Hypothetically, throwing a Poké Ball in Pokémon Go is a breeze. All the players just need to flick their finger straight in the middle of the screen when they feel like there is enough distance to hit the Pokémon they want to catch. Unfortunately, there are frustrating moments when you use up your Poké Ball and still have not caught the Pokémon, or worse, ran away.
While we have learned about the Super Spin Curve Ball and the Arc Curve Ball from our previous article, there is another technique developed by Redditor homu that will not only increase your Pokéball accuracy significantly, but also virtually take the hassle out of catching ’em all (and it’s not cheating, either!)
The process is simple; spin the Pokéball going clockwise, then move the ball up the left-most side of the screen, and release at the same height as the Pokémon. Assuming the Pokémon didn’t move or attack, it should land and start the capture process.
If you position it just right, you’ll also land the ball within the circle, increasing your chances of capture and netting you bonus XP. And of course, if you prefer, you can release the ball on the right-most side of the screen – provided you spin the Pokéball anti-clockwise instead.
YouTube user MegaToys Collector shows the L-throw technique in action:
If you’re tired of wasting Poké Balls because of errant throws (and worse, for just a PIdgey or Ratata), you should give the “L Throw” technique a try. It takes practice – but this is one of the tested techniques in Pokémon Go, that might perhaps save you Poké Balls or having a legendary running away.