Does anyone know exactly what determines if you will capture a boss Pokémon? --- www.buizel.net - Pokemon Pearl: Scott, 1676-3933-7956 Favorite Pokemon: Buizel, Turtwig, Typhlosion, Lugia, Mudkip, Charizard, Zigzagoon
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).
I've seen a couple sparkle and know what you are talking about. I hate that it's random. --- www.buizel.net - Pokemon Pearl: Scott, 1676-3933-7956 Favorite Pokemon: Buizel, Turtwig, Typhlosion, Lugia, Mudkip, Charizard, Zigzagoon
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. --- Hey man, LlamaGuy did encrypt the passwords. With what? ROT-13? -CJayC
Stunning? You mean like where they become dizzy and stars appear over their head? Or is it something like paralysis? --- www.buizel.net - Pokemon Pearl: Scott, 1676-3933-7956 Favorite Pokemon: Buizel, Turtwig, Typhlosion, Lugia, Mudkip, Charizard, Zigzagoon
i once saw a boss that was sparkling, but he'd stopped by the time i killed him and i didn't catch him. --- once again, everyone is pwnt by delimew ~ King Tofa Delimew should be "Sir Pwn-a-lot" ~ Mr Gandalf