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How can you make catching legendary Pokemon easier?

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is there any other ways besides putting them to sleep or paralyzing them?

asked Jun 10, 2013 by scytherzilla

2 Answers

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I'll list a few.

  • Try different PokeBalls depending on your environment for more effectiveness, e.g. use a Dusk Ball in a cave or at night for a high catch rate.
  • Lower it's HP. It is good to carry a Pokemon with False Swipe for this reason; False Swipe will never knock a Pokemon out.
  • If you're looking for a roaming legendary, use prevent it from escaping with an ability like Shadow Tag or with a move that has a similar effect.
  • Use a Master Ball. :P

If you're lucky and you're playing in Gen V, you may also experience a critical capture, which means the PokeBall will only need to shake once for the Pokemon to be caught.

Will add more.

answered Jun 10, 2013 by ƒιzz
edited Jun 10, 2013 by ƒιzz
I know. I never stated that it guaranteed the capture, although it increases your chances a lot.
yeah ik
well this deserves an upvote :)
Thanks, although yours is probably the way to go if it works (despite how tedious it is, although it would probably take longer to capture it without that strategy anyway :/).
I wouldn't' know, I always use this strategy xP
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Using the masterball works too, but one of my favourite technics is this. It does involve getting it to a low level, but using tons of timer balls (buy 30-40) is very effective:

The Timer Ball is a PokéBall that works best on Pokémon as the
duration of battle increases. If up to 10 turns have taken place, the
Capture Rate is 1. If between 11 & 20 turns have taken place then the
Capture Rate is 2. If between 21 & 30 turns have taken place then the
Capture Rate is 3. Finally, if over 30 turns have taken place, the
Capture Rate is 4.

CatchValue = ((( 3 * Max HP - 2 * HP ) * (Catch Rate * 4 ) / (3 * Max
HP) ) * Status Modifier CatchValue = ((( 3 * Max HP - 2 * HP ) *
(Catch Rate * 3 ) / (3 * Max HP) ) * Status Modifier CatchValue = (((
2 * Max HP - 2 * HP ) * (Catch Rate * 1 ) / (3 * Max HP) ) * Status
Modifier

So after 30 throws, you will surely be able to catch the legendary Pokemon.
The premier ball works too, but it isn't that reliable.

answered Jun 10, 2013 by Aeternis
Premier Ball has a normal x1 catch rate just like a Pokeball; there's nothing special about it except its design.
but I like it's desighn, reshiram looks so cool in it xP