Pokemon Scarlet & Purple – Timer Catch Rate, Explained

One of the main objectives in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple is to catch them all and complete your Pokédex. To do this, you will need an abundance of Pokéballs and Special Pokéballs. This includes Fastballs, Fastballs, Twilight Balls, and Timed Balls. This may have you wondering how Timer Balls work in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple.

How Timer Balls Work in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple

Timer Balls in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple become more effective the longer the battle goes on. This is the opposite of Quick Balls, which are more effective in the first round. This means you want to block an encounter with a wild Pokémon to increase your chances of catching it with a Timer Ball. Here are the catch rates for Timer Balls in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple.

 

Lap number Catch rate
Start of battle (0) 1
Round 1 1.3
Round 2 1.6
Round 3 1.9
Round 4 2.2
Round 5 2.5
Round 6 2.8
Round 7 3.1
Round 8 3.4
Round 9 3.7
Round 10 4

Timer Balls are most effective in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple on turn 10. After that, there is no benefit to using a Timer Ball as it will have reached its maximum effectiveness. You can continue to use Timer Balls after turn 10 at the same capture rate; it just won’t increase beyond that amount. Many players will use them to capture Legendary Pokemon due to their difficulty.

How to Get Timer Balls in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple

You can buy Timer Balls at Delibird Presents stores. However, you will need to have defeated all eight Gyms first. Once you’ve accomplished this, you can purchase Timer Balls from Delibird Presents stores as often as you like.

For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, see How to Get Twilight Balls in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple and How to Get Dream Balls in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple on hackgames4.com.