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I know Run Away holders like Aipom can fly away from a battle. But, can wild Pokemon that don't have Run Away flee from a fight?

Quotation from Lillipup's page for example:

Black: It faces strong opponents with great courage. But, when at a disadvantage in a fight, this intelligent Pokémon flees.
Y: Though it is a very brave Pokémon, it’s also smart enough to check its foe’s strength and avoid battle.

I believe the only way to escape is via Teleport, but don't quote me on that.
i think the only thing i've encountered is teleport, roar, and whirlwind

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Wild Pokemon can only escape if they have run away, use Teleport, or you or they use Roar or Whirlwind.

Roaming Legendaries can escape by themselves all of the time, unless you trap them with a partial trapping move (Ex: Fire Spin), or use Mean Look on them. If your Pokemon has Shadow Tag, then they will also not be able to escape. If they have Roar, however, they will still escape.

Source: Experience

Please feel free to comment any mistakes, I will make the edits when I can.

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How does Roar make the wild Pokémon flee if they use it?
They switch you out, which ends the wild battle.
Alright. Thanks.