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.
Your basic essential.
Has a 50% higher chance of catching something.
Twice as effective as a Poke Ball.
A guaranteed catch. As rare as Psyduck’s teeth.
Only for use in the Safari Zone.
More effective the higher level your battling Pokemon is compared to the wild Pokemon.
Best used against Pokemon encountered using a fishing rod.
For Pokemon that evolve with the Moon Stone.
Your captured ’Mon will like you better.
Use it on Pokemon of the opposite sex.
The heavier the Pokemon, the better it works.
Works best on speedy Pokemon.
For the bug catching competition.