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Can we all agree that he was the worst rival in the series?
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Eh he filled his role I liked it better than if they had just used him to replace blue. THEN I would agree with you. But having another kid you travel kind of along with from your same small town is forgatable but not the worst. Gen 4 was the worst imo. Like babysitting a baby brother
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He’s still better than gen 6 squad and Hau.
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>>37990754
That's not Barry.
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>>37990793
>>37990818
Agreed, fuck Barry
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>>37990754
Hugh>Barry>Gladion>Silver>Blue>Hau>May>Tierno>Trace

Hugh is the best, since he is still your friend, but just really competitive. Barry is second cause hes actually competent but funny at the same time too. Blue is overrat3ed, talks shit all the time but repeatedly gets fucked by you.
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>>37990754
that's not silver
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He was actually a good character, he seemed like Blue's nicer brother. Also, why is he wearing leggings?
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>>37990835
I feel sorry for Hugh, poor dude has Nate as a friend.
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>>37990835
>Blue is overrat3ed, talks shit all the time but repeatedly gets fucked by you
You mean Silver
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>>37990853
I put them around the same tier, at least silver has the giovannie shit going for him.
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>>37990835
>Hugh
>competitive
what
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>>37990835
>Barry
>Funny in any regard
He's a literal sperg, cringey and annoying at best
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>>37990873
Blue is really shill though, you should check again the dialogues because he doesn't really talk shit that much compared to Silver, some banter at best.

And I hardly see daddy issues being a valid excuse for Silver's dialogue during most of the game.
It's not just being a "cunt", it's the fact that he's still calling you "weak" or a "wimp" even though you always kick his ass, that's just straight up retarded and delusional.
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>>37990835
Hugh is shit
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>>37990754
Probably, I haven't played LGPE because I'm not a faggot.
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>>37990835
>Hugh
>Good
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Hau.
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>>37990848
Why would you feel sorry for him, he gets to hang out with Rosa, the best girl
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>>37990835
May/Brendan got out shined by Wally somehow.
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>>37991217
Based
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>>37990835
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My personal favorite rivals are Cheren and Bianca.
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>>37990754
Definitely. Nothing at all about him stands out, he replaced Blue without any type of quality or trait that makes him as memorable. Pretty disappointing.
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>>37990754
Brat looks like he has Farfetch'd hair.
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>>37990793
>>37990828
Both of you take that back, Barry was great.
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>>37991275
Hugh was godlike. He had his own arc to follow.
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>>37991210
This, just check his dialogue:
>I'll battle with you before you take on the Pokémon League. The more Pokémon battles you have, the stronger you get, right?"
Literally just wants to make you stronger for the league, he's hardly a "rival".
He was just using you and every other trainers to get strong enough to battle team plasma and get his cat back.
At the end of the day he was unable to do shit when he discovered the truth, not even helping us against the Shadow Triad.
He's a faggot and his team is shit.
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>>37991210
>>37991226
>>37991424
Imagine seething this hard against the best rival
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>>37991638
At least try to argue or something
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>>37991424
>Pretty sure he calls your battles sparring. Hes literally trying to get gains with you.
Why are kanto fags so ass blasted?
Why are
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Not going to lie, I always saw rivals as villains like Team Rocket. Especially Blue, who did nothing to stop TR and so was forever on my shitlist.

I saw Barry as a friend because he had other priorities instead of making you feel like a shit.
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>>37990754
Trevor and Tierno were worse. At least Trace managed to become champion and had a decent team. And I thought it was sorta cool that he adopted the Cubone from Lavender town and used it on his team.
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>>37990754
Who?
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>>37991669
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>>37990828
>>37990818
At least Barry could be somewhat challenging
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>>37990754
Serena, Calem, Shauna, Tierno, and trevor will forever have that title.
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Can we all agree that Silver was easily the best rival? Only brainlets who don't pay attention to the game dialogue and scream edgy at any given opportunity will say otherwise.
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>>37992404
No.
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>>37992449
You are wrong.
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>>37990754
No because LGPE aren't part of the main series
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>>37990754
i like how he adopted cubone, and has a mega pidgeot, but he just doesn't work as the champion battle. he's no rival.
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>>37990835
I would like to argue that Tierno is the worst rival, bar none. This is by virtue of the fact that you could cut him from the game entirely, and the only thing that would need to change is who gives you the Flash TM. Any of your other "friends," or even a random nameless NPC, could have done this.
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>>37991275
yea I never understood why they made it a purrloin
there are an infinite amount in the next route alone that he could just catch
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>>37990818
barry is an annoying little shit but that makes him a great rival
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>>37992715
They even said as much in the game, it's not just any Purrloin.
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>>37991241
I played through Emerald today and beat May at the Weather Institute and Scott mentioned that her face was flushed red with anger as she left our battle.

Really made me feel something and the fact that she had been a trainer before you felt like she was just upset at herself for being outpaced by you.
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>>37992606
I think Tierno was originally designed to be a rival for a Contest-esque minigame that got cut.
>Serena/Calem: Battle Rival
>Trevor: Dex Rival
>Shauna: Supportive Friend

You interact with those three in a way where their goals and yours conflict, or where they're actively supportive in Shauna's case. And then you have Tierno who talks non-stop about Pokemon dancing and serves no purpose at all. It stood out to me.
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>>37992855
Even if it wasn't from Hugh's perspective a Pokemon is like a living breathing thing If your dog got kidnapped you'd damn well be pissed and try to retrieve it. I never understood why people had a problem with it. It's natural he'd want to retrieve a living creature that was taken from his family's care.
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>>37990754
that's not Brendan/May
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>>37993632
it's seriously impossible to argue that any rival has ever been worse than the gen3 alt protag
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>>37991201
Woulda been better if they were pulling the trope of 'winning the game battle but losing in cutscene' trope with Silver. His dialogue would've made more sense otherwise.
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>>37992715
Are you autistic or do you just have sociopathic tendencies?
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>>37992715
You're a psychopath
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>>37992404
Silver is a great rival with some great character development. Not the best, as it is difficult to pinpoint the best rival, but definitely a rival well done.
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Personally (I'm biased)
Cheren > Bianca > Silver > Blue > Hugh > Barry > Hau > Trace > Calem/Serena > May/Brendan > Gen 6 Rival Squad
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The best rival is Cheren. Competitive but not an asshole for no reason. Has his own character arc that makes sense and that reaches a satisfying conclusion, and he isn't outright useless like a lot of other rivals. He destroys Team Plasma alongside you, and you get to see him grow as a person. Then BW2 happens and his growth is even more evident. I think he's honestly the best written rival.
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>>37991353
Berry is a retarded idiotic ADHD shit that runs out in a region and becomes stronger with no real reasons
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>>37992621
He wa also the most annoying rival we ever got.
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>>37994723
That's one of the best things about Cheren, Bianca, and also Blue. They all get to finish their character arc, then we get to see the outcome of their journey in another game.
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>>37990754
Who?

Sorry, I didn't play this shit game
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Gen V > Gen IV > Gen I > Gen II > Gen VII > 300 meters of dog shit > LGPE > Gen VI
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Worst are the two guys in XY that just stand in background occasionaly
You know you can't even name them without scrolling up
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>>37990754
i liked how passive aggressive he was
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>>37990793
"Friendly rival", i didn't play LGPE, but he looks like someone that almost would let you win and then congrats with you without a shadow of displeasure. How can you call a rival someone like this? The worst in every away. Hau? Same shit.
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>>37990754
LGPE is an improvement to gen 1 and 2 in every way
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>>37990754
He's OK and his team is really good.
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>>37990793
Barry was a mental case, I was following him hoping he would not stab the professor or something
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>>37994756
>Bianca
Actually she doesn’t really finish her character arc. That or she did but it ended on a pretty somber note



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