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    Hey guys, I just captured Kyurem. I got him to really low health and he still resisted 35 ultra balls. I ran out so I figured I might as well use my poke balls otherwise I'll just reset and try again. I caught him after 5 poke balls.

    I was just curious to see if anyone else has caught really hard legendary pokemon with a poke ball really easily?
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    Yes, I have caught legends after using just a few balls and I have had to reset 3-5 times because I either ran out of balls or they struggled themselves to death. It is extremely luck based and random at times.

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    sometimes you get automatic captures but it is extremely rare
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdagamer777 View Post
    sometimes you get automatic captures but it is extremely rare
    I am pretty sure it has the same rate as a master ball failing, which is like .000000001! So yeah.
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    It isn't programmed for a Master Ball to fail, I think. Oh, and I was getting really annoyed with Virizion, so I threw a Quick All after lots of resets, and got it one go.
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    I was wondering myself a while back because I caught all my legendarys in pokeballs that were way too (seemingly) weak for them. This same anomally occured in Heartgold, and more recently White. I don"t know why, but when a legendary is really beat up (very low Hp, status condition, etc.) pokeballs like ultra balls may be "too strong" for them. It's no glitch, consitering the fact that this has been happening at least since Platinum. When ultra balls fail, I try great balls, and it seems to work.

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    it was weird with my white games captures the hardest capture was Terrakion, which took a few attemps
    all the others took one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GregoryZoroark View Post
    I am pretty sure it has the same rate as a master ball failing, which is like .000000001! So yeah.
    I've had a few auto-captures so far so I think that statistic is wrong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FE21 View Post
    I was wondering myself a while back because I caught all my legendarys in pokeballs that were way too (seemingly) weak for them. This same anomally occured in Heartgold, and more recently White. I don"t know why, but when a legendary is really beat up (very low Hp, status condition, etc.) pokeballs like ultra balls may be "too strong" for them. It's no glitch, consitering the fact that this has been happening at least since Platinum. When ultra balls fail, I try great balls, and it seems to work.
    Thats all luck. In the coding Ultra Balls will always be better than great or pokeballs. No matter what. There is no to strong for them or anything. Its just luck so stop acting like you know what you are talking about.
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    I was lucky at capturing my Victini.I think i got him on the second premier ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdagamer777 View Post
    sometimes you get automatic captures but it is extremely rare
    Quote Originally Posted by GregoryZoroark View Post
    I am pretty sure it has the same rate as a master ball failing, which is like .000000001! So yeah.

    One, it's not "automatic", Critical Capture still can fail.

    Two, the chance for it to happen depends on your Pokedex, read the article.

    Three, the Master Ball is specifically coded to never fail, it completely bypass the capturing calculation.








    on topic, when I was SR-ing for a good Nature on Kyurem, I always easily captured it within a Premier Ball or Luxury Ball, both having the same capture chance as a standard Poke Ball.

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    I've only once had an "easy" legendary pokemon capture. And that was Darkrai, back in Platinum. I saved in front of it, then saw that I only had crummy pokemon in my team that wouldn't be able to whittle it down properly. I didn't want to bother running out and grabbing more suitable pokemon, so I figured I'd just use 2 Quick balls, then SR until I caught it. My third or fourth attempt did the trick, by far my easiest capture.

    I'm the person that ALWAYS either faints the pokemon (because the only status I can inflict happens to be poison), allows the pokemon to faint itself (either through recoil damage or Struggle), or runs out of pokeballs (and I usually carry over thirty of various types of balls at any time). I've never been able to catch a legendary in a great ball, pokeball, premier ball, or luxury ball. I guess I just don't have the patience for that.


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    I caught reshiram all 3 times i battled him in 1 ultra ball
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    Since Diamond I caught all of the mascot legends within 3 turns with one or two pokeballs. dialga, lugia, zekrom, i think i was just way lucky.
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    In pokemon Gold I caught my Ho-Oh using a pokeball.

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    I've had critical capture fail me twice so far... But I caught alot of my legends with quick balls.

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    I caught mewtwo in SS using only 2 dusk balls. That's it.
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    Palkia was super easy. I was joking around and threw a pokeball on the first turn and it actually caught it.
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    I caught Reshiram with 3 dusk balls and i caught kyogre with 1 net ball
    in white i caught zekrom with a pokeball
    sheer luck i think.

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    Caught a mewtwo once after 10 pokeballs was thrown,obviously I had to lower his health first
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIA View Post
    Thats all luck. In the coding Ultra Balls will always be better than great or pokeballs. No matter what. There is no to strong for them or anything. Its just luck so stop acting like you know what you are talking about.
    I know exactly what I'm talking about! I dare anyone to try to catch a legendary without using ultraballs and see how poorly (or not) they do!

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    Just a note for everyone : Dialga, Palkia, Reshiram, and Zekrom have high catch rate.

    Dia/Pal has 30 catch rate, Resh/Zek are even higher, it's 45.

    So it's normal if they are much easier to capture than the other legendaries.

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    Caught my Terrakion and Kyurem in a Premier, and Dive Ball, respectively, each in the first ball.

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