Many fans around the globe are curious to know where Poké Balls come from, how they work, and who makes them. Here are some interesting facts about Poké Balls to increase your Pokémon knowledge. The die-hard Pokémon fans would most likely already know the answers, but for those who don’t, it’s not a simple matter as it seems.
The invention of Poké Ball
Poké Ball’s invention dates back to a period between 400-700 years. It is the modern world where companies like Devon Corp. and Silph Co. produce the Poké Balls.
However, it is said that the mechanical bulk-production of Poké Balls was possible even in earlier times. In those times, Poké Balls were only made by Poké Ball experts. They were produced using a unique fruit native to the Johto region known as Apricorn.
In the game, there is a Poké Ball expert named Kurt that a player can come across.
Poké Ball expert Kurt
Within the game, Kurt resides in the Johto region, and a player might meet him in the games Gold, Crystal, Silver as well as SoulSilver & HeartGold. It is in the game where Kurt offers the players to make Poké Balls if the player brings him Apricorns.
There are seven unique colors of Apricorn a player can get for Kurt. With the help of these, Kurt can craft a Level Ball, Friend Ball, Lure Ball, Love Ball, Heavy Ball, Moon Ball & Fast Ball, respectively.
Mass production of Poké Balls
It is because of Poké Balls experts like Kurt that Poké Balls came before the mass-production, but have you ever wondered what before even that?
Pokémon Animated Series featured many relics and artifacts. Some of them being similar to the conventional Poké Ball, which has Pokémon inside.
As mentioned earlier, the mass-production of modern Poké Balls is done by the two companies Devon Corp & Silph Co. It is said that Silph Co. is credited with the creation of the contemporary Poké Balls, the Ultra Ball, and the Great Ball. Devon Corp., on the other hand, is attributed to creating the Premier Ball, Luxury Ball, Dive Ball, Nest Ball, Timer Ball, Net Ball, and Repeat Ball. These balls are made from a Metal Shell, a release button, and a locking bar.
Poke Ball information & mechanics
The new Poké Ball is roughly about the size of an orange and can be shrunk to the size of a golf ball by pressing the release button. An average Poké Ball is 2.5 inches in diameter, 7.785 inches in circumference, and weighs 5.53 ounces. A Poké Ball contains stored Pokémon through the refraction of light energy within the Poké Ball. It comes from an energy source placed at the bottom refracting light off a series of reflecting glass panels that are held inside the Poké Ball’s metal shell by copper pins.
So, this is all the information we could compile for you. Even though the roots of the early Poké Balls remain suspense, we know that the Poké Ball experts made it using the Apricorn fruit.