Pikachu and Meowth prove that Pokémon can actually use a Poké Ball to catch another Pokémon. The plush ball thrown by Pikachu temporarily caught Meowth, proving it would work. While Pokémon can technically catch other Pokémon, there’s no need to worry about the Pokémon catching its trainer because Poké Balls have no effect on humans.
IN Pokémon and other fandoms, fans may sometimes have some strange questions they want answered, and the question of whether Pokémon can use Poké Balls to catch other Pokémon is one of them. Oddly enough, the Pokémon anime actually has the answer and it’s perfectly illustrated by Pikachu and Meowth.
In the Pokémon XY episode “A Frenzied Factory Fiasco”, Team Rocket takes over a Poké Ball factory and uses it to lure Ash and his friends with the promise of a tour. The group is then locked in a room, with only Pikachu able to escape and Meowth gives chase, trying to use Pikachu’s Poké Ball to stop him.
Their chase inevitably ends at the factory line where Poké Balls are being produced, and when Pikachu runs down the conveyor belt, he decides to turn the tables on Meowth and hit a Luxury Ball accordingly. his way, immediately sucking Meowth in.
Pikachu almost caught Team Rocket’s cry
The ball vibrates a few times before Meowth explodes, although he seems to enjoy his time in the Luxury Ball. This wasn’t the first time someone had almost caught Meowth, but This is the first time a Pokémon has used a Poké Ball on another Pokémon, and it behaves the same as if the trainer threw it. Of course, what might happen if Meowth is captured remains a mystery, but since Meowth uses Pikachu’s Poké Ball throughout the episode to try to recall him, there doesn’t seem to be any reason why Pikachu cannot call Meowth out. Just like a coach would do.
The closest thing to a commanding Pokémon in Poké Balls is probably in the first movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back, where Mewtwo uses balls of his own design to steal (and then clone) the Pokémon of other Pokémon. the trainer had arrived on his island, but Mewtwo didn’t really give them orders the way a trainer would. However, given that two Pokémon can understand each other, it seems that any Pokémon can do it, not just a powerful Pokémon like Mewtwo. One can’t help but imagine one of the more humanoid Pokémon wandering around with a group of other Pokémon, a sight that would certainly be a strange sight, but it seems technically possible.
Interestingly, the Luxury Ball only captures Meowth, leaving Pikachu’s shadow behind, so it’s fair to say that a Poké Ball cannot go inside another Poké Ball, although other items like Mega Stones can. Pokémon catching Pokémon certainly raises a lot of questions, but the anime clearly proves that it’s possible. Thankfully, Poké Balls have no effect on humans, so there’s no need to worry about the Pokémon flipping the script and capturing its trainer. It’s certainly interesting that Pokémon The anime took the time to answer this silly fan question and it helped make an entertaining episode even better.