|First Appearance:||Generation I|
The Poké Ball (モンスターボール Monster Ball), roughly eight pounds in weight, is the major Poké Ball in the Pokémon saga. It features a red top, white bottom, and a horizontal black ring circling the ball. This type of Poké Ball is the weakest and the only type typically available at the beginning of the Pokémon games. It is also commonly used in Pokémon Anime. It has a catch rate modifier of 1x in the catch formula. Many Pokémon have a similar appearance, like Voltorb, Electrode or Amoonguss.
- It is the most basic and common Poké Ball.
- It is freely available at the start of most Pokémon games.
- You get five of them from the start of the game.
- In Black 2/White 2 you instead get ten of them.
- It is the only Poké Ball used by NPC's.