Will an “Excellent” throw give you a greater chance of capturing the Pokémon?

Within Pokémon Go, when you throw a Pokéball at a Pokémon, you have the potential to get a Nice, Great, or Excellent throw. If you throw an excellent Pokéball on a challenging Pokémon (when their circle is orange or red), will this increase your chances of capturing the Pokémon?


Getting a “Nice”, “Great”, or “Excellent” throw is possible by getting the Pokeball to land inside the shrinking colored circle. This gets you bonus experience if you catch it with that throw. The size of the circle determines which one you get. (Approximately, full circle-66%=Nice, 66%-33%=Great, 33%-smallest circle=Excellent.)

So getting those special throws won’t boost your catch chance directly but having the circle as small as possible will.

The official FAQ says:

You have the greatest chance of capturing the Pokémon while the colored ring is at its smallest diameter.

Source : Link , Question Author : Hunter Turner , Answer Author : Nicolas Raoul

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