Mist Ball (move)

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Mist Ball
ミストボール Mist Ball
Mist Ball VIII.png
Mist Ball VIII 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that successfully showed their appeal.

Mist Ball (Japanese: ミストボール Mist Ball) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of Latias.


Mist Ball inflicts damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Special Attack. It does not affect targets with Bulletproof.

Mist Ball can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Calm Mind was used in the previous turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Mist Ball could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Generation IX

Mist Ball cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
RSEColo.XD Attacks with a flurry of down. May lower Sp. Atk.
FRLG A flurry of down hits the foe. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Atk.
DPPtHGSSPBR A mistlike flurry of down envelops and damages the foe. It may also lower the target's Sp. Atk.
BWB2W2 A mistlike flurry of down envelops and damages the target. It may also lower the target's Sp. Atk.
A mist-like flurry of down envelops and damages the target. This may also lower the target's Sp. Atk stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35 35 35 35XY
24 35
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Mist Ball inflicts damage and may reduce the target's Special Attack by one stage.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
MDRB 14 - 10 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
MDTDS 14 - 10 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 14 - 10 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
SMD 15 50 12 30 80% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Mist Ball is a Charged Attack that was made available on May 3, 2022.

GO Psychic.png Mist Ball
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 105
Energy cost 100
Duration 2 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 1.7 seconds
Mist Ball GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 120
Energy cost 60
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible

Pokémon Rumble Rush

PsychicIC RR.png Mist Ball
Attack power 37.10708
Charge time 0.58 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May lower foe's Attack
Mist Ball Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 100 120 100% An opponent Has a chance (50%) of lowering the target's Sp. Atk by one stat rank. May (Anniversary 2022) & Latias


Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may lower the target's Special Attack by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Special Attack by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで とくこうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. It could also lower the enemy's Sp. Atk.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 薄霧球 Bohkmouh Kàuh
Mandarin 薄霧球 / 薄雾球 Bówù Qiú *
迷霧球 Míwù Qiú *
雾气球 Wùqì Qiú *
France Flag.png French Ball'Brume
Germany Flag.png German Nebelball
Greece Flag.png Greek Νεφελόσφαιρα
Italy Flag.png Italian Foschisfera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 미스트볼 Miseuteubol
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Tåkeball
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bola de Névoa
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lopta Magle
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bola Neblina
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Quả Cầu Sương

Variations of the move Luster Purge
SpecialIC HOME.png Luster PurgeMist Ball

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