Pokémon Dollar (Japanese: ポケドル Pokédollar) is the currency used in all known regions of the Pokémon world. Its symbol is PokémonDollar, a P with a double strikethrough, similar to the ¥ symbol used for Japanese yen or the € symbol used for euro, with the P symbol referring to Pokémon. The Pokémon Dollar is based on yen.

Also, much like the yen, the cost of simple items runs in the hundreds—indeed, most items have prices that are multiples of 100 or 1000.


Pokémon Dollars are acquired primarily by defeating Pokémon Trainers in battle, or by selling items at a Poké Mart. Pokémon Dollars can also be acquired by using the move Pay Day in battle, at the rate of either 2 or 5 times the level of the Pokémon using it, depending on the generation.

Item maniacs are NPCs who will pay large sums of money for certain items, most of which have no other use but to be sold to these people. They can be found in some towns.

Alternate names

Other names that fans have come up with for the monetary note over the years have been "Poké Dollars", "Credits", "PokéMoney", "Pocket Money", "Zenny", "PokéYen", "Pen" or "Pyen". Most fans simply refer to them as "dollars".