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Advance Generation The hallmark of sprite-based Pokémon gaming, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald set you off on an adventure in the watery Hoenn region with tons of diverse Pokémon to discover. Fans of Kanto can reexplore their favorite region in FireRed and LeafGreen. Here you'll find other fans who enjoy talking about the Pokémon, strategy, and techniques to master this generation.


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Old February 24th, 2010, 05:29 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, 03:28 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, 03:40 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, 01:39 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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