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[[File:Poké Balls GL.png|thumb|250px|right|The 26 Poké Ball variants found in the [[core series]]]]
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[[File:Poké Ball sketch.png|thumb|250px|right|Original concept]]
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A '''Poké Ball''' (Japanese: '''モンスターボール''' ''Monster Ball'') is a type of [[item]] that is critical to a {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s quest, used for {{pkmn2|caught|catching}} and storing {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}. 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 {{pkmn|Trainer}} in Poké Balls, while any number of other 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]].
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[[File:Poké Balls GL.png|thumb|250px|The 27 Poké Ball variants found in the [[core series]]]]
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[[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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A '''Poké Ball''' (Japanese: '''モンスターボール''' ''Monster Ball'') is a type of [[item]] that is critical to a {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s quest, used for {{pkmn2|caught|catching}} and storing {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}. 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 {{pkmn|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.
 
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 all three [[Battle Frontier]]s 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 [[Bag]]s of the protagonists of [[Johto]]-based games. {{ga|Ethan}}'s headgear is also similar to the top half of an Ultra Ball, and {{ga|Lucas}}'s Bag prominently features a Poké Ball.
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Stylized Poké Balls are used in many places to symbolize Pokémon in general: the logos of the [[Battle Frontier]]s, the [[Pokémon Contest]]s, 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 [[Bag]]s of the protagonists of [[Johto]]-based games. {{ga|Ethan}}'s headgear is also similar to the top half of an Ultra Ball, and {{ga|Lucas}}'s Bag prominently features a Poké Ball.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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==Mechanics and design==
 
==Mechanics and design==
[[File:Anime Poke Ball Mechanics.jpg|thumb|220px|A schematic displaying Poké Ball size, storage, and mechanics]]
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[[File:Anime Poke Ball Mechanics.jpg|thumb|220px|A schematic displaying Poké Ball size, storage, and mechanics<!-- - モンスターボール monster ball ○ゆ yu (someone's signature?) ○改 revised ①普段ピンポン玉位 usually about ping-pong ball ②まん中のボタンをプチッと押す push the button on the center like puchi(onomatopoeia) ③ソフトボール位になる become about softball (2K中2位) about 2-koma-naka-2 (show each picture 2 frames, 2 inbetweens) ④投げる throw ○赤 red ○白 white 開く open Hi色トレス Hi(highlight)-color trace くぼんでる have a dent ミラーっぽいかんじでカゲ入れて下さい please apply shades like a mirror 赤い方 the red part モンスターボール サトシは常に6コベルトに装着 monster ball: Satoshi always attatchs 6 of them on his belt ボールなんとなくくっついてる balls sticks in some vague way-->]]
 
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 {{pkmn2|caught}}.
 
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 {{pkmn2|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.
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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.
   
 
[[File:Poke Ball Interior.png|thumb|left|220px|Interior of a Poké Ball from the anime]]
 
[[File:Poke Ball Interior.png|thumb|left|220px|Interior of a Poké Ball from the anime]]
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[[File:Paul Chimchar release.png|thumb|220px|[[Paul]] releasing {{TP|Paul|Chimchar}}]]
 
[[File:Paul Chimchar release.png|thumb|220px|[[Paul]] releasing {{TP|Paul|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.
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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.
   
 
[[Released Pokémon|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.
 
[[Released Pokémon|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.
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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 ''[[EP031|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.
 
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 ''[[EP031|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.
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Pokémon can even make their Poké Ball to jump and roll around at high speeds, while also being able to navigate, as seen in [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]], when the {{ga|partner Pokémon}} moves its Poké Ball onto an empty pedestal in [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]] after being caught in [[Pallet Town]].
   
 
[[File:Iris Dragonite inside Poké Ball.png|thumb|left|250px|[[Iris's Dragonite]] inside a Poké Ball in the anime]]
 
[[File:Iris Dragonite inside Poké Ball.png|thumb|left|250px|[[Iris's Dragonite]] inside a Poké Ball in the anime]]
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==Poké Ball accuracy==
 
==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) or cannot be thrown:
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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):
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* 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 <sc>Pokémon</sc>!".
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* In the Generation I games and {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, the {{OBP|ghost|literal}}s in [[Lavender Town]]'s [[Pokémon Tower]] dodge any ball thrown at them before being unmasked by the [[Silph Scope]]. The [[Marowak (ghost)|Marowak ghost]] will dodge all Poké Balls even if it is unmasked.
   
* In [[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 <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>!".
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In other scenarios, it is simply not possible to use Poké Balls in the first place:
* In Generation I as well as in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, the {{OBP|ghost|literal}}s in [[Lavender Town]]'s [[Pokémon Tower]] would dodge any ball thrown at them unless they were unmasked by the [[Silph Scope]]. The [[Marowak (ghost)|Marowak ghost]] will dodge even if it is unmasked.
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* In the Generation I and II core series games, if both the player's party and their current [[Pokémon Storage System|Box]] are full, the player cannot throw a Poké Ball.
* A Poké Ball cannot be thrown during a wild [[Double Battle]] or [[Horde Encounter]] unless all wild Pokémon are defeated except one, with the game claiming "It's no good! It's impossible to aim unless there is only one Pokémon!" in Horde Encounters, and "It's no good! It's impossible to aim when there are two Pokémon!" in Double Battles. However, in {{g|Colosseum}} and {{g|XD: Gale of Darkness}}, it is possible to snag a [[Shadow Pokémon]] even if there are two on the opposing side of the field.
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* In the [[core series]] games, in {{pkmn2|wild}} battles the player cannot throw a Poké Ball if there are multiple opponents—such as in wild [[Double Battle]]s, [[Horde Encounter]]s, or [[SOS Battle]]s—with the game claiming that it's impossible to aim.
* From {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} onward, it is not possible to use a Poké Ball on a Pokémon which is in the {{cat|Moves with a semi-invulnerable turn|semi-invulnerable state}} of a move (such as {{m|Fly}} or {{m|Dig}}).
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** In {{g|Colosseum}} and {{g|XD: Gale of Darkness}}, it is possible to snag a [[Shadow Pokémon]] even if there are two on the opposing side of the field.
* In [[Generation V]], when encountering two wild Pokémon in [[dark grass]] (without the aid of an NPC partner), it is not possible to issue commands to a Pokémon during the same turn as throwing a Poké Ball (though it is still possible to throw a Poké Ball if one Pokémon is in the middle of a two-turn move).
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* From {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} onward, it is not possible to throw a Poké Ball if the opposing Pokémon is in the {{cat|Moves with a semi-invulnerable turn|semi-invulnerable state}} of a move (such as {{m|Fly}} or {{m|Dig}}).
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* Starting in [[Generation V]], in [[Double Battle|Double]] and [[Triple Battle]]s, 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 {{2v2|Black|White|2}}, [[Ghetsis]] uses his cane to control a wild {{p|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 {{2v2|Black|White|2}}, [[Ghetsis]] uses his cane to control a wild {{p|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.
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* In {{pkmn|Sun and Moon|Sun, Moon}}, {{pkmn|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon}}, the player is forbidden from throwing Poké Balls at wild Pokémon in a [[Island challenge|trial]] site until the trial has been cleared.
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* 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 {{p|Nihilego}} that attacks them on their first visit to the facility.
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* In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the player cannot use a Poké Ball on a {{p|Necrozma}} that has [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Necrozma|fused]] with a {{p|Solgaleo}} or {{p|Lunala}}.
   
 
===Capture chances===
 
===Capture chances===
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==Types of Poké Balls==
 
==Types of Poké Balls==
 
[[File:PBR Battle Start.jpg|thumb|right|A Double Battle beginning in [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]]]]
 
[[File:PBR Battle Start.jpg|thumb|right|A Double Battle beginning in [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]]]]
In the Pokémon games so far, there have been 26 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.
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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 [[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.
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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.
 
===Introduced in Generation I===
 
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.
 
   
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===Basic Poké Balls===
 
{{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]].
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|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}}
 
|catchrate=1×
 
|catchrate=1×
 
|descstad=A <sc>Ball</sc> thrown at wild Pokémon to catch them.
 
|descstad=A <sc>Ball</sc> thrown at wild Pokémon to catch them.
|descgsc=An item for catching <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
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|descgsc=An item for catching <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
|descrse=A tool for catching wild <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
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|descrse=A tool for catching wild <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
|descfrlg=A <sc>Ball</sc> thrown to catch a wild <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>. It is designed in a capsule style.
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|descfrlg=A <sc>Ball</sc> thrown to catch a wild <sc>Pokémon</sc>. It is designed in a capsule style.
|desccoloxd=A tool for catching wild <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
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|desccoloxd=A tool for catching wild <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
 
|descdppthgss=A device for catching wild Pokémon. It is thrown like a ball at the target. It is designed as a capsule system.
 
|descdppthgss=A device for catching wild Pokémon. It is thrown like a ball at the target. It is designed as a capsule system.
 
|descbwb2w2=A device for catching wild Pokémon. It is thrown like a ball at the target. It is designed as a capsule system.
 
|descbwb2w2=A device for catching wild Pokémon. It is thrown like a ball at the target. It is designed as a capsule system.
 
|descxyoras=A device for catching wild Pokémon. It's thrown like a ball at a Pokémon, comfortably encapsulating its target.
 
|descxyoras=A device for catching wild Pokémon. It's thrown like a ball at a Pokémon, comfortably encapsulating its target.
 
|descsm=A device for catching wild Pokémon. It's thrown like a ball at a Pokémon, comfortably encapsulating its target.
 
|descsm=A device for catching wild Pokémon. It's thrown like a ball at a Pokémon, comfortably encapsulating its target.
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|descusum=A device for catching wild Pokémon. It's thrown like a ball at a Pokémon, comfortably encapsulating its target.
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|descpe=A device for catching wild Pokémon. It's thrown like a ball at a Pokémon, comfortably encapsulating its target.
 
|locrby={{ci|Viridian}}, {{ci|Pewter}}, {{ci|Cerulean}} and {{ci|Vermilion}} [[Poké Mart]]s
 
|locrby={{ci|Viridian}}, {{ci|Pewter}}, {{ci|Cerulean}} and {{ci|Vermilion}} [[Poké Mart]]s
|locgsc={{ci|Cherrygrove}}{{tt|*|After tutorial}}, {{ci|Violet}}, {{to|Azalea}}, [[Goldenrod Department Store|Goldenrod]], {{ci|Ecruteak}}, {{to|Mahogany}}{{tt|*|Before defeating Team Rocket}}, {{ci|Viridian}} and {{ci|Celadon}} [[Poké Mart]]s
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|locgsc={{ci|Cherrygrove}}{{tt|*|After tutorial}}, {{ci|Violet}}, {{to|Azalea}}, [[Goldenrod Department Store|Goldenrod]], {{ci|Ecruteak}}, {{to|Mahogany}}{{tt|*|Before defeating Team Rocket}}, {{ci|Viridian}} and [[Celadon Department Store|Celadon]] [[Poké Mart]]s
 
|locrse={{to|Oldale}}{{tt|*|After getting Pokédex}}, {{ci|Petalburg}}, {{ci|Rustboro}}, {{ci|Slateport}}, {{ci|Mauville}}, [[Lilycove Department Store|Lilycove]] [[Poké Mart]]s
 
|locrse={{to|Oldale}}{{tt|*|After getting Pokédex}}, {{ci|Petalburg}}, {{ci|Rustboro}}, {{ci|Slateport}}, {{ci|Mauville}}, [[Lilycove Department Store|Lilycove]] [[Poké Mart]]s
 
|locfrlg={{ci|Viridian}}, {{ci|Pewter}}, {{ci|Cerulean}} and {{ci|Vermilion}} [[Poké Mart]]s
 
|locfrlg={{ci|Viridian}}, {{ci|Pewter}}, {{ci|Cerulean}} and {{ci|Vermilion}} [[Poké Mart]]s
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|locxy=All [[Poké Mart]]s, [[Poké Ball Factory]], [[Couriway Town]], {{rt|18|Kalos}}, [[Santalune Forest]], {{rt|2|Kalos}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locxy=All [[Poké Mart]]s, [[Poké Ball Factory]], [[Couriway Town]], {{rt|18|Kalos}}, [[Santalune Forest]], {{rt|2|Kalos}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locoras=All [[Poké Mart]]s, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locoras=All [[Poké Mart]]s, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
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|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)
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|main=Poké Ball (item)
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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)
  +
|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); [[Pokémon Funfest]] (Enjoy Shopping!)
  +
|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)
  +
|locusum=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
  +
|locpe=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more of any type of Ball at once)
  +
|tcg=Premier Ball (Great Encounters 101)
  +
|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}}
  +
|buy2={{tt|300|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! only}}
 
|sell=300
 
|sell=300
  +
|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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|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> with a decent success rate.
 
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> with a decent success rate.
 
|descrse=A good <sc>Ball</sc> with a higher catch rate than a <sc>Pok</sc>é <sc>Ball</sc>.
 
|descrse=A good <sc>Ball</sc> with a higher catch rate than a <sc>Pok</sc>é <sc>Ball</sc>.
|descfrlg=A good, quality <sc>Ball</sc> that offers a higher <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> catch rate than a standard <sc>Pok</sc>é <sc>Ball</sc>.
+
|descfrlg=A good, quality <sc>Ball</sc> that offers a higher <sc>Pokémon</sc> catch rate than a standard <sc>Pok</sc>é <sc>Ball</sc>.
 
|desccoloxd=A good <sc>Ball</sc> with a higher catch rate than a <sc>Pok</sc>é <sc>Ball</sc>.
 
|desccoloxd=A good <sc>Ball</sc> with a higher catch rate than a <sc>Pok</sc>é <sc>Ball</sc>.
 
|descdppthgss=A good, high-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
 
|descdppthgss=A good, high-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
 
|descbwb2w2=A good, high-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
 
|descbwb2w2=A good, high-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
 
|descxyoras=A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball can.
 
|descxyoras=A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball can.
|descsm=A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball can.
+
|descsm=A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
  +
|descusum=A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
  +
|descpe=A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokémon than a standard Poké Ball.
 
|locrby={{to|Lavender}}, [[Celadon Department Store|Celadon]], {{ci|Saffron}}, {{ci|Fuchsia}}, [[Cinnabar Island]] and [[Indigo Plateau]] [[Poké Mart]]s
 
|locrby={{to|Lavender}}, [[Celadon Department Store|Celadon]], {{ci|Saffron}}, {{ci|Fuchsia}}, [[Cinnabar Island]] and [[Indigo Plateau]] [[Poké Mart]]s
 
|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Department Store|Goldenrod]], {{ci|Ecruteak}}, {{ci|Olivine}}, {{to|Mahogany}}, {{ci|Blackthorn}}, [[Indigo Plateau]], {{ci|Pewter}}, {{ci|Cerulean}}, {{to|Lavender}}, {{ci|Saffron}}, [[Celadon Department Store|Celadon]] and {{ci|Fuchsia}}
 
|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Department Store|Goldenrod]], {{ci|Ecruteak}}, {{ci|Olivine}}, {{to|Mahogany}}, {{ci|Blackthorn}}, [[Indigo Plateau]], {{ci|Pewter}}, {{ci|Cerulean}}, {{to|Lavender}}, {{ci|Saffron}}, [[Celadon Department Store|Celadon]] and {{ci|Fuchsia}}
|locrse={{ci|Petalburg}}{{tt|*|After acquiring 4 Badges}}, {{ci|Slateport}}, {{ci|Mauville}}, {{to|Verdanturf}}, {{to|Fallarbor}}, {{to|Lavaridge}}, {{ci|Fortree}}, {{ci|Lilycove}} [[Poké Mart]]s
+
|locrse={{ci|Petalburg}}{{tt|*|After acquiring 4 Badges}}, {{ci|Slateport}}, {{ci|Mauville}}, {{to|Verdanturf}}, {{to|Fallarbor}}, {{to|Lavaridge}}, {{ci|Fortree}}, {{ci|Lilycove}} [[Poké Mart]]s, {{a|Pickup}}{{sup/3|E}}
 
|locfrlg={{to|Lavender}}, [[Celadon Department Store|Celadon]], {{ci|Saffron}}, {{ci|Fuchsia}}, [[Cinnabar Island]], [[Indigo Plateau]], {{OBP|Four Island|town}}, {{OBP|Six Island|town}} and {{OBP|Seven Island|town}} [[Poké Mart]]s, {{OBP|Two Island|town}}{{tt|*|before completing Ruby and Sapphire mission}} stall
 
|locfrlg={{to|Lavender}}, [[Celadon Department Store|Celadon]], {{ci|Saffron}}, {{ci|Fuchsia}}, [[Cinnabar Island]], [[Indigo Plateau]], {{OBP|Four Island|town}}, {{OBP|Six Island|town}} and {{OBP|Seven Island|town}} [[Poké Mart]]s, {{OBP|Two Island|town}}{{tt|*|before completing Ruby and Sapphire mission}} stall
 
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]], [[Pyrite Bldg]]
 
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]], [[Pyrite Bldg]]
|locxd=[[Agate Village|Agate]], {{to|Pyrite}} and {{ci|Phenac}} [[Poké Mart]]s, [[Cipher Lab]], [[Outskirt Stand]]
+
|locxd=[[Agate Village|Agate]], {{to|Pyrite}} and {{ci|Phenac}} [[Poké Mart]]s, [[Cipher Lab]], [[Outskirt Stand]], {{a|Pickup}}
|locdppt=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 3 [[Badge]]s
+
|locdppt=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 3 [[Badge]]s, {{a|Pickup}}
|lochgss=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 3 [[Badge]]s, [[Join Avenue]] ({{DL|Join Avenue|Antique Shop}}, {{DL|Join Avenue|Souvenirs|souvenir}})
+
|lochgss=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 3 [[Badge]]s, [[Join Avenue]] ({{DL|Join Avenue|Antique Shop}}, {{DL|Join Avenue|Souvenirs|souvenir}}), {{a|Pickup}}
   
 
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Town Outskirts}} ''(750+ Steps)''
 
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Town Outskirts}} ''(750+ Steps)''
|locbw=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 1 [[Badge]]
+
|locbw=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 1 [[Badge]], {{a|Pickup}}
|locb2w2=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 1 [[Badge]]
+
|locb2w2=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 1 [[Badge]], {{a|Pickup}}
|locxy=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 1 [[Badge]], [[Santalune City]], {{rt|5|Kalos}}, {{rt|4|Kalos}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
+
|locxy=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 1 [[Badge]], [[Santalune City]], {{rt|5|Kalos}}, {{rt|4|Kalos}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{a|Pickup}}
|locoras=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 1 [[Badge]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
+
|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}}
  +
|locusum=All [[Poké Mart]]s after completing 1 trial, {{a|Pickup}}
  +
|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
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
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|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
 
|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
  +
|buy={{tt|1200|Gen I to VI; 1000 at Goldenrod sale}}
 
|sell=600
 
|sell=600
|buy={{tt|1200|1000 at Goldenrod sale}}
+
|sellnotes=Gen I to VI
  +
|buy2={{tt|800|Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon}}
  +
|sell2={{tt|400|Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon}}
  +
|buy3={{tt|500|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee only}}
  +
|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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|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> with a high rate of success.
 
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> with a high rate of success.
 
|descrse=A better <sc>Ball</sc> with a higher catch rate than a <sc>Great Ball</sc>.
 
|descrse=A better <sc>Ball</sc> with a higher catch rate than a <sc>Great Ball</sc>.
|descfrlg=A very high-grade <sc>Ball</sc> that offers a higher <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> catch rate than a <sc>Great Ball</sc>.
+
|descfrlg=A very high-grade <sc>Ball</sc> that offers a higher <sc>Pokémon</sc> catch rate than a <sc>Great Ball</sc>.
 
|desccoloxd=A better <sc>Ball</sc> with a higher catch rate than a <sc>Great Ball</sc>.
 
|desccoloxd=A better <sc>Ball</sc> with a higher catch rate than a <sc>Great Ball</sc>.
 
|descdppthgss=An ultra-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a Great Ball.
 
|descdppthgss=An ultra-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a Great Ball.
 
|descbwb2w2=An ultra-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a Great Ball.
 
|descbwb2w2=An ultra-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a Great Ball.
 
|descxyoras=An ultra-high performance Poké Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokémon than a Great Ball.
 
|descxyoras=An ultra-high performance Poké Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokémon than a Great Ball.
  +
|descsm=An ultra-high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokémon than a Great Ball.
  +
|descusum=An ultra-high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokémon than a Great Ball.
  +
|descpe=An ultra-high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokémon than a Great Ball.
 
|locrby={{ci|Fuchsia}}, [[Cinnabar Island]] and [[Indigo Plateau]] [[Poké Mart]]s
 
|locrby={{ci|Fuchsia}}, [[Cinnabar Island]] and [[Indigo Plateau]] [[Poké Mart]]s
|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Department Store|Goldenrod]] sale{{sup/2|C}}, {{ci|Blackthorn}}, [[Indigo Plateau]], {{ci|Cerulean}}, {{ci|Vermilion}}, {{ci|Saffron}}, {{ci|Celadon}} and {{ci|Fuchsia}} [[Poké Mart]]s
+
|locgsc=[[Goldenrod Department Store|Goldenrod]] sale{{sup/2|C}}, {{ci|Blackthorn}}, [[Indigo Plateau]], {{ci|Cerulean}}, {{ci|Vermilion}}, {{ci|Saffron}}, [[Celadon Department Store|Celadon]] and {{ci|Fuchsia}} [[Poké Mart]]s
|locrse={{ci|Fortree}}, [[Lilycove Department Store|Lilycove]], {{ci|Mossdeep}}, {{ci|Sootopolis}}, {{ci|Ever Grande}} [[Poké Mart]]s
+
|locrse={{ci|Fortree}}, [[Lilycove Department Store|Lilycove]], {{ci|Mossdeep}}, {{ci|Sootopolis}}, {{ci|Ever Grande}} [[Poké Mart]]s, {{a|Pickup}}
 
|locfrlg={{ci|Fuchsia}}, [[Cinnabar Island]], [[Indigo Plateau]], {{OBP|Three Island|town}}, {{OBP|Four Island|town}}, {{OBP|Six Island|town}} and {{OBP|Seven Island|town}} [[Poké Mart]]s, {{to|Two Island}}{{tt|*|After saving Lostelle}} stall
 
|locfrlg={{ci|Fuchsia}}, [[Cinnabar Island]], [[Indigo Plateau]], {{OBP|Three Island|town}}, {{OBP|Four Island|town}}, {{OBP|Six Island|town}} and {{OBP|Seven Island|town}} [[Poké Mart]]s, {{to|Two Island}}{{tt|*|After saving Lostelle}} stall
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]], [[Pyrite Cave]], [[The Under Subway]], [[Snagem Hideout]]
+
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]], [[Pyrite Cave]], [[The Under Subway]], [[Snagem Hideout]], {{a|Pickup}}
|locxd=[[Gateon Port|Gateon]]{{tt|*|After clearing Cipher Key Lair}} and {{ci|Phenac}} [[Poké Mart]]s, [[Realgam Tower]], [[Outskirt Stand]], [[Snagem Hideout]], [[Cipher Key Lair]], [[Citadark Isle]]
+
|locxd=[[Gateon Port|Gateon]]{{tt|*|After clearing Cipher Key Lair}} and {{ci|Phenac}} [[Poké Mart]]s, [[Realgam Tower]], [[Outskirt Stand]], [[Snagem Hideout]], [[Cipher Key Lair]], [[Citadark Isle]], {{a|Pickup}}
|locdppt=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 5 [[Badge]]s, [[Jubilife TV]] [[Pokémon Lottery Corner]] (1 digit){{sup/4|Pt}}
+
|locdppt=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 5 [[Badge]]s, [[Jubilife TV]] [[Pokémon Lottery Corner]] (1 digit){{sup/4|Pt}}, {{a|Pickup}}
|lochgss=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 5 [[Badge]]s, [[Goldenrod Radio Tower]] [[Pokémon Lottery Corner]] (1 digit)
+
|lochgss=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 5 [[Badge]]s, [[Goldenrod Radio Tower]] [[Pokémon Lottery Corner]] (1 digit), {{a|Pickup}}
   
 
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Town Outskirts}} ''(2000+ Steps)''
 
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Town Outskirts}} ''(2000+ Steps)''
|locbw=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 5 [[Badge]]s
+
|locbw=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 5 [[Badge]]s, {{a|Pickup}}
|locb2w2=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 5 [[Badge]]s, [[Join Avenue]] ({{DL|Join Avenue|Raffle Shop}}, {{DL|Join Avenue|Antique Shop}}, {{DL|Join Avenue|Souvenirs|souvenir}})
+
|locb2w2=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 5 [[Badge]]s, [[Join Avenue]] ({{DL|Join Avenue|Raffle Shop}}, {{DL|Join Avenue|Antique Shop}}, {{DL|Join Avenue|Souvenirs|souvenir}}), {{a|Pickup}}
|locxy=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 3 [[Badge]]s, {{kal|Victory Road}}, [[Laverre City]], {{rt|6|Kalos}}, {{rt|8|Kalos}}. [[Camphrier Town]], [[Lumiose City#Sycamore Pokémon Lab|Sycamore Pokémon Lab]] (from [[Poké Radar#Poké Radar Researcher|Poké Radar Researcher]] for a chain length of a requested Pokémon; daily), [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
+
|locxy=All [[Poké Mart]]s after earning 3 [[Badge]]s, {{kal|Victory Road}}, [[Laverre City]], {{rt|6|Kalos}}, {{rt|8|Kalos}}. [[Camphrier Town]], [[Lumiose City#Sycamore Pokémon Lab|Sycamore Pokémon Lab]] (from [[Poké Radar#Poké Radar Researcher|Poké Radar Researcher]] for a chain length of a requested Pokémon; daily), [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{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}})
+
|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}}
  +
|locusum=All [[Poké Mart]]s after completing 4 trials, [[Festival Plaza]] ([[Festival Plaza#Lottery shops|Lottery shop]]), {{a|Pickup}}
  +
|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
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
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|descstad=A <sc>Ball</sc> that captures any wild Pokémon without fail.
 
|descstad=A <sc>Ball</sc> that captures any wild Pokémon without fail.
 
|descgsc=The best <sc>Ball</sc>. It never misses.
 
|descgsc=The best <sc>Ball</sc>. It never misses.
|descrse=The best <sc>Ball</sc> that catches a <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> without fail.
+
|descrse=The best <sc>Ball</sc> that catches a <sc>Pokémon</sc> without fail.
|descfrlg=The best <sc>Ball</sc> with the ultimate performance. It will catch any wild <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> without fail.
+
|descfrlg=The best <sc>Ball</sc> with the ultimate performance. It will catch any wild <sc>Pokémon</sc> without fail.
|desccoloxd=The best <sc>Ball</sc> that catches a <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> without fail.
+
|desccoloxd=The best <sc>Ball</sc> that catches a <sc>Pokémon</sc> without fail.
 
|descdppthgss=The best Ball with the ultimate level of performance. It will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.
 
|descdppthgss=The best Ball with the ultimate level of performance. It will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.
 
|descbwb2w2=The best Ball with the ultimate level of performance. It will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.
 
|descbwb2w2=The best Ball with the ultimate level of performance. It will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.
 
|descxyoras=The best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.
 
|descxyoras=The best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.
  +
|descsm=The best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.
  +
|descusum=The best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.
  +
|descpe=The best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.
 
|locrby=[[Silph Co.]]
 
|locrby=[[Silph Co.]]
 
|locgsc=[[New Bark Town]], [[Lucky Channel]] (all digits)
 
|locgsc=[[New Bark Town]], [[Lucky Channel]] (all digits)
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|locxy=[[Poké Ball Factory]] , {{DL|Lumiose City|Loto-ID Center}} (all digits), [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locxy=[[Poké Ball Factory]] , {{DL|Lumiose City|Loto-ID Center}} (all digits), [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|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]])
  +
|locusum=[[Aether Paradise]] (from [[Gladion]] after defeating [[Lusamine]]), [[Festival Plaza]] ([[Festival Plaza#Lottery shops|Lottery shop: Big Dreams]])
  +
|locpe=[[Silph Co.]], [[Cerulean Cave]]
  +
|tcg=Master Ball (Gym Challenge 116)
 
|main=Master Ball
 
|main=Master Ball
 
}}
 
}}
  +
  +
===Poké Balls with special effects===
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Safari Ball
+
|name=Beast Ball
|jp=サファリボール
+
|jp=ウルトラボール
|jpt=Safari Ball
+
|jpt=Ultra Ball
|gen=I
+
|gen=VII
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]] in the [[Safari Zone]].
+
|buyable=yes
|catchrate=1.5×
+
|buy=1000
|descstad=A <sc>Ball</sc> used in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc> for catching wild Pokémon.
+
|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>.
+
|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.
+
|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>.
+
|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.
+
|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.
+
|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.
+
|tcg=Beast Ball (Celestial Storm 125)
|locrby={{safari|Kanto}}
+
|main=Beast Ball
|locrse={{safari|Hoenn}}
 
|locfrlg={{safari|Kanto}}
 
|locdppt=[[Great Marsh]]
 
|lochgss={{safari|Johto}}
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
===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, only one of each ball (barring the Sport Ball) can be obtained, either on [[Mount Hokulani]] or from [[Samson Oak]], but they cannot be sold.
 
   
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Level Ball
+
|name=Dive Ball
|jp=レベルボール
+
|jp=ダイブボール
|jpt=Level Ball
+
|jpt=Dive Ball
|gen=II
+
|gen=III
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
|sell=150
+
|buyable=yes
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Pokémon Sun and Moon
+
|sell=500
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon of levels lower than the Pokémon currently in battle.
+
|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}}
+
|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
+
|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>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
+
|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.
+
|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.
+
|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.
+
|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.
+
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well when catching Pokémon that live underwater.
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Red Apricorn}})
+
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well when catching Pokémon that live underwater.
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Red Apricorn}})
+
|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well when catching Pokémon that live underwater.
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]]
+
|locrse=[[Mossdeep City]] [[Poké Mart]]
|tcg=Level Ball (Next Destinies 89)
+
|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]]
  +
|tcg=Dive Ball (Primal Clash 125)
  +
|main=Dive Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Lure Ball
+
|name=Dusk Ball
|jp=ルアーボール
+
|jp=ボール
|jpt=Lure Ball
+
|jpt=Dark Ball
|sprite2=Lure Ball IV
+
|gen=IV
|gen=II
 
 
|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
|sell=150
+
|buyable=yes
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Pokémon Sun and Moon
+
|sell=500
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better while [[fishing]].
+
|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}}
+
|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= if used on a Pokémon encountered while [[fishing]]<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.
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> hooked by a rod.
+
|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.
+
|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.
+
|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.
+
|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.
+
|locdppt=[[Solaceon Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowpoint City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Pastoria City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] (from [[Kurt]] after saving [[Slowpoke Well]]), [[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Blu Apricorn}})
+
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Fr}}, [[Safari Zone Gate]], [[Blackthorn City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Frontier Access]] [[Poké Mart]]
|lochgss={{tc|Fisherman}} in {{rt|32|Johto}} [[Pokémon Center]] (×2), [[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Blu Apricorn}})
+
'''Kanto:''' [[Vermilion City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Lavender Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Fuchsia City]] [[Poké Mart]]
|locsm=[[Blush Mountain]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
+
|tcg=Lure Ball (Skyridge 128)
+
'''Pokéwalker:''' {{pw|Scary Cave}} ''(4000+ Steps)'', {{pw|Quiet Cave}} ''(2000+ Steps)''
  +
|locbw=[[Driftveil City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Shopping Mall Nine]], [[Opelucid City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{un|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Striaton City]]
  +
|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]]
  +
|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)
  +
|tcg=Dusk Ball (Mysterious Treasures 110)
  +
|locoras=[[Fallarbor Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|120|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Delinquent}} Sharlene and {{tc|Street Thug}} Gomez)
  +
|locsm={{rt|8|Alola}}, {{rt|14|Alola}}, [[Diglett's Tunnel]], [[Memorial Hill]], [[Vast Poni Canyon]], [[Festival Plaza]]
  +
|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 Pokémon Sun and Moon
+
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on Pokémon that evolve with a {{evostone|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}}, or {{p|Skitty}} families; otherwise 1×{{sup/4|HGSS}}<!--not usable in Gen V games, therefore no Munna; Skitty cannot be found in the wild in HGSS, but it is still effective on it if it could be--><br>Always 1× 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.
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Ylw Apricorn}})
+
|descusum=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are usually very quick to run away.
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Ylw Apricorn}})
+
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[White Apricorn|Wht Apricorn]])
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
+
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] (from [[Kurt]] after saving [[Slowpoke Well]]), [[Azalea Town]] ([[White Apricorn|Wht Apricorn]])
  +
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]]
  +
|locusum=[[Mount Hokulani]], [[Heahea City]]
  +
|tcg=Fast Ball (Skyridge 124)
  +
|main=Fast Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
 
|sell=150
 
|sell=150
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Pokémon Sun and Moon
+
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]].
 
|effect2=Sets caught Pokémon's [[friendship]] to 200.<br>Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
 
|effect2=Sets caught Pokémon's [[friendship]] to 200.<br>Cannot be [[held item|held]].{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{sup/5|BW}}
 
|catchrate=1×
 
|catchrate=1×
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> that makes <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> friendly.
+
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> that makes <sc>Pokémon</sc> friendly.
 
|deschgss=A Poké Ball that makes caught Pokémon more friendly.
 
|deschgss=A Poké Ball that makes caught Pokémon more friendly.
 
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball that makes caught Pokémon more friendly.
 
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball that makes caught Pokémon more friendly.
 
|descxyoras=A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
 
|descxyoras=A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
 
|descsm=A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
 
|descsm=A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Grn Apricorn}})
+
|descusum=A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Grn Apricorn}})
+
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Green Apricorn|Grn Apricorn]])
  +
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Green Apricorn|Grn Apricorn]])
 
|locsm=[[Malie City]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
 
|locsm=[[Malie City]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
  +
|locusum=[[Malie City]] (from [[Samson Oak]]), [[Heahea City]]
 
|tcg=Friend Ball (Skyridge 126)
 
|tcg=Friend Ball (Skyridge 126)
  +
|main=Friend Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{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 Pokémon Sun and Moon
+
|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}}<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]]
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Pnk Apricorn}})
+
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Cherrygrove City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Violet City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Azalea Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Ecruteak City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Olivine City]] [[Poké Mart]]
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Pnk Apricorn}})
+
'''Kanto:''' [[Viridian City]] [[Poké Mart]]<br>
|locsm=[[Malie City]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
+
'''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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|bag=Items
 
|bag=Items
 
|sell=150
 
|sell=150
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Pokémon Sun and Moon
+
|sellnotes=Cannot be sold in Generation VII
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on [[List of Pokémon by weight|heavier Pokémon]].
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on [[List of Pokémon by weight|heavier Pokémon]].
 
|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=-20 if used on Pokémon weighing less than {{tt|225.8lbs|102.4kg}}{{sup/2|GSC}}/{{tt|451.5 lbs|204.8 kg}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}<br>No modifier if used on Pokémon weight between {{tt|225.8lbs|102.4kg}} and {{tt|451.5 lbs|204.8 kg}}{{sup/2|GSC}}<br>+20 if used on Pokémon weighing between {{tt|451.5 lbs|204.8 kg}} and {{tt|677.3 lbs|307.2 kg}}<br>+30 if used on Pokémon weighing more than {{tt|677.3 lbs|307.2 kg}}{{sup/2|GSC}}<br>+30 if used on Pokémon weighing between {{tt|677.3 lbs|307.2 kg}} and {{tt|903.0 lbs|409.6 kg}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}<br>+40 if used on Pokémon weighing more than {{tt|903.0 lbs|409.6 kg}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}
+
|catchrate=-20 if used on Pokémon weighing at most {{tt|225.5&nbsp;lbs.|102.3&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/2|GSC}}{{tt|*|Catch rate is set to 1 if it becomes negative}}/{{tt|451.3&nbsp;lbs.|204.7&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}{{tt|*|Catch rate is set to 1 if it becomes negative}}/{{tt|220.2&nbsp;lbs.|99.9&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/7|SM}}{{tt|*|Catch rate is set to 0 if it becomes negative, making the catch impossible}}{{sup/7|USUM}}{{tt|*|Catch rate is set to 1 if it becomes negative}}<br>No modifier if used on Pokémon weighing between {{tt|225.8&nbsp;lbs.|102.4&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/2|GSC}}/{{tt|220.5&nbsp;lbs.|100.0&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/7|SM}} and {{tt|451.3&nbsp;lbs.|204.7&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/2|GSC}}/{{tt|440.7&nbsp;lbs.|199.9&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br>+20 if used on Pokémon weighing between {{tt|451.5&nbsp;lbs.|204.8&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/2|GSC}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}/{{tt|440.9&nbsp;lbs.|200.0&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/7|SM}} and {{tt|677.0&nbsp;lbs.|307.1&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/2|GSC}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}/{{tt|661.2&nbsp;lbs.|299.9&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br>+30 if used on Pokémon weighing at least {{tt|661.4&nbsp;lbs.|300.0&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/7|SM}}<br>+30 if used on Pokémon weighing between {{tt|677.3&nbsp;lbs.|307.2&nbsp;kg}} and {{tt|902.8&nbsp;lbs.|409.5&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/2|GSC}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}<br>+40 if used on Pokémon weighing at least {{tt|903.0&nbsp;lbs.|409.6&nbsp;kg}}{{sup/2|GSC}}{{sup/4|HGSS}}
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for catching heavy <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
+
|descgsc=A <sc>Ball</sc> for catching heavy <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
 
|deschgss=A Poké Ball for catching very heavy Pokémon.
 
|deschgss=A Poké Ball for catching very heavy Pokémon.
 
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball for catching very heavy Pokémon.
 
|descbwb2w2=A Poké Ball for catching very heavy Pokémon.
 
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that is better than usual at catching very heavy Pokémon.
 
|descxyoras=A Poké Ball that is better than usual at catching very heavy Pokémon.
 
|descsm=A Poké Ball that is better than usual at catching very heavy Pokémon.
 
|descsm=A Poké Ball that is better than usual at catching very heavy Pokémon.
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Blk Apricorn}})
+
|descusum=A Poké Ball that is better than usual at catching very heavy Pokémon.
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Blk Apricorn}})
+
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Black Apricorn|Blk Apricorn]])
  +
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Black Apricorn|Blk Apricorn]])
 
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]]
 
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]]
  +
|locusum=[[Mount Hokulani]], [[Heahea City]]
 
|tcg=Heavy Ball (Next Destinies 88)
 
|tcg=Heavy Ball (Next Destinies 88)
  +
|main=Heavy Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{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 Pokémon Sun and Moon
+
|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}}<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>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</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.
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Wht Apricorn}})
+
|descusum=A Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokémon that are at a lower level than your own Pokémon.
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] (from [[Kurt]] after saving [[Slowpoke Well]]), [[Azalea Town]] ({{DL|Apricorn|Wht Apricorn}})
+
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Red Apricorn]])
  +
|lochgss=[[Azalea Town]] ([[Red Apricorn]])
 
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]]
 
|locsm=[[Mount Hokulani]]
|tcg=Fast Ball (Skyridge 124)
+
|locusum=[[Mount Hokulani]], [[Heahea City]]
  +
|tcg=Level Ball (Next Destinies 89)
  +
|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.
  +
|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.
|locrse=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|descusum=A Poké Ball that is good for catching Pokémon that you reel in with a rod while out fishing.
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|locgsc=[[Azalea Town]] (from [[Kurt]] after saving [[Slowpoke Well]]), [[Azalea Town]] ([[Blue Apricorn|Blu Apricorn]])
|locxd=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|lochgss={{rt|32|Johto}} [[Pokémon Center]] (×2), [[Azalea Town]] ([[Blue Apricorn|Blu Apricorn]])
|locdppt=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|locsm=[[Blush Mountain|Geothermal Power Plant]] (from [[Samson Oak]])
|lochgss=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|locusum=[[Blush Mountain|Geothermal Power Plant]] (from [[Samson Oak]]), [[Heahea City]]
|locbw=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|tcg=Lure Ball (Skyridge 128)
|locb2w2=Any [[Poké Mart]] (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
+
|main=Lure Ball
|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)
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{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>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> caught before.
+
|catchrate=
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that works especially well on <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</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>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</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.
|locrse=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|after receiving Repeat Ball from Devon Corp Employee on Route 116}}
+
|descsm=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}}
+
|descusum=A particularly comfortable Poké Ball that makes a wild Pokémon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.
|locdppt=[[Canalave City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
+
|locrse=[[Sea Mauville|Abandoned Ship]], {{ci|Lilycove}} [[Contest Hall]]
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Tu}}
+
|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|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)
  +
|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 10 turns}} <sup>[[Generation V|Gen V]]-{{gen|VI}}</sup><br/>(1 + 0.3 * number of turns passed in battle), maximum {{tt|4×|at 10 turns}} {{sup/7|SM}}
+
|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}}
|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]])
|locrse=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|after receiving Repeat Ball from Devon Corp Employee on Route 116}}
+
|locusum=[[Mount Hokulani]] (from [[Samson Oak]]), [[Heahea City]]
|locfrlg={{OBP|Two Island|town}} vendor{{tt|*|after completing Ruby and Sapphire mission}}
+
|main=Moon Ball
|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]]
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|sell=500
 
|sell=500
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on lower-[[level]] Pokémon.
 
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on lower-[[level]] Pokémon.
|catchrate=((40 - Pokémon's level) ÷ 10)×, minimum 1×<sup>[[Generation III|Gen III]]-{{gen|IV}}</sup><br/>((41 - Pokémon's level) ÷ 10)×, minimum 1×<sup>[[Generation V|Gen V]]-{{gen|VI}}</sup><br/>(8 - 0.2 * (Pokémon's level - 1))×, minimum {{sup/7|SM}}
+
|catchrate=((40 - Pokémon's level) ÷ 10)×, minimum 1×<sup>[[Generation III|Gen III]]-{{gen|IV}}</sup><br/>((41 - Pokémon's level) ÷ 10)×, minimum 1×<sup>[[Generation V|Gen V]]</sup><br/>((41 - Pokémon's level) ÷ 10)× if Pokémon's level is between 1 and 29, 1x otherwise <sup>[[Generation VI|Gen VI]]-{{gen|VII}}</sup>
|descrse=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on weaker <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
+
|descrse=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on weaker <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that works especially well on weaker <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
+
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that works especially well on weaker <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
|desccoloxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on weaker <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
+
|desccoloxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on weaker <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
 
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on weaker Pokémon in the wild.
 
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on weaker Pokémon in the wild.
 
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on weaker Pokémon in the wild.
 
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on weaker Pokémon in the wild.
 
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes more effective the lower the level of the wild Pokémon.
 
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes more effective the lower the level of the wild Pokémon.
 
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes more effective the lower the level of the wild Pokémon.
 
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes more effective the lower the level of the wild Pokémon.
  +
|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that becomes more effective the lower the level of the wild Pokémon.
 
|locrse=[[Verdanturf Town]] [[Poké Mart]]
 
|locrse=[[Verdanturf Town]] [[Poké Mart]]
|locfrlg=[[Rocket Hideout]] (hidden near Giovanni's seat), [[Rocket Warehouse]] (hidden near [[Gideon]]), [[Resort Gorgeous]], [[Water Path]] (reward for a record-breaking {{p|Heracross}})
+
|locfrlg=[[Team Rocket Hideout|Rocket Hideout]] (hidden near Giovanni's seat), [[Rocket Warehouse]] (hidden near [[Gideon]]), [[Resort Gorgeous]], [[Water Path]] (reward for a record-breaking {{p|Heracross}})
 
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]]
 
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]]
 
|locxd=[[Outskirt Stand]]
 
|locxd=[[Outskirt Stand]]
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|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] (North Boulevard [[Poké Mart]]), [[Cyllage City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]], and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, [[Reflection Cave]], {{rt|13|Kalos}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] (North Boulevard [[Poké Mart]]), [[Cyllage City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]], and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, [[Reflection Cave]], {{rt|13|Kalos}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locoras=[[Verdanturf Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|116|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Schoolkid}} Jerry and Schoolkid Karen)
 
|locoras=[[Verdanturf Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|116|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Schoolkid}} Jerry and Schoolkid Karen)
|locsm=[[Alola Route 1|Route 1]], [[Alola Route 2|Route 2]], [[Alola Route 3|Route 3]], [[Lush Jungle]], [[Royal Avenue]]
+
|locsm={{rt|1|Alola}}, {{rt|2|Alola}}, {{rt|3|Alola}}, [[Lush Jungle]], [[Royal Avenue]]
  +
|tcg=Nest Ball (Sun & Moon 123)
  +
|main=Nest Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|buyable=yes
 
|buyable=yes
 
|sell=500
 
|sell=500
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on {{t|Water}}- and {{type|Bug}} Pokémon.
+
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on {{t|Water}}- and {{type|Bug}} Pokémon (this does not stack if the Pokémon is both types).
 
|catchrate=3×<sup>[[Generation III|Gen III]]-{{gen|VI}}</sup>/3.5×{{sup/7|SM}} if used on a Water-type or Bug-type Pokémon<br>1× otherwise
 
|catchrate=3×<sup>[[Generation III|Gen III]]-{{gen|VI}}</sup>/3.5×{{sup/7|SM}} if used on a Water-type or Bug-type Pokémon<br>1× otherwise
|descrse=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works well on <sc>Water</sc>- and <sc>Bug</sc>-type <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
+
|descrse=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works well on <sc>Water</sc>- and <sc>Bug</sc>-type <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that works especially well on <sc>Water</sc>- and <sc>Bug</sc>-type <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
+
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that works especially well on <sc>Water</sc>- and <sc>Bug</sc>-type <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
|desccoloxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works well on <sc>Water</sc>- and <sc>Bug</sc>-type <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc>.
+
|desccoloxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works well on <sc>Water</sc>- and <sc>Bug</sc>-type <sc>Pokémon</sc>.
 
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Water- and Bug-type Pokémon.
 
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Water- and Bug-type Pokémon.
 
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Water- and Bug-type Pokémon.
 
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Water- and Bug-type Pokémon.
 
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that is more effective when attempting to catch Water- or Bug-type Pokémon.
 
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that is more effective when attempting to catch Water- or Bug-type Pokémon.
 
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that is more effective when attempting to catch Water- or Bug-type Pokémon.
 
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that is more effective when attempting to catch Water- or Bug-type Pokémon.
  +
|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that is more effective when attempting to catch Water- or Bug-type Pokémon.
 
|locrse=[[Mossdeep City]] [[Poké Mart]]
 
|locrse=[[Mossdeep City]] [[Poké Mart]]
|locfrlg=[[Fishing Brothers#Silence Bridge Fishing Guru|Silence Bridge]] on {{rt|12|Kanto}} (reward for a record-breaking {{p|Magikarp}}), [[Outcast Island]], [[Rocket Warehouse]], [[Rocket Hideout]] (hidden near Giovanni's seat)
+
|locfrlg=[[Fishing Brothers#Silence Bridge Fishing Guru|Silence Bridge]] on {{rt|12|Kanto}} (reward for a record-breaking {{p|Magikarp}}), [[Outcast Island]], [[Rocket Warehouse]], [[Team Rocket Hideout|Rocket Hideout]] (hidden near Giovanni's seat)
 
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]]
 
|loccolo=[[Outskirt Stand]]
 
|locxd=[[Outskirt Stand]]
 
|locxd=[[Outskirt Stand]]
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|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] (North Boulevard [[Poké Mart]]), [[Cyllage City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]], and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, {{rt|12|Kalos}}, {{rt|4|Kalos}}, {{rt|15|Kalos}}, {{rt|19|Kalos}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locxy=[[Lumiose City]] (North Boulevard [[Poké Mart]]), [[Cyllage City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]], and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}}, {{rt|12|Kalos}}, {{rt|4|Kalos}}, {{rt|15|Kalos}}, {{rt|19|Kalos}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locoras=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|After speaking to scientist on Route 116}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), [[Petalburg Woods]] (rematch with {{tc|Bug Catcher}} James), {{rt|120|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Bug Maniac}} Brandon)
 
|locoras=[[Rustboro City]] [[Poké Mart]]{{tt|*|After speaking to scientist on Route 116}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), [[Petalburg Woods]] (rematch with {{tc|Bug Catcher}} James), {{rt|120|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Bug Maniac}} Brandon)
|locsm=[[Alola Route 7|Route 7]], [[Alola Route 9|Route 9]], [[Brooklet Hill]], [[Kala'e Bay]], [[Melemele Meadow]], [[Festival Plaza]], [[Paniola Town]]
+
|locsm={{rt|7|Alola}}, {{rt|9|Alola}}, [[Brooklet Hill]], [[Kala'e Bay]], [[Melemele Meadow]], [[Festival Plaza]], [[Paniola Town]]
}}
+
|tcg=Net Ball (Lost Thunder 187)
+
|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>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>Other games</sup><br>1× otherwise
 
|descrse=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> on the ocean floor.
 
|descfrlg=A somewhat different <sc>Ball</sc> that works especially well on <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> deep in the sea.
 
|desccoloxd=A <sc>Ball</sc> that works better on <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</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.
 
|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=[[Alola Route 8|Route 8]], [[Alola Route 15|Route 15]], [[Brooklet Hill]], [[Hano Beach]], [[Kala'e Bay]], [[Festival Plaza]]
 
}}
 
 
{{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>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> more friendly.
 
|descfrlg=A comfortable <sc>Ball</sc> that makes a captured wild <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</sc> quickly grow friendly.
 
|desccoloxd=A cozy <sc>Ball</sc> that makes <sc>Pok</sc>é<sc>mon</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.
 
|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)
 
}}
 
 
===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.
 
|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)
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
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|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that provides a better catch rate if it is used at the start of a wild encounter.
 
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that provides a better catch rate if it is used at the start of a wild encounter.
 
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that has a more successful catch rate if used at the start of a wild encounter.
 
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that has a more successful catch rate if used at the start of a wild encounter.
  +
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that has a more successful catch rate if used at the start of a wild encounter.
  +
|descusum=A somewhat different Poké Ball that has a more successful catch rate if used at the start of a wild encounter.
 
|locdppt=[[Pastoria City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Canalave City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowpoint City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
 
|locdppt=[[Pastoria City]] [[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|Th}}, [[Safari Zone Gate]]
 
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Th}}, [[Safari Zone Gate]]
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|locxy=[[Coumarine City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]] and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}} and South Boulevard, [[Poké Ball Factory]], {{kal|Victory Road}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locxy=[[Coumarine City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowbelle City]] [[Poké Mart]] and the {{DL|Lumiose City|Poké Ball Boutique}} and South Boulevard, [[Poké Ball Factory]], {{kal|Victory Road}}, [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure)
 
|locoras=[[Fallarbor Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|114|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Poké Maniac}} Steve)
 
|locoras=[[Fallarbor Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[PokéMileage Club]] (Mine Cart Adventure), {{rt|114|Hoenn}} (rematch with {{tc|Poké Maniac}} Steve)
  +
|locsm={{rt|8|Alola}}, {{rt|11|Alola}}, [[Paniola Town]], [[Wela Volcano Park]], [[Festival Plaza]]
  +
|main=Quick Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
{{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=3.5× if used in a cave 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.
|locdppt=[[Solaceon Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Snowpoint City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Pastoria City]] [[Poké Mart]], {{si|Pokémon League}} [[Poké Mart]], [[Pokémon News Press]]
+
|descdppthgss=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon species that were previously caught.
|lochgss='''Johto:''' [[Goldenrod Department Store]] lottery{{dotw|Fr}}, [[Safari Zone Gate]], [[Blackthorn City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Frontier Access]] [[Poké Mart]]
+
|descbwb2w2=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon species that were previously caught.
'''Kanto:''' [[Vermilion City]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Lavender Town]] [[Poké Mart]], [[Fuchsia City]] [[Poké Mart]]
+
|descxyoras=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon species that have been caught before.
  +
|descsm=A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on a Pokémon species that has been caught before.
  +
|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]]
+
|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]]
+
|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]]
  +
|tcg=Repeat Ball (Primal Clash 136)
  +
|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
|jp=プレャスボール
+
|jp=プレャスボール
 
|jpt=Precious Ball
 
|jpt=Precious Ball
 
|gen=IV
 
|gen=IV
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|descbwb2w2=A quite rare Poké Ball that has been specially crafted to commemorate an occasion of some sort.
 
|descbwb2w2=A quite rare Poké Ball that has been specially crafted to commemorate an occasion of some sort.
 
|descxyoras=A quite rare Poké Ball that has been crafted in order to commemorate a special occasion of some sort.
 
|descxyoras=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
  +
}}
  +
  +
{{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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|descbwb2w2=A special Poké Ball for the Pal Park.
 
|descbwb2w2=A special Poké Ball for the Pal Park.
 
|descxyoras=A special Poké Ball for the Pal Park.
 
|descxyoras=A special Poké Ball for the Pal Park.
  +
|descsm=A special Poké Ball for the Pal Park.
 
|locdppt=[[Pal Park]]
 
|locdppt=[[Pal Park]]
 
|lochgss=[[Pal Park]]
 
|lochgss=[[Pal Park]]
|notes=Pokémon recaught with this ball in Pal Park will retain the ball in which they were originally caught in Generation III. Not to be confused with [[#Sport Ball|Sport Balls]], which were known as Park Balls (パークボール) in Generation II. It is not programmed as an inventory item in Sinnoh games.
+
|notes=Pokémon recaught with this ball in Pal Park will retain the ball in which they were originally caught in Generation III. Not to be confused with the {{color2|000|Sport Ball}}, which was known as Park Ball (パークボール) in Generation II. It is not programmed as an inventory item in Sinnoh games.
  +
|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×
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|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.
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|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.
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|descfrlg=A special <sc>Ball</sc> that is used only in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc>. It is finished with a camouflage pattern.
|locbw=[[Entralink|Entree Forest]]
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|desccoloxd=A special <sc>Ball</sc> that is used only in the <sc>Safari Zone</sc>.
|locb2w2=[[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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|descbwb2w2=A special Poké Ball that is used only in the Great Marsh. It is decorated in a camouflage pattern.
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|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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|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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|locrby={{safari|Kanto}}
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|locrse={{safari|Hoenn}}
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|locfrlg={{safari|Kanto}}
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|locdppt=[[Great Marsh]]
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|lochgss={{safari|Johto}}
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|main=Safari Ball
 
}}
 
}}
   
===Introduced in Generation VII===
 
 
{{Item
 
{{Item
|name=Beast Ball
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|name=Sport Ball
|jp=ウルトラボール
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|jp=コンペボール
|jpt=Ultra Ball
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|jpt=Compé Ball
|gen=VII
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|gen=II
|bag=Items
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|bag=Poké Balls
|buyable=no
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|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]] in the [[Bug-Catching Contest]].
|effect=Allows the {{player}} to catch [[wild Pokémon]]; works better on [[Ultra Beasts]].
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|catchrate=1.
|catchrate= if used on an Ultra Beast<br>0.1× otherwise
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|descgsc=The Bug-Catching Contest <sc>Ball</sc>.
|descsm=A special Poké Ball designed to catch Ultra Beasts. It has a low success rate for catching others.
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|deschgss=A special Poké Ball for the Bug-Catching Contest.
|locsm={{rt|2|Alola}}, {{rt|8|Alola}}, {{rt|13|Alola}}, [[Aether Paradise]], [[Seafolk Village]]
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|descbwb2w2=A special Poké Ball for the Bug-Catching Contest.
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|descxyoras=A special Poké Ball that is used during the Bug-Catching Contest.
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|descsm=A special Poké Ball that is used during the Bug-Catching Contest.
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|locgsc=[[National Park]]
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|lochgss=[[National Park]]
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|notes=Called Park Ball (パークボール) in Generation II.
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|main=Sport Ball
 
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==In other games==
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===Pokémon GO===
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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.
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:''See more: [[Caught Pokémon#Pokémon GO|Caught Pokémon → Pokémon GO]]
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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.
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:''See more: [[Catch rate (GO)]]
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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
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* Spinning [[PokéStop]]s or {{OBP|Gym|GO}}s (Lv. 12+ for Great Balls and Lv. 20+ for Ultra Balls)
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* Opening a [[Gift]] (Lv. 12+ for Great Balls and Lv. 20+ for Ultra Balls)
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* Completing certain [[Field Research]] or [[Special Research]] tasks
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* Weekly [[Adventure Sync]] rewards
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The player also receives Poké Balls upon [[Trainer level|leveling up]].
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* Poké Balls awarded up to level 11 (including 50 Poké Balls starting at level 1)
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* Great Balls awarded from level 12 to level 19
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* Ultra Balls awarded starting level 20
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Regular Poké Balls may be purchased in the Shop at the following rates:
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* 20 for {{PCoin}}100
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* 100 for {{PCoin}}460
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* 200 for {{PCoin}}800
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All three types of balls have also been available in limited-time Box deals.
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Premier Balls are also available in Pokémon GO exclusively for catching [[Raid Battle|Raid Bosses]] and [[Shadow Pokémon (GO)|Shadow Pokémon]] ; These Pokémon can only be caught with Premier Balls, and if the player runs out, the Raid Boss or Shadow Pokémon will flee. The number of Premier Balls are awarded to the player after a Raid Battle or Team GO Rocket Grunt battle is based on how well they battled. Unused Premier Balls are not retained and do not roll over to future Raid Battles or Team GO Rocket Grunt Battles. Like in the main series, Premier Balls are just as effective as regular Poké Balls.
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Master Balls are also coded into Pokémon GO, but they have not yet been made available.
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====Description====
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{| class="roundy" style="background:#{{night color}}; border:3px solid #{{blue color light}}"
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|- style="color:#fff"
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! style="background:#{{blue color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Image
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! style="background:#{{blue color light}}" | English name
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! style="background:#{{blue color light}}" | Japanese name
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! style="background:#{{blue color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | Description
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|- style="background:#fff"
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| [[File:GO Poké Ball.png|40px]]
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| {{i|Poké Ball}}
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| モンスターボール<br>''Monster Ball''
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| A device for catching wild Pokémon. It's thrown like a ball, comfortably encapsulating its target.
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|- style="background:#fff"
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| [[File:GO Great Ball.png|40px]]
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| [[Great Ball]]
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| スーパーボール<br>''Super Ball''
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| A high-performance Ball with a higher catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
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|- style="background:#fff"
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| [[File:GO Ultra Ball.png|40px]]
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| [[Ultra Ball]]
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| ハイパーボール<br>''Hyper Ball''
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| An ultra-performance Ball with a higher catch rate than a Great Ball.
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|- style="background:#fff"
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| [[File:GO Premier Ball.png|40px]]
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| [[Premier Ball]]
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| プレミアボール<br>''Premier Ball''
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| N/A (Used to capture the Raid Boss after winning a Raid Battle or a Shadow Pokémon left by [[Team GO Rocket]])
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|- style="background:#fff"
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| style="{{roundybl|5px}}" | [[File:GO Master Ball.png|40px]]
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| [[Master Ball]]
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| マスターボール<br>''Master Ball''
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| style="{{roundybr|5px}}" | The best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.
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|}
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===In the Pokémon Pinball series===
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In [[Pokémon Pinball]] and [[Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire]], the [[Poké Ball (item)|Poké Ball]], [[Great Ball]], [[Ultra Ball]], and [[Master Ball]] are available.
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The Poké Ball is the normal ball used in the pinball tables since the beginning of the game. In both games, if the player lights up the three Field Multiplier Lanes found in all tables, the ball is upgraded to the next kind of Poké Ball (a Poké Ball is upgraded into a Great Ball, a Great Ball into an Ultra Ball, and an Ultra Ball into a Master Ball). If a minute passes without new Poké Ball upgrades, the ball returns to the previous state. If the player loses a ball, the next ball is a Poké Ball.
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====Bonus points====
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* The [[Poké Ball (item)|Poké Ball]] has no bonus multiplier.
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* The [[Great Ball]] multiplies bonus points by ×2.
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* The [[Ultra Ball]] multiplies bonus points by ×3.
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* The [[Master Ball]] multiplies bonus points by ×4 in [[Pokémon Pinball]] and by ×5 in [[Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire]].
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====Gallery====
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=====Pokémon Pinball=====
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| style="{{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Poké Balls color dark}}; background: #{{Poké Balls color light}}; width:80px; height:20px" | [[File:Pinball Poké Ball.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Poké Balls color dark}}; background: #{{Poké Balls color light}}; width:80px; height:20px" | [[File:Pinball Great Ball.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Poké Balls color dark}}; background: #{{Poké Balls color light}}; width:80px; height:20px" | [[File:Pinball Ultra Ball.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Poké Balls color dark}}; background: #{{Poké Balls color light}}; width:80px; height:20px" | [[File:Pinball Master Ball.png]]
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|- style="font-size:80%"
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| {{color2|000|Poké Ball (item)|Poké Ball}}
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| {{color2|000|Great Ball}}
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| {{color2|000|Ultra Ball}}
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| {{color2|000|Master Ball}}
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|}
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=====Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire=====
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{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; {{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Poké Balls color dark}}; background: #{{Poké Balls color}}"
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| style="{{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Poké Balls color dark}}; background: #{{Poké Balls color light}}; width:80px; height:20px" | [[File:Pinball RS Poké Ball.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Poké Balls color dark}}; background: #{{Poké Balls color light}}; width:80px; height:20px" | [[File:Pinball RS Great Ball.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Poké Balls color dark}}; background: #{{Poké Balls color light}}; width:80px; height:20px" | [[File:Pinball RS Ultra Ball.png]]
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| style="{{roundy|10px}} border: 2px solid #{{Poké Balls color dark}}; background: #{{Poké Balls color light}}; width:80px; height:20px" | [[File:Pinball RS Master Ball.png]]
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|- style="font-size:80%"
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| {{color2|000|Poké Ball (item)|Poké Ball}}
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| {{color2|000|Great Ball}}
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| {{color2|000|Ultra Ball}}
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| {{color2|000|Master Ball}}
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|}
   
 
==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
===In the core series===
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===In the main series===
[[File:Ashball.png|thumb|220px|{{Ash}} pulling out a Poké Ball, preparing to catch a Pokémon]]
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[[File:Ashball.png|thumb|250px|{{Ash}} pulling out a Poké Ball, preparing to catch a Pokémon]]
 
In the {{pkmn|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 [[walking Pokémon|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 ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]''.
 
In the {{pkmn|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 [[walking Pokémon|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 ''[[EP001|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.
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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 {{series|Sun & Moon}}, 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 {{AP|Tauros}}. They appeared in Safari Balls in ''[[EP065|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.
 
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 {{AP|Tauros}}. They appeared in Safari Balls in ''[[EP065|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.
   
The [[GS Ball]] was the second of the variant Poké Balls to [[EP083|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. {{p|Celebi}} was long rumored to be related to the ball, something which the [[Pokémon Adventures]] and game canons verify, while [[Masamitsu Hidaka|a director of the anime]] confirmed that, had it not been insisted that {{mov|Celebi|Celebi|04}} appear in a central role in [[M04|the fourth movie]], the GS Ball arc would have concluded with Celebi being released from the ball and traveling with Ash and his friends.
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[[File:Poké Ball success.png|thumb|250px|left|A Poké Ball after catching a Pokémon in the {{series|Sun & Moon}}]]
[[File:Poke Ball Recent Capture.png|thumb|240px|left|A Poké Ball after catching a Pokémon in the anime]]
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The [[GS Ball]] was the second of the variant Poké Balls to [[EP083|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. {{p|Celebi}} was long rumored to be related to the ball, something which the [[Pokémon Adventures]] and game canons verify, while [[Masamitsu Hidaka|a director of the anime]] confirmed that, had it not been insisted that {{OBP|Celebi|M04}} appear in a central role in [[M04|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 ''[[EP143|Going Apricorn!]]'', with {{an|Brock}} using his to catch a {{TP|Brock|Pineco}} shortly after receiving it. Many other Apricorn Poké Balls also appeared in a fantasy in this episode. In the [[EP144|next episode]], Brock received a Heavy Ball, while Ash and {{an|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 {{AP|Totodile}} and {{TP|Misty|Corsola}}, respectively. Another Heavy Ball appeared in ''[[AG065|Gulpin It Down]]'', where it was used to capture a giant {{p|Gulpin}}, though this was not the one belonging to Brock. In ''[[EP183|Trouble's Brewing]]'', the {{DL|Kimono Girl|In the anime|Kimono Sisters}} (excluding [[Sakura]]) were shown keeping their [[Eeveelutions]] inside Apricorn Poké Balls, with Satsuki's {{p|Jolteon}}'s ball being a Moon Ball, Sumomo's {{p|Vaporeon}}'s ball being a Lure Ball, and Satsuki's {{p|Umbreon}}'s ball being a Fast Ball. While Koume's {{p|Flareon}}'s ball wasn't shown, her kimono pattern indicates it being a Love Ball.
 
   
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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 ''[[EP143|Going Apricorn!]]'', with {{an|Brock}} using his to catch a {{TP|Brock|Pineco}} shortly after receiving it. Many other Apricorn Poké Balls also appeared in a fantasy in this episode. In the [[EP144|next episode]], Brock received a Heavy Ball, while Ash and {{an|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 {{AP|Totodile}} and {{TP|Misty|Corsola}}, respectively. Another Heavy Ball appeared in ''[[AG065|Gulpin It Down]]'', where it was used to capture a {{pkmn2|giant}} {{p|Gulpin}}, though this was not the one belonging to Brock. In ''[[EP183|Trouble's Brewing]]'', the {{DL|Kimono Girl|In the anime|Kimono Sisters}} (excluding [[Sakura]]) were shown keeping their [[Eeveelution]]s inside Apricorn Poké Balls, with Satsuki's {{p|Jolteon}}'s ball being a Moon Ball, Sumomo's {{p|Vaporeon}}'s ball being a Lure Ball, and Satsuki's {{p|Umbreon}}'s ball being a Fast Ball. While Koume's {{p|Flareon}}'s ball wasn't shown, her kimono pattern indicates it being a Love Ball.
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[[File:Ash Poké Ball.png|thumb|250px|Ash calling out a Pokémon]]
 
The Master Ball itself has only appeared once as an actual Poké Ball, in ''[[AG075|Whiscash and Ash]]'', where it was used by [[Sullivan]] in a last resort attempt to catch a wild {{p|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 ''[[EP018|Beauty and the Beach]]'' and ''[[EP167|A Hot Water Battle]]''.
 
The Master Ball itself has only appeared once as an actual Poké Ball, in ''[[AG075|Whiscash and Ash]]'', where it was used by [[Sullivan]] in a last resort attempt to catch a wild {{p|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 ''[[EP018|Beauty and the Beach]]'' and ''[[EP167|A Hot Water Battle]]''.
[[File:Ash Poké Ball.png|thumb|240px|Ash calling out a Pokémon]]
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The Generation III specialty balls have mostly been seen in cameos. The Repeat Ball and Luxury Ball appeared in the opening of ''[[M06|Jirachi: Wish Maker]]''. These balls contained {{ga|Brendan}}'s {{p|Shiftry}} and {{p|Aggron}}, respectively.
 
The Generation III specialty balls have mostly been seen in cameos. The Repeat Ball and Luxury Ball appeared in the opening of ''[[M06|Jirachi: Wish Maker]]''. These balls contained {{ga|Brendan}}'s {{p|Shiftry}} and {{p|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 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 ''[[XY079|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 one was 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). {{TRT}} tried to steal many of these Poké Balls, but were foiled by Ash and his friends.
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The first proper appearance of the Great, Ultra, Net, Nest, Dusk, Dive, Repeat, Premier, and Heal Balls was in ''[[XY079|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). {{TRT}} tried to steal many of these Poké Balls, but were foiled by Ash and his friends.
   
It was revealed in [[SM004]] that [[James]] had been collecting Poké Balls. When Jessie's attempt to catch a {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}} with a typical Poké Ball failed, she grabbed the Luxury Ball James had been polishing and used it instead, capturing it, much to James's dismay.
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[[File:Dawn Poké Ball.png|thumb|left|250px|{{an|Dawn}}'s Poké Balls with Ball Capsules and Seals]]
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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.
   
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 special designs on them, usually to denote an organization.
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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]]).
   
Most notably, a broken Poké Ball, snapped in half at its rusted hinges, is kept by both {{Ash}} and {{Gary}}, symbolizing their rivalry.
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[[File:James Poké Ball collection.png|thumb|250px|James's Poké Ball collection]]
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Beast Balls debuted in ''[[SM061|A Mission of Ultra Urgency!]]'', in which the [[Aether Foundation]] provided multiple of them for Ash and {{ashcl}} to use during their missions as [[Ultra Guardians]]. Since then, Beast Balls have appeared in {{cat|Ultra Guardians episodes|a number of episodes}}.
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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 Capsule]]s and [[Seal]]s 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 {{pkmn|Coordinator}}s during [[Pokémon Contest]]s to create a showy entrance and ensure that the Pokémon will make a good impression right out of the Poké Ball.
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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 ''[[EP013|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 {{pkmn|Professor}}. ''[[BW018|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.
 
In ''[[EP013|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 {{pkmn|Professor}}. ''[[BW018|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.
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====History====
 
====History====
 
{{main|History of Poké Balls}}
 
{{main|History of Poké Balls}}
 
====Appearance====
 
<gallery perrow=4>
 
File:Master Ball anime.png|The Master Ball
 
File:Safari Ball anime.png|An early Safari Ball
 
File:GS Ball anime.png|The [[GS Ball]]
 
File:Apricorn Poké Balls anime.png|A Love, Friend, Moon, and Level Ball
 
File:Fast Ball anime.png|Fast Balls
 
File:Heavy Lure Balls anime.png|Two Lure Balls and a Heavy Ball
 
File:Park Ball anime.png|A [[National Park|Park]] Ball (called Sport Ball in Generation IV)
 
File:Luxury Repeat Ball anime.png|A Luxury Ball and Repeat Ball
 
File:Masked Marauder Dark Ball.png|A Dark Ball
 
File:Luxury Ball anime.png|A Luxury Ball
 
File:Dusk Dive Ball anime.png|A Dive Ball
 
File:Various Poké Balls XY079 1.png|Nest, Dusk, and Great Balls
 
File:Various Poké Balls XY079 2.png|A Premier Ball and Net Ball
 
File:Various Poké Balls XY079 3.png|Repeat Balls
 
File:Ultra Ball anime.png|Ultra Balls
 
File:Heal Ball anime.png|A Heal Ball
 
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===In Pokémon Origins===
 
===In Pokémon Origins===
Besides the regular Poké Ball, the other Generation I variations of it were also seen during the [[Pokémon Origins]] mini-series. 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}}.
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[[File:Poké Ball PO.png|thumb|250px|A Poké Ball in Pokémon Origins]]
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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}}.
   
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:Great Ball PO.png|A Great Ball
 
File:Ultra Ball PO.png|An Ultra Ball
 
File:Safari Ball PO.png|{{OBP|Red|Origins}} holding a Safari Ball
 
File:Master Ball PO.png|The Master Ball
 
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===In Pokémon Generations===
 
===In Pokémon Generations===
[[File:Ultra Ball PG.png|thumb|230px|An Ultra Ball in [[Pokémon Generations]]]]
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[[File:Ultra Ball PG.png|thumb|250px|An Ultra Ball in [[Pokémon Generations]]]]
The first Poké Ball variant seen in [[Pokémon Generations]] was an Ultra Ball. One appeared in ''[[PG09|The Scoop]]'', where {{player|a Trainer}} was shown using it to catch a {{p|Deoxys}}.
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The only Poké Ball variant seen in [[Pokémon Generations]] was an Ultra Ball, which appeared in ''[[PG09|The Scoop]]''. It was shown being used by {{player|a Trainer}} to catch a {{p|Deoxys}} in outer space.
 
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===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
[[File:Yellow Seadra Poké Ball.png|thumb|200px|{{adv|Yellow}}'s {{p|Seadra}} inside its Poké Ball in Pokémon Adventures]]
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[[File:Yellow Seadra Poké Ball.png|thumb|200px|{{adv|Yellow}}'s {{p|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 {{adv|Red}} recatches Misty's Gyarados (though {{adv|Blue}} states that catching a Pokémon that belongs to another is not possible in ''[[PS050|Lapras Lazily]]''). Like in the anime and games, specialty balls do exist, and {{adv|Gold}} and {{adv|Silver}} received a Friend Ball and Heavy Ball, respectively. {{adv|Crystal}} and {{adv|Emerald}} have also been shown using special balls to catch Pokémon. 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. 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 Leader]]s use Great Balls, and [[Elite Four]] members and [[Frontier Brain]]s use Ultra Balls.
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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 {{adv|Red}} recatches [[Gyara|Misty's Gyarados]] in ''[[PS006|Gyarados Splashes In!]]'' (though {{adv|Blue}} states that catching a Pokémon that belongs to another is not possible in ''[[PS050|Lapras Lazily]]'').
   
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Like in the anime and the games, specialty balls do exist, although they are much more commonly used than in the anime. In ''[[PS026|Holy Moltres]]'', [[Team Rocket]] was shown to have caught the {{adv|Legendary birds}} in Ultra Balls. In ''[[PS035|And Mewtwo... Three!]]'', [[Blaine]] gave Red the [[Master Ball]], which Red used to catch {{adv|Mewtwo}} shortly afterwards. In ''[[PS101|Teddiursa's Picnic]]'', {{adv|Gold}} and {{adv|Silver}} received a Friend Ball and Heavy Ball, respectively, with Silver using his ball to catch an {{TP|Silver|Ursaring}}, while Gold used his to catch a {{p|Teddiursa}} for [[Maizie]]. Close to the end of the {{chap|Gold, Silver & Crystal}}, the [[Masked Man]] was shown creating a [[GS Ball]] and using it to catch {{adv|Celebi}}. In ''[[PS528|Innocent Scientist]]'', {{adv|Blake}} used Luxury Balls while trying to catch the {{p|Genesect}} controlled by [[Colress]], eventually succeeding. In ''[[PAXY28|Scizor Defends]]'', a Quick Ball was seen amongst the Poké Balls that {{adv|Y}} had used while trying to catch an {{p|Absol}}. Safari Balls have been seen being used by Red at the {{safari|Kanto|Kanto Safari Zone}}, by {{adv|Diamond}}, {{adv|Pearl}}, and {{adv|Platinum}} at the [[Great Marsh]], and by Silver at the {{safari|Johto|Johto Safari Zone}}. {{adv|Crystal}} and {{adv|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 Leader]]s use Great Balls, and [[Elite Four]] members and [[Frontier Brain]]s use Ultra Balls.
File:Gold Dragonite.png|A Great Ball
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File:Ultra Ball Adventures.png|An Ultra Ball
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In the {{chap|Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon}}, Beast Balls were created for the [[Aether Foundation]] by Colress as a means of catching [[Ultra Beast]]s.
File:Master Ball Adventures.png|The Master Ball
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File:Safari Ball I Adventures.png|An early Safari Ball
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Like in the games, but unlike the anime, Pokémon placed in their balls don't recover from [[status condition]]s nor regain lost health, no matter how much time passes.
File:Safari Ball IV Adventures.png|A Safari Ball
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File:GS Ball Adventures.png|The GS Ball
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===In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys===
File:Heavy Ball Adventures.png|A Heavy Ball
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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 during the manga's climax.
File:Friend Ball Adventures.png|A Friend Ball
 
File:Fast Ball Adventures.png|A Fast Ball
 
File:Level Ball Adventures.png|Level Balls
 
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:Luxury Ball Adventures.png|A Luxury Ball
 
File:Quick Ball Adventures.png|A Quick Ball
 
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===In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga===
 
===In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga===
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[[File:Poké Ball PM.png|thumb|200px|A Poké Ball in [[Pokémon Pocket Monsters]]]]
 
In [[Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All]], Poké Balls are depicted as solid, with no visual identification as to which Poké Ball is which. In ''[[GDZ15|Special Chapter - Get Pikachu!]]'', it is revealed that when [[Shu]] met {{TP|Shu|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 [[Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All]], Poké Balls are depicted as solid, with no visual identification as to which Poké Ball is which. In ''[[GDZ15|Special Chapter - Get Pikachu!]]'', it is revealed that when [[Shu]] met {{TP|Shu|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 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 ''[[PM003|Bring Down the Powerful Opponent Onix!!]]'', when {{TP|Red|Clefairy}} sees [[Red's Pikachu (Pocket Monsters)|Pikachu]] inside his Poké Ball, and they talk to each other. In ''[[PM001|Introducing the Pokémon Clefairy!!]]'', when {{PPM|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.
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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 ''[[PM003|Bring Down the Powerful Opponent Onix!!]]'', when {{TP|Red|Clefairy}} sees {{OBP|Red's Pikachu|Pocket Monsters|Pikachu}} inside his Poké Ball, and they talk to each other. In ''[[PM001|Introducing the Pokémon Clefairy!!]]'', when {{PPM|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.
   
 
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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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==In the TCG==
 
==In the TCG==
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* The {{TCG ID|EX FireRed & LeafGreen|Great Ball|92}}, which first appeared in the {{TCG|EX FireRed & LeafGreen|TCG expansion}} coinciding with the {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s|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 {{TCG|Emerging Powers}}, {{TCG ID|Emerging Powers|Great Ball|93}}'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 {{TCG ID|EX FireRed & LeafGreen|Great Ball|92}}, which first appeared in the {{TCG|EX FireRed & LeafGreen|TCG expansion}} coinciding with the {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s|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 {{TCG|Emerging Powers}}, {{TCG ID|Emerging Powers|Great Ball|93}}'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 {{TCG ID|Gym Challenge|Master Ball|116}}, first appearing in the {{TCG|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 {{TCG|Pokémon}} found in these seven can be put into the hand, while the rest must be shuffled back into the deck. In {{TCG|Plasma Blast}}, the {{TCG ID|Plasma Blast|Master Ball|94}} was changed to an [[Ace Spec]] that allowed the player to search the entire deck for any one Pokémon.
 
* The {{TCG ID|Gym Challenge|Master Ball|116}}, first appearing in the {{TCG|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 {{TCG|Pokémon}} found in these seven can be put into the hand, while the rest must be shuffled back into the deck. In {{TCG|Plasma Blast}}, the {{TCG ID|Plasma Blast|Master Ball|94}} was changed to an [[Ace Spec]] that allowed the player to search the entire deck for any one Pokémon.
* Debuting in the {{TCG|Skyridge}} expansion, the {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Lure Ball|128}} is different from the basic Poké Balls in that it draws from the {{TCG|discard pile}} rather than the deck. For each heads flipped, with a maximum of three, an {{TCG|Evolution card}} can be returned from the discard pile and put into the hand. It has not appeared since.
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* Debuting in the {{TCG|Skyridge}} expansion, the {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Lure Ball|128}} is different from the basic Poké Balls in that it draws from the {{TCG|discard pile}} rather than the deck. For each heads flipped, with a maximum of three, an {{TCG|Evolution card}} can be returned from the discard pile and put into the hand. It has since been reprinted in {{TCG|Celestial Storm}}.
* Also debuting in Skyridge, the {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Friend Ball|126}}, another [[Apricorn]] Ball, has a unique effect entirely, allowing the user to search their deck for a Pokémon of the same {{TCG|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.
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* Also debuting in Skyridge, the {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Friend Ball|126}}, another [[Apricorn]] Ball, has a unique effect entirely, allowing the user to search their deck for a Pokémon of the same {{TCG|type}} as one of the opponent's Pokémon, making it effective in decks that typically match up well against their own type. It was also reprinted in Celestial Storm.
* The {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Fast Ball|124}} 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.
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* The {{TCG ID|Skyridge|Fast Ball|124}} 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, but unlike the others, it has not appeared since.
 
* The {{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Premier Ball|101}}, debuting in the {{TCG|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 {{TCG|Pokémon LV.X}} to put into their hand.
 
* The {{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Premier Ball|101}}, debuting in the {{TCG|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 {{TCG|Pokémon LV.X}} to put into their hand.
 
* The {{TCG ID|Stormfront|Luxury Ball|86}}, first found in the {{TCG|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-{{TCG|Pokémon LV.X|LV.X}} Pokémon to be searched from the deck, but only if another Luxury Ball card is not in the discard pile.
 
* The {{TCG ID|Stormfront|Luxury Ball|86}}, first found in the {{TCG|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-{{TCG|Pokémon LV.X|LV.X}} Pokémon to be searched from the deck, but only if another Luxury Ball card is not in the discard pile.
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* The {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Dusk Ball|110}}, 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 {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Dusk Ball|110}}, 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 {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Heavy Ball|88}}, first found in {{TCG|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 {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Level Ball|89}}, also found in {{TCG|Next Destinies}}, allows them to do the same with a Pokémon that has 90 HP or less.
 
* The {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Heavy Ball|88}}, first found in {{TCG|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 {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Level Ball|89}}, also found in {{TCG|Next Destinies}}, allows them to do the same with a Pokémon that has 90 HP or less.
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* The {{TCG ID|Lost Thunder|Net Ball|187}}, first found in {{TCG|Fairy Rise}}, allows the player to search their deck for a Basic {{e|Grass}} Pokémon or a {{e|Grass}} Energy card and put it into their hand.
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* The {{TCG ID|Celestial Storm|Beast Ball|125}}, first found in {{TCG|Celestial Storm}}, allows the player to look at their Prize Cards, and swap an [[Ultra Beast]] found there with the Beast Ball card.
   
 
==In the Super Smash Bros. series==
 
==In the Super Smash Bros. series==
 
[[File:Poké Ball SSBB.png|thumb|right|Render of a Poké Ball from [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]]]
 
[[File:Poké Ball SSBB.png|thumb|right|Render of a Poké Ball from [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]]]
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{{smashWiki|Poké Ball}}
 
In the {{sbw|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 {{pkmn2|Legendary}} or [[Mythical Pokémon]].
 
In the {{sbw|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 {{pkmn2|Legendary}} or [[Mythical Pokémon]].
   
The Pokémon that can appear from Poké Balls differ between the games. The {{DL|Super Smash Bros.|Poké Ball Pokémon}} in [[Super Smash Bros.]] all come from Generation I, the {{DL|Super Smash Bros. Melee|Poké Ball Pokémon}} in [[Super Smash Bros. Melee]] come from up to Generation II, the {{DL|Super Smash Bros. Brawl|Poké Ball Pokémon}} in [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]] come from up to Generation IV, and the {{DL|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U|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 four games are {{p|Goldeen}}, {{p|Snorlax}}, and {{p|Mew}}.
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The Pokémon that can appear from Poké Balls differ between the games. The {{DL|Super Smash Bros.|Poké Ball Pokémon}} in [[Super Smash Bros.]] all come from Generation I, the {{DL|Super Smash Bros. Melee|Poké Ball Pokémon}} in [[Super Smash Bros. Melee]] come from up to Generation II, the {{DL|Super Smash Bros. Brawl|Poké Ball Pokémon}} in [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]] come from up to Generation IV, and the {{DL|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U|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 {{tt|5|counting the 3DS and Wii U versions as one}} games are {{p|Goldeen}}, {{p|Snorlax}}, and {{p|Mew}}.
   
 
The Poké Ball also features in a couple of other ways in the Super Smash Bros. series. In Brawl, in [[The Subspace Emissary]], {{SSB|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.
 
The Poké Ball also features in a couple of other ways in the Super Smash Bros. series. In Brawl, in [[The Subspace Emissary]], {{SSB|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.
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'''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!''
 
'''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 umber 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!''
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'''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!''
 
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==Other variants==
 
==Other variants==
The following Poké Ball variants are found outside of the standard games. They are often very unusual compared to the 26 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.
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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===
 
===In the games===
 
* [[Pester Ball]]s: 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 {{g|Snap}}.
 
* [[Pester Ball]]s: 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 {{g|Snap}}.
* The [[GS Ball]] is an event item that appears only in {{game|Crystal}}, where it was part of a giveaway on the [[Pokémon Mobile System GB]], much as event items are given out in [[Generation IV]] games over the [[Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection]]. 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 {{p|Celebi}} in [[Ilex Forest]].
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* The [[GS Ball]] is an event item that appears only in {{game|Crystal}}, where it was part of a giveaway on the [[Pokémon Mobile System GB]] for Japanese games, similar to [[event item]]s 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 {{p|Celebi}} in [[Ilex Forest]].
* A [[Snag Ball]] is a Poké Ball variant that has been "unlocked" by the Snag Machine, allowing it to [[snagging|snag]] an already-[[caught Pokémon]] during a {{pkmn|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.
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* 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 [[snagging|snag]] an already-[[caught Pokémon]] during a {{pkmn|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.
 
* 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".
 
* 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 {{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
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File:Snag Ball.png|[[Wes]] about to throw a [[Great Ball]] turned into a Snag Ball
 
File:Typing Ball.png|A Typing Ball
 
File:Typing Ball.png|A Typing Ball
 
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* A green Poké Ball appeared in ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]''. Interestingly, the cover of the book {{OBP|Grass Pokédex|book}} greatly resembles this Poké Ball, and is labeled as a Safari Ball.
 
* A green Poké Ball appeared in ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]''. Interestingly, the cover of the book {{OBP|Grass Pokédex|book}} greatly resembles this Poké Ball, and is labeled as a Safari Ball.
 
** In addition to this, the artwork of {{ga|Brendan}}, in {{2v2|Ruby|Sapphire}}, features Brendan holding a green Poké Ball.
 
** In addition to this, the artwork of {{ga|Brendan}}, in {{2v2|Ruby|Sapphire}}, features Brendan holding a green Poké 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 ''[[EP072|The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis]]''. Smaller objects have also been used, such as the staff belonging to [[Sir Aaron]], which contained his partner, {{mov|Lucario|Lucario|8}}, 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.
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* 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 ''[[EP072|The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis]]''. Smaller objects have also been used, such as the staff belonging to [[Sir Aaron]], which contained his partner, {{OBP|Lucario|M08}}, 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.
* {{OBP|Mewtwo|original series}} had a collection of strange Poké Balls in ''[[M01|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. They have been called by several names by fans, such as "Mewtwo Balls" and "Clone Balls".
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* {{OBP|Mewtwo|original series}} had a collection of strange Poké Balls known as (Japanese: '''ミュウツーボール''' ''Mewtwo Balls'') in ''[[M01|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 {{mov|Unown|Unown|3}} to change the world around them, was able to use strange, crystalline Poké Balls when she challenged {{an|Brock}} and {{an|Misty}} in ''[[M03|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.
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* [[Molly Hale]], whose imagination caused the power of the {{OBP|Unown|M03}} to change the world around them, was able to use strange, crystalline Poké Balls when she challenged {{an|Brock}} and {{an|Misty}} in ''[[M03|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 Day|Seaking Catching Competition]] in ''[[EP168|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.
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* A special variant of Poké Ball, the Lake Ball, was used during the [[Seaking Catching Competition]] in ''[[EP168|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|Sammy]] in ''[[M04|Celebi: 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.
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* Older Poké Balls have also appeared in the anime, specifically the one carried by [[Sam]] in ''[[M04|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 Ball]]s 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 {{pkmn2|Mythical}} {{mov|Celebi|Celebi|4}} and a powerful {{p|Tyranitar}}. They seem capable of catching any Pokémon without fail.
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* The [[Iron-Masked Marauder]], an agent of [[Team Rocket]], used special [[Dark Ball]]s 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 {{pkmn2|Mythical}} {{OBP|Celebi|M04}} and a powerful {{p|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 Archipelago]], 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 {{p|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.
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* As in the games, the [[GS Ball]] appeared in the anime, and was the primary motivation for Ash's trip to the [[Orange Archipelago|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 {{p|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.
* ''[[AG104|Claydol, Big and Tall]]'' featured the "Stone Ball", a huge Poké Ball made of stone used to keep an evil, giant {{p|Claydol}} that levied destruction everywhere. This Poké Ball is about the size of a 2-story house.
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* ''[[AG104|Claydol, Big and Tall]]'' featured the "Stone Ball", a huge Poké Ball made of stone used to keep an evil, giant {{p|Claydol}} that levied destruction everywhere. This Poké Ball is about the size of a two-story house.
 
* In ''[[AG178|Battling the Enemy Within!]]'', an ancient relic resembling a Poké Ball was first mentioned by {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}, who told Ash and his friends a story about the [[King of Pokélantis]], who had once tried to control {{p|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 ''[[AG178|Battling the Enemy Within!]]'', an ancient relic resembling a Poké Ball was first mentioned by {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}, who told Ash and his friends a story about the [[King of Pokélantis]], who had once tried to control {{p|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 ''[[BW037|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 {{TRT}}. 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 ''[[BW037|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 {{TRT}}. This Poké Ball highly resembled the regular red and white Poké Ball, except that it had a dark fish mark on its red part.
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* In ''[[M21|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.
   
 
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File:Ash Pikachu Poké Ball.png|The Poké Ball containing {{AP|Pikachu}} in ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]''
 
File:Ash Pikachu Poké Ball.png|The Poké Ball containing {{AP|Pikachu}} in ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]''
 
File:Meowzie Poké Ball.png|A diamond-encrusted Poké Ball in ''[[EP070|Go West, Young Meowth]]''
 
File:Meowzie Poké Ball.png|A diamond-encrusted Poké Ball in ''[[EP070|Go West, Young Meowth]]''
File:Clone Balls anime.png|{{OBP|Mewtwo|original series}}'s "Clone Balls"
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File:Clone Balls anime.png|{{OBP|Mewtwo|original series}}'s Mewtwo Balls
 
File:Crystal Ball anime.png|[[Molly Hale]] holding a Crystal Poké Ball
 
File:Crystal Ball anime.png|[[Molly Hale]] holding a Crystal Poké Ball
 
File:Lake Ball anime.png|The Lake Ball from ''[[EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker]]''
 
File:Lake Ball anime.png|The Lake Ball from ''[[EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker]]''
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File:Team Rocket Ball.png|A [[Team Rocket]] Ball from ''[[Mewtwo Returns]]''
 
File:Team Rocket Ball.png|A [[Team Rocket]] Ball from ''[[Mewtwo Returns]]''
 
File:Dark Ball anime.png|[[Iron-Masked Marauder]] holding a Dark Ball
 
File:Dark Ball anime.png|[[Iron-Masked Marauder]] holding a Dark Ball
File:Sammy Old Poké Ball.png|Sammy's old Poké Ball from ''[[M04|Celebi: Voice of the Forest]]''
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File:Sammy Old Poké Ball.png|Sammy's old Poké Ball from ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]''
 
File:Annie Oakley Ball.png|{{OBP|Annie|M05}} and [[Oakley]]'s Poké Balls from ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]''
 
File:Annie Oakley Ball.png|{{OBP|Annie|M05}} and [[Oakley]]'s Poké Balls from ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]''
 
File:Promo Annie Oakley Ball reverse.png|A promotional toy version of {{OBP|Annie|M05}} and [[Oakley]]'s Poké Balls, produced by [[Tomy]]
 
File:Promo Annie Oakley Ball reverse.png|A promotional toy version of {{OBP|Annie|M05}} and [[Oakley]]'s Poké Balls, produced by [[Tomy]]
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File:Pokélantis Poké Ball anime.png|A relic holding the [[King of Pokélantis]]'s spirit
 
File:Pokélantis Poké Ball anime.png|A relic holding the [[King of Pokélantis]]'s spirit
 
File:Fishing Poké Ball.png|A Fishing Poké Ball from ''[[BW037|A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!]]''
 
File:Fishing Poké Ball.png|A Fishing Poké Ball from ''[[BW037|A Fishing Connoisseur in a Fishy Competition!]]''
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File:Catch Race Poké Ball.png|A Catch Race Poké Ball from ''[[M21|The Power of Us]]''
 
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====In the Pokémon Adventures manga====
 
====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 {{wp|Nunchaku|nunchucks}}. By swinging them quickly and throwing the nunchuck forward, Bruno can have his Pokémon quickly attack his opponent, giving him the advantage.
 
* [[Bruno]] has modified his Poké Balls so that they are fitted onto the ends of his {{wp|Nunchaku|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 {{wp|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.
 
* [[Koga]] and his daughter [[Janine]] modified their Poké Balls into {{wp|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.
 
* [[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 {{p|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.
 
* [[Falkner]] has modified his Poké Balls into boomerangs using the feathers of his {{p|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]] modified her Poké Balls to be at the end of her arrows.
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* [[Erika]] and {{adv|Moon}} modified their Poké Balls to be at the end of their arrows.
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* In ''[[PS283|It Takes Patience, Knowledge and a Really Quick Beedrill]]'', {{adv|Giovanni}} used a specifically designed Poké Ball with the letters "DNA" on its top half to capture {{adv|Deoxys}}.
   
 
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File:Falkner Boomerang Poké Ball.png|Falkner's boomerang Poké Balls
 
File:Falkner Boomerang Poké Ball.png|Falkner's boomerang Poké Balls
 
File:Erika Arrow Poké Ball.png|Erika with one of her Poké Ball arrows
 
File:Erika Arrow Poké Ball.png|Erika with one of her Poké Ball arrows
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File:DNA Ball.png|Giovanni's Deoxys Poké Ball
 
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* The {{TCG ID|EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua|Team Aqua Ball|75}} is [[Team Aqua]]'s Poké Ball variant, also found only in the {{TCG|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 {{TCG ID|EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua|Team Aqua Ball|75}} is [[Team Aqua]]'s Poké Ball variant, also found only in the {{TCG|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 {{TCG ID|EX Team Rocket Returns|Rocket's Poké Ball|89}} is the [[Team Rocket]] variation on the Poké Ball, found in the {{TCG|EX Team Rocket Returns}} expansion. No coin flip is required, and it simply allows the player to search for a {{TCG|Dark Pokémon}}.
 
* The {{TCG ID|EX Team Rocket Returns|Rocket's Poké Ball|89}} is the [[Team Rocket]] variation on the Poké Ball, found in the {{TCG|EX Team Rocket Returns}} expansion. No coin flip is required, and it simply allows the player to search for a {{TCG|Dark Pokémon}}.
* The {{TCG ID|Plasma Freeze|Team Plasma Ball|105}} is the Team Plasma variant of the Poké Ball, found in the {{TCG|Plasma Freeze}} expansion. It allows the user to search for a Team Plasma Pokémon without a coin flip required.
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* The {{TCG ID|Plasma Freeze|Team Plasma Ball|105}} is the [[Team Plasma]] variant of the Poké Ball, found in the {{TCG|Plasma Freeze}} expansion. It allows the user to search for a Team Plasma Pokémon without a coin flip required.
   
 
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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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==Artwork==
 
These are artwork of the items as seen in the [[Pokémon Dream World]] and [[Pokémon Global Link]].
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{red color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Poké Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{blue color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Great Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{yellow color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Ultra Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{poison color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Master Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{grass color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Safari Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{red color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{red color dark}}|Poké Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{blue color dark}}|Great Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{yellow color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{yellow color dark}}|Ultra Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{poison color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{poison color dark}}|Master Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{grass color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{grass color dark}}|Safari Ball}}
 
|-
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{power color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Level Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{skill color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Lure Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{stamina color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Moon Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{jump color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Friend Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{speed color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Love Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{power color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{power color dark}}|Level Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{skill color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{skill color dark}}|Lure Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{stamina color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{stamina color dark}}|Moon Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{jump color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{jump color dark}}|Friend Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{speed color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{speed color dark}}|Love Ball}}
 
|-
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{black 2 color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Heavy Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{white 2 color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Fast Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{bug color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Sport Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{white color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Premier Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{orange color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Repeat Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{black 2 color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{black 2 color dark}}|Heavy Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{white 2 color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{white 2 color dark}}|Fast Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Sport Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{white color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{white color dark}}|Premier Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{orange color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{orange color dark}}|Repeat Ball}}
 
|-
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{orre color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Timer Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{normal color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Nest Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{bug color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Net Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{locationcolor/med|underwater}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Dive Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{black color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Luxury Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{orre color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{orre color dark}}|Timer Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{normal color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{normal color dark}}|Nest Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Net Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{locationcolor/light|underwater}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{locationcolor/dark|underwater}}|Dive Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{black color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{black color dark}}|Luxury Ball}}
 
|-
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{fairy color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Heal Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{speed color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Quick Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{night color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Dusk Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{ruby color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Cherish Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{hoenn color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Park Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{fairy color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{fairy color dark}}|Heal Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{speed color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{speed color dark}}|Quick Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{night color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{night color dark}}|Dusk Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{ruby color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{ruby color dark}}|Cherish Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{hoenn color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{hoenn color dark}}|Park Ball}}
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{dream color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Dream Ball Sprite.png|100px]]
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
| style="background: #{{dream color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{dream color dark}}|Dream Ball}}
 
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These are artwork of the items as seen in {{game|Red and Green|s}}.
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{red color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:Poke Ball RG.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{blue color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:RG super ball.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{poison color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:RG master ball.png|100px]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{red color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{red color dark}}|Poké Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{blue color dark}}|Great Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{poison color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{poison color dark}}|Master Ball}}
 
|}{{-}}
 
 
These are artwork of the items as seen in [[Pokémon GO]].
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{red color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:GO Poké Ball.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{blue color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:GO Great Ball.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{yellow color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:GO Ultra Ball.png|100px]]
 
| width="160px" style="background: #{{poison color}}; {{roundytop|5px}}" | [[File:GO Master Ball.png|100px]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{red color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{red color dark}}|Poké Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{blue color dark}}|Great Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{yellow color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{yellow color dark}}|Ultra Ball}}
 
| style="background: #{{poison color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | {{color|{{poison color dark}}|Master Ball}}
 
|}{{-}}
 
 
===Summary sprites===
 
====Generation III====
 
=====Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald=====
 
Battle sprites are the same as summary sprites.
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{red color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color|{{red color dark}}|Poké Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{red color}}" | [[File:Poké Ball III.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}" | {{color|{{blue color dark}}|Great Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{blue color}}" | [[File:Great Ball III.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{yellow color light}}" | {{color|{{yellow color dark}}|Ultra Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{yellow color}}" | [[File:Ultra Ball III.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{poison color light}}" | {{color|{{poison color dark}}|Master Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{poison color}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | [[File:Master Ball III.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{grass color light}}" | {{color|{{grass color dark}}|Safari Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{grass color}}" | [[File:Safari Ball III.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{white color light}}" | {{color|{{white color dark}}|Premier Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{white color}}" | [[File:Premier Ball III.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{orange color light}}" | {{color|{{orange color dark}}|Repeat Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{orange color}}" | [[File:Repeat Ball III.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{orre color light}}" | {{color|{{orre color dark}}|Timer Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{orre color}}" | [[File:Timer Ball III.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{normal color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" | {{color|{{normal color dark}}|Nest Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{normal color}}" | [[File:Nest Ball III.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Net Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{bug color}}" | [[File:Net Ball III.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{locationcolor/light|underwater}}" | {{color|{{locationcolor/dark|underwater}}|Dive Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{locationcolor/med|underwater}}" | [[File:Dive Ball III.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{black color light}}" | {{color|{{black color dark}}|Luxury Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{black color}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:Luxury Ball III.png]]
 
|}{{-}}
 
 
=====Colosseum=====
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{red color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color|{{red color dark}}|Poké Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{red color}}" | [[File:Poké Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}" | {{color|{{blue color dark}}|Great Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{blue color}}" | [[File:Great Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{yellow color light}}" | {{color|{{yellow color dark}}|Ultra Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{yellow color}}" | [[File:Ultra Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{poison color light}}" | {{color|{{poison color dark}}|Master Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{poison color}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | [[File:Master Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{grass color light}}" | {{color|{{grass color dark}}|Safari Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{grass color}}" | [[File:Safari Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{white color light}}" | {{color|{{white color dark}}|Premier Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{white color}}" | [[File:Premier Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{orange color light}}" | {{color|{{orange color dark}}|Repeat Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{orange color}}" | [[File:Repeat Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{orre color light}}" | {{color|{{orre color dark}}|Timer Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{orre color}}" | [[File:Timer Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{normal color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" | {{color|{{normal color dark}}|Nest Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{normal color}}" | [[File:Nest Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Net Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{bug color}}" | [[File:Net Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{locationcolor/light|underwater}}" | {{color|{{locationcolor/dark|underwater}}|Dive Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{locationcolor/med|underwater}}" | [[File:Dive Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{black color light}}" | {{color|{{black color dark}}|Luxury Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{black color}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:Luxury Ball summary Colo.png]]
 
|}{{-}}
 
 
=====XD=====
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{red color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color|{{red color dark}}|Poké Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{red color}}" | [[File:Poké Ball summary XD.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}" | {{color|{{blue color dark}}|Great Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{blue color}}" | [[File:Great Ball summary XD.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{yellow color light}}" | {{color|{{yellow color dark}}|Ultra Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{yellow color}}" | [[File:Ultra Ball summary XD.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{poison color light}}" | {{color|{{poison color dark}}|Master Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{poison color}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | [[File:Master Ball summary XD.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{grass color light}}" | {{color|{{grass color dark}}|Safari Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{grass color}}" | [[File:Safari Ball summary XD.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{white color light}}" | {{color|{{white color dark}}|Premier Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{white color}}" | [[File:Premier Ball summary XD.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{orange color light}}" | {{color|{{orange color dark}}|Repeat Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{orange color}}" | [[File:Repeat Ball summary XD.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{orre color light}}" | {{color|{{orre color dark}}|Timer Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{orre color}}" | [[File:Timer Ball summary XD.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{normal color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" | {{color|{{normal color dark}}|Nest Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{normal color}}" | [[File:Nest Ball summary XD.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Net Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{bug color}}" | [[File:Net Ball summary XD.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{locationcolor/light|underwater}}" | {{color|{{locationcolor/dark|underwater}}|Dive Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{locationcolor/med|underwater}}" | [[File:Dive Ball summary XD.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{black color light}}" | {{color|{{black color dark}}|Luxury Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{black color}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:Luxury Ball summary XD.png]]
 
|}{{-}}
 
 
====Generations IV and V====
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{red color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color|{{red color dark}}|Poké Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{red color}}" | [[File:Poké Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}" | {{color|{{blue color dark}}|Great Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{blue color}}" | [[File:Great Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{yellow color light}}" | {{color|{{yellow color dark}}|Ultra Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{yellow color}}" | [[File:Ultra Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{poison color light}}" | {{color|{{poison color dark}}|Master Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{poison color}}" | [[File:Master Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{grass color light}}" | {{color|{{grass color dark}}|Safari Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{grass color}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | [[File:Safari Ball summary IV.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{power color light}}" | {{color|{{power color dark}}|Level Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{power color}}" | [[File:Level Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{skill color light}}" | {{color|{{skill color dark}}|Lure Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{skill color}}" | [[File:Lure Ball summary IV.png|Generation IV]]<br>[[File:Lure Ball summary V.png|Generation V]]
 
| style="background: #{{stamina color light}}" | {{color|{{stamina color dark}}|Moon Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{stamina color}}" | [[File:Moon Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{jump color light}}" | {{color|{{jump color dark}}|Friend Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{jump color}}" | [[File:Friend Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{speed color light}}" | {{color|{{speed color dark}}|Love Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{speed color}}" | [[File:Love Ball summary IV.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{black 2 color light}}" | {{color|{{black 2 color dark}}|Heavy Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{black 2 color}}" | [[File:Heavy Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{white 2 color light}}" | {{color|{{white 2 color dark}}|Fast Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{white 2 color}}" | [[File:Fast Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Sport Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{bug color}}" | [[File:Sport Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{white color light}}" | {{color|{{white color dark}}|Premier Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{white color}}" | [[File:Premier Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{orange color light}}" | {{color|{{orange color dark}}|Repeat Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{orange color}}" | [[File:Repeat Ball summary IV.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{orre color light}}" | {{color|{{orre color dark}}|Timer Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{orre color}}" | [[File:Timer Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{normal color light}}" | {{color|{{normal color dark}}|Nest Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{normal color}}" | [[File:Nest Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Net Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{bug color}}" | [[File:Net Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{locationcolor/light|underwater}}" | {{color|{{locationcolor/dark|underwater}}|Dive Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{locationcolor/med|underwater}}" | [[File:Dive Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{black color light}}" | {{color|{{black color dark}}|Luxury Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{black color}}" | [[File:Luxury Ball summary IV.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{fairy color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" | {{color|{{fairy color dark}}|Heal Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{fairy color}}" | [[File:Heal Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{speed color light}}" | {{color|{{speed color dark}}|Quick Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{speed color}}" | [[File:Quick Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{night color light}}" | {{color|{{night color dark}}|Dusk Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{night color}}" | [[File:Dusk Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{ruby color light}}" | {{color|{{ruby color dark}}|Cherish Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{ruby color}}" | [[File:Cherish Ball summary IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{dream color light}}" | {{color|{{dream color dark}}|Dream Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{dream color}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Ball summary.png]]
 
|}{{-}}
 
 
===In battle sprites===
 
====Generation I====
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| style="background: #FFF; {{roundyleft|5px}}" | {{color|000|Any Poké Ball}}
 
| width="12px" style="background: #FFF; {{roundyright|5px}}" | [[File:Poké Ball battle I.png]]
 
|}
 
 
====Generation II====
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{red color light}}; {{roundyleft|5px}}" | {{color|{{red color dark}}|Poké Ball<br>Love Ball}}
 
| width="12px" style="background: #{{red color}}" | [[File:Poké Ball Love Ball battle II.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}" | {{color|{{blue color dark}}|Great Ball<br>Lure Ball<br>Fast Ball}}
 
| width="12px" style="background: #{{blue color}}" | [[File:Great Ball Lure Ball Fast Ball battle II.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{yellow color light}}" | {{color|{{yellow color dark}}|Ultra Ball<br>Friend Ball}}
 
| width="12px" style="background: #{{yellow color}}" | [[File:Ultra Ball Friend Ball battle II.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{green color light}}" | {{color|{{green color dark}}|Master Ball}}
 
| width="12px" style="background: #{{green color}}" | [[File:Master Ball battle II.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{bronze color light}}" | {{color|{{bronze color dark}}|Level Ball}}
 
| width="12px" style="background: #{{bronze color}}" | [[File:Level Ball battle II.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{platinum color light}}" | {{color|{{platinum color dark}}|Moon Ball<br>Heavy Ball<br>Park Ball}}
 
| width="12px" style="background: #{{platinum color}}; {{roundyright|5px}}" | [[File:Moon Ball Heavy Ball Park Ball battle II.png]]
 
|}{{-}}
 
====Generation III====
 
Battle sprites are the same as summary sprites.
 
 
====Generation IV====
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{red color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color|{{red color dark}}|Poké Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{red color}}" | [[File:Poké Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}" | {{color|{{blue color dark}}|Great Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{blue color}}" | [[File:Great Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{yellow color light}}" | {{color|{{yellow color dark}}|Ultra Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{yellow color}}" | [[File:Ultra Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{poison color light}}" | {{color|{{poison color dark}}|Master Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{poison color}}" | [[File:Master Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{grass color light}}" | {{color|{{grass color dark}}|Safari Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{grass color}}; {{roundytr|5px}}"| [[File:Safari Ball battle IV.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{power color light}}" | {{color|{{power color dark}}|Level Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{power color}}" | [[File:Level Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{skill color light}}" | {{color|{{skill color dark}}|Lure Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{skill color}}" | [[File:Lure Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{stamina color light}}" | {{color|{{stamina color dark}}|Moon Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{stamina color}}" | [[File:Moon Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{jump color light}}" | {{color|{{jump color dark}}|Friend Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{jump color}}" | [[File:Friend Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{speed color light}}" | {{color|{{speed color dark}}|Love Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{speed color}}" | [[File:Love Ball battle IV.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{black 2 color light}}" | {{color|{{black 2 color dark}}|Heavy Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{black 2 color}}" | [[File:Heavy Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{white 2 color light}}" | {{color|{{white 2 color dark}}|Fast Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{white 2 color}}" | [[File:Fast Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Sport Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{bug color}}" | [[File:Sport Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{white color light}}" | {{color|{{white color dark}}|Premier Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{white color}}" | [[File:Premier Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{orange color light}}" | {{color|{{orange color dark}}|Repeat Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{orange color}}" | [[File:Repeat Ball battle IV.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{orre color light}}" | {{color|{{orre color dark}}|Timer Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{orre color}}" | [[File:Timer Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{normal color light}}" | {{color|{{normal color dark}}|Nest Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{normal color}}" | [[File:Nest Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Net Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{bug color}}" | [[File:Net Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{locationcolor/light|underwater}}" | {{color|{{locationcolor/dark|underwater}}|Dive Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{locationcolor/med|underwater}}" | [[File:Dive Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{black color light}}" | {{color|{{black color dark}}|Luxury Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{black color}}" | [[File:Luxury Ball battle IV.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{fairy color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" | {{color|{{fairy color dark}}|Heal Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{fairy color}}" | [[File:Heal Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{speed color light}}" | {{color|{{speed color dark}}|Quick Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{speed color}}" | [[File:Quick Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{night color light}}" | {{color|{{night color dark}}|Dusk Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{night color}}" | [[File:Dusk Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{ruby color light}}" | {{color|{{ruby color dark}}|Cherish Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{ruby color}}" | [[File:Cherish Ball battle IV.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{hoenn color light}}" | {{color|{{hoenn color dark}}|Park Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{hoenn color}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:Park Ball battle IV.png]]
 
|}{{-}}
 
 
====Generation V====
 
The Apricorn Poké Balls, the Safari Ball, and the Sport Ball, while programmed into the game, cannot be used to catch Pokémon and can be seen only in the Pokémon summary screen or when sending out a Pokémon. Sprites seen below are at full size as they are seen as they are when player's Pokémon is sent out after a switch.
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{black color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{black color}}"
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{red color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color|{{red color dark}}|Poké Ball}}
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{red color}}" | [[File:Poké Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{blue color light}}" | {{color|{{blue color dark}}|Great Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{blue color}}" | [[File:Great Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{yellow color light}}" | {{color|{{yellow color dark}}|Ultra Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{yellow color}}" | [[File:Ultra Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{poison color light}}" | {{color|{{poison color dark}}|Master Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{poison color}}" | [[File:Master Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{grass color light}}" | {{color|{{grass color dark}}|Safari Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{grass color}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | [[File:Safari Ball battle V.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{power color light}}" | {{color|{{power color dark}}|Level Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{power color}}" | [[File:Level Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{skill color light}}" | {{color|{{skill color dark}}|Lure Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{skill color}}" | [[File:Lure Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{stamina color light}}" | {{color|{{stamina color dark}}|Moon Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{stamina color}}" | [[File:Moon Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{jump color light}}" | {{color|{{jump color dark}}|Friend Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{jump color}}" | [[File:Friend Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{speed color light}}" | {{color|{{speed color dark}}|Love Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{speed color}}" | [[File:Love Ball battle V.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{black 2 color light}}" | {{color|{{black 2 color dark}}|Heavy Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{black 2 color}}" | [[File:Heavy Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{white 2 color light}}" | {{color|{{white 2 color dark}}|Fast Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{white 2 color}}" | [[File:Fast Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Sport Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{bug color}}" | [[File:Sport Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{white color light}}" | {{color|{{white color dark}}|Premier Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{white color}}" | [[File:Premier Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{orange color light}}" | {{color|{{orange color dark}}|Repeat Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{orange color}}" | [[File:Repeat Ball battle V.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{orre color light}}" | {{color|{{orre color dark}}|Timer Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{orre color}}" | [[File:Timer Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{normal color light}}" | {{color|{{normal color dark}}|Nest Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{normal color}}" | [[File:Nest Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{bug color light}}" | {{color|{{bug color dark}}|Net Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{bug color}}" | [[File:Net Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{locationcolor/light|underwater}}" | {{color|{{locationcolor/dark|underwater}}|Dive Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{locationcolor/med|underwater}}" | [[File:Dive Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{black color light}}" | {{color|{{black color dark}}|Luxury Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{black color}}" | [[File:Luxury Ball battle V.png]]
 
|-
 
| style="background: #{{fairy color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" | {{color|{{fairy color dark}}|Heal Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{fairy color}}" | [[File:Heal Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{speed color light}}" | {{color|{{speed color dark}}|Quick Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{speed color}}" | [[File:Quick Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{night color light}}" | {{color|{{night color dark}}|Dusk Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{night color}}" | [[File:Dusk Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{ruby color light}}" | {{color|{{ruby color dark}}|Cherish Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{ruby color}}" | [[File:Cherish Ball battle V.png]]
 
| style="background: #{{dream color light}}" | {{color|{{dream color dark}}|Dream Ball}}
 
| width="15px" style="background: #{{dream color}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:Dream Ball battle V.png]]
 
|}{{-}}
 
 
===Pokémon Stadium===
 
[[File:Stadium Poké Ball.png|thumb|left|A Poké Ball from {{eng|Pokémon Stadium}}]]
 
[[File:Stadium 2 Poké Ball.png|thumb|right|100px|A Poké Ball from [[Pokémon Stadium 2]]]]
 
Outside of the battles, Generation I Poké Balls (except the Safari Ball) are all seen in the minigame {{p|Furret}}'s Frolic in [[Pokémon Stadium 2]]. Poké Ball is worth 1 point, Great Ball 2, Ultra Ball 3 and [[Master Ball]] 5.
 
 
{{-}}
 
{{-}}
====Furret's Frolic====
 
<gallery perrow="4">
 
File:Furret Frolic Poké Ball.png|Poké Ball
 
File:Furret Frolic Great Ball.png|Great Ball
 
File:Furret Frolic Ultra Ball.png|Ultra Ball
 
File:Furret Frolic Master Ball.png|Master Ball
 
File:Furret Frolic Poké Ball instructions.png|Poké Ball on instructions screen
 
File:Furret Frolic Great Ball instructions.png|Great Ball on instructions screen
 
File:Furret Frolic Ultra Ball instructions.png|Ultra Ball on instructions screen
 
File:Furret Frolic Master Ball instructions.png|Master Ball on instructions screen
 
</gallery>
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* While any Pokémon species can be caught by any Poké Ball, due to Pokémon distribution, only the {{p|Scyther}} family and {{p|Pinsir}} can be legitimately be obtained in all of the 27 in-game Poké Ball variants.
+
* {{an|Professor Oak}} has written {{wp|senryū}} about the Poké Ball in two of his lectures:
  +
** 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]], 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.
 
* 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.
* In Generation II, the Park Ball's name is written as one word on the in-battle menu during the [[Bug-Catching Contest]], where it takes the place of the Pack command. However, when the ball is used, its name is formatted properly.
 
 
* In some early artwork for {{game|Red and Green|s}}, 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.
 
* In some early artwork for {{game|Red and Green|s}}, 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 {{wp|gashapon}} machines, which contain small, handheld toys.
 
* Poké Balls are inspired by the capsules for {{wp|gashapon}} machines, which contain small, handheld toys.
* In HeartGold and SoulSilver and the {{Trading Card Game}}, Lure Balls are shown to have a green outer coloring; however, in official artwork and the anime, they are shown to have a blue outer coloring. In later games, the Lure Ball's color is changed to the official blue color.
 
** Similarly, the Fast Ball is shown to be red in official art; however, it is orange in its Bag and status screen sprites, and only appears red in battle in Generation V.
 
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
* Both the Safari Ball and Generation II Park Ball appeared in the anime prior to sprites being introduced for items in the games, in [[EP035]] and ''[[EP161|The Bug Stops Here]]'', respectively. In these appearances, their designs were vastly different from their later-introduced in-game sprites.
 
* When the player uses a Master Ball in Generation II, stars appear and a sound effect is played before the ball closes and captures the Pokémon.
 
 
** 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 {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}.
 
** 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 {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}.
 
* 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 [[Seal]]s.
 
* 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 [[Seal]]s.
* Although the Hyper Ball was renamed the Ultra Ball in the English versions of the games, its design still incorporates a stylized H on the top half.
 
* In [[Pokémon Shuffle]], the Great Ball is twice as effective as the Poké Ball
 
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
{|
 
|- style="vertical-align:top"
 
|
 
''Poké Ball''
 
 
{{langtable|color={{red color light}}|bordercolor={{red color}}
 
{{langtable|color={{red color light}}|bordercolor={{red color}}
 
|ja=モンスターボール ''Monster Ball''
 
|ja=モンスターボール ''Monster Ball''
|zh_yue=精靈球 ''{{tt|Jēnglìhng Kàuh|Monster Ball}}''
+
|ar=كرة البوكي ''Kurt Al-Poké''
  +
|zh_yue=精靈球 ''{{tt|Jīnglìhng Kàuh|Monster Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=精靈球 / 精灵球 ''{{tt|Jīnglíng Qiú|Monster Ball}}'' {{tt|*|Games, Mainland China (1998 - 2005, 2011 - present)}}<br>寶貝球 / 宝贝球 ''{{tt|Bǎobèi Qiú|Creatures Ball}}'' {{tt|*|Taiwan and Mainland China (2005 - 2011)}}
 
|zh_cmn=精靈球 / 精灵球 ''{{tt|Jīnglíng Qiú|Monster Ball}}'' {{tt|*|Games, Mainland China (1998 - 2005, 2011 - present)}}<br>寶貝球 / 宝贝球 ''{{tt|Bǎobèi Qiú|Creatures Ball}}'' {{tt|*|Taiwan and Mainland China (2005 - 2011)}}
  +
|hr=Pokélopta
 
|da=Pokéball
 
|da=Pokéball
  +
|nl=PokéBal {{tt|*|TCG}}
 
|fi=Poképallo
 
|fi=Poképallo
 
|fr=Poké Ball
 
|fr=Poké Ball
 
|de=Pokéball
 
|de=Pokéball
 
|he=פוקדור ''Pokadur''
 
|he=פוקדור ''Pokadur''
  +
|hi=पोकेबॉल ''Pokéball''
 
|hu=Pokélabda
 
|hu=Pokélabda
  +
|id=Poké Ball<br>Bola Pokémon
 
|it=Poké Ball
 
|it=Poké Ball
 
|ko=몬스터볼 ''Monster Ball''
 
|ko=몬스터볼 ''Monster Ball''
  +
|ms=Poké Ball<br>Pokéball
 
|pl=Pokéball
 
|pl=Pokéball
|pt_br=Poké Bola {{tt|*|anime, TCG (HeartGold & SoulSilver-Unleashed), Pokémon Characters Guidebook}}<br>Poké Ball {{tt|*|TCG (Black & White-present), manga}}
+
|pt_br=Poké Bola {{tt|*|Games, anime, TCG (HeartGold & SoulSilver-Unleashed, Sun & Moon-present), Adventures (PS091-present), The Official Pokémon Handbook, Pokémon Characters Guidebook}}<br>Poké bola {{tt|*|Adventures (PS135)}}<br>Poké Ball {{tt|*|TCG (Black & White-Generations), Adventures (PS001-PS085, PS461-PS518)}}<br>Pokébola {{tt|*|Early Anime, The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Pokémon Club}}
|pt_eu=Pokébola
+
|pt_eu=Pokébola<br>Bola Poké {{tt|*|Platinum manual}}
 
|ro=Poké-minge
 
|ro=Poké-minge
|ru=Поке-Болл ''Poké-Boll'' {{tt|*|TCG}}<br>Покешар ''Pokéshar'' {{tt|*|Anime}}
+
|ru=Поке-Болл ''Poké-Boll'' {{tt|*|TCG, Anime}}<br>Покешар ''Pokéshar'' {{tt|*|Anime}}
 
|es_la=Pokébola
 
|es_la=Pokébola
 
|es_eu=Poké Ball
 
|es_eu=Poké Ball
|sv=Pokéboll
+
|sv=Poké Ball<br>Pokéboll<br>Pokéklot {{tt|*|Black version manual}}<br>Poké-klot {{tt|*|Victini event pamphlet}}
  +
|ta=போகிபால் ''Pokéball''
  +
|te=పోకెబాల్ ''Pokéball''
  +
|th=มอนสเตอร์บอล ''Monster Ball''<br>โปเกบอล ''Poké Ball'' {{tt|*|Games}}
 
|tr=Poké Topu
 
|tr=Poké Topu
|vi=Bóng chứa Pokémon
+
|vi=Bóng chứa Pokémon<br>Bóng Poké
  +
|is=Pokébolti
 
}}
 
}}
|
 
''Great Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{blue color light}}|bordercolor={{blue color}}
 
|ja=スーパーボール ''Super Ball''
 
|zh_yue=超級球 ''{{tt|Chīukāp Kàuh|Super Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=超級球 / 超级球 ''{{tt|Chāojí Qiú|Super Ball}}''
 
|fi=Tehopallo
 
|fr=Super Ball
 
|de=Superball
 
|it=Mega Ball
 
|ko=수퍼볼 ''Super Ball''
 
|pl=Superball
 
|pt_br=Grande Bola
 
|pt_eu=Bola Grande
 
|ru=Мега-Болл ''Mega-Boll''
 
|es_la=Súper Bola
 
|es_eu=Súper Ball {{tt|*|Generations I and II}}<br/>Superball {{tt|*|Generation III onwards}}
 
|vi=Bóng Super
 
}}
 
|
 
''Ultra Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{yellow color light}}|bordercolor={{yellow color}}
 
|ja=ハイパーボール ''Hyper Ball''
 
|zh_yue=高級球 ''{{tt|Gōukāp Kàuh|Hyper Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=高級球 / 高级球 ''{{tt|Gāojí Qiú|Hyper Ball}}''
 
|fi=Ultrapallo
 
|fr=Hyper Ball
 
|de=Hyperball
 
|it=Ultra Ball
 
|ko=하이퍼볼 ''Hyper Ball''
 
|pl=Ultraball
 
|pt_br=Ultra Bola
 
|pt_eu=Bola Ultra
 
|ru=Ультра-Болл ''Ul'tra-Boll''
 
|es_la=Ultra Bola
 
|es_eu=Ultra Ball {{tt|*|Generations I and II}}<br/>Ultraball {{tt|*|Generation III onwards}}
 
|vi=Bóng Hyper
 
}}
 
|
 
''Master Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{poison color light}}|bordercolor={{poison color}}
 
|ja=マスターボール ''Master Ball''
 
|zh_yue=大師球 ''{{tt|Daaihsī Kàuh|Master Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=大師球 / 大师球 ''{{tt|Dàshī Qiú|Master Ball}}''
 
|fi=Mestaripallo
 
|fr=Master Ball
 
|de=Meisterball
 
|it=Master Ball
 
|ko=마스터볼 ''Master Ball''
 
|pt_br=Bola Mestra
 
|ru=Мастер-Болл ''Master-Boll''
 
|es_la=Bola Maestra
 
|es_eu=Master Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Master
 
}}
 
|- style="vertical-align:top"
 
|
 
''Safari Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{grass color light}}|bordercolor={{grass color}}
 
|ja=サファリボール ''Safari Ball''
 
|fi=Safaripallo
 
|fr=Safari Ball
 
|de=Safariball
 
|it=Safari Ball
 
|ko=사파리볼 ''Safari Ball''
 
|pt_br=Bola Safári
 
|es=Safari Ball
 
|tr=Safari Topu
 
|vi=Bóng Safari
 
}}
 
|
 
''Level Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{power color light}}|bordercolor={{power color}}
 
|ja=レベルボール ''Level Ball''
 
|zh_yue=等級球 ''{{tt|Dángkāp Kàuh|Level Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=等級球 / 等级球 ''{{tt|Děngjí Qiú|Level Ball}}''
 
|fr=Niveau Ball
 
|de=Levelball
 
|it=Level Ball
 
|ko=레벨볼 ''Level Ball''
 
|pt_br=Bola de Nível
 
|ru=Уровневый Болл ''Urovnevyy Boll''
 
|es_la=Bola Niveladora
 
|es_eu=Nivel Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Level
 
}}
 
|
 
''Lure Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{skill color light}}|bordercolor={{skill color}}
 
|ja=ルアーボール ''Lure Ball''
 
|zh_yue=誘餌球 ''{{tt|Yáuhneih Kàuh|Bait Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=誘餌球 / 诱饵球 ''{{tt|Yòu'ěr qiú|Bait Ball}}''
 
|fr=Appat Ball
 
|de=Köderball
 
|it=Esca Ball
 
|ko=루어볼 ''Lure Ball''
 
|es_la=Bola de Atracción
 
|es_eu=Cebo Ball
 
|tr=Cazibe Topu
 
|vi=Bóng Lure
 
}}
 
|
 
''Moon Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{stamina color light}}|bordercolor={{stamina color}}
 
|ja=ムーンボール ''Moon Ball''
 
|zh_yue=月亮球 ''{{tt|Yuhtleuhng Kàuh|Moon Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=月亮球 ''{{tt|Yuèliàng Qiú|Moon Ball}}''
 
|fr=Lune Ball
 
|de=Mondball
 
|it=Luna Ball
 
|ko=문볼 ''Moon Ball''
 
|es_la=Bola Luna
 
|es_eu=Luna Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Moon
 
}}
 
|- style="vertical-align:top"
 
|
 
''Friend Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{jump color light}}|bordercolor={{jump color}}
 
|ja=フレンドボール ''Friend Ball''
 
|zh_yue=友友球 ''{{tt|Yáuhyáuh Kàuh|Friend Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=友友球 ''{{tt|Yǒuyǒu Qiú|Friend Ball}}''
 
|fr=Copain Ball
 
|de=Freundesball
 
|it=Friend Ball
 
|ko=프랜드볼 ''Friend''
 
|es_la=Bola Amigo
 
|es_eu=Amigo Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Friend
 
}}
 
|
 
''Love Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{speed color light}}|bordercolor={{speed color}}
 
|ja=ラブラブボール ''Love-Love Ball''
 
|zh_yue=甜蜜球 ''{{tt|Tìhmmaht Kàuh|Lovely Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=甜蜜球 ''{{tt|Tiánmì Qiú|Lovely Ball}}''
 
|fr=Love Ball
 
|de=Sympaball
 
|it=Love Ball
 
|ko=러브러브볼 ''Love-Love Ball''
 
|es_la=Bola de Amor
 
|es_eu=Amor Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Love
 
}}
 
|
 
''Heavy Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{black 2 color light}}|bordercolor={{black 2 color}}
 
|ja=ヘビーボール ''Heavy Ball''
 
|zh_yue=沉重球 ''{{tt|Chàhmchúhng Kàuh|Heavy Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=沉重球 ''{{tt|Chénzhòng Qiú|Heavy Ball}}''
 
|fi=Kilopallo
 
|fr=Masse Ball
 
|de=Schwerball
 
|it=Peso Ball
 
|ko=헤비볼 ''Heavy Ball''
 
|pt_br=Bola Pesada
 
|ru=Тяжёлый Болл ''Tyazhyolyy Boll'' {{tt|*|BREAKthrough}}<br>Тяжёлый Шар ''Tyazhyolyy Shar'' {{tt|*|Next Destinies}}
 
|es_la=Bola Pesada
 
|es_eu=Peso Ball
 
|tr=Ağır Top
 
|vi=Bóng Heavy
 
}}
 
|
 
''Fast Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{white 2 color light}}|bordercolor={{white 2 color}}
 
|ja=スピードボール ''Speed Ball''
 
|zh_yue=速度球 ''{{tt|Chūkdouh Kàuh|Speed Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=速度球 ''{{tt|Sùdù Qiú|Speed Ball}}''
 
|fr=Speed Ball
 
|de=Turboball
 
|it=Rapid Ball
 
|ko=스피드볼 ''Speed Ball''
 
|es_la=Pokébola (Bola) Rápida
 
|es_eu=Rapid Ball
 
|tr=Hız Topu
 
|vi=Bóng Speed
 
}}
 
|- style="vertical-align:top"
 
|
 
''Sport Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{bug color light}}|bordercolor={{bug color}}
 
|ja=コンペボール ''{{tt|Compe|Competition}} Ball''
 
|fr=Compét'Ball
 
|de=Turnierball
 
|it=Gara Ball
 
|ko=콤페볼 ''Kompe Ball''
 
|es=Competi Ball
 
}}
 
|
 
''Premier Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{white color light}}|bordercolor={{white color}}
 
|ja=プレミアボール ''Premier Ball''
 
|zh_yue=紀念球 ''{{tt|Géinihm Kàuh|Commemorative Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=紀念球 / 纪念球 ''{{tt|Jìniàn Qiú|Commemorative Ball}}''
 
|fi=Mahtipallo
 
|fr=Honor Ball
 
|de=Premierball
 
|it=Premier Ball
 
|ko=프레미어볼 ''Premier Ball''
 
|pl=Premierball
 
|pt_br=Bola Presenteada
 
|pt_eu=Bola Prémio
 
|es_la=Honor Bola
 
|es_eu=Honor Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Premier
 
}}
 
|
 
''Repeat Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{orange color light}}|bordercolor={{orange color}}
 
|ja=リピートボール ''Repeat Ball''
 
|zh_yue=重複球 ''{{tt|Chùhngfūk Kàuh|Repeat Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=重複球 / 重复球 ''{{tt|Chóngfù Qiú|Repeat Ball}}''
 
|fr=Bis Ball
 
|de=Wiederball
 
|it=Bis Ball
 
|ko={{tt|리피드볼|Misspelling, should be 리피트 (Repeat Ball)}} ''Repeat Ball''
 
|pt_br=Bola de Repetição
 
|ru=Повтора-Болл ''Povtora-Boll''
 
|es=Acopio Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Repeat
 
}}
 
|
 
''Timer Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{orre color light}}|bordercolor={{orre color}}
 
|ja=タイマーボール ''Timer Ball''
 
|zh_yue=計時球 ''{{tt|Gaisìh Kàuh|Timer Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=計時球 / 计时球 ''{{tt|Jìshí Qiú|Timer Ball}}''
 
|fr=Chrono Ball
 
|de=Timerball
 
|it=Timer Ball
 
|ko=타이마볼 ''Timer Ball''
 
|pt_br=Bola Tempo
 
|es=Turno Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Time
 
}}
 
|- style="vertical-align:top"
 
|
 
''Nest Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{normal color light}}|bordercolor={{normal color}}
 
|ja=ネストボール ''Nest Ball''
 
|zh_yue=巢穴球 ''{{tt|Chàauhyuht Kàuh|Nest Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=巢穴球 ''{{tt|Cháoxué Qiú|Nest Ball}}''
 
|fr=Faiblo Ball
 
|de=Nestball
 
|it=Minor Ball
 
|ko=네스트볼 ''Nest Ball''
 
|pt_br=Bola de Ninho
 
|es=Nido Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Nest
 
}}
 
|
 
''Net Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{bug color light}}|bordercolor={{bug color}}
 
|ja=ネットボール ''Net Ball''
 
|zh_yue=捕網球 ''{{tt|Bouhmóhng Kàuh|Net Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=捕網球 / 捕网球 ''{{tt|Bǔwǎng Qiú|Net Ball}}''
 
|fi=Verkkopallo
 
|fr=Filet Ball
 
|de=Netzball
 
|it=Rete Ball
 
|ko=넷트볼 ''Net Ball''
 
|pl=Siecioball
 
|pt_br=Bola Tela
 
|pt_eu=Bola Rede
 
|es_la=Malla Bola
 
|es_eu=Malla Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Net
 
}}
 
|
 
''Dive Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{locationcolor/light|underwater}}|bordercolor={{locationcolor/dark|underwater}}
 
|ja=ダイブボール ''Dive Ball''
 
|zh_yue=潛水球 ''{{tt|Chìhmséui Kàuh|Dive Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=潛水球 / 潜水球 ''{{tt|Qiánshuǐ Qiú|Dive Ball}}''
 
|fr=Scuba Ball
 
|de=Tauchball
 
|it=Sub Ball
 
|ko=다이브볼 ''Dive Ball''
 
|pt_br=Bola Mergulho
 
|ru=Дайв-Болл ''Daiv-Boll''
 
|es=Buceo Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Drive
 
}}
 
|
 
''Luxury Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{black color light}}|bordercolor={{black color}}
 
|ja=ゴージャスボール ''Gorgeous Ball''
 
|zh_yue=豪華球 ''{{tt|Hòuhwàh Kàuh|Luxury Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=豪華球 / 豪华球 ''{{tt|Háohuá Qiú|Luxury Ball}}''
 
|fi=Luksuspallo
 
|fr=Luxe Ball
 
|de=Luxusball
 
|it=Chich Ball
 
|ko=럭셔리볼 ''Luxury Ball''
 
|pl=Luksball
 
|pt_br=Bola de Luxo
 
|pt_eu=Bola Luxo
 
|es_la=Lujo Bola
 
|es_eu=Lujo Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Luxury
 
}}
 
|- style="vertical-align:top"
 
|
 
''Heal Ball''
 
{{langtable|color={{fairy color light}}|bordercolor={{fairy color}}
 
|ja=ヒールボール ''Heal Ball''
 
|zh_yue=治癒球 ''{{tt|Jihyuh Kàuh|Heal Ball}}''
 
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''Quick Ball''
 
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|zh_cmn=先機球 / 先机球 ''{{tt|Xiānjī Qiú|Quick Ball}}'' {{tt|*|Games}}<br>超速球 ''{{tt|Chāosù Qiú|Quick Ball}}'' {{tt|*|Anime}}
 
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''Dusk Ball''
 
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|zh_cmn=黑暗球 ''{{tt|Hēi'àn Qiú|Dark Ball}}''
 
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|ko=다크볼 ''Dark Ball''
 
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''Cherish Ball''
 
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|ja=プレジャスボール ''Precious Ball''
 
|zh_yue=貴重球 ''{{tt|Gwaijuhng Kàuh|Precious Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=貴重球 / 贵重球 ''{{tt|Guìzhòng Qiú|Precious Ball}}'' {{tt|*|Games}}<br>珍貴球 ''{{tt|Zhēnguì Qiú|Precious Ball}}'' {{tt|*|Events}}<br>寶物球 ''{{tt|Bǎowù Qiú|Treasure Ball}}'' {{tt|*|Manga}}
 
|fr=Mémoire Ball
 
|de=Jubelball
 
|it=Pregio Ball
 
|ko=프레셔스볼 ''Precious Ball''
 
|ru=Охраняющий Шар ''Okhranyayushchit Shar''
 
|es=Gloria Ball
 
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''Park Ball''
 
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|ja=パークボール ''Park Ball''
 
|fi=Puistopallo
 
|fr=Parc Ball
 
|de=Parkball
 
|it=Parco Ball
 
|ko=파크볼 ''Park Ball''
 
|es=Parque Ball
 
|vi=Bóng Park
 
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''Dream Ball''
 
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|ja=ドリームボール ''Dream Ball''
 
|fr=Rêve Ball
 
|de=Traumball
 
|it=Dream Ball
 
|ko=드림볼 ''Dream Ball''
 
|es=Ensueño Ball
 
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''Beast Ball''
 
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|ja=ウルトラボール ''Ultra Ball''
 
|zh_yue=究極球 ''{{tt|Gaugihk Kàuh|Ultra Ball}}''
 
|zh_cmn=究極球 / 究极球 ''{{tt|Jiūjí Qiú|Ultra Ball}}''
 
|fr=Ultra Ball
 
|de=Ultraball
 
|it=UC Ball
 
|ko=울트라볼 ''Ultra Ball''
 
|es=Ente Ball
 
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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.

Pokémon can even make their Poké Ball to jump and roll around at high speeds, while also being able to navigate, as seen in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, when the partner Pokémon moves its Poké Ball onto an empty pedestal in Professor Oak's Laboratory after being caught in Pallet Town.

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