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{{samename|item called Poké Ball|Poké Ball (item)}}
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[[File:Poké Balls GL.png|thumb|250px|The 27 Poké Ball variants found in the [[core series]]]]
 
[[File:Poké Balls GL.png|thumb|250px|The 27 Poké Ball variants found in the [[core series]]]]
 
[[File:Poké Ball sketch.png|thumb|250px|Original concept<!-- - 背面のボタンで開閉する open / close by the button on the back-->]]
 
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Prior to Generation VI, all hatched Pokémon are in a standard Poké Ball. In [[Generation VI]], a [[Pokémon breeding|bred]] Pokémon will be in the same Poké Ball as its mother, unless its mother was in a Cherish Ball or Master Ball in which case the Pokémon will be in a Poké Ball; Pokémon bred from a male or genderless Pokémon and {{p|Ditto}} will hatch in a standard Poké Ball. In [[Generation VII]], Pokémon bred from a male and a Ditto will inherit the father's ball as well and if two Pokémon of the same species in different balls are bred, the resulting offspring will be in either the mothers or father's ball.
 
Prior to Generation VI, all hatched Pokémon are in a standard Poké Ball. In [[Generation VI]], a [[Pokémon breeding|bred]] Pokémon will be in the same Poké Ball as its mother, unless its mother was in a Cherish Ball or Master Ball in which case the Pokémon will be in a Poké Ball; Pokémon bred from a male or genderless Pokémon and {{p|Ditto}} will hatch in a standard Poké Ball. In [[Generation VII]], Pokémon bred from a male and a Ditto will inherit the father's ball as well and if two Pokémon of the same species in different balls are bred, the resulting offspring will be in either the mothers or father's ball.
   
===Introduced in Generation I===
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===Basic Poké Balls===
The following Poké Balls were introduced in {{game|Red and Green|s}}, and have appeared and been available in all games since then, with the exception of the Safari Ball, which is only available in Generations I, III, and IV. They were developed by [[Silph Co.]], with the development of the [[Master Ball]] factoring into the plot of the Generation I games and their remakes heavily.
 
 
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
 
|name=Poké Ball
 
|name=Poké Ball
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|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buy={{tt|200|10000 at Black City; 150 at Goldenrod Sale}}
 
|buy={{tt|200|10000 at Black City; 150 at Goldenrod Sale}}
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|buy2={{tt|100|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! only}}
 
|sell=100
 
|sell=100
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|sell2={{tt|50|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! only}}
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
 
|effect2=Exchange twenty with a man in [[Anville Town]] for a [[Full Restore]].{{dotw|Saturday}}{{dotw|Sunday}}{{sup/5|BW}}<br/>Once per day, exchange one with a Roughneck in [[Virbank Complex]] for a [[Great Ball]]{{sup/5|B2W2}}<br/>Once per day, exchange one with a man in [[Ambrette Town]] for a [[Dive Ball]]{{sup/6|XY}}
 
|effect2=Exchange twenty with a man in [[Anville Town]] for a [[Full Restore]].{{dotw|Saturday}}{{dotw|Sunday}}{{sup/5|BW}}<br/>Once per day, exchange one with a Roughneck in [[Virbank Complex]] for a [[Great Ball]]{{sup/5|B2W2}}<br/>Once per day, exchange one with a man in [[Ambrette Town]] for a [[Dive Ball]]{{sup/6|XY}}
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|locoras=All [[Poké Mart]]s, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locoras=All [[Poké Mart]]s, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locsm=All [[Poké Mart]]s
 
|locsm=All [[Poké Mart]]s
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|locpe=All [[Poké Mart]]s, [[Cerulean Cave]]
 
|tcg=Poké Ball (Jungle 64)
 
|tcg=Poké Ball (Jungle 64)
 
|main=Poké Ball (item)
 
|main=Poké Ball (item)
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}}
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{{Item
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|name=Premier Ball
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|jp=プレミアボール
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|jpt=Premier Ball
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|gen=III
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|bag=Items
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|buyable=yes
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|buy2={{tt|500|Black 2 and White 2 Funfest Mission only}}
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|sell=100
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|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
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|catchrate=1×
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|descrse=A rare <sc>Ball</sc> made in commemoration of some event.
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|descfrlg=A rare <sc>Ball</sc> that has been specially made to commemorate an event of some sort.
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|desccoloxd=A rare <sc>Ball</sc> made in commemoration of some event.
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|descdppthgss=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that has been specially made to commemorate an event of some sort.
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|descbwb2w2=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that has been specially made to commemorate an event of some sort.
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|descxyoras=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that was made as a commemorative item used to celebrate an event of some sort.
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|descsm=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that was made as a commemorative item used to celebrate an event of some sort.
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|descusum=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that was made as a commemorative item used to celebrate an event of some sort.
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|descpe=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that was made as a commemorative item used to celebrate an event of some sort.
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|locrse=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
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|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
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|locxd=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
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|locdppt=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
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|lochgss=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
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|locbw=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
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|locb2w2=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once); [[Pokémon Funfest]] (Enjoy Shopping!)
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|locxy=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once); {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}
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|locoras=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more of any type of Ball at once)
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|locsm=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
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|locusum=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
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|locpe=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more of any type of Ball at once)
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|tcg=Premier Ball (Great Encounters 101)
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|main=Premier Ball
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
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|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buy={{tt|600|500 at Goldenrod sale}}
 
|buy={{tt|600|500 at Goldenrod sale}}
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|buy2={{tt|300|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! only}}
 
|sell=300
 
|sell=300
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|sell2={{tt|150|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! only}}
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
 
|catchrate=1.5×
 
|catchrate=1.5×
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|locoras=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 1 [[Badge]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{a|Pickup}}
 
|locoras=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 1 [[Badge]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{a|Pickup}}
 
|locsm=All [[Poké Mart]]s after completing 1 trial, {{a|Pickup}}
 
|locsm=All [[Poké Mart]]s after completing 1 trial, {{a|Pickup}}
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|locusum=All [[Poké Mart]]s after completing 1 trial, {{a|Pickup}}
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|locpe=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 1 [[Badge]], [[Cerulean Cave]]
 
|tcg=Great Ball (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 92)
 
|tcg=Great Ball (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 92)
 
|main=Great Ball
 
|main=Great Ball
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|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
|sell=400
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|buy={{tt|1200|Gen I to VI; 1000 at Goldenrod sale}}
|sellnotes=Sells for 600 prior to Gen VII
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|sell=600
|buy={{tt|800|1200 prior to Gen VII; 1000 at Goldenrod sale}}
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|sellnotes=Gen I to VI
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|buy2={{tt|800|Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon}}
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|sell2={{tt|400|Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon}}
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|buy3={{tt|500|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee only}}
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|sell3={{tt|250|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee only}}
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
 
|catchrate=2×
 
|catchrate=2×
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|locoras=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 3 [[Badge]]s, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|103|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Youngster}} Calvin), {{rt|104|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Lass}} Haley), {{rt|117|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Teammates}} Anna & Meg), [[Jagged Pass]] (rematch with {{tc|Picnicker}} Diana), [[Secret Base]] ("Pick something up" with {{DL|Secret Base|Secret Pal}}), {{a|Pickup}}
 
|locoras=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 3 [[Badge]]s, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|103|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Youngster}} Calvin), {{rt|104|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Lass}} Haley), {{rt|117|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Teammates}} Anna & Meg), [[Jagged Pass]] (rematch with {{tc|Picnicker}} Diana), [[Secret Base]] ("Pick something up" with {{DL|Secret Base|Secret Pal}}), {{a|Pickup}}
 
|locsm=All [[Poké Mart]]s after completing 4 trials, [[Festival Plaza]] ([[Festival Plaza#Lottery shops|Lottery shop]]), {{a|Pickup}}
 
|locsm=All [[Poké Mart]]s after completing 4 trials, [[Festival Plaza]] ([[Festival Plaza#Lottery shops|Lottery shop]]), {{a|Pickup}}
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|locusum=All [[Poké Mart]]s after completing 4 trials, [[Festival Plaza]] ([[Festival Plaza#Lottery shops|Lottery shop]]), {{a|Pickup}}
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|locpe=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 4 [[Badge]]s, [[Cerulean Cave]]
 
|tcg=Ultra Ball (Dark Explorers 102)
 
|tcg=Ultra Ball (Dark Explorers 102)
 
|main=Ultra Ball
 
|main=Ultra Ball
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|locoras=[[Team Magma Hideout]]{{sup/6|OR}}/[[Team Aqua Hideout]]{{sup/6|AS}}, [[Lilycove Department Store]] [[Pokémon Lottery Corner]] (all digits), [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), [[Secret Base]] ("Pick something up" with {{DL|Secret Base|Secret Pal}})
 
|locoras=[[Team Magma Hideout]]{{sup/6|OR}}/[[Team Aqua Hideout]]{{sup/6|AS}}, [[Lilycove Department Store]] [[Pokémon Lottery Corner]] (all digits), [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), [[Secret Base]] ("Pick something up" with {{DL|Secret Base|Secret Pal}})
 
|locsm=[[Aether Paradise]] (from [[Gladion]] after defeating [[Lusamine]]), [[Festival Plaza]] ([[Festival Plaza#Lottery shops|Lottery shop: Big Dreams]])
 
|locsm=[[Aether Paradise]] (from [[Gladion]] after defeating [[Lusamine]]), [[Festival Plaza]] ([[Festival Plaza#Lottery shops|Lottery shop: Big Dreams]])
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|locusum=[[Aether Paradise]] (from [[Gladion]] after defeating [[Lusamine]]), [[Festival Plaza]] ([[Festival Plaza#Lottery shops|Lottery shop: Big Dreams]])
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|locpe=[[Silph Co.]], [[Cerulean Cave]]
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|tcg=Master Ball (Gym Challenge 116)
 
|main=Master Ball
 
|main=Master Ball
 
}}
 
}}
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===Poké Balls with special effects===
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Safari Ball
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|name=Beast Ball
|jp=サファリボール
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|jp=ウルトラボール
|jpt=Safari Ball
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|jpt=Ultra Ball
|gen=I
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|gen=VII
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]] in the [[Safari Zone]].
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|buyable=yes
|catchrate=1.5×
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|buy=1000
|descstad=A <sc>Ball</sc> used in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc> for catching wild Pokémon.
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|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on [[Ultra Beast]]s.
|descrse=A special <sc>Ball</sc> that is used only in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc>.
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|catchrate= if used on an Ultra Beast<br>0.1× otherwise
|descfrlg=A special <sc>Ball</sc> that is used only in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc>. It is finished with a camouflage pattern.
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|descsm=A special Poké Ball designed to catch Ultra Beasts. It has a low success rate for catching others.
|desccoloxd=A special <sc>Ball</sc> that is used only in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc>.
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|descusum=A special Poké Ball designed to catch Ultra Beasts. It has a low success rate for catching others.
|descdppthgss=A special Poké Ball that is used only in the Great Marsh. It is decorated in a camouflage pattern.
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|locsm={{rt|2|Alola}}, {{rt|8|Alola}}, {{rt|13|Alola}}, [[Aether Paradise]], [[Seafolk Village]]
|descbwb2w2=A special Poké Ball that is used only in the Great Marsh. It is decorated in a camouflage pattern.
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|locusum=[[Altar of the Sunne]]{{sup/7|US}}, [[Altar of the Moone]]{{sup/7|UM}}, [[Aether Paradise]], [[Poni Grove]]
|descxyoras=A special Poké Ball that is used only in the Great Marsh. It is recognizable by the camouflage pattern decorating it.
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|tcg=Beast Ball (Celestial Storm 125)
|descsm=A special Poké Ball that is used only in the Great Marsh. It is recognizable by the camouflage pattern decorating it.
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|main=Beast Ball
|locrby={{safari|Kanto}}
 
|locrse={{safari|Hoenn}}
 
|locfrlg={{safari|Kanto}}
 
|locdppt=[[Great Marsh]]
 
|lochgss={{safari|Johto}}
 
|main=Safari Ball
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
===Introduced in Generation II===
 
The following Poké Balls were introduced in {{game|Gold and Silver|s}}. These Poké Balls were not available in [[Generation III]] or in {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, but made their return in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}. Seven of them are made from [[Apricorn]]s by [[Kurt]], while the last, which is not made from Apricorns, is seen by some to be a counterpart to the Safari Ball, since is only used in the [[Bug-Catching Contest]] in [[National Park]]. All eight of these Poké Balls have the same animation as a normal Poké Ball when sending out or recalling a Pokémon, rather than the variety of colors and special effects the Poké Ball variants released in other generations have.
 
 
When a Pokémon in one of these Balls is used in a link battle in Generation IV, it will appear as an ordinary Poké Ball, regardless of if the link is made with a Johto or Sinnoh-based game. Using a Pokémon in one of these Balls in one of the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|IV}} facilities will show it as it should appear during the battle, but as an ordinary Poké Ball if the battle is saved to the [[Vs. Recorder]] and played back. Trading a Pokémon in one of these Poké Ball variations into {{3v2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}} or registering it in [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]] will cause it to display as a normal Poké Ball, though if the Pokémon is traded back into a Johto-based game or transferred forward into Generation V, it will regain its variant Ball.
 
 
In Generation IV, none of these Poké Balls can be held due to not existing in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
 
 
In Pokémon data, information for these Poké Balls on the status screen and in battle is stored in a separate location from the variants introduced in other generations, so that the Pokémon can be traded back to Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum from HeartGold and SoulSilver and display an ordinary Poké Ball there (the data space for these balls being ignored in the earlier games).
 
 
In Generation VII, one of each ball (barring the Sport Ball) can be obtained, either on [[Mount Hokulani]] or from [[Samson Oak]], but they cannot be sold. In addition, in [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]] only, one of each ball can be obtained from a [[Game Freak]] employee in [[Heahea City]] if the player shows him a Pokémon from a [[Virtual Console]] version of a Generation II game.
 
   
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Level Ball
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|name=Dive Ball
|jp=レベルボール
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|jp=ダイブボール
|jpt=Level Ball
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|jpt=Dive Ball
|gen=II
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|gen=III
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
|sell=150
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|buyable=yes
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
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|sell=500
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon of levels lower than the Pokémon currently in battle.
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|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon encountered [[underwater]]{{sup/3|RSE}}{{sup/6|ORAS}} or while {{m|Surf}}ing or [[fishing]].{{sup/6|ORAS}} <sup>Other games</sup>
|effect2=Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
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|catchrate=3.5× if used while [[underwater]]{{sup/3|RSE}}{{sup/6|ORAS}}<br>3.5× if used on a water-dwelling Pokémon{{sup/6|ORAS}} <sup>Other games</sup><br>1× otherwise
|catchrate= if the player's Pokémon is the same level as or a lower level than the wild Pokémon<br> if the player's Pokémon is at a higher level than the wild Pokémon but less than double it<br>4× if the player's Pokémon is more than double but less than four times the level of the wild Pokémon<br> if the player's Pokémon is of a level four times or more than that of the wild Pokémon
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|descrse=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on <sc>Pokémon</sc> on the ocean floor.
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for lower-level <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
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|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that works especially well on <sc>Pokémon</sc> deep in the sea.
|deschgss=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that are a lower level than your own.
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|desccoloxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on <sc>Pokémon</sc> on the ocean floor.
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that are a lower level than your own.
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|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon that live in the sea.
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are at a lower level than your own Pokémon.
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|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon that live underwater.
|descsm=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are at a lower level than your own Pokémon.
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|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well when catching Pokémon that live underwater.
|descusum=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are at a lower level than your own Pokémon.
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|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well when catching Pokémon that live underwater.
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Red Apricorn]])
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|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well when catching Pokémon that live underwater.
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Red Apricorn]])
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|locrse=[[Mossdeep City]] [[Poké Mart]]
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]]
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|locdppt={{rt|223|Sinnoh}}, [[Pokémon News Press]]
|locusum=[[Mount Hokulani]], [[Heahea City]]
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|lochgss='''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Beautiful Beach}} ''(5000+ Steps)'', {{pw|Blue Lake}} ''(3500+ Steps)''
|tcg=Level Ball (Next Destinies 89)
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|locbw=[[Undella Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Village Bridge]]
|main=Level Ball
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|locb2w2=[[Undella Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Humilau City]] [[Poké Mart]]
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|locxy=[[Ambrette Town]] (trade Poké Ball), {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, {{rt|16|Kalos}}, [[Azure Bay]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
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|locoras=[[Fallarbor Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|125|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Sailor}} Ernest)
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|locsm={{rt|8|Alola}}, {{rt|15|Alola}}, [[Brooklet Hill]], [[Hano Beach]], [[Kala'e Bay]], [[Festival Plaza]]
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|tcg=Dive Ball (Primal Clash 125)
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|main=Dive Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Lure Ball
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|name=Dusk Ball
|jp=ルアーボール
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|jp=ボール
|jpt=Lure Ball
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|jpt=Dark Ball
|sprite2=Lure Ball IV
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|gen=IV
|gen=II
 
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
|sell=150
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|buyable=yes
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
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|sell=500
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better while [[fishing]].
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|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better when used in [[cave]]s or at [[Time#Night 2|night]].
|effect2=Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
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|catchrate=3×<sup>[[Generation VII|Gen VII]]+</sup>/3.5×<sup>[[Generation IV|Gen IV]]-{{gen|VI}}</sup> if used in a {{tt|cave|except Mirage Caves}} or at night<br>1× otherwise
|catchrate=3×{{sup/2|GSC}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}/5×{{sup/7|SM}} if used on a Pokémon encountered while [[fishing]]<br>1× otherwise
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|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for <sc>Pokémon</sc> hooked by a rod.
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|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
|deschgss=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon hooked by a Rod when fishing.
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|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon hooked by a Rod when fishing.
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|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a Rod while out fishing.
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|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
|descsm=A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a Rod while out fishing.
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|locdppt=[[Solaceon Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowpoint City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Pastoria City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
|descusum=A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a rod while out fishing.
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|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Fr}}, [[Safari Zone Gate]], [[Blackthorn City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Frontier Access]] [[Poké Mart]]
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] (from [[Kurt]] after saving [[Slowpoke Well]]), [[Azalea Town]] ([[Blue Apricorn|Blu Apricorn]])
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'''Kanto:''' [[Vermilion City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Lavender Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Fuchsia City]] [[Poké Mart]]
|lochgss={{rt|32|Johto}} [[Pokémon Center]] (×2), [[Azalea Town]] ([[Blue Apricorn|Blu Apricorn]])
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|locsm=[[Blush Mountain|Geothermal Power Plant]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
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'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Scary Cave}} ''(4000+ Steps)'', {{pw|Quiet Cave}} ''(2000+ Steps)''
|locusum=[[Blush Mountain|Geothermal Power Plant]] (from [[Samson Oak]]), [[Heahea City]]
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|locbw=[[Driftveil City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]], [[Opelucid City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Striaton City]]
|tcg=Lure Ball (Skyridge 128)
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|locb2w2=[[Driftveil City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Lentimas Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Opelucid City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]], {{OBP|Victory Road|Black 2 and White 2}} [[Poké Mart]], and [[Icirrus City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Striaton City]]
|main=Lure Ball
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|locxy=[[Cyllage City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]], and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, {{kal|Victory Road}}, [[Terminus Cave]], [[Frost Cavern]], {{rt|9|Kalos}}, [[Poké Ball Factory]], [[Lost Hotel]] (Trash Cans), [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
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|tcg=Dusk Ball (Mysterious Treasures 110)
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|locoras=[[Fallarbor Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|120|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Delinquent}} Sharlene and {{tc|Street Thug}} Gomez)
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|locsm={{rt|8|Alola}}, {{rt|14|Alola}}, [[Diglett's Tunnel]], [[Memorial Hill]], [[Vast Poni Canyon]], [[Festival Plaza]]
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|main=Dusk Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Moon Ball
+
|name=Fast Ball
|jp=ボール
+
|jp=スピボール
|jpt=Moon Ball
+
|jpt=Speed Ball
 
|gen=II
 
|gen=II
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
 
|sell=150
 
|sell=150
 
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
 
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon that evolve with a [[Moon Stone]].
+
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on fast Pokémon{{sup/4|HGSS}} or Pokémon able to flee from battle{{sup/2|GSC}}.
 
|effect2=Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
 
|effect2=Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
|catchrate=4× if used on a Pokémon belonging to the {{p|Nidoran♂}}, {{p|Nidoran♀}}, {{p|Clefairy}}, {{p|Jigglypuff}}, {{p|Skitty}} or {{p|Munna}} families; otherwise {{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br>Always due to a [[List of glitches in Generation II#Catch rate|glitch]]{{sup/2|GSC}}
+
|catchrate=4× if used on {{p|Magnemite}}, {{p|Grimer}}, or {{p|Tangela}}{{sup/2|GSC}}<br>4× if used on a Pokémon with a base {{stat|Speed}} {{cat|Pokémon whose base Speed stat is greater than 100|of at least 100}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br>1× otherwise
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for <sc>Moon Stone</sc> evolvers.
+
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for catching fast <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
|deschgss=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that evolve using the Moon Stone.
+
|deschgss=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch fast Pokémon.
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that evolve using the Moon Stone.
+
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon which are quick to run away.
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that will make it easier to catch Pokémon that can evolve using a Moon Stone.
+
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are usually very quick to run away.
|descsm=A Poké Ball that will make it easier to catch Pokémon that can evolve using a Moon Stone.
+
|descsm=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are usually very quick to run away.
|descusum=A Poké Ball that will make it easier to catch Pokémon that can evolve using a Moon Stone.
+
|descusum=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are usually very quick to run away.
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Yellow Apricorn|Ylw Apricorn]])
+
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[White Apricorn|Wht Apricorn]])
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Yellow Apricorn|Ylw Apricorn]])
+
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] (from [[Kurt]] after saving [[Slowpoke Well]]), [[Azalea Town]] ([[White Apricorn|Wht Apricorn]])
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
+
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]]
|locusum=[[Mount Hokulani]] (from [[Samson Oak]]), [[Heahea City]]
+
|locusum=[[Mount Hokulani]], [[Heahea City]]
|main=Moon Ball
+
|tcg=Fast Ball (Skyridge 124)
  +
|main=Fast Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
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{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Love Ball
+
|name=Heal Ball
|jp=ラブラブボール
+
|jp=ヒールボール
|jpt=Love-Love Ball
+
|jpt=Heal Ball
|gen=II
+
|gen=IV
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
  +
|buyable=yes
 
|sell=150
 
|sell=150
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
+
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon of the opposite [[gender]], but same species as the player's Pokémon.
+
|effect2=Fully restores a caught Pokémon's {{stat|HP}}, {{PP}}, and [[status condition|status]].
|effect2=Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
+
|catchrate=
|catchrate= if used on a Pokémon of the same species and gender as the player's Pokémon{{sup/2|GSC}}<br>8× if used on a Pokémon of the same species but opposite gender of the player's Pokémon{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br>1× otherwise
+
|descdppthgss=A remedial Poké Ball that restores the caught Pokémon's HP and eliminates any status problem.
|descgsc=For catching the opposite gender.
+
|descbwb2w2=A remedial Poké Ball that restores the caught Pokémon's HP and eliminates any status problem.
|deschgss=Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that are the opposite gender of your Pokémon.
+
|descxyoras=A remedial Poké Ball that restores the HP of a Pokémon caught with it and eliminates any status conditions.
|descbwb2w2=Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that are the opposite gender of your Pokémon.
+
|descsm=A remedial Poké Ball that restores the HP of a Pokémon caught with it and eliminates any status conditions.
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that works best when catching a Pokémon that is of the opposite gender of your Pokémon.
+
|descusum=A remedial Poké Ball that restores the HP of a Pokémon caught with it and eliminates any status conditions.
|descsm=A Poké Ball that works best when catching a Pokémon that is of the opposite gender of your Pokémon.
+
|locdppt=[[Jubilife City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Oreburgh City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Floaroma Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Eterna City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Hearthome City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
|descusum=A Poké Ball that works best when catching a Pokémon that is of the opposite gender of your Pokémon.
+
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Cherrygrove City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Violet City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Azalea Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Ecruteak City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Olivine City]] [[Poké Mart]]
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Pink Apricorn|Pnk Apricorn]])
+
'''Kanto:''' [[Viridian City]] [[Poké Mart]]<br>
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Pink Apricorn|Pnk Apricorn]])
+
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Stormy Beach}} ''(2000+ Steps)''
|locsm=[[Malie City]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
+
|locbw=[[Striaton City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Nacrene City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Castelia City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]], {{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]]
|locusum=[[Malie City]] (from [[Samson Oak]]), [[Heahea City]]
+
|locb2w2=[[Virbank City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Castelia City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Lentimas Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]] and {{OBP|Victory Road|Black 2 and White 2}} [[Poké Mart]]
|main=Love Ball
+
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] (North Boulevard [[Poké Mart]] and Centrico Boulevard), [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]], and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, {{rt|7|Kalos}}, [[Dendemille Town]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
  +
|locoras=[[Verdanturf Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|103|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Poké Fan}} Miguel), {{rt|110|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Poké Fan}} Isabel)
  +
|locsm={{rt|2|Alola}}, {{rt|3|Alola}}, [[Hau'oli City]], [[Seaward Cave]], [[Paniola Ranch]], [[Royal Avenue]], [[Festival Plaza]]
  +
|main=Heal Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
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{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Fast Ball
+
|name=Level Ball
|jp=スピードボール
+
|jp=レベルボール
|jpt=Speed Ball
+
|jpt=Level Ball
 
|gen=II
 
|gen=II
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
 
|sell=150
 
|sell=150
 
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
 
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on fast Pokémon{{sup/4|HGSS}} or Pokémon able to flee from battle{{sup/2|GSC}}.
+
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon of levels lower than the Pokémon currently in battle.
 
|effect2=Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
 
|effect2=Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
|catchrate= if used on {{p|Magnemite}}, {{p|Grimer}}, or {{p|Tangela}}{{sup/2|GSC}}<br> if used on a Pokémon with a base {{stat|Speed}} {{cat|Pokémon whose base Speed stat is greater than 100|of at least 100}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br> otherwise
+
|catchrate= if the player's Pokémon is the same level as or a lower level than the wild Pokémon<br> if the player's Pokémon is at a higher level than the wild Pokémon but less than double it<br>4× if the player's Pokémon is more than double but less than four times the level of the wild Pokémon<br> if the player's Pokémon is of a level four times or more than that of the wild Pokémon
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for catching fast <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
+
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for lower-level <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
|deschgss=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch fast Pokémon.
+
|deschgss=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that are a lower level than your own.
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon which are quick to run away.
+
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that are a lower level than your own.
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are usually very quick to run away.
+
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are at a lower level than your own Pokémon.
|descsm=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are usually very quick to run away.
+
|descsm=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are at a lower level than your own Pokémon.
|descusum=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are usually very quick to run away.
+
|descusum=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are at a lower level than your own Pokémon.
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[White Apricorn|Wht Apricorn]])
+
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Red Apricorn]])
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] (from [[Kurt]] after saving [[Slowpoke Well]]), [[Azalea Town]] ([[White Apricorn|Wht Apricorn]])
+
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Red Apricorn]])
 
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]]
 
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]]
 
|locusum=[[Mount Hokulani]], [[Heahea City]]
 
|locusum=[[Mount Hokulani]], [[Heahea City]]
|tcg=Fast Ball (Skyridge 124)
+
|tcg=Level Ball (Next Destinies 89)
|main=Fast Ball
+
|main=Level Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Sport Ball
+
|name=Love Ball
|jp=コンペボール
+
|jp=ラブラブボール
|jpt=Compé Ball
+
|jpt=Love-Love Ball
 
|gen=II
 
|gen=II
|bag=Poké Balls
+
|bag=Items
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]] in the [[Bug-Catching Contest]].
+
|sell=150
|catchrate=1.5×
+
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
|descgsc=The Bug-Catching Contest <sc>Ball</sc>.
+
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon of the opposite [[gender]], but same species as the player's Pokémon.
|deschgss=A special Poké Ball for the Bug-Catching Contest.
+
|effect2=Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
|descbwb2w2=A special Poké Ball for the Bug-Catching Contest.
+
|catchrate= if used on a Pokémon of the same species and gender as the player's Pokémon{{sup/2|GSC}}<br>8× if used on a Pokémon of the same species but opposite gender of the player's Pokémon{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br>1× otherwise
|descxyoras=A special Poké Ball that is used during the Bug-Catching Contest.
+
|descgsc=For catching the opposite gender.
|descsm=A special Poké Ball that is used during the Bug-Catching Contest.
+
|deschgss=Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that are the opposite gender of your Pokémon.
|locgsc=[[National Park]]
+
|descbwb2w2=Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that are the opposite gender of your Pokémon.
|lochgss=[[National Park]]
+
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that works best when catching a Pokémon that is of the opposite gender of your Pokémon.
|notes=Called Park Ball (パークボール) in Generation II.
+
|descsm=A Poké Ball that works best when catching a Pokémon that is of the opposite gender of your Pokémon.
|main=Sport Ball
+
|descusum=A Poké Ball that works best when catching a Pokémon that is of the opposite gender of your Pokémon.
  +
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Pink Apricorn|Pnk Apricorn]])
  +
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Pink Apricorn|Pnk Apricorn]])
  +
|locsm=[[Malie City]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
  +
|locusum=[[Malie City]] (from [[Samson Oak]]), [[Heahea City]]
  +
|main=Love Ball
 
}}
 
}}
 
===Introduced in Generation III===
 
The following Poké Balls were introduced in {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}. While the main four Poké Balls and the Safari Ball returned to central usage, these specialty Balls were only available at certain [[Poké Mart]]s in the Hoenn region, and the Luxury Ball only available via completion of certain quests in the games. Generally, they can be seen to be counterparts to Generation II's Apricorn Balls, which were not available in the Generation III games, with the Nest Ball and Level Ball, Net Ball and Lure Ball, and Luxury Ball and Friend Ball being very similar in effect to each other.
 
 
The Premier Ball is functionally identical to the standard Poké Ball; it is simply a premium (hence the name) given with the purchase of ten Poké Balls. Only one is given with each purchase of ten or more, so buying 20 or more Poké Balls still only yields one gift Premier Ball. To obtain multiple Premier Balls, the Poké Balls must be purchased in separate transactions of 10 at a time.
 
 
These Ball variants continued to be available in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, though most must be traded in from a Hoenn-based game, with only the Timer Ball and Repeat Ball available to be bought, and even then, only in {{OBP|Two Island|town}}. The Dive Ball's effect was altered, with it now having greater chance to catch Pokémon encountered on water rather than under it, as Hoenn-based games are the only ones where wild Pokémon can be encountered while using {{m|Dive}}. In Generation IV, all but the Dive Ball are readily available to be bought, though the Dive Ball can still be obtained through use of [[Pal Park]] and other special events. The Johto-based HeartGold and SoulSilver make the Timer, Repeat, and Luxury Balls hard to find once more, though the returning Apricorn Balls help to take their place. All of these Poké Balls can be purchased in Generation V. Additionally, the Timer Ball's effectiveness now increases much more quickly as the battle goes on.
 
 
Unlike the Poké Balls introduced in Generation I, these Poké Balls were developed by the [[Devon Corporation]].
 
   
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Premier Ball
+
|name=Lure Ball
|jp=プレミアボール
+
|jp=ボール
|jpt=Premier Ball
+
|jpt=Lure Ball
|gen=III
+
|sprite2=Lure Ball IV
  +
|gen=II
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
|buyable=yes
+
|sell=150
|sell=100
+
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
+
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better while [[fishing]].
|catchrate=
+
|effect2=Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
|descrse=A rare <sc>Ball</sc> made in commemoration of some event.
+
|catchrate=3×{{sup/2|GSC}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}/5×{{sup/7|SM}} if used on a Pokémon encountered while [[fishing]]<br>1× otherwise
|descfrlg=A rare <sc>Ball</sc> that has been specially made to commemorate an event of some sort.
+
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for <sc>Pokémon</sc> hooked by a rod.
|desccoloxd=A rare <sc>Ball</sc> made in commemoration of some event.
+
|deschgss=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon hooked by a Rod when fishing.
|descdppthgss=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that has been specially made to commemorate an event of some sort.
+
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon hooked by a Rod when fishing.
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that has been specially made to commemorate an event of some sort.
+
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a Rod while out fishing.
|descxyoras=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that was made as a commemorative item used to celebrate an event of some sort.
+
|descsm=A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a Rod while out fishing.
|descsm=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that was made as a commemorative item used to celebrate an event of some sort.
+
|descusum=A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a rod while out fishing.
|descusum=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that was made as a commemorative item used to celebrate an event of some sort.
+
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] (from [[Kurt]] after saving [[Slowpoke Well]]), [[Azalea Town]] ([[Blue Apricorn|Blu Apricorn]])
|descpe=A somewhat rare Poké Ball that was made as a commemorative item used to celebrate an event of some sort.
+
|lochgss={{rt|32|Johto}} [[Pokémon Center]] (×2), [[Azalea Town]] ([[Blue Apricorn|Blu Apricorn]])
|locrse=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|locsm=[[Blush Mountain|Geothermal Power Plant]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|locusum=[[Blush Mountain|Geothermal Power Plant]] (from [[Samson Oak]]), [[Heahea City]]
|locxd=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|tcg=Lure Ball (Skyridge 128)
|locdppt=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|main=Lure Ball
|lochgss=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
 
|locbw=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
 
|locb2w2=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
 
|locxy=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once); {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}
 
|locoras=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more of any type of Ball at once)
 
|locsm=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
 
|tcg=Premier Ball (Great Encounters 101)
 
|main=Premier Ball
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Repeat Ball
+
|name=Luxury Ball
|jp=リピボール
+
|jp=ジャスボール
|jpt=Repeat Ball
+
|jpt=Gorgeous Ball
 
|gen=III
 
|gen=III
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
  +
|buy={{tt|1000|50000 at Black City}}
 
|sell=500
 
|sell=500
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon that are registered in the Pokédex as caught.
+
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
|catchrate=3×<sup>[[Generation III|Gen III]]-{{gen|VI}}</sup>/3.5×{{sup/7|SM}} if used on a Pokémon that is registered in the player's Pokédex as caught<br>1× otherwise
+
|effect2=Alters the amount by which a caught Pokémon's [[friendship]] rises.
|descrse=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on <sc>Pokémon</sc> caught before.
+
|catchrate=
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that works especially well on <sc>Pokémon</sc> caught before.
+
|descrse=A cozy <sc>Ball</sc> that makes <sc>Pokémon</sc> more friendly.
|desccoloxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on <sc>Pokémon</sc> caught before.
+
|descfrlg=A comfortable <sc>Ball</sc> that makes a captured wild <sc>Pokémon</sc> quickly grow friendly.
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon species that were previously caught.
+
|desccoloxd=A cozy <sc>Ball</sc> that makes <sc>Pokémon</sc> more friendly.
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon species that were previously caught.
+
|descdppthgss=A comfortable Poké Ball that makes a caught wild Pokémon quickly grow friendly.
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon species that have been caught before.
+
|descbwb2w2=A comfortable Poké Ball that makes a caught wild Pokémon quickly grow friendly.
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on a Pokémon species that has been caught before.
+
|descxyoras=A particularly comfortable Poké Ball that makes a wild Pokémon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.
|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on a Pokémon species that has been caught before.
+
|descsm=A particularly comfortable Poké Ball that makes a wild Pokémon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.
|locrse=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|after receiving Repeat Ball from Devon Corp Employee on Route 116}}
+
|descusum=A particularly comfortable Poké Ball that makes a wild Pokémon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.
|locfrlg={{OBP|Two Island|town}} vendor{{tt|*|after completing Ruby and Sapphire mission}}
+
|locrse=[[Sea Mauville|Abandoned Ship]], {{ci|Lilycove}} [[Contest Hall]]
|locdppt=[[Canalave City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
+
|locfrlg=[[Resort Gorgeous]]
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Tu}}
+
|locxd=[[S.S. Libra]]
  +
|locdppt={{si|Pokémon Mansion}}{{sup/4|Pt}}, [[Sunyshore City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
  +
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Su}}
   
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Sinnoh Field}} ''(3000+ Steps)''
+
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Resort}} ''(6000+ Steps)''
|locbw={{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]]
+
|locbw={{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Undella Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Black City]] shop{{sup/5|B}}
|locb2w2={{OBP|Victory Road|Black 2 and White 2}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Accumula Town]] [[Poké Mart]]
+
|locb2w2=[[Undella Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Humilau City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{OBP|Victory Road|Black 2 and White 2}} [[Poké Mart]] and [[N's Castle]]
|locxy=[[Coumarine City]] [[Poké Mart]] and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, {{rt|21|Kalos}}, {{rt|20|Kalos}}, [[Anistar City]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
+
|locxy={{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, [[Lumiose City#Sycamore Pokémon Lab|Professor Sycamore's Lab]], {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Mart|Centrico Boulevard}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
|locoras=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|After speaking to scientist on Route 116}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|110|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Collector}} Edwin)
+
|tcg=Luxury Ball (Stormfront 86)
|locsm=[[Poni Wilds]], [[Ula'ula Meadow]], [[Festival Plaza]], [[Paniola Town]]
+
|locoras=[[Verdanturf Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|104|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Lady}} Cindy, rematch with {{tc|Rich Boy}} Winston)
|main=Repeat Ball
+
|locsm={{rt|2|Alola}} [[Poké Mart]], {{rt|15|Alola}}, [[Malie Garden]]
  +
|main=Luxury Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Timer Ball
+
|name=Moon Ball
|jp=タイマーボール
+
|jp=ボール
|jpt=Timer Ball
+
|jpt=Moon Ball
|gen=III
+
|gen=II
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
|buyable=yes
+
|sell=150
|sell=500
+
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better in battles that have lasted longer.
+
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon that evolve with a [[Moon Stone]].
|catchrate=((number of turns passed in battle + 10) ÷ 10)×, maximum {{tt|4×|at 30 turns}}<sup>[[Generation III|Gen III]]-{{gen|IV}}</sup><br/>
+
|effect2=Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
(1 + number of turns passed in battle * {{tt|1229/4096|approx. 0.3}}, maximum {{tt|4×|at 13 turns}} <sup>[[Generation V|Gen V]]-{{gen|VII}}
+
|catchrate=4× if used on a Pokémon belonging to the {{p|Nidoran♂}}, {{p|Nidoran♀}}, {{p|Clefairy}}, {{p|Jigglypuff}}, {{p|Skitty}} or {{p|Munna}} families; otherwise 1×{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br>Always 1× due to a [[List of glitches in Generation II#Catch rate|glitch]]{{sup/2|GSC}}
|descrs=More effective as more turns are taken in battle.
+
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for <sc>Moon Stone</sc> evolvers.
|desce=A <sc>Ball</sc> that gains power in battles taking many turns.
+
|deschgss=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that evolve using the Moon Stone.
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that becomes progressively better the more turns there are in a battle.
+
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball for catching Pokémon that evolve using the Moon Stone.
|desccolo=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better the more turns in battle.
+
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that will make it easier to catch Pokémon that can evolve using a Moon Stone.
|descxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that gains power in battles taking many turns.
+
|descsm=A Poké Ball that will make it easier to catch Pokémon that can evolve using a Moon Stone.
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Ball that becomes progressively better the more turns there are in a battle.
+
|descusum=A Poké Ball that will make it easier to catch Pokémon that can evolve using a Moon Stone.
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Ball that becomes progressively better the more turns there are in a battle.
+
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Yellow Apricorn|Ylw Apricorn]])
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes progressively more effective the more turns that are taken in battle.
+
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Yellow Apricorn|Ylw Apricorn]])
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes progressively more effective the more turns that are taken in battle.
+
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes progressively more effective the more turns that are taken in battle.
+
|locusum=[[Mount Hokulani]] (from [[Samson Oak]]), [[Heahea City]]
|locrse=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|after receiving Repeat Ball from Devon Corp Employee on Route 116}}
+
|main=Moon Ball
|locfrlg={{OBP|Two Island|town}} vendor{{tt|*|after completing Ruby and Sapphire mission}}
 
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]], [[The Under Subway]]
 
|locxd=[[Outskirt Stand]], [[Citadark Isle]]
 
|locdppt=[[Celestic Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Canalave City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowpoint City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
 
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Sa}}
 
 
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Sinnoh Field}} ''(2500+ Steps)''
 
|locbw=[[Shopping Mall Nine]], [[Opelucid City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]]
 
|locb2w2=[[Opelucid City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]], {{OBP|Victory Road|Black 2 and White 2}} [[Poké Mart]] and [[Icirrus City]] [[Poké Mart]]
 
|locxy=[[Coumarine City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]], and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}} and South Boulevard, {{rt|19|Kalos}}, {{rt|17|Kalos}}, [[Geosenge Town]], [[Poké Ball Factory]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locoras=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|After speaking to scientist on Route 116}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|119|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Pokémon Ranger}} Catherine and Pokémon Ranger Jackson)
 
|locsm=[[Blush Mountain]], [[Festival Plaza]], [[Paniola Town]], [[Royal Avenue]]
 
|tcg=Timer Ball (Sun & Moon 134)
 
|main=Timer Ball
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|tcg=Net Ball (Lost Thunder 187)
 
|tcg=Net Ball (Lost Thunder 187)
 
|main=Net Ball
 
|main=Net Ball
}}
 
 
{{Item
 
|name=Dive Ball
 
|jp=ダイブボール
 
|jpt=Dive Ball
 
|gen=III
 
|bag=Items
 
|buyable=yes
 
|sell=500
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon encountered [[underwater]]{{sup/3|RSE}}{{sup/6|ORAS}} or while {{m|Surf}}ing or [[fishing]].{{sup/6|ORAS}} <sup>Other games</sup>
 
|catchrate=3.5× if used while [[underwater]]{{sup/3|RSE}}{{sup/6|ORAS}}<br>3.5× if used on a water-dwelling Pokémon{{sup/6|ORAS}} <sup>Other games</sup><br>1× otherwise
 
|descrse=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on <sc>Pokémon</sc> on the ocean floor.
 
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that works especially well on <sc>Pokémon</sc> deep in the sea.
 
|desccoloxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on <sc>Pokémon</sc> on the ocean floor.
 
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon that live in the sea.
 
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon that live underwater.
 
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well when catching Pokémon that live underwater.
 
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well when catching Pokémon that live underwater.
 
|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well when catching Pokémon that live underwater.
 
|locrse=[[Mossdeep City]] [[Poké Mart]]
 
|locdppt={{rt|223|Sinnoh}}, [[Pokémon News Press]]
 
|lochgss='''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Beautiful Beach}} ''(5000+ Steps)'', {{pw|Blue Lake}} ''(3500+ Steps)''
 
|locbw=[[Undella Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Village Bridge]]
 
|locb2w2=[[Undella Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Humilau City]] [[Poké Mart]]
 
|locxy=[[Ambrette Town]] (trade Poké Ball), {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, {{rt|16|Kalos}}, [[Azure Bay]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locoras=[[Fallarbor Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|125|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Sailor}} Ernest)
 
|locsm={{rt|8|Alola}}, {{rt|15|Alola}}, [[Brooklet Hill]], [[Hano Beach]], [[Kala'e Bay]], [[Festival Plaza]]
 
|main=Dive Ball
 
}}
 
 
{{Item
 
|name=Luxury Ball
 
|jp=ゴージャスボール
 
|jpt=Gorgeous Ball
 
|gen=III
 
|bag=Items
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buy={{tt|1000|50000 at Black City}}
 
|sell=500
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
 
|effect2=Alters the amount by which a caught Pokémon's [[friendship]] rises.
 
|catchrate=1×
 
|descrse=A cozy <sc>Ball</sc> that makes <sc>Pokémon</sc> more friendly.
 
|descfrlg=A comfortable <sc>Ball</sc> that makes a captured wild <sc>Pokémon</sc> quickly grow friendly.
 
|desccoloxd=A cozy <sc>Ball</sc> that makes <sc>Pokémon</sc> more friendly.
 
|descdppthgss=A comfortable Poké Ball that makes a caught wild Pokémon quickly grow friendly.
 
|descbwb2w2=A comfortable Poké Ball that makes a caught wild Pokémon quickly grow friendly.
 
|descxyoras=A particularly comfortable Poké Ball that makes a wild Pokémon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.
 
|descsm=A particularly comfortable Poké Ball that makes a wild Pokémon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.
 
|descusum=A particularly comfortable Poké Ball that makes a wild Pokémon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.
 
|locrse=[[Sea Mauville|Abandoned Ship]], {{ci|Lilycove}} [[Contest Hall]]
 
|locfrlg=[[Resort Gorgeous]]
 
|locxd=[[S.S. Libra]]
 
|locdppt={{si|Pokémon Mansion}}{{sup/4|Pt}}, [[Sunyshore City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
 
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Su}}
 
 
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Resort}} ''(6000+ Steps)''
 
|locbw={{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Undella Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Black City]] shop{{sup/5|B}}
 
|locb2w2=[[Undella Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Humilau City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{OBP|Victory Road|Black 2 and White 2}} [[Poké Mart]] and [[N's Castle]]
 
|locxy={{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, [[Lumiose City#Sycamore Pokémon Lab|Professor Sycamore's Lab]], {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Mart|Centrico Boulevard}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|tcg=Luxury Ball (Stormfront 86)
 
|locoras=[[Verdanturf Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|104|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Lady}} Cindy, rematch with {{tc|Rich Boy}} Winston)
 
|locsm={{rt|2|Alola}} [[Poké Mart]], {{rt|15|Alola}}, [[Malie Garden]]
 
|main=Luxury Ball
 
}}
 
 
===Introduced in Generation IV===
 
The following Poké Balls were introduced in {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}. The set of seven introduced in Generation III, as well as the original set of five, are preserved in this generation, and are available either for purchase or by trade in all Generation IV games.
 
 
{{Item
 
|name=Heal Ball
 
|jp=ヒールボール
 
|jpt=Heal Ball
 
|gen=IV
 
|bag=Items
 
|buyable=yes
 
|sell=150
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
 
|effect2=Fully restores a caught Pokémon's {{stat|HP}}, {{PP}}, and [[status condition|status]].
 
|catchrate=1×
 
|descdppthgss=A remedial Poké Ball that restores the caught Pokémon's HP and eliminates any status problem.
 
|descbwb2w2=A remedial Poké Ball that restores the caught Pokémon's HP and eliminates any status problem.
 
|descxyoras=A remedial Poké Ball that restores the HP of a Pokémon caught with it and eliminates any status conditions.
 
|descsm=A remedial Poké Ball that restores the HP of a Pokémon caught with it and eliminates any status conditions.
 
|descusum=A remedial Poké Ball that restores the HP of a Pokémon caught with it and eliminates any status conditions.
 
|locdppt=[[Jubilife City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Oreburgh City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Floaroma Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Eterna City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Hearthome City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
 
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Cherrygrove City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Violet City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Azalea Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Ecruteak City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Olivine City]] [[Poké Mart]]
 
'''Kanto:''' [[Viridian City]] [[Poké Mart]]<br>
 
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Stormy Beach}} ''(2000+ Steps)''
 
|locbw=[[Striaton City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Nacrene City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Castelia City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]], {{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]]
 
|locb2w2=[[Virbank City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Castelia City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Lentimas Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]] and {{OBP|Victory Road|Black 2 and White 2}} [[Poké Mart]]
 
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] (North Boulevard [[Poké Mart]] and Centrico Boulevard), [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]], and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, {{rt|7|Kalos}}, [[Dendemille Town]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locoras=[[Verdanturf Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|103|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Poké Fan}} Miguel), {{rt|110|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Poké Fan}} Isabel)
 
|locsm={{rt|2|Alola}}, {{rt|3|Alola}}, [[Hau'oli City]], [[Seaward Cave]], [[Paniola Ranch]], [[Royal Avenue]], [[Festival Plaza]]
 
|main=Heal Ball
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
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{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Dusk Ball
+
|name=Repeat Ball
|jp=ボール
+
|jp=リピボール
|jpt=Dark Ball
+
|jpt=Repeat Ball
|gen=IV
+
|gen=III
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
 
|sell=500
 
|sell=500
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better when used in [[cave]]s or at [[Time#Night 2|night]].
+
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon that are registered in the Pokédex as caught.
|catchrate=3×<sup>[[Generation VII|Gen VII]]+</sup>/3.5×<sup>[[Generation IV|Gen IV]]-{{gen|VI}}</sup> if used in a {{tt|cave|except Mirage Caves}} or at night<br>1× otherwise
+
|catchrate=3×<sup>[[Generation III|Gen III]]-{{gen|VI}}</sup>/3.5×{{sup/7|SM}} if used on a Pokémon that is registered in the player's Pokédex as caught<br>1× otherwise
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
+
|descrse=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on <sc>Pokémon</sc> caught before.
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
+
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that works especially well on <sc>Pokémon</sc> caught before.
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
+
|desccoloxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on <sc>Pokémon</sc> caught before.
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
+
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon species that were previously caught.
|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
+
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon species that were previously caught.
|locdppt=[[Solaceon Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowpoint City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Pastoria City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
+
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon species that have been caught before.
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Fr}}, [[Safari Zone Gate]], [[Blackthorn City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Frontier Access]] [[Poké Mart]]
+
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on a Pokémon species that has been caught before.
'''Kanto:''' [[Vermilion City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Lavender Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Fuchsia City]] [[Poké Mart]]
+
|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on a Pokémon species that has been caught before.
  +
|locrse=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|after receiving Repeat Ball from Devon Corp Employee on Route 116}}
  +
|locfrlg={{OBP|Two Island|town}} vendor{{tt|*|after completing Ruby and Sapphire mission}}
  +
|locdppt=[[Canalave City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
  +
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Tu}}
   
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Scary Cave}} ''(4000+ Steps)'', {{pw|Quiet Cave}} ''(2000+ Steps)''
+
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Sinnoh Field}} ''(3000+ Steps)''
|locbw=[[Driftveil City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]], [[Opelucid City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Striaton City]]
+
|locbw={{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]]
|locb2w2=[[Driftveil City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Lentimas Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Opelucid City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]], {{OBP|Victory Road|Black 2 and White 2}} [[Poké Mart]], and [[Icirrus City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Striaton City]]
+
|locb2w2={{OBP|Victory Road|Black 2 and White 2}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Accumula Town]] [[Poké Mart]]
|locxy=[[Cyllage City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]], and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, {{kal|Victory Road}}, [[Terminus Cave]], [[Frost Cavern]], {{rt|9|Kalos}}, [[Poké Ball Factory]], [[Lost Hotel]] (Trash Cans), [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
+
|locxy=[[Coumarine City]] [[Poké Mart]] and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, {{rt|21|Kalos}}, {{rt|20|Kalos}}, [[Anistar City]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
|tcg=Dusk Ball (Mysterious Treasures 110)
+
|locoras=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|After speaking to scientist on Route 116}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|110|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Collector}} Edwin)
|locoras=[[Fallarbor Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|120|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Delinquent}} Sharlene and {{tc|Street Thug}} Gomez)
+
|locsm=[[Poni Wilds]], [[Ula'ula Meadow]], [[Festival Plaza]], [[Paniola Town]]
|locsm={{rt|8|Alola}}, {{rt|14|Alola}}, [[Diglett's Tunnel]], [[Memorial Hill]], [[Vast Poni Canyon]], [[Festival Plaza]]
+
|tcg=Repeat Ball (Primal Clash 136)
|main=Dusk Ball
+
|main=Repeat Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
  +
{{Item
  +
|name=Timer Ball
  +
|jp=タイマーボール
  +
|jpt=Timer Ball
  +
|gen=III
  +
|bag=Items
  +
|buyable=yes
  +
|sell=500
  +
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better in battles that have lasted longer.
  +
|catchrate=((number of turns passed in battle + 10) ÷ 10)×, maximum {{tt|4×|at 30 turns}}<sup>[[Generation III|Gen III]]-{{gen|IV}}</sup><br/>
  +
(1 + number of turns passed in battle * {{tt|1229/4096|approx. 0.3}})×, maximum {{tt|4×|at 13 turns}} <sup>[[Generation V|Gen V]]-{{gen|VII}}
  +
|descrs=More effective as more turns are taken in battle.
  +
|desce=A <sc>Ball</sc> that gains power in battles taking many turns.
  +
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that becomes progressively better the more turns there are in a battle.
  +
|desccolo=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better the more turns in battle.
  +
|descxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that gains power in battles taking many turns.
  +
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Ball that becomes progressively better the more turns there are in a battle.
  +
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Ball that becomes progressively better the more turns there are in a battle.
  +
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes progressively more effective the more turns that are taken in battle.
  +
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes progressively more effective the more turns that are taken in battle.
  +
|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes progressively more effective the more turns that are taken in battle.
  +
|locrse=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|after receiving Repeat Ball from Devon Corp Employee on Route 116}}
  +
|locfrlg={{OBP|Two Island|town}} vendor{{tt|*|after completing Ruby and Sapphire mission}}
  +
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]], [[The Under Subway]]
  +
|locxd=[[Outskirt Stand]], [[Citadark Isle]]
  +
|locdppt=[[Celestic Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Canalave City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowpoint City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
  +
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Sa}}
  +
  +
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Sinnoh Field}} ''(2500+ Steps)''
  +
|locbw=[[Shopping Mall Nine]], [[Opelucid City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]]
  +
|locb2w2=[[Opelucid City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]], {{OBP|Victory Road|Black 2 and White 2}} [[Poké Mart]] and [[Icirrus City]] [[Poké Mart]]
  +
|locxy=[[Coumarine City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]], and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}} and South Boulevard, {{rt|19|Kalos}}, {{rt|17|Kalos}}, [[Geosenge Town]], [[Poké Ball Factory]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
  +
|locoras=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|After speaking to scientist on Route 116}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|119|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Pokémon Ranger}} Catherine and Pokémon Ranger Jackson)
  +
|locsm=[[Blush Mountain]], [[Festival Plaza]], [[Paniola Town]], [[Royal Avenue]]
  +
|tcg=Timer Ball (Sun & Moon 134)
  +
|main=Timer Ball
  +
}}
  +
  +
===Poké Balls only found in special locations===
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
 
|name=Cherish Ball
 
|name=Cherish Ball
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|descsm=A quite rare Poké Ball that has been crafted in order to commemorate a special occasion of some sort.
 
|descsm=A quite rare Poké Ball that has been crafted in order to commemorate a special occasion of some sort.
 
|loc=Unobtainable.
 
|loc=Unobtainable.
  +
|tcg=Cherish Ball (Tag Team GX Starter Set 18)
 
|main=Cherish Ball
 
|main=Cherish Ball
  +
}}
  +
  +
{{Item
  +
|name=Dream Ball
  +
|jp=ドリームボール
  +
|jpt=Dream Ball
  +
|gen=V
  +
|genex=yes
  +
|bag=Items
  +
|buyable=no
  +
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]] in the [[Entralink|Entree Forest]].
  +
|catchrate=255×
  +
|descbwb2w2=A special Poké Ball that appears out of nowhere in a bag at the Entree Forest. It can catch any Pokémon.
  +
|descxyoras=A special Poké Ball that appears in your Bag out of nowhere in the Entree Forest. It can catch any Pokémon.
  +
|descsm=A special Poké Ball that appears in your Bag out of nowhere in the Entree Forest. It can catch any Pokémon.
  +
|locbw=[[Entralink|Entree Forest]]
  +
|locb2w2=[[Entralink|Entree Forest]]
  +
|main=Dream Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|main=Park Ball
 
|main=Park Ball
 
}}
 
}}
 
===Introduced in Generation V===
 
Only one new Poké Ball was introduced in {{game|Black and White|s}}, though all Poké Balls of previous generations are programmed into the game, both as items and on the status screen. If the {{player}} cheats to get them into the game, the Apricorn Balls, Sport Ball, and Park Ball cannot be used to catch wild Pokémon, though the Safari Ball and Cherish Ball can. If a Pokémon is transferred to Generation V from an earlier generation with the [[Poké Transfer]], it will appear to have the same ball it was originally caught with.
 
 
In the [[Entralink|Entree Forest]], when a player "speaks" to a Pokémon, a Dream Ball appears in the player's Bag. As Poké Balls never fail in the Entree Forest and the Dream Ball can only be used there, the Dream Ball effectively never fails. However, any Poké Ball in the Bag can be used in the Entree Forest, not just the Dream Ball. Pokémon transferred from [[Pokémon Dream Radar]] are obtained in Dream Balls.
 
   
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Dream Ball
+
|name=Safari Ball
|jp=ームボール
+
|jp=サファリボール
|jpt=Dream Ball
+
|jpt=Safari Ball
|gen=V
+
|gen=I
|genex=yes
 
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
|buyable=no
+
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]] in the [[Safari Zone]].
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]] in the [[Entralink|Entree Forest]].
+
|catchrate=1.
|catchrate=255×
+
|descstad=A <sc>Ball</sc> used in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc> for catching wild Pokémon.
|descbwb2w2=A special Poké Ball that appears out of nowhere in a bag at the Entree Forest. It can catch any Pokémon.
+
|descrse=A special <sc>Ball</sc> that is used only in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc>.
|descxyoras=A special Poké Ball that appears in your Bag out of nowhere in the Entree Forest. It can catch any Pokémon.
+
|descfrlg=A special <sc>Ball</sc> that is used only in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc>. It is finished with a camouflage pattern.
|descsm=A special Poké Ball that appears in your Bag out of nowhere in the Entree Forest. It can catch any Pokémon.
+
|desccoloxd=A special <sc>Ball</sc> that is used only in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc>.
|locbw=[[Entralink|Entree Forest]]
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|descdppthgss=A special Poké Ball that is used only in the Great Marsh. It is decorated in a camouflage pattern.
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===Introduced in Generation VII===
 
Much like in [[Generation V]], only one new type of Poké Ball was introduced in [[Pokémon Sun and Moon]]: the Beast Ball, specifically designed to catch [[Ultra Beast]]s. Other Poké Balls (except the Master Ball) are barely effective against Ultra Beasts, with their catch rate modifier set to 0.1× regardless of their usual modifier. Conversely, Beast Balls are barely effective against Pokémon other than Ultra Beasts, having a catch rate modifier of 0.1× against all Pokémon that are not Ultra Beasts. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Beast Balls were apparently developed by [[Faba]], building on the work of a predecessor. In [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]], they were created by the [[Aether Foundation]], with help of the [[Ultra Recon Squad]].
 
 
In addition, the Apricorn Balls are once again available in Generation VII, although only one{{sup/7|SM}}/two{{sup/7|USUM}} of each can be obtained per game without trading.
 
   
 
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It was revealed in ''[[SM004|First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!]]'' that James had been collecting Poké Balls. When Jessie's attempts to catch a {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}} with typical Poké Balls had failed, she grabbed the Luxury Ball James had been polishing and used it instead, capturing Mimikyu, much to James's dismay. The rest of James's collection appeared in ''[[SM062|Acting True to Form!]]'', where it was revealed to also contain a Great, Ultra, Premier, Dusk, Heal, and Quick Ball, marking the first proper anime appearance of a Quick Ball.
 
It was revealed in ''[[SM004|First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!]]'' that James had been collecting Poké Balls. When Jessie's attempts to catch a {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}} with typical Poké Balls had failed, she grabbed the Luxury Ball James had been polishing and used it instead, capturing Mimikyu, much to James's dismay. The rest of James's collection appeared in ''[[SM062|Acting True to Form!]]'', where it was revealed to also contain a Great, Ultra, Premier, Dusk, Heal, and Quick Ball, marking the first proper anime appearance of a Quick Ball.
   
{{an|Gladion}} keeps all of his known Pokémon in special Poké Balls. His {{p|Lycanroc}} is kept in an Ultra Ball (as first seen in ''[[SM027|A Glaring Rivalry!]]''), his {{TP|Gladion|Silvally}} is kept in a Premier Ball (as first seen in ''[[SM037|Rising from the Ruins!]]''), and his Umbreon is kept in a Heal Ball (as first seen in ''[[SM053|Rescuing the Unwilling!]]'').
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{{an|Gladion}} keeps all of his known Pokémon in special Poké Balls. His {{TP|Gladion|Lycanroc}} is kept in an Ultra Ball (as first seen in ''[[SM027|A Glaring Rivalry!]]''), his {{TP|Gladion|Silvally}} is kept in a Premier Ball (as first seen in ''[[SM037|Rising from the Ruins!]]''), his {{TP|Gladion|Umbreon}} is kept in a Heal Ball (as first seen in ''[[SM053|Rescuing the Unwilling!]]''), and his {{p|Zoroark}} is kept in a Dusk Ball (as first seen in the [[Poké Problem]] extra scene of [[SM127]]).
   
 
[[File:James Poké Ball collection.png|thumb|250px|James's Poké Ball collection]]
 
[[File:James Poké Ball collection.png|thumb|250px|James's Poké Ball collection]]
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Besides the regular Poké Ball, the other Generation I variations of it were also seen during the [[Pokémon Origins]] miniseries. In ''[[PO03|File 3: Giovanni]]'', it was shown that [[Giovanni]] kept his strongest Pokémon, {{p|Rhyhorn}} and {{p|Rhydon}}, within Ultra Balls. In ''[[PO04|File 4: Charizard]]'', {{OBP|Red|Origins}} was seen catching an {{p|Arbok}} with a Great Ball and a {{p|Chansey}} with a Safari Ball. He also used Ultra Balls to capture the [[Legendary Pokémon]] {{p|Articuno}}, {{p|Zapdos}}, {{p|Moltres}}, and {{p|Mewtwo}}.
 
Besides the regular Poké Ball, the other Generation I variations of it were also seen during the [[Pokémon Origins]] miniseries. In ''[[PO03|File 3: Giovanni]]'', it was shown that [[Giovanni]] kept his strongest Pokémon, {{p|Rhyhorn}} and {{p|Rhydon}}, within Ultra Balls. In ''[[PO04|File 4: Charizard]]'', {{OBP|Red|Origins}} was seen catching an {{p|Arbok}} with a Great Ball and a {{p|Chansey}} with a Safari Ball. He also used Ultra Balls to capture the [[Legendary Pokémon]] {{p|Articuno}}, {{p|Zapdos}}, {{p|Moltres}}, and {{p|Mewtwo}}.
   
The Master Ball only appeared in a demonstration in ''[[PO03|File 3: Giovanni]]'', as it was still under development at the time. After [[Team Rocket]] was driven out of the [[Silph Co.]] building by Red, the development of the Master Ball was put on hold for a while.
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The Master Ball only appeared in a demonstration in ''File 3: Giovanni'', as it was still under development at the time. After [[Team Rocket]] was driven out of the [[Silph Co.]] building by Red, the development of the Master Ball was put on hold for a while.
   
 
Additionally, in Pokémon Origins, the sound effects and bright light used when a Trainer is catching, sending out, or recalling a Pokémon differ in comparison to the sound effects and lights that are used in the main Pokémon anime, more resembling the effects seen in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}.
 
Additionally, in Pokémon Origins, the sound effects and bright light used when a Trainer is catching, sending out, or recalling a Pokémon differ in comparison to the sound effects and lights that are used in the main Pokémon anime, more resembling the effects seen in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}.
   
 
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File:Poké Ball PO.png|A Poké Ball
 
File:Great Ball PO.png|A Great Ball
 
File:Great Ball PO.png|A Great Ball
 
File:Ultra Ball PO.png|An Ultra Ball
 
File:Ultra Ball PO.png|An Ultra Ball
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File:Apricorn Poké Balls Adventures.png|A Lure, Moon, and Love Ball
 
File:Apricorn Poké Balls Adventures.png|A Lure, Moon, and Love Ball
 
File:Generation III Poké Balls Adventures.png|Generation III Poké Balls (Net, Dive, Nest, Repeat, Timer, Luxury, and Premier Balls)
 
File:Generation III Poké Balls Adventures.png|Generation III Poké Balls (Net, Dive, Nest, Repeat, Timer, Luxury, and Premier Balls)
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File:Net Ball Adventures.png|Net Balls
 
File:Luxury Ball Adventures.png|A Luxury Ball
 
File:Luxury Ball Adventures.png|A Luxury Ball
 
File:Quick Ball Adventures.png|A Quick Ball
 
File:Quick Ball Adventures.png|A Quick Ball
 
File:Beast Ball Adventures.png|A Beast Ball
 
File:Beast Ball Adventures.png|A Beast Ball
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===In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys===
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Besides regular Poké Balls, Apricorn Poké Balls also received notable attention in the [[Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys]] manga. They were first featured in ''[[GB07|The Great Search! Let's Rescue The Slowpoke!]]'', where {{GnB|Gold}} and [[Kurt]] used some of Kurt's hand-made Poké Balls to save a group of {{p|Slowpoke}} from drowning in the flooding [[Slowpoke Well]]. Kurt's Level Ball also proved crucial in stopping the [[Black Tyranitar]]'s rampage close to the end of the manga.
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File:Level Ball Golden Boys.png|A Level Ball
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File:Lure Ball Golden Boys.png|A Lure Ball
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File:Chuck Poliwrath Golden Boys.png|A Friend Ball
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File:Love Ball Golden Boys.png|A Love Ball
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File:Heavy Ball Golden Boys.png|A Heavy Ball
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File:Fast Ball Golden Boys.png|A Fast Ball
 
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File:Brock Pikachu PM.png|{{PPM|Red's Pikachu}} inside his Poké Ball, in his debut appearance
 
File:Brock Pikachu PM.png|{{PPM|Red's Pikachu}} inside his Poké Ball, in his debut appearance
 
File:Green Charmander Poké Ball PPM.png|[[Green's Charmander]] being lifted from its Poké Ball
 
File:Green Charmander Poké Ball PPM.png|[[Green's Charmander]] being lifted from its Poké Ball
File:Heavy Ball PMHGSS.png|Heavy Ball in Pocket Monsters HGSS
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File:Heavy Ball PMHGSS.png|A Heavy Ball in Pocket Monsters HGSS
 
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* In the [[Timegate Traveler Series]] featured in [[Pokéstar Studios]], the future is ruled by {{type|Bug}} Pokémon that capture wild humans in Human Balls (Japanese: '''ヒューマンボール''' ''Human Ball'') instead of the other way around.
 
* In the [[Timegate Traveler Series]] featured in [[Pokéstar Studios]], the future is ruled by {{type|Bug}} Pokémon that capture wild humans in Human Balls (Japanese: '''ヒューマンボール''' ''Human Ball'') instead of the other way around.
 
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File:RG super ball.png|Original Great Ball artwork from [[Pokémon Red and Green Versions|Red and Green]], with the 'S' from its Japanese name 'Super Ball'
 
 
File:Pester Ball.png|A Pester Ball
 
File:Pester Ball.png|A Pester Ball
 
File:Snag Ball.png|[[Wes]] about to throw a Great Ball turned into a Snag Ball
 
File:Snag Ball.png|[[Wes]] about to throw a Great Ball turned into a Snag Ball
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{{p|Voltorb}}, {{p|Electrode}}, {{p|Foongus}}, and {{p|Amoonguss}} often appear as item balls in the overworld, but attack when interacted with except the Foongus in [[Accumula Town]].
 
{{p|Voltorb}}, {{p|Electrode}}, {{p|Foongus}}, and {{p|Amoonguss}} often appear as item balls in the overworld, but attack when interacted with except the Foongus in [[Accumula Town]].
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* {{an|Professor Oak}} has written {{wp|senryū}} about the Poké Ball in two of his lectures:
 
* {{an|Professor Oak}} has written {{wp|senryū}} about the Poké Ball in two of his lectures:
** For ''[[DP003|When Pokémon Worlds Collide!]]'', the [[Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia]] featured this senryū: 「ゲットだぜ なげかたいろいろ モンスターボール」 ''"I caught a Pokémon! {{tt|Monster Balls|Poké Balls}} can be thrown in all sorts of ways."''
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** For [[DP003]], the [[Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia]] featured this senryū: 「ゲットだぜ なげかたいろいろ モンスターボール」 ''"I caught a Pokémon! {{tt|Monster Balls|Poké Balls}} can be thrown in all sorts of ways."''
** For ''[[BW002|Enter Iris and Axew!]]'', the [[Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster]] featured this senryū: 「あっポケモン モンスターボール わすれずに」 ''"Oh, a Pokémon; don't forget to bring your {{tt|Monster Balls|Poké Balls}}."''
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** For [[BW002]], the [[Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster]] featured this senryū: 「あっポケモン モンスターボール わすれずに」 ''"Oh, a Pokémon; don't forget to bring your {{tt|Monster Balls|Poké Balls}}."''
 
* Only the {{p|Scyther}} family and {{p|Pinsir}} can legitimately be obtained in all of the 27 in-game Poké Ball variants.
 
* Only the {{p|Scyther}} family and {{p|Pinsir}} can legitimately be obtained in all of the 27 in-game Poké Ball variants.
 
* In {{g|Pinball}}, the Poké Balls serve as the balls in the machine; they can be used to capture Pokémon and are upgraded depending on the multiplier bonus at the time.
 
* In {{g|Pinball}}, the Poké Balls serve as the balls in the machine; they can be used to capture Pokémon and are upgraded depending on the multiplier bonus at the time.
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The 27 Poké Ball variants found in the core series
Original concept

A Poké Ball (Japanese: モンスターボール Monster Ball) is a type of item that is critical to a Trainer's quest, used for catching and storing Pokémon. Both a general term used to describe the various kinds as well as a specific term to refer to the most basic among these variations, Poké Balls are ubiquitous in the modern Pokémon world. Up to six Pokémon can be carried with a Trainer in Poké Balls, while more Poké Balls can be held in the Bag for later use. These six Pokémon in the Poké Balls can be attached to the user's belt for carrying them around. Some Pokémon do not like to be carried around in Poké Balls, such as Ash's Pikachu.

The strength of a Poké Ball is determined by how much it raises a wild Pokémon's catch rate, and may in fact vary depending on the conditions of the battle. Poké Balls limit the power of Pokémon contained inside, taming them, though they do not cause the Pokémon inside to always obey the Trainer.

Stylized Poké Balls are used in many places to symbolize Pokémon in general: the logos of the Battle Frontiers, the Pokémon Contests, the Pokéathlon, and the Pokémon Musical all feature a Poké Ball in their design, while several Poké Balls can be seen in every Pokémon Center. The headgear of the protagonists of Kanto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova-based games feature Poké Ball designs, as do the Bags of the protagonists of Johto-based games. Ethan's headgear is also similar to the top half of an Ultra Ball, and Lucas's Bag prominently features a Poké Ball.

History

Main article: History of Poké Balls

The invention of Poké Balls occurred in the Johto region, where Apricorns grow; these fruit were cut apart and carved out, then fitted with a special device, and used to catch wild Pokémon prior to the mass production of the Balls that occurs in modern times under Silph Co., the Devon Corporation, and the Kalos Poké Ball Factory. Some Trainers still use Poké Balls made from Apricorns, while Kurt, a resident of Azalea Town, still constructs them. In the games, in the Memory Link event A New Light, Drayden claims that Poké Balls did not exist during his childhood. In the anime, in A Shipful of Shivers, Poké Balls are found in the ghost ship, implying that Poké Balls were first made at least 300 years ago. According to the Encyclopedia Pokemonica and a Pokémon Daisuki Club site describing the Pokémon world, modern Poké Balls were developed in 1925 from the research of Professor Westwood of Celadon University.

According to Pocket Monsters: The Animation, Poké Balls were developed to allow for various trainers to efficiently capture and train Pokémon in relatively little risk to themselves, as the act of training a Pokémon often results in severe injuries and even death. It also claims that the Pokémon Primeape and its notoriously violent nature was directly responsible for their creation.

Prior to the invention of Poké Balls, Pokémon were referred to as magical creatures (Japanese: 魔獣 majū), indicating that the name Pokémon, short for Pocket Monster, did not come into common parlance as a term until Poké Balls allowed the various magical creatures to be stored easily.

Mechanics and design

A schematic displaying Poké Ball size, storage, and mechanics

Though the technology behind a Poké Ball remains unknown and has evolved through the centuries to accommodate the diverse requirements of their creators, the basic mechanics are simple enough to understand and tend to remain constant: in a Pokémon battle, once an opposing wild Pokémon has been weakened, the Pokémon Trainer can throw a Poké Ball at it. When a Poké Ball hits the Pokémon, as long as it is not deflected, the Poké Ball will open, convert the Pokémon to a form of energy, pull it into its center, and close. A Pokémon in this state is given a chance to struggle to attempt to break free from the ball and escape, being instantly re-converted from energy into matter. Should a Pokémon escape a Poké Ball, the device will either be destroyed (in the games and some manga) or will return to the Trainer (anime), who can attempt once again to catch the Pokémon. A Pokémon who does not escape the Ball will be caught.

Poké Balls are specifically constructed for Pokémon capture, transport, and training. As well as being physically difficult to escape from (as they seal tightly shut as soon as a Pokémon is taken into them) the environment of a Poké Ball is designed to be attractive to Pokémon also; according to Lucian of the Sinnoh Elite Four, weakened Pokémon instinctively curl up tight in an attempt to heal themselves, an action that the environment of the Poké Ball encourages. Furthermore, while it is not known how caught Pokémon perceives their time inside their Ball, the device is said to replicate a "Pokémon-friendly" environment that is "designed for comfort". All of these factors strongly discourage Pokémon from escaping their Balls. In the manga, Bugsy refers to his "capture net" as being the net that is supposedly inside a Poké Ball, but visible and already deployed. According to Kurt, this invisible net captures and physically stores a Pokémon.

Interior of a Poké Ball from the anime

Poké Balls are not always at full size. Pressing the button on the front will convert it between its full size, about the size of a baseball, to a smaller size, about that of a ping-pong ball, and back again. The larger size makes throwing the ball easier, while the smaller one makes for easier storage on a belt clip, in pockets, and in Bags.

As mentioned, the generic Poké Ball design is not constant and has been remodeled and altered innumerable times in order to create new Poké Balls that are adapted for specific conditions. For example, it is seen in several anime episodes such as Gulpin it Down! and Claydol Big and Tall that normal Poké Balls have difficulty catching Pokémon which are extremely large or extremely heavy. In the latter episode, it is revealed that ancient civilizations overcame this issue by constructing immense Poké Balls many times the size of the standard model known today, and made from stone instead. Other civilizations such as Pokémopolis also discovered new technologies that more closely resembled modern Poké Ball technology, such as the Dark Device and the Unearthly Urn, which were also adapted for the capture and storage of massive Pokémon but in small containers. However, devices like these became lost to the ages and their roles were subsequently supplanted by Heavy Balls in the modern world.

Paul releasing Chimchar

When a Pokémon is sent out from a Poké Ball, it will be accompanied by a distinctive sound effect and a bright light as it returns from its energy form and materialize nearby, often on the ground. This bright light has been shown to vary depending on the type of Ball in which the Pokémon is contained in the games, while it has always been shown to be white in the anime. Pokémon are recalled to their Poké Ball by holding up the Poké Ball with its button pointed at the Pokémon. A beam of red, white, or blue light will shoot from the button, converting the Pokémon back into energy and returning it to the Ball. The beam, however, has a limited range, and can be dodged by the Pokémon. If the beam hits a person, they will be stunned for a moment, but aside from that no ill effects will make themselves apparent.

Releasing a Pokémon from a Trainer's ownership, unlike normally sending the Pokémon out, will bathe the Pokémon in a blue glow, and the Poké Ball will no longer mark it, making it able to be caught by another Trainer's Poké Ball.

A Poké Ball can also be broken, which will release it from ownership, as seen when Jessie releases her Dustox in Crossing Paths. If a Trainer has done so accidentally, it must somehow be fixed before the Pokémon can be recalled. This was seen in Pokémon Food Fight!, where Ash becomes unable to recall Snorlax after its Poké Ball is broken. In the manga, if a Poké Ball is broken before a Pokémon is sent out, then that particular Pokémon cannot be used until their Poké Ball has been repaired. This happened several times in the Pokémon Adventures manga, such as during Red's battle against Giovanni, where the opening mechanism for the Poké Balls of Red's Venusaur and Gyarados were damaged, preventing either of them from being used in the match.

Pokémon appear to be conscious while inside Poké Balls. Several Pokémon have shown the ability to leave and return to their Poké Balls at will, most notably among them Jessie's Wobbuffet, Misty's Psyduck, Ash's Oshawott, Brock's Croagunk, and Clemont's Chespin which tend to do so in every episode they appear in. In Dig Those Diglett!, many Pokémon belonging to Gary Oak, as well as other Trainers, including Ash Ketchum, demonstrated the ability to prevent themselves from being sent from their Poké Balls, as they refused to fight against the Diglett, though this has not been demonstrated since. Pokémon have also shown to be able to hear orders given by their Trainer right before they are sent out.

Iris's Dragonite inside a Poké Ball in the anime

Poké Balls are able to communicate with a Trainer's Pokédex, as the system updates itself with information on newly-caught Pokémon, and keeps track of how many Pokémon the Trainer has with them. If a Trainer catches a new Pokémon with the full six already with them, the Pokédex will automatically send the newly-caught Pokémon in its Poké Ball to the Pokémon Storage System that the Trainer is using. As shown in Two Degrees of Separation, a Pokémon caught by a Poké Ball is "marked" by it, and thus most Poké Balls thrown at it will have no effect aside from temporarily stunning it. In the games, as well as in Bad to the Bone, however, the Trainer of the Pokémon will block a Poké Ball thrown by another, though it is possible that this is more out of courtesy to their Pokémon than to prevent capture outright. In Charmander – The Stray Pokémon, Ash was able to catch his Charmander in a Poké Ball despite his previous ownership by another Trainer, though it may have lost its "mark" when it abandoned its previous Trainer by refusing to return to its old Poké Ball. Earlier in the same episode, Ash failed to catch the same Charmander while it still held its loyalty, despite its weak condition.

Other wireless capabilities of Poké Balls are shown in Destiny Deoxys, as when the electricity of the city is down, Rebecca claims that the "Poké Ball Management System" was no longer working without power. There has been no mention of any such system since.

Poké Balls are able to be decorated to no ill effect, with several Poké Balls that have been painted with special colors being seen in the anime. Additionally, a Ball Capsule can be used in combination with Seals to create special effects when the Pokémon is sent out.

Poké Ball accuracy

In some scenarios, a Poké Ball can miss the wild Pokémon completely (in contrast to breaking if the Poké Ball does not successfully capture the Pokémon):

  • In the Generation I games, it was possible for a ball to miss the Pokémon when the likelihood of catching the Pokémon in question was particularly low—rather than the ball throwing animation playing and the ball wiggling zero times, a message would come up stating "You missed the Pokémon!".
  • In the Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the ghosts in Lavender Town's Pokémon Tower dodge any ball thrown at them before being unmasked by the Silph Scope. The Marowak ghost will dodge all Poké Balls even if it is unmasked.

In other scenarios, it is simply not possible to use Poké Balls in the first place:

  • In the Generation I and II core series games, if both the player's party and their current Box are full, the player cannot throw a Poké Ball.
  • In the core series games, in wild battles the player cannot throw a Poké Ball if there are multiple opponents—such as in wild Double Battles, Horde Encounters, or SOS Battles—with the game claiming that it's impossible to aim.
  • From Pokémon Diamond and Pearl onward, it is not possible to throw a Poké Ball if the opposing Pokémon is in the semi-invulnerable state of a move (such as Fly or Dig).
  • Starting in Generation V, in Double and Triple Battles, it is not possible to issue a command to one Pokémon and then throw a Poké Ball as the second Pokémon's turn. However, it is still possible to throw a Poké Ball if one Pokémon is in the middle of a two-turn move.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, Ghetsis uses his cane to control a wild Kyurem and orders it to attack the player. The cane also emits signals that disrupt the use of empty Poké Balls, preventing Kyurem from being captured during the climax.
  • In Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, the player is forbidden from throwing Poké Balls at wild Pokémon in a trial site until the trial has been cleared.
  • In Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, a signal that prevents the use of empty Poké Balls is broadcast throughout Aether Paradise to protect the Pokémon living there. This prevents the player from capturing the wild Nihilego that attacks them on their first visit to the facility.
  • In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player cannot use a Poké Ball on a Necrozma that has fused with a Solgaleo or Lunala.

Capture chances

Main article: Catch rate

Types of Poké Balls

A Double Battle beginning in Pokémon Battle Revolution

In the Pokémon games so far, there have been 27 different varieties of Poké Balls, all differing from each other in some effect, whether it be an increased ability to catch a Pokémon from the wild or an effect which occurs only after the Pokémon has been caught. From Generation III onward, each variety of the Poké Ball has a unique animation when they open to draw in a Pokémon and when a Pokémon is sent out, and the type of Poké Ball used to catch the Pokémon is preserved on its status screen.

Prior to Generation VI, all hatched Pokémon are in a standard Poké Ball. In Generation VI, a bred Pokémon will be in the same Poké Ball as its mother, unless its mother was in a Cherish Ball or Master Ball in which case the Pokémon will be in a Poké Ball; Pokémon bred from a male or genderless Pokémon and Ditto will hatch in a standard Poké Ball. In Generation VII, Pokémon bred from a male and a Ditto will inherit the father's ball as well and if two Pokémon of the same species in different balls are bred, the resulting offspring will be in either the mothers or father's ball.

Basic Poké Balls

Poké Balls with special effects

Poké Balls only found in special locations

In other games

Pokémon GO

Using Poké Balls in Pokémon GO is a more detailed process than in most other games. The primary factor is the player's aim, rather than battling. The player must press their finger on the Ball, move it, and release it in order to throw the Ball. The Ball and Pokémon exist in a 3D environment, so the player may miss the Pokémon by throwing the Ball the wrong distance or too far to the side. Additionally, the wild Pokémon may attempt to dodge or attack every few seconds. When a Pokémon attacks, it temporarily becomes invulnerable to Poké Balls, and any Balls that hit it will be deflected. When a Pokémon dodges, it will move around but can still be hit by a thrown Ball.

See more: Caught Pokémon → Pokémon GO

The player's throwing technique can improve the chances of catching a Pokémon in two ways. One is aiming for the shrinking colored circle over the Pokémon. If the player's throw lands inside this circle, they will get a "Nice!", "Great!", or "Excellent!" throw bonus depending on how small the circle was. When the circle shrinks to nothing, it resets to its widest and continues to shrink again. The other factor is throwing a curveball. If the player spins the Ball while holding it, it will temporarily retain the spin and curve left or right when thrown.

See more: Catch rate (GO)

Three types of Poké Balls are primarily available in Pokémon GO: regular Poké Balls, Great Balls, and Ultra Balls. They can be repeatably obtained in the game by

The player also receives Poké Balls upon leveling up.

  • Poké Balls awarded up to level 11 (including 50 Poké Balls starting at level 1)
  • Great Balls awarded from level 12 to level 19
  • Ultra Balls awarded starting level 20

Regular Poké Balls may be purchased in the Shop at the following rates:

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  • 200 for PokéCoin.png800

All three types of balls have also been available in limited-time Box deals.

Premier Balls are also available in Pokémon GO exclusively for catching Raid Bosses; Raid Bosses can only be caught with Premier Balls, and if the player runs out, the Raid Boss will flee. The number of Premier Balls are awarded to the player after a Raid Battle is based on how well they battled. Unused Premier Balls are not retained and do not roll over to future Raid Battles. Like in the main series, Premier Balls are just as effective as regular Poké Balls.

Master Balls are also coded into Pokémon GO, but they have not yet been made available.

Description

Image English name Japanese name Description
GO Poké Ball.png Poké Ball モンスターボール
Monster Ball
A device for catching wild Pokémon. It's thrown like a ball, comfortably encapsulating its target.
GO Great Ball.png Great Ball スーパーボール
Super Ball
A high-performance Ball with a higher catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
GO Ultra Ball.png Ultra Ball ハイパーボール
Hyper Ball
An ultra-performance Ball with a higher catch rate than a Great Ball.
GO Premier Ball.png Premier Ball プレミアボール
Premier Ball
N/A (Used to capture the Raid Boss after winning a Raid Battle)
GO Master Ball.png Master Ball マスターボール
Master Ball
The best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.

In the anime

In the main series

Ash pulling out a Poké Ball, preparing to catch a Pokémon

In the anime, the basic Poké Ball is the most commonly used of all varieties, with other varieties appearing either very few times or not at all. A vast majority of Pokémon are shown to be stored in regular Poké Balls, to the point that large collections of Poké Balls can be seen with no variation among them. Even Ash's Pikachu, the most prominent Pokémon in the anime which spends all its time outside with Ash, has a plain Poké Ball that differs from others only by the small yellow lightning bolt symbol on it, as seen in Pokémon - I Choose You!.

Despite this, the various other types of Poké Ball have been seen in the anime, usually to illustrate a special property about that particular ball. The lack of the different types is unsurprising, however, due to the fact that, when the anime was first created, the games themselves did not even keep track of the Poké Ball that a Pokémon was caught in, and thus, it made no difference in sending a Pokémon out. This has recently become less common as of the Sun & Moon series, possibly to reflect the fact that NPC Trainers in Generation VII have certain types of Poké Balls associated with them.

The first time that a Poké Ball aside from the normal variation was seen was in EP035, where Ash was given 30 Safari Balls in order to compete in the Safari Game. With these 30 Safari Balls, Ash attempted to catch various rare Pokémon; however, he only managed to capture an entire herd of Tauros. They appeared in Safari Balls in Showdown at the Po-Ké Corral; however, whenever Ash uses one of his Tauros in a battle, it is sent out from a standard Poké Ball.

A Poké Ball after catching a Pokémon in the Sun & Moon series

The GS Ball was the second of the variant Poké Balls to appear in the anime, this time with a special purpose. This mysterious ball was unable to be opened by Professor Ivy, and served as the reason for Ash's journeys to the Orange Archipelago (to pick it up) and Johto (to deliver it to Kurt), so that what was contained within it could be discovered. Celebi was long rumored to be related to the ball, something which the Pokémon Adventures and game canons verify, while a director of the anime confirmed that, had it not been insisted that Celebi appear in a central role in the fourth movie, the GS Ball arc would have concluded with Celebi being released from the ball and traveling with Ash and his friends.

Also related to Kurt, as in the games, the first non-standard Poké Ball variants, the Apricorn balls, made an appearance in the anime, and several were given to the members of the main cast. All three members of the main cast received a Fast Ball each in Going Apricorn!, with Brock using his to catch a Pineco shortly after receiving it. Many other Apricorn Poké Balls also appeared in a fantasy in this episode. In the next episode, Brock received a Heavy Ball, while Ash and Misty received a Lure Ball each. While Brock's Heavy Ball and Ash and Misty's Fast Balls would remain unused (and have not been mentioned since), both Ash and Misty would use their Lure Balls to capture a Totodile and Corsola, respectively. Another Heavy Ball appeared in Gulpin It Down, where it was used to capture a giant Gulpin, though this was not the one belonging to Brock. In Trouble's Brewing, the Kimono Sisters (excluding Sakura) were shown keeping their Eeveelutions inside Apricorn Poké Balls, with Satsuki's Jolteon's ball being a Moon Ball, Sumomo's Vaporeon's ball being a Lure Ball, and Satsuki's Umbreon's ball being a Fast Ball. While Koume's Flareon's ball wasn't shown, her kimono pattern indicates it being a Love Ball.

Ash calling out a Pokémon

The Master Ball itself has only appeared once as an actual Poké Ball, in Whiscash and Ash, where it was used by Sullivan in a last resort attempt to catch a wild Whiscash called "Nero". Despite the fact that a Master Ball cannot be escaped from, the Whiscash swallowed the Master Ball, thus preventing capture, and disappeared back into the water. While not a Poké Ball itself, Misty owns a beach ball that is designed like the Master Ball, which can be seen in Beauty and the Beach and A Hot Water Battle.

The Generation III specialty balls have mostly been seen in cameos. The Repeat Ball and Luxury Ball appeared in the opening of Jirachi: Wish Maker. These balls contained Brendan's Shiftry and Aggron, respectively.

The debut of most of the specialty balls, both from Generation III and IV, came in the ending Which One ~ Is It?, which contained the first appearance of the Great Ball and Ultra Ball, as well as the first anime appearance of the Premier, Heal, Net, Dusk, Nest, Quick, Timer, and Dive Balls.

The first proper appearance of the Great, Ultra, Net, Nest, Dusk, Dive, Repeat, Premier, and Heal Balls was in A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!, where these balls were seen being manufactured at the Poké Ball Factory, in addition to normal Poké Balls, Luxury Balls, and Safari Balls, although the last ones were not shown. Although James did mention a Quick Ball in the Japanese version, one was never shown in the episode (a fact that was picked up by the dub, which removed the Quick Ball reference). Team Rocket tried to steal many of these Poké Balls, but were foiled by Ash and his friends.

Dawn's Poké Balls with Ball Capsules and Seals

It was revealed in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style! that James had been collecting Poké Balls. When Jessie's attempts to catch a Mimikyu with typical Poké Balls had failed, she grabbed the Luxury Ball James had been polishing and used it instead, capturing Mimikyu, much to James's dismay. The rest of James's collection appeared in Acting True to Form!, where it was revealed to also contain a Great, Ultra, Premier, Dusk, Heal, and Quick Ball, marking the first proper anime appearance of a Quick Ball.

Gladion keeps all of his known Pokémon in special Poké Balls. His Lycanroc is kept in an Ultra Ball (as first seen in A Glaring Rivalry!), his Silvally is kept in a Premier Ball (as first seen in Rising from the Ruins!), his Umbreon is kept in a Heal Ball (as first seen in Rescuing the Unwilling!), and his Zoroark is kept in a Dusk Ball (as first seen in the Poké Problem extra scene of SM127).

James's Poké Ball collection

Beast Balls debuted in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, in which the Aether Foundation provided multiple of them for Ash and his classmates to use during their missions as Ultra Guardians. Since then, Beast Balls have appeared in a number of episodes.

Many other Poké Balls have been shown in the anime; however, most of these are cosmetic alterations alone, such as Poké Balls with gold plating, diamond studded Poké Balls, and Poké Balls with stickers or special designs on them, usually to denote an organization. Ball Capsules and Seals can also be used to customize a Poké Ball's appearance, and they add special effects when the Pokémon is sent out. In the anime, they are mostly used by Coordinators during Pokémon Contests to create a showy entrance and ensure that the Pokémon will make a good impression right out of the Poké Ball.

Notably, a broken Poké Ball, snapped in half at its rusted hinges, was kept by both Ash and Gary, symbolizing their rivalry. After Ash defeated Gary during the Silver Conference, Gary gave his half of the Ball to Ash as a sign of ending their rivalry.

In Mystery at the Lighthouse, it was shown that if a Trainer catches a Pokémon while they already have six on hand, it is automatically sent to the regional Professor. Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest shows a major difference in what happens after a Pokémon is captured. Instead of being automatically sent to the regional Professor, the Poké Ball is sealed and the button becomes red. The Pokémon is kept inactive until it is switched out by another actively in the Trainer's party.

History

Main article: History of Poké Balls

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP001 Poké Ball Ash's Pokédex While being trained, a Pokémon usually stays inside its Poké Ball. However, there are many exceptions. Some Pokémon hate being confined.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In Pokémon Origins

Besides the regular Poké Ball, the other Generation I variations of it were also seen during the Pokémon Origins miniseries. In File 3: Giovanni, it was shown that Giovanni kept his strongest Pokémon, Rhyhorn and Rhydon, within Ultra Balls. In File 4: Charizard, Red was seen catching an Arbok with a Great Ball and a Chansey with a Safari Ball. He also used Ultra Balls to capture the Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo.

The Master Ball only appeared in a demonstration in File 3: Giovanni, as it was still under development at the time. After Team Rocket was driven out of the Silph Co. building by Red, the development of the Master Ball was put on hold for a while.

Additionally, in Pokémon Origins, the sound effects and bright light used when a Trainer is catching, sending out, or recalling a Pokémon differ in comparison to the sound effects and lights that are used in the main Pokémon anime, more resembling the effects seen in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

In Pokémon Generations

An Ultra Ball in Pokémon Generations

The only Poké Ball variant seen in Pokémon Generations was an Ultra Ball, which appeared in The Scoop. It was shown being used by a Trainer to catch a Deoxys in outer space.

In the manga

In the various Pokémon manga, Poké Balls have been shown to appear differently, as an attempt to explain how a Trainer knows which Pokémon is in which ball, as most Pokémon manga series were, like the anime, developed at a time when the games could not keep track of the ball a Pokémon was contained in.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In the manga The Electric Tale of Pikachu, the rules are more similar to the anime; however, Poké Balls are numbered on the outside, on the button, so that a Trainer knows which member of their team they are sending into battle. In The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Trainers must obtain a license before they are legally allowed to purchase Poké Balls.

It is also possible for a Pokémon to be placed inside a Poké Ball without it being owned by a Trainer. In Days of Gloom and Glory, Meowzie steals a Poké Ball from a shop and puts her kitten in it so that it will not be hurt by a flood affecting the city.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

In Magical Pokémon Journey, the main characters generally do not capture Pokémon, rather, they befriend them. Although Almond, one of the main characters, is known to be a Pokémon Trainer, he is not actually depicted capturing or raising any Pokémon. In fact, in the bonus materials of Volume 2, in which the cast of the manga meet Ash, Misty and Brock in a series of crossovers, it is revealed that Hazel and Coconut do not even know what Poké Balls are. When Ash and Misty explain that they are used to capture Pokémon, they both proceed to attempt to use them to capture Almond, as he is each of their love interest.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Yellow's Seadra inside his Poké Ball in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, the tops of Poké Balls are semitransparent, allowing the Pokémon inside, which is miniaturized, to be seen through the ball, while the Pokémon can likewise see out of the ball it is contained in. In this manga, unlike in the anime, Pokémon already captured can be recaught in another Poké Ball, as is seen when Red recatches Misty's Gyarados in Gyarados Splashes In! (though Blue states that catching a Pokémon that belongs to another is not possible in Lapras Lazily).

Like in the anime and the games, specialty balls do exist, although they are much more commonly used than in the anime. In Holy Moltres, Team Rocket was shown to have caught the Legendary birds in Ultra Balls. In And Mewtwo... Three!, Blaine gave Red the Master Ball, which Red used to catch Mewtwo shortly afterwards. In Teddiursa's Picnic, Gold and Silver received a Friend Ball and Heavy Ball, respectively, with Silver using his ball to catch an Ursaring, while Gold used his to catch a Teddiursa for Maizie. Close to the end of the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, the Masked Man was shown creating a GS Ball and using it to catch Celebi. In Innocent Scientist, Blake used Luxury Balls while trying to catch the Genesect controlled by Colress, eventually succeeding. In Scizor Defends, a Quick Ball was seen amongst the Poké Balls that Y had used while trying to catch an Absol. Safari Balls have been seen being used by Red at the Kanto Safari Zone, by Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum at the Great Marsh, and by Silver at the Johto Safari Zone. Crystal and Emerald have also been shown using special balls to catch Pokémon, with Crystal specializing in Apricorn balls and Emerald specializing in Poké Balls introduced in Generation III. Additionally, the three original types of Poké Ball are used to identify the Trainer's rank; most Trainers keep their Pokémon in Poké Balls, Gym Leaders use Great Balls, and Elite Four members and Frontier Brains use Ultra Balls.

In the Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter, Beast Balls were created for the Aether Foundation by Colress as a means of catching Ultra Beasts.

Like in the games, but unlike the anime, Pokémon placed in their balls don't recover from status conditions nor regain lost health, no matter how much time passes.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Besides regular Poké Balls, Apricorn Poké Balls also received notable attention in the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga. They were first featured in The Great Search! Let's Rescue The Slowpoke!, where Gold and Kurt used some of Kurt's hand-made Poké Balls to save a group of Slowpoke from drowning in the flooding Slowpoke Well. Kurt's Level Ball also proved crucial in stopping the Black Tyranitar's rampage close to the end of the manga.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

In Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All, Poké Balls are depicted as solid, with no visual identification as to which Poké Ball is which. In Special Chapter - Get Pikachu!, it is revealed that when Shu met Pikachu, Pikachu's Poké Ball had been abandoned in a forest because it was defective and it was causing Pikachu's electricity to be released throughout the surrounding area.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In Pokémon Pocket Monsters, Poké Balls are often shown as transparent to identify when a Pokémon is inside. They usually have their typical appearance from far away, suggesting that they may not always be transparent, or are only see-through from up close. Pokémon appear to be able to see the world outside of their Poké Balls, as shown in Bring Down the Powerful Opponent Onix!!, when Clefairy sees Pikachu inside his Poké Ball, and they talk to each other. In Introducing the Pokémon Clefairy!!, when Green is choosing Charmander as his starter Pokémon, he is shown to be able to pick up and lift Charmander directly from the Poké Ball without throwing it first.

In the TCG

Ultra Ball

Several variants of Poké Ball have been released in card form in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, ranging from the standard variants found in the games and other media to variants specific to the TCG.

  • The standard Poké Ball card, which was the first released, debuted in the Jungle expansion and has since been featured in many others. It features a TCG-centric mechanic, requiring a coin flip to search the deck for a Pokémon to be put in the hand. Most of the Poké Ball variants, both adapted from the games and exclusive to the TCG, are similar to this, with several requiring coin flips to use their effect.
  • The Ultra Ball can be seen in the artwork of Rocket's Sneak Attack, from the Team Rocket expansion. The 'H' on this Ultra Ball is derived from its Japanese name, Hyper Ball. The Ultra Ball itself would appear in Dark Explorers, with its effect requiring the player to discard 2 cards from the hand to search the deck for a Pokémon.
  • The Great Ball, which first appeared in the TCG expansion coinciding with the remakes of the Generation I games, is somewhat of an upgrade to the Poké Ball, and does not require the coin flip that the Poké Ball does, instead restricting the search to Basic Pokémon. Later, in Emerging Powers, Great Ball's effect was changed to have the player search the top 7 cards of the deck for any one Pokémon card and put it in the hand.
  • The Master Ball, first appearing in the Gym Challenge expansion, and in the games the most powerful of the Poké Balls, provides a vastly different effect than the standard. Rather than searching the entire deck, only the top seven cards may be searched. One Pokémon found in these seven can be put into the hand, while the rest must be shuffled back into the deck. In Plasma Blast, the Master Ball was changed to an Ace Spec that allowed the player to search the entire deck for any one Pokémon.
  • 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.
  • Also debuting in Skyridge, the Friend Ball, another Apricorn Ball, has a unique effect entirely, allowing the user to search their deck for a Pokémon of the same type as one of the opponent's Pokémon, making it effective in decks that typically match up well against their own type. It also has not appeared since.
  • The Fast Ball allows the player to go through their deck, turning over cards one at a time until they find the first evolution card, and then taking that into their hand, shuffling afterward. Like the other two Apricorn Balls, it debuted in Skyridge and has not appeared since.
  • The Premier Ball, debuting in the Great Encounters expansion, is special, much as in the games, and allows the player to search either the deck or the discard pile for a Pokémon LV.X to put into their hand.
  • The Luxury Ball, first found in the Stormfront expansion, is among the rarest of the Poké Ball varieties in the games, though its catch rate is the same as that of a normal Poké Ball. Likewise it is so with the TCG, allowing a non-LV.X Pokémon to be searched from the deck, but only if another Luxury Ball card is not in the discard pile.
  • The Quick Ball released in the Mysterious Treasures expansion has a similar effect to the Fast Ball released in Skyridge, allowing the player to uncover cards from their deck until they find a Pokémon. An expansion of the Fast Ball's use, any Pokémon can be found, though this may prove an issue if the player is looking for an Evolution card specifically and finds a Basic Pokémon first, and vice versa.
  • The Dusk Ball, also first found in Mysterious Treasures, features an effect somewhat opposite from the Master Ball's: Instead of the top seven cards being searched, only the bottom seven cards may be, and a Pokémon found there may be put into the player's hand.
  • The Heavy Ball, first found in Next Destinies, allows the player to search through their deck for a Pokémon who has a retreat cost of 3 or more and put it in their hand, whereas the Level Ball, also found in Next Destinies, allows them to do the same with a Pokémon that has 90 HP or less.
  • The Net Ball, first found in Fairy Rise, allows the player to search their deck for a Basic Grass Pokémon or a Grass Energy card and put it into their hand.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Render of a Poké Ball from Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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In the Super Smash Bros. series, Poké Balls mainly appear as items which a character can pick up and throw to release a random Pokémon. Most Pokémon will perform a direct attack against the characters on the stage, but some may have other effects. Like many other items, the Poké Balls also do damage simply by hitting other characters. The fourth game in the series also introduced a Master Ball variant on the Poké Ball, which essentially functions the same as a Poké Ball except that it usually contains a Legendary or Mythical Pokémon.

The Pokémon that can appear from Poké Balls differ between the games. The Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. all come from Generation I, the Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Melee come from up to Generation II, the Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl come from up to Generation IV, and the Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U come from up to Generation VI. The only Pokémon that have appeared in all 5 games are Goldeen, Snorlax, and Mew.

The Poké Ball also features in a couple of other ways in the Super Smash Bros. series. In Brawl, in The Subspace Emissary, Pokémon Trainer is shown to push the button on the Poké Ball to send out his Pokémon, a mechanic that has not been shown in the anime. A Poké Ball logo is also used to represent the Pokémon games in the Super Smash Bros. series. In the third and fourth games, this logo is updated to match Generation IV's redesigned icon.

Super Smash Bros. Melee Trophy information

These balls are used to catch and contain wild Pokémon. Most Pokémon must be weakened in some way before they can be caught, but once they're inside a Poké Ball, they enjoy their new home, since Poké Balls contain an environment specially designed for Pokémon comfort. Master Balls are the strongest type.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy information

"An item used for capturing Pokémon and calling them out into battle. Pokémon live in these items which despite appearances, actually contain a wide, comfortable Pokémon-friendly world inside them. In Super Smash Bros., Pokémon give temporary support to who calls them out. You never know which you will get, but some are devastatingly powerful."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U Trophy information

Poké Ball

The Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

NA: An item used to call out different Pokémon. Which Pokémon emerges is a mystery, but it will aid whoever threw the Poké Ball. Some of the Pokémon contained inside are extremely powerful and will really intensify the battle. It's definitely worth beating your opponents to these!

PAL: A ball holding one of any number of Pokémon just waiting to burst out and help you in battle. Which kind will it be? Well, that's a surprise, but whichever one it is, it'll definitely up the intensity of the battle! If you see one, make sure you're the one to grab it!

Master Ball

The Master Ball in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

NA: These valuable, powerful balls can capture any wild Pokémon. In Smash Bros., hard- to-find Pokémon often pop out of them. You can easily identify a Master Ball by the distinct purple appearance and large M on the top. A Pokémon within a Master Ball may turn the tide of battle.

PAL: A rare type of Poké Ball that never fails to catch a Pokémon. Throw one in this game, and the Mythical or Legendary Pokémon inside will come to your aid. Master Balls are easy to identify due to their purple colour and the large M on them. Use one to quickly turn the tide of any battle!

Other variants

The following Poké Ball variants are found outside of the standard games. They are often very unusual compared to the 27 types found in the games, and it is sometimes questionable whether or not they even qualify as Poké Balls. Many have separate articles, where their unique properties are described in greater detail.

In the games

  • Pester Balls: These objects, which appear similar to Poké Balls at a glance, are not used to catch Pokémon, and instead will release a Pokémon repellent on contact. They are only found in Pokémon Snap.
  • The GS Ball is an event item that appears only in Pokémon Crystal, where it was part of a giveaway on the Pokémon Mobile System GB for Japanese games, similar to event items given out via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and Nintendo Network from Generation IV onward. It was not used to catch any Pokémon, and was placed in the Key Items pocket. If given to Kurt for inspection, it will activate an event where the player can catch a Celebi in Ilex Forest.
  • A Snag Ball is not a single, separate type of Poké Ball, but rather any type of existing Poké Ball that has been "unlocked" by the Snag Machine, allowing it to snag an already-caught Pokémon during a battle. While it is able to be used on any Pokémon, Rui will only allow Wes to use it on Shadow Pokémon, while Michael's Aura Reader will render the Snag Machine inoperable when a Pokémon other than a Shadow Pokémon is targeted.
  • When transferring Pokémon via Poké Transfer, a blue-colored Poké Ball is used to catch the Pokémon in the mingame. They are shot using a bow.
  • Typing Balls are used in Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure. They are thrown after one successfully types a Pokémon's name. It has the overall design like that of a normal Poké Ball, only having an additional vertical line at the bottom, resembling the letter "T".
  • In the Timegate Traveler Series featured in Pokéstar Studios, the future is ruled by Bug-type Pokémon that capture wild humans in Human Balls (Japanese: ヒューマンボール Human Ball) instead of the other way around.

In the anime

  • A green Poké Ball appeared in Pokémon - I Choose You!. Interestingly, the cover of the book Grass Pokédex greatly resembles this Poké Ball, and is labeled as a Safari Ball.
  • Several objects were used to contain and control Pokémon before Poké Balls themselves were developed. Large monumental objects have been shown several times in episodes to be containers for large ancient Pokémon, as seen most notably in The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis. Smaller objects have also been used, such as the staff belonging to Sir Aaron, which contained his partner, Lucario, until Ash released it in the current era. Special armor developed by Marcus was used to control Pokémon in ancient Michina Town, though it did not directly contain the Pokémon; unlike other methods of using Pokémon, these Pokémon were enslaved, instead of befriended, and they turned against him the moment the armor was broken.
  • Mewtwo had a collection of strange Poké Balls known as (Japanese: ミュウツーボール Mewtwo Balls) in Mewtwo Strikes Back, which incorporated an eye into their design, and were used primarily to capture Pokémon to be cloned. These balls had no trouble catching Pokémon which were already captured—even if they were already inside of Poké Balls.
  • Molly Hale, whose imagination caused the power of the Unown to change the world around them, was able to use strange, crystalline Poké Balls when she challenged Brock and Misty in Spell of the Unown: Entei. The Pokémon sent from these appeared normally, but dissolved into crystal, rather than being recalled. These crystal Poké Balls only appeared when used by her imagined older selves, and do not appear to actually exist.
  • A special variant of Poké Ball, the Lake Ball, was used during the Seaking Catching Competition in Hook, Line, and Stinker; this is viewed by many to be similar to the Sport Ball used in the Bug-Catching Contest. They appear as blue and white Poké Balls, with a fish pattern around the edge, and a yellow arrow on the top and bottom of the ball. They don't shake after capture, implying an automatic catch.
  • Older Poké Balls have also appeared in the anime, specifically the one carried by Sam in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was colored differently, and it had a knob that needed to be twisted before the Pokémon inside could be sent out. While it is unknown how these types were manufactured, it is likely that they were made by hand using Apricorns, prior to the standardization and mass production of modern-day Poké Balls.
  • The Iron-Masked Marauder, an agent of Team Rocket, used special Dark Balls that corrupted Pokémon caught inside them and made them into mindless servants of the Trainer, as well as raising their power significantly. Multiple Pokémon were caught in these Poké Balls, including the Mythical Celebi and a powerful Tyranitar. They seem capable of catching any Pokémon without fail.
  • As in the games, the GS Ball appeared in the anime, and was the primary motivation for Ash's trip to the Orange Islands, where he would compete in his second Pokémon League. It also served as the catalyst for his journey to Johto, as he needed to deliver the ball to Kurt. Former director Masamitsu Hidaka revealed that a shelved storyline, that would have concluded the GS Ball's arc, involved a Celebi that would have traveled with Ash and his friends through at least part of Johto. The storyline was viewed as redundant after the decision was made to introduce Celebi in the fourth movie instead.
  • Claydol, Big and Tall featured the "Stone Ball", a huge Poké Ball made of stone used to keep an evil, giant Claydol that levied destruction everywhere. This Poké Ball is about the size of a two-story house.
  • In Battling the Enemy Within!, an ancient relic resembling a Poké Ball was first mentioned by Brandon, who told Ash and his friends a story about the King of Pokélantis, who had once tried to control Ho-Oh for his own evil purposes. When Ash later found the relic, it was revealed that the King of Pokélantis's spirit was actually sealed within it, and it possessed Ash until it was banished from his body and resealed back inside the relic.
  • In A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!, a specially marked Poké Ball, called the "Fishing Poké Ball", was used in the fake fishing contest set up by Team Rocket. This Poké Ball highly resembled the regular red and white Poké Ball, except that it had a dark fish mark on its red part.
  • In The Power of Us, the participants of the Pokémon Catch Race used special "Catch Race Poké Balls" to catch specifically marked Pokémon around Fula City. These Poké Balls feature a blue-and-white color scheme, with a gold button.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

  • In Haunting My Dreams, a giant Poké Ball named the Enormo Poké Ball-X1 (Japanese: ビッグモンスターボールX1 Big Monster Ball-X1) or EPB-X1 for short, was created to capture the gigantic Haunter, Black Fog. It was destroyed when the Black Fog used Explosion to free itself after being captured.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In addition to various Poké Balls introduced in the games, Pokémon Adventures also has several Trainers modifying their Poké Balls to suit their fighting styles.

  • Bruno has modified his Poké Balls so that they are fitted onto the ends of his nunchucks. By swinging them quickly and throwing the nunchuck forward, Bruno can have his Pokémon quickly attack his opponent, giving him the advantage.
  • Koga and his daughter Janine modified their Poké Balls into shuriken to fit their ninja theme. In addition to being used as weapons, they can also be used to have their Pokémon pop up from different locations to surprise the opponent or to hold items to help an ally.
  • Bugsy had Kurt modify his butterfly net into something he calls a Capture Net. His net has a Poké Ball nested into the middle of it. The bag of the net is made of the same material of the inside of a Poké Ball. Once a Pokémon is covered in the bag, they will automatically be sucked into the Poké Ball.
  • Falkner has modified his Poké Balls into boomerangs using the feathers of his Skarmory. Because of Skarmory's feathers being transparent, they have the tendency to turn invisible, confusing enemies when Falkner throws them in random directions only for them to turn around and go straight for them.
  • Erika and Moon modified their Poké Balls to be at the end of their arrows.

In the TCG

  • The Dual Ball is merely two Poké Balls together, and has a similar effect to using two plain Poké Ball cards, requiring two coin flips to search for up to two Pokémon, depending on how many heads appear.
  • The Team Magma Ball is Team Magma's Poké Ball variant, found only in the EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua expansion. It works similarly to a Poké Ball, however, it only can be used to find Team Magma's Pokémon, and will still allow a player to find a Pokémon, though only a Basic one, if the coin flip results in tails.
  • The Team Aqua Ball is Team Aqua's Poké Ball variant, also found only in the EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua expansion. It works exactly the same as the Team Magma Ball, with the exception that it can only search out Team Aqua's Pokémon instead.
  • The Rocket's Poké Ball is the Team Rocket variation on the Poké Ball, found in the EX Team Rocket Returns expansion. No coin flip is required, and it simply allows the player to search for a Dark Pokémon.
  • The Team Plasma Ball is the Team Plasma variant of the Poké Ball, found in the Plasma Freeze expansion. It allows the user to search for a Team Plasma Pokémon without a coin flip required.

Item balls

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Red finds an item ball on Route 2
Ash catches a rice ball thrown by a wild Mankey

In both the anime and games, it has been shown that items can be contained in Poké Balls, apparently able to be captured in much the same way as a Pokémon. The anime has used this as a gag on several occasions, most notably in Primeape Goes Bananas, where Ash accidentally catches a rice ball when he throws a Poké Ball in an attempt to catch a wild Mankey.

Items contained in Poké Balls have been present from the very first games, with many items that are found on the field being found in Poké Balls in conspicuous locations. These items are sometimes important, and usually will be among the required items for pickup along the way. Sometimes, even Poké Ball variants can be found in item balls, though it may be that the item ball itself is supposed to represent the ball that is found. Many other items, however, are hidden, and are not in item balls, instead being directly on the field, and can be found more easily using an Itemfinder or Dowsing Machine.

Voltorb, Electrode, Foongus, and Amoonguss often appear as item balls in the overworld, but attack when interacted with except the Foongus in Accumula Town.

Trivia

  • Professor Oak has written senryū about the Poké Ball in two of his lectures:
  • Only the Scyther family and Pinsir can legitimately be obtained in all of the 27 in-game Poké Ball variants.
  • In Pokémon Pinball, the Poké Balls serve as the balls in the machine; they can be used to capture Pokémon and are upgraded depending on the multiplier bonus at the time.
  • In some early artwork for Pokémon Red and Green, Poké Balls are shown on the ground in two pieces while the Pokémon are in battle, rather than in the more familiar hinged form they take now. This may be a carryover from when Pokémon was known as Capsule Monsters, as the Poké Ball sprites in Generation I also do not show the button on the ball. In Generation II, Poké Balls split in half when capturing a Pokémon as part of their animation, while the anime had been using the hinge style since the very first episode.
  • Poké Balls are inspired by the capsules for gashapon machines, which contain small, handheld toys.
  • In Generation II, after catching a Pokémon, the Poké Ball's color palette changes to that of the Pokémon that was just caught. It then changes back to normal thereafter.
    • A similar effect would later be used in subsequent generations for all Poké Ball captures (regardless of the variety of Poké Ball used), beginning with Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
  • Starting in Generation III, all Poké Ball types have a special effect that appears whenever the ball is opened. These special effects also can be seen in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. In Generation IV, customizable special effects are available through Seals.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese モンスターボール Monster Ball
The Arab world Flag.png Arabic كرة البوكي Kurt Al-Poké
Chinese Cantonese 精靈球 Jīnglìhng Kàuh
Mandarin 精靈球 / 精灵球 Jīnglíng Qiú *
寶貝球 / 宝贝球 Bǎobèi Qiú *
Croatia Flag.png Croatian Pokélopta
Denmark Flag.png Danish Pokéball
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch PokéBal *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Poképallo
France Flag.png French Poké Ball
Germany Flag.png German Pokéball
Israel Flag.png Hebrew פוקדור Pokadur
India Flag.png Hindi पोकेबॉल Pokéball
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Pokélabda
Iceland Flag.png Icelandic Pokébolti
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Poké Ball
Bola Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian Poké Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 몬스터볼 Monster Ball
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Poké Ball
Pokéball
Poland Flag.png Polish Pokéball
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Poké Bola *
Poké bola *
Poké Ball *
Pokébola *
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Pokébola
Bola Poké *
Romania Flag.png Romanian Poké-minge
Russia Flag.png Russian Поке-Болл Poké-Boll *
Покешар Pokéshar *
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Pokébola
Spain Flag.png Spain Poké Ball
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Poké Ball
Pokéboll
Pokéklot *
Poké-klot *
Tamil Flag.png Tamil போகிபால் Pokéball
India Flag.png Telugu పోకెబాల్ Pokéball
Thailand Flag.png Thai มอนสเตอร์บอล Monster Ball
โปเกบอล Poké Ball *
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Poké Topu
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bóng chứa Pokémon
Bóng Poké



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