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Template:Catch

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This template is an article on the usage of the various catch subtemplates.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
Generation I
001 Bulbasaur
R B Y
Grass Grass
5 100%
Generation II
152 Chikorita
G S C
Grass Grass
5 100%
Generation III
252 Treecko
R S E
Grass Grass
5 100%
001 Bulbasaur
FR LG
Grass Grass
5 100%
152 Chikorita
FR LG E
Grass Grass
5 100%
Generation IV
387 Turtwig
D P Pt
Grass Grass
5 100%
152 Chikorita
HG SS
Grass Grass
5 100%
Generation V
495 Snivy
B W
Grass Grass
5 100%
495 Snivy
B2 W2
Grass Grass
5 100%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Each catch subtemplate, with the exception of the chart-setting header, div, and footer subtemplates, work to create the wild Pokémon availability chart for the main series games. There are some basic parameters shared among them, with some difference depending upon the games that are covered.

Catch/header

This begins the chart. Two parameters may be entered. The first parameter should be the type of terrain the area is. For example, a small town like Pallet or Azalea would use "land", while a big city like Goldenrod or Jubilife would use "building". The second parameter determines whether or not to show the morning/day/night headers. For Generation I and Generation III, set this to "no". For all others, set to "yes".

Catch/div

This divides up a chart. Use to split Pokémon found by walking (in a cave or through tall grass) from Pokémon found by fishing and surfing, and from special even Pokémon, such as legendaries, or Pokémon that can only be caught once, like Rotom. The first parameter should be the same terrain type as in the header, while the second should be whatever should appear as text. Pre-made entries exist for National Dex (enter "National"), fishing and surfing (enter "Fish"), and special Pokémon (enter "Special"). Make every effort to not link in this.

Catchentries

The various catchentry templates begin in the same way, with the Pokémon's National Pokédex number in the first parameter followed by its name in the second parameter. The third through fifth (third and fourth only for remake pairs) parameters may be set to "yes" or "no" in order to indicate if a Pokémon is available in that game, with the third as the first game, the fourth as the second, and fifth as the third version. The sixth parameter (fifth for remake pairs) indicates where the Pokémon is found, and by what method. The seventh (sixth) indicates the levels of the Pokémon. The eighth (seventh) varies among games, being the sole encounter rate for Generation I and Generation III, and indicating the morning encounter rate in other generations, in tandem with the ninth and tenth (eighth and ninth), which indicate the day and night encounter rates. Named parameters, which are optional and should fall at the end, include "all", which, in time-based generations, indicate a Pokémon's encounter rate is consistent throughout the day, "tradenum" and "tradename", which indicate which Pokémon must be traded by the player to an NPC for the Pokémon in question, and most importantly, "type1" and "type2", which indicate the type of the Pokémon.

Alternate forms do not need to be indicated, as the template will determine the forme name depending on the National Dex number input.

Catch/entry1

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
006 Charizard
R B Y
Premier Ball Only one
50 One
009 Blastoise
R B Y
Premier Ball Only one
50 One
025 Pikachu
R B Y
Premier Ball Only one
50 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

This catchentry should be used for locations with wild Pokémon that are found in Generation I games. The third parameter indicates for Red, the fourth for Blue, and the fifth for Yellow. The sixth parameter's special entries include "Grass", "Surf", "Cave", "Fish Old", "Fish Good", "Fish Super", "Building", "Fake", "Gift", "Starter", "Prize", "Helix", "Dome", "Amber", "Trade", and "Special". All others will lead to the default message. If "Trade" is input, at the end of the template, please indicate which Pokémon the player must trade using parameters "tradenum" and "tradename". The seventh parameter indicates what levels the Pokémon is found at. The eighth parameter indicates what rate it can be encountered at.

Catch/entry2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
250 Ho-Oh
G S C
Premier Ball Only one
60 One
249 Lugia
G S C
Premier Ball Only one
60 One
245 Suicune
G S C
Premier Ball Only one
40 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

This catchentry should be used for locations with wild Pokémon that are found in Generation II games. The third parameter indicates for Gold, the fourth for Silver, and the fifth for Crystal. The sixth parameter's special entries include "Grass", "Surf", "Cave", "Fish Old", "Fish Good", "Fish Super", "Building", "Fake", "Gift", "Starter", "Prize", "Headbutt", "Bug", "Rock Smash", "Swarm", "Egg", "Trade", "Shiny", "GS", and "Special". All others will lead to the default message. If "Trade" is input, at the end of the template, please indicate which Pokémon the player must trade using parameters "tradenum" and "tradename". The seventh parameter indicates what levels the Pokémon is found at. The eighth parameter indicates what rate it can be encountered at in the morning (4:00 AM to 9:59 AM), the ninth the day (10:00 AM to 5:59 PM), and the tenth at night (6:00 PM to 3:59 AM). An eleventh parameter, defaulted to "j", will, if set to "k", change the grass into the Kanto style. Please set this parameter to "k" for all Kanto locations except for Route 26 and Route 27, and for Mt. Silver.

Catch/entry3

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
383 Groudon
R S E
Premier Ball Only one
45 One
382 Kyogre
R S E
Premier Ball Only one
45 One
384 Rayquaza
R S E
Premier Ball Only one
70 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

This catchentry should be used for locations with wild Pokémon that are found in Generation III Hoenn games. The third parameter indicates for Ruby, the fourth for Sapphire, and the fifth for Emerald. The sixth parameter's special entries include "Grass", "Surf", "Dive", "Cave", "Sand", "Fish Old", "Fish Good", "Fish Super", "Building", "Fake", "Gift", "Starter", "Prize", "Root", "Claw", "Rock Smash", "Swarm", "Egg", "Trade", "Shiny", "Eon", "Mystic", "Aurora", "Chart", and "Special". All others will lead to the default message. If "Trade" is input, at the end of the template, please indicate which Pokémon the player must trade using parameters "tradenum" and "tradename". The seventh parameter indicates what levels the Pokémon is found at. The eighth parameter indicates what rate it can be encountered at.

Catch/entryfl

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
006 Charizard
FR LG
Premier Ball Only one
50 One
003 Venusaur
FR LG
Premier Ball Only one
50 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

This catchentry should be used for locations with wild Pokémon that are found only in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. The third parameter indicates for FireRed and the fourth for LeafGreen. The fifth parameter's special entries include "Grass", "Surf", "Cave", "Fish Old", "Fish Good", "Fish Super", "Building", "Fake", "Gift", "Starter", "Prize", "Helix", "Dome", "Amber", "Rock Smash", "Egg", "Trade", "Shiny", "Mystic", "Aurora", and "Special". All others will lead to the default message. If "Trade" is input, at the end of the template, please indicate which Pokémon the player must trade using parameters "tradenum" and "tradename". The sixth parameter indicates what levels the Pokémon is found at. The seventh parameter indicates what rate it can be encountered at.

Catch/entry3a

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
006 Charizard
FR LG E
Premier Ball Only one
50 One
003 Venusaur
FR LG E
Premier Ball Only one
50 One
384 Rayquaza
FR LG E
Premier Ball Only one
50 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

This catchentry should be used for locations with wild Pokémon that are found only in Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald. The third parameter indicates for FireRed, the fourth for LeafGreen, and the fifth for Emerald. The sixth parameter's special entries include "Grass", "Surf", "Dive", "Cave", "Fish Old", "Fish Good", "Fish Super", "Building", "Fake", "Gift", "Starter", "Prize", "Helix", "Dome", "Amber", "Root", "Claw", "Rock Smash", "Swarm", "Egg", "Trade", "Shiny", "Eon", "Mystic", "Aurora", "Chart", and "Special". All others will lead to the default message. If "Trade" is input, at the end of the template, please indicate which Pokémon the player must trade using parameters "tradenum" and "tradename". The seventh parameter indicates what levels the Pokémon is found at. The eighth parameter indicates what rate it can be encountered at.

As this iteration of the template is only made for locations that are accessible in FireRed and LeafGreen as well as Emerald, but not in Ruby and Sapphire, this template is only used on Navel Rock, Birth Island and Altering Cave.

Catch/entry4

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
483 Dialga
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
47 One
484 Palkia
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
47 One
487O Giratina
Origin Forme
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
47 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

This catchentry should be used for locations with wild Pokémon that are found in Generation IV Sinnoh games. The third parameter indicates for Diamond, the fourth for Pearl, and the fifth for Platinum. The sixth parameter's special entries include "Grass", "Surf", "Cave", "Fish Old", "Fish Good", "Fish Super", "Building", "Fake", "Gift", "Starter", "Prize", "Helix", "Dome", "Amber", "Root", "Claw", "Skull", "Armor", "Honey", "Poké Radar", "Odd Keystone", "Backlot", "Rock Smash", "Swarm", "Egg", "Trade", "R", "S", "E", "FR", "LG", "Shiny", "Member", "Oak", "Azure", and "Special". All others will lead to the default message. If "Trade" is input, at the end of the template, please indicate which Pokémon the player must trade using parameters "tradenum" and "tradename". The seventh parameter indicates what levels the Pokémon is found at. The eighth parameter indicates what rate it can be encountered at in the morning (4:00 AM to 9:59 AM), the ninth the day (10:00 AM to 7:59 PM), and the tenth at night (8:00 PM to 3:59 AM).

Catch/entryhs

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
250 Ho-Oh
HG SS
Premier Ball Only one
45 One
249 Lugia
HG SS
Premier Ball Only one
45 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

This catchentry should be used for locations with wild Pokémon that are found only in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. The third parameter indicates for HeartGold and the fourth for SoulSilver. The fifth parameter's special entries include "Grass", "Surf", "Cave", "Fish Old", "Fish Good", "Fish Super", "Building", "Headbutt", "Bug", "Fake", "Gift", "Starter", "Prize", "Helix", "Dome", "Amber", "Root", "Claw", "Skull", "Armor", "Rock Smash", "Swarm", "Hoenn", "Sinnoh", "Egg", "Trade", "Shiny", "Pichu", "Enigma", and "Special". All others will lead to the default message. If "Trade" is input, at the end of the template, please indicate which Pokémon the player must trade using parameters "tradenum" and "tradename". The sixth parameter indicates what levels the Pokémon is found at. The seventh parameter indicates what rate it can be encountered at in the morning (4:00 AM to 9:59 AM), the eighth the day (10:00 AM to 7:59 PM), and the ninth at night (8:00 PM to 3:59 AM). A tenth parameter, defaulted to "j", will, if set to "k", change Headbutt trees into the Kanto style. Please set this parameter to "k" for all Kanto locations except for Route 26 and Route 27, and for Mt. Silver.

Catch/entry5

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Sp Su Au Wi
643 Reshiram
B W
Premier Ball Only one
100 One
644 Zekrom
B W
Premier Ball Only one
100 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

This catchentry should be used for locations with wild Pokémon that are found in Generation V Unova games. The third parameter indicates for Black, the fourth for White, and the fifth for the unknown third version which is currently hidden, and should be entered as "no" so that when this game is released we can easily change over. The sixth parameter's special entries include "Grass", "Surf", "Cave", "Fish", "Dark", "Rustling", "Dust", "Shadow", "Rippling", "Sand", "Building", "Fake", "Gift", "Starter", "Helix", "Dome", "Amber", "Root", "Claw", "Skull", "Armor", "Cover", "Plume", "Rock Smash", "Swarm", "Egg", "Trade", and "Special". All others will lead to the default message. If "Trade" is input, at the end of the template, please indicate which Pokémon the player must trade using parameters "tradenum" and "tradename". The seventh parameter indicates what levels the Pokémon is found at. The eighth parameter indicates what rate it can be encountered at in spring (Jan, May, Sep), the ninth in summer (Feb, Jun, Oct), the tenth in autumn (Mar, Jul, Nov) and the eleventh in winter (Apr, Aug, Dec).