Luxury Ball

The Luxury Ball (Japanese: ゴージャスボール Gorgeous Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation III. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon. Pokémon caught in a Luxury Ball gain friendship more quickly.

Luxury Ball
Gorgeous Ball
Bag Luxury Ball Sprite.png
Luxury Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation III
Generation III Bag Poké Balls HGSS pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IV Bag Poké Balls HGSS pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation V Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items (Poké Balls)
Generation VI Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Poké Balls HGSS pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IX Bag Poké Balls HGSS pocket icon.png Poké Balls

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
 1000  500
SwSh  3000  1500
SV  3000  750


Manual activation

When used from the Bag in a wild encounter, it attempts to catch the wild Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 1×.

If used on an Ultra Beast, the catch rate modifier is instead always set to 410/4096× (~0.1×).

The Luxury 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.

As a Pokémon's Poké Ball

Any increase to the friendship of a Pokémon in a Luxury Ball is boosted by 1.

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding a Luxury Ball.


Games Description
A cozy Ball that makes Pokémon more friendly.
FRLG A comfortable Ball that makes a captured wild Pokémon quickly grow friendly.
A comfortable Poké Ball that makes a caught wild Pokémon quickly grow friendly.
A particularly comfortable Poké Ball that makes a wild Pokémon quickly grow friendlier after being caught.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Abandoned Ship
Lilycove City Quiz LadyE
Any Contest Hall (prize for winning a Contest with a Pokémon that has won a Master Rank Contest before and already has a Ribbon of the won category and rank)
FRLG Resort Gorgeous (reward from Selphy)
Colo. Trade
XD S.S. Libra
DPPt Pokémon MansionPt Sunyshore and Pokémon League Poké Marts
Pokémon News Press
HGSS Goldenrod Department Store lottery (second prize)Su
PW Resort (6000+ steps)
BW Pokémon League and Undella Poké Marts
Black City shop (Fredrick)B
B2W2 Route 13, N's Castle Undella, Humilau, and Victory Road Poké Marts
Funfest Mission (Enjoy Shopping!)
XY Sycamore Pokémon Lab Poké Ball Boutique
ORAS Mauville City, Sea Mauville Verdanturf Poké Mart
Route 104 (20% chance after a rematch with Lady Cindy or Rich Boy Winston)
PMC Mine Cart Adventure (all levels)
SMUSUM Route 15, Malie Garden Route 2 Poké Mart
SwSh Route 8 Southern Wyndon Poké Mart
All Watt Traders (100 W)
SwShIoA Cram-o-matic (Black Apricorn)
BDSP Sunyshore and Pokémon League Poké Marts
Pokémon News Press
Amity Square (random item from walking Pokémon)
SV Levincia, Casseroya Lake, East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Three), South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Three)
Reward for catching 190 Pokémon in the Paldea Pokédex
All Poké Marts (after earning 4 Gym Badges), Porto Marinada auction

Cameo appearances

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Gentlemen and Madames (and Trainers who share their models) keep their Pokémon in Luxury Balls.

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the following Trainer classes keep their Pokémon in Luxury Balls:

Additionally, Sordward and Shielbert keep their Pokémon in Luxury Balls, and the Toxel the player can obtain as a gift on Route 5 is contained in a Luxury Ball.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Ortega keeps his Pokémon in Luxury Balls.



Artwork by
Ken Sugimori
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


In-battle and
Summary sprite from
Generation III
Summary sprite from
Summary sprite from
XD: Gale of Darkness
Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
Summary sprite from
Battle Revolution
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 anime

A Luxury Ball in the anime

In Jirachi: Wish Maker, Brendan's Aggron was shown to be contained in a Luxury Ball.

A Luxury Ball appeared in Which One ~ Is It?, a Japanese ending theme from Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl.

In A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!, multiple Luxury Balls were seen at the Poké Ball Factory. While being chased by Meowth around the facility, Pikachu smacked a Luxury Ball at Meowth, causing him to briefly get sucked into it and giving Pikachu a chance to gain some distance from him.

In First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, a Luxury Ball appeared in James's possession, being part of his Poké Ball collection. When Jessie's attempts to catch a Mimikyu with regular Poké Balls failed, she grabbed the Luxury Ball James had been polishing and used it instead, catching Mimikyu, much to James's dismay.

In A Young Royal Flame Ignites!, Viren was revealed to keep his Pangoro in a Luxury Ball.

In HZ005, the Luxury Ball was mentioned in one of Nidothing's videos.

In the manga

A Luxury Ball in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald arc

A Luxury Ball first appeared in A Sketchy Smattering of Smeargle while Emerald was thinking which of his Poké Balls he should use to catch Jirachi. In Skirting Around Surskit II, he used a Luxury Ball on Jirachi, but even though Jirachi was sucked into it, Guile Hideout used his Surskit's Psybeam to prevent the Poké Ball from closing and then destroy it.

More of Emerald's Luxury Balls were seen in Sneaky Like Shedinja II, The Final Battle III, and The Final Battle V.

Black 2 & White 2 arc

In Innocent Scientist, Blake used Luxury Balls while trying to catch the Genesect controlled by Colress, eventually succeeding.

In the TCG

Luxury Ball
Main article: Luxury Ball (Stormfront 86)

The Luxury Ball, first found in the Stormfront expansion, is among the rarest of the Poké Ball varieties in the games, though its catch rate is the same as that of a normal Poké Ball. Likewise it is so with the TCG, allowing a non-LV.X Pokémon to be searched from the deck, but only if another Luxury Ball card is not in the discard pile.


  • The Luxury Ball is the only Poké Ball with a permanent, persistent effect on the Pokémon caught with it.
    • Prior to Generation III, no Poké Ball had a persistent effect on the Pokémon it was caught in, nor was the type of ball displayed in a Pokémon's summary. The introduction of the Luxury Ball, and its associated effect, was only possible due to the index number of the Poké Ball a Pokémon was obtained in being permanently stored within a Pokémon's data structure, starting in Generation III onward.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 豪華球 Hòuhwàh Kàuh
Mandarin 豪華球 / 豪华球 Háohuá Qiú
  Danish Luxury Ball
  Dutch Weerdeball
  Finnish Luksuspallo
  French Luxe Ball
  German Luxusball
  Italian Chic Ball
  Korean 럭셔리볼 Luxury Ball
  Norwegian Luxury Ball
  Polish Luksball
Portuguese   Brazil Bola Luxo (SM004-present, manga)
Bola de Luxo (XY079-SM004)
  Portugal Bola Luxo
  Russian Шик-Болл Shig-Boll
Spanish   Latin America Lujo Bola (XY079)
Bola de Lujo (SM003)
  Spain Lujo Ball
  Swedish Luxury Ball
  Turkish Lüks Top
  Vietnamese Bóng Luxury

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