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{{incomplete|2=Secret ID for VC transfers. Does it exist?}}
 
[[File:USUM status screen.png|thumb|This {{p|Pikipek}}'s Trainer's ID number is '''291177'''.]]
A [[Pokémon Trainer]]'s '''ID number''' (Japanese: '''IDNo.''') is a number that is assigned to a Trainer when they begin their Pokémon journey. It is used, in conjunction with the [[Original Trainer|Trainer's name]] and gender, to identify whether the Pokémon is an [[outsider Pokémon]] by the {{pkmn|games}}.
From [[Generation III]] onward, there is a second, secret ID number, different from the visible one. This number exists purely to make sure that even if two Trainers share the exact same name and gender and the exact same Trainer ID number, the game will still recognize their Pokémon as coming from different Trainers. Usually, this number cannot be viewed; however, certain [[Cheating|cheating devices]] can be used to view it, and there are also calculators to determine it. It also comes into play along with the normal ID number and the [[personality value]] in determining if a Pokémon is {{Shiny}}. If two different Trainers have the same [[Original Trainer|Trainer name]], identical ID numbers and identical hidden ID numbers (a 1 in 4,294,967,296 chance if the names do not differ), the game will recognize the two Trainers as the same, so the Pokémon are not considered to be [[outsider Pokémon]].
 
Secret IDs from Pokémon obtained prior to [[Generation VII]] are five digits long; those from Pokémon obtained in Generation VII are four digits long. Pokémon transferred to Generation VII from the [[Virtual Console]] releases of Generations {{Gen|I}} and {{Gen|II}} are given a Secret ID of 00000.
 
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