Do you keep your battle animations on or off in the main series games? I keep mine on for the first playthrough and (usually) off for subsequent playthroughs, especially for early gen games, since it speeds battles up which I've already experienced. Especially true for challenge runs, which I do for the thrill of trying new things more than experiencing battle motions all over again.
i keep them on. there are a few exceptions tho like the time i was playing platinum and had caught and evolved a male ralts and it took me forever to find him in the first place and my game psyducking froze so i had to spitefully restart and find a new ralts. i turned off animations for that + grinding him back to where the other one was before i lost him. annoying af
also any time i play DP, which is rare anyway, i turn off the battle animations. u kno why
After an initial playthrough I actually turn them it's a hassle enough for me to grind and having battle animations on just makes the process even slower and my super distracted brain can't handle that lmao
I like seeing the animations! By default they’re on for me.
But there have definitely been times where I’ve turned them off for grinding purposes. If I know I’m going to be fighting the same exact Pokémon for a long while and there’s no chance of seeing anything new, I’ll turn ‘em off and get through the battle as fast as possible.