What?? He's always had lack of confidence, this has been shown multiple times. He could of literally said anything in that moment to try to get out of battling and it would still be just fear. Again, no newly caught Bunnelby is gonna have a move set like that.When the only reason he gives for his lack of confidence is that his only on-hand Pokemon hasn't been trained much, I think we can safely assume that it hasn't been trained much.And when was it said that Clemont doesn't have confidence issues?? And don't we all say stuff that isn't always true when we lack confidence??...but Citron outright said he hadn't trained his bunny much, and that he was dead certain he wasn't going to win the battle for that very reason. Dd you guys even watch the episode?
I know I do.
Let's try this. Say I'm afraid of the diving board so I make up some excuse like I can't swim, does that mean I can't swim?? No, it just means I would literally make up any excuse to not go on the diving board.