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December 28th, 2003, 6:34 AM
What affects how easy it is to catch a Pokemon with the Pokeballs? apart from the obvious like remaining HP and the type of ball... I know sleep status, paralysis, assuming burned, frozen, poisoned etc. Does confusion affect this at all? Or the Pokemon's speed/sp def/def stat? thanks

December 28th, 2003, 12:08 PM
-remaining hp in percentage to max hp (lower the better)
-pokeball type

that is all... stuff like using leer is just a mental psychological thing to make things "easier".

The question to check out is rather confuse and attract counts as they are "pseudo-status" really... (but then again what can be so hard about catching pokemon anyway...)

December 28th, 2003, 12:21 PM
Going with what frosty said, there isn't much hard about catching pokemon(Except legendaries)

Just get them low hp(false swipe), sleep,ultra ball, and voila!

latios tamer
December 28th, 2003, 3:44 PM
i heard that when you push B when the ball wiggles then you will automatically get the pokemon (opfcoarse i know tyhats a lie)

December 28th, 2003, 5:24 PM
i heard that when you push B when the ball wiggles then you will automatically get the pokemon (opfcoarse i know tyhats a lie)your half and half there LT in R/B/G you push the B button and i made the Pokemon easier to catch!

December 28th, 2003, 10:54 PM
All psychological factors... (sarcasm begins:) They say that after you throw the pokeball, if you do a ritual dance at that time, the pokeball will become a Masterball and you can catch any pokmon then! (end sarcasm)

the pokemon game has formulas and statistics, calculations within the game... not like pressing some buttons will alter the way the calculations work.

December 29th, 2003, 6:42 AM
Yea, it's all just rumors, some people do it and believe it helps catch them easier, and some people don't.It's just your choice

December 30th, 2003, 6:53 AM
I know this is probably a stupid question, but on what Pokemon can you get False Swipe in Sapphire?

December 30th, 2003, 7:20 AM
Naturally learn False Swipe: farfetch'd, cubone, scyther, grovyle, zangoose, nincada
(assuming National Pokdex)

Actually, this leaves *only* Nincada to have false swipe as the others are not in Houen Pokedex, Grovyle is starter only so you may not have it and Zangoose is a ruby only. Plus Shedinja with false swipe is very helpful as that's your key to easy Rayquaza catching.

December 30th, 2003, 7:21 AM
Pokemon on Sapphire:
Grovyle/sceptile(Naturally at lvl 53 or 59)
Seedot(Egg Move)
Shroomish(Egg Move)
Nincada(Naturally at lvl 25)
Mawile(Egg Move)
Pinsir(Egg Move)
Heracross(Egg Move)

I think that's all of them(I'm not entirely sure though)