Iron Ball Effect and How to Get It | Pokemon Sword and Shield

This is a page on the item Iron Ball and its effect, as well as how to get it. Read on for more information on this item and where to find it.

Iron Ball Effect

Iron Ball ImageIron Ball
Effect An item to be held by a Pokemon. It lowers Speed and allows Ground-type moves to hit Flying-type and Levitating holders.

How to Get Iron Ball


Places This Item Can Be Found
Currently Unavailable.

Obtain from the Digging Duo

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You have a chance to obtain Iron Ball from the Digging Duo located near the nursery in the Wild Area. Note that you can only get this item from the right brother, the one with more stamina.
How to Get Rare Items From the Digging Duo
However, you have to pay 500 Watts for them to start digging up random items for you, with the chance of receiving Iron Ball.

You will need lots of Watts for the target item to appear. Click the link below to learn how to get Watts easily.
How to Farm Watts Quickly

Champion Cup Finals Prize

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You can receive Iron Ball as a prize for winning the Champion Cup Finals, after finishing the main story.

You can get other more rewards by winning the tournament. Learn more about the Champion Cup Finals and the opponents through our guide below!
Champion Cup Finals Walkthrough (Part 11)

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5 Anonymous3 months

>>4 It does work, you just didn’t read the description right. Iron Ball effects the holder of the item; not the Pokémon you’re fighting. You would have to trick or fling it onto an enemy to negate the effects of Levitate or being Flying type. This item is very useful on Pokémon that can learn trick or fling. It’s also useful on Pokémon that you prefer to be as slow as possible like Aegislash or Pokémon on a trick room team.

4 Anonymous4 months

This item doesn’t work... tried using it in a Max Raid Battle against a Rotom. When I tried to use earthquake, it told me it doesn’t affect :(

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