Game Boy Advance - Pokemon: Sapphire Hints


Pokemon Catch Rate

Pokeballs and Status Ailments increase the catch rate of capturing a Pokemon.


ie. If you use Sleep Powder on Regirock, the catch rate is 2. With Ultra Ball (with a catch rate of *2) you have a catch rate of *4. Which means you have a higher chance to capture Pokemon. Don't forget to lower HP of wild Pokemon because this can be very effective.


Take note that an asterisk * means to multiply.


Pokeball Catch Rate:



  • Pokeball *1

  • Great Ball *1.5

  • Ultra Ball *2

  • Master Ball (100% Guaranteed Capture)

  • Safari Ball *1.5

  • Net Ball (If Water and/or Bug *3 -- If not Water and/or Bug *1)

  • Dive Ball (If battled in water *3.5 -- If battled outside of water *1)

  • Nest Ball (The higher your level, the more likely you will get a capture *1-3)

  • Repeat Ball (If you captured the previous Pokemon *3 -- If you have not *1)

  • Timer Ball (The catch rate grows better (of not used every turn then it resets to 0 count) as the battle continues *1-4)

  • Luxury Ball (Makes the Pokemon Base Happiness 200 instead of 70) *1

  • Premier Ball *1


Status Ailment Capture Rate:



  • Normal Status - 1 (Low capture rate)

  • Poison - 1.5 (Medium capture rate)

  • Burn - 1.5 (Medium capture rate)

  • Paralysis - 1.5 (Medium capture rate)

  • Frozen - 2 (High capture rate)

  • Sleep - 2 (High capture rate)


Health Capture Rate:



  • Full health - 1

  • Half Health - 1.5

  • Critical Health (Red) - 2


With this, you will take an advantage of capturing a Pokemon within a few turns. I recommend using False Swipe to make HP down to 1 and use Sleep Powder or Hypnosis. This works with all versions (including old and new versions).

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