Top 10 Pokemon RivalsG10VANN1 I'm listing the most memorable rivals of all time. They are the best of the best.
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I love Silver, not because he was an ass, because he was well developed, especially in HGSS. In general he goes from being cruel to Pokemon and trainers that are weaker compared to him and eventually saw what he was doing wrong and changed over time. They even used the friendship evolution mechanic to show his growth, which was very nice to see. I don't care for jerk rivals, I just want developed and likable rivals really. - Ruee
Also Silver was my first fictional character crush. I don't know why I had a crush on him. I guess it was his long red hair that spoke to me back then. - Ruee
Best character development of any rival. SILVER really deserves the number one spot on this list. - G10VANN1
Compared to blue... he's weakV 4 Comments
Blue was the most competitive rival. His pokemon were really well balanced. He even had his unique and memorable catch phrase, "Smell ya later." Also, he was always one step ahead of you, unlike other rivals. He really did feel like a rival to me. Which is why he's my favorite. (Not to mention he is really attractive)
He sucks. Just your typical type of bully with no sort of personality whatsoever. Silver was much more better in my opinion. - HeavyDonkeyKong
I like how Blue is still a smug ass punk even in his adult years in Pokemon Sun and Moon. - Ruee
Don't like blueV 3 Comments
He was underestimated by his family but that didn't stop him from doing what he wanted to do. You started as his mentor and then eventually he is ahead of you at getting badges, etc. I enjoyed seeing him grow and overcoming his illness. He felt like a real person. - Ruee
It was so satisfying to see him grow the character and help him develop throughout his journey this was especially shown in Omega Ruby and alpha sapphire. - G10VANN1V 1 Comment
Barry is the best. He's very funny. I'm glad he was in the game and in the anime too.
Barry is my favorite rival so far. Barry wasn't way too friendly like Serena or May and he wasn't a big mean jerk like blue or silver. He was in the middle. I also found his super hyper and impatient personality kind of funny and entertaining. He's friendly but on the same time make's me wanna win against him.
Also, your final battle with him was pretty tough.
In the game, N was a real mystery and unique in his ways, especially the Zoroark theory about him. Ignoring how the anime butchered those, he is honestly one of the best characters in the series so far. - Swellow
He raises all sorts of interesting questions about innocence, corruption, and freedom. The storyline is unpraralleled, and one reason why I love Unova. - keycha1nV 3 Comments
Wait, he's going to be one of my rivals in the game? COOL! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Gladion is better than his sister honestly. - WingedOracle
Not a rival, he's a person hired by team skull. - pokemonrater
I like Gladion quite a bit and he deserves to be on this list but I still prefer Lillie - Nebby - NebbyV 2 Comments
What I like about Bianca was that she wad never trying to best you. Sure, I like that the purpose of rivals was to push you to train harder, but she was a genuine person who acknowledged that the journey was never really defined by your strength - it was defined by the Pokemon.
Unnecessarily corny way to think about a Pokemon? I agree, but it's true on my part! - keycha1n
I feel like Lillie deserves to be number 1 because of her great story development and how well she was made. How she overcame her fears of heights, I bet a lot of us where sad to see her go. - Nebby
She's not really a rival, you don't battle her once during the game. - JThrill
People say Colress was your rival. "However, I disagrees." N was your rival though. - HeavyDonkeyKong
He was a rival? I thought he was a chaotic neutral kind of character who worked for team Plasma? I can see N as a rival, but not Corless. - Ruee
Why. Just why. She was the least developed of ANY rival in the series. Don't get me started on her anime version. - RiverClanRocks
She's my second least favorite due to being bland. Blue was even worse though however. Blue was just a typical bully in my opinion. - HeavyDonkeyKongV 3 Comments
Calem and Serena are literally the same it just depends on what gender that you pick in my opinion. - HeavyDonkeyKongV 1 Comment
May deserves a higher place on this list.
Take this off the list. This is a list about the games, not the anime. - pokemonrater
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