}} can use a PC to have the [[Pokémon Professor]] of that game check the progress of the player's Pokédex. In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the professor that checks the progress of the Pokédex changes from [[Professor Rowan]] to [[Professor Oak]] upon obtaining the [[National Pokédex]]. However, in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, the Pokégear serves this purpose instead. In [[Pokémon Sun and Moon]], the [[Rotom Pokédex]] evaluates itself.
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====Item Storage System====
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In [[Generation]]s {{gen|I}}, {{gen|II}}, and {{gen|III}}, due to the more limited space of the [[Bag]] when compared to [[Generation IV]] onwards, the player can use their own PC for accessing the '''Item Storage System''' (Japanese: '''どうぐのあずかりシステム''' ''tool storage system''). The system is much simpler than the [[Pokémon Storage System]] as it does not have multiple Boxes for organizing items. Also, unlike the Pokémon Storage System, when an item is found but the Bag is full in the [[core series]] games, it will not automatically be sent to this part of the PC, and instead it cannot be picked up; this also does occur in {{g|Colosseum}} and {{XD}}.
   
 
[[Mail]] that is taken from a Pokémon will also be stored in the PC in the mailbox, preserving the message.
 
[[Mail]] that is taken from a Pokémon will also be stored in the PC in the mailbox, preserving the message.
   
In [[Generation IV]], this function is no longer necessary since the Bag has nearly unlimited space for all items. Instead, the personal PC manages only [[Mail]], [[Seal]]s, and [[photography|photos]]{{sup/4|HGSS}}.
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The amount of items that can be deposited is limited though. In [[Generation]]s {{gen|I}}, {{gen|II}}, and {{gen|III}}, a player is only able to store 50 types of items in the PC.
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In Generations {{gen|I}} and {{gen|III}}, the player starts the game with a [[Potion]] in their PC.
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In [[Generation IV]], the Item Storage System is no longer necessary since the Bag has nearly unlimited space for all items. Instead, the player's PC manages only [[Mail]], [[Seal]]s, and [[Photography|photos]]{{sup/4|HGSS}}.
   
 
In [[Generation V]], with the omission of Seals and photos from the games, the PC's only function is to store Mail.
 
In [[Generation V]], with the omission of Seals and photos from the games, the PC's only function is to store Mail.
   
===Hall of Fame===
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In [[Generation VI]], with the removal of Mail, the item storage system is removed from the PC.
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====Hall of Fame====
 
{{main|Hall of Fame}}
 
{{main|Hall of Fame}}
This function only becomes accessible after defeating the [[Elite Four]]. It shows up to 25 records of past victories over the Elite Four.
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This function only becomes accessible after defeating the [[Elite Four]]. It shows up to 25 records of past victories over the Elite Four. This feature was removed in [[Pokémon Sun and Moon]].
   
===Decorations===
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====Decorations====
In bedrooms and Secret Bases, the PC has a secondary purpose of managing [[Decoration|decorations]].
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In bedrooms and [[Secret Base]]s, the PC allows the player to manage [[decoration]]s in that room.
   
===Saving===
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====Saving====
In {{g|Colosseum}}, PCs also function as save points. This feature was removed in {{Pokémon XD}}, which retains the "save anywhere" feature of every other main series game.
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In {{g|Colosseum}}, PCs also function as [[Saving|save]] points. This feature was removed in {{Pokémon XD}}, which retains the "save anywhere" feature of the core series games.
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===Glitches===
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There are several [[glitch]]es associated with PCs in the Pokémon games.
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*In the [[Generation I]] games, there is an [[List of glitches in Generation I#Invisible PC|invisible PC]] in the hotel in [[Celadon City]], which appears very similar to a [[Pokémon Center]]. The invisible PC is located where the PC would be in a Pokémon Center.
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*In the [[Generation I]] games, seeing certain [[glitch Pokémon]] such as [[MissingNo.]] will [[List of glitches in Generation I#Hall of Fame glitch|corrupt]] the player's [[Hall of Fame]] records.
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*Many [[cloning glitches]] are related to the PC.
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===Appearance===
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{{incomplete|section|Missing Colo, XD, and SM images of PCs}}
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{| style="margin:auto; text-align: center; {{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|building}}; background: #{{locationcolor/med|building}}; font-size:80%"
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| style="{{roundy|40px}} border: 2px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|building}}; background: #{{locationcolor/light|building}}; width:40px" | [[File:PC RBY.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|40px}} border: 2px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|building}}; background: #{{locationcolor/light|building}}; width:40px" | [[File:PC GSC.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|40px}} border: 2px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|building}}; background: #{{locationcolor/light|building}}; width:40px" | [[File:PC RSE.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|40px}} border: 2px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|building}}; background: #{{locationcolor/light|building}}; width:40px" | [[File:PC FRLG.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|40px}} border: 2px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|building}}; background: #{{locationcolor/light|building}}; width:40px" | [[File:PC DPPt.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|40px}} border: 2px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|building}}; background: #{{locationcolor/light|building}}; width:40px" | [[File:PC HGSS.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|40px}} border: 2px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|building}}; background: #{{locationcolor/light|building}}; width:40px" | [[File:PC BWB2W2.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|40px}} border: 2px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|building}}; background: #{{locationcolor/light|building}}; width:40px" | [[File:PC XY.png|20px]]
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| style="{{roundy|40px}} border: 2px solid #{{locationcolor/dark|building}}; background: #{{locationcolor/light|building}}; width:40px" | [[File:PC ORAS.png|20px]]<!--
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| {{color2|000|Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions|RS}}{{color2|000|Pokémon Emerald Version|E}}
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| {{color2|000|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions|DP}}{{color2|000|Pokémon Platinum Version|Pt}}
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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
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[[File:Silver Conference dormitory PC.png|thumb|220px|A PC in the [[original series]]]]
[[File:Orange Islands Map Oak.png|thumb|Viewing a map on {{an|Professor Oak|Oak}}'s PC]]
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In the {{pkmn|anime}}, the PC is not frequently used by {{pkmn|Trainer}}s as it is by {{player}}s in the {{pkmn|games}}, since most characters are shown to leave their {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} with a person they trust rather than using the [[Pokémon Storage System]]. {{Ash}}, for instance, tends to keep {{cat|Ash's Pokémon|his Pokémon}} at [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]], and {{an|May}} has left some of {{cat|May's Pokémon|her Pokémon}} under the care of her [[mother]], [[Caroline]], at the [[Petalburg Gym]].
The PC is not frequently used by {{pkmn|Trainer}}s in the {{pkmn|anime}}. {{an|Professor Oak}} tends to keep {{Ash}}'s extra Pokémon at his [[Professor Oak's Laboratory|laboratory]] until the {{series|Best Wishes}}, when [[Professor Juniper]] keeps Ash's [[Unova]]-native Pokémon at her laboratory.
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[[File:Sinnoh League PCs.png|thumb|left|250px|PCs available for Trainers to use during the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]]]]
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PCs are sometimes used for communication rather than by calling on a {{wp|videophone}}. For example, in ''[[EP169|Beauty and the Breeder]]'', {{an|Brock}} is shown using an {{wp|email}} account on the PC to keep in contact with [[Suzie]]; in ''[[EP134|Charizard's Burning Ambitions]]'', Brock asks {{jo|Liza}} for her email address; and in ''[[AG121|Hi Ho Silver Wind]]'', {{an|May}} mentions to her mother that she keeps in touch with her friends by e-mail, in addition to phone calls and letters.
   
PCs are sometimes used for communication rather than by calling on a {{wp|video phone}}; for example, in ''[[EP169|Beauty and the Breeder]]'', {{an|Brock}} is shown using an {{wp|e-mail}} account on the PC to keep in contact with [[Suzy]], and {{an|May}} mentions to her mother in ''[[AG121|Hi Ho Silver Wind]]'' that she keeps in touch with her friends by e-mail, in addition to phone calls and letters.
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In ''[[EP056|The Ultimate Test]]'', the people taking the [[Pokémon League Admissions Exam]] had to answer true-or-false questions on a computer as a way to test their knowledge on Pokémon. In ''[[EP269|The Ties That Bind]]'', Ash was shown using a PC to look up {{Gary}}'s profile. In ''[[AG123|Rhapsody in Drew]]'', [[James]] used his laptop to look up information on {{ho|Robert}} and his Pokémon.
   
In ''[[EP269|The Ties That Bind]]'', Ash is shown using a PC to look up [[Gary Oak]]'s profile. PCs were also used by [[Paul]] in ''[[DP184|Casting a Paul on Barry!]]'' to get information on {{an|Barry}}'s Pokémon and vice-versa. It was also used by Ash in the same episode to look up info on [[Conway]] and Conway then used it to study {{si|Tobias}}. In addition, [[Nurse Joy]] and many officials for the [[Pokémon League]] and [[Pokémon Contest]]s are often shown using PCs.
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PCs were used more often in the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}. In ''[[DP041|A Stand-Up Sit-Down!]]'', [[Zoey]] used her laptop to access the official [[Pokémon Contest]] website and show {{an|Dawn}} a video of a [[Double Performance]] delivered by [[Top Coordinator]] {{jo|Marina}}. In ''[[DP133|Uncrushing Defeat!]]'', {{Ash}} used the PC of a library inside the [[Lake Acuity]] [[Pokémon Center]] to search information on the [[Legendary Pokémon]] {{p|Uxie}}.
   
The PCs in the anime appear to have {{wp|Graphical user interface|operating systems}} that are visually similar to {{wp|Mac OS}}.
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PCs were also used by [[Paul]] in ''[[DP184|Casting a Paul on Barry!]]'' to get information on {{an|Barry}}'s Pokémon and vice-versa. It was also used by Ash in the same episode to look up info on [[Conway]] and Conway then used it to study {{si|Tobias}}. In addition, [[Nurse Joy]] and many officials for the [[Pokémon League]] are often shown using PCs.
   
==Glitches==
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In the anime, the PCs appear to run {{wp|operating system}}s that are visually similar to {{wp|Mac OS}}.
There are numerous [[glitch]]es associated with PCs in various generations of the games.
 
   
===Invisible PC===
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==In the TCG==
{{main|List of glitches in Generation I#Invisible PC|List of glitches in Generation I}}
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[[File:ComputerSearchBoundariesCrossed137.jpg|thumb|200px|Computer Search]]
In the [[Generation I]] games, there is an invisible PC in the hotel in [[Celadon City]], which appears very similar to a [[Pokémon Center]]. The invisible PC is located where the PC would be in a Pokémon Center.
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{{main|Computer Search (Base Set 71)}}
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Computer Search, a card that features a PC, was introduced as a {{TCG|Trainer card}} in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era) in the {{TCG|Base Set}} expansion, and was later reprinted in English in the {{TCG|Base Set 2}} expansion. The card was later reprinted as an {{TCG|Ace Spec card|Ace Spec}} {{TCG|Item card}} during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era) in the {{TCG|Boundaries Crossed}} expansion.
   
===Hall of Fame glitch===
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It also appeared in the video game {{ga|Pokémon Trading Card Game}} as part of the {{OBP|Colosseum|GB1}} expansion, and the video game [[Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]] as part of the {{OBP|Island of Fossil|GB2}} expansion.
{{main|List of glitches in Generation I#Hall of Fame glitch|List of glitches in Generation I}}
 
In the [[Generation I]] games, seeing certain [[glitch Pokémon]] such as [[Missingno.]] will corrupt the player's [[Hall of Fame]] records.
 
   
===Cloning glitches===
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It allows the player to discard two cards in order to add any one card from their deck to their hand.
{{main|Cloning glitches}}
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Almost all cloning glitches are related to the PC.
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==In other languages==
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Revision as of 09:42, 22 August 2019

If you were looking for the character controlled by the player, see player character.
If you were looking for the building in-game, see Pokémon Center.
If you were looking for the retail store chain, see Pokémon Center (store).
If you were looking for the expansion of the TCG, see Primal Clash (TCG).
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Red using a PC

A PC (Japanese: パソコン personal computer) is a technology used in all of the core series Pokémon games. They are found in every Pokémon Center, as well as in any main character's bedroom, in all Secret Bases in the form of a laptop, and sometimes in other buildings as well. Their primary purpose is for storing Pokémon and items.

In the games

Networking

PCs are networked throughout a region, but require special systems to connect between two distant locations, as shown when Celio and Bill had to work together on the Network Machine to allow PCs in the Sevii Islands to be able to connect to mainland Kanto's computer network. Similar issues do not occur for PCs networked between Kanto, Johto, and the Sinjoh Ruins.

Functionality

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Trainer PR Videos and Photo Spot photos needed.

Pokémon Storage System

The main interface of Bill's PC in HeartGold and SoulSilver
Main article: Pokémon Storage System

Every Pokémon Trainer is allowed to access a Pokémon Storage System set up by either Bill in Johto and Kanto, Lanette in Hoenn, Bebe in Sinnoh, Amanita in Unova, Cassius in Kalos, or Molayne in Alola.

Until the player meets the regional PC developer, the Pokémon Storage System option will appear as "Someone's PC", while afterwards, it will appear as the developer's PC ("Bill's PC" and so on). The player can withdraw or deposit Pokémon in a number of Boxes, allowing them to own more Pokémon than just the six permitted in their party. When a Pokémon is caught but the player's party is full, the Pokémon will be sent directly to the last Box that was accessed on the PC; from Generation III onward, if this Box is full, the Pokémon will be placed in the next free Box; in Generations I and II, the Pokémon cannot be caught in the first place.

In Generation VII, the player has the option to switch out a Pokémon from the party and send to the PC when a new Pokémon is obtained.

Pokédex evaluation

In almost all Pokémon games, the player can use a PC to have the Pokémon Professor of that game check the progress of the player's Pokédex. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the professor that checks the progress of the Pokédex changes from Professor Rowan to Professor Oak upon obtaining the National Pokédex. However, in HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Pokégear serves this purpose instead. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Rotom Pokédex evaluates itself.

Item Storage System

In Generations I, II, and III, due to the more limited space of the Bag when compared to Generation IV onwards, the player can use their own PC for accessing the Item Storage System (Japanese: どうぐのあずかりシステム tool storage system). The system is much simpler than the Pokémon Storage System as it does not have multiple Boxes for organizing items. Also, unlike the Pokémon Storage System, when an item is found but the Bag is full in the core series games, it will not automatically be sent to this part of the PC, and instead it cannot be picked up; this also does occur in Pokémon Colosseum and XD.

Mail that is taken from a Pokémon will also be stored in the PC in the mailbox, preserving the message.

The amount of items that can be deposited is limited though. In Generations I, II, and III, a player is only able to store 50 types of items in the PC.

In Generations I and III, the player starts the game with a Potion in their PC.

In Generation IV, the Item Storage System is no longer necessary since the Bag has nearly unlimited space for all items. Instead, the player's PC manages only Mail, Seals, and photosHGSS.

In Generation V, with the omission of Seals and photos from the games, the PC's only function is to store Mail.

In Generation VI, with the removal of Mail, the item storage system is removed from the PC.

Hall of Fame

Main article: Hall of Fame

This function only becomes accessible after defeating the Elite Four. It shows up to 25 records of past victories over the Elite Four. This feature was removed in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Decorations

In bedrooms and Secret Bases, the PC allows the player to manage decorations in that room.

Saving

In Pokémon Colosseum, PCs also function as save points. This feature was removed in Pokémon XD, which retains the "save anywhere" feature of the core series games.

Glitches

There are several glitches associated with PCs in the Pokémon games.

Appearance

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Missing Colo, XD, and SM images of PCs.
PC RBY.png PC GSC.png PC RSE.png PC FRLG.png PC DPPt.png PC HGSS.png PC BWB2W2.png PC XY.png PC ORAS.png
RBY GSC RSE FRLG DPPt HGSS BWB2W2 XY ORAS

In the anime

A PC in the original series

In the anime, the PC is not frequently used by Trainers as it is by players in the games, since most characters are shown to leave their Pokémon with a person they trust rather than using the Pokémon Storage System. Ash, for instance, tends to keep his Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory, and May has left some of her Pokémon under the care of her mother, Caroline, at the Petalburg Gym.

PCs available for Trainers to use during the Lily of the Valley Conference

PCs are sometimes used for communication rather than by calling on a videophone. For example, in Beauty and the Breeder, Brock is shown using an email account on the PC to keep in contact with Suzie; in Charizard's Burning Ambitions, Brock asks Liza for her email address; and in Hi Ho Silver Wind, May mentions to her mother that she keeps in touch with her friends by e-mail, in addition to phone calls and letters.

In The Ultimate Test, the people taking the Pokémon League Admissions Exam had to answer true-or-false questions on a computer as a way to test their knowledge on Pokémon. In The Ties That Bind, Ash was shown using a PC to look up Gary's profile. In Rhapsody in Drew, James used his laptop to look up information on Robert and his Pokémon.

PCs were used more often in the Diamond & Pearl series. In A Stand-Up Sit-Down!, Zoey used her laptop to access the official Pokémon Contest website and show Dawn a video of a Double Performance delivered by Top Coordinator Marina. In Uncrushing Defeat!, Ash used the PC of a library inside the Lake Acuity Pokémon Center to search information on the Legendary Pokémon Uxie.

PCs were also used by Paul in Casting a Paul on Barry! to get information on Barry's Pokémon and vice-versa. It was also used by Ash in the same episode to look up info on Conway and Conway then used it to study Tobias. In addition, Nurse Joy and many officials for the Pokémon League are often shown using PCs.

In the anime, the PCs appear to run operating systems that are visually similar to Mac OS.

In the TCG

Computer Search
Main article: Computer Search (Base Set 71)

Computer Search, a card that features a PC, was introduced as a Trainer card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era) in the Base Set expansion, and was later reprinted in English in the Base Set 2 expansion. The card was later reprinted as an Ace Spec Item card during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era) in the Boundaries Crossed expansion.

It also appeared in the video game Pokémon Trading Card Game as part of the Colosseum expansion, and the video game Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! as part of the Island of Fossil expansion.

It allows the player to discard two cards in order to add any one card from their deck to their hand.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電腦 Dihnnóuh
Mandarin 電腦 / 电脑 Diànnǎo
France Flag.png French PC
Germany Flag.png German PC
Italy Flag.png Italian PC
South Korea Flag.png Korean PC
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