Funny Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Video Shows Galactic Grunt Trying to Avoid a Fight

From the very beginning, trainer battles in the Pokemon series have been a dime a dozen. From legitimate trainers to criminal syndicate goons, players can expect to encounter plenty of mandatory fights during their travels through the Sinnoh region, but a recent video shows one Galactic Grunt in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl isn’t eager to be one of them.

The recent Switch remakes, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl send players back to face Team Galactic, which is wreaking havoc. Typically, anyone encountering a Team Galactic member will be forced to face them in a Pokemon battle, but one player found themselves having to work to actually get the encounter to happen.


As shared on the Pokemon subreddit, a brief video shows the attempted encounter between the trainer and Galactic Grunt. After turning a corner and spotting the Grunt, the player tries to run into his line of sight, which should immediately trigger a Pokemon battle. However, as soon as the player is standing in front of him, he turns, facing away. While it’s not uncommon for certain NPCs to rotate in order to spot incoming players from any direction, this one was persistent in doing the opposite. As the player circles the Galactic Grunt, he continuously turns away, moves, and seemingly does everything he can to avoid noticing the player.

Once the player moved into the space below the Grunt, the iconic ‘!’ appears above his head and the battle begins. From this point on the fight apparently was normal, though at least one other user has claimed to have experienced the same issue with the exact same Galactic Grunt.

Of course, players can trigger a fight immediately with NPCs like these by approaching them and trying to talk to them. It’s not necessary to enter their line of sight if the player just wants to get the fight over with. Even so, the encounter is amusing, as though the Galactic Grunt is dead set against actually having to fight. Those in the post’s comments pointed out that he’s probably got more sense than most, as the player character in Pokemon games is generally ready to steamroll enemies like these with full rosters of powerful Pokemon and higher levels than what their low-ranking competitors can offer.

Though this odd encounter likely boils down to timing and luck, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have had glitches and bugs reported since their release. While some of them have been a major problem for players, others have produced similarly amusing moments, like when one trainer ended up running circles around champion Cynthia during what was supposed to be a cutscene.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are available now for Nintendo Switch.

Source: Gamerant

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