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Old September 5th, 2013 (9:44 AM).
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    I always seem to be able to to get the HP really low without making the Pokemon faint, then throw a Dusk Ball. Dusk Balls have a high catch rate when it's night time or you're in a dark place, like a cave, and they work AMAZINGLY well. Seriously, I'm pretty sure Dusk Balls even have a higher catch rate than Ultra Balls. When I finally gather my things together and go for the legendaries, I'm probably gonna wait until night time first.
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    Old September 5th, 2013 (9:51 AM).
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      I always seem to be able to to get the HP really low without making the Pokemon faint, then throw a Dusk Ball. Dusk Balls have a high catch rate when it's night time or you're in a dark place, like a cave, and they work AMAZINGLY well. Seriously, I'm pretty sure Dusk Balls even have a higher catch rate than Ultra Balls. When I finally gather my things together and go for the legendaries, I'm probably gonna wait until night time first.
      From what i recall ultraballs have a 1.5% catch rate while duskballs have an 8% if it's dark.
      then you figure in all the other numbers....
      but yeah, dusks have a higher catch rate.
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        Lower H.P, throw a Pokeball, then rapid fire that 'A' button! Which probably has no effect besides making me look slightly challenged... but its a habit more than technique! (sometimes I change it up to the 'B' button, XD)
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          So funny to read about people holding down B when they catch Pokemon... I do that too! I remember being CONVINCED it worked because I read about it on a website when I was young... (probably one that had rumors about Pikablu and PokeGods on it)
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          Old September 5th, 2013 (11:29 AM).
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          Weaken the Pokemon to the orange or red zone. If it's an easy to catch Pokemon, like the ones towards the beginning, I won't bother to give them a status ailment and just toss the Pokeball. Later on I weaken them to the orange or reds and then paralyze usually, before throwing an Ultra/Dusk Ball. :o
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          Old September 5th, 2013 (1:49 PM).
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            I try and paralyze the Pokemon, then use False Swipe to get it down to 1HP. I then lower the accuracy as much as possible so it has less chance of hitting me when I try to catch it.

            I seem to do more than hold the B or A button. I hold both, as well as L and R. Funny, right?
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            Old September 5th, 2013 (4:35 PM).
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              I usually just chuck Ultra balls at it while holding the A or B button. I strategically try capturing it if it's a shiny Pokemon though.
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              Old September 11th, 2013 (3:52 PM).
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                Well, lowering the Pokémon's HP has worked well enough since Red and Blue. I haven't really needed to do anything else... except maybe put one to sleep once in a while.
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                Throw ball.

                Unless I save in front of the Pokemon, odds are the first attack will faint it, like it always does.
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                Old September 11th, 2013 (5:07 PM).
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                I use a move that doesn't do a lot of damage and depending on how low the HP goes, I either use a status inflicting move or I throw a ball that depends on the catch ratio of the Pokemon.
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                Old September 11th, 2013 (5:46 PM).
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                I have a Bisharp with False Swipe, Mean Look, and Thunder Wave. I usually have 30+ of every type of ball and use what is most effective. I do carry 100+ Quick Balls and always start off with one of those.
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                  (I only use pokeballs and sometimes premier balls to catch my pokemon. It shows everyone who's boss when I send them out in battle.)

                  My technique in 7 easy steps:

                  1. buy 999 pokeballs.

                  2 (only used for legends). Save.

                  3. Use Samurott's Surf/waterfall to determine pokemon's stats.

                  4. If I don't like the stats, kill the weakling with fire (or soft reset for legend).

                  5. False swipe.

                  6. Use pokeball.

                  7. Rig waterbird desk toy to keep pushing A.
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                  Old September 11th, 2013 (10:41 PM).
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                    Quote:
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                    I use a move that doesn't do a lot of damage and depending on how low the HP goes, I either use a status inflicting move or I throw a ball that depends on the catch ratio of the Pokemon.
                    pretty much this, i've never had a dificulty with this simple method. especially if you paralyze then use a duskball
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                    Old September 11th, 2013 (10:54 PM).
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                    I remember having a Smeargle which knew False Swipe, Spore, Milk Drink and Spacial Rend. With some ultra balls it made catching pokémon a matter of waiting rather then skill. Nowadays I just usually lower the target down to read and start chucking some balls.
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