This page is intended for quick reference when calculating the different types of Catch Bonuses. It is based on research done by Gamepress and The Silph Road community.
BCR = Basic Capture Rate
CPM = CP Multiplier
Multipliers = Ball Type x Curveball x Razzberry x Medal x Throw Type
Ball Type & Curveball Bonuses
Curveballs greatly increase your chances of catching Pokemon. Pair them with a higher level ball and you won’t see many Pokemon escape.
Throw Type Bonus
If you really want your catch multiplier to go up, make sure you aim for dead center. A Great, or better yet, Excellent throw will greatly increase capture rate.
If throwing a ball accurately is not your strongest suit, you can always opt for some Razzberry, which is pretty effective in catching Pokemon. Of course, if you are a master thrower, even better.
Type Medal Bonus
This feature was added a few months into the game, and is a welcome addition, potentially raising catch rate even higher, depending on the number and type of Pokemon a trainer has caught.