Poké Ball

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Poké Ball
First appearance Pokémon Red and Green (1996, Pokémon series)
Super Smash Bros. (1999, Mario series)
Latest appearance Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (2021, Pokémon series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario series)
File:Poke Ball SSB4 Wii U.jpg
The Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Poké Balls are important items originating from the Pokémon series; their purpose is to store and mobilize Pokémon within the ball when they are not in battle. They have appeared in all six installments of the Super Smash Bros. series as items, and serve as the Pokémon series emblem. When thrown, the Poké Ball releases a random Pokémon out of the ball, which says its cry and attacks or moves around. 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.

For a complete listing of Pokémon coming out of Poké Balls, see the Pokémon article.

Trophy information

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Type Image Game Description
Poké Ball File:Trophy120.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 Appearances Description
Poké Ball File:BrawlTrophy140.png GB Pokémon Red/Blue
DS 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 Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Poké Ball File:SSB4TrophyPokeBall.png GB Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
3DS Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
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! 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!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

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