A Poké Ball is the hallmark of aspiring Trainers everywhere. In the Pokémon world, this remarkable device is an essential part of a trainer’s equipment, functioning both as a means with which to catch a Pokémon and as a place for it to reside in comfort when not helping its trainer on their adventures.
This first officially-licensed premium collectible Mini Poké Ball replica is equipped with touch and proximity-sensing technology. The Mini Poké Ball’s button glows when the ball senses motion and glows extra brightly when the ball is touched. Pressing the button starts a Pokémon-catching illumination sequence; double-clicking it changes the button light colour from white to red and then green. These display-grade Mini Poké Balls are ideal for collectors: each replica comes with its own presentation stand – authenticated by a unique laser-etched number – and a polished silver-plated display token ring so that you can display your Mini Poké Ball exactly as you wish.
Powering up and powering down
The Mini Poké Ball is supplied with two CR2032 coin cell batteries. Before first use, pull out the plastic isolation tab. Press the Mini Poké Ball button for about two seconds (a long press) to turn the Mini Poké Ball on. When the Mini Poké Ball is on, a long button-press turns it off. When the Mini Poké Ball is turned on, the button illuminates with the last selected colour, which could be white, red or green. When the Mini Poké Ball is first turned on, the default colour is white.
The Mini Poké Ball Presentation Display Stand is supplied with three AAA (LR03) batteries. Before first use, pull out the plastic isolation tab. Placing the Mini Poké Ball on the Display Stand automatically turns on the Display Stand illumination. The illumination can be turned off by touching the upper front surface of the stand for at least two seconds (a long touch). The Display Stand illumination can be turned back on by a long touch on the upper front surface, or by lifting the Mini Poké Ball off the Display Stand and placing it back on the Display Stand.
IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION
Please handle this Mini Poké Ball with care. This Mini Poké Ball is not a toy. Never throw this Mini Poké Ball; it is for display purposes only. Throwing this Mini Poké Ball will damage it and may injure someone.
VERY IMPORTANT BATTERY INFORMATION
WARNING!: This product contains Coin Cell Batteries. A swallowed Button or Coin Cell Battery can cause internal chemical burns in as little as two hours and lead to death. Dispose of used batteries immediately. Keep new and used batteries away from children. If you think batteries might have been swallowed or placed inside any of the body, seek immediate medical attention.
When replacing the AAA (LR03) batteries, ALWAYS use alkaline batteries and be sure to insert them correctly by matching the battery + and – polarity battery symbols with the battery compartment + and – markings. Do not use rechargeable batteries; NEVER mix old and new batteries; NEVER short-circuit the supply terminals; NEVER mix different types of batteries; ALWAYS remove exhausted batteries from the product; ALWAYS remove batteries when not in use for extended periods. NEVER dispose of batteries in a fire. Non-rechargeable batteries are not to be recharged. Keep batteries away from small children as they are a choking hazard.
This Mini Poké Ball is not a toy. Never throw this Mini Poké Ball – it has been designed for display purposes only.
Using the Mini Poké Ball
The Mini Poké Ball’s functions are activated and controlled by its proximity and touch-sensing capabilities as well as by pressing its button.
Calibrating the sensor
After you have turned it on, or after handling it continuously, put the Mini Poké Ball down and wait for the button illumination to fade out. Wait five seconds without touching it. This allows the proximity sensing circuit time to calibrate and prepare the Mini Poké Ball for proximity sensing.
Bring your hand close to the Mini Poké Ball – the button glows brighter as you get closer.
Pick up the Mini Poké Ball (or touch both halves of the metal shell) to make the button glow at its brightest.
Single short button press
Do a single short press on the Mini Poké Ball’s button – the button will give up to three white pulses, then randomly either light up green or red (with a 50:50 chance each way).
Two short button presses (a double click) changes the button illumination colour.
Double-clicking changes the button illumination from white to red. Double-click again to change the illumination to green. Double-clicking again changes the illumination back to white again.
If you turn the Mini Poké Ball off, when turning it on again, the ball remembers the last colour you selected.
Long button press
Pressing the button for two seconds or more (a long press) turns the Mini Poké Ball off. The button briefly glows red as the Mini Poké Ball powers down.
Standby and shut down
After being left turned on (but not touched) for around 10 minutes, to conserve power, the mini Poké Ball goes into “standby” mode where the proximity sensor is disabled and the Mini Poké Ball must be picked up (or touched on both halves of the metal shell) for a few seconds to wake it up.
After around three days, the ball will automatically turn off. A long press turns the Mini Poké Ball on again.
Using the Presentation Display Stand
The Display Stand only illuminates when it detects that there is a Mini Poké Ball present. Placing a Mini Poké Ball on the Display Stand powers it on. When a Mini Poké Ball is present on the Display Stand, the Display Stand’s illumination functions are controlled by touching the upper front surface of the Display Stand.
Placing a Mini Poké Ball on the Display Stand
The Display Stand has two illuminated areas, the display ring and the Pokémon logo. Placing a Mini Poké Ball on the Display Stand automatically turns on the Display Stand’s illumination. The display ring illumination chases around the Poké Ball support cup in the colour that was last chosen. The default colour is white. The Pokémon logo glows a steady colour. The default colour is white. A long touch (greater than two seconds) toggles the illuminated areas off and on.
If the illumination is off, lifting the Mini Poké Ball off the Display Stand and placing it back on the Display Stand turns it back on.
Changing the illumination colour
The Display Stand can illuminate the Mini Poké Ball and the Pokémon logo in one of seven light colours.
Touching the front upper surface of the Display Stand for around half a second (a short touch) changes the illumination colour. There are seven colours to choose from: white (the default colour), red, green, yellow, blue, magenta (pink), and cyan (light blue). If the Display Stand is turned off, when it is next turned back on it will remember the last colour that was chosen.
The Display Stand also has three basic illumination modes:
- Pokémon logo and display ring the same colour
- Pokémon logo white regardless of display ring colour
- Pokémon logo unlit regardless of display ring colour
Change the Illumination Mode by double-touching (two quick touches one after the other) the stand.
Double-touching the stand the first time sets the Pokémon logo to white regardless of the colour of the display ring. While in this mode, single touching stand will change the display ring colour but the Pokémon logo will remain illuminated white.
Double-touching the display a second time (while the Pokémon logo is fixed on white only) turns the Pokémon logo illumination off. While in this mode, single touching the stand will only change the display ring colour.
Double-touching the stand a third time (while the Pokémon logo illumination is off) resets the stand back to its default mode where the Pokémon logo and the illumination ring are illuminated with the same colour.
Removing and replacing the batteries in the Display Stand resets the Illumination Mode to the default state where the display ring and the Pokémon logo match.
Cabinet Display Mode
If the Display Stand is left on but not touched for around 10 minutes, it will enter a low-power Display Cabinet Mode. In Display Cabinet Mode the Pokémon logo and display ring illumination will glow very dimly and the display ring illumination will flash briefly once every 10 seconds. The batteries will last for about three months in Display Cabinet Mode.
Touch the upper front surface of the Display Stand or remove and replace the Mini Poké Ball to deactivate Display Cabinet Mode and return the Display Stand illumination to full brightness.
Displaying the Mini Poké Ball
The Mini Poké Ball can be displayed on top of the presentation Display Stand, or placed on the polished silver-plated Token Display Ring, or freestanding on its own.
Presentation Display Stand
The Presentation Display Stand is the ideal way to display your Mini Poké Ball. As you place the Mini Poké Ball on the stand it detects the Poké Ball’s presence and automatically illuminates the ball in the colour you previously set. The soft rubber cup supports the Poké Ball, ensuring that the Mini Poké Ball’s surface remains blemish-free while bathing the mini Poké Ball in one of seven different coloured illumination sequences.
Cabinet Display Mode ensures that your Mini Poké Ball is always looking its best. If you have multiple Mini Poké Balls in your collection and they are arranged near to each other, due to the intermittent flashing of the different Display Stands’ Cabinet Display modes being out of sequence, the the stands’ illuminations will appear to twinkle as they independently flash every 10 seconds or so.
Silver-plated Metal Display Token
A highly polished, silver-plated metal Display Token can be found on the underside of the Display Stand. Each different Mini Poké Ball comes with a token featuring a different Pokémon silhouette pattern. Collect and display the silver-plated tokens separately or use them to display your Mini Poké Ball on any flat, level surface by placing the Display Token under the Mini Poké Ball.
Caution: ensure that the Mini Poké Ball is always displayed out of reach of small children and on a secure surface. The Mini Poké Ball is made of die-cast metal and despite being small, is still heavy – if it falls, it will be damaged and could injure someone.
The Mini Poké Ball is specially weighted so that it always rests the right way up – perfect for display freestyle with no Token or Display Stand. Take care to display it on a flat level surface out of the reach of small children and somewhere it won’t get knocked. Remember that, after all, it is a ball, and balls roll when placed on an incline. The Mini Poké Ball is metal and heavy and will be damaged if it falls, and may injure someone if it falls on them.
Changing the Mini Poké Ball batteries
The Mini Poké Ball is supplied with two CR2032 coin cell batteries already fitted inside. All you have to do is remove the isolation tab to start enjoying the Mini Poké Ball’s functions. To replace the batteries when they are exhausted, follow the instructions below.
Opening the Mini Poké Ball
The batteries are housed inside the upper half of the Mini Poké Ball. To access the batteries, you will need a SIM pin tool or thin paper clip to open the Mini Poké Ball and a small Philips or Pozidriv (PZ0) screwdriver.
- Using the screwdriver unscrew the crosshead screw on the base of the Display Stand and remove the battery door.
- Remove the SIM pin from inside the Display Stand battery compartment.
- Locate the small hole in the band on the rear of the Mini Poké Ball and, securely holding the lower half of the Mini Poké Ball, push the SIM pin into the hole to release the top half of the Mini Poké Ball. The top half will spring open but will remain firmly attached to the bottom half (note: these two parts can not be separated).
- To make sure that you don’t lose the SIM pin, before you do anything else, replace the SIM pin in the Display Stand battery compartment, replace the battery door, and secure by tightening the screw.
Remove battery tray and replace batteries
Unscrew the Mini Poké Ball’s battery tray and slide it out.
Remove the spent batteries and recycle them.
Replace the batteries with two CR2032 coin cell batteries, sliding them in from the front of the tray and ensuring that they are inserted with the positive side facing up, as marked on the battery compartment.
Always keep batteries out of the reach of small children as coin cell batteries can cause serious injury or death. Always read the battery safety advice and take care to follow it.
Refit the battery tray
Replace the battery tray, then retighten the screw to secure the battery tray in position. Take care not to over-tighten the small screw that holds the battery tray in place.
Close the Mini Poké Ball by squeezing the two halves back together until you hear them click. Long press the Mini Poké Ball button to power up Mini Poké Ball the next time you want to use it.
Changing the Display Stand batteries
The Display Stand is supplied fitted with three AAA (LR03) batteries. All you have to do is remove the isolation tab to start enjoying the Display Case’s functions. To replace the batteries when they are exhausted, follow the instructions below.
Open the battery door to change the batteries
To replace the Display Stand batteries, using a size 1 (or 0) Phillips or Pozidriv screwdriver, untighten the screw holding the battery door closed and lift the door clear of the housing. Remove the spent batteries and recycle them. Replace the batteries with three AAA (LR03) alkaline batteries, taking care to ensure that the polarity matches the markings inside the battery housing.
Replace the battery door and retighten the screw to secure in place.
Always keep batteries out of the reach of small children as they can be a choking hazard. Always read the battery safety advice and take care to follow it.
The Mini Poké Ball is not a toy; it is a collector’s item designed for display and should be handled with care. Clean the Mini Poké Ball, the Display Stand and the Token Display Ring only with a soft, slightly damp cloth; do not allow to get wet or immerse in water. Keep out of reach of small children: this product has been designed for use by ages 14 and above.
Do not throw the Mini Poké Ball.
Retain the packaging and the printed instruction manual for future reference.
Do not throw the Mini Poké Ball. It is made from metal and even though it is small, it is heavy, so throwing it will damage the ball and may injure someone.