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    Default Miraculous Rare Encounters

    Ever go into an area either knowing or hoping for that rare encounter? Well in my case, the encounters were planned. However the means of successful capture were far from predictable. I've enjoyed the classic GBA Gen 3 remakes of Red and Blue countless times; as the originals are at the top of my all time favorite video games list. FireRed and LeafGreen have their ups and downs, but I always find myself coming back to my favorite android powered emulator to play through that iconic Kanto region. Recently I decided to once again go for that complete Pokedex, and found myself in need of some rare legendary bird Pokemon... You know those three My point being, I've never had the privilege of catching all 3 on my first encounter with 1 UltraBall each! What a rush! I had my party and strategies all planned out. Save files in order... Unbeknownst to me, save files are obsolete! I was lucky enough through all three encounters to land a successful capture after my initial combo on each rare bird Pokemon. To reiterate; 1 combo, 1 UltraBall, 1 legendary...

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    My Quick Ball instantly working on Tapu Koko, and obtaining all Ultra Beasts in one Beast Ball
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    Once while playing SoulSilver I managed to catch Mewtwo in an Ultra Ball on the first move. Usually I paralyze it or put it to sleep first, and then get it's HP down as low as I can without fainting it, but this time I just threw the Ultra Ball first thing and it worked! I was in a state of shock for about ten minutes after that.

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    During my first Crystal playthrough, I remember catching a Raikou I have just encountered for the first time at full health with just one Fast Ball.

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    I somehow managed to encounter a shiny Terrakion in less than 50 resets, and I wasn't even trying for a shiny, just looking for one with good IVs for a competition. I didn't have my Master Ball on me, but I was able to catch it and I still have it to this day. The kicker? I found another shiny Terrakion on a different save file about a month after the first one. I caught it, but in my quest to get a decent Pokemon for competitive, I ended up soft-resetting over it deliberately because I didn't have any other save files available and I didn't want to play through the whole game again. (Yes, I still regret that decision.)

    Another lucky encounter was in my first playthrough of Diamond; I was wandering through Turnback Cave trying to find Giratina. When I finally got to its room, I was so excited that I forgot to save in front of it before I battled it. I then realized I only had about 15 Ultra Balls on me, and I had already pretty much accepted that I'd have to get all the way through the cave again. I didn't have to, because I caught it with the last Ultra Ball I had. I think I sat there in shock for a good couple minutes before I could process what happened.
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    The first Pikachu that I encountered in a recent run of Platinum was carrying a Light Ball. I couldn't believe it when I saw it, lol.
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    The only thing I can think of is encountering Raikou in Route 37 in a Soulsilver nuzlocke as my first encounter on the route and managing to catch it in a Fast Ball from full health before it could run. Kind of cheapened the Nuzlocke though, having a level 40 pokémon already when you're at 3 badges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedJirachi View Post
    Obtaining all Ultra Beasts in one Beast Ball
    Same. Wanted Beast Balls for other captures.
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    I remember visiting Mt Pyre in Sapphire and casually exploring the area just to listen to the BGM, then suddenly finding a Chimecho. I wasn't looking for one although I needed one for my Dex, so it was cool how I was able to find such a rare Pokemon by accident. :]

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    Finding Nameless Cavern in ORAS completely blind, while having a whole bunch of Poke Balls to fill the Pokedex in other areas. I'd call that miraculous.

    Also, this isn't an encounter, but I caught the obligatory-to-encounter Red Gyarados with my last Poke Ball. That was an epic moment of my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vroomer View Post
    Same. Wanted Beast Balls for other captures.
    It helps that since two of them have a catch rate of 255, throwing a Beast Ball on them is like throwing a Master Ball on them
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    My brother caught either Xerneas or Groudon (I forgot which one) with a Quick Ball.
    As for me, does it count that I caught a shiny Nidoran in LeafGreen's Safari Zone? It could have fled, but it didn't. Oh, and I was actually looking for Chansey at the time.

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    I met a wild Kangaskhan at Wela Volcano Park in Sun. The chance of it appearing is 1%, so I felt rather lucky afterwards. Also on Sun, when I went back into the Abandoned Megamart after completing the Trial there, the very first Pokemon I ran into was a Mimikyu, which has a 5% chance of appearing. In comparison, it took me forever to find one in Moon. I was also able to find both Comfey and Passimian very quickly on Sun. I feel like it has been my lucky game recently.

    One other rare encounter I remember is that I once found a wild Yanma on SoulSilver when they weren't swarming, the chance of finding one under such circumstances is 1%.
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    I think I caught like three legendaries in BW and B2W2 with a Dusk Ball in the first turn by playing at night and catching them in caves. I have a feeling they were Regirock, Kyurem and either Cobalion or Terrakion.
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    I recently found Chansey and Scyther quite early on inside the Safari Zone in FR. By early I mean within less than 100 steps. I couldn't catch them though and I haven't found either one since. This was also my very first time finding Scyther in the wild there in both the original and remakes. I also pulled up a Dratini while fishing as the third Pokémon that I hooked in the same Safari Zone visit. I also found a Shiny Vanillite literally in the middle of a hoarde, a Shiny Durant that literally ambushed me, and a Shiny Furfrou all in X. Then in OR I caught a male Shiny Combee.
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    Caught a shiny Venomoth in the FRLG Safari Zone, and then a shiny Venonat in the same place the very next day.
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    I caught Dialga and Palkia in a row with the first Ultra ball I threw at each of them in Platinum.
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    I easily caught Dhelmise. Why is this Pokemon so rare? It's amazing and cool and I still use it on my team.
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    Restarted Black 2, got a shiny Snivy as my starter.

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    I also got a female Oshawott the very first time I booted up B2 after getting the game. I wasn't even trying to get a female starter! I named her Ottelle and still have her in my Moon game.
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    When I started up my Moon copy I got a female Litten first time without even intending for it. Didn't stop me from naming her Meowstache as per intended though.

    Edit: this literally just happened. I was trying to get an Emolga via Phenomenon on Route 5 in White, and as my fourth Phenomenon encounter I found a Chinccino, which has a 5% encounter rate. I'm not sure whether to be ecstatic or infuriated - this thing has a lower encounter rate than Emolga and I found it first - but I'm still gonna catch it anyway.

    Double edit: and I killed it by accident. Goddamn my luck...

    Triple edit: the f**k I found a second one and caught it!
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    The one that sticks out the most to me is finding not one, but two full odd shiny Pokémon in Moon before I even beat the game. I wasn't even looking for them either. Granted, they have terrible natures, but I would still call this miraculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechanisticMoth View Post
    I caught Dialga and Palkia in a row with the first Ultra ball I threw at each of them in Platinum.
    That's because their catch rates are so high. This is very common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jirachi100 View Post
    My brother caught either Xerneas or Groudon (I forgot which one) with a Quick Ball.
    As for me, does it count that I caught a shiny Nidoran in LeafGreen's Safari Zone? It could have fled, but it didn't. Oh, and I was actually looking for Chansey at the time.
    Safari Zone shinies are inherently miraculous, so well done. Was it a male or female Nidoran
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