Did you use the Master Ball?

So did you use it? Be honest.


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jonjonaug

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,780
I remember using mine on a Ditto in Gold because I was having so much trouble catching one and just wanted to breed some Pokemon already.
 

Jmille99

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
1,098
Always for the top-tier legendary of the game.

Unless we are talking about Blue and Red. Then you use the Missingno glitch to multiply it.
 

Dishwalla

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
9,333
Boise, Idaho
If you aren't burning dozens of Ultra Balls and soft resetting like five times before you finally catch Mewtwo what even is the point?
 
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HardRojo

HardRojo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,234
When I first played Pokemon I just didn't understand the importance and exclusivity of the Master Ball.

So I needed to get to the Elite Four, none of my Pokemon could learn the move Waterfall, and I was at a loss. But by the waterfall I encountered a Seaking, thought "hey maybe that Pokemon could learn Waterfall... Well I JUST got this super important Master Ball, I guess this situation is important enough to need to use it" and so I caught a Seaking with a Master Ball.
So did it learn it?
 

Mekanos

Member
Oct 17, 2018
10,623
Maybe once every 3-5 games. I hold onto it thinking "I'll need this for something," and almost never use it. Sometimes I just say "fuck it" and throw it on a legendary. I guess I'm hoping for a shiny. But generally, no, I don't use it.
 

zashga

Member
Oct 28, 2017
961
Yeah, I always use it on some legendary that I’ll never actually put in my party.
 

SliceSabre

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,027
I used it typically on the "Mew" legendary of the particular game or on one of the roaming legendaries I actually planned on using.
 

Ishida

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,975
México
Of course I used. I'm not leaving that Mewtwo on that cave.

Quoting Dorkly: "Have you ever tried catching a Mewtwo with a regular Pokeball? You might as well throw an orange covered in vaseline!"
 

Maya Fey

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
520
My friends told me you could use it on Any Pokémoni used it on Giovannis nidoqueen
that was back when blue was new but I can still feel that sting as if it were yesterday
 
May 15, 2019
153
I think I caught a Seaking with mine because it was the first Pokemon I ran into after getting it that I hadn't seen before.
 

vypek

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,704
Almost never. I think my brother used it once in our very first playthrough of Blue. Ever since then, we both hoard it and never use it
 
Oct 30, 2017
101
I always saved it to duplicate it in the originals. Made catching everything so much easier. Later games, I just used it
 
Feb 26, 2019
1,367
Tijuana
I always catch the mascot with the Master Ball (except the Kanto games, where I catch Mewtwo with it instead).

And I think I didn't catch Necrozma with the Master Ball in US... Actually I'm not sure about Lunala in Pokémon Moon either, I'll have to check.

But yeah, I always use it for the mascot, especially since they started giving them away in the Lottery thingies and stuff like that. It's like, even if I use I usually still have one left. Not to mention all those games I exploited the Action Replay like there was no tomorrow.
 

Lynd

Member
Oct 29, 2017
1,251
Eh on the originals I just duplicated it and used it for everything lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,368
I did a dumb kid thing. Playing through blue, I was backtracking through some area. I ran into a Pikachu for the first time when I was pretty far into the game. My kid self instantly thought "Obviously this is super rare because it's like Ash's Pikachu, I gotta have it, it's so strong!" I used the master ball so it wouldn't run and hastily saved. It was like level 11 or something, then instantly a wave of realization washed over me that this probably wasn't the right move. I was pretty mad at myself for that for a while.

Also, yellow came out soon after and I doubly realized that was dumb.

Yes. On a ditto... x.x
Ah, I don't feel so bad now, haha.
 

defaltoption

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
2,094
Orlando, Florida
Always on roamers, most recently I hated catching Entei so damn much took like 40 encounters who knows how many ultra balls after using my Master Ball in my replay of Soul silver on Raikou, but it probably would've been the same had a saw Entei first
 

cdm00

The Fallen
Dec 5, 2018
494
Roamers are annoying, so on them, although the recent games haven't given me a reason to use the Master Ball that much besides LGP with Mewtwo. Throwing ultra balls gets boring
 

RisingStar

Member
Oct 8, 2019
35
Honestly in Red/Blue, if you don't use it on Mewtwo, it's a waste. The roaming Pokemon in Gold were too much work to catch without the master ball. I chucked it at Suicune and just worried about the others till later. I completely missed the master ball in Sapphire and had to catch Latias the hard way.
 
Oct 26, 2017
689
Used mine on a Kangaskhan when I was like 5 and my brothers flamed the shit out of me when I told them. Went from being so psyched to straight up crushed.

In modern gens I never use my masterball, that’s bush league shit.
 

cheesekao

Member
Dec 1, 2017
972
What reason would one have to NOT use the master ball on a hard to catch mon unless you like the challenge of wasting time throwing dozens of balls while tanking/healing? It's not like they're a dime a dozen or anything.
 
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sorakirosaki

Member
Oct 25, 2017
123
ive used it whenever i felt like it (i generally just save it in case something rare pops out or if i just want to catch a low catch rate mon without spending too much time )
 

ROMASS

Member
Oct 15, 2018
123
In Fire Red, Shiny Mewtwo on the very first try, Master Balled as soon as I recovered from the shock.