Luxury Ball

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Luxury Ball
Gorgeous Ball
Bag Luxury Ball Sprite.png
Luxury Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation III
Generation III Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IV Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Poké Balls)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IX Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls

The Luxury Ball (Japanese: ゴージャスボール Gorgeous Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation III. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon. Pokémon kept in a Luxury Ball gain friendship more quickly, including Pokémon that are bred to inherit one as their Poké Ball.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
PokémonDollar.png1,000 PokémonDollar.png500
SwSh PokémonDollar.png3,000 PokémonDollar.png1,500
SV PokémonDollar.png3,000 PokémonDollar.png750


Manual activation

When used from the Bag in a wild encounter, it attempts to catch the wild Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 1×.

If used on an Ultra Beast, the catch rate modifier is instead always set to 410/4096× (~0.1×).

The Luxury 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 (except if used as a Snag Ball on a Shadow Pokémon), the opposing Trainer will deflect the ball, wasting the item. If used on the ghost Marowak, it will dodge the ball, wasting it.

As a Pokémon's Poké Ball

Any increase to the friendship of a Pokémon in a Luxury Ball is boosted by 1.

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding a Luxury Ball.


Games Description
A cozy Ball that makes Pokémon more friendly.
FRLG A comfortable Ball that makes a captured wild Pokémon quickly grow friendly.
A comfortable Poké Ball that makes a caught wild Pokémon quickly grow friendly.
A particularly comfortable Poké Ball that makes a wild Pokémon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Abandoned Ship
Lilycove City Quiz LadyE
Any Contest Hall (prize for winning a Contest with a Pokémon that has won a Master Rank Contest before and already has a Ribbon of the won category and rank)
FRLG Resort Gorgeous (reward from Selphy)
Colo. Trade
XD S.S. Libra
DPPt Pokémon MansionPt Sunyshore and Pokémon League Poké Marts
Pokémon News Press
HGSS Goldenrod Department Store lottery (second prize)Su
PW Resort (6000+ steps)
BW Pokémon League and Undella Poké Marts
Black City shop (Fredrick)B
B2W2 Route 13, N's Castle Undella, Humilau, and Victory Road Poké Marts
Funfest Mission (Enjoy Shopping!)
XY Sycamore Pokémon Lab Poké Ball Boutique
ORAS Mauville City, Sea Mauville Verdanturf Poké Mart
Route 104 (20% chance after a rematch with Lady Cindy or Rich Boy Winston)
PMC* Mine Cart Adventure (all levels)
SMUSUM Route 15, Malie Garden Route 2 Poké Mart
SwSh Route 8 Southern Wyndon Poké Mart
All Wild Area Watt Traders (100 W)
SwShIA Hidden recurring item (Brawlers' Cave, Potbottom Desert)
Cram-o-matic (Black Apricorn)
SwShCT Snowslide Slope Watt Trader (100 W)
Hidden recurring item (Old Cemetery, Snowslide Slope, Ballimere Lake)
Max Raid Battles (3★, 4★, 5★ Delibird raids)
BDSP Sunyshore and Pokémon League Poké Marts
Pokémon News Press
Amity Square (found by walking Pokémon)
SV Levincia, Casseroya Lake, East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Three), South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Three)
Reward for registering 190 Pokémon in the Paldea Pokédex (×10)
All Poké Marts (after earning 4 Gym Badges), Porto Marinada auction
SVTM Fellhorn Gorge, Oni Mountain Peachy's (after earning 4 Gym Badges)
SVID Canyon Biome, Torchlit Labyrinth Vending machines (Terarium)
Item Printer (Poké Ball Lotto)


Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
SwSh Holiday Luxury Balls All December 20, 2019 to January 30, 2020
SV Variety Ball Sets Japan November 18, 2022 to March 7, 2023
Luxury Balls and Soothe Bell United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Taiwan November 18, 2022 to March 7, 2023
Miscellaneous items: Rare Candies, Max Revives and variety ball set Japanese April 13 to October 2, 2023
As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
ORAS Pokémon Scrap items Japanese December 1, 2014 to May 15, 2015

NPC usage

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Gentlemen, Madames, and Trainers who share their models, keep their Pokémon in Luxury Balls.

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Sordward and Shielbert keep their Pokémon in Luxury Balls. Additionally, the Toxel the player can obtain as a gift on Route 5 is contained in a Luxury Ball.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the following Trainer classes keep their Pokémon in Luxury Balls:

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Ortega and O'Nare keep their Pokémon in Luxury Balls.



SugimoriLuxuryBall.png Bag Luxury Ball SV Sprite.png
Artwork by
Ken Sugimori
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


Luxury Ball III.png Luxury Ball summary Colo.png Luxury Ball summary XD.png Luxury Ball summary IV.png
In-battle and
Summary sprite from
Generation III
Summary sprite from
Summary sprite from
XD: Gale of Darkness
Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
Luxury Ball battle IV.png Luxury Ball summary PBR.png Luxury Ball battle V.png
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
Summary sprite from
Battle Revolution
In-battle sprite in
Generation V


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

In the anime

A Luxury Ball in the anime

In Jirachi: Wish Maker, Brendan's Aggron was shown to be contained in a Luxury Ball.

A Luxury Ball appeared in Which One ~ Is It?, a Japanese ending theme from Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl.

In A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!, multiple Luxury Balls were seen at the Poké Ball Factory. While being chased by Meowth around the facility, Pikachu smacked a Luxury Ball at Meowth, causing him to briefly get sucked into it and giving Pikachu a chance to gain some distance from him.

In First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, a Luxury Ball appeared in James's possession, being part of his Poké Ball collection. When Jessie's attempts to catch a Mimikyu with regular Poké Balls failed, she grabbed the Luxury Ball James had been polishing and used it instead, catching Mimikyu, much to James's dismay.

In A Young Royal Flame Ignites!, Viren was revealed to keep his Pangoro in a Luxury Ball.

In Found You, Fuecoco!, the Luxury Ball was mentioned in one of Nidothing's videos.

In the manga

A Luxury Ball in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald arc

A Luxury Ball first appeared in A Sketchy Smattering of Smeargle while Emerald was thinking which of his Poké Balls he should use to catch Jirachi. In Skirting Around Surskit II, he used a Luxury Ball on Jirachi, but even though Jirachi was sucked into it, Guile Hideout used his Surskit's Psybeam to prevent the Poké Ball from closing and then destroy it.

More of Emerald's Luxury Balls were seen in Sneaky Like Shedinja II, The Final Battle III, and The Final Battle V.

Black 2 & White 2 arc

In Innocent Scientist, Blake used Luxury Balls while trying to catch the Genesect controlled by Colress, eventually succeeding.

In the TCG

Luxury Ball
Main article: Luxury Ball (Stormfront 86)

The Luxury Ball, first found in the Stormfront expansion, is among the rarest of the Poké Ball varieties in the games, though its catch rate is the same as that of a normal Poké Ball. Likewise it is so with the TCG, allowing a non-LV.X Pokémon to be searched from the deck, but only if another Luxury Ball card is not in the discard pile.


  • The Luxury Ball is the only Poké Ball with a permanent, persistent effect on the Pokémon caught with it.
    • Prior to Generation III, no Poké Ball had a persistent effect on the Pokémon it was caught in, nor was the type of ball displayed in a Pokémon's summary. The introduction of the Luxury Ball, and its associated effect, was only possible due to the index number of the Poké Ball a Pokémon was obtained in being permanently stored within a Pokémon's data structure, starting in Generation III onward.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 豪華球 Hòuhwàh Kàuh
Mandarin 豪華球 / 豪华球 Háohuá Qiú
Denmark Flag.png Danish Luxury Ball
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Weerdeball
Finland Flag.png Finnish Luksuspallo
France Flag.png French Luxe Ball
Germany Flag.png German Luxusball
Italy Flag.png Italian Chic Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 럭셔리볼 Luxury Ball
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Luxury Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Luksball
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bola Luxo (SM004-present, manga)
Bola de Luxo (XY079-SM004)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola Luxo
Russia Flag.png Russian Шик-Болл Shig-Boll
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Lujo Bola (XY079)
Bola de Lujo (SM003)
Spain Flag.png Spain Lujo Ball
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Luxury Ball
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Lüks Top
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bóng Luxury

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