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  1. Will you reobtain the pokeball of a released Pokemon?
  2. Do Dusk Balls work in Ultra Space?
  3. How much does Roto Catch increase catch chance by?
  4. How long till Timer Balls become effective?
  5. Will a paralysed Pokemon be easier to catch?

My main question is #2, since at the time I made this question I was battling a Registeel.


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1) When you release a Pokémon, the PokeBall is not obtained.

2) Yes. Dusk Balls work in Ultra Space, just like all PokeBalls. Do they get the increased capture rate in Ultra Space? Well, as long it is night time, it should probably work. Looking at the Bulbapedia Dusk Ball pages, and the Bulbapedia Ultra Space page, there was no information to prove otherwise. I'm not sure if it will get increased capture rate when you are in a cave in Ultra Space; yellow portal for example


One of the Rotom Powers. It increases the chance to catch Pokémon a lot.

Unfortunately, after looking at every article there is, there is no confirmed information on the exact effects of this Roto Loto power.



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.
As of Pokémon Sun & Moon, it runs off of a formula (1+.3*Turn Number), with the maximum being 4

The effects of Timer Ball first comes into effect during the 11th turn.


Yes. Paralyzed Pokémon are 1.5 times as easy to catch.

Of course, there is lots of information for these games that aren't confirmed. They are fairly new games, and it's difficult to find exact odds for some things.

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Paralyzed Pokemon are 3/2 as easy to catch. Only sleep and freeze exactly double the catch rate.
Oh whoops.
What about Poisoned or Burned Pokémon?
No I think it’s only Paralysis and Sleep
Poison and burn also multiply catch chance by 3/2. https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Catch_rate
Oof I'm stupid.
Well know your making me feel stupid for upvoting you eXcess lol.
All of you are crazy ;)
The Pokemon guide page (on the Pokemon website near the release of USM; It isn't there anymore) for catching Legendaries in Ultra Space Stated that Dusk Balls work in Ultra Space at Night, and still don't work in Ultra Cave in the daytime, just in case you were wondering (I also confirmed this while trying to catch Pokemon in Ultra Cave at day and night with dusk balls and found it easier at night)

However, I can't find the page; I will edit the link in if you guys want it, but I'll have to dig for it. :P
Awsum. In that case I was right. :D