Scripted battle

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The name currently in use is a fan designator; see below for more information.

A scripted battle is a battle in which the player cannot influence some or any factors of the battle, and it is pre-determined by the game what happens.

In the core series games

In the spin-off games

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky: There are several story bosses where the player still loses in the story despite winning the boss battle.
    • In Star Cave, there is a scripted battle against Bagon's team in Bidoof's Wish. It does not matter whether the player wins or loses this battle; the story progresses the same way with Bidoof needing to be rescued by the other members of the guild.


Pokémon battle variations
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Battle modes


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