In Pokemon Sword and Shield, there are many kinds of Poke Balls that can be used to catch them all. While there aren't any new types of balls in generation 8, all the old reliables return once again. With their different colors, designs, and purpose, each type of Poke Ball has aided in catching Pokemon throughout the years. In particular, the Quick Ball has been a staple addition for many entries, but in the Galar region, trainers won't be able to acquire them as quickly as before.
Quick Balls were first introduced in Pokemon generation 4, adding another tool for trainers to use in catching Pokemon. Quick balls have a 5x catch rate modifier if used on the first turn, but only a 1x modifier if used afterwards. As a result, this Poke Ball is best used at the start to quickly catch and end a battle; otherwise, it's only as effective as a regular Poke Ball.
Buying Quick Balls in Wyndon
Quick Balls are first available once players progress far into the plot of Pokemon Sword and Shield. The estimated time it takes should be around twenty hours, but focusing on the main story can speed it up by a few hours. Trainers will need to finish the gym challenges and story which lead up to taking a train to reach Wyndon, the town in the far north. After arriving, head to the Pokemon center to buy Quick Balls. Note that this type of Poke Ball will cost $1000 Pokedollars per ball.
Buying Quick Balls in the Wild Area
Alternatively, trainers can acquire Quick Balls through a different method, earlier in the game. In the different sections of the Wild Area, there is a Watts Trader who sells items from a list that can include Quick Balls. The Watts Trader's stock varies depending on which location trainers visit, so it could take a few visits before finding one with Quick Balls. Keep in mind that buying Quick Balls this way costs 50 Watts that can be acquired through Max Raids and Pokemon dens in the Wild Area.
In the end, while Quick Balls aren't as easily bought, journeying through the story to get them does make the Galar Region an immersive experience.
Pokemon Sword and Shield are out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
Source: Attack of the Fanboy