We have some new information about shiny chaining in Pokemon Go. I would like to invite everyone to contribute information to either disprove or prove this theory.
In a thread on the Silph Road reddit created by u/the_rabble_alliance they reported that they have been able to successfully catch 4(yes, FOUR) shiny Magicarp in a period of less than 24 hours. Refer to post:
My theory is that chaining for shinies is present...
After this post went up, I posted a comment asking for more information on this phenomenon. Please do read through that comment thread. My reddit is same as my name here.
From what we can gather so far, from the main post, and some comments:
- Merely catching a lot of Magikarp in a row does not seem to result in chaining
- Chaining may have conditions similar to 10 pokestop bonus(time from first to nth magikarp, time between magikarp, etc.)
- Fleeing pokemon seem to interrupt the chain
- Hatching pokemon, spinning pokestops, and the game crashing does not appear to have any effect either
If everyone in suitable biomes could help gather more information along with journal screenshots, we could make this a more rigorous experiment.
Just a note: This may have to be put off till the end of the Rock Event, as spawns of water Pokemon in water biomes have probably gone down.