Poké Ball manual

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Introduction

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 Poké Ball replica is equipped with touch and proximity-sensing technology. The Poké Ball’s button glows when it 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 light colour from white to red and then green. These display-grade Poké Balls are ideal for collectors: each replica comes with its own presentation case – authenticated by a uniquely-numbered hologram – and a polished stainless steel ring so that you can display your Poké Ball exactly as you wish.

Powering up and powering down

The Poké Ball is supplied with three AAA (LR03) batteries. Before first use, pull out the plastic isolation tab. Press the Poké Ball button for about two seconds (a long press) to turn the Poké Ball on. When the Poké Ball is on, a long press turns it off. When the Poké Ball is turned on, the button illuminates with the last selected colour, which could be white, red or green. When the Poké Ball is first turned on, the default colour is white.

The Poké Ball Presentation Display Case is supplied with three AA (LR6) batteries. Before first use, pull out the plastic isolation tab. Opening the Display Case automatically turns on the Display Case illumination. The illumination can be turned off by touching the name plaque on the front of the case for at least two seconds (a long touch). The Display Case illumination can be turned back on by touching the plaque with a long touch, or by closing the Display Case lid and opening it again.

IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION
Please handle this Poké Ball with care. This Poké Ball is not a toy. Never throw this Poké Ball; it is for display purposes only. Throwing this Poké Ball will damage it and may injure someone.

IMPORTANT BATTERY INFORMATION
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 Poké Ball is not a toy. Never throw this Poké Ball – it has been designed for display purposes only.

Using the Poké Ball

The 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 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 Poké Ball for proximity sensing.

Proximity sensing

Bring your hand close to the Poké Ball – the button glows brighter as you get closer.

Touch sensing

Pick up the 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 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).

Double click

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 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 Poké Ball off. The button briefly glows red as the Poké Ball powers down.

Standby and shut down

After being left turned on (but not touched) for around 10 minutes, to conserve power, the Poké Ball goes into “standby” mode where the proximity sensor is disabled and the 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 Poké Ball on again.

Using the Presentation Display Case

The Display Case’s functions are activated and controlled by opening the lid and touching the name plaque on the front of the case.

Opening the Display Case

Opening the Display Case automatically turns on the illumination. The illumination chases around the Poké Ball support cup in the colour that was last chosen. The default colour is white.

Closing the lid turns the Display Case illumination off and disables the touch-sensitive plaque so that the Display Case can’t be accidentally turned on while it is closed.

Changing the light colour

The Display Case can illuminate the Poké Ball in one of seven light colours. Touching the name plaque on the front of the Display Case 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 Case is turned off, when it is next turned back on it will remember the last colour that was chosen.

Cabinet Display Mode

If the Display Case is left on but not touched for around 10 minutes, it will enter a low-power Display Cabinet Mode. In Display Cabinet Mode the illumination will glow very dimly and flash briefly once every 10 seconds. The batteries will last for about six months in Display Cabinet Mode.

Touch the plaque to deactivate Display Cabinet Mode and return the Display Case illumination to full brightness.

Displaying the Poké Ball

The Poké Ball can be displayed in the presentation Display Case, on the polished metal Display Ring, or freestanding on its own.

Presentation Display Case

Styled after a traditional gift box, the Presentation Display Case is the ideal way to display and protect your Poké Ball. As you open the case, the display plinth rises automatically into the display position. The soft rubber cup supports the Poké Ball, ensuring that the surface remains blemish-free while bathing the Poké Ball in one of seven different coloured illumination sequences.

Cabinet Display Mode ensures that your Poké Ball is always looking its best.

Polished Metal Display Ring

A highly polished metal Display Ring can be found inside the Display Case’s battery compartment. Using a size 1 Phillips screwdriver, untighten the battery compartment door locking screw to retrieve the metal Display Ring and use it to safely display the Poké Ball on any flat, level surface.

The metal Display Ring also conveniently locates into the icon on the top of the display case so that you can use the Case as a display plinth if you want.

Caution: ensure that the Poké Ball is always displayed out of reach of small children and on a secure surface. The Poké Ball is made of die cast metal and is heavy – if it falls, it will be damaged and could injure someone.

Go freestyle

The Poké Ball is specially weighted so that it always rests the right way up – perfect for display freestyle with no ring or plinth. 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 Poké Ball is metal and heavy and will be damaged if it falls, and may injure someone if it falls on them.

Changing the Poké Ball batteries

The Poké Ball is supplied with three AAA (LR03) batteries already fitted inside. All you have to do is remove the isolation tab to start enjoying the Poké Ball’s functions. To replace the batteries when they are exhausted, follow the instructions below.

Eject the battery core

The batteries are housed in a tubular core located behind the Poké Ball button. To access the batteries, carefully hold the Poké Ball with both hands and depress the black ring round the button with your thumbs. When you hear a click, release the pressure and allow the battery core to slide out.

CAUTION Do not use a hard, metallic, or sharp object to depress the battery core front ring as doing so could damage the paint finish on the edge of the Poké Ball in the core area.

Remove battery cover and replace batteries

Using a size 0 Phillips screwdriver, fully untighten the locking screw and then slide the battery cover off the battery core.

Remove the spent batteries and recycle them.

Replace the batteries with three AAA (LR03) alkaline batteries, making sure that they are inserted with the correct polarities as marked on the battery compartment.

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.

Refit the battery core

Replace the battery core cover, being careful to align the white square on the battery compartment with the icons on the side of the battery core cover, then retighten the screw to secure the battery core cover.

Slide the battery core back into the Poké Ball, ensuring that the icons align with the Poké Ball’s black centre ring.

Push the core home by pressing gently on the button until you hear it click into place. If this action has not turned the Poké Ball back on, remember to press the button for a long press to turn the Poké Ball back on when you want to use it.

Changing the Display Case batteries

The Presentation Display Case is supplied fitted with three AA (LR6) 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 Case batteries, using a size 1 Phillips 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 AA (LR06) 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.

Care instructions

The Poké Ball is not a toy; it is a collector’s item designed for display and should be handled with care. Clean the Poké Ball and the Display Case 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 Poké Ball.

Retain the packaging and the printed instruction manual for future reference.

Do not throw the Poké Ball. It is made from metal and it is heavy, so throwing it will damage the ball and may injure someone.