Poké Ball Factory

Poké Ball Factory ボール工場
Ball Factory
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Poké Ball Factory XY.png
Map description: An expansive factory where every Poké Ball used in the Kalos region is produced.
Location: North of Laverre City
Region: Kalos
Generations: VI
Kalos Poké Ball Factory Map.png
Location of Poké Ball Factory in Kalos.
Pokémon world locations

The Poké Ball Factory (Japanese: ボール工場 Ball Factory) is a facility located north of Laverre City in Kalos, responsible for manufacturing all kinds of Poké Balls.

The factory is mostly automated and only a few people reside there to observe the process. They also give tours to show people how Poké Balls are created. The Poké Balls manufactured here are delivered to all Poké Marts in Kalos.


The Poké Ball Factory area is proceeded by a paved walkway, decorated with Poké Ball statues. The factory area consists of the factory itself and the yards, where two small hedge mazes reside. Inside the factory, two conveyor belts run through the building, allowing the player to move around. The direction of the conveyor belts can be temporarily reversed from a computer at the southwest corner of the facility. Three staircases (one of which is initially blocked) allow the player to enter the second floor, where two small rooms are located. One of them is reserved for the workers of the factory, while the other one is the Poké Ball Factory President's office.

After defeating Valerie at the Laverre Gym, Shauna and Trevor will invite the player to visit the Poké Ball Factory with them. It then turns out that the factory has been taken over by Team Flare, and a Team Flare Grunt is standing at the door, initially preventing the player from entering the factory. If the player talks to Shauna at the walkway, she will go talk to the Team Flare Grunt again, only to get chased away. With the door cleared, the player can enter the factory, where another Team Flare Grunt is standing as a guard. Calem or Serena will stay to battle the Team Flare Grunt while the player makes their way through the factory. When the player reaches the President's office, where a Team Flare Admin is trying to convince him to join them, Calem or Serena will join the player in a Multi Battle against the Team Flare Scientists Celosia and Bryony. Once they are defeated, Team Flare leaves the factory and the President awards the player with a Master Ball and a Big Nugget.



Item Location Games
  Dusk Ball At the far northwest corner of the factory area, on the back wall (hidden)  X  Y 
  Burn Heal In the west hedge maze, through the middle entrance, at the end of the north branch (hidden)  X  Y 
  Poké Ball In the west hedge maze, through the entrance closest to the factory gates, at the end of the path (hidden)  X  Y 
  Max Ether In the west hedge maze, through the northmost entrance  X  Y 
  Hyper Potion In the east hedge maze, at the end of the dead end nestled in the northeastern corner (hidden)  X  Y 
  Max Revive In the east hedge maze  X  Y 


Item Location Games
  Quick Ball In the far northwest corner of the factory  X  Y 
  Metal Coat On the east side of the middle stairway, at the end of the path between it and the conveyor belt  X  Y 
  Timer Ball In the northeast of the factory, by the conveyor belt  X  Y 
  Master Ball Gift from the President after defeating Team Flare  X  Y 
  Big Nugget Gift from the President after defeating Team Flare  X  Y 


Trainer Pokémon
Team Flare Grunt
Reward:  1,480
  Toxicroak Lv.37
No item
Team Flare Grunt
Reward:  1,440
  Mightyena Lv.36
No item
  Golbat Lv.36
No item
Team Flare Grunt
Reward:  1,440
  Scraggy Lv.36
No item
  Mightyena Lv.36
No item
Team Flare Grunt
Reward:  1,480
  Swalot Lv.37
No item
Team Flare Admin
Reward:  3,040
  Scraggy Lv.37
No item
  Houndoom Lv.38
No item

Calem/Serena will team up with the player to defeat Celosia and Bryony in a Multi Battle.

  If the player chose Chespin:

  If the player chose Fennekin:

  If the player chose Froakie:


Game Entrance Interior

In the anime

The Poké Ball Factory in the anime
The Poké Ball Factory's interior in the anime

The Poké Ball Factory appeared in A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!. Ash and his friends came to visit the factory, but were tricked by a disguised Team Rocket, who were pretending to be factory workers. They tricked Ash and his friends into handing them all their Pokémon, including Pikachu in a container and Pikachu's Poké Ball. After trapping the group into an empty room and believing to have successfully caught Pikachu, Team Rocket started stealing the Poké Balls of the factory, only to notice that Pikachu had managed to avoid being returned to his Poké Ball and was still on the loose. Meowth gave chase to Pikachu while Jessie and James loaded the stolen Poké Balls into their truck.

Thanks to one of Clemont's inventions, the group managed to break out of the room, forcing Team Rocket to flee. However, before they could get away, Ash stopped their truck with Pikachu's Thunderbolt. Meowth then challenged Pikachu to a battle, during which he made one last-ditch effort to catch Pikachu, but failed, and Ash managed to recover Pikachu's Poké Ball. After Team Rocket had been sent blasting off by a falling Poké Ball statue, all the stolen Pokémon and Poké Balls were recovered, and the trapped factory workers were freed. As a reward, the group was offered a tour around the factory.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Poké Ball Factory in Pokémon Adventures

X & Y arc

The Poké Ball Factory was first mentioned in Corphish Pinches when Tierno accidentally encountered a Team Flare Admin at Route 5. From the files she dropped, he found out that Team Flare was planning to infiltrate the facility, their intention being to stop the production of Poké Balls in Kalos and prevent those they deemed unworthy from being capable of catching Pokémon.

The factory was mentioned again in Quilladin Stands, where Valerie revealed how she and the other Kalos Gym Leaders, aside from Viola and Korrina, had first learned about Team Flare when she had noticed its members entering the facility.

In Scizor Defends, Team Flare was revealed to have successfully stolen Poké Balls from the factory, with their scientists working on modifying them. These very Poké Balls were presumably later used to transport Pokémon from the Pokémon Village to Route 10 in Team Flare's second attempt to use the ultimate weapon.


  • Poké Ball Factory has the same background music as Kalos Power Plant.
  • Poké Ball Factory shares several similarities with the Silph Co. office building in Saffron City: both places are involved in creating Poké Balls, are located in the same city or town as the sixth Gym of the region, get taken over by a villainous team at some point, and both companies' presidents reward the player with a Master Ball after driving the villainous team out of the building.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 精靈球工廠 Jīnglìhng Kàuh Gūngchóng
Mandarin 精靈球工廠 / 精灵球工厂 Jīnglíng Qiú Gōngchǎng *
神奇寶貝球工廠 Shénqí Bǎobèi Qiú Gōngchǎng *
  Danish Poké Balls-fabrikken
  Finnish Poképallotehdas
  French Usine de Poké Balls
  German Pokéball-Fabrik
  Italian Fabbrica Poké Ball
  Korean 볼공장 Ball Gongjang
  Norwegian Pokéball-fabrikken
  Polish Fabryka Pokéballi
  Brazilian Portuguese Fábrica de Poké Bolas
  Spanish Fábrica de Poké Balls
  Swedish Poké-Ball fabriken

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