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{{samename|{{OBP|Pokémon|species}} based on the animal seal|Seel (Pokémon)}}
 
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[[File:Seal.png|thumb|right|A Seal on a [[Ball Capsule]]]]
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[[File:Seal.png|thumb|220px|A Seal on a [[Ball Capsule]]]]
 
'''Seals''' (Japanese: '''シール''' ''Seal'') are small stickers in [[Generation IV]] that can be attached to [[Ball Capsule]]s, which can in turn be attached to [[Poké Ball]]s, to attain special effects when a {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} comes out of them, instead of the usual flash of light. They are kept in a {{key|IV|Seal Case}}.
 
'''Seals''' (Japanese: '''シール''' ''Seal'') are small stickers in [[Generation IV]] that can be attached to [[Ball Capsule]]s, which can in turn be attached to [[Poké Ball]]s, to attain special effects when a {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} comes out of them, instead of the usual flash of light. They are kept in a {{key|IV|Seal Case}}.
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==
In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, a majority of Seals can be purchased at the [[Sunyshore Market|Market]] in [[Sunyshore City]], where the selection changes daily. There are also 28 Seals (letters A through Z, an exclamation point and a question mark), that can be obtained by showing {{p|Unown}} to a boy in [[Solaceon Town]]. This can be repeated as often as needed – a new Unown is not needed each time. In {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, three Seals can be acquired each day from a girl in [[Olivine City]].
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In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, a majority of Seals can be purchased at the [[Sunyshore Market]], where the selection changes daily. There are also 28 Seals (the {{wp|ISO basic Latin alphabet|26 letters of the Latin alphabet}}, an {{wp|exclamation mark}}, and a {{wp|question mark}}) that can be obtained by showing {{p|Unown}} to a boy in [[Solaceon Town]]. This can be repeated as often as needed – a new Unown is not needed each time. In {{2v2|HeartGold|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.
 
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.
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===Sunyshore Market Seals===
 
===Sunyshore Market Seals===
These Seals can be purchased at the [[Sunyshore Market|Market]] in [[Sunyshore City]].
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These Seals can be purchased at the [[Sunyshore Market|market]] in [[Sunyshore City]].
   
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These Seals can be obtained by showing the respective {{p|Unown}} to a boy in a house in [[Solaceon Town]]. Using one displays the letter or symbol from the Seal.
 
These Seals can be obtained by showing the respective {{p|Unown}} to a boy in a house in [[Solaceon Town]]. Using one displays the letter or symbol from the Seal.
   
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===Unused Seals===
 
===Unused Seals===
 
These Seals are present in the coding of the games, but cannot be obtained without hacking.
 
These Seals are present in the coding of the games, but cannot be obtained without hacking.
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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
The first episode that featured the use of Seals in the anime was ''[[DP011|Mounting a Coordinator Assault!]]''. Seals are commonly used in [[Pokémon Contest]]s in the Sinnoh region. These make the entrance of the Pokémon more attractive and sometimes affect the score given to them. A few Seals are supplied when a [[Pokémon Coordinator]] receives a Seal Case, but additional seals are bought at shops or markets.
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[[File:Ambipom Party Seal.png|thumb|220px|{{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}} sent out with a Party Seal]]
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In the [[Pokémon anime]], Seals were featured for the first time in ''[[DP011|Mounting a Coordinator Assault!]]''. In this [[canon]], Seals are commonly used during [[Pokémon Contest]]s in the [[Sinnoh]] [[region]]. In contrast with the {{pkmn|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.
   
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[[Pokémon Coordinator]]s use Seals to make the entrance of their {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} 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 [[Raoul Contesta|the]] [[Mr. Sukizo|Contest]] [[Nurse Joy|judges]], as they start forming opinions from the very beginning of a [[Appeal|performance]] or [[Contest Battle|battle]].
File:Pachirisu Misc Seal.png|{{TP|Dawn|Pachirisu}} with a Heart Seal
 
File:Piplup Pachirisu Party Seal.png|{{TP|Dawn|Piplup}} and {{TP|Dawn|Pachirisu}} with Party Seals
 
File:Ambipom Heart Seal.png|{{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}} with a Heart Seal
 
File:Ambipom Party Seal.png|{{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}} with a Party Seal
 
File:Buneary Heart Seal.png|{{TP|Dawn|Buneary}} with a Heart Seal
 
File:Buizel Ele-Seal.png|{{AP|Buizel}} with a Ele-Seal
 
File:Wartortle Foamy Seal.png|{{TP|May|Wartortle}} with a pink Foamy Seal
 
File:Dustox Heart Seal.png|{{TP|Jessie|Dustox}} comes out from a heart
 
File:Wobbuffet Flora Seal.png|{{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} with a Flora Seal
 
File:Cherrim Flora Seal.png|A {{p|Cherrim}} with a Flora Seal
 
File:Lopunny Kricketune Song Seal.png|{{TP|Nando|Kricketune}} and {{p|Lopunny}} with Song Seals
 
File:Team Rocket Seals.png|{{MTR}}, {{TP|James|Carnivine}}, and {{TP|James|Mime Jr.}} playing with Seals
 
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A few Seals are supplied when a Coordinator registers for a [[Contest Pass]], and additional Seals can be bought at shops or markets. In ''[[DP113|Hold the Phione!]]'', {{an|Dawn}} was seen buying new Seals for {{cat|Dawn's Pokémon|her Pokémon}} at a store in [[Chocovine Town]].
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All of the ten types of Seals were featured over the course of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}. For a collection of images showing Seals and their effects in the anime, please see [[a:Category:Seals|Seals]] on the [[Bulbagarden Archives]].
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==In the manga==
 
==In the manga==
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
In ''[[PS354|Knowledge of the Unown I]]'', {{adv|Platinum}} receives Seals and a Ball Capsule as thanks for giving the [[Pokémon News Press]] information on {{p|Unown}}. The Seals prove to be helpful in the [[Solaceon Ruins]] where Platinum, {{adv|Diamond}} and {{adv|Pearl}} end up trapped in the dark while helping two Unown reunite with their friends. She accidentally drops her [[Platinum's Empoleon|Prinplup's]] Poké Ball and the light emanated by the Seal's effect allows the group to find the trapped Unown.
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In ''[[PS354|Knowledge of the Unown I]]'', {{adv|Platinum}} received a few Seals and a Ball Capsule as thanks for giving the [[Pokémon News Press]] information on {{p|Unown}}. The Seals proved to be helpful in the [[Solaceon Ruins]] where Platinum, {{adv|Diamond}}, and {{adv|Pearl}} ended up trapped in the dark while helping two Unown reunite with their friends. She accidentally dropped her {{TP|Platinum|Prinplup}}'s [[Poké Ball]] and the light emanated by the Seal's effect allowed the group to find the trapped Unown.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==

Revision as of 16:16, 24 December 2015

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).

A Seal on a Ball Capsule

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

These Seals can be purchased at the market in Sunyshore City.

Type Description Sale day Price (PokémonDollar.png)
Heart Seals A Heart Seal A.png This Seal releases a cloud of small pink hearts. Monday 50
B Heart Seal B.png This Seal releases a cloud of big pink hearts. Tuesday 50
C Heart Seal C.png This Seal releases a cloud of small black hearts. Wednesday 50
D Heart Seal D.png This Seal releases a cloud of big black hearts. Thursday 50
E Heart Seal E.png This Seal releases pink hearts that float up a little. Friday 100
F Heart Seal F.png This Seal releases pink hearts that float up. Saturday 100
Star Seals A Star Seal A.png This Seal releases a few popping yellow stars. Sunday 50
B Star Seal B.png This Seal releases many popping yellow stars. Monday 50
C Star Seal C.png This Seal releases a few popping blue stars. Tuesday 50
D Star Seal D.png This Seal releases many popping blue stars. Wednesday 50
E Star Seal E.png This Seal releases a few popping stars in changing colors. Thursday 100
F Star Seal F.png This Seal releases many popping stars in changing colors. Friday 100
Line Seals A Line Seal A.png This Seal releases white lines that spread out. Saturday 100
B Line Seal B.png This Seal releases yellow lines that spread out. Sunday 100
C Line Seal C.png This Seal releases black lines that spread out. Monday 100
D Line Seal D.png This Seal releases blue lines that spread out. Tuesday 100
Smoke Seals A Smoke Seal A.png This Seal releases a towering cloud of white smoke. Wednesday 100
B Smoke Seal B.png This Seal releases a towering cloud of black smoke. Thursday 100
C Smoke Seal C.png This Seal releases a cloud of white smoke. Friday 100
D Smoke Seal D.png This Seal releases a cloud of black smoke. Saturday 100
Ele-Seals A Ele-Seal A.png This Seal releases yellow bolts of electricity upward. Sunday 100
B Ele-Seal B.png This Seal releases green bolts of electricity upward. Monday 100
C Ele-Seal C.png This Seal releases yellow bolts of electricity downward. Tuesday 100
D Ele-Seal D.png This Seal releases green bolts of electricity downward. Wednesday 100
Foamy Seals A Foamy Seal A.png This Seal releases a small number of blue bubbles. Thursday 50
B Foamy Seal B.png This Seal releases many blue bubbles. Friday 50
C Foamy Seal C.png This Seal releases a small number of pink bubbles. Saturday 50
D Foamy Seal D.png This Seal releases many pink bubbles. Sunday 50
Fire Seals A Fire Seal A.png This Seal releases a small amount of orange flames. Monday 50
B Fire Seal B.png This Seal releases a lot of orange flames. Tuesday 50
C Fire Seal C.png This Seal releases a small amount of blue flames. Wednesday 50
D Fire Seal D.png This Seal releases a lot of blue flames. Thursday 50
Party Seals A Party Seal A.png This Seal releases a cloud of red confetti. Friday 50
B Party Seal B.png This Seal releases a cloud of blue confetti. Saturday 50
C Party Seal C.png This Seal releases a cloud of yellow confetti. Sunday 100
D Party Seal D.png This Seal releases a cloud of white confetti. Monday 100
Flora Seals A Flora Seal A.png This Seal releases a shower of pink flower petals. Tuesday 50
B Flora Seal B.png This Seal releases pink flower petals. Wednesday 50
C Flora Seal C.png This Seal releases a shower of purple flower petals. Thursday 50
D Flora Seal D.png This Seal releases purple flower petals. Friday 50
E Flora Seal E.png This Seal releases a shower of yellow flower petals. Saturday 50
F Flora Seal F.png This Seal releases yellow flower petals. Sunday 50
Song Seals A Song Seal A.png A green Seal featuring a treble clef design. Monday 50
B Song Seal B.png A red Seal featuring a musical note design. Tuesday 50
C Song Seal C.png An orange Seal featuring a musical note design. Wednesday 50
D Song Seal D.png A yellow Seal featuring a musical note design. Thursday 50
E Song Seal E.png A blue Seal featuring a musical note design. Friday 50
F Song Seal F.png A lime green Seal featuring a musical note design. Saturday 50
G Song Seal G.png A navy blue Seal featuring a musical note design. Sunday 50

Alphabet Seals

These Seals can be obtained by showing the respective Unown to a boy in a house in Solaceon Town. Using one displays the letter or symbol from the Seal.

Name
A Seal.png A Seal
B Seal.png B Seal
C Seal.png C Seal
D Seal.png D Seal
E Seal.png E Seal
F Seal.png F Seal
G Seal.png G Seal
H Seal.png H Seal
I Seal.png I Seal
J Seal.png J Seal
K Seal.png K Seal
L Seal.png L Seal
M Seal.png M Seal
N Seal.png N Seal
O Seal.png O Seal
P Seal.png P Seal
Q Seal.png Q Seal
R Seal.png R Seal
S Seal.png S Seal
T Seal.png T Seal
U Seal.png U Seal
V Seal.png V Seal
W Seal.png W Seal
X Seal.png X Seal
Y Seal.png Y Seal
Z Seal.png Z Seal
Shock Seal.png Shock Seal
Mystery Seal.png Mystery Seal

Unused Seals

These Seals are present in the coding of the games, but cannot be obtained without hacking.

Name Description
Liquid Seal.png Liquid Seal A special Seal that makes a spectacular splash.
Burst Seal.png Burst Seal A special Seal that explodes in a spectacular fashion.
Twinkle Seal.png Twinkle Seal A special Seal that releases pretty sparkles.

In the anime

Ambipom sent out with a Party Seal

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 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.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sinetti
France Flag.png French Sceau
Germany Flag.png German Sticker
Italy Flag.png Italian Bollo
South Korea Flag.png Korean Seal
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sello


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