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Dusk Ball
Dark Ball
Dusk Ball
Dusk Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
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The Dusk Ball (Japanese: ダークボール Dark Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation IV. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon, being more likely to succeed if used at night or in a cave.


In the core series games


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Manual activation

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×.

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding a Dusk Ball.


Games Description
A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes it easier to catch wild Pokémon at night or in dark places like caves.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Oreburgh City, Iron IslandPt Solaceon, Snowpoint, Pastoria, and Pokémon League Poké Marts
Pokémon News Press
HGSS Blackthorn, Frontier Access, Vermilion, Lavender, and Fuchsia Poké Marts, Safari Zone Gate
Goldenrod Department Store lottery (second prize)Fr
PW Scary Cave (4000+ Steps), Quiet Cave (2000+ Steps)
BW Striaton City Driftveil, Opelucid, and Pokémon League Poké Marts, Shopping Mall Nine
B2W2 Mistralton Cave, Striaton City, Twist MountainSpringSummerAutumn Driftveil, Lentimas, Opelucid, Victory Road, and Icirrus Poké Marts, Shopping Mall Nine
XY Route 9, Poké Ball Factory, Frost Cavern, Terminus Cave, Victory Road Cyllage and Snowbelle Poké Marts, Poké Ball Boutique
Lost Hotel (shaking trash cans)
ORAS Fallarbor Poké Mart
Route 120 (20% chance after a rematch with Delinquent Sharlene or Street Thug Gomez)
PMC Mine Cart Adventure (all levels)
SMUSUM Route 14, Diglett's Tunnel, Memorial Hill, Vast Poni Canyon Route 8 Poké Mart
Festival Plaza (Ball Shop)MUM

Cameo appearances

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In Pokémon Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Punk Guys and Punk Girls keep their Pokémon in Dusk Balls.


Artwork by
Ken Sugimori


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Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
In-battle sprite in
Generation V


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In-battle model
X, Y, Omega Ruby,
Alpha Sapphire
, Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In the anime

A Dusk Ball in the anime

A Dusk Ball appeared in Which One ~ Is It?, a Japanese ending theme from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!, multiple Dusk Balls were seen at the Poké Ball Factory.

In Acting True to Form!, a Dusk Ball appeared as a part of James's Poké Ball collection.

In the Poké Problem extra scene of SM127, after finding his father's lost Zoroark, Gladion was shown to have caught it in a Dusk Ball.

In the TCG

Dusk Ball
Main article: Dusk Ball (Mysterious Treasures 110)

The Dusk Ball, debuting in Mysterious Treasures, searches the bottom seven cards of the Deck, and allows a Pokémon found there to be put into the player's hand.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黑暗球 Hākam Kàuh
Mandarin 黑暗球 Hēi'àn Qiú
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schemerbal*
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hämäräpallo
France Flag.png French Sombre Ball
Germany Flag.png German Finsterball
Italy Flag.png Italian Scuro Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 다크볼 Dark Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Mrokball*
Piłka Zmierzchu*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bola de Penumbra
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola Crepúsculo
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ocaso Bola
Spain Flag.png Spain Ocaso Ball

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