What is your personal tradition? Something you've done for as long as it was possible and just never got away from. And I don't mean "hold B"... We all know that doesn't actually work, but I'm pretty sure a lot of us still do it, knowing it doesn't.
Personally, the only thing I can think of though I'm sure I have a lot more I'm not aware of...
All Legendaries are caught in Premier Balls.
High level? Don't care. Ridiculous cath rate? Don't care. Runs away after the first turn? Still don't care. If they're a legendary, they are going in a plain white premier ball.
There are no stupid questions. Just pointless questions asked in incredibly stupid ways.
Since 2005 or six, I've given Pokemon I raise almost exclusively people names. Prior to that, naming was a mess, so I've followed a very easy system since then. Males get boys' names. Females get girls' names. Genderless get creative with the occasional people name, and legendaries that there are only one of (e.g. not Articuno or Latias) keep their species name because that, then, is their name.
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I get ny starter over powerd before i even begin to catch anything. Like i stay on the piece of grass til im level 14. Im usually evolved befote i even get to catch anything. My rule is if a level 2 -6 can survive a middle stage attack then it has earned a spot on my team