Every Poke Ball - have you thrown 'em all?

In the beginning there were Poke Balls. And Great Balls, Ultra Balls and Master Balls, too. Oh, and also Safari Balls, but you could only use those in one small area. As the number of Pokemons has expanded, so the variety of tools required to catch them all has increased, to the point where there’s now a different type of ball for every six (and a bit) monsters from the original Red and Blue versions.

First generation


Poke Ball
Your basic essential.

Great Ball

Has a 50% higher chance of catching something.

Ultra Ball
Twice as effective as a Poke Ball.

Master Ball
A guaranteed catch. As rare as Psyduck’s teeth.

Safari Ball

Only for use in the Safari Zone.

Second generation

Level Ball
More effective the higher level your battling Pokemon is compared to the wild Pokemon.

Lure Ball

Best used against Pokemon encountered using a fishing rod.

Moon Ball

For Pokemon that evolve with the Moon Stone.

Friend Ball

Your captured ’Mon will like you better.

Love Ball

Use it on Pokemon of the opposite sex.

Heavy Ball

The heavier the Pokemon, the better it works.

Fast Ball

Works best on speedy Pokemon.

Sport Ball

For the bug catching competition.


  • g4m3rk1dd - April 30, 2010 3:19 a.m.

    ive only used the first 4 while i still have all the other balls :| i have em i just dont use em
  • Eevee10001 - April 29, 2010 10:17 p.m.

    I don't know why, but I think I caught Giritina with a Nest Ball...I mean, it looks like a nest ball, but how could I catch a GIRITINA with it?
  • tacoman38 - April 29, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    only the original 4 for me. Great balls ftw!
  • msg - April 29, 2010 2:08 p.m.

    Isn't the Heal Ball really bs, being a one time thing? Never used it before.
  • Hurricrane - April 29, 2010 12:14 p.m.

    *raises hand* I've used them all except the Cherish Ball But I won't be using any more if Black/White are more of the same, Pokemon really needs to change
  • pin316 - April 29, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    that's a load of balls...
  • Doctalen - April 29, 2010 12:49 a.m.

    I have used all expect the Moon ball, Sport ball, and the Park ball.
  • CurryIsGood - April 29, 2010 12:36 a.m.

    I havent used them all
  • FantasticMrStarFox - April 29, 2010 12:26 a.m.

    damn theres a lot of pokeballs.
  • CH3BURASHKA - April 28, 2010 11:59 p.m.

    I haven't played the Pokemans in a while, and I was not aware how deep the rabbit hole the Pokeballs went. DAMN.
  • Kenzo - April 28, 2010 11:55 p.m.

    used em all. including the cherish ball. free jirachi for plat
  • Cyberninja - April 28, 2010 11:37 p.m.

    used them all except for the cherish ball which doesnt count.
  • GameManiac - April 28, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    Yeah, I've pretty much used them all...except the Cherish Ball, unless AR codes are used. There are hand-drawn pics of all of the Poke Balls. Did the auhor bother searching?
  • InstantTitKill - April 28, 2010 10:52 p.m.

    The "Love Ball" is kinda creepy O.o

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