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Old February 24th, 2010 (5:29 PM).
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I saw a catch rate calculation so I tried it, but I don't think it's right. Either that or I'm not using it right. This is the calculation:

((4*TotalHP-2*CurrentHP)*(CatchRate*Ball))/TotalHP+Status=Result

There's a randomly chosen number between 0-255 and if this number is lower than the result, the Pokemon will be caught. In my case:

((4*37-2*3)*(45*1))/37+1=173.7

So 173.7 gives me a 68.12% success rate (according to my calculations). Yet I've thrown 40~ Pokeballs and failed to catch the Pokemon every single time. So is this calculation wrong or am I just really, really unlucky?
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Old February 27th, 2010 (3:28 PM).
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The formula you got (from Serebii, I guess?) is wrong, indeed. Check the related Bulbapedia article here for further info.
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Old February 27th, 2010 (3:40 PM).
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It will depend on the pokemon. Some had like a 3 catch rate. What Pokemon are you trying to get?


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Old March 3rd, 2010 (1:39 PM).
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Well, if it doesn't work, you're either having hugely bad luck or it is wrong.
Do you have bad luck?

So it obviously is wrong. Read this article.
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Old March 7th, 2010 (10:34 PM).
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Oh, I was missing quite a lot. Thanks.

It was a Mawile btw.
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