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I remember vaguely that in some games, running away from a trainer battle costs you a turn.

Can you list in which games that happens and in which games it doesn't?


Asked this out of curiosity, if it stays unanswered for too long, I will hide it.

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Wot. Just google it.
It doesn't cost you a turn in any games. Just ran a few emulator tests except for gen V and VI.
Hope I helped!
-demat
Actually I think I misread your answer and converted it. Well crap.
idk if it's right or not tbh. Someone double check.
I'm just going to throw this out there, like I did the other day on PS! chat.

It's possible that it's based on your speed opposed to theirs. If you're Pokemon's slower, then it forces a turn, but if it's fairly quick, then it won't.

Just speculation. I remember that if I pressed run with my Infernape on Diamond then nothing would happen and I could re-select. But if I tried it with my Machoke then often I couldn't re-select
I mean, you can test it with a slow Pokemon and answer if you want...

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Well it doesn't in Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver or Crystal, it just brings up the message "No! There's no running from a trainer battle!" and lets you select something else.

It also doesn't in Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald, it just brings up the message "No! There's no running from a TRAINER battle!" and lets you select something else.

It doesn't in Platinum, Heart Gold, Soul Silver, Black, White, Black 2, White 2, X or Y either, it just brings up the message "No! There's no running from a Trainer battle!" and lets you select something else.


So unless it does it in Fire Red, Leaf Green, Diamond or Pearl, it doesn't do it at all. By the way I'm unable to test these out due to not having the actually games, so if someone wants to test them out to add to this answer feel free.


>I'm just going to throw this out there, like I did the other day on PS! chat.

>It's possible that it's based on your speed opposed to theirs. If you're Pokemon's slower, then it forces a turn, but if it's fairly quick, then it won't.

>Just speculation. I remember that if I pressed run with my Infernape on Diamond then nothing would happen and I could re-select. But if I tried it with my Machoke then often I couldn't re-select
commented 5 hours ago by Graveyard Shift

I also tested this theory out in some of the games I tested above and the results were the same.


Source: The actual games.

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It applies on all games then
What does?

On every game I've tested on no game does it cost you a turn trying to run from a trainer, however I still haven't tested Emerald, Fire Red, Leaf Green, Diamond or Pearl.
I've done the rest of all that, there were more who were trying sir dan xD
*Reasons for edit*

 - Managed to get a copy of Pokémon Emerald.
 - Tested PX's (Graveyard Shift) theory.
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It doesn't cost you a turn in any game except gen IV. Just ran a few emulator tests except for gen V and VI because I have those games.
Hope I helped!
-demat

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Are you sure? I'm pretty sure it costs you a turn in Gen IV in Diamond and Pearl and/or Platinum.
Could you just confirm this?