Catching Pokémon to fill up the PokéDex is no easy task as there are unofficially 721 entries. You would think running into a wild Pokémon, weakening it and chucking Pokéballs is all there is to it.
There are in-game mechanics such as event Pokémon and trading Pokémon from other versions. However, I’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Frustrating Pokémon to catch. Some individual Pokémon are listed and some are grouped together based off similarities. Some of these involve elaborate, step by step processes. So if you’re playing this game blindly, you’re going to be running in circles. A strategy guide or the Internet help a lot here.
Top 10 Most Frustrating Pokémon To Catch
This was the first Pokémon that came to mind (psychic types, eh). Abra only knows teleport so your best bet is to chuck a Great Ball or higher and hope for the best. An alternative method is to save up enough coins at the Celadon Game Corner to buy one as a prize.
You just beat the Elite Four and your rival. Now what? Well, head over to Cerulean Cave and try your hand at a level 70 Mewtwo. The easy way out is to use a Masterball. The manlier, alternative method involves weakening it and praying that it doesn’t use Recover.
3.Safari Zone Pokémon (Dratini, Chansey, Kangaskhan, Scyther, Pinsir, Tauros in Generation I)
Forget weakening these wild Pokémon. You can only use bait or rocks. The former decreases the likelihood of capture whereas the latter increases your chances. If you stall for too long, that Pokémon runs away. You’re only given 30 Safari Balls and 500 steps so anticipate multiple trips. The hardest ones to find include Chansey, Scyther, Pinsir, Kangaskhan and Tauros with an appearance rate of 4% or less. Oh and don’t forget they’re exclusive to the Safari Zone. Just how did Ash catch 30 Tauros in the anime?
You encounter a wild Graveler or Electrode. You don’t necessarily plan to use them competitively but might as well catch them for the PokéDex right? The worst part is when these Pokémon Self-destruct in your face. Like really bro? Captivity is that bad to prompt the use of that move?
Exploit the infinite item hack in Generation I, buy all the coins and treat yourself to a nice Porygon. There is no such thing in Generation II. Either try your luck at the Celadon Game Corner or save up money and buy coins but that’s really time consuming. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
6.Roaming Pokémon (Raikou, Entei, Latios, Latias, etc.)
This is now an extensive list. These Pokémon can appear in any patch of grass and change location every time you enter a new area in the game. The easy way out is to use a Master Ball. Otherwise, prepare for a Pokémon that will try to flee on the first turn. If you’re looking for the competitive specimen (EVs, IVs, nature), you’re going to have a tough time. These stats are locked in the moment from your first encounter.
The Feebas to my Magikarp, the Milotic to my Gyarados. Feebas is unique in terms of encountering it in the wild. In generation III, this wimpy looking fish appears in 6 out of 436 water tiles on route 119 while fishing. In generation IV, the probability is 4 out of 528 water tiles in Mt. Coronet. The 6 tiles vary by whatever trendy phrase you come up with in Dewford Town. The 4 tiles in Mt. Coronet change daily. Therefore, once you find a Feebas, stock up on them and you’re in the money.
Arguably, the Legendary Golems Regirock, Regice and Registeel are by far the most annoying Pokémon to catch. The process is so extensive, you wonder just how did the game developers come up with such a dastardly way to torture gamers? You can read more about the process here.
This Pokémon isn’t hard to catch. What makes it annoying is the specific conditions that have to be in place for you to catch one. First, you must have already defeated Team Galactic at Valley Windworks in generation IV. Secondly, only one appears every Friday. If you’re really desperate, just set the in-game clock to Friday. Otherwise, it’s easy to forget to head over on Fridays to add this balloon to your collection.
10.Combee (Female)/Litleo (Male)
Vespiquen and Pyroar look cool but no true competitor would think to add these Pokémon to their team. From a collecting standpoint, getting these final evolutions could take a while. In generation IV, you have to slap a honey tree, wait at least 6 real life hours and see what appears (changing the in-game clock has no effect on this). The Combee gender ratio is 87.5 male to 12.5 female and only the females evolve into the queen bee. As for Pyroar, if you want the mane bearing alpha male, only 1 in 4 Litleos are male.
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