There’s nothing worse than wasting a whole lot of PokeBalls on a Pokemon that keeps breaking out no matter how well you throw and then eventually runs away. To address Trainers’ despair at losing their PokeBalls, there’s a Pokemon GO catch chance calculator to help you know what your odds are.
The Pokemon GO catch chance calculator was developed on a complicated formula called the Grand Unified Catch Theory. The Pokemon GO catch chance calculator takes into account the type of PokeBall you’re using (Normal, Great or Ultra), the type of Pokemon, Trainer Level, the throw bonus, Medal bonus and using a RazzBerry.
Once you’ve input all the variables into the Pokemon GO catch chance calculator you’re given the chances of catching the particular Pokemon. The Pokemon GO catch chance calculator shows you the base catch rate of the particular Pokemon you’re attempting to catch in the wild and then gives you different scenarios in possibly catching the Pokemon.
Here’s an example of the information you’re given when you use the Pokemon GO catch chance calculator:
The Pokemon GO catch chance calculator is useful when you’re trying to decide whether to use a Great or Ultra PokeBall or whether to use a RazzBerry as well. This type of information is useful to ensure you don’t waste your precious Pokemon GO Items on Pokemon that you might not want that badly.
With certain Pokemon being more difficult to catch due to their low base catch rate like Dragonite, and others being very rare like Pikachu this Pokemon GO catch chance calculator can become useful to know your odds. By knowing your odds of catching a wild Pokemon you can weigh up whether it’s worth attempting to catch or let it go.
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