Ball Guy (Masters)

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Ball Guy
ボールガイ Ball Guy
Spr Masters Ball Guy.png
Ball Guy's model
No. 165
English voice actor Kellen Goff[1]
Japanese voice actor Tomokazu Seki
Description This Poké Ball enthusiast dreams of becoming the Galar Pokémon League’s official mascot. All are mystified when it comes to their true identity, age, or even gender.

Ball Guy (Japanese: ボールガイ Ball Guy) is a Pokémon Trainer in Pokémon Masters EX, based on the character of the same name in the core series games. They form a sync pair with Amoonguss. The sync pair can be obtained through a limited Variety Scout, and was first available on March 21, 2023. The pair's potential can be upgraded to Masters EX star.png 6★ EX since it was first released, which unlocks Ball Guy's EX Style.

Amoonguss

Masters0591.png Masters025W.png Type PoisonIC Masters.png Poison
Move types PoisonIC Masters.png Poison / GrassIC Masters.png Grass
Role Masters Support.png Support
Base Potential ★★★★★☆EX
Amoonguss Weakness IceIC Masters.png Ice
They show off their Poké Ball caps to lure prey, but very few Pokémon are fooled by this.
Stats HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
Lv. 140, Base Potential 630 424 134 356 134 403
Lv. 140, Max Potential 730 464 174 396 174 443
Mega Amoonguss
Lv. 140, Base Potential
Lv. 140, Max Potential

Availability

Ball Guy is exclusive to variety scouts. They were available in the following sync pair scout banners:

  • (Debut) Ball Guy Variety Scout (March 21 to April 7, 2023)
  • Red Mix Scout (November 1, 2023 to May 1, 2024)
  • 5★-Select Variety Scout ×11 (March 5 to 19, 2024)

Moves

Name Type Category Move gauge Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Description
Absorb Grass
GrassIC Masters.png
Special 1 19 22 100% An opponent The more damage dealt to the target, the more it restores the user’s HP.
Move Gauge Boost None Status 0
(2 uses)
Self Charges the user’s move gauge by 3.
Clear Smog Poison
PoisonIC Masters.png
Special 2
(2 uses)
63 75 An opponent Never misses. Returns the target’s raised stats to normal.
On the Ball! None Status 0
(1 use)
All allies Activates one of several additional effects at random. Restores the user’s HP by approximately 10% of its maximum HP. Removes all status conditions from all allied sync pairs. Raises the critical-hit rate of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank.
Sync moves
Full of Surprises Poison Beam Poison
PoisonIC Masters.png
Special 250 300 An opponent (6★ EX) effect: The stat increase after a sync move is doubled once per battle.

Skills

Name Description
Passive Skills
Destructive Touch 9 Leaves an opponent that attacked the user poisoned, paralyzed, or asleep when the user is hit by an attack move.
Underhanded Refresh 9 Restores 1 MP for the user’s moves when its attack move is successful against targets that are affected by a status condition.
Team Hit Me Up 9 Raises one of the following stats of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank at random when the user is hit by an attack move: Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, or Speed.
Theme Skills
Theme skill icon type.png Poison Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 30.
Theme skill icon region.png Galar Support Raises the maximum HP of all allied sync pairs by 4.
Expedition Skills
Masters Wistful Crystal icon.pngWistful ↑ 2 Raises the following discovery level by 2:
Masters Wistful Crystal icon.pngWistful Crystal

Sync grid

Ball Guy and Amoonguss's sync grid is an expanded grid, made available since the sync pair was first released.

Name Effect Energy required Sync orb required Move level required
HP +10 HP +10 0 5 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 1
HP +10 HP +10 2 24 2
Defense +5 Defense +5 0 5 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Defense +5 Defense +5 2 24 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 0 5 1
Sp. Atk +5 Sp. Atk +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 0 5 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 1
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 2
Sp. Def +5 Sp. Def +5 2 24 3
Sp. Def +10 Sp. Def +10 4 48 2
Speed +5 Speed +5 0 5 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Speed +5 Speed +5 2 24 1
Absorb: Power +4 Absorb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Absorb: Power +4 Absorb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Absorb: Power +4 Absorb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Absorb: Power +4 Absorb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Absorb: Power +4 Absorb: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Absorb: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Absorb: Toxic Chance 4 Has a chance (50%) of leaving the target poisoned when a move targeting that opponent is successful. 8 96 3
Clear Smog: Power +4 Clear Smog: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Clear Smog: Power +4 Clear Smog: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Clear Smog: Power +4 Clear Smog: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Clear Smog: Power +4 Clear Smog: Power ↑ +4 3 36 1
Clear Smog: Power +4 Clear Smog: Power ↑ +4 3 36 2
Clear Smog: Move Gauge Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of charging the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 2
Clear Smog: Stoic 9 Raises the user’s Defense by one stat rank when its Pokémon uses a move. 7 84 2
Clear Smog: Acumen 9 Raises the user’s Sp. Def by one stat rank when its Pokémon uses a move. 7 84 2
Move Gauge Boost: MP Refresh 3 Has a chance (40%) of restoring one MP of the user’s move when that move is successful. 7 84 2
Move Gauge Boost: Move Gauge Refresh 9 Charges the user’s move gauge by one when a move is successful. 7 84 3
On the Ball!: Team Randomizer’s Raise 9 Raises one of the following stats of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank at random when the user’s move is successful: Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, or Speed. 10 120 1
On the Ball!: Propulsion 1 Has a chance (20%) of reducing the user’s sync move countdown by one when the user’s move is successful. 8 96 2
On the Ball!: Master Healer 1 Increases the amount of HP restored by the user’s healing moves. 10 120 3
Interference Immunity Prevents the user from flinching, becoming confused, or becoming trapped. 9 108 3
Impervious The user's stats cannot be lowered. 10 120 3
Vigilance Protects the user against critical hits. 10 120 3
Team Hit Me Up 9 Raises one of the following stats of all allied sync pairs by 1 stat rank at random when the user is hit by an attack move: Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, or Speed. 10 120 3
Full of Surprises Poison Beam: Power +25 Full of Surprises Poison Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3
Full of Surprises Poison Beam: Power +25 Full of Surprises Poison Beam: Power ↑ +25 5 60 3

Appearances

Battle appearances

Ball Guy and Amoonguss can be battled against in:

Story appearances

Ball Guy appears in the following story areas:

Sync pair stories

  • A Day with Ball Guy

Quotes

Main article: Ball Guy/Quotes → Pokémon Masters EX

Gallery

VSBall Guy Masters.png Spr Masters Ball Guy 2.png Spr Masters Ball Guy EX.png VSBall Guy EX Masters.png Ball Guy Mindscape.png
VS model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(Normal colors)
6★ model
(EX colors)
VS model
(EX colors)
Ball Guy's sync move mindscape
(Turffield Stadium, Interior)
Ball Guy Emote 1 Masters.png Ball Guy Emote 2 Masters.png Ball Guy Emote 3 Masters.png Ball Guy Emote 4 Masters.png
Trainer emote
Nice!
Trainer emote
Watch out!
Trainer emote
Let's do this!
Trainer emote
Thanks!
Masters Medal 1-Star Galars Poke Ball Enthusiast.png Masters Medal 2-Star Galars Poke Ball Enthusiast.png Masters Medal 3-Star Galars Poke Ball Enthusiast.png Masters Medal Incrediball.png
Medal
1★ Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast
Medal
2★ Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast
Medal
3★ Galar's Poké Ball Enthusiast
Medal
Incrediball!

Trivia

Origin

Ball Guy's design is based on their appearance in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Ball Guy is not known to own any Pokémon outside this game, but Amoonguss resembles a Poké Ball, which Ball Guy is an enthusiast of. Amoonguss's Dex entry comes from Pokémon White.

In other languages

On the Ball!

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 応援するボル! Ōen-suru Boru!
Mandarin Chinese 加油加油啊球! Jiāyóu jiāyóu a Qiú!
France Flag.png French Un soutien Ballissimo !
Germany Flag.png German Wir bleiben am Ball!
Italy Flag.png Italian Farò il tifo per tutti!
South Korea Flag.png Korean 응원하겠볼! eung-wonhaget Bol!
Spain Flag.png Spanish ¡Toma carambola!

Full of Surprises Poison Beam

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese とっても奥が深い ポイズンレイ Tottemo Okugafukai Poizun Rei
Mandarin Chinese 極度深奧之 毒之光線 Jídù Shēn'ào zhī Dú-zhī Guāngxiàn
France Flag.png French Trop d'la Ball ! Laser Poison !
Germany Flag.png German Giftstrahl des geballten Sinnierens
Italy Flag.png Italian Raggio Veleno pazzesco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 정말 심오한 포이즌레이 Jeongmal Sim-ohan Poijeun Rei
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo Veneno y Punto Pelota


References




Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaineChase
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariReiRileyDahliaVolo
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenora
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDanaKatherineTierno
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEvePetey
Paldea NemonaPennyIonoGrushaGeetaJacq
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckKiyoShadow TriadTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break


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