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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. StellarLeader on

    The pokéball can capture Ghost-type pokémon… AND Grass-type pokémon AND Dragon-type pokémon… AND all the other 15 types of pokémon. Can the Ghost Trap capture non-ghost things? I guess not. So pokéball it is!

  2. Guillaume Bérubé on

    I went with the pokeball because its design is so simple yet so iconic. Miniaturizing rock snakes and flying dragons for use as transportation and bodyguards is also pretty useful

  3. Russell Catt on

    I went with the pokeball because using it for capture also confers ownership.
    The ghost trap is containment only.

  4. Despite the fact I’m a HUGE Ghostbusters fanatic (I’ve built a Proton Pack replica and at one time was working on fixing up a car of the same model as the base of Ecto-1, though unfortunately had to sell it when I was semi-homeless), I had to go with the Pokeball simply because it can catch all kinds of things, not just Pokemon. There was at least one instance in the anime where a Pokeball even caught an inanimate object.

    Plus, the Pokeball is more stable and safe technology compared to the dangers posed by the ghost trap.

  5. If we’re just looking at the trap, I’ve got to give it to the Pokeball.

    If you add the Proton Packs into the equation, then I cannot in good conscience vote against the unlicensed nuclear reactors.

  6. Pokeball, they’re more convenient to carry around, and can catch all sorts of creatures, not just ghosts.

  7. A ghost trap needs to be set and takes a while, while a pokeball only needs to be thrown. The chance of success of both is uncertain, but a Pokeball can potentially contain the Pokemon world’s equivalent of gods, so I’m going with the Pokeball.

  8. Rolina Eldis on

    You guys specifically said Pokeball, which is hands down the worst of all the mon capturing balls, considering all other balls are literally judged by how much better they are than the pokeball at capturing things. Given the high failure rate inherent in that ball, I’m going to give it to the Ghost Trap. If it were up against the Quick Ball or the Master Ball or any of the more specialized balls with the 4-8x capture rates, that’d be one thing. But it’s not. Easy answer is easy.

  9. Scott Ledford on

    I chose pokeball for one reason, and one reason only. Arceus. Arceus is believed to be the creator of the pokemon universe. It is quite literally a god, and also stored in a pokeball.

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