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The Pokéball is a device specially made for catching wild Pokémon.

Catching Pokémon

Pokémon may only be caught in PTD 1 and 2 when their HP bar turns red. For enemies with green HP bars, attacks will eventually lower their HP into the red zone. Also, wild Shiny Pokémon in PTD 1 and 2 will have a red HP bar when encountered.

In this game, using the Pokéball on an enemy with red health guarantees a capture. Blue HP bars indicate that they are a Boss Pokémon and uncatchable.

Catching Shiny

To capture a Pokémon, simply drag the large Pokéball from the bottom-right corner of the screen over to the Pokémon. If the Pokémon meets the criteria for capture, the Pokéball will open and catch the Pokémon upon release. While dragging the Pokéball around the screen, the movements of all Pokémon will pause.


Joey said "you should grab the giant pokeball"


Types of Pokéballs in PTD 1 and 2: One being the Master Ball while the other being normal. Sadly, the normal Pokéball is the only usable Pokéball in PTD. The Master Ball only appears in cutscenes such as in the Cerulean Gym 2 cutscene. Ash is seen with a Master Ball in the Cerulean Gym cutscene but loses it when The General uses Psychic on it. Later, in the Vermillion Gym cutscene, the Master Ball is used to capture Mewtwo.

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