Pokemon Fan Has Interesting New Poke Ball Idea

A Pokemon fan decides that pokeballs available now are dull and drab, designing their own pokeballs that change color based on certain factors.

For a long time, Pokemon was what could be described as a “cookie cutter” franchise; that is to say, the shows and games followed their established formula to an almost perfect “T” due to their constant success. Comparable to modern Call of Duty titles, Pokemon did not change very much over the years.

However, that has changed in recent years with the latest releases of the games. Specifically, Pokemon Sun and Moon and especially Pokemon Legends: Arceus took major steps to change the formulaic nature of the franchise. Pokemon Legends: Arceus has been so influential that it has already been revealed that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be open-world games.


One item that has become synonymous with the franchise is the pokeball. Being the item used for catching Pokemon, it only makes sense the red and white circular capsule would become one of the most iconic symbols of the games. In contrast to the games’ formula, the pokeball has actually changed a fair bit over the generations, with new iterations spawning such as Pokemon Legends: Arceus‘ Hisuian pokeballs. However, a fan decided these new pokeballs were not enough, and came up with a great idea for future pokeball designs.

Reddit user sdrey decided that it would be awesome if Pokemon types affected the pokeballs that housed them; to that end, they designed pokeballs that reflected Pokemon types, including designs for dual-type Pokemon such as Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s Toxtricity. They also noted that the pokeball type should also change should the Pokemon housed inside evolve into a dual-type or differently-typed Pokemon. The pokeballs are designed so that the top and bottom each change colors based on the typing; for example, for a pure grass type, the ball is entirely green, but for a grass and steel type, one half of the ball would be gray.

Reddit users absolutely loved the idea, applauding sdrey for their designs. One Reddit user said they would have to catch every single Pokemon in the ball to see how the colors would change. Another user criticized Game Freak for not allowing players to make custom pokeballs for themselves, saying how cool it would be to put stickers, words, and colors to create their own designs; technically, players could use stickers in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl to decorate pokeballs, but being able to create custom pokeballs would be a step above in terms of customization.

Though it is unlikely Game Freak will add these pokeball designs into the next games, sdrey’s ideas were truly creative and inspired. If anything, Game Freak needs to get them on their design team so that future Pokemon games can receive unique ideas like this one.

Source: Gamerant

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