Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Poké Ball Guide

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The Poké Ball is a universally known symbol of the Pokémon franchise. You throw at a creature to capture it.

Although it has been made famous and its function is well known, the standard Poké Ball was never the only capture item available in the game.

Items such as the great ball or master ball have always been around, but more and more options have become available as time has gone on.

This is our Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Poké Ball guide.

We’ll break down every Poké Ball in the game, how much they cost, where to get them and when to use them.

All Poké Balls in Scarlet & Violet

It is important for players to understand Pokémon types’ strengths and weaknesses, but Poké Balls also have their strengths and the best ways to use them.

With so many games coming out now and then, the number of different balls used to capture Pokémon has significantly increased.

Whether you choose Pokémon Scarlet or Violet, you will come across over 20 capture items, or Poké Balls, throughout the game’s many different regions and stories.

Luckily, we know what each of them does and where to find them.

Most Poké Balls can be purchased or found throughout the open world. However, there are some that you can only get from the Porto Marinada Auction.

Poké Ball

The Poké Ball is a device for catching wild Pokémon. It’s thrown like a ball at a Pokémon, comfortably encapsulating its target.

Although all Poké Balls work pretty much the same way, the one named Poké Ball is the standard one. The Poké Ball has nothing special about it.

The regular Poké Ball can be found in many different areas throughout the open world. They can also be purchased for 200 Pokedollars each.

Great Ball

A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokémon than a standard Poké Ball. The Great Ball is just a better version of the standard Poké Ball.

Great Balls can be purchased for 400 Pokedollars each.

Ultra Ball

An Ultra-high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokémon than a Great Ball. The Ultra Ball is an even better version of the Poké Ball than the Great Ball.

Ultra Balls can be purchased for 600 Pokedollars each.

Dive Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that is more effective when catching Pokemon in or on the water.

Dive Balls can be purchased for 1,000 Pokedollars each.

Dusk Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that is more effective when catching Pokemon at night or in dark places, such as caves.

Dusk Balls can be purchased for 1,000 Pokedollars each.

Heal Ball

A remedial Poké Ball that restores HP and eliminates status conditions for a Pokémon caught with it.

Heal Balls can be purchased for 300 Pokedollars each.

Luxury Ball

A particularly comfortable Poke Ball that makes a wild Pokemon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.

In other words, this is the Poké Ball you want in order to increase your chances of making a Pokémon obey you.

Luxury Balls can be purchased for 3,000 Pokedollars each.

Nest Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that becomes more effective the lower the level of the wild Pokemon.

Nest Balls can be purchased for 1,000 Pokedollars each.

Net Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that is more effective when catching Water- or Bug-type Pokemon.

Net Balls can be purchased for 1,000 Pokedollars each.

Repeat Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that is more effective when catching a Pokemon of a species that you’ve caught before.

Repeat Balls can be purchased for 1,000 Pokedollars each.

Quick Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that is more effective at catching Pokemon when used first thing in a battle.

Quick Balls can be purchased for 1,000 Pokedollars each.

Timer Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that becomes more effective at catching Pokemon the more turns that are taken in battle.

Timer Balls can be purchased for 1,000 Pokedollars each.

Dream Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that is more effective when catching Pokemon that are asleep

You can get Dream Balls in the Porto Marinada Auction.

Fast Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that is more effective when catching Pokemon that are usually very quick to run away.

You can get Fast Balls in the Porto Marinada Auction.

Friend Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that makes a wild Pokemon more friendly toward you immediately after it’s caught.

You can get Friend Balls in the Porto Marinada Auction.

Heavy Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that becomes more effective the heavier the Pokemon is.

You can get Heavy Balls in the Porto Marinada Auction.

Level Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that becomes more effective the lower the level of the Pokemon compared to your own Pokemon.

You can get Level Balls in the Porto Marinada Auction.

Love Ball

A somewhat different Poke Ball that is more effective when catching Pokemon of the opposite gender to your own Pokemon.

You can get Love Balls in the Porto Marinada Auction.

Lure Ball

A Poke Ball that is good for catching Pokemon that you reel in with a rod while out fishing.

You can get Lure Balls in the Porto Marinada Auction.

Premier Ball

A somewhat rare Poké Ball made to commemorate a special occasion of some sort.

You can get Premier Balls in the Porto Marinada Auction.

Master Ball

The very best Poke Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokemon without fail.

If you throw a Master Ball at a Pokémon, you will catch it immediately. There’s no chance a Master Ball will fail. This one was the ball you needed to catch Mew or Mewtwo in the Original Pokémon games.

Although it is possible to catch legendary pokémon without a Master Ball, the chances are incredbly low. For instance, the chance of catching Mewtwo in the first Pokémon was of 0.4% only.

In Pokémon Scarlet & Violent, the Master Ball is given to you by Clavell. You will get the Master Ball once you have finished a mission called The Way Home.

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  1. The masterball comment of needing it to catch Mewtwo in the original games is untrue. You could catch them just like any other pokemon with just a regular pokeball. The masterball is an un needed pokeball. It’s just there to be shiny.

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