Like the name of this condition implies, it is more difficult for both the player and the opponent to call their Pokémon back to the bench because it takes 1 more Energy than usual to escape. For instance, if a Retreat Cost is usually 1 Energy card, it will cost 2 to flee. The deck used by Rui if this condition is applied is named Poison Mist Deck, as it is harder to use retreating to cure an ailment such as Poisoning without using a Full Heal or a Full Heal Energy].
Any cards that are placed into the Discard will not be possible to retrieve by things such as Nightly Garbage Run, as that card will be deleted from the current match. The deck used by Rui if this condition is applied is named Ultra Removal Deck, so as to take advantage of this by removing things such as Energy cards and making it impossible to retrieve them if gone.
With this condition, any Resistance that is applied will subtract 10 damage rather than the usual 30 if the Pokémon resists an attack. The deck used by Rui if this condition is applied is named Psychic Might Deck.