Quick Ball

The Quick Ball (Japanese: クイックボール Quick Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation IV. It can be used to catch a wild Pokémon, being more likely to succeed if used at the start of the encounter.

Quick Ball
クイックボール
Quick Ball
Bag Quick Ball Sprite.png
Quick Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
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
Generation VIII Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IX Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
 1,000  500
SV  1,000  250

Effect

Manual activation

When used from the Bag in a wild encounter, it attempts to catch the wild Pokémon. If used on the first turn of the encounter, it has an increased catch rate modifier.

Generation IV

If used on the first turn of the encounter, the Quick Ball has a 4× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 1× modifier.

Generation V onward

If used on the first turn of the encounter, the Quick Ball has a 5× catch rate modifier; otherwise, it has a 1× modifier. If used on an Ultra Beast, the catch rate modifier is instead always set to 410/4096× (~0.1×).

Held item

Fling fails if the user is holding a Quick Ball.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A somewhat different Poké Ball that provides a better catch rate if it is used at the start of a wild encounter.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
A somewhat different Poké Ball that has a more successful catch rate if used at the start of a wild encounter.
SV A somewhat different Poké Ball that is more effective at catching Pokémon when used first thing in a battle.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Route 222Pt Pastoria, Canalave, Snowpoint, and Pokémon League Poké Marts
Celestic Town shop
Pokémon News Press
HGSS Pewter, Cerulean, Vermilion, Saffron, Lavender, and Fuchsia Poké Marts, Safari Zone Gate
Goldenrod Department Store lottery (second prize)Th
PW Stormy Beach (1500+ steps)
BW Castelia City
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "The most common hobby?" survey)
Opelucid and Pokémon League Poké Marts, Shopping Mall Nine
Black CityB/White ForestW (Ryder)
B2W2 Castelia City
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "The most common hobby?" survey)
Opelucid, Victory Road, Icirrus, and Accumula Poké Marts, Shopping Mall Nine
Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Pilot Leonard)
DW* Windswept Sky
XY Lumiose City (South Boulevard), Poké Ball Factory, Victory Road Coumarine and Snowbelle Poké Marts, Poké Ball Boutique
ORAS Fallarbor Poké Mart
Route 114 (20% chance after a rematch with Poké Maniac Steve)
PMC* Mine Cart Adventure (all levels)
SMUSUM Route 11, Paniola Town, Wela Volcano Park Route 8 Poké Mart
Festival Plaza (Ball Shop)MUM
SwSh Route 7 Southern Wyndon Poké Mart
All Wild Area Watt Traders (50 W)
Poké Job reward (Tiers VII-IX)
SwShIA Hidden recurring item (Courageous Cavern, Warm-Up Tunnel, Potbottom Desert)
Cram-o-matic (Yellow Apricorn)
SwShCT Snowslide Slope Watt Trader (50 W)
Hidden recurring item (Slippery Slope, Giant's Bed, Tunnel to the Top, Giant's Foot, Ballimere Lake)
BDSP Eterna City (from the Underground Man after creating a Secret Base) Pastoria, Canalave, Snowpoint, and Pokémon League Poké Marts
Celestic Town shop
Pokémon News Press
SV Levincia, Area Zero, Casseroya Lake, Socarrat Trail, East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Three), North Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area One)
Reward for registering 120 Pokémon in the Paldea Pokédex (×10)
Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV (×20 ;from Jacq after registering 200 Pokémon species in the Paldea Pokédex)
All Poké Marts (after earning 6 Gym Badges), Porto Marinada auction
SVTM Timeless Woods, Wistful Fields Peachy's (after earning 6 Gym Badges)
SVID Canyon Biome, Coastal Biome, Savanna Biome Vending machines (Terarium)
Item Printer (Poké Ball Lotto)

Distribution

Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
XY United Kingdom Quick Balls United Kingdom October 12, 2013 to January 15, 2014
Japan Quick Balls Japan October 12, 2013 to April 12, 2014
South Korea Quick Balls South Korea December 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014
ORAS Japan Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Pre-order Quick Balls Japanese November 21, 2014 to January 29, 2015
North America Walmart Quick Balls American December 8, 2014 to September 30, 2015
South Korea 50 Quick Balls Korean April 21, 2016 to March 31, 2017
SM Pokémon Sun and Moon pre-order Quick Balls Japanese, Taiwanese, PAL November 18, 2016 to November 30, 2017
November 23, 2016 to February 27, 2017
USUM Nintendo eShop Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon purchase Quick Balls American, PAL, Japanese November 17, 2017 to November 30, 2018
SwSh Pokémon Sword and Shield downloadable version Quick Balls All November 14, 2019 to November 30, 2020
BDSP Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl downloadable version Quick Balls All November 19, 2021 to February 28, 2022
SV 12 Quick Balls Hong Kong November 18, 2022 to March 7, 2023
Miscellaneous items: Rare Candies, Max Revives and variety ball set Japanese April 13 to October 2, 2023
December 2023 Nintendo newsletter Quick Balls All December 26, 2023 to February 28, 2025

NPC usage

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Mela and Crispin keep their Pokémon in Quick Balls.

Gallery

Artwork

   
Artwork by
Ken Sugimori
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

Sprites

       
Summary sprite from
Generations IV and V
In-battle sprite in
Generation IV
Summary sprite from
Battle Revolution
In-battle sprite in
Generation V

Models

   
In-battle model
X, Y, Omega Ruby,
Alpha Sapphire
, Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Model from
Generation VIII

In the anime

 
A Quick Ball in the anime

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

In Acting True to Form!, a Quick Ball appeared as a part of James's Poké Ball collection. It reappeared in Splash, Dash, and Smash for the Crown!.

In Mad About Blue!, Bluto was shown to keep his Croagunk in a Quick Ball.

In the manga

 
A Quick Ball in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black 2 & White 2 arc

In Abyssal Ruins, Blake gave Whitley a Quick Ball and had her use it to catch a Karrablast, which was shortly afterwards traded for Blake's newly caught Shelmet, causing both of them to evolve.

X & Y arc

In Scizor Defends, a Quick Ball was seen amongst the Poké Balls that Y had used while trying to catch an Absol.

In the TCG

 
Secret Sword & Shield print of Quick Ball
Main article: Quick Ball (Mysterious Treasures 114)

The Quick Ball was introduced as an Item card in the Mysterious Treasures expansion (the Japanese Secret of the Lakes expansion). It allows the player to uncover cards from their deck until they find a Pokémon. Its effect is similar to the Fast Ball.

The Sword & Shield expansion (the Japanese Shield expansion) issued an erratum that changed the effect of Quick Ball. Quick Ball is now a more specialized version of Ultra Ball, requiring the player to discard a card from their hand to search for a Basic Pokémon from their deck and put it into their hand. Due to the erratum, all older printings of Quick Ball are treated as having the text of the Sword and Shield version.

Trivia

  • As of Generation V, Pokémon with a catch rate of 153 or higher are guaranteed to be caught in a Quick Ball if it is used on the first turn of battle, provided it is not an Ultra Beast or other special type of encounter (such as the "difficulty" penalty being applied from a higher-leveled Pokémon before obtaining the eighth Badge in Generation VIII).
    • In Generation IV, Pokémon with a catch rate of 192 or higher are guaranteed to be caught, though any with catch rates ranging from 151 to 191 have a 99.994% chance to succeed.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 先機球 Sīngēi Kàuh *
超速球 Chīuchūk Kàuh *
Mandarin 先機球 / 先机球 Xiānjī Qiú *
超速球 Chāosù Qiú *
  French Rapide Ball
  German Flottball
  Indonesian Bola Quick
  Italian Velox Ball
  Korean 퀵볼 Quick Ball
  Polish Szybka Piłka*
Portuguese   Brazil Bola Rápida*
Poké Bola Rápida*
  Portugal Bola Rápida
  Russian Быстрый шар Bystryy shar
  Spanish Veloz Ball
  Turkish Hızlı Top



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