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What are some good catching Pokemon?

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In Pokémon X, I wanted to catch a BUNCH of Dittos. So, I caught a Fearow on victory road. I taught it fly, protect, false swipe and drill run. If the Ditto uses false swipe or drill run it can't get knocked out, and if it uses fly, I can protect. Any other time I use false swipe and then a pokeball.

Now that you've seen my example, I was just wondering if anyone else has any good ideas for Pokemon designed to make catching easy, whether it's a specific Pokemon like my fearow, or general for any Pokemon.

And please don't just say "anything with thunder wave of course".

asked Dec 8, 2013 by BouncingMagikarp
Anything with a Sleep move + False Swipe :1

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A Pokemon with moves like Spore and Sleep Powder work great because a Pokemon that is asleep has double the capture rate. Thunder Wave also works well because it induces Paralysis, where the Pokemon has 1.5x the rate of capture. Both of these status conditions can make Pokemon not attack, so it is great for capture.

Another great move, as you said, is False Swipe, as it always leaves the Pokemon with 1 HP, making it have the highest capture rate it possibly can.

3 Pokemon can learn these moves: Paras, Parasect, and Shroomish. Here are sample movesets for capture:

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Parasect (Defensive Capturing Pokemon) @ Leftovers
Relaxed Nature (^Def vSpd)
Ability: Effect Spore
EV Spread: 128 SpDef, 252 HP, 128 Def
Spore
False Swipe
Protect (For stalling)
Stun Spore (For Pokemon with Insomnia or other sleep-canceling abilities)

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Breloom (Offensive Capturing Pokemon) @ Leftovers
Jolly Nature (^Spd vSpAtk)
Ability: Technician/Effect Spore
EV Spread: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Spore
False Swipe
Protect
Force Palm (For chance of Paralysis for Pokemon with sleep-canceling abilities)
Mach Punch (If ability is Technician)

answered Dec 8, 2013 by Le Scraf
selected Dec 9, 2013 by BouncingMagikarp
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Breloom
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- Spore
- False Swipe
- Stun Spore
- Double Team

Well the last two moves can be whatever - they don't really matter. But Spore is guaranteed Sleep, and False Swipe won't kill anything. False Swipe is also powered up by Technician if Breloom has its hidden ability. I don't really think there is much more to say, although you will need to use something else if you want to catch a Ghost.

answered Dec 8, 2013 by MeloettaMelody
Ack, I was typing for like 10 minutes and you beat me by 40 seconds ~.~
yea but yours was more detailed - all I gave was a basic move set for Breloom