Hmm. I wanted to share this, and I guess this is the correct thread.
I have just collected my 16 badges and went straight to the Power Plant to capture Zapdos. I got it on the very verge of red health, but it was still orange. Too much to catch it, too little to attack it again with my level 60s Lugia and Typhlosion. I road it out with those two, taking all damaging attacks and healing with Hyper Potions when needed. In between I threw Ultra Ball after Ultra Ball hoping for a miracle. Once I was completely sure that it was out of damaging attacks, I sent out my level 14 Pinsir to use Seismic Toss and Cut and then my level 9 Wooper for a few hits of Rock Smash. This took it down to the smallest thread of health I have ever seen. Meanwhile Zapdos could only use Agility and Charge, having spent all PP of Ancient Power and Discharge. I started the battle with ~60 Ultra Balls, twice it came within a click of capturing, but to no avail. I now had 4 left. Threw one. Broke out instantly. Threw another. Broke out instantly. Threw another. Broke out instantly. At this point I'm surprised that Zapdos has not fainted itself in Struggle, seeing how the battle has raged on for 60+ turns. Knowing this is the last chance, I throw my very last Ultra Ball......and catch Zapdos. It took every single one of those ~60 Ultra Balls, a level 65 Typlosion, a level 64 Lugia, a level 39 Latios, a level 14 Pinsir, and a level 9 Wooper to capture it.
And as I threw the last Ultra Ball, I thought to myself, this ain't the movies. It never happens on the last try.
Guess it is the movies.
Now onto Articuno...
"Life is wonderful....but why?"