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I am currently playing Pokemon Crystal for the first time, and it's a lot of fun! I've been playing for a while, but I know I'm still in the early game in the grand scheme of things. I just recently made it to Ecruteak city, and my Pokemon are all in the mid to late 20s level wise. I came back to Route 32 in search of a low level Bellsprout because I mistakenly taught my Weepinbell an unnecessary HM (I'm an idiot, I know), and I decided to just go ahead and train up a new one. For whatever reason, I was having a really hard time finding one, even though I originally caught two of them in the same location (one for the Onix trade). I'd been riding around in the tall grass for a pretty long time when, suddenly, the wild encounter music played a very different tune.

Next thing I knew, I was staring at a level 40 Entei, with my pitiful level 25 Fearow staring back. I honestly didn't know I could encounter it this early in the game, and I wasn't even sure what to do. I tried attacking it in the hopes of weakening it enough to catch it, but of course, it immediately fled before I landed a single hit. Still shocked and now a little sad, I returned to my search for a Bellsprout. Then, on the very next encounter, I heard the unique encounter music again! This time it was Raikou, and my mind was kind of blown. Sadly, the same result followed and Raikou fled before I could leave a scratch on it.

After all that, I went straight to my computer and tried Googling it to see if anybody had experienced the same thing, but I didn't find anything. Has this ever happened to anybody else? I feel like it has to be some sort of mechanic that I just couldn't manage to find information about when I was searching online. Thanks in advance to any who respond!

TL;DR - The preceding paragraphs just serve to explain where I was (in game) and what I was doing there, the only thing I need answered is the question in the title, thanks!

I'm not sure if the encounter rate of Entei and Raikou is known, but I don't think that there's a specific game mechanic that would cause you to encounter them back to back.
Did you jump down a hole at Burned Tower and interact with them?
That is pretty lucky, as that means they were both at the same spot, and they could have been in a lot of other spots. To find how lucky you were we need to fiind out the exact number of spots where they could appear.
Well.... As far as I know, you are EXTREMELY lucky.

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Well well! Roaming Pokémon seem to like you! You can encounter them at any time, if that’s where they are. They are roaming around, hence the term “roam”. They are legendary. Always. Looks like Entei was in that area. As well as Raikou. Seems like luck or a glitch even, maybe a method you found. This never happens often...most people think they are annoying to track. So, good luck finding it again. Happy hunting.

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