#581: Rules are Rules

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I know Pokemon is a back and forth battle game. I have to assume there are times your Pokemon can be surprised and attacked first, otherwise I totally jumped the gun here and the other Pokemon trainer cheated.

Again, this is what I get for never playing one of the games before doing this arc.
2015-01-08 00:08:38 
Actually, this is totally doable. Attack order in Pokemon games is all based on which Pokemon has a higher speed stat, and I think it's safe to say Articuno is fast than "Bunnymon"(which for the record sounds more like a Digimon than a Pokemon)
2015-01-08 11:36:29 
In addition to what's mentioned above, there's what's known as priority attacks, which always go first. In either of these cases, though, Bunnymon would be guaranteed the next attack. There's no "preemptive strike" like in a lot of RPGs. I suppose in theory, Articuno could have some sort of terrible priority move that causes flinch (prevents the opponent from moving that turn) but that seems unbalanced even by the standards of today's Pokemon games, which gave us a Pokemon that's literally had to be banned from the tier designed for Pokemon that are too damn powerful for normal play.

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.