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How to Do Fast Catch in Pokemon Go

by Nikola Pajtic

Since its release in 2016, Pokemon Go has found ways to keep players enthused with new Pokemon, real-life surroundings, and a few tricks that make it more interesting. One of these said tricks is Fast Catch, which reduces the time it takes catch a Pokemon. Not just that, it will also leave more time for new ones to spawn, thus increasing the overall number of ones you can catch. This can come in pretty handy when hunting for Shiny Pokemon. 

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How to Perform Fast Catch in Pokemon Go

Fast Catch is different from a regular catch as it fast forwards through the Ball-throwing animation. It may require a few attempts to master, though. So don’t give up. Here’s what to do:

  • Step 1: Find a Pokemon to catch. Once the encounter screen opens, hold your finger on the Poke Ball icon on the right and then move your finger to the left slightly. 
  • Step 2: Don’t take off your right finger off the Poke Ball icon. While keeping it there, throw the Ball at the Pokemon you want to catch.
  • Step 3: If you are successful at performing the catch, the ‘Run’ icon will appear in the top left.
  • Step 4: Click on the icon and run away. Repeat the process as many times as you want.

This method is rather helpful. If performed flawlessly, it can cut the time from 18 seconds to just six seconds. And if you catch more Pokemon, you will get more Stardust, making it a win-win situation.

Though you will shorten the time it takes to catch a Pokemon, there is no guarantee that it will be caught. However, using a Razz Berry or a Great or Ultra Ball will increase your chances. 

Capture animations can be quite a nag, and this easy trick saves you a lot of time as you will be out of the animation in one click.  

Hopefully, this guide helps you speed up your Pokemon hunting. For more help, check out our How Much Stardust to Trade Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO Guide or click on the game tag below this article.

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