Sport Ball

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Sport Ball
Compé Ball
Bag Sport Ball Sprite.png
Sport Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Generation II Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IV Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls (HGSS)
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
Generation VIII Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IX Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls

The Sport Ball (Japanese: コンペボール Compé Ball), called the Park Ball (Japanese: パークボール Park Ball) in Generation II, is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation II. It can be used to catch wild Pokémon during a Bug-Catching Contest at the National Park.

This Poké Ball's name was changed due to the introduction of a different Poké Ball called a Park Ball in Generation IV.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $150


Generation II-VII

When used in a wild encounter, it will attempt to catch the wild Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 1.5×. The player can only have these Poké Balls in their possession during a Bug-Catching Contest in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver.

Generation VIII onward

Starting in Pokémon Sword and Shield's The Isle of Armor Expansion, the Sport Ball can now be obtained outside of the Bug-Catching Contest and used in regular wild encounters.

The Sport Ball's catch rate modifier is now 1×.


Games Description
GSC The Bug-Catching Contest Ball.
A special Poké Ball for the Bug-Catching Contest.
A special Poké Ball that is used during the Bug-Catching Contest.
A special Poké Ball that was used during the Bug-Catching Contest in the Johto region.


When the player participates in the Bug-Catching Contest, they receive 20 Sport Balls exclusively for use within the contest. They are not placed in the player's Bag, and any unused Sport Balls are returned at the end of the competition.

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC National ParkTuThSa
HGSS National ParkTuThSa
SwSh Event
SwShIA Cram-o-matic
SVID Savanna Biome Item Printer (Poké Ball Lotto)


Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
SwSh Japanese Pokemon Scraps 2020 Japanese November 20, 2020, to April 30, 2021
Pokémon Adventure 25 items South Korea April 26 to September 30, 2021
SV The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Visual Pokédex's Special Poké Ball Set All March 15, 2024 to unknown



Bag Sport Ball SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


Moon Ball Heavy Ball Park Ball battle II.png Sport Ball summary IV.png Sport Ball battle IV.png Sport Ball battle V.png
In-battle sprite in
Generation II
Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
In-battle sprite in
Generation V


Sport Ball battle 3DS.png Sport Ball VIII.png
In-battle model from
X, Y, Omega Ruby,
Alpha Sapphire
, Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Model from
Generation VIII

In the anime

A Park Ball in the anime

In The Bug Stops Here, Ash and Casey participated in a Bug-Catching Contest, receiving a Park Ball each, meant to be used during the competition. Casey used her Park Ball to catch a Weedle, while Ash caught himself a Beedrill. Eventually, Ash's catch won him the contest, earning him a Sun Stone and his new Beedrill as prizes, with the Beedrill being placed inside a regular Poké Ball.

In the manga

A Park Ball in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

A Park Ball was shown in volume 13 during an explanation of how each of the Poké Balls known at the time worked.


  • In its Pokémon Global Link artwork, the Sport Ball has an S marking on the upper half. In the games, it instead has a Poké Ball symbol in its place.
  • In Generation II, the Park Ball's name is written as one word on the in-battle menu during the Bug-Catching Contest, where it takes the place of the Pack command. However, when the ball is used, its name is formatted properly.
  • In Generation II, if the Park Ball is used from the Ball Pocket in a battle, it causes a minor graphical glitch.

In other languages

Sport Ball

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 競賽球 Gihngchoi Kàuh
Mandarin 競賽球 / 竞赛球 Jìngsài Qiú
France Flag.png French Compét'Ball
Germany Flag.png German Turnierball
Italy Flag.png Italian Gara Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 콤페볼 Kompe Ball
Spain Flag.png Spanish Competi Ball

Park Ball

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 公園球 Gūngyún Kàuh
Mandarin 公園球 Gōngyuán Qiú
Finland Flag.png Finnish Puistopallo
France Flag.png French Parc Ball
Germany Flag.png German Parkball
Italy Flag.png Italian Park Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파크볼 Park Ball
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bola Parque
Spain Flag.png Spanish Parque Ball

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