Poké Ball (Hisui)

The Poké Ball (Japanese: モンスターボール Monster Ball) is a type of Poké Ball in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is the Hisuian equivalent of the standard Poké Ball.

Poké Ball
Monster Ball
Bag Poké Ball HOME Sprite.png
Poké 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 $100 $25


The Poké Ball can be used to catch Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 0.75×.


Games Description
A mysterious ball that can be thrown at wild Pokémon in order to catch them. These balls can be crafted by hand if you gather the necessary materials.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
LA Galaxy Hall (×20; from Professor Laventon after starting Mission 2: "The Galaxy Team's Entry Trial")
Jubilife Village (×10; reward for completing Request 2: "Adorable Starly")
Deertrack Path (×15; reward for completing Request 13: "Trees That Bear Berries")
Crafting: 1 Apricorn and 1 Tumblestone
Boxes and chests (Cobalt Coastlands, Coronet Highlands)
General store, base camp stores
Trading post (10 MP)
Ginkgo Guild cart (×30; randomly sold by Ginter)
Ancient Retreat (sold by Volo, during Missions 14, 15, and 16 only)
Temple of Sinnoh (sold by Volo, during Mission 17: "Atop Mount Coronet" only)
Stone Portal (sold by Volo, during Mission 18: "The Counterpart" only)
Any Balloon Race (random reward)

NPC usage

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Every NPC who uses Poké Balls keeps their Pokémon in standard Poké Balls.

Cameo appearances

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

During Ms. Raifort's history classes, a Hisuian Poké Ball appears on the classroom board as part of a timeline on the history and development of the Poké Ball.



Artwork from
Legends: Arceus


Summary sprite from
Legends: Arceus

In the anime

A Hisuian Poké Ball in the anime
The schematics of a Hisuian Poké Ball in the anime

Hisuian Poké Balls first appeared in The Arceus Chronicles (Part 1), as part of the Sinnoh Festival. Cynthia gave Ash, Goh, and Dawn an old Poké Ball each, replicated using old schematics, and challenged them to catch a Rowlet, a Cyndaquil, and an Oshawott with them.

In The Arceus Chronicles (Part 4), Rei was seen crafting some Hisuian Poké Balls.

In Orla and the Poké Ball Smith, several Hisuian Poké Balls appeared amongst the custom Poké Balls made by Karna.


  • The Hisuian Poké Ball is the only type of Poké Ball that always reduces the catch rate of a Pokémon regardless of species.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精靈球 Jīnglìhng Kàuh
Mandarin 精靈球 / 精灵球 Jīnglíng Qiú
  French Poké Ball
  German Pokéball
  Italian Poké Ball
  Korean 몬스터볼 Monster Ball
  Brazilian Portuguese Poké Bola
  Spanish Poké Ball

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