Masterball on Giratina in Pokemon Platinum?

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#1 Posted by DVzomb (422 posts) -

In Pokemon platinum, I have reached Giratina, but I can't seem to catch it when it's on critical hp and paralyzed with ultra balls. I've tried over and over, but nothing will catch it. Should I use the masterball now, or is there someone I should save it for?

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#2 Posted by freakbabyblues- (665 posts) -
I saved it for Dialga. To catch Giratina, I just spammed the A button and somehow the faster I pressed the button, the harder it was for Giratina to get out. 3 ulta balls was all it took.
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#3 Posted by DirtyDozen520 (90 posts) -

I just stalled and used a lot of hyper potions so i could keep my pokemon alive long enough to make soo many turns go by, that my timer balls caught the lil ****

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#4 Posted by jvplaya (25 posts) -

I used dusk balls. When I tried ultras, they didnt work for me. Dusk balls are good because your in a dark area

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#5 Posted by Maledizione (896 posts) -

I saved it for Dialga. To catch Giratina, I just spammed the A button and somehow the faster I pressed the button, the harder it was for Giratina to get out. 3 ulta balls was all it took.freakbabyblues-

The A button? I've always held down the B button. Do these things actually make a difference?

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#6 Posted by Hegna1 (6118 posts) -
Use Duskballs, they'll have the highest rate (I believe it's comsidered a cave), try starting out with a quick ball (before you do anything), and start using timer balls if the battle goes on for at least 40 turns.
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#7 Posted by meiaman (3300 posts) -

[QUOTE="freakbabyblues-"]I saved it for Dialga. To catch Giratina, I just spammed the A button and somehow the faster I pressed the button, the harder it was for Giratina to get out. 3 ulta balls was all it took.Maledizione

The A button? I've always held down the B button. Do these things actually make a difference?

No.
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#8 Posted by TriniPlayer (7722 posts) -
I saved it for Dialga. To catch Giratina, I just spammed the A button and somehow the faster I pressed the button, the harder it was for Giratina to get out. 3 ulta balls was all it took.freakbabyblues-
It doesn't make a difference if you tap the A button fast or not
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#9 Posted by brandonz15 (219 posts) -
use a dusk ball afer giratina they will appear dialga , palkia ,regirock, registeel , regice, regigigas, azelf ,uxie, mesprit,heatran,cresselia,zapdos, moltres, and articuno try to make giratina fall asleep
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#10 Posted by brandonz15 (219 posts) -
i used the master with giratina dialga and palkia are very easy to capture
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#11 Posted by KurodaMurasaki (1670 posts) -

I saved it for Dialga. To catch Giratina, I just spammed the A button and somehow the faster I pressed the button, the harder it was for Giratina to get out. 3 ulta balls was all it took.freakbabyblues-

Dialga's catch rate is much lower than Giratina. I believe Giratina's catch rate is a measly 3. I've never caught Giratina yet, but I'd say the Timer Ball strategy sounds smart. Just keep your Master Ball as your one-in-the-world relic lol.

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#12 Posted by merch (4235 posts) -

u have to put it to sleep with crit health to catch it with ultra ball just like any other legendary, im saving my master ball for arcerus

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#13 Posted by awssk8er716 (8485 posts) -

I heard he's terrible to catch. I stopped playing at the first battle in the Distorted World.

I caught Dialga (In Diamond) with two Pokeballs. I didn't paralyze him or anything (Second try. I KO'ed him the first try). :D

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#14 Posted by TriniPlayer (7722 posts) -
If you faint Giratina by mistake,you could always battle him again after you beat the game.
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#15 Posted by gregjblair (25 posts) -

its impossible to know if pressing buttons helps to catch a pokemon but it doesnt hurt......i managed to catch him (lucky me) with a single ultra ball when he had half his HP with no status conditions. I drew circles on the touch screen counter-clockwise so whatever.

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#16 Posted by TriniPlayer (7722 posts) -

its impossible to know if pressing buttons helps to catch a pokemon but it doesnt hurt......i managed to catch him (lucky me) with a single ultra ball when he had half his HP with no status conditions. I drew circles on the touch screen counter-clockwise so whatever.

gregjblair
Its not impossible cause the creators themselves said that tapping any button or using the touch screen while trying to capture a pokemon will not change how easy or hard the pokemon will be to capture.As a matter of fact,that goes for all the pokemon series.
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#17 Posted by PitatheGreat (122 posts) -

Dusk Ball works best and for some reason a normal poke ball works on dialga and palkia because thats what i used to catch them both. o.o

Try it out.