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Easier way to win Bug Catching Contest

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation I & II Discussion' started by Shiney_Hunter_Tauros_Rule, Apr 3, 2006.

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  1. Is there an easier way to win the Bug Catching Contest?

    I need two sun stones for Gloom and Sunkern but I can never win
  2. AJ Flibble

    AJ Flibble Emohawk

    Try cathcing a level 14 Scyther or Pinsir. Scyther's better as it gives more points, but both are hard to catch and are useful. But it must be level 14.
  3. Dragon_Reborn

    Dragon_Reborn Well-Known Member

    Catching a Scyther or a Pinser is the best way of winning the bug contest.It takes awhile to encounter one though.
  4. Serebii93

    Serebii93 too... much...

    I won the bug catching contest two days ago. My Pokemon?
    Level: 14
    Gender: Female
    Pokemon: Scyther
    Points: 49 or 48
  5. I thought the points was higher then that in these games ?? or am I wrong..Don't play that much any more O_O''
  6. Serebii93

    Serebii93 too... much...

    You made no sence. Please explain what you mean...then I can answer your question.
  7. pugman3000

    pugman3000 Pokemon Veteran

    There is no "easy" way to win. All I can tell you to do is pray you find a Scyther or Pinsir.
  8. Serebii93

    Serebii93 too... much...

    Quite true, indeed. The best way to find a Pinsir or Scyther, is to play the Bug Contest at night and look in the tall grass. It works every time for me.
  9. I hope this works
    Bellosom and Sunflora are some of the few pokemon I need to complete it (along with Arcticuno(getting in Blue w/MasterBall) Omanyte/Omastar(Getting in Blue) Dragonite and Tyranitar (nearly there) and I think thats it except Celebi)
  10. Serebii93

    Serebii93 too... much...

    What's that got to do with this thread?
  11. Shiny Heracross

    Shiny Heracross Well-Known Member

    Scythers actually pretty sucky. I once got third place when I caught one hat was level 15, and I've never seen one win before. Try catching a Pinsir or Butterfree. They always get 1st place even if you don't win. But it's hard because sometimes a Pinsir wins, and sometimes Butterfree. It depends on what your opponents catch.
  12. Serebii93

    Serebii93 too... much...

    Well, everything depends on the rarity, colors, and 'Health'.
    I caught my lv. 14 Scyther and she had 48 points for health. By the way, health is NOT HP. And remember, I won two nights ago with her.
  13. pharaohguy530

    pharaohguy530 The one and only.

    There is no easier way, sadly. Its all based on luck and your "art of capture (of all pokemon)" *sings 2ba master song*. Hope for a Pinsir, Butterfree, Scyther. Make sure they are high leveled too.....And have a pokemon in the 10-20 lv. You never know....
  14. TheTurquoiseTauros!

    TheTurquoiseTauros! This is bull crap!!!

    iv won with a weedle on lv 5 like a dozen times! it all depends on luck.
  15. Slim

    Slim Crazy Trainer

    Someone may correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I understand, this is the Bug-Catching formula:

    a 4 bit number is based off of the IVs, the other numbers are off current stats.

    bit 0 = 1 if Speed IV is odd. (ie +1)
    bit 1 = 1 if Special IV is odd. (ie +2)
    bit 2 = 1 if Attack IV is odd. (ie +4)
    bit 3 = 1 if Defense IV is odd. (ie +8)

    Use this number in this formula. Other numbers use the actual stats, not the IVs

    Score = (Total HP * 4) + Atk + Def + Speed + SpAtk + SpDef + above number + int(Current HP/8) + 1

    So, the reason Pinsir and Scyther typically do well is because they will generally have better stats than others you can find. Remaining HP affects it just a little bit. But a lot of it is up to chance. Just keep doing the contest enough, and you will win eventually.
  16. AxelNightshade0723

    AxelNightshade0723 New Member

    I caught syther lvl 14 and got 2nd
  17. bobandbill

    bobandbill Winning Smile Staff Member Super Mod

    This thread was last posted in 2006. That's way too long ago. Please note the thread bumping rule.

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