The rules of Pokemon fights don't make a lot of sense - why are these wild animals taking turns? I get they have "trainers," but these are wild animals in a fight for their lives - you'd think it'd just be a free-for-all battle royale. But it isn't! It's actually weirdly regimented, with the number of moves set and turns very strictly adhered to. So then the question becomes: is this how ALL fights work in the Pokemon world?
The answer: yeah, probably.