Best Ball to Use in Max Raids?

  1. So what is the best Pokeball to use on a G-Max Pokemon. I haven't done any Raids on my game for G-Max's aside from Butterfree and Snorlax since the others are rather rare and thats not what I'm focusing on at the moment. However I do tend to join random raids and it's rather frustrating when I join one, it's shiny and then it pops out before the ball even shakes.

    Now I've used Dusk Balls between 8PM and 4AM. I've used Repeat Balls as I have a completed Pokedex. I've even gone so far as to use Net Balls when up against Orbeetles and Centiskorch's. I've had little to no success.

    I do know that the catch rates for these Pokemon are also significantly lower as well making them much harder to catch, but I've missed out on Shiny Machamp, Charizard and Haterenne as well as many other regular G-Maxs like Kingler, Lapras, Duraludan and Coalossus.

    So what is the best ball to use overall besides the obvious choice of Masterball.

    User Info: JohnathanHyde

    JohnathanHyde - 1 year ago

Accepted Answer

  1. If you have the dex data on the pokemon in question, nothing beats a Repeat Ball. As long as you have the dex entry on the pokemon, Repeat Balls have the most reliable catch rate for raids. Gmax Raids just have absolutely horrid catch rates to anyone but the host. Even with a repeat ball, non event Gmax raids such as Gengar and Grimmsnarl have about a 9% catch rate.

    User Info: Thorgonator

    Thorgonator (Expert) - 1 year ago 9   5

Other Answers

  1. Do dive balls really work? I've heard most people say dusk balls work during the day too. Some people say neither of them work, though.

    User Info: JediArcher145

    JediArcher145 - 9 months ago 3   2
  2. Yes, Dive Balls work if their boosted requirements are met. And Dusk Balls indeed get the boost as well because they also get boosted while in caves and such, not only at night, and Dens count as caves, for the purpose of this Ball.

    User Info: Andrex_93

    Andrex_93 - 9 months ago
  3. It all depends on your needs. Taking account of met multipliers for balls and such. Repeat balls always work better for me since i catch most raid pokemons more than once. For that first time tho USE THE DUSK BALL

    User Info: UlrichZola28

    UlrichZola28 - 8 months ago 2   1
  4. I've tried it with Ultra Balls, and they always fail for me. I tried it with a regular Pokeball and it always works (for me anyway). I don't know if it's a glitch, or if I'm extremely lucky, but try regular Pokeballs and see where that takes you.
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    User Info: ImnotOasisGamer

    ImnotOasisGamer - 8 months ago 1   5
  5. I recommend heal balls. They should be pretty effective, seeing as how you have to get its health all the way down, anyway.

    User Info: darkdeity9

    darkdeity9 - 8 months ago 1   5
  6. Heal balls have a catch rate of 1, the same as an ordinary Pokeball. It doesn't matter what the target's HP is. The heal ball just heals a Pokemon when you catch it, there's no bonus for how much damage the target has taken.

    User Info: ghost_tails

    ghost_tails - 8 months ago
  7. If you've caught and Gigantamaxed any of them before even once, Repeat Balls are the one for you. I believe it's better than most balls in terms of catch multiplier outside of Quick Ball although Quick Ball is useless on these raids do that's irrelevant

    User Info: AlternisDim1996

    AlternisDim1996 (Expert) - 1 year ago 4   9
  8. Wait so I have to have had the Gigantamaxed version of the Pokemon in order Repeat Balls to be effective? So if I'm going for say Grimsnarl G-Maxed and I don't have the G-Max entry in my Pokedex(just the regular entry), Repeat Balls are pointless?

    User Info: JohnathanHyde

    JohnathanHyde - 1 year ago
  9. Will having battled the Gigantamax Pokemon while having the normal Pokemon already suffice for its Gigantamax entry (so that Repeat Ball will work)? For example, battling Marnie in Pokemon League while she has Gigantamax Grimmsnarl and have already caught regular Grimmsnarl will automatically add its Gigantamax Pokemon entry?

    User Info: misty_lax

    misty_lax - 1 year ago
  10. No, only the Dex entry for the standard form is needed, as G-Max mons don't have separate Dex numbers.

    User Info: Andrex_93

    Andrex_93 - 9 months ago
  11. Well, the best option is to loom for the raids yourself because then, non promo g-max raids have 100% catch for host and solo. Otherwise, depends on the pokemon of the raids. I recommend net balls for the bugs, as they are very useful. Dive balls for the water types, and if push comes to shove, just use ultra balls. G-Max Sandaconda has never failed me with ultra balls.

    User Info: ShulkerGuardian

    ShulkerGuardian - 1 year ago 1   19

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