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 my pokeballs shaking?

Pokemon battle screen

  • 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
  • @ DanmakuGrazer The post had already been bumped to the front page and was incorrectly tagged. – Stevoisiak Nov 11 '17 at 21:45
  • @StevenVascellaro I'm talking about the title. I don't see any reason to change the title to this other than clickbait. – Wrigglenite Nov 11 '17 at 21:47
  • @DanmakuGrazer I don’t understand how the new title is clickbait? I initially thought the original title referred to pokeballs shaking 3 times when thrown. – Stevoisiak Nov 11 '17 at 21:54

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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