- If you were looking for the Incineroar that Sun nicknamed "Dollar" in the English version of Pokémon Adventures, see Dollar (Adventures).
- If you were looking for the Meowth that Sun nicknamed "Dollar" in the Japanese version of Pokémon Adventures, see Cent.
- $ redirects here. For the glitch Pokémon, see $ (glitch Pokémon).
The Pokémon Dollar (Japanese: ポケドル Pokédollar), often simply referred to as money (Japanese: おこづかい pocket money), is the primary currency used in the Western versions of the core series Pokémon games. Its symbol is , a P with a double strikethrough.
Much like the yen, most items have prices that are multiples of 100 or 1000.
In the original Japanese versions (except for Pokémon Colosseum and XD), the currency used is yen and the symbol used is 円, the kanji for yen, the national currency of Japan. In localizations, instead of using the symbol for the Japanese currency, an alternate symbol is used.
In all Western language and Chinese localizations of the core series Pokémon games, the symbol is used instead and the currency is not given an official name. In the Korean versions, 원, the hangul symbol for the South Korean currency, won, is used instead.
Uniquely, in Pokémon Colosseum and XD, the symbol is used in both the Japanese and Western versions and is given the official name "Pokémon Dollar". This official name does not appear in the core series games.
The Pokémon Dollar symbol is a P with a double horizontal strikethrough over the tail of the P, similar to the ¥ symbol used for Japanese yen, but with a P for Pokémon instead. There is no real-world currency that uses this exact symbol—it is somewhat similar to the ₽ symbol used for Russian ruble (which only has a single strikethrough) and the ₱ symbol used for Philippine peso (which has a double strikethrough over the head of the P rather than the tail).
When the player starts the game, they begin with 3,000 before Generation VII, 5,000 in Generation VII, 1,000 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, 8,000 in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and 0 in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Scarlet, and Violet.
In Sword and Shield, the player receives 30,000 from Mum shortly before obtaining the Pokédex. In Legends: Arceus, the first money received is 3,000 from Captain Cyllene for finishing Mission 2: "The Galaxy Team's Entry Trial". In Scarlet and Violet, the player receives 10,000 from Mom shortly after obtaining the Pokédex.
Pokémon Dollars are acquired primarily as prize money from defeating Pokémon Trainers in battle, or by selling items at a Poké Mart. Pokémon Dollars can also be acquired by using the move Pay Day in battle, at the rate of either 2 or 5 times the level of the Pokémon using it, depending on the generation. Additionally, some other moves like Happy Hour, as well as held items like the Amulet Coin or Luck Incense, can also have an effect on the amount of money earned in a battle. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Roto Loto power Roto Prize Money triples the prize money received after a battle.
Pokémon Black and White introduced the concept of item maniacs. Item maniacs are NPCs who will pay large sums of money for certain items, most of which have no other use but to be sold to these people. However, Pokémon X and Y removed these characters, and instead, items previously sold to item maniacs can now be sold at any shop.
Money earned at the end of battle can be affected by the following moves.
In the core series Pokémon games prior to Generation V and in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, a player's wallet can hold up to 999,999. The GameCube games and core series games from Generation V onwards allow players to carry up to 9,999,999.
In Generation I and its Generation III remakes, the Bicycle is advertised at 1,000,000 making it impossible to obtain without the Bike Voucher. In Generation II and its Generation IV remakes, a Rocket Grunt on Route 32 similarly tries to sell the player a SlowpokeTail for 1,000,000.
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Battle Points (introduced in Pokémon Emerald) are used as currency in numerous battle facilities, such as the Battle Frontiers of Hoenn and Sinnoh/Johto, as well as the Battle Subway, Pokémon World Tournament, the Battle Maison, the former two both being in Unova, and the latter being in both Kalos and Hoenn, the Battle Tree and the Mantine Surf in Alola, and the Battle Tower in Galar.
The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon world uses Poké as its main form of currency. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Gold Bars were introduced as a form of currency solely used at Glorious Gold in exchange for Poké or valuable items.
Watts are used in the pedometers (Pokémon Pikachu, Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS, and the Pokéwalker) in order to collect and unlock a plethora of rewards. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, they are used to pay for certain things in the Wild Area and the Isle of Armor.
In Pokémon X and Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Poké Miles can be exchanged for various items from a specific NPC at Lumiose City and Mauville City respectively. They can also be used at the PokéMileage Club on the Global Link to buy various items or to play attractions.
Pokécoins are used in Pokémon GO to purchase various items from the shop.
Festival Coins were introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon, which can only be used at the Festival Plaza. They can be used at the facilities to access various services, or to buy fashion items or facilities from visitors in Festival Plaza.
PM Tickets are used in Pokémon Quest to purchase decorations, box expansions, and downloadable content.
In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, League Points are a secondary currency required to craft TMs using the TM Machine. At most vendors, they can also be used in place of Pokémon Dollars at a 1:1 exchange rate.
In the anime
Pokémon Dollars are not used or seen in the Pokémon anime, whether in the original version or the English dub, although money has been mentioned throughout the anime and the yen symbol (changed to a dollar symbol in the dub) appeared on a restaurant bill in Showdown in Pewter City.
In the manga
The Electric Tale of Pikachu
In Wake Up—You're Snorlax!, Red participated in a bike race, where the main prize included one million yen. Although he ended up winning, he was forced to spend all of his prize money to feeding a hungry Snorlax.
Sun's goal for the chapter was to collect 100 million yen in order to reclaim his great-grandfather's island back from the Aether Foundation so that he could realize his dream of building the Poké Pelago on it. When he ultimately failed at this, he decided to instead use the money to build the Poké Pelago elsewhere.
- In Pokémon X and Y, the fare for the Lumi Cab starts at 710, which is precisely the same starting tariff as for taxis in Tokyo.
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