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Pokemaster/Moderators, how do you find out the rate of finding Pokemon?

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Example: Ghostly Forest
Gastly: Common
Misdreavus: Uncommon
Phantump: Rare

Fishing:
Frillish (M): Common
Frillish (F): Common
Jellicent (M): Rare
Jellicent (F): Rare

Interact:
Giratina: Only one

Ya know, like that.

If you still dont understand, see this.

asked Oct 17, 2013 by Fist Of Justice
I'm pretty sure the encounter rates are just estimates based on gameplay experience.

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For all previous games it's based on data directly extracted from the game's code. All Pokemon have a certain chance of appearing on each route. We convert that to common/uncommon etc to make it easier.

For newer games like X/Y it will be estimated based on experience playing the game and seeing how many of each Pokemon appear.

answered Oct 21, 2013 by Pokemaster
selected Oct 21, 2013 by Fist Of Justice