Casey the rival
I think Casey is a rival, because:
- Each time she and Ash met usually acted competitive (in a friendly way).
- In the opening scene of Master Quest, she was seen with Ash's rivals, Gary and Ritchie.
- She is the only Ash's rival that comes from Johto (it would be strange there are no rivals from a region).
- She also appeared in Chronicles season, which shows what happened to Ash's friends, rivals (and enemies) after the Johto League.
- Unlike other minor characters, she appeared in four different seasons.
Ash never had a main rival in Johto! Yes, She was seen in the fifth opening along with Ritchie and Gary but the problem is that she never battled Ash in the League like Ritchie. Sakura is another minor character who appeared in a Chronicles episode -_-.Nectaria (talk) 22:58, July 5, 2014 (UTC)
Many fans have different opinion on characters like rivals and non-rivals! I thought she was a rival when I was a kid until I watched all her episodes as a teenager (plus Chronicles). If she was Ash's Main Johto Rival then she will appear in more than three episodes (if we don't count the Chronicles episodes). She only appeared in less episodes like most minor characters. Ash never had main rivals from Hoenn and Kalos either. Nectaria (talk) 15:35, July 6, 2014 (UTC)