Pokemon Go API – Encounter Data API

This post talks about the newest Pokemon Go API, the Encounter Data API at pogoapi.net.

Pokemon Encounter Data

When encountering a Pokemon there are a number of metrics that influence the catch rate, and what it does during the encounter.

Some of these metrics affect the Pokemon does during the encounter. For example, base_flee_rate is the chance that a Pokemon will run from the encounter each turn and base_capture_rate is the base rate of capturing the Pokemon.

The attack_probability and dodge_probability reflect the chance that the Pokemon will attack and dodge respectively. The min_pokemon_action_frequency and max_pokemon_action_frequency are the minimum and maximum time between an action.

Getting the Pokemon Encounter Data

This API groups all the information that influences an encounter together.

GET /api/v1/pokemon_encounter_data.json

Returns a JSON array where each element is a dict containing attack_probability, base_capture_rate, base_flee_rate, dodge_probability, max_pokemon_action_frequency, min_pokemon_action_frequency, Pokemon ID, Pokemon name and optionally the form.

The fields attack_probability, base_capture_rate, base_flee_rate, and dodge_probability are a value from 0 to 1. 0 represents 0% chance of it occurring each turn and 1 represents 100% chance. The fields max_pokemon_action_frequency, and min_pokemon_action_frequency are in seconds representing the maximum and minimum amount of time between an action.

Example data

[
    {
        "attack_probability": 0.1,
        "base_capture_rate": 0.2,
        "base_flee_rate": 0.1,
        "dodge_probability": 0.15,
        "max_pokemon_action_frequency": 1.6,
        "min_pokemon_action_frequency": 0.2,
        "pokemon_id": 1,
        "pokemon_name": "Bulbasaur"
    },
    {
        "attack_probability": 0.1,
        "base_capture_rate": 0.1,
        "base_flee_rate": 0.07,
        "dodge_probability": 0.15,
        "max_pokemon_action_frequency": 1.6,
        "min_pokemon_action_frequency": 0.2,
        "pokemon_id": 2,
        "pokemon_name": "Ivysaur"
    }, ...
]

The full documentation is available on the PoGoAPI.net documentation page.

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