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Does lowering a wild Pokemons' Defense, Accuracy, or Speed give you a higher chance of catching a Pokemon?

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Like, I sort of always thought that a wild Pokemon with greater or less Def, Acc, Spe, or SpDef would have a lower or higher catch rate in that battle. But now I'm not so sure. So I was wondering if using moves such as Tail Whip, Flash, or String Shot would help me in my catching!

asked May 13, 2013 by Crazy Garchomp

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No, it doesn't.

Only major status conditions (e.g. Paralysis) and decreasing the target's health will increase your chance.

Read more here.

answered May 13, 2013 by ƒιzz
selected May 13, 2013 by Crazy Garchomp
awww thx
No problem :)
Actually, lower the pokemon's defense in the first and second generation DOES increase the catch rate. I got an original Pokemon Silver for Gameboy color for Christmas, and I just caught Lugia today.

I nearly spent all day trying to catch it just by putting it to sleep, and dropping the HP. I spent 33 Great balls trying. One the second try of lower it's defense stat, all it took was 3 trys with Fast Balls.

In conclusion, lowering the defense stat with moves like LEER, does help your odds of catching wild pokemon.