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==In the anime==
The very first episode that featured the use of Seals in the Anime was in ''[[EP078|A Friend In Deed]]'' by Ritchie, although these were just non-functioning Star Stickers that he applied directly on his Poké Balls to distinguish them from the rest of the ones stolen by Team Rocket and that the concept and use of Seals and Ball Capsules did not exist (outside of Sinnoh) at the time.
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.