Suikoden series currency
Front (right) and back (left) of a Potch coin used in the Scarlet Moon Empire at the time of the Gate Rune War

Potch (ポッチ, Pocchi), localized as Bits in the English-language release of Suikoden, is the currency used in all games of the Suikoden series.


Potch is the unit of money that is in use over a wide variety of regions. Although coinage is slightly bulky, the value of the currency itself tends to remain stable.

How people earn potch can vary greatly. Some simply work in exchange for potch, while some play games or gamble. Large amounts of monsters seem to carry potch as well and defeating them can reap dividends.

Other languages and releases

Japanese katakana ポッチ
Japanese romaji Pocchi
Chinese simplified (HDR) 波奇
Chinese traditional (HDR) 波奇
Chinese pinyin Bō qí
English (S1) Bits
English Potch
French Potch
German Potch
Italian poki
Spanish potch


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 253
  2. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 97, 475
The Suikoden series
Main series SuikodenSuikoden IISuikoden IIISuikoden IVSuikoden V
Side stories Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2Suikoden Tactics
The Infinity Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no ShiroSuikoden TierkreisGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
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Suikoden series timeline
Locations City-State of JowstonGrasslandHighland KingdomHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireQueendom of FalenaScarlet Moon EmpireZexen Federation
Races Cave dwarfDragonDuckDwarfElfGriffinHumanKoboldNay-KoboldLizardMermaidVampireWinged Horde
Events Dunan Unification WarGate Rune WarIsland Liberation WarSun Rune WarWar of the Champions
True Runes Beast RuneCircle RuneDragon RuneEight Section RuneGate RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathRune of BeginningRune of ChangeRune of PunishmentSovereign RuneSun RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms 27 True Runes108 StarsAlchemyBlinking MirrorChinchirorinCreation MythElevatorHowling Voice GuildInfinityPotchRuneSindarSolar calendarTeleportWorld of Wings and Scales