Pokémon Center Introduces the Love Ball from The Wand Company
Pay tribute to Johto and the magical world of Pokémon with your very own Love Ball.
Have a ball and live out your dreams as a Pokémon Trainer with a new hand-finished replica Poké Ball, available now at the Pokémon Center. Poké Balls are an essential tool for any Trainer, and the Love Ball, which was introduced in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, is the perfect home for one of the beloved Pokémon caught during your journey. Thoughtfully crafted by The Wand Company, each Love Ball integrates stunning design and touch- and proximity-sensing technology for an interactive experience.
In the Pokémon world, Love Balls are made by Kurt from Pink Apricorns. The Wand Company puts just as much care into these Love Balls—each one is crafted with a detailed die-cast metal shell with a high-gloss lacquer finish. The front button lights up in response to nearby motion, and when it is touched, it becomes brighter and triggers an illumination sequence that replicates the experience of catching a Pokémon.
Get the ball rolling on the next phase of your adventures as a Pokémon Trainer today at the Pokémon Center.
The Pokémon Company International, The Wand Company Unveil 2023 Lineup of Popular Poké Ball Replicas
First Replica of the Year, Featuring the Love Ball, Only Available Now at Pokémon Center
Bellevue, Wash., and Cambridge, United Kingdom — Jan. 11, 2023 — Today, The Pokémon Company International and The Wand Company launched a Love Ball replica, the first of four premium collectibles releasing throughout this year as part of the new 2023 die-cast Poké Ball replica series. The remaining replicas in the series will include a Dive Ball, Net Ball and Luxury Ball.
Based on an item introduced in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, the Love Ball replica is crafted with a die-cast metal shell and high-gloss lacquer finish featuring the iconic pink color and heart design from the games. In addition, the detailed replica is equipped with proximity-sensing technology, enabling the front button to illuminate upon touch or motion detection.
The Love Ball replica is available now at Pokémon Center, the premier online destination for official Pokémon merchandise. Trainers in the US, Canada and UK will be able to order the replica from Pokémon Center for one month before it becomes available at other participating retailers in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
“Pokémon Center delivers the most premium merchandise for fans of the brand, and The Wand Company continues to create stunning replicas of iconic Poké Balls that capture nostalgic moments from Pokémon history, transporting Trainers directly into the Pokémon world,” said Cindy Ruppenthal, senior director of Pokémon Center and ecommerce at The Pokémon Company International. “The exquisite details and careful design of each replica provide Trainers with another way to engage with the Pokémon brand while adding a premium item to their collection.”
“Through the continuation of our partnership with The Pokémon Company International, fans can expect to see even more premium and authentic Poké Ball replicas throughout 2023,” said Chris Barnardo, CEO of The Wand Company. “We hope these new replicas will make fans feel as if they’re holding their very own piece of the Pokémon world in their hands.”
Trainers can also purchase hugely popular replicas launched previously, including the iconic Poké Ball, Heal Ball, Friend Ball, Quick Ball, Cherish Ball and more, at Pokémon Center and participating retailers. Every Poké Ball replica produced by The Wand Company comes with a uniquely numbered presentation case and a stainless steel ring to display the product.
💗 You’re Gonna Love This Love Ball 💗
The Wand Company’s newest Poké Ball collectible is here!
Capture Your Heart
First appearing in the Johto region, the heartfelt Love Ball is now here as a replica you can own. You’ll find it first exclusively at Pokémon Center—no Pink Apricorns required!
This replica Poké Ball features a highly detailed die-cast metal shell with a high-gloss lacquer finish. Touch and proximity sensing brings it to life with glowing light sequences! On its own or in its illuminated display case, you’ll love how it looks in your collection!