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Revision as of 13:09, 9 November 2019

Fast Ball
スピードボール
Speed Ball
Fast Ball
Fast Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
Generation II Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IV Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Poké Balls)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items

The Fast Ball (Japanese: スピードボール Speed Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation II. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon, being more likely to succeed against Pokémon that are fast or quick to flee.

It is one of Kurt's signature Apricorn Poké Balls, and is made from White Apricorns.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
HGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A PokémonDollar.png150
SMUSUM N/A N/A

Effect

Manual activation

When used from the Bag in a wild encounter, it attempts to catch the wild Pokémon. It has an increased catch rate modifier against certain species of Pokémon.

The Fast Ball cannot be used in situations in which Poké Balls cannot be used, such as in wild battles with two or more opponents currently present or against a trial Pokémon. If used in a Trainer battle, the opposing Trainer will bat the ball away, wasting the item.

Generation II

If the wild Pokémon is Magnemite, Grimer, or Tangela, the Fast Ball has a 4× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 1× modifier.

While it is intended to be more effective against all Pokémon that can flee, due to a glitch it is only effective against the first three Pokémon in the list of Pokémon that have a 10% chance of fleeing (these three being Magnemite, Grimer, and Tangela). The code was intended to instead check the three tables of Pokémon that have a chance of fleeing (Pokémon that have a 10% chance to flee, Pokémon that have a 50% chance to flee, and Pokémon that always flee).

Generation IV onward

If the wild Pokémon has a base Speed stat of 100 or more, the Fast Ball has a 4× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 1× modifier.

If used on an Ultra Beast, the catch rate modifier is instead always set to 0.1×.

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding a Fast Ball.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver only, Fast Balls cannot be held. This is to prevent them being held by a Pokémon traded to Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, where the item does not exist.

Description

Games Description
GSC A Ball for catching fast Pokémon.
HGSS A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch fast Pokémon.
BWB2W2 A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon which are quick to run away.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are usually very quick to run away.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Azalea Town (Wht Apricorn)
HGSS Azalea Town Azalea Town (Wht Apricorn)
SMUSUM Heahea CityUSUM, Mount Hokulani

Appearance

Artwork

SugimoriFastBall.png
Artwork by
Ken Sugimori

Sprites

Great Ball Lure Ball Fast Ball battle II.png Fast Ball summary IV.png Fast Ball battle IV.png Fast Ball battle V.png
In-battle sprite in
Generation II
Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
In-battle sprite in
Generation V

Models

Fast Ball battle 3DS.png
In-battle model from
X, Y, Omega Ruby,
Alpha Sapphire
, Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In the anime

Fast Balls in the anime

In Going Apricorn!, Ash, Brock, and Misty each received a Fast Ball from Kurt. Brock used his Fast Ball to catch a Pineco later in the same episode; Ash and Misty's Fast Balls have not been seen or mentioned since, although Ash's Fast Ball makes a cameo appearance in the dub opening theme Believe in Me.

In Trouble's Brewing, Tamao was revealed to keep her Umbreon in a Fast Ball.

In the manga

A Fast Ball in Pokémon Adventures
A Fast Ball in Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Teddiursa's Picnic, a Fast Ball appeared in a fantasy during Maizie's explanation about Apricorn Poké Balls.

In Slugging It Out with Slugma, a Fast Ball was seen amongst Crystal's set of Apricorn Poké Balls.

In Off Course with Corsola, some of the Pokémon that Crystal had caught for Professor Oak were seen in Fast Balls.

In Absolutely Azumarill, several Fast Balls were seen in a basket full of Apricorn Poké Balls that Mirei delivered to Crystal.

In Surrounded by Staryu, Crystal used Fast Balls to catch a group of Staryu.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In The Great Search! Let's Rescue The Slowpoke!, Gold used Fast Balls given to him by Kurt to help him save a group of Slowpoke from drowning in the flooding Slowpoke Well.

In the TCG

Fast Ball
Main article: Fast Ball (Skyridge 124)

The Fast Ball allows the player to go through their deck, turning over cards one at a time until they find the first evolution card, and then taking that into their hand, shuffling afterward. It debuted in Skyridge.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 速度球 Chūkdouh Kàuh
Mandarin 速度球 Sùdù Qiú
France Flag.png French Speed Ball
Germany Flag.png German Turboball
Italy Flag.png Italian Rapid Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스피드볼 Speed Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Szybki Ball
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Poké Bola Veloz
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola Veloz
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Pokébola (Bola) Rápida
Spain Flag.png Spain Rapid Ball
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Hız Topu
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bóng Speed



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