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February 24th, 2010, 5:29 PM
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:


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:


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?

February 27th, 2010, 3:28 PM
The formula you got (from Serebii, I guess?) is wrong, indeed. Check the related Bulbapedia article here (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Catch_rate) for further info.

February 27th, 2010, 3:40 PM
It will depend on the pokemon. Some had like a 3 catch rate. What Pokemon are you trying to get?

~Hot n' Cold~
March 3rd, 2010, 1:39 PM
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 (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Catch_rate).

March 7th, 2010, 10:34 PM
Oh, I was missing quite a lot. Thanks.

It was a Mawile btw.