Does getting a soft ban make it harder to catch Pokemon after?
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.
There has been no evidence of this. Since this would be server side the only evidence we would have is checking the chances before and after like you have already done.