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I've noticed, when I'm in a battle, that certain pokeballs shake back and forth. I'm not talking about when I throw a pokeball to capture a pokemon. I mean when in the middle of a battle and on the bottom screen of the DS where the commands are like in the screenshot I provided. What is the significance behind this?

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I think it's just a little visual flair, but I also think wounded (yellow/red health) pokemon shake more weakly on that screen. Can't test right now though – Ben Brocka Aug 29 '12 at 16:56
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It means that that Pokémon has almost enough experience to level up.

I assume that switching to them and winning the battle will give them enough experience, but I can't be sure.

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