Check out this Pokemon Sword and Shield guide and list on how to get all the different Pokeball types! Includes when you can't throw, breeding and inherit pokeball, and more!
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Pokeball Types - How To Get
All Pokeball Type List
|Poke Ball||Effect|| How To Get |
|Poke Ball||A device for catching wild Pokemon. It's thrown like a ball at a Pokemon, comfortably encapsulating its target.|| Poke Center |
|Great Ball||A good, high-performance Poke Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokemon than a standard Poke Ball.|| Poke Center |
|Ultra Ball||An ultra-high-performance Poke Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokemon than a Great Ball.|| Poke Center |
|Master Ball||A unique Pokeball that can capture any Pokemon without fail.|| Professor Magnolia |
Get it after completing the Pokemon League
|Premier Ball||A somewhat rare Poke Ball that was made as a commemorative item used to celebrate an event of some sort.|| Poke Center |
Free for every purchase of 10 Poke Balls
|Friend Ball||A strange Poke Ball that will make the wild Pokemon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.|| Ball Guy (Motostoke) |
|Lure Ball||A Poke Ball that is good for catching Pokemon that you reel in with a rod while out fishing|| Ball Guy|
|Quick Ball||A somewhat different Poke Ball that has a more successful catch rate if used at the start of a wild encounter.|| Wyndon Poke Center / Watt Traders |
1000 / 50 Watts
|Repeat Ball||A somewhat different Poke Ball that works especially well on a Pokemon species that has been caught before.|| Wyndon Poke Center |
|Luxury Ball||A particularly comfortable Poke Ball that makes a wild Pokemon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.|| Wyndon Poke Center |
|Net Ball||A somewhat different Poke Ball that is more effective when attempting to catch Water- or Bug-type Pokemon.|| Motostoke Poke Center / Watt Traders |
1,000 / 50 Watts
|Heal Ball||A remedial Poke Ball that restores the HP of a Pokemon caught with it & eliminates any status conditions.|| Motostoke Poke Center / Watt Traders |
300 / 20 Watts
|Nest Ball||A somewhat different Poke Ball that becomes more effective the lower the level of the wild Pokemon.|| Motostoke Poke Center / Watt Traders |
1,000 / 50 Watts
|Moon Ball||A Poke Ball that will make it easier to catch Pokemon that can evolve using a Moon Stone.|| Ball Guy|
|Dream Ball||A somewhat different Poke Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokemon while they're asleep.|| Ball Guy|
|Dive Ball||A somewhat different Poke Ball that works especially well when catching Pokemon that live underwater.|| Hammerlocke Poke Center / Wild Area Watt Traders |
1,000/ 50 Watts
|Level Ball||A Poke Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokemon that are at a lower level then your own Pokemon.|| Ball Guy|
|Love Ball||A Poke Ball that works best when catching a Pokemon that is of the opposite gender of your Pokemon.|| Ball Guy|
|Heavy Ball||A Poke Ball that is better than usual at catching very heavy Pokemon.|| Ball Guy|
|Dusk Ball||A somewhat different Poke Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokemon at night or in dark places such as caves.||Hammerlocke / Wild Area Watt Traders |
1,000/ 50 Watts
|Timer Ball||A somewhat different Poke Ball that becomes progressively more effective at catching Pokemon the more turns that are taken in battle||Hammerlocke / Wild Area Watt Traders |
1,000/ 50 Watts
|Beast Ball||A somewhat different Poke Ball that has a low success rate for catching a Pokemon|| Street Market (Stow-on-Side) |
Free (After Becoming Champion)
|Fast Ball||A Poke Ball that makes it easier to catch Pokemon that are usually very quick to run away.|| Finish 10 Rotom Rally|
Best PokeBall For Filling Out Pokedex
To fill out Galar Pokedex As quickly as possible, use the Quick Ball at the start of the encounter at Wild Area.Check out what Pokemon appear in Wild Area here!
Best Poke Ball For Breeding
The Repeat Ball is a good choice if you're going for breeding, as you will be catching the same Pokemon over & over in hopes of getting the parent with best Stats.Perfect Breeding Guide - Competitive Breeding & Training
Best Pokeball For Catching Shiny Pokemon
Repeat Ball is also the best Pokeball for capturing Shiny Pokemon as you'll be grinding the same Pokemon species to get one to spawn.Shiny Pokemon Hunting Guide
Best Jack-Of-All Trades Poke Ball Setup
To handle most situations in the field, it's recommended that a trainer have the following Pokeballs in their inventory, as this balanced loadout will ensure a rare encounter Pokemon won't get away while maintaining a low operations cost.
Poke Balls To Carry At All Times
- Poke Ball x 30
- Great Ball x 10
- Ultra Ball x 10
- Quick Ball x 50
- Repeat Ball x 50
All Listed Poke Balls Bought With Money
All listed Poke Balls such as the Repeat Ball can be purchased easily with money, thus are acquired reliably. However, their costs will slowly add up, so having a healthy sum of money will benefit you.How to Earn Money Fast
What Is A Poke ball?
Tool Used To Catch Pokemon
The Poke Ball is an iconic item in the Pokemon series. It is mainly used to capture wild Pokemon in all of the games.Check Out How To Catch Pokemon Here!
Different Kinds With Many Effects
In Pokemon Sword and Shield, there are many different Poke Balls and some of them have very special effects. Make sure to use the right Poke Ball for the right kind of Pokemon to capture.
Talk To Poke Ball Guy In Gyms
When you visit new gyms, make sure to talk to Poke Ball Guy. He often gives you new kinds of Poke Balls.
Always One Master Ball In Game
In the Pokemon series, there is always one Master Ball in every game. The Master Ball guarantees a 100% capture of the Pokemon it is thrown at but can only be received once in the game.Check Out How To Get The Master Ball!
Buy From Pokemon Center Or Watt Trader
Eggs Inheret Pokeballs during Breeding
Eggs Inheret Pokeball from Parent Pokemon
Eggs will have the same Pokeball type as one of its parents. It's impossible for an egg to have a different Pokeball than its Parent Pokemon.
Often Inherited from Female Pokemon
The type of Pokeball that the egg and the eventual Pokemon that will hatch from it are often taken from the female Pokemon parent. This is only different when both Pokemon are the same specie which will then be randomized.Check Out the Pokemon Breeding Guide Here
Always Takes the Pokeball of Ditto's Partner
In case of breeding using a Ditto, the egg will get the same Pokeball as the Pokemon partnered with Ditto. This is the same no matter the gender of the partner Pokemon. This also applied to Pokemon without gender.Check Out the Ditto Location Guide Here
Can't Throw Pokeball?
Cannot Catch High Level Pokemon
There is a level-restriction now when capturing Pokemon. You won't even be able to throw a Pokeball at Pokemon tagged with "strong-looking".Check Out How to Catch Pokemon Here!