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Revision as of 11:16, 22 April 2020

Ball Guy
ボールガイ Ball Guy
League Card Ball Guy.png
Ball Guy's League Card from Sword and Shield
Gender Unknown
Hometown Unknown
Region Galar
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield

The Ball Guy (Japanese: ボールガイ Ball Guy) is a character introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In the core series

The Ball Guy is the mascot of the Galar Pokémon League. Over the course of their Gym Challenge, the player will meet a person dressed in a Ball Guy mascot costume in or near each Stadium Lobby, who will give them a variety Poké Ball with each meeting. It is later revealed that the person dressed as the Ball Guy is not sanctioned by the Pokémon League and has been acting of their own volition. Their true identity is unknown. The player can receive the Ball Guy's League Card outside of Motostoke Stadium after they become Champion. The Ball Guy mascot will also reward the player after defending their title in Wyndon Stadium.

League Card

This is a transcript of the back of the Ball Guy's League Card in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

"This mysterious figure has taken it upon himself (herself?) to dress up in the fashion of the Pokémon League's official mascot. The mysterious individual is known to many as "the Ball Guy" but in point of fact, all are mystified when it comes to this person's true identity or age or even gender. While the Ball Guy is known for her (his?) habit of handing out rare Poké Balls here and there around Galar, it's a mystery as to why or even where these balls come from. It's all very mystifying..."

Items given

Gym Challenge

Item Location Games
Poké Ball Poké Ball In front of Motostoke Stadium  Sw  Sh 
Friend Ball Friend Ball In Turffield Stadium's lobby  Sw  Sh 
Lure Ball Lure Ball In Hulbury Stadium's lobby  Sw  Sh 
Level Ball Level Ball In Hammerlocke Stadium's lobby  Sw  Sh 
Heavy Ball Heavy Ball In Stow-on-Side Stadium's lobby  Sw  Sh 
Love Ball Love Ball In Ballonlea Stadium's lobby  Sw  Sh 
Moon Ball Moon Ball In Circhester Stadium's lobby  Sw  Sh 
Dream Ball Dream Ball In Wyndon Stadium's lobby  Sw  Sh 

Champion Cup victories

Each time the player wins a Champion Cup tournament during the post-game, the Ball Guy will give them one of the following rewards.

Item Location Games
Wishing Piece Wishing Piece From the Ball Guy after the day's first tournament win  Sw  Sh 
Poké Ball Poké Ball ×100 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Great Ball Great Ball ×5 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball ×5 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Fast Ball Fast Ball From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Level Ball Level Ball From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Lure Ball Lure Ball From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Heavy Ball Heavy Ball From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Love Ball Love Ball From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Friend Ball Friend Ball From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Moon Ball Moon Ball From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Net Ball Net Ball ×3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Nest Ball Nest Ball ×3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Repeat Ball Repeat Ball ×3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Timer Ball Timer Ball ×3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Luxury Ball Luxury Ball ×3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Dive Ball Dive Ball ×3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Dusk Ball Dusk Ball ×3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Heal Ball Heal Ball ×3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Quick Ball Quick Ball ×3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Beast Ball Beast Ball From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Rare Candy Rare Candy ×1-3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Life Orb Life Orb From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Toxic Orb Toxic Orb From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Flame Orb Flame Orb From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Iron Ball Iron Ball From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Nugget Nugget ×1-3 From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 
Big Nugget Big Nugget From the Ball Guy after winning a tournament  Sw  Sh 

In events

As part of a campaign by the @poke_times twitter run by The Pokémon Company, the handle was taken over by the Ball Guy. During this time, the twitter posted this retweet campaign, promising rare Poké Balls if players retweeted it enough times. Eventually, all goals were met, and a set of nine total Poké Balls, including the Apricorn Balls, Dream Ball, and Beast Ball, were distributed via universal, region-free serial code. The distribution ended on January 15th, 2020.

Code Poké Balls Link
K0UN1NMASC0T Level Ball Level Ball
Moon Ball Moon Ball
Fast Ball Fast Ball
[1]
1YAHAYA Heavy Ball Heavy Ball
Lure Ball Lure Ball
Beast Ball Beast Ball
[2]
0KUGAFUKA1B0RU Love Ball Love Ball
Friend Ball Friend Ball
Dream Ball Dream Ball
[3]

In the manga

Shirudomiria's Ball Guy mask in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Shirudomiria was seen wearing a Ball Guy mask at the beginning of the Sword & Shield chapter.

Names

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 阿球 A Kàuh
Mandarin 阿球 Ā Qiú
France Flag.png French Ball Masqué
Germany Flag.png German Ballduin
Italy Flag.png Italian Ballino
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼가이 Ball Guy
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bolifacio


Non-player characters in the core series games
Galar Professor MagnoliaMumHopBedeMarnieSoniaLeon
SordwardShielbertMustardKlaraAveryHoneyHydePeonyBall Guy
Team YellMacro CosmosDanGym LeadersMorimotoCara LissJackWatt Traders

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