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A '''Rival''' is a [[Trainer Class]] in the game that battles you often throughout the main storyline, often being a childhood friend or a bully and hater to the player. When your player picks a [[Starter Pokémon]], the rival will have a type advantage over your starter with the exception of [[Dawn (Game)|Dawn]] or [[Lucas (Game)|Lucas]], especially [[Bianca]], who all choose the Pokémon with a type disadvantage. [[Wally]] starts out with a [[Ralts]], rather than a conventional [[Hoenn]] starter.
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{{nihongo|Rival|ライバル|Raibaru}} is a [[Trainer Class]] in the game that battles the player often throughout the main storyline. A rival in the game can be a childhood friend of the player (in the case of Cheren, Bianca, Barry, and Hugh) or a bully (in the case of Blue and Silver). When the player is choosing a [[starter Pokémon]], the rival will usually get the type that is strong against the players Pokémon, for example: If the player chooses a grass-type Pokémon, then the players rival will pick up a fire-type Pokémon. Some exceptions include [[Dawn (game)|Dawn]], [[Lucas (game)|Lucas]], and [[Bianca]], who all choose the Pokémon with a type disadvantage. [[Wally]] starts out with a [[Ralts]], rather than a conventional [[Hoenn]] starter. Also, the player can sometimes give their rival a name. The names of the rivals that cannot be named are: [[Wally]], [[Brendan]], [[May]], [[Bianca]], [[Shauna]], [[Calem]], [[Serena]], [[Tierno]] and [[Trevor]].
   
==Rivals==
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==In the game==
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Having a rival as the player's opponent was introduced in [[Generation I]] with the popular rivalry between [[Blue (game)|Blue/Green]]<sup>{{tt|JP|Japanese version of Pokémon Red and Green}}</sup> and [[Red (game)|Red]]. A rival usually appears in the main game series throughout the game challenging the player to Pokémon battles. Rivals mostly appear early in the main story line. Their starter Pokémon are usually the one that has a type advantage against the Pokémon that the player has chosen, for example: If the player chose Charmander, the rival will choose Squirtle, because Water is strong against Fire. Some exceptions are [[Bianca (game)|Bianca]] and [[Shauna (Kalos)|Shauna]] who choose the starter that is weak against the player's. Most of the player rivals depend more on strength than strategy.
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{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #808080; border: 2px solid #000000; {{roundy|5px}}"
 
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!style="background-color:gray; color:black;"|[[Kanto]]
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!style="background-color:LightSeaGreen; color:white; {{roundytl|5px}}"|[[Kanto|{{color|FFF|Kanto}}]]
!style="background-color:gray; color:black;"|[[Johto]]
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!style="background-color:Goldenrod; color:white;"|[[Johto|{{color|FFF|Johto}}]]
!style="background-color:gray; color:black;" colspan=3|[[Hoenn]]
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!style="background-color:YellowGreen; color:white;" colspan=3|[[Hoenn|{{color|FFF|Hoenn}}]]
!style="background-color:gray; color:black;"|[[Sinnoh]]
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!style="background-color:Orchid; color:white;" {{roundytr|5px}}" |[[Sinnoh|{{color|FFF|Sinnoh}}]]
!style="background-color:gray; color:black;" colspan=3|[[Unova]] <small>'''[[Pokémon Black and White (game)|BW]]'''</small>
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!style="background-color:DimGray; color:white;" colspan=3|[[Unova|{{color|FFF|Unova}}]]
!style="background-color:gray; color:black;"|[[Unova]] <small>'''[[Pokémon Black 2 and White 2|B2W2]]'''</small>
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!style="background-color:Pink; color:white;" colspan=2|[[Kalos|{{color|FFF|Kalos}}]]
 
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|[[File:Blue HD.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Blue (game)|Blue/Green<sup>JP</sup>]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Blue (FRLG).png|105px|link=Blue (game)]]
|[[File:Silver.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Silver (game)|Silver]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Silver.png|72px|link=Silver (game)]]
|[[File:Emerald Brendan.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Brendan (game)|Brendan]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Pokemon ORAS Brendan.png|68px|link=Brendan]]
|[[File:May Emerald-1-.png|100x100px]]<br />[[May (Game)|May]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Pokemon ORAS May.png|65px|link=May (game)]]
|[[File:WallyArt.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Wally]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wally.png|65px|link=Wally]]
|[[File:BarryPt.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Barry (game)|Barry]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Barryz.png|100px|link=Barry (game)]]
|[[File:Cheren B2W2.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Cheren]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Cheren.png|57px|link=Cheren]]
|[[File:Bianca B2W2.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Bianca (Game)|Bianca]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Bianca_BW.png|55px|link=Bianca]]
|[[File:N B2W2.png|100x100px]]<br />[[N]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:B2W2 Rival.png|68px|link=Hugh]]
|[[File:B2W2 Rival.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Hugh]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Calem.png|58px|link=Calem]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:XY_Serena.png|92px|link=Serena]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Blue|{{color|000|Blue/Green}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Silver|{{color|000|Silver}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Brendan|{{color|000|Brendan}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[May|{{color|000|May}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Wally|{{color|000|Wally}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Barry|{{color|000|Barry}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Cheren|{{color|000|Cheren}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Bianca|{{color|000|Bianca}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Hugh|{{color|000|Hugh}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Calem|{{color|000|Calem}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Serena|{{color|000|Serena}}]]
 
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==Pseudo-rivals==
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== Semi-Rival ==
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{{nihongo|Semi-rival|半ライバル|hanraibaru}} is a rival who is more than a Pseudo-Rival but less than a Rival. They will battle the player, but much less frequently than a full Rival.
   
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{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #808080; border: 2px solid #000000; {{roundy|5px}}"
 
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!style="background-color:gray; color:black;" colspan=2|[[Johto]]
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!style="background-color:Pink; color:black;" colspan=3|[[Kalos|{{color|FFF|Kalos}}]]
!style="background-color:gray; color:black;" colspan=2|[[Sinnoh]]
 
!style="background-color:gray; color:black;" colspan=2|[[Unova]] <small>'''[[Pokémon Black 2 and White 2|B2W2]]'''</small>
 
 
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|[[File:Gold.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Gold (game)|Ethan]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:XY Shauna.png|75px|link=Shauna]]
|[[File:Lyra.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Lyra (Game)|Lyra]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:XY Tierno.png|110px|link=Tierno]]
|[[File:Platinum Lucas.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Lucas (Game)|Lucas]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:XY Trevor.png|60px|link=Trevor]]
|[[File:Platinum Dawn.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Dawn (Game)|Dawn]]
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|[[File:Black2.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Nate]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Shauna|{{color|000|Shauna}}]]
|[[File:White2.png|100x100px]]<br />[[Rosa]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Tierno|{{color|000|Tierno}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Trevor|{{color|000|Trevor}}]]
 
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===See also===
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== Pseudo-Rival ==
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{{nihongo|Pseudo-rival|擬似ライバル|Giji Raibaru}} is one of the main protagonists from the main Pokémon video game series. They are seen as a helping hand in bringing you useful information, giving you useful items and helping you during tag battles. They are seen as rivals in being more in a competitive manner in completing the Pokédex instead of participating in Pokémon battles.
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{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #808080; border: 2px solid #000000; {{roundy|5px}}"
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|-
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!style="background-color:Goldenrod; color:black; {{roundytl|5px}}" colspan=2|[[Johto|{{color|FFF|Johto}}]]
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!style="background-color:Orchid; color:black;" colspan=2|[[Sinnoh|{{color|FFF|Sinnoh}}]]
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!style="background-color:DimGray; color:black; {{roundytr|5px}}" colspan=2|[[Unova|{{color|FFF|Unova}}]]
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|-
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Gold.png|90px|link=Gold (game)]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Lyra.png|85px|link=Lyra (game)]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Platinum_Lucas.png|90px|link=Lucas (game)]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Platinum Dawn.png|110px|link=Dawn (game)]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:Black2.png|85px|link=Nate]]
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|style="background-color:white;" | [[File:White2.png|75px|link=Rosa]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Gold (game)|{{color|000|Ethan}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Lyra (game)|{{color|000|Lyra}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Lucas (game)|{{color|000|Lucas}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Dawn (game)|{{color|000|Dawn}}]]
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!style="background-color:white;" | [[Nate|{{color|000|Nate}}]]
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!style="background-color:white; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[Rosa|{{color|000|Rosa}}]]
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==Anime==
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In the anime series, many rivals for the main characters has been appeared. The rivals in the anime can be compared to that in the video games. The main characters also learns a lot from their rivals during their competitions. Known rivalries in the series:
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*Known is that [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] has a lot of rivals during his travels, but his major rivals were: [[Gary Oak]], [[Paul]] and [[Trip]]. All of which were unfriendly to Ash. Gary was a rival during [[Kanto]] and [[Johto]], Paul during [[Sinnoh]] and Trip during [[Unova]].
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*Ash have also a lot of minor rivals in the anime series which they are mostly more in collecting badges and holding friendly competitions which some of them achieved in battling with each other in the [[Pokémon League]]. Prominent minor rivals include [[Ritchie]] in Kanto, [[Harrison]] in Johto, [[Morrison]] and [[Tyson]] in [[Hoenn]], [[Barry (anime)|Barry]]; [[Conway]]; [[Nando]] and [[Tobias]] in Sinnoh. and [[Bianca (anime)|Bianca]]; [[Stephan]]; [[Cameron]] and [[Virgil]] in Unova. [[Shauna (Kalos)|Shauna]]; [[Tierno]] and [[Trevor]] are set to become Ash's Kalos rivals in XY038.
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*[[Jessie]] and [[James]] both have a rivalry with [[Butch]] and [[Cassidy]]. Jessie has a major rivalry with Cassidy since childhood, the rivalry between James and Butch can be because of the times that they were assign to capture a red [[Snorlax]].
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*[[May]] has a rivalry with her fellow [[co-ordinator]]s [[Drew]], [[Harley]], and [[Solidad]].
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*[[Dawn]] has a rivalry with her fellow co-ordinators [[Zoey]], [[Nando]], [[Kenny]] and [[Ursula]].
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*[[Iris]] has a rivalry with [[Georgia]], and [[Cilan]] has a rivalry with [[Burgundy]].
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*[[Team Rocket's Meowth|Meowth]] has a rivalry with [[Giovanni's Persian]] due that the Persian is Giovanni's favorite, something that Meowth dislikes, because according to his stories he was the former favorite of Giovanni.
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==See also==
 
*[[Player]]
 
*[[Player]]
 
*[[Starter Pokémon]]
 
*[[Starter Pokémon]]

Latest revision as of 21:36, December 13, 2014

Red and Blue

Rivals Red and Blue.

Rival (Japanese: ライバル Raibaru) is a Trainer Class in the game that battles the player often throughout the main storyline. A rival in the game can be a childhood friend of the player (in the case of Cheren, Bianca, Barry, and Hugh) or a bully (in the case of Blue and Silver). When the player is choosing a starter Pokémon, the rival will usually get the type that is strong against the players Pokémon, for example: If the player chooses a grass-type Pokémon, then the players rival will pick up a fire-type Pokémon. Some exceptions include Dawn, Lucas, and Bianca, who all choose the Pokémon with a type disadvantage. Wally starts out with a Ralts, rather than a conventional Hoenn starter. Also, the player can sometimes give their rival a name. The names of the rivals that cannot be named are: Wally, Brendan, May, Bianca, Shauna, Calem, Serena, Tierno and Trevor.

In the gameEdit

Having a rival as the player's opponent was introduced in Generation I with the popular rivalry between Blue/GreenJP and Red. A rival usually appears in the main game series throughout the game challenging the player to Pokémon battles. Rivals mostly appear early in the main story line. Their starter Pokémon are usually the one that has a type advantage against the Pokémon that the player has chosen, for example: If the player chose Charmander, the rival will choose Squirtle, because Water is strong against Fire. Some exceptions are Bianca and Shauna who choose the starter that is weak against the player's. Most of the player rivals depend more on strength than strategy.

Kanto Johto Hoenn Sinnoh Unova Kalos
Blue (FRLG) Silver Pokemon ORAS Brendan Pokemon ORAS May Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wally Barryz Cheren Bianca BW B2W2 Rival Calem XY Serena
Blue/Green Silver Brendan May Wally Barry Cheren Bianca Hugh Calem Serena

Semi-Rival Edit

Semi-rival (Japanese: 半ライバル hanraibaru) is a rival who is more than a Pseudo-Rival but less than a Rival. They will battle the player, but much less frequently than a full Rival.

Kalos
XY Shauna XY Tierno XY Trevor
Shauna Tierno Trevor

Pseudo-Rival Edit

Pseudo-rival (Japanese: 擬似ライバル Giji Raibaru) is one of the main protagonists from the main Pokémon video game series. They are seen as a helping hand in bringing you useful information, giving you useful items and helping you during tag battles. They are seen as rivals in being more in a competitive manner in completing the Pokédex instead of participating in Pokémon battles.

Johto Sinnoh Unova
Gold Lyra Platinum Lucas Platinum Dawn Black2 White2
Ethan Lyra Lucas Dawn Nate Rosa

AnimeEdit

In the anime series, many rivals for the main characters has been appeared. The rivals in the anime can be compared to that in the video games. The main characters also learns a lot from their rivals during their competitions. Known rivalries in the series:

See alsoEdit

Kanto Johto Hoenn Sinnoh Unova
Blue (FRLG) Silver Pokemon ORAS Brendan Pokemon ORAS May Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wally Barryz Cheren
Blue Silver Brendan May Wally Barry Cheren
Unova Kalos
Bianca BW B2W2 Rival Calem XY Serena XY Shauna XY Tierno XY Trevor
Bianca Hugh Calem Serena Shauna Tierno Trevor

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