Master Ball
Master Ball in Super Smash Bros. (Wii U and 3DS).
Series Pokémon
Item Class Throwing/Summoning
Appearance Super Smash Bros. (Wii U and 3DS)

The Master Ball is an item from the Pokémon Universe. It looks similar to the Poké Ball, but the design is different.


The Master Ball appeared in every Pokémon game since Pokémon Red and Blue. It's only possible to get one without using glitches in most games. It has a guaranteed chance to capture any Pokémon, except in Red and Blue, where there was a 1 in 256 chance it would miss.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

This item was introduced for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. It was revealed in the Smash Bros. Direct.

It works the same as a regular Poké Ball except only rare and legendary Pokémon will come out of it. However, there is a chance it will "fail" and Goldeen will emerge instead. Mew will only appear if summoned from a Master Ball.

Pokémon that appear from Master Ball

Trophy Description


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 destinct purple appearance and large M on the top. A Pokémon within a Master Ball may turn the tide of battle.

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

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