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Chasing Articuno And Failing

#1ThJok3rPosted 11/24/2013 2:08:54 AM
So, I must be doing something incredibly wrong. I had my first random encounter with Articuno. Looked at the Pokedex to see where he was. When I went to that route, he had already relocated to a different route. This has repeated itself over and over. What am I doing wrong? What do I need to do to find him and properly encounter him?
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#2RotomGuy3Posted 11/24/2013 2:09:47 AM
Very time you fly, he moves.
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#3VepixPosted 11/24/2013 2:10:07 AM
Did you fly to that location? I heard you need to walk there.
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#4RatheVPosted 11/24/2013 2:11:49 AM
Vepix posted...
Did you fly to that location? I heard you need to walk there.

Even that won't always work, there are certain load boundaries that trigger a shuffle, regardless.
#5ThJok3r(Topic Creator)Posted 11/24/2013 2:13:58 AM
I've tried both. I had been flying to locations at first, but clearly that makes it a failure. The only place he actually stayed in place while walking was Rt. 4. But he shuffled elsewhere before I could encounter him. It's been a pretty frustrating process to say the least.
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#6crzydvdPosted 11/24/2013 2:27:04 AM(edited)
go to the route with rivierre walk or the breeder and just traverse that route, the city and then the route immediately on the other side to speed his movements closer to you, I have unintentionally done this by my mass breeding and encountered zapdos far too many times by accident. I doubt I went to find him more than once of my own volition
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#7darkdragon88Posted 11/24/2013 2:31:28 AM
I just stayed in one place running around for a long time and Moltres came to me several times.
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#8ThJok3r(Topic Creator)Posted 11/24/2013 2:35:42 AM
Those suggestions seem to make sense. He keeps moving all over the place no matter how I get to him.
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#9Xensvet13Posted 11/24/2013 2:36:29 AM
I remember my first hunt, twas a decade ago, trying to catch the ever elusive Latios. I hunted patiently between routes 120 and 121 going back and forth, back and forth, back...and forth. This pokemon, trained in the art of troll, appeared at 120 when I was is 121 and appeared at 121 when I was at 120. My level 40 Wobefette at hand, Master Ball at the other. Many hours it paid off and I had my Latios, and from then on it has always found a spot on my team.

I have never hunted a Pokemon since that fateful day.
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#10CrayonmuffinPosted 11/24/2013 2:42:01 AM
I used the Santalune city method. Just bought 99 max repels, kept biking in and out of the city. Got last 7 encounters in about 40 minutes. Works.
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