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Poké Ball (item)

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In the anime
[[File:Poké Ball success.png|thumb|250px|A Poké Ball in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
===In the main series===
In the {{pkmn|anime}}, the basic Poké Ball is the most commonly used of all varieties, with other varieties rarely being used at all, especially prior to the {{series|Sun & Moon}}. The vast majority of Pokémon are shown to be stored in regular Poké Balls, to the point that large collections of Poké Balls are usually almost exclusively standard Poké Balls. Even [[Ash's Pikachu]], the most prominent Pokémon in the anime which spends all of its time [[walking Pokémon|outside with Ash]], has a plain Poké Ball that differs from others only by the small yellow lightning bolt symbol on it, as seen in ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]''. This could be due to the {{pkmn|games}} not keeping a track of the Poké Ball that a Pokémon was {{pkmn2|caught}} in prior to [[Generation III]], making the anime not showing Pokémon in non-standard Poké Balls concordant with the games.
[[File:Red Rattata PO.png|thumb|250px|A Poké Ball in [[Pokémon Origins]]]]
[[File:Magma Admin Courtney PG.png|thumb|left|250px|A Poké Ball in [[Pokémon Generations]]]]
===In Pokémon Origins===
Poké Balls were seen in every episode of [[Pokémon Origins]], starting with the [[starter Pokémon]]'s Poké Balls in ''[[PO01|File 1: Red]]''. When {{OBP|Red|Origins}} started out as a {{pkmn|Trainer}}, he typically caught and stored his Pokémon in Poké Balls. As he, his Pokémon, and the Pokémon around him grew stronger, he eventually started using [[Great Ball]]s and [[Ultra Ball]]s instead.
===In Pokémon Generations===
Regular Poké Balls were seen several times throughout [[Pokémon Generations]],. They first appearingappeared in ''[[PG01|The Adventure]]'', where {{ga|Red}} caught a {{ga|Red's Pikachu|Pikachu}} with one.