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If I walk or run while I'm catching a Pokémon my character moves to the new location very quickly after the catch sequence is over, similarly as when moving by train or recovering from lost GPS. Are the meters I walked while catching still counted towards the Jogger medal, eggs and the 200m increased incense spawn rate?

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Yes they are. The distance is calculated in timed intervals, not real time, so if you catch Pokemon while walking, the app will just calculate the new distance when you exit the encounter screen.

It's yet unclear, but it looks like it is tracking distance passed every 50-60 seconds.

  • So if I make my phone teleport every so often, then that saves me having to ever move! Nice! – Möoz Jul 26 '16 at 22:34
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To add onto the accepted answer, egg incubation will continue to progress when a menu, Pokestop, or egg-hatching screen is open, as well as during catching.

From this post, the way distance is calculated is it checks every minute. As long as you have moved less than 175 meters, the distance travelled will be accepted.

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