Recently, I caught a Pidgeot after roughtly 50 pokeballs. However, most of the pokeballs were simply not closing the vertical gap between the bottom of the screen and the pokemon, which is higher for certain pokemon.
I experimented with different speeds and release times with my finger, but I'm still not sure exactly what works best.
I'm looking for some tips on how to throw farther, or otherwise how to proceed in this situation where I can't throw far enough to hit the pokemon. (So I'm not asking about how to throw accurately or how to improve my catch rate.)
I'd prefer answers that work when AR mode is turned off, both because some phones can't use it and because throwing accurately is easier without it.