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Old October 12th, 2012 (02:20 PM).
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Viridian Forest Pigeotto. I caught one by accident in Yellow, and I trained it into a Pigeot in order to replace the aweful Pikachu you're given. I then attempted to catch one again later in red, but I got nothing but Regular Pidgies and Bug-type pokemon. It took hours to find one.
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Old October 12th, 2012 (02:46 PM).
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In Fr/Lg, it's probably the roaming Suicune/Entei/Raikou. Thing is annoying to even find. Mewtwo can also pose problems. As can anything that's hacked like the underleveled Pidgeottos in Yellow that the above poster mentioned.

I typically don't concern myself with catching 'em all. I just want to get through the game and catch what I can. The only time I have come even close to a full Pokedex was in my Sapphire...
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Old October 15th, 2012 (07:49 AM).
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I'd say Zapdos. It was always trouble in the Power Plant for me, and I try not to use my Master Ball on it.
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Old October 15th, 2012 (08:27 PM).
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Eh, all the legendaries where pretty okay I guess, but the Suicune was such a pain the first time around. I had no idea he appeared randomly at first, and so I stayed in the same patch of grass for hours. Which was the patch of grass outside of the very first town. uuuuggghhh.
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Old October 16th, 2012 (04:22 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Omega Genesis:
Viridian Forest Pikachu, but only due to their rarity. It was the same way in the originals, too.
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I know how you feel, the moment I got to Viridian Forest, I started Pikachu hunting. But yeah, the one that really irked me was the Dratini and Chansey in the Safari Zone. I'd spend thousands of dollars before I even got one Dratini!

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Old October 17th, 2012 (06:15 AM).
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I do remember searching for ages for an Clefairy in the Mt.monn, if that doesn't count I guess Entei as it kept running from battle.
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Old October 17th, 2012 (06:43 AM).
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In Fr/Lg, it's probably the roaming Suicune/Entei/Raikou. Thing is annoying to even find. Mewtwo can also pose problems. As can anything that's hacked like the underleveled Pidgeottos in Yellow that the above poster mentioned.

I typically don't concern myself with catching 'em all. I just want to get through the game and catch what I can. The only time I have come even close to a full Pokedex was in my Sapphire...
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Ah yes, the roaming Suicune/Entei/Raikou were a pain in the ass to attempt to catch. I wound up just transferring in the ones I captured from Colosseum.

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Old October 17th, 2012 (11:48 AM).
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I still don't have Suicune. That's all I have to say.
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Kangaskhan and Dratini, those two were my headache, I spent like 2 hours looking for them in the safari zone, not even the legendary birds gave me so much work (not even moltres, I only used like 4 or 5 ultra balls)
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Old October 27th, 2012 (02:31 PM).
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Mewtwo. Took me a long while.
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The roaming Raikou and Chansey in the Safari Zone. Roamers have always been a problem since I like to hoard my Master Balls, and low capture rate combined with the general ineffectiveness of the Bait/Rock method of capture makes Chansey rage-inducingly tough to nab.
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Old October 28th, 2012 (03:06 PM).
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Zapdos! Ugh, what a pain he always is. Always uses up all my pokeballs, tempting me to waste my masterball on him.
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Old November 3rd, 2012 (05:07 AM).
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For me it was probably Zapdos, although it varied with every playthrough. Sometimes, Pokemon that were hard to catch became easy to catch, and vice versa, however the one that has probably been the cause of the most resets and wasted balls was Zapdos. I usually saved up my Masterball for Mewtwo, or had some friend waste it on a Fearow because someone told him it was a fourth bird to the trio, so I rarely ever used those on the birds, and was stuck spamming Ultra Balls. But yeah, I don't remember the exact amount of replies and Pokeballs I used on it, I just remember it was a lot :p It's also one of my favourite Pokemon to use from that generation anyway, so it was worth it :D
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Old November 3rd, 2012 (11:47 PM).
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For me personally it would be all of the Legendary Birds, even as I used Ultra Balls it took numerous times for me to be able to capture them successfully. Also, Kangaskhan gave me problems, it was finding and capturing the Pokemon that was the most difficult.
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Old November 5th, 2012 (08:01 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Are there Oceans in Space?:
Mewtwo, as I wasted my Masterball on Articuno.
Exactly this on my first play-through. I ran out of Ultra Balls & just used the Master Ball thinking I'd get more later. Mewtwo was an absolute ***** to catch, it always ended up struggling & KO'ing itself or I ran out of Ultra Balls.

Second playthrough, Suicune.
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Old November 10th, 2012 (10:50 PM).
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definitely Tauros

i didnt spend much time on Chansey, Kangaskhan or dratini.
legends were children play, i just paralyzed them all and were asy catch lol
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Old November 12th, 2012 (12:09 AM).
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I want to say Mewtwo, although Moltres seemed inexplicably hard to catch. I never even ended up catching Suicune though, so Suicune would have been the hardest for me since I used the Master Ball on Moltres.
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Old November 12th, 2012 (01:57 AM).
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Mewtwo, or Articuno. I used my Masterball on an Arbok, even though I was completely capable of reading and quite smart, I thought the game must of been kidding, saying I could catch any Pokemon without fail. Never encountered Raikou/Suicune or Entei. Chansey and Scyther were just crap. Looked for hours and finally found 3 Scyther. but only caught one. Oh yeah, I was 6 when I got it.
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Old November 12th, 2012 (02:24 PM).
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The Legendary Birds were surpriseingly hard to catch in that game. I don't know why. I don't remember Mewtwo battle much in FR,but I caught mewtwo in 3 tries with 2 ultras and a moon ball. Ended up catching it with a moon ball complete accident in HG
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Old November 12th, 2012 (02:29 PM).
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mewtwo took me 2 hours and a billion resets and a ton of ultra balls. Possibly zapados also but it seemed really easy to catch the birds
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The hardest for me was Mewtwo. God, that was frustrating. I used my Masterball on Dratini.
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Chancey and Tauros in the safari zone.
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Old November 13th, 2012 (03:54 AM).
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I think the Safari Zone pokemon were pretty hard to catch since they'd flee and you couldn't get their HP down. I think Chansey is probably the hardest to catch.
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Old November 13th, 2012 (06:10 AM).
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Definitely Goddamn Mewtwo, I spent about 3-4 hours on it, at least the frustration came with a satisfying result, that being about a day later it got Pokérus.
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Mewtwo, took forever to find, then eve longer to catch
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