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I just found 2 Shiny wailords within like 5 encounters in the July Water-raid event. I used net balls on both of them and they both ran after 1 shake. I find this extremely upsetting as I have not seen a single non-shiny wailord break out even once. Are all catch-rates lower/higher on shiny Pokemon or something? Is it maybe tied to it being a raid?

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The catch rate for Shiny pokémon is no less of no more than its normal variant.
Source: https://m.bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Catch_rate
Max Raid promotional events have Wailord's catch rate, so 60, if you are playing solo or with others, or you are the host of not. So, probably it is just bad luck.
Source: https://www.serebii.net/swordshield/maxraidbattles.shtml
I would recommend Repeat Balls instead of Net Balls though.
Source: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/switch/259372-pokemon-sword/answers/532679-best-ball-to-use-in-max-raids
Hope I helped!

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