The only guess I have for this is my level...

When I discovered my first Beedrill, it was CP 172, and it broke out of 4-5 pokeballs before capture. After registering in Pokedex, then added to my collection, it was CP 56, a loss of 116 CP points.

This is the only time I've noticed a CP # different to what it was when entered into my collection.

  • What level are you? – 13aal Jul 10 '16 at 17:56
  • @13aal I was level 5 at that time, according to screen shots. – Tom Pace Jul 11 '16 at 2:43
  • Well remember how in Pokemon when you had a monster that was to high of a level for your experience it wouldn't obey anything you said. My best guess is that it's the same concept in a different form. – 13aal Jul 11 '16 at 16:01
  • @13aal yeah I believe most questions about this game are still being answered by speculations, since Niantic hasn't really said anything fresh, beyond faqs and the in-app help guide. Anyway, it only happened once, and I've since evolved a 400+ Beedrill, and life continues. :) – Tom Pace Jul 11 '16 at 21:04

The CP (and IVs for that matter) do not change from the time you encounter a Pokemon to the time that you capture it.

I have not personally encountered this, but I suspect it is a bug.

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  • This occurred during my first few days of playing the game in early July, and I was taking constant screenshots of everything, and have a series screen captures that demonstrate the above as described. Yes I agree, it may (must likely) have been a bug. – Tom Pace Sep 10 '16 at 18:44
  • Has it happened again since then? – Vemonus Sep 10 '16 at 18:45
  • Not once! :) The app seems much more stable, fortunately, as the updates come out. But I still see people posting fresh screens from android apps of micro-sized pokemon, and other odd things. – Tom Pace Sep 10 '16 at 18:47
  • There are definitely still odd things here and there, but it's good to know this particular bug has been fixed. – Vemonus Sep 10 '16 at 18:49

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