There was a nearby pond and some pokémon jumped out of it and challenge trainers to a battle. One of these was a ducklett, a water pokémon that I had faced before.
…water… this was not good. My ally was at a type disadvantage and I needed to switch him out for one that would match up better.
Roggenrola must’ve still had the last confrontation in his head because he took the initiative and used “rock smash” without the need to be told.
The damage was mininal but I knew he would not survive a direct attack from a water type pokémon like this one.
It took several shouts before my ally finally made up his mind and came back to me. He definitely needed more experience on the battlefield.