How to get Master Ball in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Luca Di Marzo
Master Ball in Pokemon Scarlet VioletGame Freak/The Pokemon Company

The Master Ball has always been a key element in every Pokemon game and one that’s perfect for catching Legendary Pokemon. Trainers should always be aware of how to get, and when to use this precious item. Here’s a guide on how to get a Master Ball in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

The Master Ball has been a part of the Pokemon series since Generation 1 and it is without a doubt the most powerful Pokeball available to trainers. The illustrious Master Ball has a perfect catch rate, allowing players to catch any Pokemon without fail.

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The Master Ball in Scarlet and Violet is certainly powerful, but as with any other Pokemon title, there’s only one in the entire game. Once you get your hands on it you’re going to want to use it wisely.

Here’s how to get the Master Ball in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Where to get Master Ball in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Clavell Pokemon Scarlet & VioletGame Freak/The Pokemon Company
Clavell will eventually call you and hand over the precious Master Ball.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players must complete ‘The Way Home’ post-game story to obtain the Master Ball.

Access to The Way Home plot only arrives once players defeat the Scarlet and Violet main game. This means players have to defeat the Elite Four, beat every Titan Pokemon, and conquer all of the Team Star bases in Paldea.

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The Way Home story sends trainers to the Great Crater of Paldea, where they’ll encounter Scarlet and Violet Paradox Pokemon. Once this journey is complete, you’ll wake up in the Academy dorm room and Director Clavell will hand you the one Master Ball in the game.

How to get a second Master Ball in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

It is also worth mentioning that Pokemon Scarlet & Violet players will be able to claim another extra Master Ball from December 14, 2023, until January 3, 2024, in celebration of the release of The Indigo Disk.

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To claim the second Master Ball in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, simply access your PokePortal menu from your game and follow these steps:

  1. Tap on Mystery Gift
  2. Tap on ‘Receive from the Internet’
  3. Wait until the menú pops up
  4. Select ‘Free Master Ball’ and tap.

Keep in mind that trainers can only get one free Master Ball per saved file. Trainers with multiple accounts on the same Nintendo Switch will not be able to claim it, unless the other profile is linked with a different Nintendo Switch account.

Best Pokemon for Master Ball in Scarlet Violet

The Ruinous QuartetGame Freak/The Pokemon Company
The Ruinous Quartet are powerful Legendary Pokemon and you should get them for your team.
  • Wo-Chien
  • Chien-Pao
  • Ting-Lu
  • Chi-Yu
  • Koraidon/Miraidon

Given that you can only use the Master Ball once, you’re going to want to save it for one of the Scarlet and Violet Legendary Pokemon. We recommend using it on one of the Ruinous Quartet who are incredibly powerful in their own right.

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Alternatively, Koraidon and Miraidon are not version exclusives and you’ll get a chance to catch the one that isn’t on the cover of your game once you’ve completed “The Way Home” storyline. Saving the Master Ball for this unique encounter is also a great idea.


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About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.