I know this is probably a frequently asked question, and that I should probably just check Gamefaqs. But I thought I'd ask for advice here.
I know legendary pokemon aren't supposed to be easy to catch. I get that. But when its HP is a single stack of red pixels and its got paralysis. I'm feeling a bit defeated after it ate 30 Ultra Balls and 6 Timer Balls. (at which point I was distracted and didn't realize I'd accidentally told my level 34 Chansey to slap it instead of healing itself.
Is there some magic formula for catching them? Some magical skill that can be pull't-out-the-ass? Can I just walk up and crack Azelf across the back of the skull then shove it in a backpack?
My current team is a Golbat to Haze it to clear away its overpowered Nasty Plot buffed Psychic attacks
34 Chansey (Softboiled / Double Slap / Sing / Minimize)
54 Torterra (Crunch / Razor Leaf / Leech Seed / Earthquake)
46 Golbat (Haze / Air Cutter / Mean Look / Poison Fang)
48 Staraptor (Fly / Aerial Ace / Close Combat / Endevor)
30 Floatzel (Surf / Waterfall / Ice Fang / Swift)
29 Raichu (Quick Attack / Thunderwave / Thunderbolt / Tail Whip)
I also grabbed Palkia earlier (51, Dragon Claw, Spacial Rend, Ancient Power, Water Pulse) so I might try using it to tank instead.
I know the Chansey isn't high enough to tank yet. But I decided to just attempt it anyway. Once she reaches 50 I'll probably go for another attempt.
Alternatively, I'm considering using my Vespiquen (39, Attack Order, Defend Order, Heal Order, Power Gem) to tank instead of Chansey, after I get another 11 levels with her.
Can you sleep a character that's already suffering Paralysis? Some advice and strategies would be wonderful.
Tanks ahead of time for the advice. =)