Pokémon Go fans find hidden mechanic behind catching raid bosses

After a year of research, Pokémon Go fans have uncovered a hidden mechanic involved in catching creatures from raid battles.

The research, published today by fan resource The Silph Road, appears to show a secret modifier that boosts the likelihood of catching a raid boss over the course of an encounter.

Simply put, the longer it takes you to catch a boss, the more likely it becomes that your next Premier Ball throw will actually do so. Or, as The Silph Road reports: “You are more likely to catch the raid boss on the 10th throw of the encounter than on your first.”

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