Have you spent the past six hours trying to catch Giratina in Ultra Balls? Me, too! What a jerk. This gadget will tell you which ball is the best choice against your target, and about how long it'll take to catch.

Target Pokémon

Specialty ball stuff

These affect the functionality of some specialty balls, but aren't part of the regular capture rate calculations. You can skip them if you want.

Ball Success Rates

Zapdos's capture rate: 3/255 or about 1.2%..

Disclaimer: This is all approximate! The game might still hate you more than these numbers indicate.

Legend: Ball wobbles zero, one, two, three times. Capture! Mouseover for specifics.

Ball Chance to catch Avg. tries Requirement
Generation I
Poké Ball Poké Ball
1.6% 62.6
Great Ball Great Ball
2.6% 39.1
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
3.1% 31.8
Master Ball Master Ball
100.0% 1.0
Safari Ball Safari Ball
2.6% 39.1
Generation II
Fast Ball Fast Ball
7.1% 14.1 Target has base Speed of 100 or more
1.6% 62.6 Otherwise
Friend Ball Friend Ball
1.6% 62.6
Heavy Ball Heavy Ball
0.4% 240.4 Target weight ≤ 102.4 kg
0.4% 240.4 102.4 kg < target weight ≤ 204.8 kg
16.8% 6.0 204.8 kg < target weight ≤ 307.2 kg
23.4% 4.3 307.2 kg < target weight ≤ 409.6 kg
28.0% 3.6 409.6 kg < target weight
Level Ball Level Ball
1.6% 62.6 Your level ≤ target level
3.1% 31.8 Target level < your level ≤ 2 * target level
7.1% 14.1 2 * target level < your level ≤ 4 * target level
16.8% 6.0 4 * target level < your level
Love Ball Love Ball
16.8% 6.0 Target is opposite gender of your Pokémon and the same species
1.6% 62.6 Otherwise
Lure Ball Lure Ball
5.5% 18.1 Hooked on a rod
1.6% 62.6 Otherwise
Moon Ball Moon Ball
7.1% 14.1 Target evolves with a Moon Stone
1.6% 62.6 Otherwise
Sport Ball Sport Ball
2.6% 39.1
Generation III
Premier Ball Premier Ball
1.6% 62.6
Dive Ball Dive Ball
7.1% 14.1 Currently fishing or surfing
1.6% 62.6 Otherwise
Luxury Ball Luxury Ball
1.6% 62.6
Nest Ball Nest Ball
7.1% 14.1 Better against lower-level targets, worst at level 30+
Net Ball Net Ball
5.5% 18.1 Target is Water or Bug
1.6% 62.6 Otherwise
Repeat Ball Repeat Ball
5.5% 18.1 Target is already in Pokédex
1.6% 62.6 Otherwise
Timer Ball Timer Ball
7.1% 23.0 Better in later turns, caps at turn 30
Generation IV
Cherish Ball Cherish Ball
1.6% 62.6
Dusk Ball Dusk Ball
7.1% 14.1 During the night and while walking in caves
1.6% 62.6 Otherwise
Heal Ball Heal Ball
1.6% 62.6
Quick Ball Quick Ball
7.1% 59.1 First turn
1.6% Otherwise
Park Ball Park Ball
100.0% 1.0