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I'm somewhat surprised I haven't found this and I wouldn't be surprised if it has been asked before, but is there any inspiration behind the design of the Poke Ball? Or is there no symbolism whatsoever?

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Poké Balls are inspired by the capsules for gashapon machines, which contain small, handheld toys.

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So, according to Bulbapedia, Pokeballs are based off of capsules for toys. As for what a gashapon machine is, this is the wiki article linked on Bulbapedia.

Hope this helps! :)

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Poké Balls are inspired by the capsules for gashapon machines, which contain small, handheld toys.

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Hope I helped!

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haha thanks both of you. i'll chose y's just because she linked another article but they're both good
I understand, thanks!