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A '''PC''' (Japanese: '''パソコン''' ''personal computer'') is a technology used in all of the [[core series]] [[Pokémon games]]. They are found in every [[Pokémon Center]], as well as in any main character's [[Player's house|bedroom]], in all [[Secret Base]]s in the form of a laptop, and sometimes in other buildings as well. Their primary purpose is for storing {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} and [[item]]s.
 
==AppearanceIn the core series games==
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===Features===
====Pokémon Storage System====
[[File:Bill PC HGSS.png|thumb|The main interface of Bill's PC in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}]]
{{main|Pokémon Storage System}}
Every [[Pokémon Trainer]] is allowed to access a Pokémon Storage System set up by either [[Bill]] in [[Johto]] and [[Kanto]], [[Lanette]] in [[Hoenn]], [[Bebe]] in [[Sinnoh]], [[Amanita]] in [[Unova]], [[Cassius]] in [[Kalos]], or [[Molayne]] in [[Alola]].
 
Until the player meets the regional PC developer, the Pokémon Storage System option will appear as "Someone's PC", while afterwards, it will appear as the developer's PC ("Bill's PC" and so on). The player can withdraw or deposit Pokémon in a number of Boxes, allowing them to own more Pokémon than just the six permitted in their [[party]]. When a Pokémon is {{pkmn2|caught}} but the player's party is full, the Pokémon will be sent directly to the last Box that was accessed on the PC; from Generation III onward, if this Box is full, the Pokémon will be placed in the next free Box; in Generations I and II, the Pokémon cannot be caught in the first place.
 
In [[Generation VII]], the player has the option to switch out a Pokémon from the party and send to the PC when a new Pokémon is obtained.
 
====Pokédex evaluation====
In almost all Pokémon games, the {{player}} can use a PC to have the [[Pokémon Professor]] of that game check the progress of the player's Pokédex. In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the professor that checks the progress of the Pokédex changes from [[Professor Rowan]] to [[Professor Oak]] upon obtaining the [[National Pokédex]]. However, in {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, the Pokégear serves this purpose instead. In [[Pokémon Sun and Moon]], the [[Rotom Pokédex]] evaluates itself.
 
====Item Storage System====
In [[Generation]]s {{gen|I}}, {{gen|II}}, and {{gen|III}}, due to the more limited space of the [[Bag]] when compared to [[Generation IV]] onwards, the player can use their own PC for accessing the '''Item Storage System''' (Japanese: '''どうぐのあずかりシステム''' ''tool storage system''). The system is much simpler than the [[Pokémon Storage System]] as it does not have multiple Boxes for organizing items. Also, unlike the Pokémon Storage System, when an item is found but the Bag is full in the [[core series]] games, it will not automatically be sent to this part of the PC, and instead it cannot be picked up; this also does occur in {{g|Colosseum}} and {{XD}}.
 
[[Mail]] that is taken from a Pokémon will also be stored in the PC in the mailbox, preserving the message.
 
The amount of items that can be deposited is limited though. In [[Generation]]s {{gen|I}}, {{gen|II}}, and {{gen|III}}, a player is only able to store 50 types of items in the PC.
 
In Generations {{gen|I}} and {{gen|III}}, the player starts the game with a [[Potion]] in their PC.
 
In [[Generation IV]], the Item Storage System is no longer necessary since the Bag has nearly unlimited space for all items. Instead, the player's PC manages only [[Mail]], [[Seal]]s, and [[Photography|photos]]{{sup/4|HGSS}}.
 
In [[Generation V]], with the omission of Seals and photos from the games, the PC's only function is to store Mail.
 
In [[Generation VI]], with the removal of Mail, the item storage system is removed from the PC.
 
====Hall of Fame====
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This function only becomes accessible after defeating the [[Elite Four]]. It shows up to 25 records of past victories over the Elite Four. This feature was removed in [[Pokémon Sun and Moon]].
 
====Decorations====
In bedrooms and [[Secret Base]]s, the PC allows the player to manage [[decoration]]s in that room.
 
====Saving====
In {{g|Colosseum}}, PCs also function as [[Saving|save]] points. This feature was removed in {{Pokémon XD}}, which retains the "save anywhere" feature of the core series games.
 
===Networking===
In {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, it is shown that PCs require special systems to connect between two distant locations, as shown when [[Celio]] and [[Bill]] had to work together on the {{DL|Pokémon Network Center|Network Machine}} to allow PCs in the [[Sevii Islands]] to be able to connect to mainland [[Kanto]]'s computer network, and later to be able to connect with [[Lanette]] in [[Hoenn]], unlocking the ability to [[trade]] Pokémon with {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}, as well as {{pkmn|Colosseum}} and {{pkmn|XD: Gale of Darkness|XD}} in [[Orre]].
 
===Glitches===
There are several [[glitch]]es associated with PCs in the Pokémon games.
 
*In the [[Generation I]] games, there is an [[List of glitches in Generation I#Invisible PC|invisible PC]] in the hotel in [[Celadon City]], which appears very similar to a [[Pokémon Center]]. The invisible PC is located where the PC would be in a Pokémon Center.
*In the [[Generation I]] games, seeing certain [[glitch Pokémon]] such as [[MissingNo.]] will [[List of glitches in Generation I#Hall of Fame glitch|corrupt]] the player's [[Hall of Fame]] records.
*Many [[cloning glitches]] are related to the PC.
 
===Gallery===
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==FunctionalityIn the spin-off games==
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| Card album || カードアルバム || A list of booster packs and their respective cards owned by the player.
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| Read mail || メエルをよむ || In the first game, a list of mail received by Dr. Mason.
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| Shut down || スイッチをきる || Close the PC.
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===HallThere ofis Fame===no official English name for "deck diagnosis" or "deck check"; these terms are fan translations from the Japanese game.
{{main|Hall of Fame}}
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===Saving===
In {{g|Colosseum}}, PCs also function as save points. This feature was removed in {{Pokémon XD}}, which retains the "save anywhere" feature of the core series games.
 
==In the anime==
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The PC is not frequently used by {{pkmn|Trainer}}s in the {{pkmn|anime}}. {{an|Professor Oak}} tends to keep {{Ash}}'s extra Pokémon at his [[Professor Oak's Laboratory|laboratory]] until the {{series|Best Wishes}}, when [[Professor Juniper]] kept Ash's [[Unova]]-native Pokémon at her laboratory before he left the region.
 
[[File:Sinnoh League PCs.png|thumb|left|250px|PCs available for Trainers to use during the Sinnoh[[Lily Leagueof the Valley Conference]]]]
PCs are sometimes used for communication rather than by calling on a {{wp|videophone}};. forFor example, in ''[[EP169|Beauty and the Breeder]]'', {{an|Brock}} is shown using an {{wp|email}} account on the PC to keep in contact with [[Suzie]]; in ''[[EP134|Charizard's Burning Ambitions]]'', andBrock asks {{anjo|MayLiza}} mentions tofor her motheremail address; and in ''[[AG121|Hi Ho Silver Wind]]'', {{an|May}} mentions to her mother that she keeps in touch with her friends by e-mail, in addition to phone calls and letters.
 
In ''[[EP056|The Ultimate Test]]'', the people taking the [[Pokémon League Admissions Exam]] had to answer true-or-false questions on a computer as a way to test their knowledge on Pokémon. In ''[[EP269|The Ties That Bind]]'', Ash iswas shown using a PC to look up [[{{Gary Oak]]}}'s profile. In ''[[DP041AG123|ARhapsody Stand-Upin Sit-Down!Drew]]'', [[ZoeyJames]] used herhis laptop to showlook up information on {{anho|DawnRobert}} aand videohis of a [[Double Performance]]Pokémon.
 
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==Glitches==In the anime, the PCs appear to run {{wp|operating system}}s that are visually similar to {{wp|Mac OS}}.
There are numerous [[glitch]]es associated with PCs in various generations of the games.
 
===InvisibleIn PC=the TCG==
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Computer Search, a card that features a PC, was introduced as a {{TCG|Trainer card}} in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] during the English Original Series (the Japanese Original Era) in the {{TCG|Base Set}} expansion, and was later reprinted in English in the {{TCG|Base Set 2}} expansion. The card was later reprinted as an {{TCG|Ace Spec card|Ace Spec}} {{TCG|Item card}} during the English Black & White Series (the Japanese BW Era) in the {{TCG|Boundaries Crossed}} expansion.
 
===HallIt also appeared in the video game {{ga|Pokémon Trading Card Game}} as part of the {{OBP|Colosseum|GB1}} expansion, and the video game [[Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]] as part of the {{OBP|Island of FameFossil|GB2}} glitch===expansion.
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In the [[Generation I]] games, seeing certain [[glitch Pokémon]] such as [[MissingNo.]] will corrupt the player's [[Hall of Fame]] records.
 
===CloningIt glitches===allows the player to discard two cards in order to add any one card from their deck to their hand.
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