Beast Ball

The Beast Ball (Japanese: ウルトラボール Ultra Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation VII. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon, being more likely to succeed against Ultra Beasts and less likely against other Pokémon.

Beast Ball
Ultra Ball
Bag Beast Ball Sprite.png
Beast Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VII
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IX Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls

In the core series games

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Beast Balls were developed by Faba of the Aether Foundation, building on the work of a predecessor. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, they were created through cooperation between the Aether Foundation and the Ultra Recon Squad.


Games Cost Sell price
USUM $1,000 N/A


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Manual activation

When used from the Bag in a wild encounter, it attempts to catch the wild Pokémon. If the wild Pokémon is an Ultra Beast, it has a 5× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 410/4096× (~0.1×) modifier.

Beast Balls 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, the opposing Trainer will bat the ball away, wasting the player's turn.

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding a Beast Ball.


Games Description
SMUSUMPE A special Poké Ball designed to catch Ultra Beasts. It has a low success rate for catching others.
SwShBDSPLA A somewhat different Poké Ball that has a low success rate for catching a Pokémon.
SV A somewhat different Poké Ball that is not very effective when catching Pokémon.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SM Routes 2, 8, and 13, Seafolk Village, Aether Paradise Routes 2, 8, and 13, Seafolk Village (during the UB Missions, if the player has no Beast Balls in their Bag)
USUM Altar of the SunneUS/Altar of the MooneUM, Poni Grove Aether Paradise
SwSh Stow-on-Side
Wyndon Stadium
SwShCT Max Lair (after catching and keeping Necrozma from a Dynamax Adventure) Max Lair (Dynite Ore trader)
Snowslide Slope Watt Trader (39,980 W)
SV Reward for registering 400 Pokémon in the Paldea Pokédex Academy Ace Tournament
SVID Reward for registering 220 Pokémon in the Blueberry Pokédex Item Printer (Poké Ball Lotto)


Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
SwSh Poké Times rare Poké Balls All December 20, 2019 to January 15, 2020
The Isle of Armor promotion packs All May 29 to June 4, 2020
Players Cup IV Beast Ball All July 30 to August 2, 2021

NPC usage

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Lusamine is seen releasing a Nihilego from a Beast Ball in a cutscene before merging with it.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Ultra Recon Squad members keep their Pokémon in Beast Balls.

Pokémon Sword and Shield

The Poipole the player obtains in the Max Lair is kept in a Beast Ball.



Artwork by
Ken Sugimori
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet
Concept art from
Sun and Moon


In-battle model from
Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Model from
Generation VIII

In the spin-off games

Pokémon GO

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The Beast Ball in Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, the Beast Ball is a special, event-exclusive Poké Ball used only during Ultra Beast encounters. They have a ×20 catch rate multiplier.[1]

Currently, the Beast Ball is only available in Pokémon GO during specific in-game events. When these events are active, Beast Balls are the only kind of Poké Ball that can be used to capture an Ultra Beast.

  • For Raid Battle bonus challenges, players will be given a set of Beast Balls in place of Premier Balls.
  • For Research and GO Battle League reward encounters, players will have an infinite supply of Beast Balls.
    • Due to a possible bug, Berries cannot be used during Ultra Beast encounter.

Like the Premier Ball, it is never put into the player's Bag and cannot be kept after the encounter.

In the anime

A Beast Ball in the anime

Beast Balls debuted in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, where the Aether Foundation provided many of them for Ash and his classmates to use during their Ultra Guardians missions. In the same episode, Ash used one of them to temporarily catch a Buzzwole.

In Love at First Twirl!, Ash used almost every Beast Ball provided to the group to try and catch a Poipole in order to take care of it until the location of its Ultra Wormhole could be discovered. He eventually succeeded with the last one in the box.

In Rise and Shine, Starship!, Ash and Kiawe tried to use Beast Balls to catch a Celesteela, but they both failed due to it being rooted down to the ground at the time.

In Twirling with a Bang!, Lana and Lillie used a pair of Beast Balls to temporarily catch a Xurkitree and a Blacephalon, respectively.

In The Long Vault Home!, Ash, Lana, Kiawe, and Mallow each tried to catch a Stakataka with multiple Beast Balls, but it effortlessly dodged them all. Eventually, Ash was able to successfully catch Stakataka after getting rid of the statue that had been placed on top of its body and convincing it that they were going to return it to its home.

In Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!, Ash used a Beast Ball to temporarily catch a Pheromosa so that it could be returned home.

In Living on the Cutting Edge!, Lana tried to use a Beast Ball to catch a Kartana, but it simply sliced the Ball to pieces.

In The Homecoming Crown!, Lillie's family used a Beast Ball to catch a Shiny Nihilego, nicknamed "Lillie", that had taken care of Mohn, with Gladion taking it under his care.

In the manga

A Beast Ball in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon arc

Beast Balls were created for Aether Foundation by Colress with help from the Ultra Recon Squad as a means of catching Ultra Beasts. They were first seen in Arrival at the Scientific Megalopolis, where Blake, disguised as Colress, delivered 100 of them to Lusamine in preparation for her plan to catch the ultimate Ultra Beast: Necrozma.

In Darkness!! The Mysterious Claws of Necrozma!, Lusamine used a Beast Ball to catch the Naganadel that Phyco had used to ride through Ultra Space. In Madness!! Mother Lusamine!, after riding the Naganadel to Ultra Megalopolis, she started throwing her Beast Balls at Necrozma. While her attention was focused on Necrozma, Sun used one of the Beast Balls that Lusamine had dropped to catch himself a Stakataka. Moon also tried to use a Beast Ball to separate Lusamine from the Nihilego she had fused with, but she missed her target.

In Transcend!! Ultra Necrozma!, Anabel was revealed to be in possession of the last known Beast Ball, which she was delivering to Mount Lanakila, where Sun and Zygarde were engaged in a battle with Necrozma. In Finale!! The Battle Against the Other Dimension!, Necrozma was defeated, but its last-ditch attack hit Looker and Anabel's balloon, destroying the Beast Ball. Sun then revealed that the Beast Ball that Moon had tried to use on Nihilego earlier had ended up at Mount Lanakila through an Ultra Wormhole. He offered it to Anabel, but she believed that humanity shouldn't be entrusted with Necrozma's power, and instead gave the Beast Ball to the Ultra Recon Squad, with Zossie using it to catch Necrozma.

In the TCG

Beast Ball
Main article: Beast Ball (Celestial Storm 125)

The Beast Ball, released in the Celestial Storm expansion, allows the player to look at their Prize cards. If an Ultra Beast is found, they may reveal it and add it to their hand, replacing the Prize card with Beast Ball.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 究極球 Gaugihk Kàuh
Mandarin 究極球 / 究极球 Jiūjí Qiú
  Finnish Petopallo
  French Ultra Ball
  German Ultraball
  Indonesian Bola Beast
  Italian UC Ball
  Korean 울트라볼 Ultra Ball
  Polish Bestiaball*
Portuguese   Brazil Bola Criatura
  Portugal Bola Fera
  Spanish Ente Ball
  Thai อัลตร้าบอล Ultra Ball


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