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Long time ago I've read on Bulbapedia about how Pokeballs catch rates works in RBY and so I've been brainstorming about what's the best type of ball overall, I mean, at any situation.
Besides Master Ball, the info says Poke Ball generates a random number between 0-255, Great Ball 0-200 and Ultra Ball/Safari Ball 0-150. This means that Poke Ball is the best option since it generates more random numbers?
That depends on the situation. If the Pokemon has status ailments, then a PokeBall provides the greatest chance of capture.
But look at this:
f = (HPmax * 255 * 4) / (HPcurrent * Ball)
given that Ball = 8 for Great Ball or 12 otherwise, and given that
If f is greater than or equal to M, the Pokémon is caught.
Since we need to have f>=N (where N is a randomly generated number which is between 0 and 255 for PokeBall etc.), the number generated should be lower to secure a greater chance of capture, therefore Ultra Ball is the best and Poke Ball is the worst.
But consider the variable Ball, since exclusively, the value of Great Ball is 8 (and Ultra Ball is 12). Great Ball can be even more effective than an Ultra Ball, when a Pokemon has a high catch rate and it's HP is greater than 1/2.
Last edited by Rocket Grunt (2015-07-31 11:24:35)
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