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{{samename|{{OBP|Pokémon|species}} based on the animal seal|Seel (Pokémon)}}
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[[File:Seal.png|thumb|right220px|A Seal on a [[Ball Capsule]]]]
'''Seals''' (Japanese: '''シール''' ''Seal'') are small stickers in [[Generation IV]] that can be attached to [[Ball Capsule]]s, which can in turn be attached to [[Poké Ball]]s, to attain special effects when a {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} comes out of them, instead of the usual flash of light. They are kept in a {{key|IV|Seal Case}}.
 
==In the games==
In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, a majority of Seals can be purchased at the [[Sunyshore Market|Market]] in [[Sunyshore City]], where the selection changes daily. There are also 28 Seals (the {{wp|ISO basic Latin alphabet|26 letters Aof throughthe Latin Zalphabet}}, an {{wp|exclamation pointmark}}, and a {{wp|question mark}}), that can be obtained by showing {{p|Unown}} to a boy in [[Solaceon Town]]. This can be repeated as often as needed – a new Unown is not needed each time. In {{2v2|HeartGold|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.
 
===Sunyshore Market Seals===
These Seals can be purchased at the [[Sunyshore Market|Marketmarket]] in [[Sunyshore City]].
 
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These Seals can be obtained by showing the respective {{p|Unown}} to a boy in a house in [[Solaceon Town]]. Using one displays the letter or symbol from the Seal.
 
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===Unused Seals===
These Seals are present in the coding of the games, but cannot be obtained without hacking.
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==In the anime==
The first episode that featured the use of Seals in the anime was ''[[DP011|MountingFile:Ambipom aParty Coordinator Assault!]]''Seal.png|thumb|220px|{{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}} Sealssent areout commonly used in [[Pokémon Contest]]s 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 whenwith a [[PokémonParty CoordinatorSeal]] receives a Seal Case, but additional seals are bought at shops or markets.
In the [[Pokémon anime]], Seals were featured for the first time in ''[[DP011|Mounting a Coordinator Assault!]]''. In this [[canon]], Seals are commonly used during [[Pokémon Contest]]s in the [[Sinnoh]] [[region]]. In contrast with the {{pkmn|games}}, where multiple Seals at a time can be attached to a [[Ball Capsule]], only one Seal is used per Ball Capsule in the anime.
 
<gallery>[[Pokémon Coordinator]]s use Seals to make the entrance of their {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} more attractive, since it is important to leave an impression when the Pokémon is sent out of its [[Poké Ball]]. Additionally, the use of Seals is often commented on by [[Raoul Contesta|the]] [[Mr. Sukizo|Contest]] [[Nurse Joy|judges]], as they start forming opinions from the very beginning of a [[Appeal|performance]] or [[Contest Battle|battle]].
File:Pachirisu Misc Seal.png|{{TP|Dawn|Pachirisu}} with a Heart Seal
File:Piplup Pachirisu Party Seal.png|{{TP|Dawn|Piplup}} and {{TP|Dawn|Pachirisu}} with Party Seals
File:Ambipom Heart Seal.png|{{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}} with a Heart Seal
File:Ambipom Party Seal.png|{{TP|Dawn|Ambipom}} with a Party Seal
File:Buneary Heart Seal.png|{{TP|Dawn|Buneary}} with a Heart Seal
File:Buizel Ele-Seal.png|{{AP|Buizel}} with a Ele-Seal
File:Wartortle Foamy Seal.png|{{TP|May|Wartortle}} with a pink Foamy Seal
File:Dustox Heart Seal.png|{{TP|Jessie|Dustox}} comes out from a heart
File:Wobbuffet Flora Seal.png|{{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} with a Flora Seal
File:Cherrim Flora Seal.png|A {{p|Cherrim}} with a Flora Seal
File:Lopunny Kricketune Song Seal.png|{{TP|Nando|Kricketune}} and {{p|Lopunny}} with Song Seals
File:Team Rocket Seals.png|{{MTR}}, {{TP|James|Carnivine}}, and {{TP|James|Mime Jr.}} playing with Seals
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A few Seals are supplied when a Coordinator registers for a [[Contest Pass]], and additional Seals can be bought at shops or markets. In ''[[DP113|Hold the Phione!]]'', {{an|Dawn}} was seen buying new Seals for {{cat|Dawn's Pokémon|her Pokémon}} at a store in [[Chocovine Town]].
 
All of the ten types of Seals were featured over the course of the {{series|Diamond & Pearl}}. For a collection of images showing Seals and their effects in the anime, please see [[a:Category:Seals|Seals]] on the [[Bulbagarden Archives]].
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==In the manga==
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
In ''[[PS354|Knowledge of the Unown I]]'', {{adv|Platinum}} receivesreceived a few Seals and a Ball Capsule as thanks for giving the [[Pokémon News Press]] information on {{p|Unown}}. The Seals proveproved to be helpful in the [[Solaceon Ruins]] where Platinum, {{adv|Diamond}}, and {{adv|Pearl}} endended up trapped in the dark while helping two Unown reunite with their friends. She accidentally dropsdropped her [[{{TP|Platinum's Empoleon|Prinplup}}'s]] [[Poké Ball]] and the light emanated by the Seal's effect allowsallowed the group to find the trapped Unown.
 
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