Remember, the closer you get to the centre, the better the throw type - it goes from Nice for most of the circle, Great for around half, and Excellent when it's close to the middle. Getting a Nice, Great, or Excellent throw depends on whether your pokeball collides with the pokemon inside the colored inner ring. A bit competition, pressure and focus goes a long way to improving that Excellent regardless of the outcome of the competition. The smaller the circle, the higher chance you have of catching the Pokémon. Cheat your way to a perfect Curve Ball There's one other way to throw Curve Balls if you're on an iPhone or iPad: The cheater's way. Certain Pokemon, after escaping a Poke Ball, will be slightly to the right of their previous position. Alternatively, if players have enough people to put together decent-sized raid groups, are all fairly large and are one of the best way to farm for these throws.
You can still miss horizontally with a straight throw if your finger movement is slightly off-centre. Controversial topics and drama will need to be hashed out elsewhere. Experiment with what you are more comfortable with and have greater success doing. You can time an attack animation by holding down the ball. This allows me to have more control over the trajectory of the pokeball since it takes less power to make the pokeball go farther. So it should be easy to decide which Pokeball type to use, right? This article will teach you how to throw a perfect curve ball and increases your chances to catch 'em all! In general, the more steeply it drops, the easier it is to hit the pokemon correctly for a Nice or Great. These are rarer, more powerful variants than the traditional Pokéball, and while they don't guarantee a capture, are worth switching to if you find a creature you want is proving difficult to catch.
If your throw is slightly high or low, you make have better success changing your grip rather than changing your throw. I've been trying to practice my great and excellent throws the last couple days in preparation for the event. Head over to to take a gander! The short of it is newer phones with more processing power are going to run better. Instead of trying to throw ahead of the ring so it lands when the ring is the right size, you want to throw the moment the ring is the right size. That doesn't mean I have the width and distance of every pokemon memorized, so when I hit a regular trash mon I don't overly concern myself with hitting some perfect excellent.
It is a confirmed fact that the way you throw the Pokéballs actually increases or decreases your chances to catch a Pokémon. The point is, your odds of landing excellents with a straight throw is higher than with a curved throw. What do the colors mean? Niantic games are a marathon, not a finished product. Of course, the that require players to get three Excellent throws in a row might still prove to be a challenge, but with enough practice and patience, fans should be able to complete that objective, too. I usually overthrow with even the softest throw and just bonk them on the side, which is still usually good enough against a yellow-orangish circle. Occasionally the circle is centered more around the mouth of the Pokemon or its center of mass. I've been trying to teach myself to be more consistent for those with curves for months, and I'm still not all that accurate on targets well within raid range.
As soon as you actually throw the ball, the target ring will freeze in place until it lands. Having the mon always be in the same starting place make a very big difference. Here's a quick summary of the recent major events on the Road. The smaller the circle you can reliably land in, the higher your catch rate. Vertically, the largest target for a curve ball is dead smack in the middle, so throwing straight balls will be on that largest target axis every time. Ensure yourself additional time on the clock against any raid bosses with this dodge pattern.
Right now, there are three throw ratings: Nice, Great, and Excellent. Skills from one boss to another are also largely transferable. The color of the circle reflects catch rate but does not impact your ability to receive different throw bonuses. Players are able to manipulate the size of the circle by holding their finger on Pokeballs before throwing them note that this is also a good way to determine if a Pokemon is about to knock a ball away with an attack. The first two levels are 10 Pokemon and 50 Pokemon — slightly easier than 200. . Now, go ahead with your shot and catch as many Pokémon as you want.
Before we go, I wanted to make some notes on gear for consideration on reliably making better throws. These throws require you to land the Poke Ball within the smaller colored circle. The optimal time to throw will always be during the attack animation. We keep an open mind and optimistic perspective. While we found the Pokemon listed here to be the easiest to do Excellent throws on, mileage may vary.
Also remember that some Pokemon need to be evolved and others , including some. Again, you can also start practicing on every Pidgey and Weedle. If you can combine this or another curveball Pokeball throwing technique with the above notes on making Nice, Great or Excellent Throws, you can make that throw of a Pokemon Master — the Excellent Curveball Throw — practically every time. Mewtwo tends to swat balls away quite a bit, so feed him a Nanab berry to calm him down first. Many of these objectives, in both the Field Research and Special Research categories, revolve around throwing Great and Excellent throws, so some may need a refresher course on how to do these. Tauros seems to be one of the easiest by far thanks to its larger size compared to other Pokemon in the game. Most players throw Pokeballs from the bottom of the screen, but sometimes it can be easy to miss.
There's a universal trick here: Don't worry about the Pokemon, only worry about the ring. The person needs to be in your proximity. For Lugia, this means having medals in both Psychic and Flying Type Pokemon. Snorlax is big enough to make the practice easy, but Pidgey and Rattata are so close you can almost drop the Pokéball on your target. To achieve the arc, you're going to use the side of your index finger or thumb, rather than a straight-on throw. Finally, an Excellent throw is when the circle is very small, close to the middle of the interface. Have experience with native app dev? Instead of flicking from the bottom of the screen, throw from roughly half way up the screen.
So yes, for 90% of trainers, it is absolutely worthwhile to teach yourself how to throw straight excellents on some common Pokemon again. Very few of the quests ask for you to hit excellent curve balls. Once your Poké Ball is vibrating, you're going to want to flick your finger up the left clockwise or right counter-clockwise side of your screen; how far up and the speed at which you flick depends on the Pokémon's distance. In the companion video to this article, you can see that my Bonus Challenge for Latios lasts 2:45, shortened by my catching it. What is an Excellent Throw in Pokémon Go? If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and I'll try to answer the best I can. When you vary the power of your throw, your throw arc will usually either cause the pokeball to land on the top of the pokemon, or cause it to miss it entirely.