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Revision as of 21:37, 2 June 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 (Catching PocketPE)

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 catch wild Pokémon.

In the core series games

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

Manual activation

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

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

The Great 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 (except if used as a Snag Ball on a Shadow Pokémon), the opposing Trainer will deflect it, wasting the ball. If used on the ghost Marowak, it will dodge it, wasting the ball.

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding a Great Ball.

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 Lavender, Saffron, Fuchsia, Cinnabar, and Indigo Plateau Poké Marts, Celadon Department Store
GSC Route 32, Union CaveC, Glitter LighthouseGS Ecruteak, Olivine, Mahogany, Blackthorn, Indigo Plateau, Pewter, Cerulean, Lavender, Saffron, and Fuchsia Poké Marts, Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store
Route 44 (random gift from Fisher Wilton)
Purchased by Mom
RSE Routes 109, 110, 117, and 115, Petalburg Woods (×2), Rustboro City, Jagged Pass Petalburg (after earning 4 Badges), Slateport, Mauville, Verdanturf, Fallarbor, Lavaridge, and Fortree Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store
Pickup (levels 1-40)E
Trainer Hill consolation prizeE
FRLG Routes 4 and 11, S.S. Anne, Pokémon Tower Lavender, Saffron, Fuchsia, Cinnabar Island, Indigo Plateau, Four Island, Six Island, and Seven Island Poké Marts, Celadon Department Store
Two Island vendor (before upgrading the Network Machine with the Ruby and Sapphire)
Colo. Pyrite Bldg Outskirt Stand
XD Cipher Lab
Realgam Tower (Battle CD 03 and 07 completion prizes)
Gateon, Agate, Pyrite, and Phenac Poké Marts, Outskirt Stand
Pickup (levels 1-40)
DPPt Routes 207Pt, 208, 209Pt, 211DP, 212DP, 211Pt, and 213Pt, Oreburgh City, Eterna ForestDP, Wayward Cave, Lost Tower, Pokémon MansionDP, Great Marsh, Celestic Town All Poké Marts (after earning 3 Badges), Veilstone Department Store
Pokémon News Press
Pickup (levels 1-40)
HGSS Route 32, Ruins of Alph, Union Cave, Slowpoke Well All Poké Marts (after earning 3 Badges), Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store
Pickup (levels 1-40)
PW Town Outskirts (750+ steps)
BW Routes 2, 3, 4, and 5, Striaton City, Pinwheel Forest, Passerby Analytics HQ All Poké Marts (after earning 1 Badge)
Pickup (level 1-40)
White ForestW (Robbie)
B2W2 Route 20, Virbank City, Passerby Analytics HQ, Striaton City All Poké Marts (after earning 1 Badge)
Pickup (levels 1-40)
Hidden Grotto (5% chance)
Join Avenue (Antique Shop, souvenir)
Virbank Complex (exchange for a Poké Ball, daily)
XY Routes 4 and 5, Santalune City All Poké Marts (after earning 1 Badge), Santalune City, Route 5, Route 4
Pickup (level 1-40)
ORAS Routes 109, 110, 117, and 115, Rustboro City, Petalburg Woods, Jagged Pass, Meteor Falls All Poké Marts (after earning 1 Badge), Lilycove Department Store
Pickup (level 1-40)
PMC Mine Cart Adventure
SMUSUM Route 4, Trainers' School, Hau'oli City, Hau'oli Cemetery, Verdant Cavern, Melemele Meadow, Ten Carat Hill All Poké Marts (after clearing 4 trials), Thrifty Megamart
Route 1 (sometimes received from Mom after healing at home)USUM
Pickup (level 1-40)
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 (except in Gyms)
All Poké Marts (after earning 1 Badge)
Cerulean Cave

Cameo appearances

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

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

Appearance

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 Shuffle

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Whenever the player defeats an uncaught Pokémon, they get a chance to catch that Pokémon, with a regular Poké Ball provided automatically. If the player fails to catch a Pokémon with that Poké Ball, they can use a Great Ball at a cost of 2500 Coins (Pokémon Shuffle) or 3500 Coins (Pokémon Shuffle Mobile); if any Great Ball fails, the player can purchase another one. The Great Ball is twice as effective as a regular Poké Ball.

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 repeatably obtained by


In the anime

A Great Ball in the anime

In the main series

A Great Ball appeared in Which One ~ Is It?, a Japanese ending theme from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!, multiple Great Balls were seen at the Poké Ball Factory.

A pair of Great Balls appeared in Team Rocket's boss fantasy in Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie!.

In Acting True to Form!, a Great Ball appeared as a part of James's Poké Ball collection.

A Great Ball in Pokémon Origins

In Pokémon Origins

In File 4: Charizard, Red caught an Arbok using a Great Ball.

In the manga

A Great Ball in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In A Glimpse of the Glow, a Team Rocket Grunt was shown carrying Great Balls on his belt.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Gym Leaders keep their Pokémon in Great Balls.

In the TCG

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

The Great Ball, debuting in EX FireRed & LeafGreen, originally allowed the player to search their deck for any Basic Pokémon and add it to their hand. Starting 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
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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