In the core series games
When used from the
Bag in a wild encounter, it attempts to catch the wild Pokémon. It has an increased catch rate modifier in certain encounters.
The Dive 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 the ball, wasting the item. If used on the ghost Marowak, it will dodge the ball, wasting it.
Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
underwater, the Dive Ball has a 3.5× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 1× modifier.
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Generation IV onward
If used while
surfing, fishing, or underwater, the Dive Ball has a 3.5× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 1× modifier.
R S E Colo.
XD A Ball that works better on Pokémon on the ocean floor.
FR LG A somewhat different Ball that works especially well on Pokémon deep in the sea.
D P Pt HG SS A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon that live in the sea.
B W B2 W2 A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well on Pokémon that live underwater.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM P E A somewhat different Poké Ball that works especially well when catching Pokémon that live underwater.
R S E
Mossdeep Poké Mart
D P Pt
Pt Pokémon News Press
Beautiful Beach (5000+ steps), Blue Lake (3500+ steps)
Cold Storage, Wellspring Cave
Undella Poké Mart Village Bridge, Black City / B White Forest (Jacques)
Routes 3 and 17, Seaside Cave
Undella and Humilau Poké Marts Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Fisherman Devon), Village Bridge
Route 16, Azure Bay
Poké Ball Boutique Ambrette Town (trade for a Poké Ball; daily)
Fallarbor and Mossdeep Poké Marts Route 125 (20% chance after a rematch with Sailor Ernest)
Mine Cart Adventure (all levels)
S M US UM
Routes 8 and 15, Brooklet Hill, Hano Beach, Kala'e Bay, Ula'ula Beach
US UM Route 8 Poké Mart Festival Plaza ( Ball Shop)
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Pokémon Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Swimmers and Surfers keep their Pokémon in Dive Balls.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Pokémon Sword and Shield, Gym Leader Nessa keeps her Pokémon in Dive Balls.
Artwork In the anime In the manga In other languages