Hi, a couple days ago I was playing on Pokèmon Sun when I realized the biggest mistake I made on Pokèmon in a long time.
I was battling Morlull with my Cleffa. Cleffa only knew 3 non attack moves & magic leaf. While Morlull is a GRASS (& fairy) type.
Anyway, Morlull used Ingrain. So without realising I got my Cleffa to use Copycat & got it to use Ingrain. NEVER DO THIS. Because when I realize I was gonna be here a while then tried to flee, I could not escape due to being trapped in the move Ingrain, or even switch Pokémon.
Then not only that, Morlull kept calling for helpers to attack me after getting so close to fainting it. I even tried attempting to catch one just to get away, it just kept asking for helpers as soon as I killed one. My only option left was to use all my moves & hopefully use the move Struggle once all my moves ran out, but then my battery went flat!!! That's how long I was battling. Probably just over half an hour!!!
(Then I remembered that I didn't save my game before hand, my battery was flashing as if to say charge battery now!! But couldn't charge my phone because the charge socket was fucked. I have to put my battery in a universal battery to charge it.)
Anyway enough jibber jabber. Apart from saving the game before hand, what could I do next time I'm in this situation?