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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
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.
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.
|| A Ball for Pokémon hooked by a rod.
| A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon hooked by a Rod when fishing.
|| A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a Rod while out fishing.
|| A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a rod while out fishing.
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
In Pokémon Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Fishermen keep their Pokémon in Lure Balls.
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
- 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.
- 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.
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