- If you were looking for the Incineroar Sun nicknamed "Dollar" in the English version of Pokémon Adventures, see Dollar (Adventures).
- If you were looking for the Meowth 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 main currency used in most known regions of the Pokémon world. Its symbol is , a P with a double strikethrough, similar to the ¥ symbol used for Japanese yen, the € symbol used for euro, the ₽ symbol used for Russian ruble, or the ₱ symbol used for Philippine peso, with the P symbol referring to Pokémon.
The Pokémon Dollar and its symbol were both created for the English translation of the games. In the original Japanese versions (except for Colosseum and XD), the currency used is yen and the symbol used is 円, the kanji for yen. As such, the Pokémon Dollar is based on yen.
Also, much like the yen, most items have prices that are multiples of 100 or 1000. For comparison, in the Generation VI games, a taxi ride starts at 710, which is precisely the same starting tariff as in Japan.
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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, or 8,000 in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the player starts with no money. The first money received is 3,000 from Captain Cyllene for finishing Mission 2: "The Galaxy Team's Entry Trial".
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 handheld Pokémon games prior to Generation V and in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, a player's wallet can hold up to 999,999. This may cause frustration when trying to save up for the advertised price of a Bicycle in Generation I (and its Generation III remakes) or a SlowpokeTail on Route 32 in Generation II (and its Generation IV remakes), since both are advertised for 1 more than the player can carry. The GameCube games and core series games from Generation V onwards allow players to carry up to 9,999,999.
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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 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.
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