Pokédex Initiated Pokéball Exchange System
is a unique sub-network of the
PMI. It allows its users to
switch any of the six Pokémon in their party with another, regardless of their
location - ruling out the need to visit a Pokémon Center in order to access
Pokéball storage. This
process is achieved using specially-customized devices, most frequently
Pokédexes, hence the network's title.
Access to receiving Pokéballs
via the Transport protocol as well as sending them, is limited due to the
additional resources required to allow PIPES to operate.
As such, those who have access to PIPES-enabled devices are limited to
Professors, Gym Leaders and members of the Emergency Services.
A PIPES-enabled 1st Generation Pokedex