Sport Ball

The Sport Ball (Japanese: コンペボール Compé Ball), called the Park Ball (Japanese: パークボール Park Ball) in Generation II, is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation II. It can be used to catch wild Pokémon during a Bug-Catching Contest at National Park.

Sport Ball
Compé Ball
Bag Sport Ball Sprite.png
Sport Ball
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Generation II Bag Poké Balls HGSS pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IV Bag Poké Balls HGSS pocket icon.png Poké Balls (HGSS)
Generation V Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items (Poké Balls)
Generation VI Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items HGSS pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Poké Balls HGSS pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Generation IX Bag Poké Balls HGSS pocket icon.png Poké Balls

This Poké Ball's name was changed due to the introduction of a different Poké Ball called a Park Ball in Generation IV.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A  150


Generation II-VII

When used in a wild encounter, it will attempt to catch the wild Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 1.5×. The player can only have these Poké Balls in their possession during a Bug-Catching Contest in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver.

Generation VIII onward

Starting in Pokémon Sword and Shield's The Isle of Armor Expansion, the Sport Ball can now be obtained outside of the Bug-Catching Contest and used in regular wild encounters.

The Sport Ball's catch rate modifier is now 1×.


Games Description
GSC The Bug-Catching Contest Ball.
A special Poké Ball for the Bug-Catching Contest.
A special Poké Ball that is used during the Bug-Catching Contest.
A special Poké Ball that was used during the Bug-Catching Contest in the Johto region.


When the player participates in the Bug-Catching Contest, they receive 20 Sport Balls exclusively for use within the contest. They are not placed in the player's Bag, and any unused Sport Balls are returned at the end of the competition.

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC National ParkTuThSa
HGSS National ParkTuThSa
SwShIoA Cram-o-matic



Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet


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


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

In the anime

A Park Ball in the anime

In The Bug Stops Here, Ash and Casey participated in a Bug-Catching Contest, receiving a Park Ball each, meant to be used during the competition. Casey used her Park Ball to catch a Weedle, while Ash caught himself a Beedrill. Eventually, Ash's catch won him the contest, earning him a Sun Stone and his new Beedrill as prizes, with the Beedrill being placed inside a regular Poké Ball.

In the manga

A Park Ball in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

A Park Ball was shown in volume 13 during an explanation of how each of the Poké Balls known at the time worked.


  • In its Pokémon Global Link artwork, the Sport Ball has an S marking on the upper half. In the games, it instead has a Poké Ball symbol in its place.
  • In Generation II, the Park Ball's name is written as one word on the in-battle menu during the Bug-Catching Contest, where it takes the place of the Pack command. However, when the ball is used, its name is formatted properly.
  • In Generation II, if the Park Ball is used from the Ball Pocket in a battle, it causes a minor graphical glitch.

In other languages

Sport Ball

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 競賽球 Gihngchoi Kàuh
Mandarin 競賽球 / 竞赛球 Jìngsài Qiú
  French Compét'Ball
  German Turnierball
  Italian Gara Ball
  Korean 콤페볼 Kompe Ball
  Spanish Competi Ball

Park Ball

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 公園球 Gūngyún Kàuh
Mandarin 公園球 Gōngyuán Qiú
  Finnish Puistopallo
  French Parc Ball
  German Parkball
  Italian Park Ball
  Korean 파크볼 Park Ball
  Brazilian Portuguese Bola Parque
  Spanish Parque Ball

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