Which Pokemon NEEDS to be MasterBall'd?

#1 Posted by SilverZeo (48 posts) -

I just capture Mewtwo in HeartGold with the masterball I got from Elm, as well as the one I had in White on Kyurem. DId I use them right, or do I need to start trading for hopes to get the another one?

#2 Posted by AlisterCat (5468 posts) -

Most pokemon of that rarity have the same catch chance. There's a forumula you can look up on Bulbapedia, but basically no. You don't need it for anything but even in the best circumstances it can be difficult to catch some pokemon without one.

#3 Posted by Phatmac (5720 posts) -

koffing.

#4 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I save them for shinies. You can always save before a regular legendary and reset if you somehow do not catch it within like a hundred ultraballs. Shinies are gone for good if you don't capture them.

#5 Posted by SilverZeo (48 posts) -

@Jack268: So far, NEVER encountered a shiny at all, unless you count the Red Gyarados...

#6 Posted by Saethir (353 posts) -

The only Pokemon I use the master ball on is one of the ones that wander around the different routes. Your dogs, etc. The ones in the same spot you can just save when your next to them. I've lost the patience for those fleeing bastards, however.

#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (35780 posts) -

Patamon.

#8 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

Just use the item duping trick. You cruise up and down the coast with any swim able Pokemon until the glitchey Pokemon Missing No. (it will be obvious as it looks like a graphical glitch, almost like a QR code actually). I forget the exact trick, but you can then get unlimited master balls!

#9 Posted by sgjackson (527 posts) -

Wandering legends are the most obnoxious to catch so I usually save them for those. I wouldn't be opposed to using one on a shiny, either.

#10 Posted by yami4ct (154 posts) -

@SilverZeo: The encounter rate is really low, but there are certain ways to boost it. In Black and White 2, they have an item that increases the shiny rate if you complete the national dex. Seems like a really nice reward. Honestly, I've only ever seen one shiny in my years of playing Pokemon games. I got a shiny Woobat in White, It was an easy catch with an ultra ball, so I didn't need to resort to the master.

Honestly, I don't really see much use for a master ball. All the legendaries are perfectly catchable with a good battle strategy, ultra balls and patience. I'd save it for if you ever encountered a difficult to catch shiny, like maybe a roaming legendary or something like an Abra that runs away.

#11 Posted by SilverZeo (48 posts) -

@yami4ct: Yeah, but I'm trying to practial... I acciendtialy "flung" my Lucky Coin item in White, so it's lost forever, meaning less Zenny or whatever the currency for Ultraballs, Timerballs, Quickballs, RepeatBalls, and all those other advantage balls. I know people have capture Mewtwo with things less than than a masterball, but still, the likely hood of the outcome of an event is still the same no matter how many times you try it. You can flip a coin, and though the chances are 50/50 be it heads or tails, it can still land on the same side 20 times in a row.

What I am asking is this: If I was to use a Masterball, like my only one that I have and NOT use a cheat to get more, did the Pokemon I used it on be worth it. I mean, I still haven't caught that 3rd Legendary Weather Pokemon yet, who appears when you have the 2 together at the shrine. Is he hard to capture? I pretty much captured ALL the Legendary Birds, Dogs, Latias, and, just under 2 years of playing (most the years on hiatus), Mewtwo.... oh crud,,, just remember the whole Cliff Shrine after the battle Red.... and the whole Ruin of Alph secret...

#12 Posted by Turambar (6631 posts) -
@BrockNRolla said:
Just use the item duping trick. You cruise up and down the coast with any swim able Pokemon until the glitchey Pokemon Missing No. (it will be obvious as it looks like a graphical glitch, almost like a QR code actually). I forget the exact trick, but you can then get unlimited master balls!
Pretty sure that's Red and Blue only.
#13 Posted by Levio (1782 posts) -

I used mine on a psyduck. No regrets

#14 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Abra. Those guys are tricky. But answer your question no Pokemon has to be MasterBall'd. Just use it on a really difficult Pokemon to catch such as Mewtwo. I once caught Suicune with a pokeball. It took around 100 pokeballs I think.

#15 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@Turambar said:

@BrockNRolla said:
Just use the item duping trick. You cruise up and down the coast with any swim able Pokemon until the glitchey Pokemon Missing No. (it will be obvious as it looks like a graphical glitch, almost like a QR code actually). I forget the exact trick, but you can then get unlimited master balls!
Pretty sure that's Red and Blue only.

As someone who vividly remembers sitting on the playground in 5th grade, duping master balls; I am aware. It was a joke.

#16 Posted by coakroach (2485 posts) -

Only shinies.

Legendaries just take time, a shitload of ultraballs and something that can inflict paralysis.

#17 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
MasterBall'd 
He's a pokemon right? lol

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