Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to get Smoke Ball

Tanim Hasan
By Tanim Hasan
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Credit: Game Freak

A smoke Ball is an item your Pokemon can hold. It guarantees an escape when you try to run away from a battle. Here is how to get it in the game.

In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, there are many new additions to the older formula of the game. A whole new generation of Pokemon has been added to the game, along with a new region. But there are also some continuations of older good mechanics that were in the previous game.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet continue the tradition of using Power items. Power items are fantastic items you can use on your Pokemon for various circumstances. A smoke ball is one such item that focuses on not fighting the enemy.

If the on-field Pokemon holds a smoke ball, you can run away from a fight without worry. The runaway option will have guaranteed success. However, you will have to progress a bit first to get this item in the game. So, here is how you can get a smoke ball in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How to get Smoke Ball in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Smoke Ball is pretty straightforward to get. However, you cannot buy it from the start of the game. You need to unlock it first. In Pokmon Scarlet and Violet, different items unlock as you progress through the game. The game tracks your progress through the main story quests. So it depends on how many badges you have.

To unlock the Smoke Ball in the game, you will need 3 Gym badges. That means you must defeat at least three gym leaders before getting your hands on a smoke ball. Once you have 3 gym badges, you can buy a smoke ball from Delibird Presents in Mesagoza. This ball costs 15000 Pokedollars.

There is one other place you can obtain this from. One is the Porto Marinada Auctions. Here you can bet on the item to get it.

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Tanim Hasan is a Guide Writer at GameRiv working on various games which consists of mostly new releases. His favourite genre is Hack and Slash, and Souls Like. But he is open to play any game regardless of the genre. So he has experience with most genres of games.