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In your entire pokemon career, which pokemon was the hardest to catch?

#131wantfastcarsPosted 6/16/2014 10:48:01 PM
LordZetta posted...
Rayquaza in Emerald.... Took hours to catch it for some reason


This, but in Sapphire. For whatever reason it took 400+ ultra balls and dozens of system restarts.
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#132VergilsGirlPosted 6/16/2014 10:52:02 PM
Ponyta back in R/B/Y. Granted this was long ago, and I have since learned many things. Among them don't waste your Masterball on a Ponyta because your level 80 Blastoise keeps OHKOing them. Instead, switch out for something not horrifically OPed and catch it normally. And that Articuno/Zapdos/Moltres and Mewtwo don't respawn.
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#133MelcheesedekPosted 6/16/2014 11:03:26 PM
Rayquaza in Ruby, just a few months ago for Dex completion purposes. Outrage, Rest, and being level 70 changed the problem from just having a low catch rate to trying desperately not to get wiped.

I think I eventually brought out the Registeel I had just caught, taught it Protect, and stalled while chucking Timer Balls. It was the only thing that didn't get pureed by Outrage, and only by a little bit. God that sucked.
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#134ArmoredGunsPosted 6/17/2014 12:49:23 AM
No one harder than Safari Zone Chansey.
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#135CircleOfManiasPosted 6/17/2014 4:10:09 AM
Anyone saying anything other than Chansey in RBY is either wrong or hasn't played Gen I.
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#136Darkswarm22Posted 6/17/2014 5:24:37 AM
Back in the day, Rayquaza on Ruby version. I spent almost a day dedicated trying to catch it, brought my gameboy everywhere my mother took me. I stopped and never did catch it because I thought it was impossible.
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#137c_corvusPosted 6/17/2014 5:50:04 AM
CircleOfManias posted...
Anyone saying anything other than Chansey in RBY is either wrong or hasn't played Gen I.


I believe I caught Chansey in Unknown Dungeon in Yellow. My hardest catch was Zapdos in Yellow; that was infuriating. Zapdos would either dodge the pokéball, or it would break immediately. It took me many retries and ultra balls to catch it...

Articuno, Moltres, and Mewtwo were quite kinder and didn't give me all the bullcrap Zapdos gave me.
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#138madpan71Posted 6/17/2014 8:57:22 AM
original safari zone Chansey, tauros or khan. followed by rayquaza in emerald. spent a day reseting and trying again, actually found it as a shiny then only to try a pokeball with the first turn and landed it. now I try a pokeball first turn for every legend I find.
#139zane0144Posted 6/17/2014 9:00:40 AM
Any of the old legendaries had ridiculous capture rates
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#140pikmintaroPosted 6/17/2014 9:35:54 AM
The only one that stands out as being extremely hard to catch in particular to me is Rayquaza in Emerald, I remember having difficulties with other legendaries, but for some reason that one is what I remember the most, and it seemed like it took forever until I finally caught it.
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