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Poké Ball

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Poké Ball
Poke Ball artwork.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Brawl artwork
Franchise Pokémon
First appearance Pocket Monsters Red and Green Versions (1996)
Latest appearance Pokémon Legends: Arceus (2022)
Effect Stores a Pokémon and releases them upon being thrown
Super Smash Bros. appearances

All games

Poké Balls are one of the signature items originating from the Pokémon franchise. Their purpose is to store and mobilize Pokémon within the ball when they are not in battle. In the Super Smash Bros. series, Poké Balls appear as items in all six installments, so their series debut is in the first Super Smash Bros. game.

If a fighter throws a Poké Ball, it releases a random Pokémon, which says its cry and then either attacks or moves around, depending on the Pokémon. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Pokémon Trainer uses a Poké Ball to change between his three different Pokémon: Charizard, Squirtle and Ivysaur.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Master Ball variant of Poké Ball appears as an item. They specifically release only rare and Legendary Pokémon, while the regular Poké Ball can release any Pokémon.

Trophy information

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Name Image Game Description
Poké Ball SSBM Trophy Poke Ball.png Pokémon Red & Blue
These balls are used to capture and contain wild Pokémon. Most Pokémon must be weakened in some way before they can be captured, but once they're inside a Poké Ball, they enjoy their new home, since Poké Balls contain an environment specially designed for Pokémon comfort. Master Balls are the strongest type.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Name Image Game Description
Poké Ball SSBB Trophy Poke Ball.png GB SSBB graphic.png Pokémon Red/Blue
NDS SSBB graphic.png Pokémon Diamond/Pearl
An item used for capturing Pokémon and calling them out to battle. Pokémon live in these items which, despite appearances, actually contain a wide, comfortable, Pokémon-friendly world inside them. In Super Smash Bros., Pokémon give temporary support to whoever calls them out. You never know which Pokémon you'll get, but some of them are devastatingly powerful.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Poké Ball SSB3DS Trophy Poke Ball.png SSBWU Trophy Poke Ball.png Poké Ball Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
41: Pokémon Gold & Pokémon Silver Flag of USA.png An item used to call out different Pokémon. Which Pokémon emerges is a mystery, but it will aid whoever threw the Poké Ball. Some of the Pokémon contained inside are extremely powerful and will really intensify the battle. It's definitely worth beating your opponents to these!
Flag of Europe.png A ball holding one of any number of Pokémon just waiting to burst out and help you in battle. Which kind will it be? Well, that's a surprise, but whichever one it is, it'll definitely up the intensity of the battle! If you see one, make sure you're the one to grab it!


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モンスターボール
Monsutā Bōru
Poké Ball (lit. "Monster Ball")
Chinese 精靈球 (Traditional)
精灵球 (Simplified)
Jīnglíng qiú
Poké Ball
German Pokéball Poké Ball
Russian Поке-Болл
Poké Ball