Friend Ball
Sprites Item Type Japanese Name Price
Pokeball フレンドボール
Friend Ball
Purchase Price:0
Sell Price: 0


Attainable In
RGBY GS C RS E FRLG DP Pt HG SS B W B2 W2
 
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X Y ΩR αS S M US UM LGP LGE SW SH BDSP PLA
       
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SV

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In-Depth Effect
The Friend Ball is a PokéBall obtained from Kurt. This ball doesn't have an increased capture rate, but does set the happiness of the Pokémon captured with it to 200 automatically until Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, or 150 beyond there.
This item cannot be given to Pokémon to hold in HeartGold & SoulSilver. If a Pokémon is captured in this PokéBall and traded to Diamond, Pearl or Platinum, it will revert in those games to an ordinary PokéBall.

CatchValue = ((( 3 * Max HP - 2 * HP ) * ((Catch Rate * 1) * 1 ) / (3 * Max HP) ) * Status Modifier


Flavour Text
Gold Silver Crystal A BALL that makes Pokémon friendly.
HeartGold SoulSilver A Poké Ball that makes caught Pokémon more friendly.
Black White A Poké Ball that makes caught Pokémon more friendly.
Black 2 White 2 A Poké Ball that makes caught Pokémon more friendly.
X Y A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
Sun Moon A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
Sword Shield A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl A strange Poké Ball that will make the wild Pokémon caught with it more friendly toward you immediately.
Scarlet Violet A somewhat different Poké Ball that makes a wild Pokémon more friendly toward you immediately after it's caught.


Locations
Gold Silver Crystal Johto: Azalea Town (Kurt)
HeartGold SoulSilver Johto: Azalea Town (Exchange Apricorns with Kurt)
Sun Moon Malie City
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Heahea City, Malie City
Sword Shield Turffield, Wyndon Stadium
Isle of Armor
Cram-o-Matic
Scarlet Violet Porto Marinada
PokéDex Completion Reward

Event Distributions For Friend Ball

Event Description Duration Games
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl - Pre-Order Distribution
Japan - 7/11
US: Amazon
UK: Amazon, GAME, SimplyGames, ShopTo - Serial Code
Global
Start: 19 November 2021
End: No End Date
Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl
Mythical Pokémon Get Challenge - 20 Points - Serial Code
Korea
Start: 20 November 2020
End: 30 April 2021
Sword, Shield
Mythical Pokémon Get Challenge - 20 Points - Serial Code
Japan
Start: 20 November 2020
End: 30 April 2021
Sword, Shield
Pokémon Sword & Shield - DLC Preparaton Gift #2 - Wi-Fi
International
Start: 29 May 2020
End: 4 June 2020
Sword, Shield
Pokémon Ball Guy Distribution - 0KUGAFUKA1B0RU - Serial Code
International
Start: 19 December 2019
End: 15 January 2020
Sword, Shield
Global Mission #3 Success Gift - Serial Code
Global
Start: 21 February 2017
End: 30 March 2017
Sun, Moon