Oh good, so I'm not the only one. I dislike the surprise attacks because they make my Mogas work when I need them in top condition for quests and stuff and by the time we actually get to the quest area, they're tired or something.
Using them as shortcuts saves a lot of time too. There's less animation on your computer, and less surprise attacks.
My Moga starter was a Peafyx, which I finally evolved into Volpeo biggrin But I miss my old Fireball... (my nickname for it LOL) But I didn't know that Yoake was no longer able to catch in the wild until I looked at the guide... So I'm disappointed.
(I also didn't see the upcoming Mogas I have to catch. I'm wasting so much Moga cash right now to buy starseeds T______T All my hard work and luck.)