- For the Pokémon based on the animal seal, see Seel.
Seals are small stickers introduced in Generation IV that are able to be attached to Ball Capsules, which can in turn be attached to Poké Balls, to attain a special effect when a Pokémon comes out of them, instead of the usual flash of light. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, a majority of Seals can be purchased at the Market in Sunyshore City, where the selection changes daily. However, there are an additional 28 Seals (letters A through Z, an exclamation point and a question mark), 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 bought, it cannot be sold or thrown away legitimately.
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 will affect where the effect is displayed upon the Pokémon's release.
Sunyshore Market seals
|Type||Description||Sale day||Price ()|
|Heart Seals||A||Small pink hearts surround a spot.||Monday||50|
|B||Big pink hearts surround a spot.||Tuesday||50|
|C||Small black hearts surround a spot.||Wednesday||50|
|D||Big black hearts surround a spot.||Thursday||50|
|E||Small pink hearts geyser above a spot.||Friday||100|
|F||Big pink hearts geyser above a spot.||Saturday||100|
|Star Seals||A||Three small yellow stars surround a spot.||Sunday||50|
|B||Many large yellow stars surround a spot.||Monday||50|
|C||Three small blue stars surround a spot.||Tuesday||50|
|D||Many large blue stars surround a spot.||Wednesday||50|
|E||A few yellow stars geyser above a spot, then turn blue as they fall.||Thursday||100|
|F||More yellow stars geyser above a spot, then turn blue as they fall.||Friday||100|
|Line Seals||A||White lines fly away from a spot.||Saturday||100|
|B||Yellow lines fly away from a spot.||Sunday||100|
|C||Black lines fly away from a spot.||Monday||100|
|D||Blue lines fly away from a spot.||Tuesday||100|
|Smoke Seals||A||White smoke poofs above a spot.||Wednesday||100|
|B||Black smoke poofs above a spot.||Thursday||100|
|C||White smoke poofs below a spot.||Friday||100|
|D||Black smoke poofs below a spot.||Saturday||100|
|Ele-Seals||A||Three yellow lightning bolts fly from the top of a spot.||Sunday||100|
|B||Many green lightning bolts fly from the top of a spot.||Monday||100|
|C||Three yellow lightning bolts fly from the bottom of a spot.||Tuesday||100|
|D||Many green lightning bolts fly from the bottom of a spot.||Wednesday||100|
|Foamy Seals||A||Several blue bubbles fly away from a spot.||Thursday||50|
|B||Many blue bubbles fly away from a spot.||Friday||50|
|C||Several purple bubbles fly away from a spot.||Saturday||50|
|D||Many purple bubbles fly away from a spot.||Sunday||50|
|Fire Seals||A||A blast of red fire comes from a spot.||Monday||50|
|B||A larger blast of red fire comes from a spot.||Tuesday||50|
|C||A blast of blue fire comes from a spot.||Wednesday||50|
|D||A larger blast of blue fire comes from a spot.||Thursday||50|
|Party Seals||A||Red confetti floats down.||Friday||50|
|B||Blue confetti floats down.||Saturday||50|
|C||Green confetti floats down.||Sunday||100|
|D||White confetti floats down.||Monday||100|
|Flora Seals||A||Large pink petals float down from a spot.||Tuesday||50|
|B||Small pink petals scatter in a burst from a spot.||Wednesday||50|
|C||Large purple petals float down from a spot.||Thursday||50|
|D||Small purple petals scatter in a burst from a spot.||Friday||50|
|E||Large orange petals float down from a spot.||Saturday||50|
|F||Small orange petals scatter in a burst from a spot.||Sunday||50|
|Song Seals||A||A green G-clef flies in a random direction.||Monday||50|
|B||A red quarter note flies in a random direction.||Tuesday||50|
|C||An orange quarter note flies in a random direction.||Wednesday||50|
|D||A yellow eighth note flies in a random direction.||Thursday||50|
|E||A blue eighth note flies in a random direction.||Friday||50|
|F||A yellow half note flies in a random direction.||Saturday||50|
|G||A pair of linked navy blue eighth notes fly in a random direction.||Sunday||50|
- A: Displays a red letter A.
- B: Displays an orange letter B.
- C: Displays a yellow letter C.
- D: Displays a green letter D.
- E: Displays a blue letter E.
- F: Displays a light blue letter F.
- G: Displays a purple letter G.
- H: Displays a pink letter H.
- I: Displays a red letter I.
- J: Displays an orange letter J.
- K: Displays a yellow letter K.
- L: Displays a green letter L.
- M: Displays a blue letter M.
- N: Displays a light blue letter N.
- O: Displays a purple letter O.
- P: Displays a pink letter P.
- Q: Displays a red letter Q.
- R: Displays an orange letter R.
- S: Displays a yellow letter S.
- T: Displays a green letter T.
- U: Displays a blue letter U.
- V: Displays a light blue letter V.
- W: Displays a purple letter W.
- X: Displays a pink letter X.
- Y: Displays a red letter Y.
- Z: Displays an orange letter Z.
- Shock Seal: Displays a red !.
- Mystery Seal: Displays a blue ?.
In the anime
Seals are commonly used in contests. These make the entrance of the Pokémon more attractive and may sometimes affect the score given to them also. A few Seals are supplied when a coordinator receives a Seal Case, but the majority are bought at shops and markets.
Pachirisu, the Heart Seal and several other seals
- Pachirisu Party Seal.png
Pachirisu and the Party Seal
Ambipom and the Heart Seal
The Party Seal with Ambipom
Buneary with the Heart Seal
Buizel with the Ele-Seal
Wartortle with the pink Foamy Seal
Dustox comes out from the heart
A Cherrim with a Flora Seal.
- 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.
| Necessary Spoils
Pokéblocks • Poffins
Cool • Beautiful • Cute • Clever • Tough
Appeal • Battle • Dance • Visual
Contest • Super Contest
Coordinator • Contest Hall • Contest Pass
The Grand Festival
Kanto • Hoenn • Sinnoh
Top Coordinator • Ribbon Cup
Combinations • Opponents (III • IV • VI) • Double Performance • Jamming
Ribbons (list) • Seals • Ball Capsules • Ranks • Judges • Announcers • Wallace Cup