How good are you guys at achieving excellent throws?


#1

Just wondering, because although I’ve tried different ways, and read the guide on here, I only get maybe one in every 100. Maybe I just don’t have the skill. I do get ‘nice’ and ‘great’ though, so I’m not completely useless.


#2

I only try to get excellent when the starting circle is large, then I get maybe 1 in 5. Otherwise I usually go for great throw that i can hit 80-90% of the time.


#3

Do you throw curve balls? If so, I’d recommend any of reversal’s youtube videos as he constantly aims to land excellent throws.


#4

@DishTR, I do throw curveballs unless they are really close, like pidgey. I will take a look a the videos you mention, thanks. Sometimes though, I am convinced I get an excellent throw, and it’s not even ‘nice’ or ‘great’ and I think, I was sure I got one that time.


#5

I try for consistent great throws…if I can hit 75% great throws, that’s a lot better than even 25% excellent throws. I curve everything except weedle…I’m lucky if I even get a nice throw on weedle

They have made the circles smaller on a lot of Pokémon…not sure why that needed to be done


#6

@HeracrossVille, I noticed that natu has a really small circle now. If I miss, I tend to not try again.


#7

On which? It all depends on what you throw at. Some of these raid bosses attack every circle closing. Use pinap on smaller mons till you get the curve right. After a while it’ll be easier for ya


#8

I get excellent throws relatively often, like about 1 in every 4 pokemon caught. If you can practice your curveballs, it’s actually super easy to land excellents with a curveball. And @HeracrossVille yes, weedles are RIDICULOUS to get good throws on! It’s very annoying.


#9

It really does depend on the Pokemon. For example, I have only got excellent on a weedle twice, but I have got excellent on ursaring practically every time I’ve hit it. I personally however aim for great because it is easier to obtain. When I’m trying for excellent, I get about 25%. It’s more like 10% when I’m not.