Okay so here's the story. I wrote a bot for Pokemon Go. I know it's against the terms of service, I just wanted to see if I could do it, I used it once fully expecting to get banned and got soft banned, deleted the source codes and everything, haven't used it since. Long story short, I went to New York, went to one pokestop and shut off the bot, got soft banned on my next login.
However this was a few days ago and my soft ban is up, but it's making it extremely hard to catch Pokemon, I probably deserve this yes, but my question is, does getting a soft ban make it harder to catch Pokemon afterwards?
To test this theory I created another bot and sent myself to California and then to Oklahoma. I got soft banned again for 4 hours. I then went and started catching Pokemon I HAVE NOT UPDATED YET. So as far as I can see there's no real difference between the catching.