Catch Rates (Legendaries)



Thank you! You have a wonderful spread here.

It really does make a difference to circle lock and be patient. The only one it doesn’t seem to work on is Lugia and Moltres, because of how they attack.

I forgot trades can count towards this, but I’ve traded for a Legendary only once, and that was a Shiny Moltres.


A real mixed bag of good, ok and poor in that lot.
I don’t use the set circle method. Tried to get the hang of it but abandoned the practice session and just got on with the game.
These are all anticipation Curve Ball throws. I do get greedy and go Pinap a bit when the CP is poor possibly hurting the catch rate a little.

My Ledgendary
Pokemon Seen Caught Capture %
Articuno 32 24 75.0
Zapdos 32 28 87.5
Moltress 30 21 70.0
MewTwo 152 132 86.8
Raikou 20 15 75.0
Entie 51 30 58.8
Suicune 32 20 62.5
Lugia 39 26 66.7
Ho-Oh 32 26 81.3
Regirock 2 1 50.0
Regice 13 11 84.6
Registeel 3 2 66.7
Latias 30 18 60.0
Latios 17 14 82.4
Kyogre 66 38 57.6
Groudon 71 55 77.5
Rayquaza 75 59 78.7
Deoxys 4 4 100.0
Palkia 18 11 61.1
Heatran 22 13 59.1
Giratina 38 29 76.3
Cresselia 4 1 25.0
Total 783 578 73.8


Don’t feel bad about it. We all have our playing styles, and often pressures and other things can affect them. When the CP is bad for a Legendary, I often use regular Razz Berries to go for them, and I’ve found there’s still a 1 in 12 chance or so to catch them using them, so it’s not that bad, but it’s not great. 1 in 10 using Silver Pinaps, but those are harder to come by.


Pokemon: caught/seen; capture %
Articuno 6/11 (55%)
Zapdos 11/12 (92%)
Moltres 7/8 (88%)
Mewtwo: 8/9 (89%)
Raikou 4/5 (80%)
Entei 6/6 (100%)
Suicune 5/6 (83%)
Lugia 2/9 (22%)
Ho-oh 1/1 (100%)
Regirock 1/3 (33%)
Regice 1/4 (25%)
Registeel 1/1 (100%)
Latias 3/4 (75%)
Latios 5/8 (63%)
Kyogre 4/8 (50%)
Groudon 6/13 (46%)
Rayquaza 2/4 (50%)
Deoxys (all forms) 2/2 (100%)
Palkia 1/3 (33%)
Heatran 2/3 (66%)
Giratina 2/5 (40%)
Cresselia 2/2 (100%)


For me personally I won’t bother myself with catch rates unless I actually make an honest attempt to catch using all the tools at my disposal.

Generally I raid with a group that does multiple raids in rapid succession. I find that at some point I am only farming candy and don’t make an effort unless the IVs are spectacular.


Oh, I get it. I still attempt to catch a Pokemon but if the CP is trash, I will use regular Razz Berries instead. It’s about a 1 in 12 chance to catch with them, but I still seem to hold a 75% catch rate with those I’ve used Razz Berries on. I usually still try so I can get the candies should I need to level up a great one.


You Raiding and running from trash IV’s @Thorend in order to get to the next one hoping the next is the great one or is it to cram as many Raids into 1 Lucky Egg? We have groups that do that from time to time but I don’t join in with that. I like to have a go for the Candy but may not take anywhere near the time and care that I do for a keeper. It’s in line with why I don’t Shiny check as I hate to walk away from the Dust. I have to try to catch them all.


I dont personally just run, but I won’t necessarily set the circle and wait for the perfect time to throw either. I also won’t waste golden razz on a bad IV Legendary just because it is legendary. That’s why I don’t track the catch rate because maximum effort isn’t given in every catch attempts.

We share a similar philosophy in regular catches although I make exceptions if I’m stocking pokeballs for my gotcha or just prior to the start of community day.


very happy with my catch rate. When raiding was new my catchrate was awfull (i remember catching my first legendary (articuno) after nine fails…)