Ball Fetch (Ability)

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Ball Fetch たまひろい
Ball Fetch
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Generation VIII
If the Pokémon is not holding an item, it will fetch the Poké Ball from the first failed throw of the battle.

Ball Fetch (Japanese: たまひろい Ball Fetch) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Yamper‎.


In battle

At any time after the first Poké Ball is thrown and fails to catch a Pokémon, at the end of a turn, if a Pokémon with Ball Fetch is on the field and not holding another item, it will pick up the same type of ball as the first one thrown. This can only occur once in a battle.

Ball Fetch does not work in Max Raid Battles.

Outside of battle

Ball Fetch has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Ball Fetch

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Yamper‎ Yamper‎ Electric Electric Ball Fetch None Rattled
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 撿球 Gím Kàuh
Mandarin 撿球 / 捡球 Jiǎn Qiú
France Flag.png French Ramasse Ball
Germany Flag.png German Apport
Italy Flag.png Italian Raccattapalle
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼줍기 Bol Jupgi
Russia Flag.png Russian Игра в Мяч Igra v Myach
Spain Flag.png Spanish Recogebolas

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