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Do field research encounters always have worse stats each subsequent time you do the task?

I ask this regarding field research tasks done more than once- this could be totally baseless, but of the multiple spinda, jynx, entei, etc. that I've gotten, the one with the best stats has always been from the first completion and they get a little bit lower each time. Is this an established fact I missed the memo on? It's no big deal but I'm a bit curious.

Asked by chikoryeeta3 weeks 3 days ago
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No. It's totally random, within the stipulated IV range (10/10/10 to 15/15/15).

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It's entirely random. Maybe your sample size is small? I've done thousands of research and most of the research mons I've kept came after lots and lots of tries.

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by Kazlu 3 weeks 3 days ago

Why on earth would Niantic implement such a pattern? This would have no purpose so I think they have better things to do and it's safe to assume it's not like that.

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Same answer as to why some people seem to get more shinies than others: random is random is random. From research, you have a 1/216 chance of getting any specific IV spread. Given that so many more IV spreads are less than ideal it's easy to forget you're more likely to be given a bad hand than a good one.

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