The Poké Ball (モンスターボール Monsutābōru?, Monster Ball) is an item that if thrown, releases one of a number of Pokémon. Each Pokémon does a different thing, including attacking one's opponent, changing the properties of the stage, and inducing status effects. The Poké Balls in Super Smash Bros. release Pokémon from Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow, while the Poké Balls in Super Smash Bros. Melee release Pokémon from Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal in addition to Pokémon from Red/Blue/Yellow. The Poké Balls in Super Smash Bros. Brawl release Pokémon from the first four generations, which include, along with past generation Pokémon, Pokémon from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, FireRed/LeafGreen, and Diamond/Pearl. In Brawl, the Poké Ball makes a unique sound effect when it appears, thus alerting one to its presence even if it appears off screen.

In Brawl, the number of Poké Balls that can be on-screen at once has been reduced to three, instead of the unlimited number of Poké Balls that could appear in Melee. In Training Mode in Melee, a numerous amount of Poké Balls may be taken out, however, some that are thrown may result into letting out no Pokémon at all.

The Poké Ball is also featured as a trophy in every game except for the original Super Smash Bros. on N64.

List of Pokémon in Poké Ball and Master Ball

Starter Unlockable
# Pokémon Move SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png
460 Abomasnow Blizzard+Ice Punch NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
063 Abra Teleport NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
493 Arceus Gravity NoN NoN NoN YesY
144 Articuno Icy Wind NoN YesY NoN YesY
015 Beedrill Take Down YesY NoN NoN NoN
182 Bellossom Sleep PowderSSBM Icon.png

Sweet ScentSSBB Icon.pngSSB4 Icon.png

NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
760 Bewear Sky Uppercut NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
009 Blastoise Hydro Pump YesY YesY NoN NoN
438 Bonsly Tackle NoN NoN YesY NoN
251 Celebi Fly NoN YesY YesY NoN
113 Chansey Softboiled YesY YesY NoN NoN
006 Charizard Flamethrower YesY YesY NoN[1] NoN[1] NoN[1]
650 Chespin Seed Bomb NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
152 Chikorita Razor Leaf NoN YesY YesY NoN
035 Clefairy Metronome YesY YesY NoN NoN
155 Cyndaquil Flamethrower NoN YesY NoN NoN
491 Darkrai Dark Void NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
702 Dedenne Discharge NoN NoN NoN YesY
386 Deoxys Hyper Beam NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
132 Ditto Transform NoN NoN[2] NoN NoN YesY
133 Eevee Take Down NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
101 Electrode Explosion NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
244 Entei Fire Spin NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
103 Exeggutor (Alolan) None NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
653 Fennekin Incinerate NoN NoN NoN YesY
661 Fletchling Peck NoN NoN NoN YesY
282 Gardevoir Reflect NoN NoN YesY YesY
649 Genesect Techno Blast NoN NoN NoN YesY
487 Giratina Dragon Breath NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
673 Gogoat Take Down NoN NoN NoN YesY
118 Goldeen Splash YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
383 Groudon Overheat NoN NoN YesY NoN
316 Gulpin Swallow NoN NoN YesY NoN
106 Hitmonlee Jump Kick YesY NoN NoN NoN
250 Ho-oh Sacred Fire NoN YesY YesY NoN
686 Inkay Topsy-Turvy NoN NoN NoN YesY
385 Jirachi Fly NoN NoN YesY NoN
647 Keldeo Secret Sword NoN NoN NoN YesY
109 Koffing Smog YesY NoN NoN NoN
382 Kyogre Hydro Pump NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
646 Kyurem Icy Wind NoN NoN NoN YesY
380-381 Latias and Latios Steel Wing NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
249 Lugia Aeroblast NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
792 Lunala Moongeist Beam NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
490 Manaphy Heart Swap NoN NoN YesY NoN
183 Marill Tackle NoN YesY NoN NoN
802 Marshadow Spectrial Thief NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
648 Meloetta Echoed Voice NoN NoN NoN YesY
052 Meowth Pay Day YesY NoN YesY YesY YesY
376 Metagross Earthquake NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY
778 Mimikyu Let’s Snuggle Forever NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
146 Moltres Fly NoN YesY YesY YesY
151 Mew Fly YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
446 Munchlax Pickup NoN NoN YesY NoN
095 Onix Rock Slide YesY NoN NoN NoN
501 Oshawott Surf NoN NoN NoN YesY
484 Palkia Spacial Rend NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
393 Piplup Surf NoN NoN YesY NoN
233 Porygon2 Tackle NoN YesY NoN NoN
771 Pyukumuku Counter NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
026 Raichu (Alolan) Wild Charge NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
243 Raikou Spark NoN YesY NoN NoN
495 Snivy Razor Leaf NoN NoN NoN YesY
143 Snorlax Body Slam YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
212 Scizor Metal Claw NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY
791 Solgaleo Sunsteel Strike NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
665 Spewpa Stun Spore NoN NoN NoN YesY
121 Starmie Swift YesY NoN NoN NoN
122 Staryu Swift NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
245 Suicune BlizzardSSBM Icon.png

Aurora BeamSSBB Icon.pngSSB4 Icon.png

NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY
684 Swirlix Cotton Spore NoN NoN NoN YesY
777 Togedemaru Indeterminate? NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
175 Togepi Metronome NoN YesY YesY YesY
255 Torchic Fire Spin NoN NoN YesY NoN
201 Unown Take Down NoN YesY NoN NoN
003 Venusaur Earthquake NoN YesY NoN NoN
494 Victini Victory Star NoN NoN NoN YesY
037 Vulpix Ember (Kanto)
Powder Snow (Alolan)
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY
461 Weavile False Swipe NoN NoN YesY NoN
110 Weezing Smog NoN YesY NoN NoN
202 Wobbuffet Counter NoN YesY YesY NoN
716 Xerneas Geomancy NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
145 Zapdos ThunderShock NoN YesY NoN NoN
571 Zoroark Fury Swipes NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY
Total 13 29 31 42 Indeterminate?

Pokémon in Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros had 13 Pokémon:


Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Melee had 29 Pokémon (8 of them returning from Super Smash Bros.):


Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl had 31 Pokémon (16 of them are returning, all but 1 from Super Smash Bros. Melee):


Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U introduced the Master Ball, a type of Poké Ball that will only release rare or Legendary Pokémon (although it may summon a Goldeen). There are 42 Pokémon that appear overall (19 of them are returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl):


Trophy Info (Melee)

The Poké Ball Trophy

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.

Trophy Info (Brawl)

The Poké Ball Trophy

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.

  • Pokémon Red/Blue (1998)
  • Pokémon Diamond/Pearl (2007)

Trophy Info (Wii U/3DS)

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!

  • Game Boy - Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
  • 3DS - Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)

Gallery

Trivia

  • CPUs in Super Smash Bros. Melee will pursue a Poké Ball, no matter how far, even if it means that the CPU must cease fighting. This is less common in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but not by much.
  • The physics of the one who has a Poké Ball has changed between Melee and Brawl. In Melee, unless the Poké Ball is reflected, once a character picks up a Poké Ball, its Pokémon will definitely belong to the character. However, in Brawl, the Poké Ball can now be caught in midair. It also won't release the Pokémon inside if the character drops the Poké Ball via enemy attacks.
  • The first Pokémon summoned from a Poké Ball in Training Mode also becomes the first summoned in Versus Mode.

External links

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Became a fighter.
  2. Only available via Action Replay.
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