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View Poll Results: What do you do when encountering wild Pokémon?
fight all wild Pokémon encountered 5 20.00%
fight most wild Pokémon encountered 9 36.00%
fight some wild Pokémon encountered 7 28.00%
run from most wild Pokémon encountered 3 12.00%
run from some wild Pokémon encountered 1 4.00%
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Old October 1st, 2013, 05:35 PM
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do you fight all wild Pokémon you encounter or just some or most or run from most?
Old October 1st, 2013, 05:43 PM
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Early on in the games I will fight every Pokemon that I encounter because it is good training, but as the game progresses I just run from them.

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Old October 1st, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Michonne View Post
Early on in the games I will fight every Pokemon that I encounter because it is good training, but as the game progresses I just run from them.
Pretty much this for me as well.
Unless EV training. Then I depend on wild Pokemon battles. Otherwise, it's all trainer battles since they give you a lot more EXP points.

Old October 1st, 2013, 07:37 PM
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I fight everything. I never give up an opportunity for exp points.

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Old October 1st, 2013, 07:49 PM
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It usually depends if I have to level grind or not, if I do have to grind then yes I will fight wild Pokemon. Otherwise, if it's something that I know doesn't give out many EXP I run from it.
Old October 1st, 2013, 08:03 PM
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If my Pokémon is at, say, level thirty, and the wild Pokémon is at level eight or nine, then I will simply just run away from it. I won't be able to gain much experience points by defeating it, so really there's no reason for me to be in a match with it, honestly. If the Pokémon has a high level though, and it's got the ability to provide me with good enough experience, then maybe I will consider battling it. d:
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Old October 1st, 2013, 08:23 PM
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Most of the time wild Pokemon are just nuisance, though in very earlier stages of the game EXP from wild Pokemon is helpful.
Old October 2nd, 2013, 11:10 AM
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I'll battle some wild Pokémon, depending on the level. It's a good way to get exp points for starting a new team, or a Pokémon that's just been caught. But if the level is too low, then I'll run away.

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 01:51 PM
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Early on I fight most of the wild one. When mid game comes I just skip a huge portion of them, unless I am training.

Old October 2nd, 2013, 07:45 PM
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I will always battle wild Pokemon. No matter the level or the Pokemon's type (even with type disadvantage I'll battle). The only time I'll run away is when I'm rushing to the Pokemon Center to heal my team.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 03:32 PM
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I make a point never to run away, koff~

Some Pokemon have moves and abilities preventing escape, so I just knock them out because if they have some moves that can do serious harm, I'd rather just destroy them rather than get that [couldn't escape] message, koffi~
Old October 3rd, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Depends on how badly I need the training. In the early game everything that crosses my path gets tackled to death.

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Old October 4th, 2013, 05:57 AM
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I will fight all the wild pokemon battles as it's free exp for my team.
Old October 4th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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I will fight all random encounters unless im trying to get through a cave or other area for the first time, or where it isn't easy to get back to town, to conserve my PP
Old October 4th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Early on in the game I will fight everything because I like to get my team to a respectable level so that each one of them can do well in a trainer battle. However, as the game progresses, it sort of becomes redundant so I rely on trainer battles.


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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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I only fight the wild pokemon if it's a shiny (Only two times so far), or one of my pokemon is too low leveled to fight a trainer.

EDIT: Or one I want to catch... Duh.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 02:14 PM
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I try to fight most of them for the exp, but there's no use using a lv 70 Charizard to torch a poor lv 2 pidgey :p
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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:27 PM
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Fight most, run away from some. If I am not wanting to battle I usually use repels anyways (like in caves or in the water). I like to keep all of my pokemon at the same exact level so there is lots of battling to do. I used to run away most of the time quite a while ago but learned it wasn't a good idea if I wanted to level up, lol.

Old October 4th, 2013, 11:28 PM
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Unless there's a large level difference (more than 15 or 20), I make an effort to battle every wild Pokemon that I come across. I was bad for running away from wild Pokemon battles when I was younger, and it usually came back to bite me when facing Gym Leaders, so I learned to just battle as I go, rather than having to grind beforehand.

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Old October 5th, 2013, 12:41 AM
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Fight most of them, run from a few useless ones like patrat in BW2...9 exp...LOL.
and if i want to power-level for a gym im fighting every pokemon i can see, kill some tariners.....and such.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 01:26 AM
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I fight all of them. How is it any different than fighting a trainer's Pokemon? (besides EXP) Also if you were to skip every wild battle, then the game would probably end faster, as once you beat every Trainer there's nothing left to do.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 01:44 AM
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Depends. If I'm eager to go on with the story, I spam Repel, haha. If I'm actively searching for new wild pokémon, I might run from those I've already caught or at least just battle those who are easy to defeat. And of course sometimes I feel like farming exp points and battle everything I can find. Usually trainer battles are enough for that, though.

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