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I'm up against a random Pokémon and I want to throw my master ball. Can it miss?
If it misses do I lose it forever?

no its about missing that is not hitting the mon. Not not able to catch.
You mean wild Pokémon right?
OK stupid question but uh
It can't miss, if you watch random YouTube videos, it plays a special animation that causes the master ball to go to the pokemon and hit it without fail.
no its about missing that is not hitting the mon. Not not able to catch.
commented 8 minutes ago by Hoenndragon

Didn't understand...

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Best answer

It can't miss :P

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, throwing a Master Ball will bypass the Poké Ball throwing mechanic, and will instead show a cutscene of the Master Ball catching the chosen Pokémon. If used on Legendary Pokémon in these games, they will attempt to smack the ball away, but will still be caught anyway.


And, LGPE's Master Ball description states:

The best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance. With it, you will catch any wild Pokémon without fail.


Also, this video showcases different Master Ball animations in LGPE, and nah it doesn't miss.

Hope it helped!

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No, the master ball cannot miss a Pokemon if you throw it in LGP/E. The game will do a special animation that is better seen than described.
Watch this video
Time stamp is 2:32:48

Also, as to why that is the video, it was the video that I knew for sure had that animation(my brother showed me it when I asked about LGP/E speedrunning)
Edit: He said that it was funny.
Thanks but other answer sounds more better. I'll give you+1 for effort.
I thought this would happen but oh well.