Sphere

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Location of the Hikers who sell and buy Spheres from players

A Sphere (Japanese: タマ Sphere) is a special type of item that can be found and used as currency in the Underground and the Grand Underground.

Spheres come in five colors: Red, Blue, Green, Prism, and Pale. These correspond to different versions of the Pokémon games, with the first three matching the original colors of Red, Green and Blue (or perhaps Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald), and the Prism and Pale Spheres corresponding to Diamond and Pearl respectively.

Spheres can be found by mining in the Underground and Grand Underground. Red, Blue, and Green spheres are more common than Pale and Prism Spheres; Pale Spheres are more common in Pokémon Pearl, while Prism Spheres are more common in Pokémon Diamond.

Size

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Spheres can range in size from 1 to 99. Mined Spheres can range in size between 1 and 22. Spheres of size 1 to 11 are classified as Small, while spheres of sizes 12 to 22 are classified as Large. When mining, small Spheres take up 2×2 tiles, while large Spheres take up 3×3 tiles. Spheres can be increased in size up to 99 by burying them.

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Spheres come in two discrete sizes: S and L. Sphere sizes cannot be changed.

Usage

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Spheres can be used to purchase many things that a player will need to decorate their Secret Base, as well as traps which can be set up throughout the underground. Hikers that stand at some of the corners of the Underground will offer to trade these items for the Spheres. The price that the item is listed for is the minimum size Sphere that the Hiker will take for it, though larger ones may be used.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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Bag space

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, players can only carry a total of 40 Spheres at any time. A full Sphere inventory will prevent acquiring any more Spheres, with any newly mined spheres in excess of their Bag space being automatically discarded. If a player attempts to dig up one of their buried Spheres with a full Bag, the game prevents them from doing so, saying that the player left it where it is.

Burying Spheres

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, the player can bury Spheres to combine or grow them, up to the maximum size of 99. This is not possible in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

A player can only bury 99 Spheres at a time; attempting to bury more causes the oldest buried Sphere to disappear. A Sphere Radar can be unlocked for a player's base, which can be used to help the player find the Spheres they have buried.

Combining Spheres

Spheres of the same color can combined by burying them in the same spot, in order to produce a single larger Sphere.

When combined, the size of the resulting Sphere is determined by the following formula (capped at 99):

If spheres are buried on top of a sphere that has already grown at least once since a sphere was buried there, the new size is instead determined by the following formula (capped at 99):

Where:

  • is the current size of the grown previously-buried Sphere
  • are the respective sizes of the buried spheres (excluding any previously-buried grown Sphere), sorted in descending order of size, such that is the size of the largest Sphere

Example

Burying a Prism Sphere 15, a Prism Sphere 12, a Prism Sphere 7, and two Prism Sphere 1s yields a Prism Sphere 22.

Burying a Blue Sphere 15, Blue Sphere 3, Blue Sphere 22, on top of a Blue Sphere 3 that has grown by 2 (i.e. now a Blue Sphere 5) yields a Blue Sphere 32.

Growing Spheres

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Buried Spheres can also naturally grow over time. Red, Green, and Blue Spheres grow faster than Pale and Prism Spheres.

Flavor text

  • Red Sphere: A red sphere that glows like fire. It slowly grows when buried.
  • Blue Sphere: A blue sphere that glistens like ice. It slowly glows when buried.
  • Green Sphere: A green sphere glowing like sunlight in leaves. It slowly grows when buried.
  • Prism Sphere: A crystal clear, hard sphere. It slowly grows when buried.
  • Pale Sphere: A white sphere that glows in seven colors. It slowly grows when buried.

Appearance

Mine Small Red Sphere.png Mine Small Blue Sphere.png Mine Small Green Sphere.png Mine Small Prism Sphere.png Mine Small Pale Sphere.png
Red Sphere
Small
Blue Sphere
Small
Green Sphere
Small
Prism Sphere
Small
Pale Sphere
Small
Mine Large Red Sphere.png Mine Large Blue Sphere.png Mine Large Green Sphere.png Mine Large Prism Sphere.png Mine Large Pale Sphere.png
Red Sphere
Large
Blue Sphere
Large
Green Sphere
Large
Prism Sphere
Large
Pale Sphere
Large

In the anime

Red, Blue, and Green Spheres in the anime

Spheres first appeared in The Grass Menagerie! in Team Rocket's fantasy. They later found a Red Sphere and loads more Spheres of other colors, giving them money for a meal.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Yuhk
Mandarin
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kivi
France Flag.png French Sphère
Germany Flag.png German Sphäre
Italy Flag.png Italian Bilia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 구슬 Guseul
Poland Flag.png Polish Kryształ
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Esfera
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gema


Red Sphere
Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese べにタマ Beni Tama
Chinese Cantonese 紅玉 Hùhngyuhk
Mandarin 紅玉 / 红玉 Hóngyù
Finland Flag.png Finnish Punainen kivi
France Flag.png French Sphère Rouge
Germany Flag.png German Purpursphäre
Italy Flag.png Italian Bilia Rossa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 빨강구슬 Ppalgang Guseul
Poland Flag.png Polish Czerwony Kryształ
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Esfera Vermelha
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gema Roja

Blue Sphere
Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese あおタマ Ao Tama
Chinese Cantonese 藍玉 Làahmyuhk
Mandarin 藍玉 / 蓝玉 Lányù
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sininen kivi
France Flag.png French Sphère Bleue
Germany Flag.png German Indigosphäre
Italy Flag.png Italian Bilia Blu
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파랑구슬 Parang Guseul
Poland Flag.png Polish Niebieski Kryształ
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Esfera Azul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gema Azul

Green Sphere
Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese みどりタマ Midori Tama
Chinese Cantonese 綠玉 Luhkyuhk
青玉 Chēngyuhk *
Mandarin 綠玉 / 绿玉 Lǜyù
青玉 Qīngyù *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Vihreä kivi
France Flag.png French Sphère Verte
Germany Flag.png German Jadesphäre
Italy Flag.png Italian Bilia Verde
South Korea Flag.png Korean 초록구슬 Chorok Guseul
Poland Flag.png Polish Zielony Kryształ
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Esfera Verde
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gema Verde

Prism Sphere
Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese こんごうダマ Kongō Dama
Chinese Cantonese 金剛玉 Gāmgōngyuhk
Mandarin 金剛玉 / 金刚玉 Jīngāngyù
France Flag.png French Sphère Prisme
Germany Flag.png German Prismensphäre
Italy Flag.png Italian Bilia Prisma
South Korea Flag.png Korean 금강구슬 Geumgang Guseul
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Esfera Prisma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gema Prisma

Pale Sphere
Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese しらタマ Shira Tama
Chinese Cantonese 白玉 Baahkyuhk
Mandarin 白玉 Báiyù
France Flag.png French Sphère Pâle
Germany Flag.png German Weißsphäre
Italy Flag.png Italian Bilia Tersa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하양구슬 Hayang Guseul
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Esfera Pálida
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gema Blanca


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