The Poké Ball (Japanese: モンスターボール Monster Ball) 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, and all other varieties of Poké Balls have their catch rate relative to a Poké Ball. Many Pokémon have a similar appearance, like Voltorb, Electrode and a few in the Unova region.
- It is the most basic and common Poké Ball.
- It is freely available at the start of most Pokémon games.