In the core series games
Pokémon Crystal, an Ultra Ball costs 1000 during the Goldenrod Department Store rooftop sale.
When used from the
Bag in a wild Pokémon encounter, it will attempt to catch the wild Pokémon with a catch rate modifier of 2×.
If used on an
Ultra Beast, the catch rate modifier is instead set to 0.1×.
The Ultra Ball cannot be used in situations in which Poké Balls cannot be used, such as in wild battles with two or more opponents currently present or against a
trial Pokémon. If used in a Trainer battle (except if used as a Snag Ball on a Shadow Pokémon), the opposing Trainer will deflect it, wasting the ball. If used on the ghost Marowak, it will dodge it, wasting the ball.
Fling fails if the user is holding an Ultra Ball.
Stad A Ball for catching wild Pokémon. More effective than a Great Ball.
G S C A Ball with a high rate of success.
R S E A tool for catching wild Pokémon.
FR LG Colo.
XD A better Ball with a higher catch rate than a Great Ball.
D P Pt HG SS
B W B2 W2 An ultra-performance Ball that provides a higher Pokémon catch rate than a Great Ball.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM P E An ultra-high performance Poké Ball that provides a higher success rate for catching Pokémon than a Great Ball.
R B Y
R G B Y
Route 23, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave
Fuchsia, Cinnabar, and Indigo Plateau Poké Marts
G S C
Routes 4, 42, and 44, Goldenrod Department Store, Burned Tower, Mt. Mortar , C Team Rocket's Hideout , C Goldenrod Radio Tower , C Goldenrod Tunnel , C Tin Tower, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver
Blackthorn, Indigo Plateau, Viridian, Cerulean, Vermilion, Saffron, and Fuchsia Poké Marts, Celadon Department Store Goldenrod Department Store ( Rooftop Sale) C Route 44 (random gift from Fisher Wilton) C Goldenrod Radio Tower (2 Blue Card points)
R S E
Routes 119, 123, and 126, New Mauville, Mt. Pyre
Fortree, Mossdeep, Sootopolis, Ever Grande, and Battle Frontier E Poké Marts, Lilycove Department Store Pickup (all levels) /(levels 1-90) R S
Route 23, Silph Co., Seafoam Islands, Mt. Ember, Victory Road, Four Island, Icefall Cave, Green Path, Cerulean Cave
Fuchsia, Cinnabar, Three Island, Indigo Plateau, Four Island, Six Island, Seven Island, and Trainer Tower Poké Marts, Two Island vendor (after saving Lostelle) Treasure Beach ( reappears occasionally)
Pyrite Cave, Agate Village, The Under Subway, Snagem Hideout
Outskirt Stand (after Duking's first email) Pickup (all levels)
Phenac City, Realgam Tower, Snagem Hideout, Cipher Key Lair, Citadark Isle Realgam Tower ( Battle CD 13, 26, and 30 completion prizes)
Gateon, Agate, Pyrite, and Phenac Poké Marts, Outskirt Stand Pickup (levels 1-90)
D P Pt
Routes 210, 212 , Pt 215, 217, 221, 222, 223 , Pt 224 , Pt 225, 228 , and D P 230 , Pt Mt. Coronet, Valor Lakefront, Great Marsh , D P Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Iron Island, Team Galactic HQ, Acuity Lakefront, Victory Road, Stark Mountain
All Poké Marts (after earning 5 Badges), Veilstone Department Store (regardless of Badge count) Jubilife TV Pokémon Lottery Corner (1 digit) Pt Pokémon News Press Pickup (levels 1-90)
Route 4, Goldenrod Department Store, Ecruteak City, Burned Tower, Cliff Cave, Union Cave, Team Rocket HQ, Goldenrod Radio Tower, Goldenrod Tunnel, Mt. Mortar, Bell Tower, Whirl Islands, Victory Road, Seafoam Islands, Cerulean Cave, Mt. Silver
All Poké Marts (after earning 5 Badges), Goldenrod Department Store, Celadon Department Store Goldenrod Radio Tower Pokémon Lottery Corner (1 digit) Pickup (levels 1-90)
Town Outskirts (0+ steps)
Routes 4, 7, 8, 14, and 15, Dreamyard, Nacrene City, Liberty Garden, Anville Town, Driftveil City, Mistralton Cave, Twist Mountain, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus, Opelucid City, Victory Road, Village Bridge
All Poké Marts (after earning 5 Badges), Shopping Mall Nine White Forest (Miho) W Big Stadium and Small Court (from Youngster Kevin and Lass Dana) Pickup (levels 1-90) N's Castle (repeatable if the player has no Poké Balls to catch Reshiram / B Zekrom )
Routes 1, 2, 6, 12, 13, 15, and 23, Aspertia City, Castelia Sewers Spring , Summer Driftveil City, Relic Passage, Relic Castle, Lostlorn Forest, Mistralton Cave, Chargestone Cave, Village Bridge, Giant Chasm, Victory Road, Dragonspiral Tower, Twist Mountain, Pinwheel Forest, Wellspring Cave, Dreamyard
All Poké Marts (after earning 5 Badges), Shopping Mall Nine, Join Avenue ( Antique Shop, Raffle Shop, souvenir) Hidden Grotto (2% chance) Big Stadium and Small Court (from various Trainers) Pickup (levels 1-90)(4-30% chance)
Routes 6 and 8, Camphrier Town, Laverre City, Victory Road
All Poké Marts (after earning 3 Badges) Lumiose City South Boulevard Pokémon Center (60 PM) Lumiose City ( Sycamore Pokémon Lab, for a Poké Radar chain of 1-10 of a specified Pokémon) Pickup (levels 1-90)
Routes 119, 123, and 126, New Mauville, Safari Zone, Mt. Pyre, Victory Road
All Poké Marts (after earning 3 Badges), Lilycove Department Store Mauville City PokéMileage Center (60 PM) Secret Base ("Pick something up" with Secret Pal) Routes 102, 104, 117 (20% chance after rematches with Youngster Calvin, Lass Haley, and Teammates Anna & Meg, respectively) Pickup (levels 1-90) Sky Pillar ( Delta Episode; repeatable if the player has no Poké Balls to catch Rayquaza)
Mine Cart Adventure (all levels)
S M US UM
Route 8, Hau'oli City, Ten Carat Hill, Royal Avenue
All Poké Marts (after clearing 4 trials) Festival Plaza ( Lottery shop: eighth prize, Confuse Ray Haunted houses, Ball Shop and M UM General Store ) M Pickup (levels 1-90)
Routes 12, 15, 16, and 20, Team Rocket Hideout, Pokémon Tower, Silph Co., Seafoam Islands, Pokémon Mansion, Victory Road, Cerulean Cave Received from Ace Trainers after defeating them (except in Gyms)
All Poké Marts (after earning 4 Badges) Cerulean Cave
Pokémon Stadium 2
Pokémon Stadium 2, Ultra Balls appear in the mini-game Furret's Frolic. They are worth three points each.
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, the following Trainer classes keep their Pokémon in Ultra Balls:
Lusamine, Faba, Guzma, Plumeria, Ryuki, Molayne, Sina, Dexio, Grimsley, Anabel, Wally, Colress, and Cynthia keep their Pokémon in Ultra Balls.
Appearance In spin-off games
An Ultra Ball in Pokémon GO
Ultra Balls can be used during wild Pokémon encounters to attempt to capture a wild Pokémon with a
catch rate modifier of 2×.
GO An ultra-performance Ball with a higher catch rate than a Great Ball.
The player is awarded Ultra Balls for
leveling up to any level starting from 20. They may also be obtained by completing certain Special Research tasks.
Ultra Balls can also be repeatably obtained by
Ultra Balls are also sometimes available in limited-time boxes sold in the
In the anime
In the main series
An Ultra Ball appeared in
Which One ~ Is It?, a Japanese ending theme from the .
Diamond & Pearl series
, multiple Ultra Balls were seen at the A Frenzied Factory Fiasco! Poké Ball Factory.
, A Glaring Rivalry! Gladion was revealed to keep his Lycanroc in an Ultra Ball.
A pair of Ultra Balls appeared in
Team Rocket's boss fantasy in .
Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie!
, an Ultra Ball appeared as a part of Acting True to Form! James's Poké Ball collection.
In Pokémon Origins
, File 3: Giovanni Giovanni was shown to keep his strongest Pokémon, Rhyhorn and Rhydon, within Ultra Balls.
, File 4: Charizard Red used Ultra Balls to catch the Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo.
In Pokémon Generations
, an Ultra Ball was used by The Scoop a Trainer to catch a Deoxys in outer space.
In the manga In the TCG Trivia
The Ultra Ball includes a stylized H in its design. This is due to its Japanese name, Hyper Ball. In other languages