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The Premier Ball (Japanese: プレミアボール Premier Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation III. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon. It was developed by the Devon Corporation.
In the core series games
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 Premier 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 it, wasting the player's turn (as well as the ball prior to Generation IV). If used on the ghost Marowak, it will dodge it, wasting the ball.
Fling fails if the user is holding a Premier Ball.
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Collectors keep their Pokémon in Premier Balls.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Clavell is seen carrying six Premier Balls, but the Pokémon he uses in battle are kept in standard Poké Balls.
Scarlet and Violet
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Generations IV and V
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Let's Go, Eevee!
In spin-off games
Premier Balls are a special item exclusively used during the bonus challenge of a Raid Battle and the bonus challenge against Shadow Pokémon left behind by Team GO Rocket. Like a standard Poké Ball, it has a catch rate modifier of 1×. Premier Balls are never put into the player's Bag; at the end of a challenge, any unused Premier Balls are discarded.
For Raid Battles, the number of Premier Balls awarded is based on the player's damage contribution in the raid, the alignment of the Gym, the highest Friendship level with another participant, and the time taken to complete the raid.
For Shadow Pokémon encounters, the number of Premier Balls awarded is based on the player's performance in the battle against the Team GO Rocket member and the ranks of related medals.
For all encounters that involve using Premier Balls, Shiny Pokémon have a 100% catch rate. In addition, all Shadow Pokémon left by Giovanni are also guaranteed captures.
In the anime
A Premier Ball appeared in Which One ~ Is It?, a Japanese ending theme from Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl.
In A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!, a Premier Ball was seen at the Poké Ball Factory.
In Rising from the Ruins!, Gladion was revealed to keep his Silvally (then a Type: Null) in a Premier Ball.
In Acting True to Form!, a Premier Ball appeared as a part of James's Poké Ball collection. It reappeared in Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!. In Radio Lulled the Mischievous Stars!, this Premier Ball was offered as a prize during Team Rocket's radio show, being eventually won by Ren.
In the manga
A Premier 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 the TCG
- Main article: Premier Ball (Great Encounters 101)
The Premier Ball, debuting in the Great Encounters expansion, allows the player to search their deck or discard pile for a Pokémon LV.X and put it into their hand.
- The Premier Ball is the only Poké Ball type not introduced in Generation I that is usable by the player in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
- When a Poké Ball is Dynamaxed, it resembles a giant Premier Ball.
In other languages
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