Where To Get Premier Balls in Pokémon ORAS

Catching Lairon with a Premier Ball (Pokémon ORAS)

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Premier Balls are given to you as a gift whenever you buy ten or more Poké Balls at once. And unlike in previous generations, you can now receive a Premier Ball by purchasing x10 copies of any Ball, not just regular Poké Balls.

As for their catch rate, Premier Balls function the same way as regular Poké Balls, but their physical appearance is entirely white instead.

Shopping for Premier Balls

Getting a Premier Ball as a bonus / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Getting a Premier Ball as a bonus

For every ten of any Ball you buy at any mart, you get one free Premier Ball. So if you’re just trying to get lots of Premier Balls, you should stick to purchasing only regular Poké Balls, since that’s the cheapest way to go.

Unfortunately, buying twenty or more Poké Balls in a single purchase only gets you one Premier Ball. So if you want more, you have to make multiple separate purchases of 10 Poké Balls each time.

Here’s a list of all the Poké Mart locations where you can get Premier Balls as a bonus:

  • Oldale Town
  • Petalburg City
  • Rustboro City
  • Slateport City
  • Mauville City
  • Verdanturf Town
  • Fallarbor Town
  • Lavaridge Town
  • Fortree City
  • Mossdeep City
  • Sootopolis City

You can also get them on the Lilycove Department Store’s second floor, where Poké Balls are being sold.

Second floor of the Lilycove Department Store / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Second floor of the Lilycove Department Store

How Do Premier Balls Work?

In-game details for the Premier Ball / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-game details for the Premier Ball

A Premier Ball has the exact same Catch Rate Modifier as a regular Poké Ball. Because of this, you might find it hard to catch high-leveled Pokémon with it.

For comparison, here are the catch rate modifiers of the other commonly used Poké Balls:

Type of Poké Ball Catch Rate Modifier Price
Poké Ball 1x 200
Great Ball 1.5x 600
Ultra Ball 2x 1200
Premier Ball 1x 0 (Bonus for buying 10 of any type of Ball)

Since it doesn’t make catching Pokémon any easier, it’s better to use Premier Balls on Pokémon you like.

Note: When sending out Pokémon using a Premier Ball, red particle effects appear. Here’s how it compares to the default animation of a regular Poké Ball:

Regular pokeball vs. premier pokeball effects / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

So What’s the Point of Premier Balls?

Ultimately, Premier Balls are exactly the same as regular Poké Balls except for aesthetics. So the only reason to ever use a Premier Ball is if you want something a little more flashy for any Pokémon in your party.

Aside from visual aesthetics, there is no benefit to using Premier Balls over other Ball types.


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