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Pokémon: Black & White 2

Catching Pokemon

Vincent Lau

Assembling your killer team of Pokémon is one of the fun things about Pokémon. To do that, you’ll need to obtain some Pokémon first. Initially you’ll be given a starter Pokémon to, um, get you started. But the rest is on you and this is where Poke Balls and catching Pokémon becomes key.

Thats some top tier advice from Bianca.

Catching Pokémon is quite simple on paper. You just need to throw a Poke Ball at it and there’s a chance the Pokémon will be caught (yay!) or it will break free (oh no!). To increase your odds, you should weaken the Pokémon down with your moves.

However, you don’t want to drop the opposing Pokémon’s HP down to 0, as it will faint and magically disappear, wasting your efforts (but providing experience). So try to watch their HP and use weak moves until their HP bar is very low or as low as it’ll go before you think you’ll faint it.

It also helps if you use a move that inflicts an ailment, such as Sleep or Paralyse , on the Pokémon, as this will increase the capture rate somewhat. Later, you can also use improved Poke Balls, like the Great Ball or Ultra Ball, when the critters become increasingly harder to snare.

Huh, whered my Pokémon go? To the PC. Oh… of course…

After you’ve caught a Pokémon, you can use it for battle instantly. Although if you just caught it, you may need to heal it and train it before it becomes a viable party member. Do note that you can only have up to 6 Pokémon in your battle party at once.

If you catch any more Pokémon, they will be transported to a Pokémon box , which you can access from the PC inside any Pokémon Centre. You can also use the PC to move Pokémon from your party to your box(es) and vice versa–useful if you need to rejig your team.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    6 October 2012
  • Last Updated
    19 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers, Vincent Lau

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Inside this guide you will find:

  • Top tricks for beating all eight Gym Leader
  • Beat the Elite Four and the current Champion with style!
  • How and where to find the Pokemon you want to catch
  • Find and catch all Legendary Pokemon!
  • Post story-mode walkthrough with all hidden areas uncovered
  • Save time by finding the rarest of items for free!
  • Packed full with high-quality screenshots!
  • Tips and info on both Black and White versions
  • Wild Pokémon Encounter rates.
  • Mysterious Nature Preserve.
  • Videos for all the Gym Leader and Elite Four battles, plus legendary Pokemon.
  • Advanced stat building systems - learn how to raise a prize Pokémon

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