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How Do You Use Your Master Ball?


The Sacred Wolf of Legend
Jul 27, 2011
the realm of the golden wolves
I'll normally try to save it for a shiny, but sometimes I use it on a legendary. I normally try too use a normal ball on a legendary, I especially try to catch legendaries with plain old pokeballs

Night Owl

Oct 3, 2011
Skybound Coil Tree, Noctilum
I've never known what to use it on. So I always save it trying to find the ultimate pokemon I feel worth catching with it.

I keep finding that regular pokeballs seem more effective at catching pokemon than great or ultra balls. I recently caught Ho-oh in Heartgold- after wasting tens of thousands of pokedollars worth of various pokeballs and health items- and I caught it with a regular pokeball.


Resident Netizen
May 10, 2010
Random house in Texas.
I use my Master Ball on the most powerful legendary of the game (e.g. Mewtwo in R/B/Y, Ho-Oh/Lugia in G/S/C, Rayquaza in R/S/E, and Arceus in D/P/Pt.). For the legendaries you have to fight as part of the plot, like Dialga/Palkia, and Groudon and Kyogre, I catch them normally. Also because they typically have more awesome music than the other legendaries, it gives me a chance to listen.
Jan 23, 2012
i dont. i always save them for if i ever find a shiny legendary or something. i will even use a wobbufett to catch lati@s and the legendary dogs with ultra balls


Original PD
Site Staff
Oct 2, 2011
I save it, and end up never using it. I do this with Rare Candies too. I just can't bring myself to use them because then it's like..oh well I don't have anymore now.
Dec 19, 2011
ohh yeah. for some reason i would never be able to finish the games, but i always saved the Master Ball for MEWTWO!
Feb 5, 2012
I usually end up not using the Master Ball because I'm too stubborn to quit trying to catch something once I've started. (It'd be like, "Okay, if I waste another Ultra Ball on this thing, I'll just use the Master Ball . . . NO, I CAN'T, I WON'T ALLOW MYSELF, RESET TIME." And I eventually catch it, most of the time.) Sometimes I'm just replaying a game for fun and I use it on the 'boss Pokémon' to get it over with or something.
Apr 4, 2012
Raleigh, NC
I used to use them all the time as a kid but as time went on and my skills got better for catching pokemon (up+:cool: I quit using them. For example, in my copy of White version, I caught every legendary with a pokeball and it wasn't even that hard. I caught Zekrom with one shot. Only Victini was the one I caught with a great ball because I ran out of pokeballs. The only time I can really remember using a masterball after the game was through was when I was playing Leafgreen version and I ran into a wild Raikou! And of course I just had to catch it so I used my masterball.

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