Premier Ball

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Premier Ball
プレミアボール
Premier Ball
Premier Ball
Premier Ball
Artwork from Pokémon Global Link
Introduced in Generation III
Pocket
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 (Catching PocketPE)
Generation VIII Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls

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.

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BW
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
B2W2 PokémonDollar.png500 PokémonDollar.png100
XY PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png100
ORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png100
SMUSUM N/A PokémonDollar.png10
PE N/A PokémonDollar.png50
SwSh N/A PokémonDollar.png10

Effect

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 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 ball. If used on the ghost Marowak, it will dodge it, wasting the ball.

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding a Premier Ball.

Description

Games Description
RSE A rare Ball made in commemoration of some event.
FRLG A rare Ball that has been specially made to commemorate an event of some sort.
Colo.XD A rare Ball made in commemoration of some event.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A somewhat rare Poké Ball that has been specially made to commemorate an event of some sort.
PE
SwSh
A somewhat rare Poké Ball that was made as a commemorative item used to celebrate an event of some sort.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Rustboro City Any Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
FRLG Trade
Colo. Outskirt Stand (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
XD Any Poké Mart (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
DPPt Any Poké Mart, Celestic Town shop, Veilstone Department Store (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
HGSS Any Poké Mart, Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
Just a Souvenir Shop (before exposing Team Rocket, buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
BW Any Poké Mart, Shopping Mall Nine (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
B2W2 Any Poké Mart, Shopping Mall Nine (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
Pokémon Funfest (Enjoy Shopping!)
XY Poké Ball Boutique
Any Poké Mart (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
ORAS Rustboro City Any Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (buy 10 or more of any type of Ball at once)
SMUSUM Heahea City Ferry TerminalUSUM Any Poké Mart, Thrifty Megamart (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
Festival Plaza (Ball Shop)MUM
PE Any Poké Mart, Celadon Department Store (one received for each 10 Poké Balls of any type bought at once)
SwSh Any Poké Mart (one received for each 10 Poké Balls of any type bought at once)
SwShIoA Cram-o-matic (White Apricorn)
SwShCT Max Lair Dynite Ore trader (1 Dynite Ore)

Cameo appearances

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In Pokémon Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Collectors keep their Pokémon in Premier Balls.

Artwork

SugimoriPremierBall.png
Artwork by
Ken Sugimori

Sprites

Premier Ball III.png Premier Ball summary Colo.png Premier Ball summary XD.png
In-battle and
Summary sprite from
Generation III
Summary sprite from
Colosseum
Summary sprite from
XD: Gale of Darkness
Premier Ball summary IV.png Premier Ball battle IV.png Premier Ball battle V.png
Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
In-battle sprite in
Generation V

Models

Premier Ball battle 3DS.png Premier Ball PE.png Premier Ball VIII.png
In-battle model
X, Y, Omega Ruby,
Alpha Sapphire
, Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and
Let's Go, Eevee!
Model from
Generation VIII

In spin-off games

A Premier Ball in Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO

Premier Balls 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 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 the manga

A Premier Ball in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures 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

Premier Ball
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.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 紀念球 Géinihm Kàuh
Mandarin 紀念球 / 纪念球 Jìniàn Qiú
Finland Flag.png Finnish Mahtipallo
France Flag.png French Honor Ball
Germany Flag.png German Premierball
Italy Flag.png Italian Premier Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프레미어볼 Premier Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Premierball
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bola Presenteada
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola Prémio
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Honor Bola
Spain Flag.png Spain Honor Ball
Thailand Flag.png Thai พรีเมียร์บอล Premier Ball
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bóng Premier



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