In the core series games
Pokémon Crystal, a Great Ball costs 500 during the Goldenrod Department Store rooftop sale.
When used from the
Bag in a wild encounter, it will attempt to catch the wild Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 1.5×.
If used on an
Ultra Beast, the catch rate modifier is instead always set to 0.1×.
The Great Ball cannot be used in situations in which Poké Balls cannot be used, such as in wild battles with two or more opponents currently present or against a
trial Pokémon. If used in a Trainer battle (except if used as a Snag Ball on a Shadow Pokémon), the opposing Trainer will deflect it, wasting the ball. If used on the ghost Marowak, it will dodge it, wasting the ball.
Fling fails if the user is holding a Great Ball.
Stad A Ball for catching wild Pokémon. More effective than a Poké Ball.
G S C A Ball with a decent success rate.
R S E A good Ball with a higher catch rate than a Poké Ball.
FR LG A good, quality Ball that offers a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
XD A good Ball with a higher catch rate than a Poké Ball.
D P Pt HG SS
B W B2 W2 A good, high-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
X Y OR AS A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball can.
S M US UM P E A good, high-performance Poké Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
R B Y
R G B Y
Route 4, S.S. Anne
Lavender, Saffron, Fuchsia, Cinnabar, and Indigo Plateau Poké Marts, Celadon Department Store
G S C
Route 32, Union Cave , C Glitter Lighthouse
G S Ecruteak, Olivine, Mahogany, Blackthorn, Indigo Plateau, Pewter, Cerulean, Lavender, Saffron, and Fuchsia Poké Marts, Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store, Just a Souvenir Shop (after defeating Team Rocket) Route 44 (random gift from Fisher Wilton) C Purchased by the player's Mom
R S E
Routes 109, 110, 117, and 115, Petalburg Woods (×2), Rustboro City, Jagged Pass
Petalburg (after earning 4 Badges), Slateport, Mauville, Verdanturf, Fallarbor, Lavaridge, and Fortree Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store Pickup (levels 1-40) E Trainer Hill consolation prize
Routes 4 and 11, S.S. Anne, Pokémon Tower
Lavender, Saffron, Fuchsia, Cinnabar Island, Indigo Plateau, Four Island, Six Island, and Seven Island Poké Marts, Celadon Department Store Two Island vendor (before upgrading the Network Machine with the Ruby and Sapphire)
Cipher Lab Realgam Tower ( Battle CD 03 and 07 completion prizes)
Gateon, Agate, Pyrite, and Phenac Poké Marts, Outskirt Stand Pickup (levels 1-40)
D P Pt
Routes 207 , Pt 208, 209 , Pt 211 , D P 212 , D P 211 , and Pt 213 , Pt Oreburgh City, Eterna Forest , D P Wayward Cave, Lost Tower, Pokémon Mansion , D P Great Marsh, Celestic Town
All Poké Marts (after earning 3 Badges), Veilstone Department Store Pokémon News Press Pickup (levels 1-40)
Route 32, Ruins of Alph, Union Cave, Slowpoke Well
All Poké Marts (after earning 3 Badges), Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store, Just a Souvenir Shop (after defeating Team Rocket) Pickup (levels 1-40)
Town Outskirts (750+ steps)
Routes 2, 3, 4, and 5, Striaton City, Pinwheel Forest, Passerby Analytics HQ
All Poké Marts (after earning 1 Badge) Pickup (level 1-40) White Forest (Robbie)
Route 20, Virbank City, Passerby Analytics HQ, Striaton City
All Poké Marts (after earning 1 Badge) Pickup (levels 1-40) Hidden Grotto (5% chance) Join Avenue ( Antique Shop, souvenir) Virbank Complex (exchange for a Poké Ball, daily)
Routes 4 and 5, Santalune City
All Poké Marts (after earning 1 Badge), Santalune City, Route 5, Route 4 Pickup (level 1-40)
Routes 109, 110, 117, and 115, Rustboro City, Petalburg Woods, Jagged Pass, Meteor Falls
All Poké Marts (after earning 1 Badge), Lilycove Department Store Pickup (level 1-40)
Mine Cart Adventure
S M US UM
Route 4, Trainers' School, Hau'oli City, Hau'oli Cemetery, Verdant Cavern, Melemele Meadow, Ten Carat Hill
All Poké Marts (after clearing 4 trials), Thrifty Megamart Festival Plaza ( Ball Shop, General Store) Route 1 (sometimes received from Mom after healing at home) US UM Pickup (level 1-40)
Routes 4, 5, 11, 2, 10, and 16, Pewter City, Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Lavender Town, Team Rocket Hideout, Silph Co. Received from Campers and Picnickers after defeating them (except in Gyms)
All Poké Marts (after earning 1 Badge), Celadon Department Store Cerulean Cave
Pokémon Stadium 2
Pokémon Stadium 2, Great Balls appear in the mini-game Furret's Frolic. They are worth two points each.
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, the following Trainer classes keep their Pokémon in Great Balls:
Appearance In spin-off games
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Whenever the player defeats an uncaught Pokémon, they get a chance to catch that Pokémon, with a regular Poké Ball provided automatically. If the player fails to catch a Pokémon with that Poké Ball, they can use a Great Ball at a cost of 2500 Coins (Pokémon Shuffle) or 3500 Coins (Pokémon Shuffle Mobile); if any Great Ball fails, the player can purchase another one. The Great Ball is twice as effective as a regular Poké Ball.
A Great Ball in Pokémon GO
Great Balls can be used during wild Pokémon encounters to attempt to capture a wild Pokémon with a
catch rate modifier of 1.5×.
GO A high-performance Ball with a higher catch rate than a standard Poké Ball.
The player is awarded Great Balls when they
level up to any level from 12 to 19.
Great Balls can also be repeatably obtained by
In the anime In the manga In the TCG In other languages