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Catch rate

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Catch rate formula

When you throw a Poké Ball at a wild Pokémon, the game uses a formula based on the wild Pokémon's current health, any status effect it may have, and that Pokémon's Catch Rate, to determine your chances of catching that Pokémon. The formula is as follows:


Chance = floor (((( TotalHP * 4 ) - ( CurrentHP * 2 )) * CatchRate ) / TotalHP ) + Status + 1

Note: floor means to make the number an integer by rounding downwards, i.e. even floor(1.99) would be equal to 1.

CurrentHP is either the wild Pokémon's current HP, or if its current HP is greater than 255, use floor ( CurrentHP / 4).

TotalHP works exactly like CurrentHP, except using the Pokémon's maximum HP value.

CatchRate uses the wild Pokémon's Catch Rate, found below.

Status - If the wild Pokémon is asleep or frozen, Status = 10. If it is paralyzed, poisoned, or burnt, Status = 5. Otherwise, Status = 0.


The chance is further modified according to the kind of Poké Ball you use; for a full list see Poké Ball. After all these values have been calculated, the game computes a random number anywhere from 0 to 255 inclusive. If this random number is less than the Chance calculated above, the Pokémon is caught.

Pokémon catch rates

Every Pokémon has a certain number used for its CatchRate in the above formula. Here, you can find each Pokémon's catch rate:


ADVPOKEMON
Bulbasaur045
Ivysaur045
Venusaur045
Charmander045
Charmeleon045
Charizard045
Squirtle045
Wartortle045
Blastoise045
Caterpie255
Metapod120
Butterfree045
Weedle255
Kakuna120
Beedrill045
Pidgey255
Pidgeotto120
Pidgeot045
Rattata255
Raticate090
Spearow255
Fearow090
Ekans255
Arbok090
Pikachu190
Raichu075
Sandshrew255
Sandslash090
Nidoran♀235
Nidorina120
Nidoqueen045
Nidoran♂235
Nidorino120
Nidoking045
Clefairy150
Clefable025
Vulpix190
Ninetales075
Jigglypuff170
Wigglytuff050
Zubat255
Golbat090
Oddish255
Gloom120
Vileplume045
Paras190
Parasect075
Venonat190
Venomoth075
Diglett255
Dugtrio050
Meowth255
Persian090
Psyduck190
Golduck075
Mankey190
Primeape075
Growlithe190
Arcanine075
Poliwag255
Poliwhirl120
Poliwrath045
Abra200
Kadabra100
Alakazam050
Machop180
Machoke090
Machamp045
Bellsprout255
Weepinbell120
Victreebel045
Tentacool190
Tentacruel060
Geodude255
Graveler120
Golem045
Ponyta190
Rapidash060
Slowpoke190
Slowbro075
Magnemite190
Magneton060
Farfetch'd045
Doduo190
Dodrio045
Seel190
Dewgong075
Grimer190
Muk075
Shellder190
Cloyster060
Gastly190
Haunter090
Gengar045
Onix045
Drowzee190
Hypno075
Krabby215
Kingler060
Voltorb190
Electrode060
Exeggcute090
Exeggutor045
Cubone190
Marowak075
Hitmonlee045
Hitmonchan045
Lickitung045
Koffing190
Weezing060
Rhyhorn120
Rhydon060
Chansey030
Tangela045
Kangaskhan045
Horsea215
Seadra075
Goldeen215
Seaking060
Staryu215
Starmie060
Mr. Mime045
Scyther045
Jynx045
Electabuzz045
Magmar045
Pinsir045
Tauros045
Magikarp255
Gyarados045
Lapras045
Ditto035
Eevee045
Vaporeon045
Jolteon045
Flareon045
Porygon045
Omanyte045
Omastar045
Kabuto045
Kabutops045
Aerodactyl045
Snorlax025
Articuno003
Zapdos003
Moltres003
Dratini045
Dragonair045
Dragonite045
Mewtwo003
Mew045
Chikorita045
Bayleef045
Meganium045
Cyndaquil045
Quilava045
Typhlosion045
Totodile045
Croconaw045
Feraligatr045
Sentret255
Furret090
Hoothoot255
Noctowl090
Ledyba255
Ledian090
Spinarak255
Ariados090
Crobat090
Chinchou190
Lanturn075
Pichu190
Cleffa150
Igglybuff170
Togepi190
Togetic075
Natu190
Xatu075
Mareep235
Flaaffy120
Ampharos045
Bellossom045
Marill190
Azumarill075
Sudowoodo065
Politoed045
Hoppip255
Skiploom120
Jumpluff045
Aipom045
Sunkern235
Sunflora120
Yanma075
Wooper255
Quagsire010
Espeon045
Umbreon045
Murkrow030
Slowking070
Misdreavus045
Unown215
Wobbuffet045
Girafarig060
Pineco190
Forretress075
Dunsparce190
Gligar060
Steelix025
Snubbull190
Granbull075
Qwilfish045
Scizor025
Shuckle190
Heracross045
Sneasel060
Teddiursa120
Ursaring060
Slugma190
Magcargo075
Swinub215
Piloswine075
Corsola060
Remoraid190
Octillery075
Delibird045
Mantine025
Skarmory025
Houndour120
Houndoom045
Kingdra045
Phanpy120
Donphan060
Porygon2045
Stantler045
Smeargle045
Tyrogue075
Hitmontop045
Smoochum045
Elekid045
Magby045
Miltank045
Blissey030
Raikou003
Entei003
Suicune003
Larvitar045
Pupitar045
Tyranitar045
Lugia003
Ho-oh003
Celebi045
Treecko190
Grovyle114
Sceptile047
Torchic190
Combusken113
Blaziken046
Mudkip190
Marshtomp112
Swampert045
Poochyena200
Mightyena127
Zigzagoon195
Linoone127
Wurmple201
Silcoon184
Beautifly094
Cascoon183
Dustox095
Lotad181
Lombre114
Ludicolo074
Seedot181
Nuzleaf114
Shiftry074
Taillow196
Swellow093
Wingull191
Pelipper091
Ralts185
Kirlia115
Gardevoir047
Surskit192
Masquerain127
Shroomish190
Breloom090
Slakoth172
Vigoroth129
Slaking045
Nincada190
Ninjask100
Shedinja160
Whismur187
Loudred129
Exploud071
Makuhita168
Hariyama071
Azurill222
Nosepass147
Skitty190
Delcatty117
Sableye157
Mawile157
Aron159
Lairon103
Aggron050
Meditite164
Medicham102
Electrike151
Manectric087
Plusle135
Minun135
Volbeat109
Illumise109
Roselia103
Gulpin180
Swalot087
Carvanha167
Sharpedo080
Wailmer118
Wailord049
Numel167
Camerupt080
Torkoal094
Spoink166
Grumpig091
Spinda170
Trapinch182
Vibrava129
Flygon058
Cacnea158
Cacturne078
Swablu181
Altaria067
Zangoose090
Seviper090
Lunatone105
Solrock105
Barboach163
Whiscash097
Corphish144
Crawdaunt094
Baltoy197
Claydol066
Lileep134
Cradily054
Anorith136
Armaldo055
Feebas194
Milotic042
Castform110
Kecleon123
Shuppet158
Banette076
Duskull158
Dusclops076
Tropius086
Chimecho108
Absol081
Wynaut211
Snorunt181
Glalie068
Spheal180
Sealeo127
Walrein063
Clamperl113
Huntail077
Gorebyss077
Relicanth057
Luvdisc145
Bagon166
Shelgon111
Salamence037
Beldum152
Metang102
Metagross045
Regirock038
Regice039
Registeel040
Latias044
Latios044
Kyogre037
Groudon037
Rayquaza035
Jirachi040
Deoxys040

[Recheck the values for RS-only Pokémon]


Source(s): [1], [2]