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This page includes some jargon that hasn't been added to the site's glossary yet. I'll be around to fix this later, but sorry for the inconvenience in the meantime.
Glossary Entry: Random encounter
In RPGs and similar games, players are usually not shown the location of generic enemies. Instead, there's a chance that they'll randomly encounter a group of monsters while wandering around. When this happens, the game transitions to a battle screen, where the actual fight will take place.