Tonight I was trying to capture a Golbat. After 11 hits, it kept breaking free. I decided throwing anymore balls was pointless. I felt angry about getting ripped-off. It seemed this Golbat was designed to make we waste balls. 11 hits and I couldn't catch it! 15 throws and it would not go away! Stubbornly, I kept throwing balls until I just decided to quit. But, the only way I could disengage was to re-boot the app.

Is there an in-game way to disengage from a Pokemon you are throwing balls at?


In the upper left of the screen there is a "run away" button that lets you escape from any Pokemon at any time.

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    And hand-drawn red circles. Always good for bonus points. Jul 31 '16 at 11:21
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    obligatory link: youtube.com/watch?v=7FPELc1wEvk
    – Federico
    Jul 31 '16 at 18:03
  • @Federico your "obligatory link" idea makes me feel like there needs to be a tutorial on painting freehand circles.
    – Ben
    Jul 31 '16 at 23:47
  • To be fair, lots of times I had a glitch when all icons would disappear - including the run away button.
    – Zikato
    Aug 1 '16 at 5:45
  • 2 more Upvotes for +44 and 44 Pokéballs ! Aug 11 '16 at 8:22

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