Park Ball

If you were looking for the Poké Ball known as the Park Ball in Generation II, see Sport Ball.

Park Ball
Park Ball
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Park Ball
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Introduced in Generation IV
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The Park Ball (Japanese: パークボール Park Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation IV. It can be used to re-catch Pokémon migrated to Pal Park.

In the core series games


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When used in a Catching Show encounter in Pal Park, it catches the encountered Pokémon without fail.

The player does not gain ownership of the caught Pokémon until they complete the Catching Show and choose to place the caught Pokémon in their Storage System. The migrated Pokémon remain in the Poké Balls in which they were contained in Generation III; no Pokémon can have a Park Ball as its own Poké Ball.


Games Description
A special Poké Ball for the Pal Park.


When the player participates in Pal Park's Catching Show, they receive six Park Balls exclusively for use within the show. They are not placed in the player's Bag, and the player returns any unused Park Balls they have any remaining if they leave the Catching Show.

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Pal Park
HGSS Pal Park



In-battle sprite in
Generation IV


  • The Park Ball is not programmed as an inventory item in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. It was added as one in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver and has remained that way since.
  • The Park Ball is the only Poké Ball that cannot be a Pokémon's own Poké Ball, due to Pokémon caught in Pal Park retaining their original Poké Ball.
  • The Park Ball and Cherish Ball are the only Poké Balls introduced in the core series games up to Pokémon Sword and Shield that cannot be obtained in said games.
    • However, Pokémon can still be contained in a Cherish Ball via Mystery Gift distributions or when transferring a gift Pokémon to Pokémon Sword and Shield, making the Park Ball the only Poké Ball that cannot be seen in Sword and Shield in any capacity.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 公園球 Gūngyún Kàuh
Mandarin 公園球 / 公园球 Gōngyuán Qiú
  French Parc Ball
  German Parkball
  Italian Parco Ball
  Korean 파크볼 Park Ball
  Spanish Parque Ball
  Vietnamese Bóng Park

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