Master Ball

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Master Ball
Master Ball in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First appearance Pokémon Red Version / Pokémon Green Version (1996, Pokémon series)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! (2018, Pokémon series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario franchise)

The Master Ball is an item from the Pokémon series and is a more powerful version of the Poké Ball. In the games, it is generally given to catch rare and Legendary Pokémon due to its catch rate of 256, allowing it to catch any wild Pokémon it is thrown at. It is introduced as an item in the Super Smash Bros. series in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, where it appears as a variant of the normal Poké Ball item, usually only releasing Legendary or Mythical Pokémon (including Zoroark, who does not fit into those categories); occasionally, however, a Master Ball may also release Goldeen as a dud.

Master Balls reappear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

A Master Ball, taken from the trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Master Ball A trophy of a Master Ball, in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. GB Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
3DS Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
These valuable, powerful balls can capture any wild Pokémon. In Smash Bros., hard-to-find Pokémon often pop out of them. You can easily identify a Master Ball by the distinct purple appearance and large M on the top. A Pokémon within a Master Ball may turn the tide of battle. A rare type of Poké Ball that never fails to catch a Pokémon. Throw one in this game, and the Mythical or Legendary Pokémon inside will come to your aid. Master Balls are easy to identify due to their purple colour and the large M on them. Use one to quickly turn the tide of any battle!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マスターボール
Masutā Bōru
Master Ball
Chinese 大師球 (Traditional)
大师球 (Simplified)
Dàshī qiú
Master Ball
German Meisterball Master Ball
Russian Мастер-Болл
Master Ball