Sticker

If you were looking for the stickers in Pokémon GO, see Sticker (GO).
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Seal redirects here. For the Pokémon based on the animal seal, see Seel (Pokémon).

A Seal on a Ball Capsule

Stickers (Japanese: シール Seal), known as Seals in Generation IV, are small stickers that can be attached to Ball Capsules, which can in turn be attached to Poké Balls, to attain special effects when a Pokémon comes out of them, instead of the usual flash of light.

In the games

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, a majority of Seals can be purchased at the Sunyshore Market, where the selection changes daily. There are also 28 Seals (the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet, an exclamation mark, and a question mark) that can be obtained by showing Unown to a boy in Solaceon Town. This can be repeated as often as needed – a new Unown is not needed each time. In HeartGold and 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.

Eight Seals at a time can be attached to any Ball Capsule. They can be set in the player's PC. Where they are placed on the Ball Capsule affects where the effect is displayed when the Pokémon is sent out.

Like Ball Capsules, Seals were removed in Generation V.

Sunyshore Market Seals

These Seals can be purchased at the market in Sunyshore City.

Type Description Sale day Price ( )
Heart Seals A   This Seal releases a cloud of small pink hearts. Monday 50
B   This Seal releases a cloud of big pink hearts. Tuesday 50
C   This Seal releases a cloud of small black hearts. Wednesday 50
D   This Seal releases a cloud of big black hearts. Thursday 50
E   This Seal releases pink hearts that float up a little. Friday 100
F   This Seal releases pink hearts that float up. Saturday 100
Star Seals A   This Seal releases a few popping yellow stars. Sunday 50
B   This Seal releases many popping yellow stars. Monday 50
C   This Seal releases a few popping blue stars. Tuesday 50
D   This Seal releases many popping blue stars. Wednesday 50
E   This Seal releases a few popping stars in changing colors. Thursday 100
F   This Seal releases many popping stars in changing colors. Friday 100
Line Seals A   This Seal releases white lines that spread out. Saturday 100
B   This Seal releases yellow lines that spread out. Sunday 100
C   This Seal releases black lines that spread out. Monday 100
D   This Seal releases blue lines that spread out. Tuesday 100
Smoke Seals A   This Seal releases a towering cloud of white smoke. Wednesday 100
B   This Seal releases a towering cloud of black smoke. Thursday 100
C   This Seal releases a cloud of white smoke. Friday 100
D   This Seal releases a cloud of black smoke. Saturday 100
Ele-Seals A   This Seal releases yellow bolts of electricity upward. Sunday 100
B   This Seal releases green bolts of electricity upward. Monday 100
C   This Seal releases yellow bolts of electricity downward. Tuesday 100
D   This Seal releases green bolts of electricity downward. Wednesday 100
Foamy Seals A   This Seal releases a small number of blue bubbles. Thursday 50
B   This Seal releases many blue bubbles. Friday 50
C   This Seal releases a small number of pink bubbles. Saturday 50
D   This Seal releases many pink bubbles. Sunday 50
Fire Seals A   This Seal releases a small amount of orange flames. Monday 50
B   This Seal releases a lot of orange flames. Tuesday 50
C   This Seal releases a small amount of blue flames. Wednesday 50
D   This Seal releases a lot of blue flames. Thursday 50
Party Seals A   This Seal releases a cloud of red confetti. Friday 50
B   This Seal releases a cloud of blue confetti. Saturday 50
C   This Seal releases a cloud of yellow confetti. Sunday 100
D   This Seal releases a cloud of white confetti. Monday 100
Flora Seals A   This Seal releases a shower of pink flower petals. Tuesday 50
B   This Seal releases pink flower petals. Wednesday 50
C   This Seal releases a shower of purple flower petals. Thursday 50
D   This Seal releases purple flower petals. Friday 50
E   This Seal releases a shower of yellow flower petals. Saturday 50
F   This Seal releases yellow flower petals. Sunday 50
Song Seals A   A green Seal featuring a treble clef design. Monday 50
B   A red Seal featuring a musical note design. Tuesday 50
C   An orange Seal featuring a musical note design. Wednesday 50
D   A yellow Seal featuring a musical note design. Thursday 50
E   A blue Seal featuring a musical note design. Friday 50
F   A lime green Seal featuring a musical note design. Saturday 50
G   A navy blue Seal featuring a musical note design. Sunday 50

Alphabet Seals

These Seals can be obtained by showing the respective Unown to a boy in a house in Solaceon Town. Using one displays the letter or symbol from the Seal.

Name
  A Seal
  B Seal
  C Seal
  D Seal
  E Seal
  F Seal
  G Seal
  H Seal
  I Seal
  J Seal
  K Seal
  L Seal
  M Seal
  N Seal
  O Seal
  P Seal
  Q Seal
  R Seal
  S Seal
  T Seal
  U Seal
  V Seal
  W Seal
  X Seal
  Y Seal
  Z Seal
  Shock Seal
  Mystery Seal


Unused Seals

These Seals are present in the coding of the games, but cannot be obtained without hacking. They may have been intended to be distributed via Mystery Gift.

Name Description
  Liquid Seal A special Seal that makes a spectacular splash.
  Burst Seal A special Seal that explodes in a spectacular fashion.
  Twinkle Seal A special Seal that releases pretty sparkles.


In the anime

 
Ambipom sent out with a Party Seal
 
Dawn buying Seals

In the Pokémon anime, Seals were featured for the first time in Mounting a Coordinator Assault!. In this canon, Seals are commonly used during Pokémon Contests in the Sinnoh region. In contrast with the 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.

Pokémon Coordinators use Seals to make the entrance of their Pokémon 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 the Contest Judges, as they start forming opinions from the very beginning of a performance or battle.

A few Seals are supplied when a Coordinator registers for a Contest Pass, and additional Seals can be bought at shops or markets. In Hold the Phione!, Dawn was seen buying new Seals for her Pokémon at a Poké Mart in Chocovine Town.

Gallery

All of the ten types of Seals sold at the Sunyshore Market in the games were featured over the course of Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl. For a collection of images showing Seals and their effects in the anime, please see Seals on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Picture Seal
  Heart Seal
  Star Seal
  Line Seal
  Smoke Seal
  Ele-Seal
  Foamy Seal
  Fire Seal
  Party Seal
  Flora Seal
  Song Seal


In the manga

 
Alphabet Seals in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In Knowledge of the Unown I, Platinum received a few Seals and a Ball Capsule as thanks for giving the Pokémon News Press information on Unown. The Seals proved to be helpful in the Solaceon Ruins where Platinum, Diamond, and Pearl ended up trapped in the dark while helping two Unown reunite with their friends. She accidentally dropped her Prinplup's Poké Ball and the light emanated by the Seal's effect allowed the group to find the trapped Unown.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 貼紙 Tipjí
Mandarin 貼紙 / 贴纸 Tiēzhǐ
  Finnish Sinetti
  French Sceau
  German Sticker
  Italian Bollo
  Korean Seal
  Polish Lepek
  Portuguese Selo
  Russian Наклейка Nakleyka
  Spanish Sello
  Vietnamese Hình dán



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