Cherish Ball

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Cherish Ball
Precious Ball
Cherish Ball
Cherish Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
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The Cherish Ball (Japanese: プレシャスボール Precious Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation IV. Event Pokémon are often contained in a Cherish Ball.

In the core series games


The Cherish Ball cannot legitimately be bought or sold.


Like the regular Poké Ball, the Cherish Ball has a catch rate modifier of 1×, but is not obtainable. Event Pokémon that do not require capture are often contained inside a Cherish Ball. The first such event Pokémon to be distributed in a Cherish Ball was Shokotan's Tropius.

From Generation VI onward, the Cherish Ball and the Master Ball are the only Poké Balls that cannot be passed down via breeding. Instead, any offspring will be contained in a regular Poké Ball.


Games Description
A quite rare Poké Ball that has been specially crafted to commemorate an occasion of some sort.
A quite rare Poké Ball that has been crafted in order to commemorate a special occasion of some sort.


Artwork by
Ken Sugimori


Cherish Ball summary IV.png Cherish Ball battle IV.png Cherish Ball battle V.png
Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
In-battle sprite in
Generation V


Cherish Ball battle 3DS.png Cherish Ball PE.png
In-battle model from
X, Y, Omega Ruby,
Alpha Sapphire
, Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and
Let's Go, Eevee!

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese プレシャスボール Precious Ball
Chinese Cantonese 貴重球 Gwaijuhng Kàuh
Mandarin 貴重球 / 贵重球 Guìzhòng Qiú *
珍貴球 Zhēnguì Qiú *
寶物球 Bǎowù Qiú *
France Flag.png French Mémoire Ball
Germany Flag.png German Jubelball
Italy Flag.png Italian Pregio Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프레셔스볼 Precious Ball
Russia Flag.png Russian Драго-Болл Drago-Boll*
Охраняющий Шар Okhranyayushchit Shar*
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gloria Ball
Thailand Flag.png Thai พรีเชียสบอล Precious Ball

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