.PK8 File Extension

Private Key File

PK8 files store in saved games. Players can create, edit, import PK8s into games using PKHeX. Name PK8s after Pokemon. Open PK8s in PKHeX to edit stats, attacks, data. Import PK8s into Sword, Shield, ...

General Information

Title PK8 File Extension
Extension .pk8
Full Form Private Key File
File Type Key File
Developer N/A
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store keys
Additional Functions Authentication, Signing
Features Encrypted, Binary format

File Characteristics

Quality High encryption
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable With tools

Use Cases

Code Signing Yes
SSL Certificates Yes
Authentication Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Key exposure
Best Practices Secure storage, Minimal distribution

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release N/A
Latest Version N/A

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .key, .pem, .p12

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
OpenSSL Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Java Development Kit (JDK) Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Keytool Free Windows, Mac, Linux