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How to Make a Great Throw in Pokemon Go

How to Make a Great Throw in Pokemon Go

In Pokémon Go, a trainer’s primary goal is to catch every Pokemon there is. And to do that well, you’ll need to make lots of great throws. So in this article, we’ll be guiding you on how to make a great throw in Pokemon Go.

Great throws are especially important when you’re up against a far more challenging Pokémon or when you’re up against a raid boss and are hoping to catch a legendary Pokémon afterwards.

There are also some research tasks will require players to have a certain amount of great throws. And whatever the reason might be, being able to throw Pokeballs effectively, wins you half the battle in Pokémon Go. But like many aspects of the game, making excellent throws is easier said than done, which is where we come in.

How to Make a Great Throw in Pokemon Go


Great throws occur when trainers gain more experience during gameplay. They’ll start to notice the circle that surrounds a Pokémon as they attempt to catch it. This circle becomes bigger, smaller and when it is at its largest, and a Pokeball is made inside, it’ll result in a “Nice!” throw.

You should know that it is possible to manipulate the size of this circle by holding the Pokeball before throwing it. Lastly, always remember that the size of the Pokemon matters when it comes to these circles. If you’re trying to catch a large Pokemon, then it’ll have the tendency of larger circles.

So you are likely to have a “Great!” throw at bigger Pokémons. Conversely, you’re most-likely to have get the “Excellent!” and “Nice!” throws when you attempt to catch smaller Pokémons. And oftentimes, depending on how you manipulate the size of the circle, you might not get a “Great!” throw when trying to catch a large Pokemon.

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