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Latest revision as of 13:38, 16 September 2019

Moon Ball
ムーンボール
Moon Ball
Moon Ball
Moon 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 Moon Ball (Japanese: ムーンボール Moon 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 against Pokémon that evolve by using Moon Stone and their evolutionary relatives.

It is one of Kurt's signature Apricorn Poké Balls, and is made from Yellow 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. Starting in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, if the wild Pokémon is part of an evolutionary family that includes a Pokémon who evolves by using a Moon Stone, it has a 4× 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×.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, while it is intended to be more effective against Pokémon that evolve by using Moon Stone and their evolutionary relatives, due to a glitch it always has a 1× catch rate. (Instead, the Moon Ball is more effective against Pokémon that evolve by using a Burn Heal, but there are no such Pokémon.)

The Moon 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 Moon Ball.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver only, Moon 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 Moon Stone evolvers.
HGSS
BWB2W2
A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that evolve using the Moon Stone.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A Poké Ball that will make it easier to catch Pokémon that can evolve using a Moon Stone.

Acquisition

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

Appearance

Artwork

SugimoriMoonBall.png
Artwork by
Ken Sugimori

Sprites

Moon Ball Heavy Ball Park Ball battle II.png Moon Ball summary IV.png Moon Ball battle IV.png Moon 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

Moon 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 Moon Ball in the anime

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

In Trouble's Brewing, Satsuki was revealed to keep her Jolteon in a Moon Ball.

In the manga

A Moon Ball in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 月亮球 Yuhtleuhng Kàuh
Mandarin 月亮球 Yuèliàng Qiú
France Flag.png French Lune Ball
Germany Flag.png German Mondball
Italy Flag.png Italian Luna Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 문볼 Moon Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Księżycowy Ball
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Bola Lua
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Bola Luna
Spain Flag.png Spain Luna Ball
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bóng Moon



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