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Old August 24th, 2013, 06:00 AM
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I use my master ball on specific Pokemon depending on the game. In FR/LG and HG/SS, I use it on Mewtwo, it's just so suited for it. In D/P/Pt, I use it on Mesprit, again, it suits the Pokemon.
In R/S/E I don't use it at all, as well as B/W and B/W 2...
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Old August 24th, 2013, 06:41 AM
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Eh usually i look up what legendaries are in the game I'm playing. i never seem to remember x.x. But then i just pick the one i like most and catch it haha xD (accidentaly liked my post...this phone annoys me sometimes)
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Old August 24th, 2013, 06:42 AM
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I prefer not to use Master Balls. I think it takes aay the feeling o. victory when you catch a legend.

The one time I did use a Master Ball was in FR when i was looking for Articuno. When a wild Dewgong kept using Sheer cold on me, I thought it was a legend and used the Master Ball. Then I saw Articuno.....
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Old August 24th, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Cirno View Post
I use it on a roamer. Everything else I can catch easily enough with some patience while roamers would make me want to rip my hair out. Saves me a lot of stress. :D
I can imagine that feeling. Even though I was tempted to use it on Volotos in White I just battled him once to paralyze him. Again to get him to 1hp with False Swipe and then every other encounter I just threw Pokeballs. I caught him on the tenth Pokeball.

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Old August 26th, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Like most of you XD I use it on a roamer rather than the game's mascot legendary.

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Old August 27th, 2013, 07:19 AM
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In Gen I I always felt that it was intended to be used on Mewtwo, so that's usually what I did (unless I felt like using the Missingno. glitch and then I have infinite Masterballs.. lol). In my Gen II games I always used them on Lugia or Ho-Oh. But pretty much any game that's come out since then I hold off on using the Masterball and try to use it on hard-to-catch Pokemon like the Roaming legendaries. Although ultimately, I try not to have to use it at all.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 10:19 AM
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I always save them for a shiny, unless I have a Pokémon with False Swipe in my party. However... I haven't encountered much shinies since I started playing Pokémon :P
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Old August 27th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Normally I don't use my Master Balls at all, I want to save them for the really rare shiny, 99.9% of my Master Balls won't be used. For every other Pokemon (even legendary) I'll use the other balls.

So far I only used 1 in my Black2 team, when I caught my shiny Mienfoo.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 02:23 PM
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I typically use the Master Ball on the iconic Pokémon of each game (with the exceptions being RBY and FRLG, as I caught Mewtwo with the Master Ball in those games).
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Old August 30th, 2013, 06:55 AM
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My first Masterball may not have ever been used. I normally would probably have gone for Dialga, but I had no idea what I was doing- and my Staraptor 2HKO'd it.

I now prefer to save it, so I can SR for a shiny legendary (unless it's particularly easy to catch).
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Old August 30th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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I save mine for such events as Legendaries and stuff... I've made the mistake of using it on Wild Pokemon...
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Old August 30th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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I save the Masterball until I find a roaming Pokémon.

But then there's little I can do to capture any others that appear. Especially the ones that know moves like Roar.
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Old August 30th, 2013, 03:50 PM
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It varies. For LeafGreen it has to be Mewtwo - I buy into the pokéSpe explanation that it was designed for Mewtwo, even if you do receive it from Silph Co. (I think). In HeartGold I think it was probably used on Mewtwo again - same reason, plus I like the appearance of all the special apricorn balls (now really concerned that as it's been to Sinnoh and I've deleted my HG file that my Latias won't be in a Fast Ball). In Emerald it's for Rayquaza - tradition, first time I got that far I used the Master Ball when it was about to KO my last pokémon.
On Diamond and Platinum it gets more varied. On Diamond originally I used it on Dialga, same for Giratina on Platinum. However, on my current playthrough I used it on Mesprit. And on Platinum I'll probably use it on Cresselia, as unlike Latios, Latias and the legendary beasts I don't like them enough to go chasing around the region for hours.
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Old August 30th, 2013, 04:22 PM
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I use them on the main legendary for that particular game (e.g. Groudon on Ruby, Giratina on Platinum, etc.)
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Old August 30th, 2013, 05:06 PM
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In HG/SS I use it on Mewtwo just like everyone else. I don't use it in B/ but I use it on Kyurem in B2/W2. In D/P/Pt I use it on Giritina.
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Old August 30th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Shad0wChas3r View Post
Actually, my brother has like, twelve Masterballs in his Pokemon White 2 version *he hasn't obtained his in White 2 yet*. It started with trading a Pokemon that held the Masterball from his ruby to his sapphire. Trading two Pokemon that held the two Masterballs to his Firered. Trading three Pokemon that held the three Masterballs to his Leaf-Green. Pal-parked all four Masterball carrying Pokemon to his Diamond Version. Traded five Masterball wielding Pokemon to Pearl. Six to Platinum, Seven to HeartGold, Eight to Soulsilver. Transferred Nine to Pokemon White. Traded Ten to Pokemon Black. Traded Eleven to Pokemon Black 2, and finally traded all twelve over to his White 2, where he will soon gain his Thirteenth.

All in all, he could develop two teams with all of the ones he has currently. It is possible, just time consuming. He probably won't ever use them either .

As for me, I used to use it for Roamers, or Mewtwo in Firered. However, I have recently slowed up on using the Masterball, and much like my brother, keep it for collection purposes.
Wait, you cant transfer pokemon holding items from gen 4 to five. How did he do that?
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 01:32 PM
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On emerald you can get rayquaza pretty early in the game so i used the master ball on it and pretty much used it all the time after that making the game incredibly easy. Still whaiting for a shiny to obtain one
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 01:44 PM
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I often don't use it on many games, but on games on Fire Red and such, I would use it on the roaming Pokémon since especially in FR, once they escaped from battle they were gone forever, haha. xD;

But when I first played Black back a while ago, I didn't know Reshiram's catch rate was 45, so I threw a Masterball. I really regret that xD;;
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 01:52 PM
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I save them for important situations. And never end up using them...
I do the EXACT same. The first master ball I ever got though is a different story. Back in Diamond, I HATED Abomasnow. So for some reason I used a Masterball on one :? . I learned my lesson, perhaps to well, since I almost never use them anymore.

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Old September 2nd, 2013, 08:48 PM
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I save the Master Ball on a legendary I want to catch, like Articuno or Lugia or Zekrom. I don't want to battle a legendary in order to catch it, I just want to catch it and get it done. :P
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Old September 2nd, 2013, 09:18 PM
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If I don't end up using it I just put it in the PC to collect dust. I never use it most of the time anyway.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 03:29 PM
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I usually save the Master Ball for a shiny. Most of the time if I'm SRing for a shiny legendary I'll use the Master Ball on it. If not that then I use it on a shiny that can self destruct/flee but only if I'm unprepared for it.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 04:00 PM
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I usually farm them in Fire Red and transfer them up to to Diamond and then to Black 2, I save them for shiny encounters.

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Old September 5th, 2013, 06:36 PM
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I clone it and use it for roaming Pokemon and the random shiny I encounter. Everything else I try to catch the hard way

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