Good news if you're struggling to catch that aerodactyl. Pokemon Go is adding a new 'capture bonus' feature to make it easier to nab rarer creatures.
The new system uses the medals you earn for catching certain types of Pokemon, so Kindler, Psychic, Gardener and so on. As you gain these you'll get a better chance of capturing related Pokemon.
The example given is that levelling up your kindler medal (fire types) means you'll get better at trapping Charmander, Vulpixe and Ponyta. It's basically a levelling up system that improves your capture skills the more you get a certain kind of Pokemon. If you have 'mon that combine several types then the bonus will be averaged out across them all.
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