I bring out a Pokemon with a type disadvantage to the Pokemon I want to catch, so that I can carefully weaken it. :P Induce a status problem too, if possible.
Then I hit the A button + down on the control pad when the pokeball captures it, then tap A repeatedly when it wiggles. I used to...
Yeah, I put Lugia in my old Silver team and Dialga in my Diamond team before. But for Black, the only legendaries I used so far are Suicune and Cobalion for the Subway. Thinking of using Latias as well.
Ah I love National Park! The Bug Catching Contest was pretty fun yet tense, for me. I remember catching a Scyther and losing to a Scyther, and winning with a Butterfree at one point too. It's all good. :]
Shiny Girafarig at Route 214 in Diamond. I know I heard the shiny sound clip, but I looked closely at it for minutes just to make sure. XD Save for the blue nose and back spikes, it looked similar to the normal colouring. Thought my eyes were playing tricks so..