Pokemon Sword and Shield

How to Get the Master Ball

This is a page on where to find the Master Ball in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Additionally, the Master Ball's effect and uses can be found here, so read on if you would like to know more about how to obtain this item.

How to Get the Master Ball

Receive it after entering the Hall of Fame

Master Ball

After entering the Hall of Fame and completing the game, you will receive the Master Ball from Professor Magnolia upon the next time starting the game.

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Receive one from Peony in the Crown Tundra

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Once you've started the Crown Tundra's story and finished your first Dynamax Adventure, entering Freezington Inn to speak with Peony will get you a second free Master Ball.

The Crown Tundra Story Walkthrough

Match the Winning Loto-ID number

Like in other games in the series, the Master Ball can also be obtained by correctly matching the winning Loto-ID.

Increase Winning Chances by Trading Pokemon

Trading Pokemon with other players helps increase your chances of winning the daily lottery since received Pokemon will retain their original Trainer ID number.

A good method of getting Pokemon with different ID numbers is by using the Y-Comm's Surprise Trade function.

How to Surprise Trade Online

What is the Master Ball?

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Effect The best Poke Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokemon without fail.

Where to Use the Master Ball

Use it to catch Zacian or Zamazenta

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Our recommendation for when to use the Master Ball is after completing the story, when faced with the Legendary Pokemon Zacian or Zamazenta. If you are not concerned about the type of ball your Pokemon go into, then the Master Ball is best saved for legendaries.

Use it when you want to save time on catching a Pokemon

Since the Master Ball is guaranteed to catch any Pokemon, you can use it to speed up the process of capturing any hard to catch Pokemon. These would include legendary Pokemon who cannot be obtained from an egg, Ditto, or Gigantamax bosses encountered in a raid.

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