Been waiting for my "Aim for the Horn" option forever.
You get snaps and a smile for that. I just watched that episode yesterday and was thinking about that. What if they somehow added that in as an effect of Lightningrod? Like, they're guaranteed damage instead? Or maybe a completely separate ability?
Switching, defence buffs, Protect/Detect, etc. You have plenty of ways to avoid taking damage.
And how would you use defend if they're digging or flying? You wouldn't know they were going to do it until after you chose your attack. O.o Edit: I guess you mean if they're going to attack you after your attack on the second turn... but still, there are things to be doing other than regular attacking.