In the core series games
When used from the
Bag in a wild encounter, it attempts to catch the wild Pokémon. If used at night or in a cave, it has an increased catch rate modifier.
The Dusk 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, the opposing Trainer will deflect the ball, wasting the item.
Generation IV to VI
If used at
night or in a cave (excluding Mirage Caves), the Dusk Ball has a 3.5× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 1× modifier.
Generation VII onward
If used at
night or in a cave, the Dusk Ball has a 3× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 1× modifier. If used on an Ultra Beast, the catch rate modifier is instead always set to 0.1×.
Fling fails if the user is holding a Dusk Ball.
D P Pt HG SS B W B2 W2 X Y OR AS
S M US UM P E A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.
D P Pt
Oreburgh City, Iron Island
Pt Solaceon, Snowpoint, Pastoria, and Pokémon League Poké Marts Pokémon News Press
Blackthorn, Frontier Access, Vermilion, Lavender, and Fuchsia Poké Marts, Safari Zone Gate Goldenrod Department Store lottery (second prize)
Scary Cave (4000+ Steps), Quiet Cave (2000+ Steps)
Driftveil, Opelucid, and Pokémon League Poké Marts, Shopping Mall Nine
Mistralton Cave, Striaton City, Twist Mountain Spring Summer
Autumn Driftveil, Lentimas, Opelucid, Victory Road, and Icirrus Poké Marts, Shopping Mall Nine
Route 9, Poké Ball Factory, Frost Cavern, Terminus Cave, Victory Road
Cyllage and Snowbelle Poké Marts, Poké Ball Boutique Lost Hotel ( shaking trash cans)
Fallarbor Poké Mart Route 120 (20% chance after a rematch with Delinquent Sharlene or Street Thug Gomez)
Mine Cart Adventure (all levels)
S M US UM
Route 14, Diglett's Tunnel, Memorial Hill, Vast Poni Canyon
Route 8 Poké Mart Festival Plaza ( Ball Shop)
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Pokémon Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Punk Guys and Punk Girls keep their Pokémon in Dusk Balls.
Artwork In the anime In the TCG In other languages