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    Hey guys

    I caught a pokemon the other day (a klink) and rather than pop open, wobble three times and click shut, the ball sort of...stuck to the target, then clicked shut after it hit the ground. No wobbles. Has anyone else seen something like this happen?

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    You got what's called a "critical capture"

    It gives you a higher chance of capturing a Pokemon, however, it doesn't gaurantee that it will always be caught

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    Just found the answer in another thread, where it was referred to as a "critical throw".

    Cheers for that. So it only boosts the odds of catching a pokemon then? I was hoping it was keyed in to IVs or something somehow. Guess I'll be grateful when I finally get to go hunting for legendaries.
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    If you have the sound on at the time it makes a weird noise when you throw it too. I've had a few and I think it's kind of cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by drjoe88 View Post
    Cheers for that. So it only boosts the odds of catching a pokemon then? I was hoping it was keyed in to IVs or something somehow. Guess I'll be grateful when I finally get to go hunting for legendaries.
    Don't get too excited. It happened to me while trying to catch vicitini and that throw did not catch him. >_>

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    Critical Capture can sometimes fail. I've had three Crit Caps, and only ONE worked...


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    I have gotten Critical Captures on all legendaries. That's how I caught Reshiram with one Great Ball.

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    I got a critical capture on Zekrom. I would've rather gotten it on Kyurem, though. That thing was a hell of a lot harder to catch then Zekrom.
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    I've had 11 critical captures so far! 8D All of them worked. One on Thundurus, even. I wish I found shaking patches of grass this easy.
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    I've only gotten one critical capture ever, but I've had unbelievable luck catching most of my legendaries, catching Victini, Reshiram and Tornadus first turn in Quick Balls, Kyurem second turn in a Quick Ball, and Landarus after a couple of Ultras.

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    Speaking of legendaries, is Tornadus gone forever after you accidentally make it faint?


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    If it's like Platinum, he should be roaming again in a week, or after you defeat the E4 again. o.o I reset when I accidentally knocked out Thundurus, though, so don't quote me on that.
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    I read critical captures work 90% of the time, if that helps anyone.

    That and I've never had one fail on me.
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    I get critical captures on a regular basis. Most of them work. Never had one on a legendary, though, successful or otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    I read critical captures work 90% of the time, if that helps anyone.

    That and I've never had one fail on me.
    I've had one fail. It was on a Cryogonal.
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