A PC is an item that is essential to any Trainer who wants to "catch 'em all". PCs can be crafted, found in some Pokémon Centers, or obtained as a drop from certain Pokémon. A PC can be broken faster with a pickaxe, but it will drop as an item regardless of whether a pickaxe is used to break it.
Once a trainer has six Pokémon in their party and another Pokémon is caught, it will be sent directly to the PC system. The Pokémon storage can be accessed from any PC system. Within the PC, it is possible to either swap Pokémon from the party to the PC or use the PokéChecker function within the PC to view a Pokémon's stats. The PC has 30 storage boxes by default, each box being able to hold 30 Pokémon for a total of 900 Pokémon (effectively 906 Pokémon in total including the player's party). The number of boxes can be changed in the config, up to a maximum of 256 boxes (7,686 Pokémon including the player's party). There is also a release function (the trash can) within the PC that allows the player to release Pokémon. Pokémon can be moved by clicking a Pokémon and then either clicking an empty square or another Pokémon in the PC or party, moving the Pokémon to the square and swapping places with the other Pokémon if applicable. Clicking the buttons on top will allow the player to go through the boxes. The PC does not heal Pokémon like it does in the Pokémon games.
It is possible to use dye on a PC to change its color. This cannot be done via the crafting interface; the PC must first be placed. Only the player who placed a PC may dye it. After dyeing a PC, breaking it will still return the default red PC as an item.
In order to craft a PC, six aluminum plates, a glass pane, a redstone lamp, and redstone dust are needed. When a PC is crafted, there is a small chance that you will receive one of Porygon's constituent parts, used to create the Porygon item.
PCs are also required to make ranch blocks.
- "computerBoxes": The number of boxes a PC has per player, up to a maximum of 256.
- Before version 6.2.2, there was a 1 chance that a Porygon would spawn directly from successfully crafting a PC.
- Before version 4.0.7, PCs had a different appearance and could not be dyed.
- Even further back, crafting a PC used a single dirt block as a placeholder recipe.
Neither of these recipes work anymore.