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Old March 2nd, 2013, 12:46 PM
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What's the fastest you've ever caught a legendary? And what's the fastest rate in which you have caught hard-to-catch Pokémon?
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 02:37 PM
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Fastest I caught a Legendary was probably Entei in FireRed when I just ran into by chance and caught it immediately with a Master Ball. Though if I exclude anytime I caught a legendary with a Master Ball, I'd say Articuno in FireRed or Victini in White. Both only took about 10-15 minutes. Fastest rate I've caught a hard-catch Pokemon? Honestly I can't remember. Though yesterday in Black 2 I caught the Volcarona in Relic Castle and that catch done was pretty quickly, through I used an Ultra Ball instead.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 02:51 PM
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Hetran in Black 2 with a luxury ball in 1 move, hypnosis. That thing apparently loves it some luxury balls.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 04:14 PM
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Catching Zekrom in 3 Ultra Balls in Black 2.

But then again it has an easy catch rate compared to most legendaries.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 10:27 PM
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thunderus full HP threw one pokeball and caught it first turn no status conditions or anything
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:02 AM
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thunderus full HP threw one pokeball and caught it first turn no status conditions or anything
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:22 AM
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I don't exactly remember the details and exactly what legendary it was (it might have been Azelf, but I can't be too sure), but I do remember tossing a single Quick Ball right from the start of the battle and catching it with full health and all. That was one of my YESSSS moments. Best capture ever. (Y)
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:09 AM
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Oh easily.
I was doing a solo run and only had a pokeball. 1 POKEBALL!
I caught virizion.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:10 AM
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2nd or 3rd turn capture with an Ultra Ball against Kyogre. I remember getting its health down pretty low with one move, then just tossing an Ultra Ball or two and being impressed with how fast it all happened. Then I boxed it and never used it.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:24 AM
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oh I remember now Raikou in heartgold I just awaken the trio and the route heading to the ranch he appeared first. I just throw a great-ball and lucky caught him.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:38 AM
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Kyogre in Sapphire with 1 Pokeball on first turn. I know its extremely lucky, but it was that or my masterball and I didn't want to use my masterball at that time XD
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:13 AM
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A Quick Ball thrown at Mesprit in White 2. Mind = blown that I caught it, and it even had good IVs with a Modest nature.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 11:42 AM
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I threw a regular pokéball at Moltres in LG. Automatic catch
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 10:28 PM
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Groudon, 1 hit into yellow bar, 1 Ultra Ball.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 03:04 AM
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My fastest was when I caught Mewtwo with a Masterball in one turn, END OF STORY.

My fastest that I could remember WITHOUT the o'mighty Master Ball was with a first turn Quick Ball on Mespirt on Diamond.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 08:09 AM
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Not including masterball catching, my fastest would be Mewtwo. Lowered its health some (if at all), and threw a Dusk Ball. Caught it on my first try.

I also caught a Thundurus with almost full health using an Ultra Ball on White version. I knew it would flee if I tried to really lower its health any more, so I just threw an Ultra Ball and hoped it would work. I was pretty darn happy when I caught it.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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Caught Mewtwo at full health with Master Ball.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 04:06 PM
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After several retries I ended up catching Mewtwo on my Leafgreen file using just one Ultra Ball.

If only the first million attempts were that easy.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 08:12 PM
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I don't think that's even possible, prove me if I'm wrong :P
0.4% chance, according to Bulbapedia.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Caught a Palkia first turn with a Pokeball on Platinum. Felt like a boss after seeing it was a Modest nature.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 09:31 PM
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I remember back when I was playing Ruby, before I inflicted damage or status on groudon, I just tossed a pokeball at him and then it clicked and I caught him. I was so excited when it happened.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 10:35 PM
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Zekrom in White was the first non-Master ball legendary that I caught under 15 minutes. I have horrible luck!
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Old March 11th, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Mewtwo in pokemon red, back in the day. just wondered what would happen if i just threw a regualar pokeball right away when the battle started. Well ill be damned, it caught the bugger!
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Old March 12th, 2013, 06:15 AM
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Cobalion, unsure of the catch rate, but Ultra Balls were the ball of choice. Only took a couple. That moment made me happy because I was prepared to turn my game off and on until I got him with Ultra Balls. Lol
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Old March 18th, 2013, 05:45 PM
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My fastest catch was Tornadus in Black, quick ball first encounter.
I also caught a Mewtwo with a master ball in FireRed.
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