How to Get the Master Ball in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
The Master Ball was a unique item that allowed you have impossible-to-catch Pokémon in your party.
It was also known by longtime fans of the franchise as the Poké Ball you needed to catch Mewtwo.
Although this franchise always has Pokémon that are impossible, or nearly impossible, to catch, the Master Ball makes it not only possible but infallible.
Here’s how to get the Master Ball in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
Where to Find the Master Ball
The Master Ball was always something you’d come across by playing the game’s main story, and things work pretty much the same way in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
You will get the Master Ball after completing the final quest of the main story, The Way Home.
Once that quest is finished, the director will want to speak with you at his office. This will happen right after you finish The Way Home, right after the credits roll.
This is when you’ll obtain the Master Ball. The Director will talk to you at his office, thank you for your service, and reward you for all you’ve done by giving you the Master Ball.
In order to get to The Way Home mission, you must first beat the three main storylines in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
So, you’ll only have access to the final mission once you’ve finished Starfall Street, Victory Road, and Path of Legends.
This means there’s a long path in which you will fight many titans, Star Team members, and Gym leaders before you finally get the Master Ball.
As mentioned in our Poké Ball Guide, the Master Ball is the very best Poke Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokemon without fail.
Any Pokémon you toss a Master Ball at will be caught right away. Master Balls never fall short in any game of the franchise. The chance of capture is always 100%.
When to Use the Master Ball
In the first Pokémon games, you required this ball to catch Mew or Mewtwo — otherwise, you’d have face a lower than 1% chance of catching one of these legendary Pokémon.
Pokémon games usually have legendary creatures that are impossible or nearly impossible to catch with the other Poké Balls available in the game, hence the creation of a rare tool that can help with that.
This context made the Master Ball an iconic item that provided a memorable moment. Getting a Master Ball in a Pokémon title meant it was time to catch that game’s legendary Pokémon.
However, in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, things are a bit different. There are seven legendary — or pseudo-legendary — Pokémon in this game. However, you don’t need the Master Ball to catch any of them.
The real and most important legendary Pokémon in this title are Koraidon and Moraidon. But players get that Pokémon, in a regular Poké Ball, by playing the main story.
So, if you don’t need the Master Ball to use Koraidon and Moraidon in battles, where to use it, then?
Truth is, there’s no correct answer to that. Just use it to catch the Pokémon you want the most.
Maybe it’s one of the other legendary Pokémon you face throughout the game, or perhaps it’s a Pokémon you like with a very rare Terra Type.