Running Away [ COMIC ]
You know, not being able to run away from trainers does make sense. Sure, you can run away from the Pokémon in the wild, but with them you haven’t mutually agreed to partake in a friendly competition. To the contrary in most other competitive sports, you can’t just leave when you think you’re going to lose. You just need to suck it up and lose gracefully. Unless, of course, you are Gary Motherf***ing Oak and then you just do what you want.