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Pokemon GO Optimal Movesets (updated) : pokemongo
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Level 23. I don't have any troubles catching Pokemon, and as time has gone by its gotten easier. Here's my tip. Learn the speed in which you need to move your finger to catch a Pokemon at x distance. Spam that motion as soon as the Pokemon shows up on your catching screen. It won't throw automatically but if you do it right it will throw as soon as it can. This gives a weird double curve ball that goes in one direction and then the other, usually left then right. It doesn't offer any special curve ball bonuses, but often automatically gets nice, or excellent catches and will always nab the Pokemon if you know the distance.
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I turned off the AR. This way the Pokemon stays stationary so that I could learn a standard/repeatable pokeball toss. I use a curveball toss for the EXP, so what I do is spin the ball clockwise and then slide my finger about half way up my phone and to the far left before releasing. It lands nearly every time, except on occasions where the Pokemon moves or jumps. Also worth noting is that Pokemon that are flying (Zubat) are actually higher up on the screen so you need to slide your finger further up the screen for those.
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Throwing poke balls is something you'll just have to practice. Some tips are watch the speed of the circle getting smaller. If it's slower, the Pokemon is further away. If the circle gets smaller at a faster rate, the Pokemon is close and you won't need to throw as hard. Also, there are certain Pokémon that have a set distance. Zubat is one of them. Always middle to far range, and annoying to catch. Weedles and caterpies are almost always close for the first throw. I think spinning is too inconsistant for me as I haven't had much practice but shooting for nice, great, or excellent gives more XP. And as of now, the throw bonuses don't stack.
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The game does a really poor job at explaining the catch system and how to get "bonus" likelihood of being successful. After catching hundreds of pokemon I have figured some things out.
First off, the circle. When you tap and hold your pokeball a circle will appear within the white circle which is the pokemon's hit box. The colour of the this circle gives you an idea of how likely you are to catch this particular pokemon. The circle will range from Green (easy) to Dark Red (very very hard).
Improving your chances:
The easiest thing to do (if available) is to use a Razz Berry and a high quality ball. The Razz berry increases your success chance on a capture for ONLY the next hit. The high quality ball is pretty self -explanatory.
You'™ll notice that as you hold down the pokeball the circle will get smaller and smaller until it resets and becomes as big as the white box again. This circle getting smaller is a double edged sword. If you are able to toss your pokeball through that circle you will get a bonus to your capture chance. If you toss it when the circle is big you'™ll get a small bonus. I you toss it when the circle is tiny you'll get a big bonus. BUT! You have to get it through the hole so unless you are very good at aiming you will miss the small hole and get no bonus at all when you could instead get a small bonus.
You'™ll know if you got a bonus because there is comment on the pokemon. For a small bonus it will say "œNice!"ť and for a large bonus it will say "œExcellent!"ť with "Good"ť and "œGreat"ť in between.
You will also gain bonus XP for performing a bonus chance catch. Putting spin on the ball also gives a very small amount of bonus chance and gives you a "œCurve ball"ť bonus of 10 xp.
How to throw your ball:
Most people will do a lob throw. Holding their phone straight up and down (or close to it) and plopping the ball on the pokemon from above.
This throw is fine most of the time. It is a very forgiving throw because you can hit them anywhere from the toes to the top of the head and it will count as a hit.
However! Eventually you will run into some big mean stage 3 evolved pokemon who will actively repel pokeballs or the pokemon will back away from you farther than the lob throw can reach. Perhaps you've already seen Zubats do this to you.
When this happens you have to use a "œLine drive"ť throw.
You perform a line drive by tilting your phone to be closer to horizontal about 30-45 degrees above horizontal. The velocity that the ball is released at depends on how far you drag your finger across the screen. So to optimize this distance you want to run your finger diagonally across the screen. Aim the corner of the phone just above your target'™s head. You should barely be able to see the edge of his image. Then quickly run your finger across the screen and you'™ll toss a pitch that these tough pokemon can'™t deflect and really get that ball out there to far away pokemon.
I would recommend practicing this throw before a legendary pokemon or ultra-rare pokemon shows up.