Question: Does sleep or paralysis work better for catching Pokemon?

How much does paralyzing a Pokemon help catch it?

Hypnosis: Puts the opposing Pokemon to sleep, 60% chance to hit.

Does lowering a Pokemons health help catch it?

If f is greater than or equal to M, the Pokémon is caught. Otherwise, the Pokémon breaks free. In practical terms, lowering the target’s HP to 1/3 of its maximum will guarantee capture with a Poké Ball, while lowering it to 1/2 will guarantee capture with a Great Ball.

Can a Pokemon be put to sleep while paralyzed?

If a Pokemon is Paralyzed, they cannot be Burned as well. However, if a Pokemon knows Rest, the Status Condition will be “healed” and replaced with Sleep.

Can you use hypnosis on a paralyzed Pokemon?

I used to use Sleep all the time, but Hypnosis only has a 60% hit rate and can also wear off. Paralysis is never cured on it’s own and Thunder Wave has a higher hit percentage.

Is there a trick to catching legendary Pokemon?

And here’s the thing: there is no hidden trick to catching Legendary Pokemon. You can’t hold down on the B button until the second shake of a PokeBall or pull out a Master Ball to make catching Lugia or Moltres any easier.

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Does Sleep help catch rate?

Pokémon that are asleep or frozen are easier to capture than those that are poisoned, paralyzed, or burned. There’s no easy way to freeze wild Pokémon, so you’ll probably want to focus on the sleep status condition. The most reliable way to inflict sleep is with the move Spore.

Can a master ball fail?

Only in Gen 1, in all other gens it’s impossible for it to fail.

What is the catch rate of a luxury ball?

List of Pokéballs

Type Catch Rate Multiplier
Dive Ball 3.5x on pokémon encountered while surfing 1x on all others
Luxury Ball 1x (increases happiness at a faster rate)
Heal Ball 1x (makes caught pokémon healed up)
Quick Ball 4x if used on first turn of battle 1x otherwise

Can Rock Pokémon be paralyzed?

Yes. Ground and Electric types can be paralyzed by Static, Effect Spore, Stun Spore and any other paralyze inducing ability and non-electric paralyzing move.

Can you sleep a burned Pokémon?

Currently, there are five Special Conditions: Asleep, Burned, Confused, Paralyzed and Poisoned. An Active Pokémon may only have Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed at once, and Burned and Poisoned can be used concurrently.

Can you sleep a poisoned Pokémon?

No. They can have one of the primary statuses (e.g. poison, paralysis, anything where an icon comes up next to your HP) and one of the secondary statuses (e.g. confused, attraction, one with no icon) at the same time though.

Does paralyzed increase catch rate?

Paralysis is better

You’re better off paralyzing it, since although it has less of a catch rate than putting Pokémon to sleep, the Pokemon isn’t able to recover from Paralysis (unless it has a statues healing move).

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What Pokémon move makes the opponent sleep?


Move Type Accuracy
Grass Whistle Grass 55%
Hypnosis Psychic 60%
Lovely Kiss Normal 75%
Psycho Shift Psychic 100%
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