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Old 06-23-2011, 11:11 PM
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I generally have better luck with catching legendary Pokémon than most other people do, which is very strange considering that I seemingly have the Dead Man's Curse.

All I can say is, since most legendaries reside in caves, Dusk Balls are a godsend. So is Thunder Wave. That is usually the first move that I lead off with before I whittle down its health as close to death as possible without actually killing it. Then I toss balls at it.

Using this method, one can generally get him/herself a legendary using around 15-20 balls. & on a few occasions, I've managed to get one of them with just one ball.

Of course, when it comes to runners, it slightly different. Instead of Dusk Balls, I utilize Quick Balls, & after TW-ing it, I start spamming False Swipe until only a sliver remains of its health. Then, chuck Quick Balls. Of course, if you've got Wobbuffet, get him out, & just do what you usually do, just keep your Wobbuffet alive whilst doing so. Catching runners are more tedious than difficult, mainly because your team isn't under direct threat unless you trap it somehow.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:00 AM
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It is quite a burden. However come on they are great for tradeing and you are always happy when you get one or one with a great nature!
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:12 AM
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Very much a chore, I agree. I still remember chucking 100+ dusk balls at a 1HP, asleep lugia and not catching it. Instead it struggled itself to death. In fact, I ran out of my stash of dusk balls, worked with my ultra balls, and finally ended with great balls before it died. I seem to, for whatever reason, have really ridiculous captures like that, or trivial ones that take like 20-30 rounds of ball chucking.

Then there was a bitter match with another lugia that ran me 100+ dusk balls before catching it. And its IV's were all <10. >.>
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:10 AM
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Very much a chore, I agree. I still remember chucking 100+ dusk balls at a 1HP, asleep lugia and not catching it. Instead it struggled itself to death. In fact, I ran out of my stash of dusk balls, worked with my ultra balls, and finally ended with great balls before it died. I seem to, for whatever reason, have really ridiculous captures like that, or trivial ones that take like 20-30 rounds of ball chucking.

Then there was a bitter match with another lugia that ran me 100+ dusk balls before catching it. And its IV's were all <10. >.>
Ya... Mewtwo usually struggles itself to death for me.

I ended up getting really lucky with Kyurem. 1hp (False Swipe), 1 fainted pokemon, 10 Dusk Balls.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:12 AM
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I remember the days when I used to have to do this.

Now I just Pokesav Master Balls. I never use to use the Master Ball for anything because I felt that having any Pokeball other than a Master Ball on a legendary was a kind of achievement. Now I don't really care.

Once I caught an Articuno in FireRed with a Master Ball without knowing it (I would look away when throwing the Ultra Balls praying it would be caught and my Ultra Balls ran out and the next ball on the list was a Master Ball and I didn't notice I threw it until after I saved the game). Then later realized that the Articuno was caught by a Master Ball. I then reset my game because of this...this... abomination. Yea, that was a crazy thing to do. Should've just dealt with it.

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Ya... Mewtwo usually struggles itself to death for me.

I ended up getting really lucky with Kyurem. 1hp (False Swipe), 1 fainted pokemon, 10 Dusk Balls.
Mewtwo has always seemed like the easiest legendary to catch. I think there was only 1 time I struggled with it. All the other times were pretty easy. I once caught a Mewtwo for a friend in like 3 or 4 turns after they had failed to do so after millions of tries.

OH WOW, I just realized that I have never, EVER thought of using False Swipe to catch a legendary. I should've done that.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:48 AM
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I find it odd that I always run out of ultra balls and end up catching them in pokeballs. XD

Go figure.
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I think my favorite legendary to capture was Victini. Cause you could kill it and then go back and do it again and again. which would give you STUPID amount of EXP, then you could catch it. Then I gave it away cause I didn't want it. Which, by the way, for me catching Victini, I think I just threw a great ball and caught it after about 7 or 8 times of killing him for the exp. That particular battle, I didn't attack, I just tossed it.

That's generally my luck with legends, I'll just toss a random ball and catch them. It generally works. For the 3 'zion' legends, they were caught with great balls as well. Kyurem was with a premiere ball, because I'm a boss like that. I caught thunderus with a quick ball, and Landorus with a Timer ball.

I think the biggest pain in the butt legendary I've faced was Giratina. This was a one time thing fighting it, but it took me all of about 6 whole days to actually capture it. I rage quit so hard during that time. Like 4 times. I tossed my DS on the floor and stormed off into the other room. Only to come back about 5 seconds later and try again. Any other time I caught Giratina, I got it fairly quickly. So even to this day it bugs me that it took so long to actually get that Pokemon.

I threw my master ball in the trash. Or at least I'll tell people this, until Gem decides to show people my Reshiram off, like, LOOK WHAT CALEB WASTED HIS MASTERBALL ON! Then, I'll be sad. =[
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