How to catch Pokémon
Finding[edit | edit source]
To find a Pokémon, look at the sightings, located in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. The sightings lists up to nine wild Pokémon nearby. Usually the Pokémon at the top left of the list is the closest one. The Pokémon at the bottom right is the farthest away.
Catching[edit | edit source]
When you're in the position to catch a Pokémon, the screen will switch to a first-person view with the Pokémon in front of you. Use your touch screen to throw Poké Balls to try to catch the Pokémon. Careful—Pokémon will sometimes move around, making it tricky to catch them!
Several factors affect your chances of catching a Pokémon. The Pokémon’s CP level, the type of Poké Ball you used, your throwing technique, and other factors come into play when determining whether the Pokémon can be successfully caught. And some Pokémon will run away!
Wild Pokémon will show up on the map. Tapping a Pokémon will enter catching mode.
The color of the ring indicates how hard it will be to catch the Pokémon:
|Green||Easy to capture, won't likely break out of your ball|
|Yellow||Slightly difficult, might break out of your ball|
|Orange||Moderately difficult, may break out of your ball|
|Red||Difficult, will likely break out of your ball|
Despite the ring color, it is also easier to catch pokemon of a specific type if you already have many of that type.
You can also feed a Razz Berry to a Pokémon to make it slightly easier to capture. If it breaks out of your Poké ball, you'll need to feed it another berry. Using stronger levels of Poké balls will also make it more likely to capture a Pokémon.
Using a curveball will give you an extra 10 XP and will highly increase the chance of catching the Pokemon. Curveballs are used when you spin the Pokeball around and then throw. To see how to throw one, look it up on YouTube. Sorry, but I can't put a link to a video because it's glitchy.