Level Ball

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Level Ball
レベルボール
Level Ball
Level Ball
Level 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 Level Ball (Japanese: レベルボール Level 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 the higher the Trainer's Pokémon's level is than the wild Pokémon's.

It is one of Kurt's signature Apricorn Poké Balls, and is made from Red 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 with the following catch rate modifiers:

  • 1× if the player's Pokémon is less than or equal to the level of the wild Pokémon
  • 2× if the player's Pokémon is at a higher level, but less than double, the level of the wild Pokémon
  • 4× if the player's Pokémon is more than double, but less than four times, the level of the wild Pokémon
  • 8× if the player's Pokémon is at a level at least four times that of the wild Pokémon

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

The Level 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.

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding a Level Ball.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver only, Level 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 lower-level Pokémon.
HGSS
BWB2W2
A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that are a lower level than your own.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are at a lower level than your own Pokémon.

Acquisition

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

Appearance

Artwork

SugimoriLevelBall.png
Artwork by
Ken Sugimori

Sprites

Level Ball battle II.png Level Ball summary IV.png Level Ball battle IV.png Level 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

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

In the anime

A Level Ball in the anime

In Going Apricorn!, a Level Ball appeared in a fantasy during Maizie's explanation about Apricorn Poké Balls.

In the manga

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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

In Slugging It Out with Slugma, Crystal caught a group of Slugma in Level Balls. They reappeared in a flashback in The Final Battle IV.

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

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

In It Takes Xatu to Tango, Crystal threw a Level Ball at Arceus in order to estimate its strength. As the Ball had no effect on the Alpha Pokémon, she decided to use a Heavy Ball instead.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

In For Pikachu's Sake!! The Search For The Missing Farfetch'd, Gold received a Level Ball from Kurt as thanks for helping to save the Slowpoke in the Slowpoke Well from drowning. In Let's Fight For The Future!!, he used it to capture and stop the rampage of the Black Tyranitar. The Ball containing the Black Tyranitar was then sealed underneath a statue in Cianwood City.

In the TCG

Level Ball
Main article: Level Ball (Next Destinies 89)

The Level Ball, first found in Next Destinies, allows them to do the same with a Pokémon that has 90 HP or less. search through their deck for a Pokémon that has 90 HP or less and put it in their hand.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 等級球 Dángkāp Kàuh
Mandarin 等級球 / 等级球 Děngjí Qiú
France Flag.png French Niveau Ball
Germany Flag.png German Levelball
Italy Flag.png Italian Level Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 레벨볼 Level Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Ważny Ball
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bola de Nível
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola de Nível
Russia Flag.png Russian Уровневый Болл Urovnevyy Boll
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Bola Niveladora
Spain Flag.png Spain Nivel Ball
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Seviye Topu
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bóng Level



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