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The Dream Ball (Japanese: ドリームボール Dream Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation V. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon in the Entree Forest. Starting from Generation VIII, it is more likely to succeed when used on a sleeping Pokémon.
In the core series games
Pokémon transferred from the Pokémon Dream Radar are inside Dream Balls.
In the Entree Forest, whenever the player interacts with a Pokémon, a special wild encounter begins in which the player can catch the Pokémon without battling it. During this encounter, a single Dream Ball appears in the player's Bag, in addition to their regular Poké Balls; if the player does not use the Dream Ball, it vanishes after the encounter. Any Poké Ball used in the Entree Forest will catch the wild Pokémon without fail.
Generation VIII onward
When used from the Bag in a wild encounter, it attempts to catch the wild Pokémon. If used on a sleeping Pokémon, it has a 4× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 1× modifier.
|A special Poké Ball that appears out of nowhere in a bag at the Entree Forest. It can catch any Pokémon.
|A special Poké Ball that appears in your Bag out of nowhere in the Entree Forest. It can catch any Pokémon.
|A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon while they're asleep.
|A somewhat different Poké Ball that is more effective when catching Pokémon that are asleep.
Pokémon X and Y
Despite being unobtainable as an item in Generation VI, a Dream Ball appears in the Poké Ball Boutique in Lumiose City.
In the TCG
- Main article: Dream Ball (Evolving Skies 146)
Dream Ball was introduced as an Item card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Eevee Heroes subset before debuting in English in the Evolving Skies expansion, with artwork by Ryo Ueda. It allows the player to search their deck for a Pokémon and put it onto their Bench, but only if the Dream Ball was taken as a face-down Prize card. Notably, this includes Evolution Pokémon that normally can only enter play through Evolution.
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