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Old 10-15-2015, 06:22 PM
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So I just caught Xerneas last night in Pokemon X and I was *shocked* because I used my Delcatty to put it to sleep after it had like a tiny bit of red health left - my team was all level 60+ so it was a breeze - and threw an Ultra Ball. It wobbled once and the Xerneas broke free. I threw another and was muttering that I'd made a big mistake only bringing 8 Ultra Balls and I was gonna be there restarting all night, and bam. 2nd try success. I was stunned.

And I say that because it took me 75+ Ultra balls to catch Lugia in SoulSilver. I'm not joking. I started writing it down because my fiance at the time was like, "No one's luck is that bad." and he wouldn't believe me until he watched me play over my shoulder and finally his laughter was silenced.

xD

Has anyone else had this experience? Either a crazy easy Legendary catch or else an impossible time of it?
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:27 PM
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So I just caught Xerneas last night in Pokemon X and I was *shocked* because I used my Delcatty to put it to sleep after it had like a tiny bit of red health left - my team was all level 60+ so it was a breeze - and threw an Ultra Ball. It wobbled once and the Xerneas broke free. I threw another and was muttering that I'd made a big mistake only bringing 8 Ultra Balls and I was gonna be there restarting all night, and bam. 2nd try success. I was stunned.

And I say that because it took me 75+ Ultra balls to catch Lugia in SoulSilver. I'm not joking. I started writing it down because my fiance at the time was like, "No one's luck is that bad." and he wouldn't believe me until he watched me play over my shoulder and finally his laughter was silenced.

xD

Has anyone else had this experience? Either a crazy easy Legendary catch or else an impossible time of it?
xerneas and yveltal both have higher catch rates than the other legendaries because they are necessarry to progress in the game
i think they have a catch rate of 30? and 30 is equal to a catch rate of a ditto or something
all the other legendaries have a catch rate of 3 which is what makes them so hard to catch, including mewtwo and zygarde in XY

(just gonna check on serebii seeing their catch rates)

edit: xerneas's catch rate is 45 (same with yveltal), zygarde/mewtwo have 3, dittos capture rate is 35
so its harder to catch a ditto than it is to catch yveltal/xerneas
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:03 PM
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Well crap. I thought I was special :C
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:17 PM
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I caught my Yveltal in a dive ball c:
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:58 PM
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I only catch Legendaries in Premier Balls now. The Challenge makes it all worth it.
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:37 PM
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I caught mine fairly easy too. Still working on catching the rest. I just caught mewtwo. Going to work on catching the legendary birds next.