Sport Ball

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Sport Ball
Compé Ball
Sport Ball
Sport Ball
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Introduced in Generation II
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The Sport Ball (Japanese: コンペボール Compé Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation II. It can be used to catch wild Pokémon during a National Park Bug-Catching Contest.

Prior to Generation IV, this Poké Ball was called the Park Ball (Japanese: パークボール Park Ball), likely renamed to avoid confusion with the Park Balls used at Pal Park.

In the core series games


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When used in a wild encounter during a Bug-Catching Contest, it will attempt to catch the wild Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 1.5×.


Games Description
GSC The Bug-Catching Contest Ball.
A special Poké Ball for the Bug-Catching Contest.
A special Poké Ball that is used during the Bug-Catching Contest.


Twenty Sport Balls are given to the player exclusively for the Bug-Catching Contest, never being placed in the Bag. Any unused Sport Balls are returned at the end of the competition.

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Route 35 or 36 (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
HGSS Route 35 or 36 (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa



Moon Ball Heavy Ball Park Ball battle II.png Sport Ball summary IV.png Sport Ball battle IV.png Sport Ball battle V.png
In-battle sprite in
Generation II
Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
In-battle sprite in
Generation V


Sport Ball battle 3DS.png
In-battle model from
X, Y, Omega Ruby,
Alpha Sapphire
, Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In the anime

A Park Ball in the anime

In The Bug Stops Here, Ash and Casey participated in a Bug-Catching Contest, receiving a Park Ball each to be used during the competition. Casey used her Park Ball to catch a Weedle, while Ash caught himself a Beedrill. Eventually, Ash's catch won him the contest, earning him a Sun Stone and his new Beedrill as prizes, with the Beedrill being placed inside a regular Poké Ball.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 競賽球 Gihngchoi Kàuh
Mandarin 競賽球 / 竞赛球 Jìngsài Qiú
France Flag.png French Compét'Ball
Germany Flag.png German Turnierball
Italy Flag.png Italian Gara Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 콤페볼 Kompe Ball
Spain Flag.png Spanish Competi Ball

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