Where to get special PokéBalls in Pokémon Sword and Shield

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To catch any Pokémon Sword Pokémon and Shield, you need to acquire Pokéballs of all variants to catch them. Some of these PokéBalls specialize in catching specific Pokémon, giving you more chances to add them all to your collection.

You can find all the variety of PokéBalls throughout the Galar region. You start with the standard PokéBall, then move on to a Great Ball, then an Ultra Ball. Those are your bread and butter of PokéBall choices, with each version giving you a greater chance of capturing your target. They unlock as you progress through the game and find them in the new cities you visit as you progress through the story.



Some of these cities have special PokéBalls, which you want to use for specific occasions.

  • The Dive Ball is available in Hammerlocke. You want to use it against Water-type Pokémon
  • The Dusk Ball is available in Hammerlocke. You want to use it against the Pokémon you are trying to catch at night or inside a cave
  • The Heal Ball is available in Motostoke. Catching a Pokémon with this PokéBall heals them and cures them of any status effects
  • The Luxury Ball is available in Wyndon. Catching a Pokémon with this PokéBall makes them friendlier towards you
  • Nest Ball is available Motostoke. It makes it easier to catch lower-tier Pokémon than the ones you're using to fight them in the wild
  • The Net Ball is available in Motostoke. You want to use it against Water or Bug-type Pokémon
  • Quick Ball is available in Wyndon. You want to use this PokéBall at the start of a match to have a better chance of catching the Pokémon
  • Repeat Ball is available in Wyndon. You want to use it on Pokémon you've already caught
  • The Timer Ball is available in Hammerlocke. You want to use this PokéBall longer than a battle lasts

You can find those PokéBalls in the mentioned cities. Go to the Pokémon Centers in town and to the right of the entrance is a Mart. He talks to the vendors to browse their inventory. They should have a lot of PokéBalls available for sale. Later you will visit a city due to the history of the game, you will be able to find the Great and Ultra Balls.



However, PokéBalls don't just show up in those cities. You can visit the Watt Vendors scattered throughout the wilderness to pick up a few. Unfortunately, their inventory changes daily and you need Watts to purchase them. There are a few approaches you can take to farm Watts in the game, but it's different than money.



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