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{{incomplete|needs=non-blue pentagon Diplomas from XY, scans of printed Yellow without Mew/Gold/Silver diplomas}}
[[File:XY Kalos Diploma.png|thumb|right|A diploma given after finishing all three Kalos Pokédexes (Pokémon X and Y)]]
The '''Diploma''' (Japanese: '''しょうじょう''' ''honorable certificate'') is an item awarded in all of the main handheld Pokémon games from Generation {{Gen|I}} to {{Gen|VI}} for completing various modes of the [[Pokédex]]. It is obtained from [[Game Freak]]'s lead developer after the player has completed their Pokédex.
 
In Generation {{gen|I}} and {{gen|II}}, there is only one diploma in the game, awarded for completing the Pokédex. From [[Generation III]] onward, there is one diploma awarded for completing the [[regional Pokédex]] and a second for completing the [[National Pokédex]].
In {{g|X and Y}}, a total of five diplomas are awarded: one for capturing every Pokémon in each of the [[List of Pokémon by Kalos Pokédex number|Kalos Pokédexes]], one for obtaining all of those three diplomas, and one for completing the National Pokédex. These diplomas are different if the player completed their Pokédex only with {{DL|origin marking|blue pentagon}} Pokémon.
In {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, an additional Diploma can be received if the player shows the Game Freak lead developer a Pokémon that was originally caught in either {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}} or {{game|Emerald}}; unlike most diplomas, this one is customized according to the Pokémon shown to the developer, with its Generation III sprite appearing in the bottom-left corner.
 
In Generation {{Gen|VII}}, no diplomas are awarded. Instead, stamps are given on the [[Trainer card (game)|Trainer card]] to reward the player for completing the various regional Pokédexes. There is no reward for catching all 802 Pokémon in existence as of this generation, likely because the National Pokédex is not obtainable in the games.
 
==Obtaining==
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