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Old October 14th, 2012 (06:35 PM).
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Appearance-wise I really like the Luxury Ball and the Premier Ball. As for usefulness, I'd say the Repeat Ball. It just comes in real handy when there's a swarm of Skitty in Emerald, if you know what I mean ;D.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (11:17 PM).
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Luxury Ball for style, Dusk Balls and Master Balls for usefulness and utility. Though I think the purple on the Master Ball is quite stylish as well.

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Old October 15th, 2012 (01:44 AM).
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If I have the luxury to do so, I prefer to capture things in balls that match their body color.

After that, Great Balls and Premier Balls are nice.
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Old October 15th, 2012 (11:00 AM).
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Where it stands right now, my favorite kind of Pokeballs are Net Balls, Dusk Balls, and Quick Balls. Why? I've caught Kyogre with a Net Ball, I've caught quite a few Legendaries with Dusk Balls, such as Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit, and I've caught Thundurus with a Quick Ball, full health and everything. I couldn't believe it XD
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Old October 16th, 2012 (11:07 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Brendino:
I play the game most often during the night time, so I've found that the Dusk Ball has been the most useful for me. I think basically every legendary that I've caught (even the roaming ones) have been in Dusk Balls, and I usually stock up with 20 or 30 of them at the first possible time I get access to them. I do also like the Master Ball, but it takes away any challenge of catching a Pokemon, so I just reserve them for any random Shiny Pokemon I might find.
Geez... this is almost exactly what I was gonna say!

On a side note, I've always found Heal Balls completely useless, just go heal your pokemon at a Center. Oh, and Premier Balls are my favorite when it comes to design, there's just something sexy about them.

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Old October 16th, 2012 (11:16 PM).
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I think Dream Balls and Cherish Balls look lovely! Premier Balls look very sleek and stylish, too.

On effect however, I would say Master Ball, but due to their limited availability I'd have to say I enjoy the strength of the Dusk Ball, but I'm actually not too keen on its appearance.

So it's Dream Balls for me, since the Cherish Ball "opening" effect can sometimes be a bit much.
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Old October 16th, 2012 (11:22 PM).
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My favourite type of Pokeball is the Pokeball. I prefer to keep my captures plain and simple and I refuse to catch Pokemon with anything but a Pokeball. I've managed to catch Virizion, Cobalion and Terrakion along with Zekrom in Pokeballs.
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Old October 17th, 2012 (10:18 PM).
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I'm not sure why, but I really like the Premier Ball. When I first got it in Saphire, I didn't know how I had gotten it so I thought I was special xD
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Old October 17th, 2012 (11:28 PM).
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I don't have a personal preference, so i just use ultra balls.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (05:15 PM).
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I honestly like the pokeball the best! I like its simple design.

Besides that, I love the dusk ball. So stylish~
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (05:22 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Rainbow Arcanine:
Based on usefulness definitely the Dusk Ball and Quick Ball :3.The Dusk Ball was amazing catching stubborn Pokemon at night or those that lurked in caves.It was also helpful catching Pokemon without using a move by chucking a Quick Ball which almost always caught it.

Design wise,I think I honestly love the simple Pokeball and Dive Ball.The Pokeball,it might not be the best at catching,but it's design was so simple yet effective :D. And the Dive Ball,the ocean engraved on it was amazing :3.
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Old October 24th, 2012 (02:04 PM).
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Based off design I like the Cherish Ball and Premier Ball the most, closely followed by the Luxury Ball.

Besides, no-one in the anime or anything uses poke balls other than the originals
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Old October 24th, 2012 (04:54 PM).
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My most favourite and most effective ball would Definitely be the Dusk Ball. I mostly play at night and therefore mostly catch pokemon at night, so this is The ball for me. :D This is very closely followed by the Quick Ball, as my team is quite high-levelled and a single hit would instantly KO any wild pokemon lols. Just a quick Quick Ball and I don't have to worry about battling and fainting it. (Y)

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Old October 24th, 2012 (06:03 PM).
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Dive Ball, all because of TwilightBlade and her obsession with them. Whenever I caught a Pokémon she'd always tell me to do it in a Dive Ball so I learnt to love them haha, fun times! I also love Heavy Balls because they're awesome at catching a lot of stuff and Net Balls have a cool animation ♥
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Old October 24th, 2012 (06:51 PM).
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I like the classic pokeball. It's simple, nice, and I like consistency in terms of what my team is caught in, so pokeballs tend to be the way to go. Other than a pokeball, I like premier balls since they're just cool looking :D
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Old October 24th, 2012 (06:59 PM).
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Dive Ball is my favorite because of something that happened. I was fighting a Registeel and at the start of the battle I threw my first ball : a dive ball even though it had full HP and it got caught :D I got extremely lucky and it wasn't a critical capture either.
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Old October 24th, 2012 (07:11 PM).
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Just a normal Pokeball for me. My OCD won't allow anything else. While most people make no using items and use only normal Pokeballs optional challenges I automatically do that with every game. I wouldn't even dare use a TM on a game before B/W.

I do like the Premier Ball design and even if I shall never use them I can't really complain about free balls right?
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Old October 24th, 2012 (07:14 PM).
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Ultra Balls, Dusk Balls, Quick Balls, and Timer Balls because they're all extremely useful! Ultra Balls have a better catch rate for any Pokémon. Dusk Balls have helped me catch a bunch of legendaries in caves, along with any Pokémon I encounter at night. Quick Balls make for good use when I run into a Pokémon I really want but am too high leveled to weaken it. Timer Balls have helped me for when a battle has gone on for too long and don't want to waste the rest of my Ultra/Dusk Balls. (:

For design, I like all of them and Luxury Balls, as well; Timer Balls might have to be my favorite, because when you send out a Pokémon or they break free, a little timer appears for a second and it looks really cool! :D

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Old October 24th, 2012 (10:39 PM).
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I like the Timer Ball, as I find it really useful for catching legendaries.
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Old October 24th, 2012 (10:43 PM).
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I do have some favorites from G/S/C, like the Love Ball or the Moon Ball, those are nice.

I guess by design I like the Heal Ball and Luxury Ball, I like it when I get to use those. <3

Quick Balls are my favorite to use in terms of catching something such as a legendary.
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Old October 31st, 2012 (01:23 AM).
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Luxury and the dusk ball are my favorites. Because Black and Green are my favorite colors.
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Old October 31st, 2012 (06:00 AM).
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Quick ball, dusk, and premier are champs.

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Old October 31st, 2012 (06:20 AM).
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Old November 3rd, 2012 (12:07 PM).
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The Luxury Ball is by far my favorite. I remember not wanting to use them when I played Sapphire because, they were difficult to obtain. I used to only want to catch my "perfect team" in Luxury Balls. I also like the way it raises the friendship with a Pokemon.

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Old November 17th, 2012 (04:27 PM).
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I am obsessed with Dive Balls... They are beautifully colored and animated. Who doesn't like bubbles? Although I used Dive Balls since its inception, my obsession sparked in the 4th gen era. It exploded in the 5th gen era since it's so easy to RNG capture Pokemon. :3

I also like Luxury (nice black and gold color) and Heal Balls (lovely blue star animation) as well.

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