Pokemon Centers

Nearly every city, no matter their size, has a Pokemon Center. Ten years ago, this wasn't the case. They are a recent addition to many cities. Before that time, only Saffron City, home of Silph Company, had one. It is a common misconception that the Pokemon League runs Pokemon Centers. In fact, The Silph Company is completely in control of them. Seeing the need for a localized and efficient healing center, Pokemon Centers began to pop up around the world, quickly becoming a staple of the life of those that decide to become a Pokemon Trainer.

Pokemon Centers use top-of-the-line Silph equipment. Many experimental products are tested at these locations. Injections, machines that accelerate the healing of Pokemon; if anything is going to repair a Pokemon, a Pokemon Center will. These plain brick buildings are kept uniform in appearance, so as to make it easy for the traveling trainer to identify them. The roof is painted bright red, making it extremely easy for trainers to find the building.

Each Pokemon Center is equipped with certain commodities. Healing is, of course, the primary function. Trainers with injured Pokemon flock here, paying a moderate price to get their Pokemon healed in a matter of hours instead of days.

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For most trainers, a trip to the Pokemon Center can be pricey. While it is possible to earn free treatment over time, the majority of the world is stuck paying. Most trainers try to avoid harming their Pokemon, as a visit to the Pokemon Center can be quite pricey. The pricing goes as so:

For every 25% of the Pokemon's Hit Points gone, there is a cumulative charge of money.png10.
For every Persistent Status Condition the Pokemon is suffering from, there is a cost of money.png25 per status.
For every Injury the Pokemon has, the cost is increased by money.png25 per Injury. If the Pokemon is Heavily Injured, this cost increases to money.png100 per Injury.

Generally, it takes about an hour to heal a Pokemon, with another half hour per Injury. The time is doubled if the Pokemon is Heavily Injured. A trained doctor administers a few medicines, usually making the trainer lie down for a short duration. A Trainer may pay extra for the "Premium" healing. For five times the normal price, a Trainer may have their Pokemon completely healed in a few short minutes, half an hour if the Pokemon is Heavily Injured. The machines that run this procedure are expensive and difficult to create, resulting in the higher price. Centers also have a Premium Machine for Trainers, but these are often full as they may only fit one trainer at a time. An added benefit of Premium Healing is that it doesn't require a Pokemon to leave its ball, making it easy for trainers to heal a Pokemon without risking its wrath.

Healing is far cry from the only service offered by Pokemon. They provide large amounts of information. All have massive touch screen maps that can go from the size of the region to a city. A device that may be used for the small fee of money.png50 allows trainers to determine the statistics of a Pokemon they have caught. The process takes awhile, but the large machines that run the device are rarely wrong.

Newsboards lie all over a Pokemon Center, declaring bounties, news from other parts of the region, and other such important events. They all have a large radio that may be used at the price of money.png5 per minute to allow communication with any other Pokemon Center across the region as well as a few other locations rich enough to afford a radio, as long as the dialer knows the key for said location.

Radio is often a difficult form of communication to utilize, which makes the Pidgey Air Service extremely useful. For a premium depending on the distance traveled as well as the service, any package capable of being carried by a Pidgey (or Pidgeotto for a large premium) can cross the region. Whether it be a letter, a package, or something else, these well-bred and well trained birds can traverse the region with high amounts of success. In the possibility of a failure, the Pokemon Center may not be held responsible, although every Pidgey is tagged with an unique chemical tracker. With the right equipment they may be tracked and the package recovered. A standard Pidgey costs only the distance delivery cost, while a Pidgeotto costs ten times that amount, although they have the bonus of being far safer and quicker. Very few Pidgeotto packages ever go missing.

In addition, Pokemon Centers provide housing and food. Their rooms, while small and extremely spartan, cost only money.png50 a night. These rooms include a bed, small desk, and a useable shower token. In addition, Trainers gain access to the breakfast buffet if they spend the night. Otherwise each meal costs money.png15. The Pokemon Center food tends to be bland and tasteless, but it fills trainers up for their journey.

Other than the aforementioned services, most Pokemon Centers are located nearby PokeMarts, meaning various goods are never far away.

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