Gacha games are a force to be reckoned with in mobile gaming. These free titles, named for the popular ‘gachapon’ toy capsule dispensers in Japan, keep players guessing by introducing a high level of uncertainty to your build. The characters, equipment, and items you get are chosen at random, and the best options appear very randomly.
Longtime gacha players are no strangers to grinding for weeks, months, or even years to max out their rarest characters, and most of the revenue for these titles comes from players buying extra pulls in hopes of get lucky We took a look at some popular gacha games to see which ones offer the best pull rates.
7 popular Gacha games
- Dragon Ball Legends
- RAID: Shadow Legends
- Genshin Impact / Honkai Star Rail
- Fate: Grand Order
- Reverse: 1999
- Stars of Alchemy
- Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis
Dragon Ball Legends – Ultra Rare Unavailable In A Standard Sweater
On the surface, Dragon Ball Legends it has an extremely generous pull rate; of the three rarity levels, you have a one in ten chance to get a Sparking character. That’s not the whole story, though; Ultra Rare characters are very powerful, but cannot be obtained through normal in-game Summons.
Ultra-Rares can be pulled from special gacha banners, usually as part of an event. On the one hand, this removes a lot of the uncertainty around whether you’ll get a worthwhile character, but it means you’ll probably have to spend at least some money if you want a top-tier team.
RAID: Shadow Legends
RAID: Shadow Legends is one of the most well-known mobile games, due in large part to its aggressive marketing campaigns and high production values. Like many gacha games, it’s very generous to new players, but once you’ve settled into the grind, it’s likely to take some time before you add more Legendary Champions to your roster.
Opening an Ancient Fragment or Void has a chance in two hundred to get a Legendary, although the pity system of the game it slightly increases your odds every time you make a pull, resetting once a Legendary appears. Holy Shards, while extremely rare, are guaranteed to produce an Epic Champion or better… though the base chance of getting a Legendary from a Holy Shard is still there. only six percent.
Genshin Impact / Honkai Star Rail
Platform(s): Mobile, iOS, Android, PC, PS4, PS5
Released: September 28, 2020
Developer(s): HoYoverse (Formerly miHoYo)
ESRB T for Teen: Fantasy Violence, Alcohol Reference
HoYoVerse’s open world action RPG Genshin Impact and the era of science fiction in turns Honkai Star Rail both use similar gacha systems. After all, if Genshin Impact is one of the most profitable games ever madewhy change the formula?
5-Star characters and equipment are exceptionally powerful, and having even one will quickly make them the centerpiece of your team. Each pull has only slightly better than half a percent chance of being 5-Starbut you can build a guaranteed success if you try enough times in total.
Fate: Grand Order
Fate: Grand Order is part of a long-running anime and game franchise that has had a very successful run of eight years and counting. It’s also a bit more generous, offering 5-star characters one in a hundred.
As with most things in life, however, there is a catch; when you have a 5-Star character, they come from one of two separate pools. Anyone whose characters are currently presented have a much higher rate of appearance, splitting that lone percentage point 70-30 with their non-featured siblings. This means that if your favorite character isn’t currently getting an enhanced pull rate, your chances of seeing them are much, much lower.
The newest title on this list, Reverse: 1999 has a lot to offer veteran gacha players looking for a new game to sink their teeth into. Building your perfect party in this time-honored anime saga is always a challenge, but the game is ready to give you a little boost.
The base rate of getting a 6-Star character is 1.5 percent but like RAID: Shadow Legends, Reverse: 1999 has a scale piety system. If you make sixty consecutive rolls without hitting a 6-Star, the drop rate jumps to four percent, and continues to increase with each subsequent roll. If you haven’t gotten a 6-Star from your seventieth sweater yet, you have get a guaranteed drop and the reset rate.
Stars of Alchemy
Stars of Alchemy has a gacha system that is almost identical to that of Reverse: 1999, albeit with different fees. The base rate of pulling a 6-Star is a relatively generous one in fifty but the pity system scales more slowly.
Statistically, you should see a 6-Star character by your fifth consecutive pull; if this does not happen, the rate starts to rise slowly. It reaches a 6-Star guarantee on your Nineties sweater meaning that the less fortunate players will have to hit almost twice before getting their prize.
Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis
Always Crisis tells the story of Final Fantasy 7, And while the gacha mechanic of the game is not the main focus, it is still important because it is the only way to acquire new weapons. Compared to other gacha games, the pull rates of Ever Crisis are downright charitable.
You will do fewer pulls overall, but each one has a huge 7.5 percent chance of falling one of the best weapons in the game. Better yet, Ever Crisis allows you to list entries, slightly increasing the odds that you’ll get the gear you want when you do. We’d love to see wishlists start appearing in gacha games as a standard, but in the meantime, Ever Crisis is a breath of fresh air.