Once you complete your gym challenge in Pokemon Sword and Shield you’ll start to shift your focus to the other goal of the game: catching them all. Exploring the Wild Area and various routes where Pokemon spawn once you’ve completed the game will lead you to some new strategies for catching the various creatures you encounter. Thankfully the game allows for a number of different focuses in this regard by offering unique styles of Poke Ball for each encounter. We’re going to break down where you’ll want to go for some of these starting with where to buy Dusk Balls, Dive Balls, and Timer Balls in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
How do Dusk Balls, Dive Balls, and Timer Balls Work
Dusk Balls are extremely useful (and cool looking). They are especially good at catching Pokemon that are in the dark, meaning it’s nighttime or inside of a cave or other dark area. Dive Balls will help catch all those water type creatures you have been fishing for. Timer Balls are really unique, and especially helpful for tougher to catch Pokemon like the Legendary Zamazenta and Zacian. It becomes more effective the longer a battle goes, reaching its apex around turn 30. If a creature keeps busting out of your Poke Ball you’ll want to switch to this.
Where to Buy Dusk Balls, Dive Balls, and Timer Balls
We’ve lumped these three together because they can all be bought in the same place. While you can get them in a few different places, such as the now iconic Ball Guy found at each city’s gym, if you want more than the occasional handout you’ll need to head to Hammerlocke.
This industrial city is home to a special vendor who offers special types of Poke Balls. Specifically you’ll want to go to the Pokemon Center at the bottom and center of the town. Once inside head to the counter on the right and speak to the vendor on the far right. He will offer a few items you may want, but specifically this is where to buy Dusk Balls, Dive Balls, and Timer Balls in Pokemon Sword and Shield.