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Easy way to catch Roaming Pokemon in the games?

#1Rupin_SalesmanPosted 2/16/2013 3:37:57 PM
Again, the Platinum board is dead, and I'm sorry for asking this here.

I want to try catching Mesprit, Cresselia, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, but I can never just run into one, even with the Poketch app.

Where's a good area to go back and forth to find one in the wild?
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#2ThatKippPosted 2/16/2013 3:44:46 PM(edited)
Solaceon town

I generally pick locations that are close to gates because roamers don't move when you pass through a gate. I picked Solaceon because Hearthome City is nearby and its only entrances are gates. In Johto I use Ecruteak because it has 2 gates and in Kanto I use Cerulean because it's a route away from Saffron which has 4 gates.
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#3PolimarioPosted 2/16/2013 3:40:24 PM
Jubilife City.
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#4beebarbPosted 2/16/2013 3:41:07 PM
There isn't "one" area that works for all of them, check the app and watch their patterns to see which spot each of them frequents the most and run between areas in those locations.
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#5FuneralCakePosted 2/16/2013 3:42:00 PM
Jubilife is a good area because it has three (maybe even four if Route 218 works) areas adjacent to it where the roamers can appear. Keep in mind that when you change areas, the roamers also change. So, what you want to do is make sure the roamer is in an area nearby the route, then move to the route and check to see if it's there. If not, try again.

If you can put them to sleep and get them at 1 HP, throwing a Quick Ball as soon as you encounter them will give you one of the best chances of capture (aside from Master Balls).
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#6Chandler014Posted 2/16/2013 3:44:30 PM
A good strategy is going to Hearthome, Solaceon, or Jubilife, and Using A) Thunder Wave or similar move that Paralyzes. B) Use Mean Look or similar move, or C) Use Master Ball
That's how i got them
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