How exactly do you capture a boss?

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Cat333Pokemon
7 years ago#1
Does anyone know exactly what determines if you will capture a boss Pokémon?
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vulpixel_
7 years ago#2
Capturing a boss seems random, like everything else. The catch rate seems somewhere between 1/50 and 1/100, although bosses might have a higher catch rate than regular pokes (from all the youtube videos I have seen).

The only "sure fire way" seems to be stunning a pokemon (in which stars shoot from their heads and a loud noise is made similar to when catching a pokemon) but this also seems to be random and rare. I have never seen this happen to a boss, though.

Also, I have read that you always catch a sparkling pokemon (maybe referring to the ones with abilities?) Maybe the ones you stun are the sparkly ones...I don't know. I don't have the game, I've just seen videos on youtube, and I've never seen one sparkle (but maybe its just the video quality).


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User Info: Cat333Pokemon

Cat333Pokemon
7 years ago#3
I've seen a couple sparkle and know what you are talking about. I hate that it's random.
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-hotdogturtle--
7 years ago#4
Yup, capturing a Pokemon with sparkles (they don't always have abilities by the way) is guaranteed, but finding sparkling ones at all is a random as capturing a regular one from the final hit.

I've only ever managed to "stun" a boss a few different times, but when I managed to beat them before they got unstunned, they did get captured like regular Pokemon do. If you happen to have a Pokemon that's good at stunning (again, I don't know if it's even possible to be "good" at it or it's just another random thing), then try using it against bosses.
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Cat333Pokemon
7 years ago#5
Stunning? You mean like where they become dizzy and stars appear over their head? Or is it something like paralysis?
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vulpixel_
7 years ago#6
Dizzy with stars
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delimew
7 years ago#7
i once saw a boss that was sparkling, but he'd stopped by the time i killed him and i didn't catch him.
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