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Occassionally after a training session I will notice the message will change from "Time to head home" to "Magikarp is on fire and will swim all the way home".

I know this is a random encounter, but is this encounter tied to the performance you get from doing any sort of training? Does it matter if the performance is good, great, or excellent?

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    I think you answered your own question with that it's a random encounter, personally I've seen it happened on any kind of training and any kind of result – Wouter Jun 7 '17 at 13:30
  • Not sure why the downvotes. A random event doesn't have to be uniformly distributed, it could be random with different chances depending on various factors. If someone were to do a study on this, it would be very interesting in my opinion. – Joe Jun 8 '17 at 3:56
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    Misleading title. Thought Magikarp could literally catch on fire. 🔥 – Stevoisiak Jun 24 '17 at 19:39
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As far as has been disclosed, this is an entirely random event. There is no clear tie to any particular performance.

  • Considering I've gotten slacker magikarp after an amazing performance, I'm pretty sure you're right, and it's totally random. – Kat Jun 19 '17 at 20:21

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