Meet the “Double Bounce Catch”, the newest fad in the art of throwing Poké Balls


today’s news are on the funny side of things! A number of redditors discovered an interesting bug/feature while catching Pokémon with curved throws, titled the double bounce catch!

In short, the idea of the throw is to perform a very difficult stunt throw in which the Pokéball bounces from the Pokémon and lands back on it, resulting in a successful throw. You read that right — the newest Pokémon GO throw fashion is centered around a bouncing Poké Ball and it’s super difficult.

The quest for discovery started with a reddit thread titled “I have no proof of this, but I once bounced a Pokeball off of Weedle as he was finishing attacking and caught him after the ball fell and hit him again”.

As usual, the Internet did not disappoint! The trick was considered “impossible” or “extremely rare” at first, but was soon proven to be probable and repeatable by Benci as illustrated in the video on top of the article.

It seems that the condition for the trick to work are as follows:

  • the target Pokémon must be finishing it’s attack animation, but it must not be finished
  • you need to hit him with a curved throw at the right angle so the bounced ball hits it again

So far the highest number of recorded bounces is three, as shown by a Russian Pokémon GO player YMZ TV:

If you have a recorded Double (or maybe Triple) Bounce Throw, share it with us on Twitter or in the comment section below.

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