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How To Catch Pokemon Easily: Capture Guide, Tips & Tricks

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How To Catch Pokemon Easily: Capture Guide, Tips & Tricks

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Read this Pokemon GO guide to learn tips and tricks on catching Pokemon. Including most effective method to capturing Pokemons in step by step guide, including effects of berries and different Pokeballs!

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

Table of Contents

Capture Tips & Tricks Overview

Ways To Make It Easier To Catch Pokemon

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

Using these tips & tricks will make it easier for you to get the Pokemon you want to catch. Depending on the Pokemon, one method can easily catch them or you'll need to use several methods to further increase your chances.

Methods Stack To Increase Chances of Capture

These tips & tricks stack their effects and can be used to improve your chances of capturing any Pokemon. It's best to use them all at once to be more successful in catching your desired Pokemon.

Tip 1: Throw Curve Balls To Stop Pokemon Breaking Free

Throwing Curveballs Increases Capture Rate

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

Spinning a Poke Ball before throwing it will make it a "Curve Ball". Curve Balls, when they hit the Pokemon, will make it harder for them to escape the ball, therefore increasing your capture rate.

Step 1: Drag Poke Ball To Middle Of Screen

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

Once you're ready to capture the Pokemon, choose your Poke Ball and drag it to the middle of the screen.

Step 2: Spin Clockwise Or Counterclockwise

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

While dragging your Poke Ball to the middle of the screen, you can start spinning it by dragging your finger clockwise or counterclockwise on your screen.

Step 3: Toss Poke Ball Opposite Of Spin Direction

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

Once the Poke Ball is spinning, flick your finger to toss it. If you're spinning counterclockwise, throw it to the right side of the screen. Throw the Poke Ball to the left if you're spinning it clockwise.

Tip 2: Make Excellent Throws For Better Chances

Excellent Throws Prevent Pokemon Breaking Free

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

Making "Excellent" throws gives you a better chance at capturing your desired Pokemon. It prevents Pokemon from breaking free when they're already inside the Poke Ball.

Wait For Capture Circle To Get Smaller

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

When capturing, wait for the capture circle to become smaller before throwing the Poke Ball. The smaller the capture circle, and if your Poke Ball lands inside this circle, the higher the chance you'll get a "Great" or "Excellent" throw.

Tip 3: Use Better Pokeballs Or Razz Berries

Ultra Balls Make It Easier To Catch Pokemon

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

The higher the level of Poke Ball you use, the easier it'll be to capture Pokemon. Using an Ultra Ball, the highest level of Poke Ball available, will increase your chances of capturing the Pokemon you want to catch.

Razz Berries Increase Capture Rate

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

Using Razz Berries will make it easier to catch Pokemon. Feed these to Pokemon before throwing your Poke Balls to up your chances of catching it.

Golden Razz Berries Greatly Increase Catch Chances

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

Golden Razz Berries are more powerful than normal Razz Berries. They greatly increase your chances of capturing a Pokemon when you feed these to them. They're recommended to be used on legendary or mythical Pokemon.

Tip 4: Capture Pokemon Of Same Type

Medals Increase Pokemon Capture Chance

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

If you catch many of the same types of Pokemon, you'll earn medals in Pokemon GO. The higher the level of medal you have for a type, the higher catch bonus you'll get.

Catch 200 Pokemon Of Same Type To Earn Gold Medal

Pokemon GO Catching Pokemon Tips & Tricks

To get a gold medal for a certain type, you need to capture 200 Pokemon. You can check out the needed number of Pokemon to catch per medal level below.

Pokemon Needed For Medals

Medal Pokemon Needed
Bronze 10 Pokemon
Silver 50 Pokemon
Gold 200 Pokemon

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