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Premier Ball
プレミアボール
Premier Ball
Premier Ball
Premier Ball
Artwork from Pokémon Global Link
Introduced in Generation III
Pocket
Generation III Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IV Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation V Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Poké Balls)
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (Catching PocketPE)

The Premier Ball (Japanese: プレミアボール Premier Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation III. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon.

Contents

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RSEFRLG
DPPtHGSS
BW
N/A PokémonDollar.png100
B2W2 PokémonDollar.png500 PokémonDollar.png100
XY PokémonDollar.png200 PokémonDollar.png100
ORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png100
SMUSUM N/A PokémonDollar.png10
PE N/A PokémonDollar.png50

Effect

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 0.1×.

The Premier 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 it, wasting the ball. If used on the ghost Marowak, it will dodge it, wasting the ball.

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding a Premier Ball.

Description

Games Description
RSE A rare Ball made in commemoration of some event.
FRLG A rare Ball that has been specially made to commemorate an event of some sort.
Colo.XD A rare Ball made in commemoration of some event.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
A somewhat rare Poké Ball that has been specially made to commemorate an event of some sort.

Acquisition

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Confirm whether the player receives a Premier Ball for purchasing 10 or more Poké Balls at Just a Souvenir Shop in HGSS (only possible before defeating Team Rocket).
Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Rustboro City Any Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
FRLG Trade
Colo. Outskirt Stand (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
XD Any Poké Mart (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
DPPt Any Poké Mart, Celestic Town shop, Veilstone Department Store (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
HGSS Any Poké Mart, Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
BW Any Poké Mart, Shopping Mall Nine (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
B2W2 Any Poké Mart, Shopping Mall Nine (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
Pokémon Funfest (Enjoy Shopping!)
XY Poké Ball Boutique
Any Poké Mart (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
ORAS Rustboro City Any Poké Mart, Lilycove Department Store (buy 10 or more of any type of Ball at once)
SMUSUM Heahea City Ferry TerminalUSUM Any Poké Mart, Thrifty Megamart (buy 10 or more Poké Balls at once)
Festival Plaza (Ball Shop)MUM
PE Any Poké Mart, Celadon Department Store (buy 10 or more of any type of Ball at once)

Cameo appearances

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

In Pokémon Sun, Moon Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, Collectors keep their Pokémon in Premier Balls.

Artwork

SugimoriPremierBall.png
Artwork by
Ken Sugimori

Sprites

Premier Ball III.png Premier Ball summary Colo.png Premier Ball summary XD.png
In-battle and
Summary sprite from
Generation III
Summary sprite from
Colosseum
Summary sprite from
XD: Gale of Darkness
Premier Ball summary IV.png Premier Ball battle IV.png Premier Ball battle V.png
Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
In-battle sprite in
Generation V

Models

Premier Ball battle 3DS.png Premier Ball PE.png
In-battle model
X, Y, Omega Ruby,
Alpha Sapphire
, Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and
Let's Go, Eevee!

In spin-off games

A Premier Ball in Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO

Main article: Raid Battle → Bonus challenge

Premier Balls are a special item that are not placed in the player's Bag. They are exclusively used during the bonus challenge of a Raid Battle and against Shadow Pokémon left behind by Team GO Rocket.

In a Raid Battle's bonus challenge, the amount of Premier Balls awarded is based on the player's performance in the raid, the player's team's performance, the alignment of the Gym, and whether one of the player's Friends participated in the Raid Battle. In a Shadow Pokémon encounter, the amount of Premier Balls awarded is based on the player's performance in the battle against the Team GO Rocket Grunt and the rank of related Medals. All unused Premier Balls are discarded at the end of the bonus challenge or Shadow Pokémon encounter.

Like a standard Poké Ball, it has a catch rate modifier of 1×.

In the anime

A Premier Ball in the anime

A Premier Ball appeared in Which One ~ Is It?, a Japanese ending theme from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In A Frenzied Factory Fiasco!, a Premier Ball was seen at the Poké Ball Factory.

In Rising from the Ruins!, Gladion was revealed to keep his Silvally (then a Type: Null) in a Premier Ball.

In the manga

A Premier Ball in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Premier 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 the TCG

Premier Ball
Main article: Premier Ball (Great Encounters 101)

The Premier Ball, debuting in the Great Encounters expansion, allows the player to search their deck or discard pile for a Pokémon LV.X and put it into their hand.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 紀念球 Géinihm Kàuh
Mandarin 紀念球 / 纪念球 Jìniàn Qiú
Finland Flag.png Finnish Mahtipallo
France Flag.png French Honor Ball
Germany Flag.png German Premierball
Italy Flag.png Italian Premier Ball
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프레미어볼 Premier Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Premierball
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bola Presenteada
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola Prémio
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Honor Bola
Spain Flag.png Spain Honor Ball
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bóng Premier



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