ah yes. the classic mash A to enhance catch rate. xD
I was actually devastated when I heard that rumour actually had not effect. I think I was even gullible to believe in diamond and pearl that you'd have to time it correctly when catching something and scream "caught you!" in the mic. LMAO.
LOL i did a lot of silly things like that too xD; i wish i could remember more of my stupidity as a kid playing. used to chant to myself thinking the gameboy could see/hear me and would make catching stuff easier if i did that
Back then I didn't understand a lot of Pokemon and I probably had no clue shinies even existed. I remember once trying to start trade with my cousin by just putting the GBA's beside each other while we were both in the same Pokemon Center or something. LOL. x__x