The Ballistic Ball is a type of Nerf ammunition that was released in 1989.


The Ballistic Ball is a ball-like ammunition fired mainly out of ball blasters.

The green variation of the Ballistic Ball is slightly larger than the previous colorways.[1]

A number of other companies produce ammunition similar to Ballistic Balls that can be used with Nerf blasters as well; Buzz Bee, Larami, and Lanard have all produced their own variation of the Ballistic Ball.

The ammunition type has been criticized by the Nerfing community for their rather poor firing range when compared to other types of ammunition.

Official description


The Ballistic Ball was first introduced in 1989 with the Blast-a-Ball, as the first ammo type for a standard Nerf blaster (not counting the 1976 Nerf rocket). For several years in the mid-1990s, the Ballistic Ball was not used with any Nerf blaster after the release of the 1995 Ripsaw. It was later re-used prominently throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, starting with the 1998 Pulsator.

The Ballistic Ball was updated with the 2003 Atom Blasters line; this version of the Ballistic Ball was now green and slightly larger in diameter. This meant that certain older blasters could not utilize this new type of ball.

The Ballistic Ball has been discontinued since 2005. The last known release to use this ammunition was the Atom Blaster.

Color schemes

The Ballistic Ball has been released with the following color variations:


Bungee Ball

The Bungee Ball is a variation of the Ballistic Ball that was used with a certain blaster. It is the same as a yellow Ballistic Ball, except that there is a bungee within the ball. The range of the Bungee Ball was generally better than the regular Ballistic Ball, although now it is rare because there were no refill packs available.

Bungee Balls only work with its patron blaster, the Bungee Blaster.


Ballistic Balls work with the following blasters:

Refill sizes

Ballistic Ball refill packs could be purchased in the following sizes:

Size Price
Green ballistic balls 5 4.99 USD
Unknown 12 (comes with mesh bag and belt clip) 8.99 USD


  • Ballistic Balls can sometimes do some actual damage when fired at a very close range.
  • The balls will sometimes bounce off other surfaces when shot at.
  • Ballistic Balls resemble grenades when compared with other Nerf ammunition, so their launchers could be considered grenade launcher style blasters.
    • Ballistic Balls are sometimes used as grenades in Nerf wars as an alternate to darts that are held together with a rubber band.
  • The High-Impact Round from the RIVAL series could be considered a successor to the Ballistic Ball.



  1. YouTube logo FG4000 (2017-01-23). [Vintage Review] Nerf Pulsator (Video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2017-12-07.

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