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Pokemon Button Holding Myth - Is It True?



its a myth but i always do it cause I want to believe it;)

I think its a myth but I still do it cause I want to believe it;)
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Lord Vain

Dawn of a New Day
Nov 29, 2011
I'm not sure where I heard about it......but I too have (and still do) used this so called "easy capture method" and more times than not it actually did work o_O However, the method I used was to hold A and rotate the D-pad :yes:
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The Altruist
Jul 23, 2011
Mishima Tower
I'm sure most of us have heard that if you hold or repeatedly press a certain button while throwing a Pokeball, the Pokemon is more likely to be captured. Is this actually true or just a myth?

I still do this to this very day. The myth actuallys works for me most of the time. So to me, the myth is really and works. I love pressing "A +B +↓". This is my button-holding technique.


Dank meme connoisseur
Nov 27, 2010
It actually does help if you press X when the ball flashes in Platinum, and if you press L at the exact moment you catch it, YOU HAVE A 100% CHANCE OF CATCHING IT!!!1!


Shows over folks!
Oct 27, 2011
I've never used it before, I hadn't heard of it untill now. But I'm pretty sure it's a myth and won't change anything.


I believe that it is a myth and a funny story is that my own trick was when i was trying to catch giratina in diamond and I was really bored cuz I had been trying forever to catch it so I (for whatever reason) had 3 fingers on my head and I stared at the ds screen and I caught it in a poke ball! I thought I might have been luck so I told my big bro and he caught a heatran in a pokeball in platinum! Seriously though I don't think it's a actual trick:(
Apr 6, 2012
Surprisingly, I have never heard of this, despite being the big Pokemon nerd that I am. It's just a myth of course, though. No gimmicks that can help you catch Pokemon... just a giant equation.

but what if pressing down the b button was part of the equation?

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