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Maybe the Pokemon in front is lower lvl than the wild Pokemon

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that is the problem, Skitty101. Just put the highest level pokemon infront of your party. You should be able to move on now in peace lol
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It is most likely because you ran into a patch of shaking grass, bubbling spots, dust clouds, etc.. I think they ignore repels. Another reason could be what mega swifter said

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"A Repel is an item which lets the player walk a certain number of steps without encountering wild Pokémon with a lower level than the first member in the player's party."

as Bulbapedia says.

Hope I helped!

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The repel will not work in these cases:

  1. If your Pokemon is a lower level than the level of the opponent or possibly in my theory the average level of the area the repel will be rendered null.
  2. Also a repel will be rendered null in the case you walk into a rustling, dusty, rippling square of the game.
    Those are all of the answers I can think of other than my theory of the game collecting the average of a cave and making either the Average, Mean, Mode, or Range in order to calculate whether or not you will encounter a wild Pokemon.
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