Iron Ball

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Iron Ball
くろいてっきゅう
Black Iron Ball
Iron Ball
Iron Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
Generation IV Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Held items)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Fling
Power 130

The Iron Ball (Japanese: くろいてっきゅう Black Iron Ball) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It grounds the holder and lowers their Speed.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
SM N/A PokémonDollar.png2,000

Effect

Held item

The Iron Ball halves the holder's Speed and makes it grounded. Due to being grounded, it becomes susceptible to Ground-type moves, Arena Trap, the entry hazards Spikes, Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web, and terrain, even if it is Flying-type, has the Ability Levitate, or under the effect of Telekinesis and Magnet Rise.

In Generation V, a Flying-type Pokémon holding an Iron Ball will receive neutral damage from Ground-type moves regardless of its secondary type.

Description

Games Description
DPPt A Pokémon hold item that cuts speed. It makes Flying-type and levitating holders susceptible to Ground moves.
HGSS A Pokémon held item that cuts speed. It makes Flying-type and levitating holders susceptible to Ground moves.
BWB2W2 A Pokémon held item that cuts Speed. It makes Flying-type and levitating holders susceptible to Ground moves.
XYORAS
SM
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It lowers Speed and allows Ground-type moves to hit Flying-type and levitating holders.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Stark Mountain, Iron IslandDP The Underground
HGSS Mt. Mortar Steal from Blue's Machamp (rematch)
Pickup (Levels 41-60) (1% chance)
PBR 9600 Poké Coupons
BW Battle Subway (48 BP)
Pickup (Levels 41-60) (1% chance)
B2W2 Battle Subway/PWT (48 BP)
Pickup (Levels 41-60) (1% chance)
DW Icy Cave
XY Battle Maison (48 BP)
Pickup (Levels 41-60) (1% chance)
ORAS Battle Maison (48 BP)
Pickup (Levels 41-60) (1% chance)
Held by wild Mawile
SM Battle Maison (16 BP)

Appearance

This is the appearance of the Iron Ball in the Sinnoh Underground.

Mine Iron Ball.png
Iron Ball

In the manga

An Iron Ball in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

An Iron Ball appeared in the Diamond & Pearl chapter. Diamond and Pearl found it amongst the metal items drawn out of the ground in Celestic Town by the magnetic field from Cyrus's Magnezone. It later appeared as an item that was used in conjunction with Lax's Fling in Platinum's Gym battle against Fantina in Mirages of Mismagius II.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese くろいてっきゅう Black Iron Ball
Chinese Cantonese 黑色鐵球 Hāaksīk Titkàuh
Mandarin 黑色鐵球 / 黑色铁球 Hēisè Tiěqiú
France Flag.png French Balle Fer
Germany Flag.png German Eisenkugel
Italy Flag.png Italian Ferropalla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 검은철구 Geomeun Cheolgu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bola Férrea
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cầu sắt đen

External links


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