Just goes to show you, apply enough science and you too can convert the fallen nuts from trees into physics defying monster containment capsules!
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Posted by Shawn Handyside on January 25, 2012 · 9:28 PM 
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124 Responses to “WTF IS A POKÈBALL?”

  1. MokubaKaiba on January 25th, 2012 9:35 pm

    throwing oranges at pokemon wont work, but throwing rocks at them will?

  2. Kyjik on January 25th, 2012 9:35 pm
  3. Korotini_Notlad on January 25th, 2012 9:35 pm

    Who knew nuts make such great balls?

  4. Squeek spplmj on January 25th, 2012 9:38 pm

    Too tired to think of anything good or make a sponge macro… so enjoy
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  5. deathbychickens on January 25th, 2012 9:38 pm

    you actually can get more than 1 Master ball in Pokemon Gold. Just have the matching ID # for the ID mathcing contest in the radio tower

  6. Sceptilianblade on January 25th, 2012 9:45 pm

    Who needs Spongebob when you have Super Kami Guru?

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  7. Awesomecake on January 25th, 2012 9:48 pm

    I'm sure Aperture labs has a perfectly logical explanation for this.

  8. Valvatorez on January 25th, 2012 9:50 pm

    That really amazing! Human technology sure improved over those years…

    Now, if they took all that effort for research to research better things… like SARDINES!

  9. DiamyoAlex on January 25th, 2012 9:53 pm

    I guess I wasn't the only thinking: "How the hell do you make something that complicated out of a fruit?

  10. Chimental on January 25th, 2012 10:03 pm

    Unfortunately, no technology has yet to harness the power of A+B+Down.

  11. Cloak on January 25th, 2012 10:08 pm

    Now, just imagine if they hollowed out an orange and made a pokeball with it…
    That would completely invalidate this whole chart!
    Also: You can just buy luxury balls.


  12. Skrist on January 25th, 2012 10:09 pm

    Wonderful, someone has finally gotten the science of pokeballs down.
    Now will someone, for the love of god, do some science on Majora's Mask?
    Or at least… how Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard can dive underwater with a trainer and the flame doesn't go out…?

  13. TransPM on January 25th, 2012 10:28 pm
  14. RandomExplosion on January 25th, 2012 10:28 pm

    I call shenanigans. You can but luxury balls!

  15. _XD on January 25th, 2012 10:42 pm

    You are now reading this comic in my voice
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  16. LinkorZelda on January 25th, 2012 10:46 pm

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    Bit off topic but, when they sold the life sized poke balls at walmart I bought one for my younger cousin and told him it could actually catch monsters, little did I know he would throw it at a squirrel, It wasn't the smartest the smartest thing I've ever done. But I am happy he didn't give the poor thing brain damage.

  17. Deep Thought on January 25th, 2012 10:52 pm

    Cave Johnson here.

    Now I understand that things have gotten a little confusing for Silph Co. ever since Aperture managed to buy them out. This makes sense. However, I must give my disapproval to Mr. Shawn Handyside posting the trade secrets behind my entire supply of Aperture Science Pocket Monster Containment Vessesls on his website. This is the second time that you abuse the products and services that Aperture Science provides for your own entertainment. I am seriously consider…
    Caroline! Did we happen to find new lawyers to replace the old ones? You know, the ones we sent to the Moon! Oh, we have not. Thank you, Caroline!
    *turns back*
    …considering taking action against your website if you infract our agreement again. If you keep it up, I may even have our lab boys stop restricting the access of your forum to the harem of cosplayers you keep at your mansion.

    Cave Johnson. We're done here.

    P.S. When April comes around, you'll know who to call.

  18. MasterLuigi452 on January 25th, 2012 10:56 pm

    Imagin if Cave Johnson invented Pokeball….
    Oh wait….

  19. PortalMan118 on January 25th, 2012 11:08 pm

    I'm sorry, but i couldn't read through it all. I'm too busy trying to get the fourms up.

  20. Seanhl on January 25th, 2012 11:21 pm

    heh, heavy balls, and as a side note, if only one luxury ball can be obtained, why could I buy them in d, p, & hg?

  21. nahnah390 on January 25th, 2012 11:28 pm

    where's the "how to catch a pokemon" section? You know the one that says "throw quick ball"

  22. Ice_Cold_Water on January 25th, 2012 11:32 pm

    I would catch this and let it go inside someone's house. For the lols.
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  23. ChaosController on January 25th, 2012 11:58 pm

    Oh boy a new post. I'm not sure what to say.

    Hmmm, this looks scientific. I know, I'll do a Cave Johnson rant! That will earn me the love and respect of fellow Halolzians!

    *reads comments*

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  24. spartann30 on January 26th, 2012 12:09 am

    Timer ball + B+A+Down = fuck yeah

  25. KZN02 on January 26th, 2012 12:14 am
  26. SEGA Uranus on January 26th, 2012 12:24 am

    Can't catch a Pokémon with an orange?! Do you know who I am? I’m the woman who’s gonna capture your Pokémon! With the oranges! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent an Orange Pokéball that captures your Pokémon! *cough**hack**snort.*

    P.S. Everybody on Halolz already did a Cave Johnson joke…but I'm not Cave Johnson. :3

  27. Rexxmech on January 26th, 2012 12:56 am

    Premierballs are 10 times more expensive than Pokeballs and can only do what half the job? oh well, at least they're pretty.

  28. CriticalQuit on January 26th, 2012 1:47 am

    I always thought the concept of the mirrors keeping them in the constant refracted energy state was a pretty cool idea. It also means that the way pokemon escape is by trying to break free from the mirror and hit the side of the ball, thus breaking out, while properly owned pokemon just stay in the refraction.

  29. BB64 on January 26th, 2012 1:56 am

    Pfft, I have the best of all pokeball…

    The pokeBALLS of STEEL

    (they forgot the gs ball)

  30. straYDoubter on January 26th, 2012 8:10 am

    Whenever I see a Heavy Ball nowadays, there's only one thing I can think to catch with it.
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  31. Vabolo on January 26th, 2012 9:07 am


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    Poké balls aren't key items, they're placed in th poké ball section of the bag!

  32. Veneficus on January 26th, 2012 10:15 am

    There's more than one Luxury Ball per game (you can buy them in certain marts). Only one new Ball type was introduced in B&W, and it's just for catching Dream World Pokémon. Also, the Lake Ball was an anime-only type of ball. And it was only mentioned in one episode. On that same note, where's the GS Ball?

    It would also have been nice if the person made this infographic also explained each type of ball, and gave its catch rate multiplier, as well.

  33. Fanemon on January 26th, 2012 11:10 am

    Well i think the pokeball have a great design but yeah ! It's just a red and white orange lol. Great post mate.

  34. GdMBuRn on January 26th, 2012 1:13 pm

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    The percent of white apricorns is insufficient compared to reality, where the white ones is the dominant of the seven!

  35. Gary_Blue on January 26th, 2012 9:08 pm

    "Pokeballs are Key Items"

    *looks in key items tab in bag*


  36. Ghale on January 27th, 2012 2:49 pm

    This blueprint still fails to explain to me how Samus' morph ball works.

  37. VoiceFromCorner on January 29th, 2012 5:03 am

    …and how many of these appear in the anime?

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