How to get Master Ball in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Meg Bethany Koepp. Last updated: Nov 28, 2021
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A Pokemon game isn’t complete without the Master Ball: the Poke Ball that catches ’em all. And Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl is no different – here’s how you can get your hands on it in BDSP.

If you’re a seasoned Trainer, you’ll know all too well how hard it can be to catch a Legendary ‘mon unless you get lucky and manage to capture it with an Ultra Ball. Given that the odds are low and you’ll probably need at least 30 to achieve this, the Master Ball is best as it has a 100% success rate.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl actually has TWO of the elusive items, so if you have another monster you’d rather not fight for or you accidentally used the first one on a Magikarp, not to worry. Here’s everything you need to know to obtain them.

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How to get Master Balls in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Pokemon BDSP Master Ball #1 – Team Galactic HQ

You can’t get this one until you’ve beaten Candice: the penultimate Gym Leader in Snowpoint City. After this, the story will take you to the Acuity Lakefront and then Veilstone City where you’ll need to head to the Galactic Warehouse to get the key to the villainous team’s headquarters.

Once you’ve got the key, make your way to floor 4F of the HQ, making sure you’ve healed up first as a nasty boss battle awaits you. Here you’ll find Team Galactic leader Cyrus, armed with a team of three Pokemon: a level 40 Murkrow, lv.40 Golbat, and a level 43 Sneasel.

Once defeated, the boss will reward you with a Master Ball, claiming that it’s a spare and he “doesn’t need it” – which works out very fortunate for you!

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You get one from Cyrus after beating him in Veilstone City.

Pokemon BDSP Master Ball #2 – Lottery

The second method is a lot trickier than the first as it doesn’t rely on skill or a boss fight like the first. Cross all your fingers and toes for this one because you’ll need pure luck on your side!

Head to Jubilife City and then go into the TV Station. Here, you’ll find the Lottery Corner where you can win a Master Ball. Sounds easy, right? Well, the numbers need to match up EXACTLY with one of your Pokemon to win it, and it’s a lot harder than it sounds.

We’d say keep trying and you’ll eventually get it, but there are people who have attempted it for years and not won, so you truly need some good luck to win it. If you manage to, you should probably go and buy a lottery ticket in real life.

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You can win another Master Ball but you have to be insanely lucky.

And there you have it! Two ways to secure yourself a Master Ball in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Check out some of our other BDSP guides and walkthroughs:

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