As I understand it, catching certain pokemon with certain pokeballs provides additional effects other than an easier catch. It even shows what ball you caught a pokemon with when checking its status in your inventory or PC box, implying that it matters. (Or else why keep note of such a thing?) Which pokeballs give additional effects beyond just increasing the chances of catch and what are they?

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    Gotta love the ninja downvotes. -.- – Ender Feb 21 '13 at 18:17
  • What kind of additional effects? AFAIK aside from the catch rate, when a pokemon goes into battle, you see a different animation depending on the ball it was caught with. I.E. your dusk ball example, when a pokemon caught with a dusk ball is brought into battle it comes out of the dusk ball (obviously) and there will be a dark flash when it opens. – VanBuzzKill Feb 21 '13 at 18:36
  • @Domenik if I knew I wouldn't have a question to ask, the game hinted at something but I honestly dont remember what it said. – Ender Feb 21 '13 at 18:56
  • there are 26 varieties of pokeballs so far, IMO this could be a lot more specific – Ben Brocka Feb 21 '13 at 19:28
  • @ben i had no idea there were so many, i play pokemon extremely casually – Ender Feb 21 '13 at 20:15

A few Poké Balls have effects on the Pokémon in them after you catch them. These are the effects:

  • Friend Ball: Increases the Pokémon's friendship to 200 when you catch it.
  • Luxury Ball: Increases the rate at which the Pokémon's friendship value grows.
  • Heal Ball: Fully restores the Pokémon's HP, PP, and status when you catch it.

This information comes from the bulbapedia Poké Ball page Ben Brocka linked to.

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