Heavy Ball (Hisui)

The Heavy Ball (Japanese: ヘビーボール Heavy Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is the Hisuian equivalent of the standard Heavy Ball.

Heavy Ball
Heavy Ball
Bag Heavy Ball HOME Sprite.png
Heavy Ball
Pokémon Legends: Arceus sprite
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls (Satchel)

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
LA $120 $30


The Heavy Ball can be used to catch Pokémon. It cannot be thrown very far and quickly falls to the ground upon being thrown, but is more effective if the Pokémon it's used on hasn't noticed the player. If so, it attempts to catch the Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 1.25×. Otherwise, it has a 1× modifier.

During a battle, the modifier is always 1.25×, as the game defaults to that bonus being active, regardless of whether the Pokémon had previously noticed the player before initiating the battle.


Games Description
A ball that is too heavy to fly high or far, but it is highly effective if you manage to hit an unsuspecting Pokémon.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
LA Bogbound Camp (×15; reward for completing Request 36: "Watering with Care") Crafting: 1 Apricorn and 1 Black Tumblestone
General store, base camp stores (after completing Request 23: "Getting Ahold of New Wares")
Ginkgo Guild cart (×30; randomly sold by Ginter)


Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
LA Pokémon Legends: Arceus downloadable version Heavy Balls All January 28 to May 16, 2022



Summary sprite from
Legends: Arceus

In the TCG

Hisuian Heavy Ball in the TCG
Main article: Hisuian Heavy Ball (Astral Radiance 146)

Hisuian Heavy 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 Space Juggler expansion and the English Astral Radiance expansion, with artwork by Studio Bora Inc. It allows the player to look at their face-down Prize cards, reveal a Basic Pokémon they find, put it into their hand, and put this card in its place.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 沉重球 Chàhmchúhng Kàuh
Mandarin 沉重球 Chénzhòng Qiú
  French Masse Ball
  German Schwerball
  Italian Peso Ball
  Korean 헤비볼 Heavy Ball
  Brazilian Portuguese Bola Pesada
  Spanish Peso Ball

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