The animation with fiery wisps going up is the vital catch animation. In this case, the Ball may have shaken solely as soon as. A vital catch will increase the possibilities of catching a Pokemon considerably, however has no different impact.
The ring going out with three stars flying outwards is the regular catch animation. In this case, the Ball may have shaken thrice.
Any different animations, together with the Ball solely shaking as soon as with out the wisps or no animation in any respect (simply the “Great!”), are visible errors attributable to connectivity points.