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Ok so I was watching the anime, and found out Ash kept on failing over and over again to catch Dunsparce. Some were because of missing poke balls, doing it for a friend, etc. But how does it escape? I mean, it says it has a base speed of 45! I get it can also drill, but with slow speeds like that, how does it run away!?

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I feel like every question about the anime can be answered with “anime logic”. Also the anime hardly ever follows the game’s rules.
My Dunsparce is quite the opposite.
In Pokemon, "speed" measures how quickly a Pokemon can react to a trainer's commands, and not always how fast it is. For example, trains and airplanes in real life can move very fast but take a long time to respond to things. Maybe Dunsparce has a low speed stat because it's like a train.

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The Pokemon anime is not always consistent with the games, and this is most likely one of those errors. For instance, another error could be Ash's Pikachu using Thunderbolt (an Electric Type Move) on a Golem (a ground type Pokemon which is obviously immune) which then faints. As just demonstrated, the Anime is not always consistent with the games and I reckon that this is another error. Also:

"In Pokemon, "speed" measures how quickly a Pokemon can react to a trainer's commands, and not always how fast it is. For example, trains and airplanes in real life can move very fast but take a long time to respond to things. Maybe Dunsparce has a low speed stat because it's like a train."

Credits to sumwun for the quote!

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And Jolteon failing at life. And I heard a Grolem with full HP fainted from Dragon Rage
Yes but I can't be bothered to type that much!
You could just copy and paste. Ed, why do you always copy paste sumwuns quotes, this is the first answer where you also typed something aselfes. It’s pretty bad, that let’s people think you just do it for the points. I had to swoop it out. Don’t take it that serious!