Origin Ball

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Origin Ball
Origin Ball
Bag Origin Ball HOME Sprite.png
Origin Ball
Pokémon Legends: Arceus artwork
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

The Origin Ball (Japanese: オリジンボール Origin Ball) is a Key Item introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is a Poké Ball version of the Red Chain.

In the core series games


Catches either Origin Forme Palkia (if the player chose to seek the materials for the Red Chain with Adaman) or Origin Forme Dialga (if the player chose Irida) at the Temple of Sinnoh during a cutscene in Mission 18: "The Counterpart". It cannot be used to catch any other Pokémon, as the player is not allowed to select and throw it.


Games Description
LA A singular and irreplicable Poké Ball that can be used to catch the frenzied Pokémon raging at the Temple of Sinnoh.


Games Method
LA Galaxy Hall (from Professor Laventon after obtaining the Origin Ore during Mission 18: "The Counterpart")



Origin Ball summary LA.png
Summary sprite from
Legends: Arceus


  • The Origin Ball's shape is that of a truncated icosahedron.
  • The Origin Ball is the only usable Poké Ball that is also a Key Item, and the only kind of Poké Ball obtainable in a core series game that cannot be thrown during normal gameplay.
  • The Origin Ball can only legitimately contain two species of Pokémon, the fewest of any Poké Ball in the core series games.
    • With the addition of the Origin Ball, Dialga and Palkia are now the only two Pokémon that can be legitimately caught in every kind of Poké Ball in the core series to date (besides the Park Ball, which cannot be the registered Poké Ball of any Pokémon).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 起源球 Héiyùhn Kàuh
Mandarin 起源球 Qǐyuán Qiú
France Flag.png French Origine Ball
Germany Flag.png German Urball
Italy Flag.png Italian Origin Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오리진볼 Origin Ball
Spain Flag.png Spanish Origen Ball

See also

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