Strange Ball

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Strange Ball
Strange Ball
Strange Ball HOME
Strange Ball
Pokémon Legends: Arceus artwork
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls

The Strange Ball (Japanese: ストレンジボール Strange Ball) is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, though assets for this item exist in the game data of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. It is currently unobtainable.

In the core series games

Pokémon transferred from other games into Pokémon Legends: Arceus or from Pokémon Legends: Arceus into Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl via Pokémon HOME are contained in Strange Balls, though they regain their original Poké Balls when moved back into HOME. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, which do not feature Strange Balls, standard Poké Balls are used instead for Pokémon from Legends: Arceus.


Manual activation

The Strange Ball cannot be legitimately obtained as an item, so it cannot normally be used.


Games Description


The Strange Ball cannot be obtained in any game.


  • While normally unobtainable, the Strange Ball is used as a placeholder whenever an invalid Poké Ball ID is found in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
  • The Strange Ball resembles a modern Poké Ball design rather than the designs seen in Hisui.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 奇異球 Kèihyih Kàuh
Mandarin 奇異球 / 奇异球 Qíyì Qiú
  French Étrange Ball
  German Rätselball
  Italian Strange Ball
  Korean 스트레인지볼 Strange Ball
  Spanish Extraña Ball

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