Down + B when catching a pokemon. Who does it?

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User Info: KeyBlade999

4 years ago#21
It has no effect - pure luck.

Thusly, I never did it.
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User Info: VIIVincent

4 years ago#22
i stopped.

for some reason, Gen 4 and 5's animation doesnt look down + b 'able
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User Info: FRo3tBLo0d

4 years ago#23
I button mash A

User Info: JayXVader

4 years ago#24
Use to believe with A & B before I know other people are do it because I was 7, but not anymore but still have the habit to do so by holding B when the Pokeball is open until it close up.

User Info: Kibalnuzuka

4 years ago#25
Gastroid posted...
Back in Sapphire I stumbled across Regice unprepared and stupidly went into battle. I had only a few Pokeballs. I tossed a single Pokeball at it at full health, mashing down + B while it was in the air, and captured it.

I know that was as lucky as winning the lottery, but because of that I've been mashing down + B for over a decade.

how do you stumble across Regice...don't you need like a relicanth and wailord in certain spots in your party or something o_O I never knew about it until I read a guide and i dont know how even the people who made it found out about it lol
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User Info: GRTooCool

4 years ago#26
If throw more than 5 balls at a Pokemon and it won't stay inside, then yeah... I'll do all the combos.

Up + B, Down + B, Up + A, Down + A.
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User Info: coreekymon

4 years ago#27
I'm rather superstitious about this. I know it has been proven false, but I still swear I can't catch a legendary without it. And I use a bit more complicated button combination. You start by pressing and holding B down when the pokeball first opens, B down is like the default position so you have to press it down when you aren't pressing anything else. Then as the pokeball falls you have to tap down for every bounce it makes, so three times in a row. Next you have to press in the direction that the ball nudges in time with the nudges, so left, right, and left again. Finally after the three nudges you have to press A down with the right timing to catch the Pokemon.
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User Info: Skunkdog1

4 years ago#28
rotate the d-pad counterclockwise to match the pokeballs movement

User Info: alphapipi

4 years ago#29
I use up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-b-a-b-a-select-start

User Info: hyjinx17

4 years ago#30
i still hold A out of sheer muscle memory
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