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This question speaks for itself. I am currently trying to complete the Pokédex in Pokémon Shield, and I have Purrloin registered, but not Liepard. So I went down to North Lake Miloch to catch the wandering Liepard there. However, when I threw my Quick Ball at it, it shook to signify it was a critical capture, but then the Liepard broke out on the first shake the ball gave. If it helps, this was after I beat Leon, so the Liepard was level 60, and was against my Level 100 Azumarill. I do not know if the EVs and IVs of the Azumarill matter, but it was EV trained and had Max IVs.

Uh 0. (Filler)
I'm pretty sure it means that how many have you registered of that species, that's why I said it might be 0, but if it's not, and I end up being wrong, please reshow the other number Obstagoon.
Chance for a critical capture increases on total number of Pokemon caught in your Pokedex.
I have registered 218 Pokémon in total
Alright, I should be able to answer. I'll ask any questions if I have em

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You have a 9.766% chance of a critical capture, which then has a 90.538% chance of succeeding. Failing that, you have a 67.193% chance of succeeding with a normal capture. All in all, this amounts to a 69.473% chance per ball. Thus, you have at least a 50% chance of catching it within 1 ball and at least a 95% chance of catching it within 3 balls.

Ok, so basically, if we ignore the chance of even getting a critical capture, the cat had a 9.462% chance of breaking out. This is the calculator I utilized :)

EDIT: The chance of you catching it with a critical capture is 8.84% I believe

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Thanks! I it just seemed really rare for it to break out if a cc quick ball.
:) thanks
That's the exact calculator I tried to use, but I couldn't find the critical capture button.
Oh there isn't a button, you just have to read the analysis. It tells you the chance of getting the thing. :)
That's wierd, I didn't see that, ah well, thanks.
Basically, you had to put in the number of Pokemon that they've caught. That'll automatically do all ze mafs.
Cool, that must have been what I was missing, when I went through, I put 0 because I thought it meant of the species, not in total.
Lol (filler)