Potch can be gained by fighting enemies, betting in a minigame, trading and selling an item. The maximum Potch capacity that the player can acquire in Suikoden, Suikoden II and Suikoden III is 999,999 Potch. After the player reaches 999,999, the player can't gain any more money. Even if the player bets in a minigame, trades or sells an item, the potch counter of the game will still be 999,999 Potch. While in the other games in the series, the maximum potch capacity is extended and can reach millions.
Characters Starting Money
|Tir McDohl||1,000 Potch|
|Chris Lightfellow||200,000 Potch|
|Freyjadour Falenas||1,000 Potch|
|Hero (TWWC)||1,000 Potch|
Note: Kyril's starting money is affected by how fast the player defeats the furball enemy in the beggining of the game.
Maximum Potch Capacity
|Suikoden II||999,999 Potch|
|Suikoden III||999,999 Potch|
|Suikoden IV||9,999,999 Potch|
|Suikoden Tactics||9,999,999 Potch|
|Suikoden V||99,999,999 Potch|
|Suikoden Tierkreis||99,999,999 Potch|
- The amount of potch in Suikoden Tactics can be seen when in the Caravan, or when in a store/shop.
- In the english version of Suikoden, Potch was mistranslated as Bits, but the japanese version used the name Potch (ポッチ) which was then kept throughout the serie and correctly retranslated as Potch in the non-japanese other games of the series.