The Level Ball (Japanese: レベルボール Level Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation II. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon, being more likely to succeed the higher the Trainer's Pokémon's level is than the wild Pokémon's.
In the core series games
- 1× if the player's Pokémon is less than or equal to the level of the wild Pokémon
- 2× if the player's Pokémon is at a higher level, but less than double, the level of the wild Pokémon
- 4× if the player's Pokémon is more than double, but less than four times, the level of the wild Pokémon
- 8× if the player's Pokémon is at a level at least four times that of the wild Pokémon
In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, due to what is seemingly a coding mistake the wild Pokémon's remaining HP and status are ignored when calculating the catch rate; only the wild Pokémon's level is used for calculation if using a Level Ball.
If used on an Ultra Beast, the catch rate modifier is instead always set to 410/4096× (~0.1×).
The Level Ball cannot be used in situations in which Poké Balls cannot be used, such as in wild battles with two or more opponents currently present or against a trial Pokémon. If used in a Trainer battle, the opposing Trainer will bat the ball away, wasting the item.
Fling fails if the user is holding a Level Ball.
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Generations IV and V
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X, Y, Omega Ruby,
Alpha Sapphire, Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
In the anime
In the manga
Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys
In For Pikachu's Sake!! The Search For The Missing Farfetch'd, Gold received a Level Ball from Kurt as thanks for helping to save the Slowpoke in the Slowpoke Well from drowning. In Let's Fight For The Future!!, he used it to capture and stop the rampage of the Black Tyranitar. The Ball containing the Black Tyranitar was then sealed underneath a statue in Cianwood City.
In the TCG
- Main article: Level Ball (Next Destinies 89)
In other languages
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