What is a Love Ball?
Pokémon Sword & Shield Love Ball is a Poké Ball that is obtained from Kurt. This particular Poké Ball works best when catching a Pokémon that is of the opposite gender of your Pokémon. Love Balls have a capture rate that depends on your Pokémon and the Opponents Pokémon.
Suppose, the Pokémons are of the same species and different genders, the capture rate will be 8. However, if the Pokémons are of the same gender or even genderless then the rate will be 1. It was found that this effect was glitched in Gold, Silver & Crystal.
This guide will show you where to find Love Poke Ball in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Also, how to obtain one of these balls.
Where is the Love Ball location in Pokémon Sword & Shield?
There are three ways to get the Love ball in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Firstly, speak to an NPC in Ballonlea. Secondly, go to the Watt traders in the Wild Areas & thirdly, trade for it. Let’s explore each of these options below one by one and see its merits and demerits.
1. NPC in Ballonlea – The first way of getting a Love ball is by talking to the Poke Ball guy at the entrance of Ballanlea Stadium. Whenever you visit new gyms make sure you often speak to the Poké Ball Guys. They always offer you a new Poké Ball.
2. Watt Traders – Watt Traders sell a variety of things for Watts in different Wild Areas. These traders usually have Poké Balls in their stock. Though, not all of them may have a Love ball.
3. Trade – This option is very unlikely if you have super mean friends who don’t want to trade easily. However, there are plenty of Facebook groups and Reddit communities for Pokémon Sword & Shield where you can meet like minded people & some willing to even trade.
Below are some links to these communities.
Reddit: Pokemon Sword & Shield Reddit Community
- Pokémon Sword & Shield – Battle/Trade Community (6000 members)
- Pokemon Sword & Shield Trades and Giveaways (45000 members)
- Pokémon Sword and Shield Trading (7000 members)
- Pokemon Sword & Shield Trade Group (4500 members)
We hope these methods can fetch you a Love Poke Ball in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Join the above-mentioned groups to get the latest news and updates about Pokemon S&S.
Also, check out some of our other Pokémon Sword & Shield guides.