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Revision as of 11:54, 8 May 2019

Great Ball
スーパーボール
Super Ball
Great Ball
Great Ball
Artwork from Pokémon Global Link
Introduced in Generation I
Pocket
Generation I Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation II Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation III 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 Great Ball (Japanese: スーパーボール Super Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation I. It is an improved variant of the regular Poké Ball that can be used to capture wild Pokémon.

In the core series games

In Pokémon Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, the following Trainer classes keep their Pokémon in Great Balls:

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY
GSC
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
PokémonDollar.png600 PokémonDollar.png300
PE PokémonDollar.png300 PokémonDollar.png150

In Pokémon Crystal, a Great Ball costs PokémonDollar.png500 during the Goldenrod Department Store rooftop sale.

Effect

When used from the Bag in a wild encounter, it will attempt to capture the wild Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 1.5×.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Ball for catching wild Pokémon. More effective than a Poké Ball.
GSC A Ball with a decent success rate.
RSE A good Ball with a higher catch rate than a Poké Ball.
FRLG A good, quality Ball that offers a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
Colo.XD A good Ball with a higher catch rate than a Poké Ball.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A good, high-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
XYORAS A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball can.
SMUSUMPE A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RBY
RGBY
Route 4, S.S. Anne (Permanently missable) Lavender, Celadon, Saffron, Fuchsia, Cinnabar and Indigo Plateau Poké Marts
GSC Route 32, Union CaveC, Glitter LighthouseGS Goldenrod, Ecruteak, Olivine, Mahogany, Blackthorn, Indigo Plateau, Pewter, Cerulean, Lavender, Saffron, Celadon and Fuchsia Poké Marts
Route 44 (Random gift from Fisher Wilton), Purchased by Mom
RSE Routes 109, 110, 117, 115, Petalburg Woods (×2), Rustboro City, Jagged Pass Petalburg*, Slateport, Mauville, Verdanturf, Fallarbor, Lavaridge, Fortree, Lilycove Poké Marts
Pickup (Lv. 1-30: 10% chance, Lv. 31-40: 30% chance)E
Trainer Hill consolation prizeE
FRLG Routes 4, 11, S.S. Anne (Permanently missable), Pokémon Tower Lavender, Celadon, Saffron, Fuchsia, Cinnabar Island, Indigo Plateau, Four Island, Six Island and Seven Island Poké Marts, Two Island* stall
Colo. Pyrite Bldg Outskirt Stand
XD Cipher Lab
Realgam Tower (Reward for clearing Battle CDs 03 and 07)
Gateon, Agate, Pyrite and Phenac Poké Marts, Cipher Lab, Outskirt Stand
Pickup (Lv. 1-30: 10% chance, Lv. 31-40: 30% chance)
DPPt Routes 207Pt, 208, 209Pt, 211DP, 212DP, 211Pt, 213Pt, Oreburgh City, Eterna ForestDP, Wayward Cave, Lost Tower, Pokémon MansionDP, Great Marsh, Celestic Town All Poké Marts after earning 3 Badges, Pokémon News Press
Pickup (Lv. 1-30: 10% chance, Lv. 31-40: 30% chance)
HGSS Route 32, Ruins of Alph, Union Cave, Slowpoke Well All Poké Marts after earning 3 Badges, Join Avenue (Antique Shop, souvenir)
Pickup (Lv. 1-30: 10% chance, Lv. 31-40: 30% chance)
PW Town Outskirts (750+ Steps)
BW Routes 2, 3, 4, 5, Striaton City, Pinwheel Forest, Passerby Analytics HQ All Poké Marts after earning 1 Badge
Pickup (Lv. 1-30: 10% chance, Lv. 31-40: 30% chance)
White ForestW (Robbie)
B2W2 Routes 20,Virbank City, Virbank Complex, Passerby Analytics HQ, Striaton City All Poké Marts after earning 1 Badge
Pickup (Lv. 1-30: 10% chance, Lv. 31-40: 30% chance), All Hidden Grottos (5% chance), Join Avenue (Rank 30-59)
XY Routes 4, 5, Santalune City All Poké Marts after earning 1 Badge, Santalune City, Route 5, Route 4
Pickup (Lv. 1-30: 10% chance, Lv. 31-40: 30% chance)
ORAS Routes 109, 110, 117, 115, Rustboro City, Petalburg Woods, Jagged Pass, Meteor Falls All Poké Marts after earning 1 Badge
Pickup (Lv. 1-30: 10% chance, Lv. 31-40: 30% chance)
PMC* Mine Cart Adventure
SM Route 4, Trainers' School, Hau'oli City, Hau'oli Cemetery, Verdant Cavern Totem's Den, Melemele Meadow, Ten Carat Hill All Poké Marts
Pickup (Lv. 1-30: 10% chance, Lv. 31-40: 25% chance)
USUM Routes 1, 4, Trainers' School, Hau'oli City, Hau'oli Cemetery, Verdant Cavern Totem's Den, Melemele Meadow, Ten Carat Hill All Poké Marts after completing 1 trial
Festival Plaza Ball Shops and General Stores
Pickup (Lv. 1-30: 10% chance, Lv. 31-40: 25% chance)
PE Routes 4, 5, 11, 2, 10, 16, Pewter City, Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Lavender Town, Team Rocket Hideout, Silph Co.
Received from Campers and Picnickers after defeating them outside of Gyms.
All Poké Marts, Cerulean Cave

Artwork

RG super ball.png SugimoriGreatBall.png
Artwork from
Generation I
Artwork by
Ken Sugimori

Sprites

Great Ball Lure Ball Fast Ball battle II.png Furret Frolic Great Ball instructions.png Great Ball III.png Great Ball summary Colo.png
In-battle sprite in
Generation II
Sprite from
Furret Frolic's
instruction screen in
Stadium 2
In-battle and
Summary sprite from
Generation III
Summary sprite from
Colosseum
Great Ball summary XD.png Great Ball summary IV.png Great Ball battle IV.png Great Ball battle V.png
Summary sprite from
XD: Gale of Darkness
Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
In-battle sprite in
Generation V

Models

Furret Frolic Great Ball.png Great Ball battle 3DS.png Great Ball PE.png
Model from
Furret Frolic in
Stadium 2
In-battle model
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 spin-off games

Pokémon GO

A Great Ball in Pokémon GO

Great Balls can be used during wild Pokémon encounters to attempt to capture a wild Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 1.5×.

Description

Games Description
GO A high-performance Ball with a higher catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.

Acquisition

The player is awarded Great Balls when they level up to any level from 12 to 19.

Great Balls can also be repeatable obtained by


In the anime

In the main series

James's Poké Ball collection

The first proper appearance of the Great Ball was in A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!, where it, along with other variants, were seen being manufactured at the Poké Ball Factory.

James's Poké Ball collection appeared in Acting True to Form!, where it was revealed to contain a Great, Ultra, Premier, Dusk, Heal, and Quick Ball.


In Pokémon Origins

A Great Ball

In File 4: Charizard, Red was seen catching an Arbok with a Great Ball.


In the manga

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In the TCG

Great Ball
Main article: Great Ball (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 92)

The Great Ball, which first appeared in the TCG expansion coinciding with the remakes of the Generation I games, is somewhat of an upgrade to the Poké Ball, and does not require the coin flip that the Poké Ball does, instead restricting the search to Basic Pokémon. Later, in Emerging Powers, Great Ball's effect was changed to have the player search the top 7 cards of the deck for any one Pokémon card and put it in the hand.


In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese スーパーボール Super Ball
Chinese Cantonese 超級球 Chīukāp Kàuh
Mandarin 超級球 / 超级球 Chāojí Qiú
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tehopallo
France Flag.png French Super Ball
Germany Flag.png German Superball
Italy Flag.png Italian Mega Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수퍼볼 Super Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Superball
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Grande Bola
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola Grande
Russia Flag.png Russian Мега-Болл Mega-Boll
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Súper Bola
Spain Flag.png Spain Súper Ball *
Superball *
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Stor boll
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bóng Super


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