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Critical Captures

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by LostSpirit, Feb 20, 2015.

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  1. LostSpirit

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    A new capturing mechanic introduced in Generation 5; Critical Captures. Effectively, the Pokéball you used would essentially become a Masterball and it would only shake once. The odds of you getting a CC increased as you caught more Pokémon.

    Did you ever get one, or maybe you never even knew about the mechanic before now? What is your opinion on critical captures? Other thoughts?
     
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    I like crit captures. Ive had it happen many times, and it usually saves me the struggle of catching Pokémon with lower catchrates.

    Key Word: Usually.

    I just wish to point out that from personal experience, a Crit Throw is not a guaranteed catch. Not a lot of people who know about Crit Catches know this.
     
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    I got it sometimes. Fast catching hard pokemons is good and helps a lot when you are searching for one in particular (gender, shiny, etc). I liked this add, actually I find these kind of things like stuff that makes the game too easy, but...I like catching faster ahha.
     
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  4. East

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    I love them. I remember I had only heard about them for a while, never experienced them. However, when I was IV hunting for the Cresselia in BW2, I tried to catch it with a Pokéball first. What do you know, critical capture! Best part: perfect IVs across the board B)
     
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    Critical captures were wonderful and helped me out a lot.. though I only got them a handful of times until the sixth generation when they became much more common. As a collecting enthusiast they were really useful the few times I did get them - I'm really glad to have something like this in the games. :')

    But yeah, they're not guaranteed aha, I've had some Pokémon pop out anyway, wuh.
     
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  6. Synthesia

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    critical captures aren't really a master ball, thats when I realized critical captures can fail to catch...
    Really helped me a lot though, experienced it a lot in the 6th generation.
     
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    Wait, we had those in gen V as well?

    I heard that the more Pokémon you have, the more critical captures you get...
     
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    I really like this feature, It's helped a shiny hunter like me with a lot of captures (last luxury ball out of 180 on a shiny metang)
    And I never actually knew it could fail??!?!
     
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    Oh, this exists? That would make a lot of sense. This happened to me and I thought I was just hallucinating or something. Yeah, this is a really cool feature.
     
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    So that's what it is! This happened to me half a dozen times or so in Alpha Sapphire, and I've been like "I guess the RNG likes me today!". I think I may have caught Kyogre like this. Now that I know it's a feature, I'm glad it exists. It's a satisfying moment when things work out just that well in your favor.
     
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    Crit captures are the best~ I would always hope to get one each time I played X/Y or AS/OR. Haven't had one fail yet but knowing my luck it would the next time lol.
     
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    I get it every now and then and I absolutely get excited whenever I get it! It's a nice concept! Woo, go CC!
     
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    Usually I only seem to get them when it doesn't really matter, such as the Pokémon being at 1HP and asleep, or getting a critical on a Magikarp or such.
     
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    I've never had much luck with CCs. When I do get one, it's usually on a regular common Pokémon like Zigzagoon or Pelipper.

    I once had a critical capture on a legendary but whaddaya know, it broke free.
     
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    I've gotten critical captures a number of times before. The first time I got it, the first thing I noticed was the weird higher-pitched sound that accompanied the throwing of the ball. I was even more shocked when the ball only shook once followed by the immediate capture of the Pokémon. I believe I've had it happen on a legendary before, but of course, it broke free. There is always that slight chance that the critical capture would fail, so that's sad.
     
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    I've gotten them but they seem to show up when they really don't matter. I can't remember if I ever had one where it actually mattered.
     
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    I haven't gotten many crit captures in the Gen 5 games, so I barely knew it existed other than hearing about it on Pokémon sites like this. I've gotten a ton in Gen 6 though, so I guess I've just been catching more Pokémon in the newer games than I did back then, haha.
     
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    Critical captures were awesome! Though it always seemed that whenever I got one they failed haha. I swear that more failed than succeeded.
     
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    I loved Crit Captures! I didn't get many, but I always hoped for them, and sadly, they didn't come often.
     
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