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Old November 23rd, 2013 (11:59 AM).
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OMG I can't believe I caught it in a friend ball! I only had 4 ultra ball, but 16 friend balls, so I did it to save ultra balls. Woot!

Have you ever caught legendary Pokemon with a really basic ball?
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Old November 23rd, 2013 (02:29 PM).
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yes i did capture articuno whit a premier ball in the first try
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Old November 23rd, 2013 (07:02 PM).
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Yup! I've caught loads of legendaries with the stupidest pokeballs imaginable. Groudon in a Net Ball? Check. How about Articuno with a Pokeball? Been there, done that. I'm not sure why I make things more tedious for myself. I mean I could just chuck Ultra Balls and get it over with. But the satisfaction you get from throwing a stupid ball is probably worth it. It's like you've achieved something... really dumb. And who doesn't love a challenge?

I think my most memorable one was probably Mespirit in a Pokeball. I didn't have anything to block it from escaping so I just chucked it in hopes that it'd work. I practically screamed when it did. :p
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Old November 23rd, 2013 (07:45 PM).
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The only time I ever did this was with Dialga. I managed to catch it with a pokeball. :p
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Old December 9th, 2013 (07:26 PM).
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I caught Dialga turn one in Pokemon Diamond with a Quick Ball and I crapped bricks. :v
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Old December 10th, 2013 (04:41 PM).
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Congrats on your Articuno catch ! I once caught Cresselia with a friend ball. I think it's just your luck ! After wasting about 20 ultras on a legendary, then catching it with a basic ball - feels like quite an achievement ~
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Old December 22nd, 2013 (07:58 AM).
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Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, all the lake trio but mesprit. CHECK. IK this isnt really relevant but in Emerald, after 14 resets and hundreds of pokeballs thrown, I caught Rayquaza at full health.
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Old December 22nd, 2013 (01:17 PM). Edited December 22nd, 2013 by Reddo.
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I caught Modest Ho-oh in a Friend Ball in HG. It took a lot of work but it was cool. Also, it was the last Pokémon I caught in that game. In this game I had trained a Parasect (even with EVs) with Spore and False Swipe to catch pokémon, but it was difficult to use against Ho-oh.
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I use to catch every legendary as a kid in Yellow and Fire Red with Pokeballs and save my Master Ball until I got to Mewtwo. Legendary dogs were always a problem with me, catching w/o master since you had like.. once chance. Pretty sure I once had to catch mewtwo with pokeballs because I used my masterball. Used like 350 pokeballs.
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I caught Rayquaza with 16 Pokeballs by hurting a lot! There is a trick to catch rayquaza while that gendreless pokemon using a move called "REST" then you have to throw poke balls as you can! For me caught from 16 poke balls!

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I don't usually try to do this, as I don't really have the patience for it and because sometimes the legendary will KO my whole team eventually if I waste time throwing useless Pokéballs at it.

However, I did catch a Lugia in SoulSilver with a Luxury Ball. The weird thing is, this battle was probably the hardest I've ever had to catch a legendary. I thought I would get it with some Dusk Balls and Ultra Balls, but they ran out quickly enough. Then I started throwing any random Pokéballs I had, because of my lack of preparation had left me with only a few left. I literally gave up and was about to restart when I decided to throw my last Luxury Ball, and it worked. I was so excited, as after all the others had failed, Luxury Balls had saved me.
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Catched Mewtwo after throwing 12 pokeballs, I couldn't believe my own eyes haha. I also got Zapdos with a great ball on the second try
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I usually catch legendaries in the more basic balls, for aesthetic reasons:

Ho-Oh in a Luxury Ball (1x)
Lugia in a Dive Ball (1x)
Suicune in a Dive Ball (1x, because on land)
Entei in a Luxury Ball
Moltres in a Premier Ball (1x)
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I caught Articuno one time with a Fast Ball!
And Lugia with a Premier Ball!
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Old January 30th, 2014 (12:56 AM).
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When I was playing HeartGold, I tried throwing a Poke Ball at Mewtwo on my first turn just for laughs, and actually caught it. I was half shocked at it working and half disgusted at catching it without a struggle, so I honestly just released it. Looking back on it, stupid idea, but I could always catch another if I really want one that bad.
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Old January 30th, 2014 (05:54 AM).
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I caught Suicune with a quick ball. It was plain easy and simple. Had faith in dem quick balls. :D
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I usually tend to try and catch any pokemon with a normal pokeball, so as far as I remember the last Dialga and Ho-oh I caught was with one!
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NATNEW threw a premier ball!
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