Pokemon Sun & Moon: Key Items & Free Pokeball Locations Guide

Only on 3DS: Get lots of free items with our locations guide, showing where to find in-battle gear and powerful Pokeballs.

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Pokeballs aren’t the only item you’ll need to succeed in Pokemon Sun and Moon. The Alolan Isles hide tons of special secrets — and we’re not just talking about free Pokeballs. Key Items are integral, giving you access to new features and abilities that’ll make your time in Alola a whole lot more fun.

Here you’ll find locations for every important item and Pokeball that’s worth scrounging up in Pokemon Sun and Moon. It’s a big world out there, so there’s a lot of items to collect, including special key items you don’t necessarily need to complete the adventure, but you’ll still want to find anyway.


Key Items & Free Pokeball Locations Guide

Key Items are special items you can’t ditch from your inventory. Why? Because they’re too important! Don’t worry, they take up a special slot, and won’t limit how many items you carry around with you while adventuring.

Pokeballs are the bread and butter of any Pokemon game. Pokeballs are used to capture Pokemon — when a Pokemon is sufficiently weakened in battle, select a Pokeball to throw from your inventory to attempt to capture them. A captured Pokemon will join your team, or be put into storage if your team is full.

There are tons of different types of Pokeballs designed to capture different types of Pokemon, or to work better in certain environments. No matter what, it’s always good to have plenty of Pokeballs, and many are available totally free if you’re willing to explore the environment.


Free Pokeballs – Locations Guide

  • Poke Ball
    • Use: Basic Poke Ball, no special attributes.
    • Locations:
      • Melemele Island, Route 1 – At the bottom of the palm tree up the hill, right past the Lass trainer.
      • Melemele Island, Hau’oli City – On the beach.
      • Sold at all Pokemon Centers for 200.
  • Ultra Ball
    • Use: Upgrade over the Poke Ball, no other special attributes.
    • Locations: Melemele Island, Hau’oli City – The scientist in the Tourist Center will give 10 Ultra Balls after capturing 10 species of Pokemon.
  • Heal Ball
    • Use: Basic Poke Ball that heals and removes Status ailments from captured Pokemon.
    • Locations: Melemele Island, Hau’oli City – Talk to the man standing to the left of the Pokemon Center entrance doors.
  • Lure Ball
    • Use: More effective at catching Pokemon encountered with a fishing rod.
    • Location: Ula’ula Island – Geothermal Power Plant
  • Fast Ball
    • Use: More effective at catching Pokemon that are quick to retreat from battle.
    • Location: Ula’ula Island – Path to the Observatory
  • Friend Ball
    • Use: Wild Pokemon will be more friendly to the Trainer.
    • Location: Ula’ula Island – Recycling Plant Exterior: Given by Samuel Oak.
  • Love Ball
    • Use: More effective at catching Pokemon of the opposite gender than your current Pokemon.
    • Location: Ula’ula Island – Malie Library: Talk to Samuel Oak with an A-Persian to gain this item.
  • Moon Ball
    • Use: More effective at catching Pokemon that evolve with the Moon Stone.
    • Location: Ula’ula Island – Mount Hokulani: Given by Samuel Oak.
  • Level Ball
    • Use: More effective at catching Pokemon that are lower level than your current Pokemon.
    • Location: Ula’ula Island – On Mount Hokulani
  • Heavy Ball
    • Use: More effective at catching Pokemon that are very heavy.
    • Location: Ula’ula Island – Path to the Observatory

 


Key / Useful Items – Locations Guide

  • Fishing Rod
    • Location: Akala Island – Reward for defeating the Wishiwashi Totem Pokemon.
    • Effect: Allows you to fish!
  • Safety Goggles
    • Location: Ula’ula Island – Haina Desert: Follow this path [2, 4] and talk to the Hiker at the end of the path. Will only appear at night.
    • Effect: Immunity to powder moves and weather effects.
  • Shell Bell
    • Location: Melemele Island – Tourist Bureau: Can be earned during the Delibird Event.
    • Effect: 1/8th of all damage dealt is restored to the wearer as HP.
  • Heart Scales
    • Location: Akala Island – KoniKoni City: In the restaurant, order food to earn two of these items.
    • Effect: Give to Move Reminder NPCs to relearn forgotten moves.
  • Amulet Coin
    • Location: Akala Island – Paniola Ranch: Found outside the nursery.
    • Effect: Doubles money received after battle.
  • Muscle Band
    • Location: Akala Island – Lana’s House: Battle Lana again to gain this item.
    • Effect: Boosts power of physical moves by 10%.
  • Focus Band
    • Location: Akala Island – Police Department: Return at Night to claim this item.
    • Effect: Adds a 10% chance an attack that would normally defeat a Pokemon will only lower that Pokemon’s HP to 1.
  • Lucky Punch
    • Location: Poni Island – Seafolk Village: Given by a female NPC near a Steelix Boat on the docks.
    • Effect:  Increases Chansey’s Critical Hit ratio two stages.

More locations coming soon.


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