Trainers, we all know the Timed Investigations Master Ball Research is a beast of a challenge. Catching 1000 Pokémon, winning 60 Raids, and making 120 Excellent Throws? I mean, c’mon, you almost need to quit your day job to get this done. But guess what? There’s a light at the end of this grueling tunnel.
A Pokémon GO enthusiast recently took to Reddit to share a newfound appreciation for the Excellent Throws task. Before this, the player steered clear of Excellent Throws like they were Team Rocket, only going for them if the hitbox was the size of a Snorlax. But now, thanks to the research, they’ve actually put in the effort to test their skills and found a marked improvement.
In their own words: “I’m now hitting Excellent Throws about half the time.” They’ve noticed a significant uptick in XP gains and are, quite literally, kicking themselves for not diving in earlier.
So, let’s break down the math real quick: Even if you only land Excellent Throws 10% of the time, you’re raking in the same amount of XP as you would with 10 Great Throws across 10 encounters. Pretty nifty, right? And let’s not forget about the 4x catch bonus happening right now thanks to the A Paldean Adventure and Ultra Unlock events. It’s a win-win.
Because sharing is caring, here’s a pro tip that might up your Excellent Throw game.
Pokémon GO how to make Excellent Throws like a Pro?
It’s a feel thing that you’ll get the hang of after some practice. Focus on curved Excellent Throws. Pay close attention to where the ball lands and adjust your technique.
Mechanically speaking, spin the ball a few times, swipe up, and to the right about halfway up your phone. Don’t overdo the power. For timing, hold the ball until the circle is small and the Pokémon isn’t attacking. If throwing to the right, visualize drawing a lowercase ‘d’ angled that way; if to the left, it’s a ‘b’ towards 10 o’clock.”
There you have it, folks. Challenges are opportunities in disguise. So go out there, be brave, and conquer those Excellent Throws. So, what’s your take? Are you already a pro at Excellent Throws or is this the push you needed? Let us know in the comments below. Happy catching, Trainers.