- 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 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 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
The first episode that featured the use of Seals in the anime was Mounting a Coordinator Assault!. Seals are commonly used in Pokémon Contests 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.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In Knowledge of the Unown I, Platinum receives Seals and a Ball Capsule as thanks for giving the Pokémon News Press information on Unown. The Seals prove to be helpful in the Solaceon Ruins where Platinum, Diamond and Pearl end up trapped in the dark while helping two Unown reunite with their friends. She accidentally drops her Prinplup's Poké Ball and the light emanated by the Seal's effect allows the group to find the trapped Unown.
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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