Light Ball

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Light Ball
でんきだま
Electric Orb
Light Ball
Light Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation III Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation IV Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Fling
Power 30
Effect Paralyzes the target

The Light Ball (Japanese: でんきだま Electric Orb) is a type of held item introduced in Generation II. It boosts the stats of a Pikachu that holds it.

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
SM N/A PokémonDollar.png500

Effect

Held item

In battle

Generation II-III

If held by a Pikachu, doubles its Special Attack.

Generation IV onwards

If held by a Pikachu, doubles both its Attack and Special Attack.

Outside of battle

Pokémon Emerald onwards

If held by either parent of a Pichu when the Egg is produced, the Pichu that hatches will know the move Volt Tackle. From Generation VI onward, if a Pichu knows Volt Tackle this way, it can be taught Volt Tackle again at the Move Reminder if it forgets the move.

Description

Games Description
GSC An odd, electrical orb. (HOLD)
RSE A hold item that raises the Sp. Atk of Pikachu.
FRLG An orb to be held by a Pikachu that raises the Sp. Atk stat. Touching it may cause a shock.
Colo.XD A hold item that raises the Sp. Atk of Pikachu.
DPPt An item to be held by Pikachu. It is a puzzling orb that raises the Sp. Atk stat.
HGSS An item to be held by Pikachu. It is a puzzling orb that raises the Attack and Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2 An item to be held by Pikachu. It is a puzzling orb that raises the Attack and Sp. Atk stat.
XYORAS
SM
An item to be held by Pikachu. It's a puzzling orb that boosts its Attack and Sp. Atk stats.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Held by the starting Pikachu from Pokémon Yellow if traded to Generation II
RSE Held by wild Pikachu (5% chance)
DPPt Held by wild Pikachu (5% chance)
HGSS Held by wild Pikachu (5% chance), steal from Red's Pikachu
PW Yellow Forest
PBR Held by Secret Gift Pikachu
BW Held by Singing Pikachu, Pikachu Festival Pikachu, Pika Pika Carnival Pikachu, Summer 2012 Pikachu, Summer Carnival Pikachu, World Championships 2012 Pikachu, Pokémon Center 15th Anniversary Pikachu (event)
B2W2 Held by Pokémon Center 15th Anniversary Pikachu (event)
XY Held by wild Pikachu (5% chance)
ORAS Route 120 Held by wild Pikachu (5% chance)
SM Resolution Cave Held by wild Pikachu (5% chance)

Trivia

  • Because Pikachu cannot be found in the wild in Unova, Thief and similar moves no longer permanently steal items held by Trainers' Pokémon from Generation V onward, and Poké Transfer does not transfer held items, the Light Ball cannot be obtained in Generation V outside of events.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電氣球 Dihnhei Kàuh
Mandarin 電氣球 / 电气球 Diànqì Qiú
France Flag.png French Ballelumiere
Germany Flag.png German Kugelblitz
Italy Flag.png Italian Elettropalla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전기구슬 Jeongi Guseul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bolaluminosa

External links


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