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is there any other ways besides putting them to sleep or paralyzing them?

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I'll list a few.

  • Try different PokeBalls depending on your environment for more effectiveness, e.g. use a Dusk Ball in a cave or at night for a high catch rate.
  • Lower it's HP. It is good to carry a Pokemon with False Swipe for this reason; False Swipe will never knock a Pokemon out.
  • If you're looking for a roaming legendary, use prevent it from escaping with an ability like Shadow Tag or with a move that has a similar effect.
  • Use a Master Ball. :P

If you're lucky and you're playing in Gen V, you may also experience a critical capture, which means the PokeBall will only need to shake once for the Pokemon to be caught.

Will add more.

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I know. I never stated that it guaranteed the capture, although it increases your chances a lot.
yeah ik
well this deserves an upvote :)
Thanks, although yours is probably the way to go if it works (despite how tedious it is, although it would probably take longer to capture it without that strategy anyway :/).
I wouldn't' know, I always use this strategy xP
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Using the masterball works too, but one of my favourite technics is this. It does involve getting it to a low level, but using tons of timer balls (buy 30-40) is very effective:

The Timer Ball is a PokéBall that works best on Pokémon as the
duration of battle increases. If up to 10 turns have taken place, the
Capture Rate is 1. If between 11 & 20 turns have taken place then the
Capture Rate is 2. If between 21 & 30 turns have taken place then the
Capture Rate is 3. Finally, if over 30 turns have taken place, the
Capture Rate is 4.

CatchValue = ((( 3 Max HP - 2 HP ) (Catch Rate 4 ) / (3 Max
HP) )
Status Modifier CatchValue = ((( 3 Max HP - 2 HP )
(Catch Rate
3 ) / (3 Max HP) ) Status Modifier CatchValue = (((
2 Max HP - 2 HP ) (Catch Rate 1 ) / (3 Max HP) ) Status
Modifier

So after 30 throws, you will surely be able to catch the legendary Pokemon.
The premier ball works too, but it isn't that reliable.

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Premier Ball has a normal x1 catch rate just like a Pokeball; there's nothing special about it except its design.
but I like it's desighn, reshiram looks so cool in it xP