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The Sport Ball (レベルボール, Kompe Ball) is a type of Poké Ball exclusive to National Park's Bug Catching Contest. It is as effective as a standard Poké Ball.


In HeartGold and SoulSilver the ball is redesigned to look like a regular Poké Ball with an additional "Eye" at the top.


Games Description
GSC The Bug-Catching Contest BALL.
A special Poké Ball for the Bug-Catching Contest.
A special Poké Ball that is used during the Bug-Catching Contest.
SWSH A special Poké Ball that was used during the Bug-Catching Contest in the Johto region.


Games Location
GSC National Park Bug-Catching Contest
HGSS National Park Bug-Catching Contest
SWSHIoA Cram-o-matic (0.1% chance of obtaining if inputs are 4 Apricorns)


  • The Sport Ball is similar to the Safari Ball and the Park Ball, as all were used exclusively in their respective parks to capture Pokémon.
    • Similar to the Safari Ball, the Sport Ball can be rarely obtained from Cram-o-matic, which is the only way to legitimately obtain it outside of their respective parks.
  • In the original Gold/Silver/Crystal games, the ball is called "Park Ball" and has a dark coloring at the upper half with a lighter coloring on the bottom. If hacked into the inventory in the original games and used, the text for using the ball will be displayed but the menu screen will remain in place as the ball flies towards the Pokémon. The ball will then "catch" the words and make them garbage tiles. If successful the screen will remain garbled until the player character is returned to the overworld or taken to the nickname screen. If it fails the screen will garble even further and eventually return to normal in a second.
  • The Global Link artwork for the Sport Ball is incorrect, as the Poké Ball symbol on top of the ball is replaced with an "S".