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How can you increase the catch rate of a pokemon without using a master ball?

2 votes

No masterball.

asked Dec 17, 2010 by topper156
edited Dec 20, 2010 by Pokemaster

3 Answers

1 vote

No. Every ball has it's own bonus, and that's it. Lowering HP, inducing a status - that's all.
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Catch_rate

answered Dec 17, 2010 by DarthDestiny
1 vote

By inducing status ailments,sleep an frozen are the best of 5 and by making it's HP really low.
and also by using the suitable pokeball,for example using a Level Ball on a pokemon whose level is a lot less than your pokemon's level.
and also there is the critical capture but you have to be extremely lucky

answered Dec 17, 2010 by Shxatoap
0 votes

Use a dusk ball and only do your catching after 8PM (this may vary depending on game/generation). it also works in caves: this will increase your catch rate to 3.5 (ultra balls are only 2X). the other alternative is to use soak (gen V) or a combo of skill swap/colour change (Kecleon)/water attack to change the wild Pokemon to a water type and use a net ball (3X catch rate). Putting it to sleep/freezing it gives an extra multiplier, while PRZ/PSN/BRN will give 1.5X. Lastly, use false swipe to guarentee 1HP (use foresight first or a Pokemon with scrappy for ghosts, as false swipe is a normal attack and will otherwise miss).
best chance for a catch: reduced to 1HP and asleep, using a dusk ball at night.
there is one exception, and that's roaming legendaries: get them to 1HP and asleep, then run. Find them again and they should still be asleep and at 1HP. The only pokeball other than the master ball with a better catch rate is the quick ball with a massive 4X catch rate: BUT it only works like this on the VERY FIRST TURN. After that, it's just a pokeball

answered May 5, 2013 by hyper beam