In the core series games
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×.
||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.
In the anime
In the manga
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.
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