But ultimately the official games don't matter at all anyways, since this is my hack, which I've stated multiple times is a separate canon from the Pokemon games. So, I, Chaos Rush, am confirming right here and now that the rival's canonical name in Pokemon DarkViolet is Blue.
EDIT: Also, Prof. Oak nor Bill is NOT the new Gym Leader. It's pretty obvious in the alpha who the mystery Gym Leader will be by a certain characters dialogue...
Are the Gym Leaders going to use their RBGY look? or will it be FRLG? or even the HGSS styles?
I know the sprites are in the DS style, but GL fashion changes regularly in the Kanto leader's cases.
you're going to think I suddenly went crazy but...
they're going to have their HG/SS outfits. Because:
*I like them better and I get to decide whatever I want lol
*In Black 2/White 2, all the Hoenn Gym Leaders have their outfits unchanged from R/S/E, while the Kanto Gym Leaders have their HG/SS outfits.
*I've already made R/S/E-styled overworld sprites of the Gym Leaders in their HG/SS outfits (they look pretty awesome)
*I hate the Pokemon anime. I love how Misty in HG/SS looks absolutely nothing like she does in the anime. The farther away I can take DarkViolet from the anime, the better
*In the Celebi event in HG/SS, Giovanni already has his trench coat, even though Lyra/Ethan states that the event took place 3 years ago during FR/LG. So for consistency, Giovanni will have his HG/SS trenchcoat in DarkViolet, and all the other Gym Leaders will have their HG/SS outfits as well.
*I have not yet decided on what outfit Lance will have. His FR/LG is basically exactly the same as his G/S/C outfit, but his HG/SS outfit looks more "modern". (also keep in mind that I altered Kamon's shirt to how it is in G/S/C, but in the planned DarkViolet sequel, Kamon's shirt will be back to what it is in HG/SS)
I know it sounds like a pretty crazy decision, but I've thought it over and it's final. But then you may wonder, wouldn't it create outfit inconsistency because I've already made Blue use his FR/LG outfit?
Well, I have an answer to that. Remember in Pokemon Red/Green/Blue, when during the final battle with your rival, his sprite has him wearing a new coat that he wasn't wearing in previous battles?