Or do you tend to avoid them? - Results (168 votes)
Yes, I like to battle every trainer, no matter what.
71.43% (120 votes)
Mostly, I battle if my Pokemon are in good condition.
25% (42 votes)
Sometimes, I just battle trainers when I feel like it.
1.79% (3 votes)
Rarely, I only battle if I really need experience points.
0% (0 votes)
Never, I must avoid every trainer that I find!
1.79% (3 votes)
This poll is now closed.
I thought this would be an interesting question to ask to everyone, since I have a few friends that either like to battle a lot of the trainers or just avoid them to make the game harder for them.
For me, I just like to battle every trainer if it's possible. If I'm running low on health, I just go back to the nearest Pokemon Center, and then I come back for more battles.
How do you guys go about this? Do you tend to battle a lot of trainers in your playthroughs, or do you have a habit of just trying to ignore most of them? --- Official Mike Meekins of AA5 boards. Official Olimar of SSB Wii U Boards. Playing: Paper Mario
#2TranquilSeaPosted 5/15/2013 8:21:41 AM
In the beginning, I normally only battle who I need to create a clear path between cities/towns. I explore and battle everyone else after beating the E4. --- why Leafs why...
#3I_Wanna_CookiePosted 5/15/2013 8:22:40 AM
I battle all. More m$ney for pokeballs, plus more experience. --- I'm handsome.
#4BlueDryBones1Posted 5/15/2013 8:24:36 AM
Yes. Only on the path I'm taking though. If its like heading to an alternate route or area I leave them alone so once I pass them and I see they want to battle I know I havent been there yet. --- Dry Bones+Magikruiser FTW in MKW ^-^
#5KitschgardenerPosted 5/15/2013 8:26:18 AM
Yes for the first playthrough, no for subsequent playthroughs.
#6Luigifan141(Topic Creator)Posted 5/15/2013 8:45:58 AM
This board moves so fast... bump! --- Official Mike Meekins of AA5 boards. Official Olimar of SSB Wii U Boards. Playing: Paper Mario
#7Dark_EinherjarPosted 5/15/2013 8:47:17 AM
For most games, I take the "if you cross my path, you must die!" approach. Pokémon is no exception.
So yes, I battle each and every Trainer that appears in my way. The only exception are those annoying Breeders in B2&W2 who always challenge me over and over again, which I never battle more than once because their Pokémon are always the same. --- "If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." -Sirius Black
#8Stormvale12Posted 5/15/2013 8:47:20 AM
I battle most of them, but if I feel that my pokemon are getting too high in level, I start avoiding them. --- White 2 FC: 1679 3141 2693
#9scrappybristolPosted 5/15/2013 8:48:08 AM
Uh yeah, it is kinda the whole point of the game. --- This sig is significant
#10pokemonfreak97Posted 5/15/2013 8:49:01 AM
I did in BW because of diminishing returns; if you come back with stronger Pokémon, you get less experience, so it's good to battle everyone while you're there. Probably will in XY too. --- For those of you starting topics about the PS4, there's a PS4 board: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/691087-playstation-4