So I've gotten a few critical captures now but don't actually know what it means when I get one. I've tried looking it up online button only seem to be finding descriptions of what a critical capture looks like rather than extensive information.
Could anyone please explain to me what it actually does, if it does anything...?
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Reduces the number of checks when determining whether a Pokémon is successfully captured. That's why the ball only bounces once. --- Creator of Jay's Journey (see quote!) "It's not ten years old! Therefore, it sucks!" - Nostalgia whores everywhere
Normally when you capture a pokemon, you have to pass 3 RNG checks to see if the pokemon stays in the ball (each wobble). For a critical capture, you only have to pass one RNG check, so you're significantly more likely to capture it.
The chance of Critical Capture is increased by how complete your pokedex is. --- www.warsworldnews.com - Wars World News - The most chilled AW community on the web.
You see when you capture a pokemon, and the ball shakes? That's a capture check. Critical captures makes it only check once instead of three times, so they are pretty much guaranteed captures --- R - Official Matador of the Shin Megami Tensei IV board - Rose_Mage's loving husband 3DS FC: 4682-9838-9692 TSV: 841
Normally, when you try and catch something the game does 3 checks as to whether you catch a pokemon or not (it is all % based in the end after all), for a critical capture it basically just does the check once. --- 3DS FC: 0344-9774-7118 Poison Safari: Cascoon, Ariados, Toxicroak
Basically it reduces the amount of checks to catch the Pokemon. Normally the ball wiggles 3 times then clicks, but with a critical capture it wiggles 1 time then clicks. Each wiggle and the click has to be under a certain value the game generates based on the Pokemon's conditions (including HP, status, and catch rate) I believe. So it's still possible for a critical capture to fail.
Also, I think if you have more Pokemon caught in the National Dex you're more likely to get critical captures. --- 3DS Friend Code: 5429-7836-4874 (Boldore, Magcargo, Shuckle)