Dream Ball

The Dream Ball (Japanese: ドリームボール Dream Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation V. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon in the Entree Forest. Starting from Generation VIII, it is more likely to succeed when used on a sleeping Pokémon.

Dream Ball
Dream Ball
Bag Dream Ball Sprite.png
Dream Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation V
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Poké Balls)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
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

Pokémon transferred from the Pokémon Dream Radar are inside Dream Balls.


Games Cost Sell price


Generation V

In the Entree Forest, whenever the player interacts with a Pokémon, a special wild encounter begins in which the player can catch the Pokémon without battling it. During this encounter, a single Dream Ball appears in the player's Bag, in addition to their regular Poké Balls; if the player does not use the Dream Ball, it vanishes after the encounter. Any Poké Ball used in the Entree Forest will catch the wild Pokémon without fail.

Generation VIII onward

When used from the Bag in a wild encounter, it attempts to catch the wild Pokémon. If used on a sleeping Pokémon, it has a 4× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 1× modifier.


Games Description
BWB2W2 A special Poké Ball that appears out of nowhere in a bag at the Entree Forest. It can catch any Pokémon.
A special Poké Ball that appears in your Bag out of nowhere in the Entree Forest. It can catch any Pokémon.
SwShBDSP A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon while they're asleep.
SV A somewhat different Poké Ball that is more effective when catching Pokémon that are asleep.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
BWB2W2 Entree Forest
SwSh Wyndon Stadium
SwShCT Snowslide Slope Watt Trader (39,980 W)
Max Raid Battles (3★, 4★, 5★ Delibird raids)
SV Reward for registering 360 Pokémon in the Paldea Pokédex Porto Marinada auction
Academy Ace Tournament
SVID Reward for registering 200 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 22 to 28, 2020
Players Cup III items All April 10 to 12, 2021

Cameo appearances

A Dream Ball in a display case at the Poké Ball Boutique

Pokémon X and Y

Despite being unobtainable as an item in Generation VI, a Dream Ball appears in the Poké Ball Boutique in Lumiose City.



Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


Summary sprite from
Generation V
In-battle sprite in
Generation V


In-battle model from
X, Y, Omega Ruby,
Alpha Sapphire
, Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Model from
Generation VIII

In the TCG

Dream Ball in the TCG
Main article: Dream Ball (Evolving Skies 146)

Dream Ball was introduced as an Item card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Eevee Heroes subset before debuting in English in the Evolving Skies expansion, with artwork by Ryo Ueda. It allows the player to search their deck for a Pokémon and put it onto their Bench, but only if the Dream Ball was taken as a face-down Prize card. Notably, this includes Evolution Pokémon that normally can only enter play through Evolution.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 夢境球 Muhnggíng Kàuh
Mandarin 夢境球 / 梦境球 Mèngjìng Qiú
  French Rêve Ball
  German Traumball
  Indonesian Bola Dream
  Italian Dream Ball
  Korean 드림볼 Dream Ball
  Brazilian Portuguese Bola Onírica
  Spanish Ensueño Ball

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