What are the best Poké Balls in Pokémon?

For over two decades, Pokémon became a part of our childhood experience and made a huge mark in our hearts. One of the most iconic item in the game is the Poké Ball. Each ball has its own unique function and is very useful depending on the situation. Let's see which among these made it to the top!

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    #1Master Ball

    Master Ball

    Master Ball was introduced in Generation I. It is the ultimate Poké Ball available in the series because it catches any wild Pokémon and never fails. However, its availability is very limited. In fact, the item cannot be purchased or sold.

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    Leo Huang
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "No doubt that this is the best Poké Balls in Pokémon history. Obviously because this is the only ball that doesn't miss! The thing is you'll only be able to get 1 free Master Ball in the game so it is that rare! I'm still saving it until I encounter a legendary Pokemon where I can use that."
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    #2Timer Ball

    Timer Ball

    A Timer Ball is very effective in longer battles. It catches wild Pokémon easier the more turns taken in the fight. It has a maximum catch rate of 4x depending on turns passed. This Poké ball was introduced in Generation III of the Pokémon series.

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    Nicole Hamilton
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "Well, as stronger Pokemon take more time to be captured, it is best to use the Timer Ball by intentionally stalling the battle until you have 10 turns already. With that, you'll be able to use the poke balls maximum potential."
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    #3Ultra Ball

    Ultra Ball

    Ultra Ball is one of the first pokeball in Pokemon. It serves as the better ball available in the PokéMart compared to Great Ball and Poké Ball in Generation I, but at a higher cost. It has 2x catch rate to any wild Pokémon without any conditions.

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    Mark Evans
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "I played Pokemon Go and this is by far the most effective Pokemon ball to catch high-level monsters. Since you need to catch as many as possible to earn more candies, using of balls should be spent wisely and accurate so more practice in the throw is the trick."
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    #4Dusk Ball

    Dusk Ball

    A Dusk Ball works better when used at night or in caves to catch any wild Pokémon. It has 3x catch rate if done so but will be just like a normal Poké Ball if used at day time or outside caves. It was introduced in Generation IV of the series.

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    Ni Zeng
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "Who would have thought that I can catch a Mewtwo just using this ball? I battle it at around 9pm in the game and I ran out of level balls. Very lucky that I have some of these in my bag. I used it and I'm surprised that it caught him!"
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    #5Quick Ball

    Quick Ball

    A Quick Ball is very effective only when used at the start of the wild Pokémon encounter. It has 5x catch rate if used on the first turn of battle. Otherwise, it will be only 1x catch rate the same as a regular Poké Ball.

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    Patrick Walker
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "I've caught many legendaries using this Pokemon ball. Some of them were Xerneas, Zygarde, Palkia. This is my first ball of choice and always try my luck at first throw. If it fails, then I have to use my other ball. Simple as that."
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    #6Net Ball

    Net Ball

    A Net Ball is used to catch wild Pokémon. It is most effective on Water- and Bug-type Pokémon because it has 3.5x catch rate on them. It will work just like a normal Poké Ball if used to other types aside from those 2 mentioned.

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    Sergio Pineda
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "When hunting for Kyogre, I tried to use bunch of pokeball to check which one of them will be able to catch it. I used nest ball first it failed. Then I tried the Net ball, gotcha! I haven't tried other balls afterwards so I just assume that Net ball is the best. 😂"
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    #7Beast Ball

    Beast Ball

    Beast Ball is a special Poké ball that is designed for catching Ultra Beasts Pokémon. It has 5x catch rate if used on them but will have a very low success rate if used to others. It was introduced in Generation VII of the Pokémon series.

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    Grace Gao
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "I played Sun and Moon version and these Ultra Beasts are very interesting. To catch these pokemon pokeballs you need to use is none other than the Beast Balls. They are made for these and totally useless if you use in normal pokemon even with the weak ones."
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    #8Dive Ball

    Dive Ball

    Dive Ball works best if used on Pokémon encountered while surfing, fishing, or when underwater. It has 3.5x catch rate when used with deep-water dwelling Pokémon and 1x catch rate otherwise. It was introduced in the series in Generation III.

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    Chen Yao
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "I'm having a hard time catching underwater legendaries like Kyogre using this ball. I don't know if it's just me but I prefer using normal poke balls or great balls than this one."

Summary

Best What are the best Poké Balls in Pokémon
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Master BallGame Elements 19 Paid
2Timer BallGame Elements 12 Paid
3Ultra BallGame Elements 6 Paid
4Dusk BallGame Elements 4 Paid
5Quick BallGame Elements 2 Paid
6Net BallGame Elements 2 Paid
7Beast BallGame Elements 2 Paid
8Dive BallGame Elements 1 Paid
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