How to obtain Pokémon:
To succeed in your adventure, you’ll have to partner up with Pokémon and use their powers to help you. So get acquainted with the various ways to obtain Pokémon.
How to obtain Pokémon
Catch wild Pokémon:
Most Pokémon inhabit places like fields, caves, and bodies of water. To discover and catch them
Get them through story events:
You can get Pokémon, Pokémon Eggs, and Pokémon Fossils as the story unfolds, so be sure to talk to townspeople.
Evolve them through battle:
As Pokémon build up their strength by battling, some of them will evolve. After evolution, the Pokémon’s name and appearance will change.
Link Trade with friends:
Some Pokémon are especially hard to obtain. The easiest way to get them is by trading with a friend.
Where to find wild Pokémon
Wild Pokémon love nature and their habitats include tall grass, caves, desert, wetlands, lakes, rivers, etc. Be sure to walk around when you come across such areas, and see what kinds of Pokémon you can find!
These are major areas where you find Pokémon
Fishing (After finishing the main story)
How to catch wild Pokémon
You can’t catch wild Pokémon without a Poké Ball. Even if you have one, Pokémon won’t just hop into a Poké Ball. They can be hard to catch unless you tire them out first. Try these three tips!
Wild Double Battles in the dark grass
Starting with Route 3, you’ll notice some dark grass here and there. In these areas, two wild Pokémon can attack you at once. If you want to catch one of them, you have to defeat the other first.
Tips for catching Pokémon
1) Reduce HP:
A Pokémon’s HP is a measure of how tired it is. Once HP reaches zero, that Pokémon faints. When you try to catch a Pokémon, use moves to attack and lower HP as much as possible without making it faint. When the HP bar is red, it means that Pokémon is weak. Try throwing a Poké Ball!
2) Inflict status conditions
2 Reduce HP A Pokémon’s HP is a measure of how tired it is. Once HP reaches zero, that Pokémon faints. When you try to catch a Pokémon, use moves to attack and lower HP as much as possible without making it faint. When the HP bar is red, it means that Pokémon is weak. Try throwing a Poké Ball! Some Pokémon moves inflict status conditions on their targets. A Pokémon saddled with a status condition, such as Poison or Paralysis, is easier to catch. Of the six status conditions, Sleep and Frozen are the most effective. Lower the target’s HP and use status conditions to maximize your chances of success.
3) Use the right Poké Ball
From the basic model to the Luxury Ball and Master Ball, there are 14 different kinds of Poké Balls, each specialized for a certain use. Always use a Poké Ball that’s effective for the kind of Pokémon you want to catch—it’s a basic Pokémoncatching principle.
Teach your party useful Pokémon-catching moves
Lowering a wild Pokémon’s HP and using status conditions make it easier to catch Pokémon. A Watchog that knows Super Fang or Hypnosis can come in handy!
Catch a Patrat on Route 1 and raise it to Lv. 20 to evolve into Watchog. Watchog will learn Mean Look at Lv. 36.
Examples of moves good for catching Pokémon
Super Fang Normal It cuts the target’s HP to half.
Hypnosis Psychic It makes the target fall into a deep sleep.
Mean Look Normal The target becomes unable to flee.