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Catch rate equation?

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I am trying to figure out this equation for catch rate I am a strate A student in math but I still can't understand it Chance = Ball (((TotalHP x 4 - CurrentHP x 2) x CatchRate)/ TotalHP)+Status +1

i am trying to catch latias I am useing the love ball it is down to one hit point and is paralyzed

asked Jun 5, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Jun 7, 2010 by Pokemaster

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You won't be able to catch Latias using a Love Ball. The Love Ball increases chances 8 times, but only if your pokemon is the same as the opponent but opposite gender. In other words, you need to be using a male Latias which doesn't exist! I don't think using a Latios will work.

Anyway I wouldn't worry about the exact formula. Just know what the balls do. I find the Dusk Ball is the best since you get 4x catch rate in caves or at night (that's when I play the game mostly anyway).

Also, sleep and freeze are better than other status conditions, they get 2x catch rate but paralyze, poison and burn are only 1.5.

answered Jun 8, 2010 by Pokemaster
actually according to a website it is just the opposite gender