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Old December 31st, 2011 (01:40 AM). Edited January 5th, 2012 by The Void.
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I know this discussion was already held in the other thread I made, but in that thread, we were pitting all of Ash's main rivals in general. But if we were to pit JUST Paul and Gary together in a six-and-six Pokemon battle, who do you think would be the victor?

Also, unlike the other thread I made, I added a poll in the post too...

Anyway, here's MY answer:

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If we were to contrast Paul and Gary in certain aspects, then:

Experience
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Gary has only travelled the Kanto and Johto Regions, participating only in their respective leagues, losing to all of them.

Paul, on the other hand, has travelled through the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh Regions and participated in all their leagues (although he lost to all of them).

Paul obviously wins this round. One point goes to Paul


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Gary is DEFINITELY out of training, as he took the researcher path a long time ago, way back when the Johto League Silver Conference ended.

Paul still continues to train up to this day although, following the events of Sinnoh League Victors, I'm sure Paul no longer abuses his Pokemon like he used to.

Paul wins this round, obviously.


Method of Raising Pokemon
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Gary raises his Pokemon with-- I'm not sure actually. But definitely not as tough or intense as Paul and at least shows some love.

Paul is somewhat harsh on his Pokemon and, well, you know him. But we all know it's effective as well. This way, his Pokemon grow stronger and level up faster and stronger and become ninjas.

It's a tie. One point to each.


Now it's kinda obvious who would win, isn't it?
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Old December 31st, 2011 (05:41 AM).
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I don't see any polls...you didn't add it...
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Old December 31st, 2011 (07:37 AM).
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Gary, I didn't like Paul's attitude.
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Old December 31st, 2011 (09:43 AM).
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Paul, the rivalry seemed more intense than Ash and Gary's rivalry.
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Old December 31st, 2011 (09:43 AM).
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@drarixio - That's why I'm asking a Mod to delete this thread so I could repost this thread with a poll.... I forgot to add a poll again...
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Old December 31st, 2011 (11:04 AM).
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You don't need to repost the thread. Just look at the top of your first post and click "Thread Tools". Finally click "Add a Poll to this Thread".
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Gary, I don't think Paul would stand a chance against Gary's strategy and diversity in Pokemon types
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Old January 1st, 2012 (06:21 PM).
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I want to say Paul... But I dunno~ Gary can probably hold his own pretty well. I'm going to go with Gary... He seems less ignorant.. or arrogant. One of 'em...
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Old January 1st, 2012 (06:40 PM).
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I'd have to say Paul, seems to have a somewhat stronger team IMO and I liked his personality a bit more than Gary's TBH.
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Old January 1st, 2012 (09:22 PM).
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It's either... "GARY WAS HERE ASH IS A LOSER" or an utter prick (at least that's how I view Paul from what I've seen).

It's a really tough choice, but I chose Gary because I grew up with older generations.
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Old January 1st, 2012 (09:46 PM).
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Gary, at least he made a decent friendship with Ash. Paul's attitude was just awful and so was his character IMO.
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Old January 1st, 2012 (11:42 PM).
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Yes, my choice is Gary.
Gary is not like Paul. Paul has a awful attitude while Gary is just smug.
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Old January 1st, 2012 (11:49 PM).
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Gary waned over time, whereas Paul is much stronger than before with his heck of a team. So, paul it is for me. but I like Gary better.
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (01:03 AM).
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Gary will always be Gary @#%^ing Oak...That master of Troll logic and King of Rule breaking. I always thought of Gary as a Joke Villain though, never a True obstacle stopping Ash. As where with Paul, he was serious. He was determined. He wasn't going to let some one like Ash get in his way. He's not a Villain, but he sure is a good antagonist.
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (01:22 AM).
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Paul.

His team is stronger, he seems to carry a much more mature personality, plus it never felt like a real rivarly between Ash and Gary in the first place. At least with Paul he gave Ash a run for his money.
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (01:44 AM).
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in a battle against ash, paul, he seems to have a much stronger team then gary
but gary will always be my favourite rival
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (02:15 AM).
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Gary, he is much nicer and Paul is just a jerk who is rude to everyone he comes across.
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (02:19 AM).
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I don't know what is question.

Anyway Paul is more irritating than Gary. Actually I hate Paul. Paul is so negative and he doesn't care about his Pokémon. Gary is more like troll.
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (04:56 AM).
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I really didn't like Paul, especially his attitude towards Pokemon, he's just cold. At least Gary cares about his Pokemon and loves them. So, I guess it's pretty obvious whom I'm gonna pick. ^^:;
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (05:38 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Xeberos:
Paul is so negative and he doesn't care about his Pokémon. Gary is more like troll.
Haha, this is true. This is what I love about both of them. Paul and Gary are both unique characters, in the Pokemon anime at least.

For a battle and being completely unbiased...I have no idea XD They're both good trainers, but Paul has travelled to more regions than Gary, who knows. It would be a great episode to watch, though.
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (06:58 AM).
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Aww, looks like everyone forgot about Paul's character development. I really liked Paul because of how well he made everyone hate him. I thought it was fantastic and he was extremely different from Ash's other rivals. That being said, I'll edge out and just say Paul. I think he has a better trained team, even though half the damage they take is made by themselves. Paul's strategy is also pretty solid. He watches tape like a pro athlete.
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (07:40 AM).
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Just bringing this up from something psyanic and a few others mentioned in the other thread.

Just because Gary had a change in goals doesn't mean he can't battle, or is out of practice. If I recall correctly he'd had a good battle with Ash when Ash had come back home after the Battle Frontier. So he was certainly still catching Pokémon seeing as he'd had that Electivire and possibly more. But yeah, don't rule him out of battling just because he wants to be a professor, as I'm sure he'd have wanted to capture a few Pokémon and research them, even Juniper seems to have a Karrablast to which she will be trading with Bianca in a couple of episode assumedly to see how Karrablast and Shelmet evolve when traded. :x

Even though I've backed Gary up enough. I'm still going for Paul anyway. He certainly had developed a lot throughout the series, without wholly losing his personality. He certainly has team of powerhouses at his disposal. He has as much as experience as Ash, and certainly one tough cookie.
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (07:45 AM).
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Gary, he's the best of every Ash's rivals for me.
Besides I can't bear Paul, so the choice wasn't really difficult.
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (08:30 AM).
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Gary, at least he made a decent friendship with Ash. Paul's attitude was just awful and so was his character IMO.
Gary also was seen in Four Saga's so you had a chance to see his character to change from arrogant smug, to nice guy, to researcher. Paul we have just seen in the light of a person who uses whatever method to win and doesn't care whether his pokemon suffered for that or not. Too me it isn't about being nice in a rivalry, since they are rivals after all. Trip isn't exactly nice to Ash either.

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I don't know what is question.

Anyway Paul is more irritating than Gary. Actually I hate Paul. Paul is so negative and he doesn't care about his Pokémon. Gary is more like troll.
The question is who would win in a full battle between the two.
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Old January 2nd, 2012 (08:50 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Kenshin5:
Gary also was seen in Four Saga's so you had a chance to see his character to change from arrogant smug, to nice guy, to researcher. Paul we have just seen in the light of a person who uses whatever method to win and doesn't care whether his pokemon suffered for that or not. Too me it isn't about being nice in a rivalry, since they are rivals after all. Trip isn't exactly nice to Ash either.
Hold on a second. Paul definitely developed throughout Sinnoh, I think he learnt a lot from Ash and others throughout the series, he got over that ego of his and took control of his emotions after battling with Brandon. Paul certainly respected Ash at the end of DP, the same will probably be for Trip at the end of BW. :x I see what you mean about the whole nice thing, but it'll almost always end up that way. xD;
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