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I was trying to catch Cresselia, and I threw an Ultra ball. It jumped!
It was not a critical capture.

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It is critical capture!i have already catch a poke like that!sorry ,but it is :-D
Sorry, but you are wrong. If she knows what a CritCap is and she is still confused, it cannot be that.
Since this question still isn't yet answered since the person asking the question says no to every single answer is said, I might as well answer it myself. What I think might of happened to your Ultra Ball is that it was a Critical Capture. Since you denied that on MK 42's answer i'm thinking that you were not looking at it that clearly and must of thought it jumped then made a Critical Capture. I'm pretty sure of that because a jumping Pokeball is not reported to any other person i'm sure that's it.
It's still unanswered :3
How many times did it bounce?

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Okay, I'm gonna answer this. xD
If I get this wrong, I'm sorry. I'm just trying to get this over with -.-'

A critical capture is where you throw a PokeBall in battle, and before it drops down to the ground, it flashes white and it shakes a little. How this effects the capture is that it will not take four shakes in order to capture, but only two! This doubles your chances of catching the Pokemon. Just like critical hits.

If it was not a critical capture, and the capture wasn't affecting the Pokemon in anyway (e.g., it's not glitched) then I really wouldn't worry about it. It may have been your imagination that the capture looked a little peculiar than it would have normally been.

Hope I helped. :)

This also may occur when you try to catch another trainers Pokemon?
nope just wild pokemon...  I never got it for like a year then it happened like 11 or 12 times in a day?
I feel so annoyed when I get a critical capture on a Pokemon, and for some flippin' reason it doesn't work, yet all the other times it is so close to catching it. It's so annoying -.-'
YES!!! hat sucks it happened to me on full Hp Kyurem,  dont know why i tried to catch it at full hp...