Are the event G-Max Raids easier to catch?
So recently Coalossal and Lapras as well as Alcremie have been appearing more frequently due to a Wild Area Event.
Now I know that Pokemon in Raids are harder to catch but I have yet to miss a single one yet using only Repeat Balls which is probably about 12 Raids total. Which considering I still can't get a Grimmsnarl or Hatterenne or even Charizard with Repeat Balls (they all break out before the first ball twitch) only 2 things come to mind. Either:
1) I am super lucky
2) These Raid events have a higher catch rate making them easier to catch
I know Repeat Balls only work if you have the caught the Pokemon previously, and I should add that my Pokedex is completed.
So is there any rhyme or reason why I can catch the event G-Maxs easier then non event ones? Or am I just really lucky for 12 Raids straight? JohnathanHyde - 4 months ago
Event Raids have different chances than normal Raids, and yes, this holds true for G-Max Pokémon as well: Event ones have around a 20% chance to get caught, iirc, while, for standard G-Max, if you're online and aren't hosting, you have to deal with a catch rate of 3 (like old Legendaries). Andrex_93 (Expert) - 4 months ago
Thanks! Was getting a little frustrated cause in my head I was like "why is it I can catch 9 Alcremies that I'll probably never use yet I can't even catch 1 Grimmsnarl" I thought that I just had mad luck with Alcremies and Grimm was just being the troll we all know him to be. JohnathanHyde - 4 months ago
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Yup. Long story short, event raids are MUCH easier to catch, both for hosts and guests. Even if you're a guest, throwing a highly effective Ball such as Repeat or Dusk will give you a catch rate of around 60%. Thorgonator (Expert) - 4 months ago
Event Gmax Pokemon have a fixed catch rate of 20 (if you are playing alone or hosting an online raid). For reference, that's a bit lower than the catch rate of a standard wile Clefable or Snorlax (25). Gmax Pokemon that are not events (if you are joining another person's raid) have a catch rate of 3, equivalent to most past gen legendary Pokemon.
Also note that joining an event Gmax raid still has the same 3 catch rate as non-event ones, so you only get the higher odds if you are the host. -hotdogturtle-- (Expert) - 4 months ago
See this is the thing, everytime I wasn't the host. I just join random Raids online. This is why I'm asking cause for 12 straight Raids, I have gotten the Pokemon and each one was a G-Max Pokemon. I have 2 Lapras, 1 Coalossal and 9 Alcremies most of which are Lemon Creams but a few that aren't. JohnathanHyde - 4 months ago
Event Gmax Pokemon also boast a significantly higher catch rate for guests, as well as hosts. You get increased odds whether you are the host or not for those event ones. Thorgonator - 4 months ago
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