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Also what improves this chance?

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>The probability of a critical capture depends of the number of Pokémon that has previously been caught in the Pokédex.

Varying probability, improve it by catching more Pokemon.
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The variables as to a Critical Capture's success includes:

  • Number of Pokemon in Pokedex
  • Pokemon's Normal Capture Rate

The formula is:
>Critical Capture = floor((255,CatchValue) * Multiplier)

Firstly, 'CatchValue' is simply the normal Catch Value formula, which you can look at in the Generation V section of this page.

Now, if this number is below 255, (hence catchable) then this number is multiplied by a certain value, depending on the amount of species in your Pokedex.

  • If <30 Pokemon are in your Pokedex, this value is 0.
  • If 31-150 Pokemon are in your Pokedex, this value is 0.5.
  • If 151-300 Pokemon are in your Pokedex, this value is 1.
  • If 301-450 Pokemon are in your Pokedex, this value is 1.5.
  • If 451-600 Pokemon are in your Pokedex, this value is 2.
  • If >600 Pokemon are in your Pokedex, this value is 2.5.

So let's say that the 'CatchValue' is 48, and I have 373 Pokemon in my Pokedex.
CatchValue is below 255, so I can continue with the formula. So the formula would be:

48 x 1.5 = 72

Then, a random number (just a random number, not gonna go into unneeded specifics) will be generated, and if the resulting number (in this case, 72) is below that number, a critical capture will occur! :D

Really, the only way to improve the odds is you have to have less Pokemon in your Pokedex. Especially below 30 - since the resulting number will always be 0, and therefore the number will always be below the generated number. Yay. :D

Hope I helped. :)
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