Trainer Gauntlets (Pokémon)

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Let's bother these Trainers non-stop and see how they like it!

Trainer Gauntlets are a common gimmick in the Pokémon franchise. It is when the player has to battle a nearby Trainer in any location. It is often considered annoying and frustrating by fans.

Why It Sucks

  1. There are many Trainers close together in any area you're in, which can be troublesome if you don't want to battle too much.
  2. You cannot flee a Trainer battle, unlike a Wild Pokémon battle, so you're forced to fight until your opponent loses.
  3. There is usually no way around the trainer, so you have no choice but to battle them.
  4. Any time you encounter a trainer, you must skip through all of their annoying and pointless dialogue.
  5. If you lose to the trainer, then go back to them, you have to start the battle over again! Why?