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To evolve Nincada into Shedinja, you need an empty slot in your party, as well as "a pokeball in your bag". Would I get Shedinja if there was a free spot in my party, but my only pokeball was a Master Ball and nothing else? And what about other pokeballs like the Great Ball or Love Ball etc?

Any answers would be appreciated, thanks! :D

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In Generation III, Shedinja instead copied the ball Nincada was in; this is the only legitimate way to get a Shedinja in a non-standard Poké Ball until Generation VIII, where Shedinja can be caught in Max Raid Battles.

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So there are currently 2 ways to get Shedinja in a different kind of ball.

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...there is an extra space in the player's party and an extra Poké Ball in the player's bag.

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Bulbapedia links that sentence to the Poke Ball (item) not the Poke Ball class of items. Therefore, you must have a Poke Ball -- not a Love, Master, or any other ball -- to get a Shedinja.

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Can confirm, if you get your Shedinja through Nincada evolution, it will only ever come in a Poke Ball, which you must have in your bag.  I was really mad when I evolved my Nincada, but didn't have a Pokeball, only Great Balls.  Did not get a Shedinja.