Lure Ball

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Lure Ball
ルアーボール
Lure Ball
Lure BallLure Ball IV
Lure 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 Lure Ball (Japanese: ルアーボール Lure 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 in fishing encounters.

It is one of Kurt's signature Apricorn Poké Balls, and is made from Blue 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. If the encounter is a fishing encounter, it has a 3×GSCHGSS/5×SMUSUM 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×.

The Lure 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 Lure Ball.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver only, Lure 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 Pokémon hooked by a rod.
HGSS
BWB2W2
A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon hooked by a Rod when fishing.
XYORAS A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a Rod while out fishing.
SMUSUMPE A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a rod while out fishing.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Azalea Town Azalea Town (Blu Apricorn)
HGSS Route 32 (×2) Azalea Town (Blu Apricorn)
SMUSUM Heahea CityUSUM, Geothermal Power Plant

Cameo appearances

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In Pokémon Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Fishermen keep their Pokémon in Lure Balls.

Appearance

Artwork

SugimoriLureBall.png
Artwork by
Ken Sugimori

Sprites

Great Ball Lure Ball Fast Ball battle II.png Lure Ball summary IV.png Lure Ball battle IV.png Lure 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

Lure 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 Lure Ball in the anime

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

In Gettin' The Bugs Out, Ash and Misty each received a Lure Ball made for them by Kurt.

In The Totodile Duel, Ash and Misty both wanted to catch a wild Totodile, and simultaneously threw their Lure Balls at it. One of the Lure Balls caught it, but it was unclear whose Ball it was. As Ash and Misty both wanted Totodile for themselves, Brock declared a match to decide who would get to keep it. In the end, Ash won the match, allowing him to keep Totodile, while Misty kept the remaining Lure Ball.

In Trouble's Brewing, Sumomo was revealed to keep her Vaporeon in a Lure Ball.

In A Corsola Caper!, Misty used her Lure Ball to catch a Corsola.

In the manga

A Lure Ball in Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

In Slugging It Out with Slugma, a Lure 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 Lure Balls. Later in the same round, Crystal caught a Corsola in a Lure Ball.

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

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

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

In the TCG

Lure Ball
Main article: Lure Ball (Skyridge 128)

Debuting in the Skyridge expansion, the Lure Ball is different from the basic Poké Balls in that it draws from the discard pile rather than the deck. For each heads flipped, with a maximum of three, an Evolution card can be returned from the discard pile and put into the hand. It has not appeared since.

Trivia

  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and the TCG, Lure Balls are shown to have a green outer coloring; however, in official artwork and the anime, they are shown to have a blue outer coloring. In later games, the Lure Ball's color is changed to the official blue color.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 誘餌球 Yáuhneih Kàuh
Mandarin 誘餌球 / 诱饵球 Yòu'ěr qiú
France Flag.png French Appat Ball
Germany Flag.png German Köderball
Italy Flag.png Italian Esca Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 루어볼 Lure Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Lure Ball*
Pułapkowy Ball*
Pułapka Ball*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bola Isca
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola Isca
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Bola de Atracción
Spain Flag.png Spain Cebo Ball
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Cazibe Topu
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bóng Lure



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