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              E-mail: DChiuch[at]gmail[dot]com
             Started: 12/10/2006
             Updated: 25/01/2006
             Version: 1.15

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  Table of Contents
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             Catch Rate .................. CTCH
             Pokémon Catch Rates ......... PKMN
             - 1st Generation ............ 1stG
             - 2nd Generation ............ 2ndG
             - 3rd Generation ............ 3rdG
             Poké Balls .................. BALL
             Examples .................... EXMP
             FAQ ......................... FAQS
             Credits ..................... CRED
             Version History ............. VERS
             Contact & Legal Info ........ CONT


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  Catch Rate                                                              CTCH
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              o===============================================o
              |                     NOTE                      |
              o===============================================o
              |  The formula used in this guide is based on   |
              |  the one from Bulbapedia and Serebii.net. It  |
              |  is likely that this formula is slightly      |
              |  incorrect. This guide will discuss the       |
              |  formula as if it is completely correct.      |
              o===============================================o

When you throw a Poké Ball at a wild Pokémon, the game uses a formula based on
the wild Pokémon's current health, any status effect it may have, and that 
Pokémon's Catch Rate, to determine your chances of catching that Pokémon. The 
formula is as follows:

( ( 4 * TotalHP - 2 * CurrentHP) * CatchRate ) / TotalHP + Status

CurrentHP = The wild Pokémon's current HP.
TotalHP   = The wild Pokémon's total HP.
CatchRate = The wild Pokémon's catch rate, listed below. This can be modified 
            with the use of different Poké Ball types, listed below.
Status    = If the wild Pokémon is Asleep or Frozen, it equals 11. If the wild
            Pokémon is Paralyzed, Poisoned or Burnt, it equals 6. Otherwise,
            it equals 1.

After all these values have been calculated, the game computes a random number
from 0 to 255. If this random number is less than the number calculated above,
the Pokémon is caught.


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  Pokémon Catch Rates                                                     PKMN
==============================================================================

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  1st Generation                                                          1stG
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pokémon Name	Catch Rate
------------    ----------
Bulbasaur	045 
Ivysaur 	045 
Venusaur 	045 
Charmander	045 
Charmeleon 	045 
Charizard 	045 
Squirtle 	045 
Wartortle 	045 
Blastoise 	045 
Caterpie 	255 
Metapod 	120 
Butterfree	045 
Weedle 		255 
Kakuna 		120 
Beedrill 	045 
Pidgey 		255 
Pidgeotto 	120 
Pidgeot 	045 
Rattata 	255 
Raticate 	090 
Spearow 	255 
Fearow 		090 
Ekans 		255 
Arbok 		090 
Pikachu 	190 
Raichu 		075 
Sandshrew 	255 
Sandslash 	090 
NidoranF 	235 
Nidorina 	120 
Nidoqueen 	045 
NidoranM 	235 
Nidorino 	120 
Nidoking 	045 
Clefairy 	150 
Clefable 	025 
Vulpix 		190 
Ninetales 	075 
Jigglypuff 	170 
Wigglytuff 	050 
Zubat 		255 
Golbat 		090 
Oddish 		255 
Gloom 		120 
Vileplume 	045 
Paras 		190 
Parasect 	075 
Venonat 	190 
Venomoth 	075 
Diglett 	255 
Dugtrio 	050 
Meowth 		255 
Persian 	090 
Psyduck 	190 
Golduck 	075 
Mankey 		190 
Primeape	075 
Growlithe 	190 
Arcanine 	075 
Poliwag 	255 
Poliwhirl 	120 
Poliwrath 	045 
Abra 		200 
Kadabra 	100 
Alakazam 	050 
Machop 		180 
Machoke 	090 
Machamp 	045 
Bellsprout 	255 
Weepinbell 	120 
Victreebel 	045 
Tentacool 	190 
Tentacruel 	060 
Geodude 	255 
Graveler 	120 
Golem 		045 
Ponyta 		190 
Rapidash 	060 
Slowpoke 	190 
Slowbro 	075 
Magnemite 	190 
Magneton 	060 
Farfetch'd 	045 
Doduo 		190 
Dodrio		045 
Seel 		190 
Dewgong 	075 
Grimer 		190 
Muk 		075 
Shellder 	190 
Cloyster 	060 
Gastly 		190 
Haunter 	090 
Gengar 		045 
Onix 		045 
Drowzee 	190 
Hypno 		075 
Krabby 		215 
Kingler 	060 
Voltorb 	190 
Electrode 	060 
Exeggcute 	090 
Exeggutor 	045 
Cubone 		190 
Marowak 	075 
Hitmonlee 	045 
Hitmonchan 	045 
Lickitung 	045 
Koffing 	190 
Weezing 	060 
Rhyhorn 	120 
Rhydon 		060 
Chansey 	030 
Tangela 	045 
Kangaskhan 	045 
Horsea 		215 
Seadra 		075 
Goldeen 	215 
Seaking 	060 
Staryu 		215 
Starmie 	060 
Mr. Mime 	045 
Scyther 	045 
Jynx 		045 
Electabuzz 	045 
Magmar 		045 
Pinsir 		045 
Tauros 		045 
Magikarp 	255 
Gyarados 	045 
Lapras 		045 
Ditto 		035 
Eevee 		045 
Vaporeon 	045 
Jolteon 	045 
Flareon 	045 
Porygon 	045 
Omanyte 	045 
Omastar 	045 
Kabuto 		045 
Kabutops 	045 
Aerodactyl 	045 
Snorlax 	025 
Articuno 	003 
Zapdos 		003 
Moltres 	003 
Dratini 	045 
Dragonair 	045 
Dragonite 	045 
Mewtwo 		003 
Mew 		045 

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  2nd Generation                                                          2ndG
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Pokémon Name	Catch Rate
------------    ----------
Chikorita 	045 
Bayleef 	045 
Meganium 	045 
Cyndaquil 	045 
Quilava 	045 
Typhlosion 	045 
Totodile 	045 
Croconaw 	045 
Feraligatr 	045 
Sentret 	255 
Furret 		090 
Hoothoot 	255 
Noctowl 	090 
Ledyba 		255 
Ledian 		090 
Spinarak 	255 
Ariados 	090 
Crobat 		090 
Chinchou 	190 
Lanturn 	075 
Pichu 		190 
Cleffa 		150 
Igglybuff 	170 
Togepi 		190 
Togetic 	075 
Natu 		190 
Xatu 		075 
Mareep 		235 
Flaaffy 	120 
Ampharos 	045 
Bellossom 	045 
Marill 		190 
Azumarill 	075 
Sudowoodo 	065 
Politoed 	045 
Hoppip 		255 
Skiploom 	120 
Jumpluff 	045 
Aipom 		045 
Sunkern 	235 
Sunflora 	120 
Yanma 		075 
Wooper 		255 
Quagsire 	010 
Espeon 		045 
Umbreon 	045 
Murkrow 	030 
Slowking 	070 
Misdreavus 	045 
Unown 		215 
Wobbuffet 	045 
Girafarig 	060 
Pineco 		190 
Forretress 	075 
Dunsparce 	190 
Gligar 		060 
Steelix 	025 
Snubbull 	190 
Granbull 	075 
Qwilfish 	045 
Scizor 		025 
Shuckle 	190 
Heracross 	045 
Sneasel 	060 
Teddiursa 	120 
Ursaring 	060 
Slugma 		190 
Magcargo 	075 
Swinub 		215 
Piloswine 	075 
Corsola 	060 
Remoraid 	190 
Octillery 	075 
Delibird 	045 
Mantine 	025 
Skarmory 	025 
Houndour 	120 
Houndoom 	045 
Kingdra 	045 
Phanpy 		120 
Donphan 	060 
Porygon2 	045 
Stantler 	045 
Smeargle 	045 
Tyrogue 	075 
Hitmontop 	045 
Smoochum 	045 
Elekid 		045 
Magby 		045 
Miltank 	045 
Blissey 	030 
Raikou 		003 
Entei 		003 
Suicune 	003 
Larvitar 	045 
Pupitar 	045 
Tyranitar 	045 
Lugia 		003 
Ho-oh 		003 
Celebi 		045 

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  3rd Generation                                                          3rdG
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pokémon Name	Catch Rate
------------    ----------
Treecko 	045 
Grovyle 	045 
Sceptile 	045 
Torchic 	045 
Combusken 	045 
Blaziken 	045 
Mudkip 		045 
Marshtomp 	045 
Swampert 	045 
Poochyena 	255 
Mightyena 	127 
Zigzagoon 	255 
Linoone 	090 
Wurmple 	255 
Silcoon 	120 
Beautifly 	045 
Cascoon 	120 
Dustox 		045 
Lotad 		255 
Lombre 		120 
Ludicolo 	045 
Seedot 		255 
Nuzleaf 	120 
Shiftry 	045 
Taillow 	200 
Swellow 	045 
Wingull 	190 
Pelipper 	045 
Ralts 		235 
Kirlia 		120 
Gardevoir 	045 
Surskit 	200 
Masquerain 	075 
Shroomish 	255 
Breloom 	090 
Slakoth 	255 
Vigoroth 	120 
Slaking 	045 
Nincada 	255 
Ninjask 	120 
Shedinja 	045 
Whismur 	190 
Loudred 	120 
Exploud 	045 
Makuhita 	180 
Hariyama 	200 
Azurill 	150 
Nosepass 	255 
Skitty 		255 
Delcatty 	060 
Sableye 	045 
Mawile 		045 
Aron 		180 
Lairon 		090 
Aggron 		045 
Meditite 	180 
Medicham 	090 
Electrike 	120 
Manectric 	045 
Plusle 		200 
Minun 		200 
Volbeat 	150 
Illumise 	150 
Roselia 	150 
Gulpin 		225 
Swalot		075 
Carvanha 	225 
Sharpedo 	060 
Wailmer 	125 
Wailord 	060 
Numel 		255 
Camerupt 	150 
Torkoal 	090 
Spoink 		255 
Grumpig 	060 
Spinda 		255 
Trapinch 	255 
Vibrava 	120 
Flygon 		045 
Cacnea 		190 
Cacturne 	060 
Swablu 		255 
Altaria 	045 
Zangoose 	090 
Seviper 	090 
Lunatone 	045 
Solrock 	045 
Barboach 	190 
Whiscash 	075 
Corphish 	205 
Crawdaunt 	155 
Baltoy 		255 
Claydol 	090 
Lileep 		045 
Cradily 	045 
Anorith 	045 
Armaldo 	045 
Feebas 		255 
Milotic 	060 
Castform 	045 
Kecleon 	200 
Shuppet 	225 
Banette 	045 
Duskull 	190 
Dusclops 	090 
Tropius 	200 
Chimecho 	045 
Absol 		030 
Wynaut 		125 
Snorunt 	190 
Glalie 		075 
Spheal 		255 
Sealeo 		120 
Walrein 	045 
Clamperl 	255 
Huntail 	060 
Gorebyss 	060 
Relicanth 	025 
Luvdisc 	225 
Bagon 		045 
Shelgon	 	045 
Salamence 	045 
Beldum 		003 
Metang 		003 
Metagross 	003 
Regirock 	003 
Regice 		003 
Registeel 	003 
Latias 		003 
Latios 		003 
Kyogre 		005 
Groudon 	005 
Rayquaza 	003 
Jirachi 	003 
Deoxys 		003 


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  Poké Balls                                                              BALL
==============================================================================

Poké Ball	Catch Rate Modifier
--------        -------------------
Poké Ball	* 1
Great Ball	* 1.5
Ultra Ball	* 2
Safari Ball	* 1.5
Master Ball	* Infinite
Luxury Ball	* 1
Premier Ball	* 1
Net Ball	IF Pokémon is Bug or Water Type, * 3
Dive Ball	IF battling underwater, * 3.5
Nest Ball	IF Pokémon is between level 1 to 19, * 3
                IF Pokémon is between level 20 to 29, * 2
Repeat Ball	IF Pokémon has been caught before, * 3
Timer Ball	IF 30 turns have passed, * 4
                IF 20 turns have passed, * 3
                IF 10 turns have passed, * 2


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  Examples                                                                EXMP
==============================================================================

Say we've found a wild Pidgey with 20 total HP. Lets pretend that we don't
weaken it at all, and throw a Poké Ball straight away. The formula again is:

( ( 4 * TotalHP - 2 * CurrentHP) * CatchRate ) / TotalHP + Status

We would replace TotalHP with 20, and CurrentHP with 20, seeing as it still
has full health. The Pidgey doesn't have a Status problem so Status will equal
1. We'll replace CatchRate with 255, because Pidgeys catch rate is 255. This
leaves us with the equation:

( ( 4 * 20 - 2 * 20 ) * 255 ) / 20 + 1

If we put that in a calulator we'll end up with 511. The game will then
calculate a random number from 0 to 255. If the number is smaller than 511,
which of course it will be, then the Pidgey is caught. In other words, if you
find a Pidgey with 20 total HP, and throw a Poké Ball at it, the Pidgey will
definantly be caught.

Now for another example. Let's say we find an an Absol with 150 total HP. You
might then weaken it a bit so it only has 75 current HP. Then you might put it
to sleep and throw a Great Ball at it. Let's put these details into the
formula. Note that although Absol's catch rate is 30, we would multiply it by
1.5 because we're using a Great Ball.

( ( 4 * 150 - 2 * 75 ) * 45 ) / 150 + 11

After putting that into a calculator we find out the result is 146. This means
that if the random number generated is less than 146 then the Absol is caught.


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  FAQ                                                                     FAQS
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I want to catch -----. What would be the easiest way to do so?
--------------------------------------------------------------
Use a Master Ball. If you don't want to do that, then first weaken it down to
as little health as you can get it. Put it to sleep or somehow freeze it. Then
pick the Poké Ball type that best suits the situation. A Ultra Ball is 2 times
as good as a Poké Ball. Timer Balls can be up to 4 times as good if the
battles been going on for long enough. Theres many other types of Poké Balls
that would be good in some situations. Go check the list and find out what
works best.

I want to catch -----. Where can I find it?
-------------------------------------------
This is a guide explaining how easy something is to catch. Not a guide of
where you can find it. Go look at the Pokémon Locations FAQ.


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  Credits                                                                 CRED
==============================================================================

Thanks to Nintendo, GameFreak and The Pokémon Company for making these games.
Thanks to GameFAQs for hosting my guide.
Thanks to BulbaPedia for supplying most of the information.
Thanks to starscream_uk for pointing out an error in the example formula.
Thanks to you for reading this guide.


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  Version History                                                         VRSN
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[Version 1.15 - 25/01/2007] Minor layout changes.
[Version 1.14 - 18/11/2006] Minor edits.
[Version 1.13 - 01/11/2006] Fixed Absol formula error. Added note.
[Version 1.12 - 18/10/2006] Updated Allowed Sites. Fixed error.
[Version 1.11 - 17/10/2006] Fixed error.
[Version 1.10 - 14/10/2006] Added Examples and FAQ.
[Version 1.00 - 12/10/2006] Finished 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen.
[Version 0.80 - 12/10/2006] Finished 1st Gen, Catch Rates and Poké Balls.


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